January 23

Ukraine’s foreign minister hints Crimea issue in Apple Maps ‘being resolved’

The Ukraine’s foreign minister has tweeted a hint that the hugely controversial Crimea issue in Apple Maps is “being resolved”…

January 17

Apple usually comes up with creative ways to celebrate Earth Day each spring and this year, it’s going to release an original animated film starring the voice of Meryl Streep based on the children’s book, Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers.

Apple has also signed Julia Louis-Dreyfus to a content deal for upcoming TV+ properties.

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January 16

Apple shares story of ‘Saints of Steel’ nonprofit founded by Apple Park team member

On its Newsroom website today, Apple is sharing the story of an Apple team member who is “giving people in need new beginnings.” The story specifically focuses on the Saints of Steel nonprofit.

January 11

Apple debuted its iPhone disassembly robot Daisy in 2018 as a way to efficiently reclaim valuable materials stored inside iPhones. The company is also working towards fulfilling its promise to stop mining the earth and build all products from recycled materials. In a new interview with Reuters, Apple’s VP of environment, policy and social initiatives Lisa Jackson offered an update on the company’s work in these areas.

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November 28, 2019

Apple today updated the executive leadership page, removing the biography page for Jony Ive, ex- Chief Design Officer (via MacGeneration).

As announced in a statement earlier this year, Ive’s departure would see Evans Hankey become the new head of the design group (some have since criticized Hankey for being more of a manager than creative designer) as VP of Industrial Design alongside software design chief Alan Dye, VP of Human Interface Design. Interestingly, Apple has not included either of their bios on the leadership page which leaves the page absent of any design-focused executive representation.

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November 4, 2019

Apple today announced that it is launching a scheme worth $2.5 billion to address the housing crisis in California. Apple wants to tackle the issue of skyrocketing house prices in its home state.

Apple’s commitment includes $1 billion in affordable housing investments, $1 billion in mortgage assistance for first-time buyers, and $300 million worth of Apple land opened up to affordable housing projects.

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