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Conserving mangroves, a lifeline for the world

Conserving mangroves, a lifeline for the world
Apple, Conservation International and Colombian Communities Partner to Protect Earth’s Carbon-Trapping Coastal Trees
The roots of a mangrove tree are like veins. They rise up and plunge down into the salty waters of Cispatá Bay in Córdoba, Colombia, along the coast of the Caribbean Sea, sprawling in every direction. A series of channels have formed an arterial highway connecting to the Sinú River, providing single-lane access into and out of the mangroves where fishermen and loggers begin their day’s work.
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Apple expands global recycling programs

Apple expands global recycling programs
Cupertino, California — Apple today announced a major expansion of its recycling programs, quadrupling the number of locations US customers can send their iPhone to be disassembled by Daisy, its recycling robot. Daisy will disassemble and recycle select used iPhones returned to Best Buy stores throughout the US and KPN retailers in the Netherlands. Customers can also turn in their eligible devices to be recycled at any Apple Store or through apple.com as part of the Apple Trade In program.
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Qualcomm and Apple agree to drop all litigation

Qualcomm and Apple agree to drop all litigation
* Agreement ends all ongoing litigation, including with Apple’s contract manufacturers
* Companies have reached a global patent license agreement and a chipset supply agreement
San Diego and Cupertino, California — Qualcomm and Apple today announced an agreement to dismiss all litigation between the two companies worldwide. The settlement includes a payment from Apple to Qualcomm. The companies also have reached a six-year license agreement, effective as of April 1, 2019, including a two-year option to extend, and a multiyear chipset supply agreement.
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Apple tops clean energy goal with new supplier commitments

Apple tops clean energy goal with new supplier commitments
Company Spends $2.5 Billion in Environmental Initiatives
Cupertino, California — Apple today announced it has nearly doubled the number of suppliers that have committed to run their Apple production on 100 percent clean energy, bringing the total number to 44. Because of this partnership between Apple and its suppliers, Apple will exceed its goal of bringing 4 gigawatts of renewable energy into its supply chain by 2020, with over an additional gigawatt projected within that timeframe. This comes one year after Apple announced that all of its global facilities are powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
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ECG app and irregular rhythm notification on Apple Watch available today across Europe and Hong Kong

ECG app and irregular rhythm notification on Apple Watch available today across Europe and Hong Kong
The ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4, a direct-to-consumer product that enables customers to take an electrocardiogram right from their wrist, is available in Hong Kong and 19 European countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. In addition to receiving De Novo clearance in the US from the FDA, the ECG app1 and irregular rhythm notification2 are now CE marked and cleared in the European Economic Area.
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Art and form: Dancer Hope Boykin explores freedom with AirPods

Art and form: Dancer Hope Boykin explores freedom with AirPods
In her own words, Hope Boykin is a creator. She’s an educator, a mover and a motivator. And she’s also a bit of a techie.

A self-proclaimed early adopter, Boykin laughs at her sometimes extreme lengths to get the latest iPhone, or strategically enlisting fellow company members to pick up AirPods for her while she was traveling in 2016.

“I knew they were going to change everything,” Boykin says.

At rehearsal, colleagues grilled her about whether they would like them, using Boykin as their own personal gadget reviewer. Boykin even relies on her AirPods to drown out the world during her physical therapy (PT), putting herself in a bubble, from the PT table to her subway ride home. Today, AirPods are the world’s most popular wireless headphone. “When I’m on the train and I look down the line of the subway, everyone has AirPods in,” she says.
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Apple unveils Apple TV+, the new home for the world’s most creative storytellers

Apple unveils Apple TV+, the new home for the world’s most creative storytellers
Apple’s Original Video Subscription Service in the All-New Apple TV App will Give Users Access to Exclusive Original Shows, Movies and Documentaries
Cupertino, California — Apple today announced Apple TV+, the new home for the world’s most creative storytellers featuring exclusive original shows, movies and documentaries, coming this fall. Apple TV+, Apple’s original video subscription service, will feature a brand new slate of programming from the world’s most celebrated creative artists, including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, J.J. Abrams, Jason Momoa, M. Night Shyamalan, Jon M. Chu and more. On the Apple TV app, subscribers will enjoy inspiring and authentic stories with emotional depth and compelling characters from all walks of life, ad-free and on demand.
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Apple introduces Apple Arcade — the world’s first game subscription service for mobile, desktop and the living room

Apple introduces Apple Arcade — the world’s first game subscription service for mobile, desktop and the living room
Apple Arcade will Feature Brand New, Original Games from Acclaimed Indie Developers, Major Studios and Legendary Creators Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong and Will Wright
Cupertino, California — Apple today announced Apple Arcade, a game subscription service that will feature over 100 new and exclusive games, including original releases from renowned creators Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong, Will Wright and dozens more. Apple Arcade games will redefine games and be curated based on originality, quality, creativity, fun and their appeal to players of all ages. Apple Arcade will give customers the freedom to try any game from its handpicked collection of titles that are all-you-can-play, have no ads, ad tracking or additional purchases, and respect user privacy.
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Introducing Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by Apple

Introducing Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by Apple
Built on Simplicity, Transparency and Privacy, and Designed to Help Customers Lead a Healthier Financial Life
Cupertino, California — Apple today announced Apple Card, an innovative, new kind of credit card created by Apple and designed to help customers lead a healthier financial life. Apple Card is built into the Apple Wallet app on iPhone, offering customers a familiar experience with Apple Pay and the ability to manage their card right on iPhone. Apple Card transforms the entire credit card experience by simplifying the application process, eliminating fees, encouraging customers to pay less interest and providing a new level of privacy and security. Available in the US this summer, Apple Card also offers a clearer and more compelling rewards program than other credit cards with Daily Cash, which gives back a percentage of every purchase as cash on customers’ Apple Cash card each day.
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Apple launches Apple News+, an immersive magazine and news reading experience

Apple launches Apple News+, an immersive magazine and news reading experience
Subscribers to Enjoy Personalized, Comprehensive Access to Over 300 Publications Within Apple News
Cupertino, California — Apple today announced Apple News+, a new subscription service that brings together over 300 popular magazines, leading newspapers and digital publishers into a beautiful, convenient and curated experience within the Apple News app. Available in the US and Canada, Apple News+ presents the best and most relevant articles to meet any range of interests from renowned publications such as Vogue, National Geographic Magazine, People, ELLE, The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times.
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