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# Apple

Last year
# Twitter
Elon Musk says Twitter clash with Apple a 'misunderstanding'
‘We resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store,’ Musk tweeted.
# Tech wars
Twitter owner Elon Musk signals new 'war' against Apple
Musk tweeted that Apple has “threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why”.
# Steve Jobs
1970s suede Birkenstocks sandals worn by Steve Jobs auctioned for nearly $220,000
Jobs and Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple in 1976 at Jobs’ parents’ house in Los Altos, California.
# iCharged
Brazil judge fines Apple €20.1m over iPhones sold without chargers
The decision came after Brazil’s justice ministry slapped a separate fine of nearly €2.5 million on Apple in September over the same issue.
# Tech
EU lawmakers impose single charger for all smartphones from 2024
The move will push Apple to replace its Lighting port on phones sold in the EU, with expectations that the change will ripple around the world.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you update your phone's software?
Do you keep the system up to scratch?
# security issue
Apple warns of security flaw for iPhones, iPads and Macs
Security experts have advised users to update affected devices.
# Passwords
Apple, Google and Microsoft agree to support ‘passwordless’ sign-ins
The technology giants have said they will back a new sign-in standard that could replace written passwords.
# Ukraine
Apple halts the sale of its products in Russia over Ukraine invasion
The company is one of the latest major corporations to boycott the country following the invasion.
# the good information project
'We have to think hard about prioritisation': The environmental impact of Ireland's data centres
With around 70 data centres in Ireland and more to come, tech companies are now using a massively outsized amount of energy.
All time
# epic battle
Apple appeals verdict in App Store battle with Epic Games
The judge ordered Apple to loosen control of its App Store payment options.
# Apple
Apple will not let Fortnite back to app store until case ends
Tim Sweeney said Apple’s decision was ‘another abuse of its monopoly power’.
# Technology
Embattled Apple unveils new products including iPhone 13
Apple still possesses massive reach in the digital world and beyond, and manages to be worth over $2 trillion.
# A taxing matter
Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?
Ireland is one of just nine countries out of 139 to reject the deal.
# Great Leap forward
iPhone users can now top up their Leap cards from their phones
The Android app has been around since 2016.
# tax back
EU says Apple court win was based on ‘contradictory reasoning’
The claim was made in legal documents outlining an appeal.
# Social Media
Parler could be allowed return to Apple app store with changes
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the app could return if it changes how it moderates posts.
# Explainer
Pro-Trump social media app Parler was a breeding ground for extremism - so why has it only been taken offline now?
At the height of its powers, Parler had 10 million users.
# big tech
'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech
Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple all faced heavy regulatory scrutiny in 2020.
# Unveiling
Apple prepares to unveil the iPhone 12
There could be as many as four different versions of the new iPhone, reports say.
# Tech giants
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have too much power and abuse their positions, US Congress report says
Democrats in the US are hoping to rein in the power of the tech giants.
# apple tax row
European Commission to appeal €14.3 billion Apple and Ireland tax ruling
The legal row stems from an EU investigation into Apple’s Irish tax structures.
# Tech wars
Maker of video game Fortnite seeks injunction against Apple's 'retaliation' as battle escalates
The company Epic says steps taken by tech giant Apple will “irreparably damage” its reputation.
# battle royale
Fortnite makers sue Apple and Google after it's pulled from mobile app stores
Epic Games recently released an update that dodges revenue sharing with the tech giants.
# China
China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok
The order comes into effect in 45 days and appears to ban transactions with the Chinese owners of the app.
# bark or byte
Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today
The tech giants are being investigated for alleged anti-competitive practices.
# Round one
'A marathon, not a sprint': European Commission says the fight over Apple tax and Ireland isn't over
Margrethe Vestager has said the EU would analyse yesterday’s judgement before deciding on an appeal.
# Decision time
Apple and Ireland win appeal against European Commission's €13 billion tax ruling
The European Commission previously ordered the US company to hand back €13 billion in unpaid tax.
# Tax
'A bad day for the taxpayer': Opposition TDs accuse government of 'throwing away' Apple's €13 billion
Apple and Ireland won their appeal against the European Commission’s €13 billion tax ruling.
# debunked
Debunked: No, contact tracing apps have not been installed on every Android phone
The Department of Health confirms that the tracing app won’t be made mandatory.
# contact tracing
Google and Apple launch contact-tracing platform that will be used in Irish app
The Google-Apple API will be used in the Irish contact tracing app,
# Coronavirus
An Apple employee at its Cork campus has tested positive for coronavirus
The company confirmed the news in a statement this morning.
Mr Cook goes to Dublin: The tech boss on Apple's 'unshakeable commitment' to Ireland
The chief executive addressed the “pretty big elephant” in the room of the global tax system.
# War of Words
Fianna Fáil not happy with Varadkar's 'political attack' during State event with Apple's Tim Cook
Fianna Fáil want Sipo to carry out an investigation.
# Big bowl
Taoiseach presents Apple CEO Tim Cook with special award in Dublin
The award was given to mark 40 years of investment by the tech company in Ireland.
# Cobalt
Apple and Microsoft accused of profiting from child labour in US lawsuit
The companies are accused of profiting from child cobalt miners.
# sweetheart deal
€14 billion Apple tax fund could lose €70 million this year
The fund is to be held in escrow until the outcome of legal challenges to the European Commission’s landmark ruling in 2016.
# Big Bucks
Starbucks wins appeal in EU court over €30 million European Commission tax fine
Ireland is also battling a similar fine levied against tech giant Apple over its Irish-based operations.
# eu court
EU tax demand 'defies reality and common sense', claims Apple
It is fighting the European Commission’s landmark order that the company reimburse Ireland €13 billion in back taxes.
# State Aid
Ireland's appeal over €14.3 billion Apple tax bill to get under way in Europe today
The government has already spent over €7 million in legal fees and other costs preparing the case.