Apple's Tim Cook confirms self-driving car plans

Apple's Tim Cook confirms self-driving car plans

Apple’s chief executive has confirmed it is developing a self-driving car system. But Tim Cook indicated that it is too soon to say whether it would license the tech to other carmakers or try to build its own vehicles. His interview with the Bloomberg news agency yielded his most detailed comments about the project to date. Until now, Apple had avoided publicly discussing its plans, although it had confirmed the scheme in US filings. There…

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Apple's iOS 11 update ends support for iPhone 5 and 5C

Apple's iOS 11 update ends support for iPhone 5 and 5C

Apple’s iOS 11 mobile operating system will not be available for the iPhone 5 and 5C or the iPad 4 when it is released in the autumn. It means those with the older devices will no longer receive software or security updates. The iPhone 5S and newer devices will receive the upgrade but some older apps will no longer work afterwards. The news is the result of Apple’s decision to end support for devices and…

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Apple's Jonathan Ive says immigration vital for UK firms

Apple's Jonathan Ive says immigration vital for UK firms

The UK must keep its doors open to top talent from around the world if its technology firms are to thrive, Apple’s chief designer has told the BBC. Sir Jonathan Ive, who has just been appointed Chancellor of the Royal College of Art, also said that technology hubs like Silicon Valley had a “tremendous cultural diversity”. The iPhone designer did not comment on efforts to curb UK immigration. Some technology firms fear they may lose…

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Apple's iPhone sales in surprise drop

Apple's iPhone sales in surprise drop

Apple sold fewer iPhones than a year ago in the first three months of 2017, the company said in its latest results. The California firm, which is due to release a new phone later this year, said it sold 50.8 million iPhones in the period, down 1% year-on-year. Apple boss Tim Cook blamed a “pause” as customers wait for the next iPhone. Shares in the firm fell nearly 2% in after-hours trading after earlier hitting…

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