« Older Home
Loading Newer »

AirPods, the world’s most popular wireless headphones, are getting even better

AirPods, the world’s most popular wireless headphones, are getting even better
New AirPods Are Powered by the New H1 Chip and Feature 50 Percent More Talk Time, Hands-Free “Hey Siri” and the Option of a Wireless Charging Case
Cupertino, California — Apple today announced new AirPods, the second generation of the world’s most popular wireless headphones. AirPods revolutionized the wireless audio experience with a breakthrough design and the new AirPods build on the magical experience customers love. The new Apple-designed H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, delivers performance efficiencies, faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of hands-free “Hey Siri.” AirPods come with either a standard charging case or a new Wireless Charging Case for convenient charging at home and on the go. The new AirPods and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores beginning next week.
Continue reading ‘AirPods, the world’s most popular wireless headphones, are getting even better’

Apple teams with media literacy programs in the US and Europe

Apple teams with media literacy programs in the US and Europe
New Initiative to Encourage Critical Thinking and Empower Students to be Better Informed
Cupertino, California — Apple today announced a new initiative in support of leading nonprofit organizations in the US and Europe that offer nonpartisan, independent media literacy programs. The News Literacy Project (NLP) and Common Sense in the US and Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori in Italy will each receive support from Apple to advance their efforts in empowering young people with the critical thinking skills necessary in today’s digital age.
Continue reading ‘Apple teams with media literacy programs in the US and Europe’

iMac gets a 2x performance boost

iMac gets a 2x performance boost
Cupertino, California — Apple today updated its iMac line with up to 8-core Intel 9th-generation processors for the first time and powerful Vega graphics options, delivering dramatic increases in both compute and graphics performance. From consumers to pros alike, users will notice their iMac is faster for everyday tasks all the way up to the most demanding pro workloads. This boost in performance, combined with its gorgeous Retina display, sleek all-in-one design, quiet operation, fast storage and memory, modern connectivity and macOS Mojave, makes iMac the world’s best desktop.
Continue reading ‘iMac gets a 2x performance boost’

All-new iPad Air and iPad mini deliver dramatic power and capability

All-new iPad Air and iPad mini deliver dramatic power and capability
10.5-Inch iPad Air Offers High-End Features and Performance at a Breakthrough Price
7.9-Inch iPad mini Brings Apple Pencil Support, Advanced Retina Display and the A12 Bionic Chip to a Beloved Design
Cupertino, California — Apple today introduced the all-new iPad Air in an ultra-thin 10.5-inch design, offering the latest innovations including Apple Pencil1 support and high-end performance at a breakthrough price. With the A12 Bionic chip with Apple’s Neural Engine, the new iPad Air delivers a 70 percent boost in performance and twice the graphics capability, and the advanced Retina display with True Tone technology is nearly 20 percent larger with over half a million more pixels.2
Continue reading ‘All-new iPad Air and iPad mini deliver dramatic power and capability’

Stanford Medicine announces results of unprecedented Apple Heart Study

Stanford Medicine announces results of unprecedented Apple Heart Study
Over 400,000 People Participated in Study Using Apple Watch
Stanford Medicine today reported results of the Apple Heart Study, the largest study ever of its kind, which enrolled over 400,000 participants from all 50 states in a span of only eight months. Apple and Stanford created the study to evaluate Apple Watch’s irregular rhythm notification, which occasionally checks the heart’s rhythm in the background and sends a notification if an irregular heart rhythm appears to be suggestive of atrial fibrillation (AFib). As part of the study, if an irregular heart rhythm was identified, participants received a notification on their Apple Watch and iPhone, a telehealth consultation with a doctor and an electrocardiogram (ECG) patch for additional monitoring.
Continue reading ‘Stanford Medicine announces results of unprecedented Apple Heart Study’

Addressing Spotify’s Claims

Addressing Spotify’s claims
We believe that technology achieves its true potential when we infuse it with human creativity and ingenuity. From our earliest days, we’ve built our devices, software and services to help artists, musicians, creators and visionaries do what they do best.

Sixteen years ago, we launched the iTunes Store with the idea that there should be a trusted place where users discover and purchase great music and every creator is treated fairly. The result revolutionized the music industry, and our love of music and the people who make it are deeply engrained in Apple.
Continue reading ‘Addressing Spotify’s Claims’

Apple to host annual Worldwide Developers Conference June 3-7 in San Jose 

Apple to host annual Worldwide Developers Conference June 3-7 in San Jose
Cupertino, California — Apple today announced it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose from June 3 through June 7 at the McEnery Convention Center. Now in its 30th year, Apple’s biggest event will bring together the world’s most innovative and creative developers. With more than 1.4 billion devices now running iOS, macOS, watchOS or tvOS, WWDC 2019 will give attendees insight into the future of these platforms and work alongside the Apple engineers behind the technologies and frameworks developers rely on.
Continue reading ‘Apple to host annual Worldwide Developers Conference June 3-7 in San Jose ‘

Apple announces expanded coding initiatives in Singapore and Indonesia

Apple announces expanded coding initiatives in Singapore and Indonesia
Swift App Development Courses Grow in Singapore
Second Apple Developer Academy Launches in Indonesia
Apple today increased its commitment to coding and education in Southeast Asia with the expansion of its App Development with Swift curriculum at partner schools in Singapore and the opening of Indonesia’s second Apple Developer Academy in Surabaya, offering aspiring developers the skills they need to thrive in today’s app economy.

Singapore: Swift App Development Courses Come to SUTD, RMIT Online and the Pathlight School

The Singapore University of Technology and Design and RMIT Online have launched app development courses using Apple’s App Development with Swift curriculum for adult learners, supported by the local government’s SkillsFuture Singapore agency. Pathlight School, Singapore’s first autism-focused school, will offer a Swift Accelerator program for its secondary students. This builds on the Swift Accelerator program available to all schools, supported by the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore.

“At Apple, we believe education is one of the most powerful tools we have to make the world a better place,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives. “We’re thrilled that students of all ages in Singapore will now be able to tap into the language of coding, gaining the skills they need to grow and succeed in the app economy and beyond.”

Using Apple’s App Development with Swift curriculum, which includes an AR Module, the Singapore University of Technology and Design and SkillsFuture Singapore designed a new course targeting adult learners interested in fundamental app design and development. The course is designed to reach working adults aiming to learn new skills for the fast-growing software economy.

“SUTD looks forward to continuing our close collaboration with Apple in helping our working adults to embrace digital transformation for enhanced employability,” said Professor Chong Tow Chong, president and acting provost of the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Additionally, RMIT Online is expanding its signature iOS App Development with Swift course to Singapore, offering a fully online and self-paced opportunity for mid-career professionals to learn to code.

“We’re incredibly excited to bring this program, our industry mentors and our dynamic learning community to Singaporean students,” said Helen Souness, CEO of RMIT Online. “For those who want to learn to code, Swift is a language that is easily accessible, even for non-programmers.”

For students aged 13 to 18, the Pathlight School will run Swift Accelerator, a 144-hour program conducted by Apple Certified Trainers.

“Pathlight’s work with Apple through the Swift Accelerator Program signals the importance of training students with special needs to be future-ready for a rapidly changing society,” said Denise Phua Lay Peng, president at the Autism Resource Centre and co-founder of the Pathlight School. “It is even more exciting as persons on the autism spectrum have a natural interest in and aptitude for IT. I am heartened by this thoughtful and inclusive move by Apple.”

Indonesia: Apple Celebrates and Increases Opportunities for Young Developers

Apple has marked the first graduation of students from its Developer Academy in Jakarta, celebrating their accomplishments and creativity in a ceremony attended by Apple’s Lisa Jackson and Indonesia’s Minister of Industry, Airlangga Hartarto.

“I’m always inspired to see students using our technology to address challenges they see in the world around them,” said Jackson. “The students in our Developer Academy in Jakarta are demonstrating the critical skills and strong ideas needed to thrive in the growing app economy. I’m proud to extend my heartfelt congratulations to all of today’s graduates.”

This year Apple is growing its Developer Academies in Indonesia with the opening of a second Academy in Surabaya while the Jakarta Academy has expanded from 75 to 200 students.

Today the App Store is available in 155 countries, which has created a new industry of jobs and opportunities. Since its launch in 2008, Apple has paid out over $120 billion to developers around the world, making the App Store the most vibrant software marketplace in the world.

Press Contacts
Alex Waldron,Apple,awaldron@apple.com,+61-2-89878670
Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042

Apple releases 13th annual Supplier Responsibility Progress Report

Apple releases 13th annual Supplier Responsibility Progress Report
Milestones Achieved in Environmental Protection, Education Initiatives Expanded
Cupertino, California — Apple today released its 13th annual Supplier Responsibility Progress Report detailing how the company is expanding educational opportunities and protecting the planet’s resources. As of 2018, 17.3 million supplier employees have been trained on workplace rights, and 3.6 million have received advanced education and skills training. All final assembly sites for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods and HomePod are now certified Zero Waste to Landfill, while conserving billions of gallons of water and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Continue reading ‘Apple releases 13th annual Supplier Responsibility Progress Report’

Siri Shortcuts boost health and fitness routines

Siri Shortcuts boost health and fitness routines
Snoww, Qardio, HomeCourt and Dexcom Now Feature Siri Shortcuts
Starting and maintaining health and fitness routines gets even easier as more apps offer Siri Shortcuts, joining the thousands that have integrated shortcuts since their introduction with iOS 12.

Using powerful on-device intelligence, Siri Shortcuts help people get things done faster across iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod, AirPods and CarPlay, allowing them to easily access and use their favorite apps with just a tap or by asking Siri.
Continue reading ‘Siri Shortcuts boost health and fitness routines’