• Apple gives out $2,500 in stocks to most employees

    5 monthes ago - By Pocketnow

    The company is also providing a double match to any employee making charitable contributions this year up to $10,000. This as Tim Cook declines to pass along Apple's savings to customers.
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  • Apple will soon let you disable iPhone performance throttling when your battery starts aging

    Apple will soon let you disable iPhone performance throttling when your battery starts aging

    5 monthes ago - By The Next Web

    Apple CEO Tim Cook noted in an interview that the company will update iOS with a new feature that will allow you to prevent your iPhone from automatically slowing down performance as your battery ages, after coming under fire last month for enabling that function without explicitly informing users. While the company previously explained that the performance throttling function was a measure to prevent unexpected freezes and reboots on devices with older batteries, it raised a question about whether the company intended to make customers feel like their phones were getting slower, so they...
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  • Apple Employees Get $2,500 Bonuses In Stock Following New Tax Law

    5 monthes ago - By Tech Times

    Apple will give out $2,500 bonuses in the coming months that will come in the form of restricted stock units. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that 'all individual contributors' to the company business will be eligible for the stock award.
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  • IPhone battery throttling can be disabled soon, says Tim Cook

    IPhone battery throttling can be disabled soon, says Tim Cook

    5 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    Apple has received a lot of flak over how it silently started to throttle the performance of iPhones with older batteries. While its reasons were technically sound, its communication could have been better. The company has bent over backwards to appease the masses, though not governments, and it apparently isn't done yet. In an interview with ABC News, CEO Tim...
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  • Tim Cook says Apple told users it was slowing their iPhones, but adds, 'I don't think a lot of people were paying attention'

    Tim Cook says Apple told users it was slowing their iPhones, but adds, 'I don't think a lot of people were paying attention'

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday made his first public comments on last year's iPhone battery scandal, where the company admitted that it was slowing down some devices with older batteries.
    Apple had informed customers of the practice before it became a controversy, but they weren't paying attention, Cook said.
    Still, Cook apologized, saying Apple could have explained more clearly what it was doing.
    Cook also commented on Apple's announcement that it plans to hire 20,000 new workers and open a second campus, saying that only some of its new investments are due to the tax law passed last...
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  • Tim Cook says you'll soon be able to turn off the system that slows iPhones as the battery gets older

    Tim Cook says you'll soon be able to turn off the system that slows iPhones as the battery gets older

    5 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    As we learned back at the end of December, Apple has been limiting the maximum performance of iPhones as the batteries within get older. The goal, they've stated, is to prevent random device shutdowns as time goes on and the battery's output starts to wane. But that's something they ought to have explained better from Day 1 of the software change; most users would never...
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  • Tim Cook: People didn't pay attention to iPhone battery update - CNET

    5 monthes ago - By CNET

    Commentary: In an interview with ABC News, Apple's CEO concedes the company could have been clearer in communicating what it was doing to their phones.
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  • Tim Cook says the next iOS update will allow users to disable intentional battery slowdowns

    Tim Cook says the next iOS update will allow users to disable intentional battery slowdowns

    5 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Apple CEO Tim Cook today shared that the next update to iOS 11 will allow users to disable battery performance throttling on their device. The move comes after Apple last month admitted it intentionally slows down iPhones as they get older to prevent issues that may arise as the batteries depreciate .
    In an interview with ABC News , Cook said the update will arrive next month in a developer release before a wider public rollout. “We're going to give people the visibility of the health of their battery so it's very, very transparent,” he says. “This hasn't been done before.”
    Cook also says...
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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘deeply apologizes' for iPhone battery ‘miscommunication'

    Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘deeply apologizes' for iPhone battery ‘miscommunication'

    5 monthes ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    In an interview with ABC News , Apple CEO Tim Cook has offered an apology to "anybody that thinks we had some kind of other motivation" when the company decided to slow down iPhones with aging batteries. Since news emerged in late last year that Apple does slow down some older iPhones' processors in order to prevent unexpected shutdowns, the company has been swamped with bad press and class-action lawsuits from customers who took the move as a confirmation of "planned obsolescence."
    At this point, it seems clear that Apple still believes it does the right thing in slowing down old iPhones...
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