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Apple announces App Store Small Business Program
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Apple announces App Store Small Business Program

New program reduces App Store commission to 15 percent for small businesses earning up to $1 million per year Cupertino California (STL.News) Apple today announced an industry-leading new developer program to accelerate innovation and help small businesses and independent developers propel their businesses forward with the next generation of groundbreaking apps on the App Store.  The new App Store Small Business Program will benefit the vast majority of developers who sell digital goods and services on the store, providing them with a reduced commission on paid apps and in-app purchases.  Developers can qualify for the program and a reduced, 15 percent commission if they earned up to $1 million in proceeds during the previous calendar year. The App Store Small Business Program, which w...
Apple announces Apple Music radio
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Apple announces Apple Music radio

Cupertino, CA (STL.News) Apple today announced two new live global radio offerings on Apple Music, now available to music fans in 165 countries.  Beginning today, Beats 1, the flagship global radio station, will be renamed Apple Music 1, and two additional radio stations will launch: Apple Music Hits, celebrating everyone’s favorite songs from the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s, and Apple Music Country, spotlighting country music. Since Apple Music’s launch in 2015, Beats 1 has grown into one of the most-listened-to radio stations in the world, consistently delivering the best in-depth artist interviews, more global exclusives and premieres than anywhere else, and unique programming that produces culture-moving, news-making moments year after year.  Throughout its evolution, Beats 1 has establishe...
Apple awards $10 million from Advanced Manufacturing Fund to COPAN Diagnostics
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Apple awards $10 million from Advanced Manufacturing Fund to COPAN Diagnostics

Cupertino, CA (STL.News) Apple today announced it is awarding $10 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to COPAN Diagnostics, a market leader in sample collection kits that play a critical role in COVID-19 testing.  This funding will allow COPAN Diagnostics to rapidly accelerate their supply of sample collection kits for hospitals across the United States, expanding production from several thousand today to more than one million kits per week by early July. As part of this effort, Apple will support COPAN Diagnostics’ expansion to a new, larger facility in Southern California, with advanced equipment that Apple is helping design.  This expansion is expected to create more than 50 new jobs. “We feel a deep sense of responsibility to do everything we can to help medical workers, pati...
Apple Reports Second Quarter Results
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Apple Reports Second Quarter Results

Total Revenue Grows, Services Revenue Reaches New All-Time High of $13.3 Billion Cupertino, CA (STL.News) Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2020 second quarter ended March 28, 2020.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $58.3 billion, an increase of 1 percent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.55, up 4 percent.  International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue. “Despite COVID-19’s unprecedented global impact, we’re proud to report that Apple grew for the quarter, driven by an all-time record in Services and a quarterly record for Wearables,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.  “In this difficult environment, our users are depending on Apple products in renewed ways to stay connected, informed, creative, and produ...
Apple and Google partner on COVID-19 contact tracing technology
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Apple and Google partner on COVID-19 contact tracing technology

Cupertino, CA (STL.News) Friday, Apple released the following statement: Across the world, governments and health authorities are working together to find solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, to protect people and get society back up and running.  Software developers are contributing by crafting technical tools to help combat the virus and save lives.  In this spirit of collaboration, Google and Apple are announcing a joint effort to enable the use of Bluetooth technology to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of the virus, with user privacy and security central to the design. Since COVID-19 can be transmitted through close proximity to affected individuals, public health officials have identified contact tracing as a valuable tool to help contain its spread. A number o...
Apple’s COVID-19 response
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Apple’s COVID-19 response

(STL.News) Apple released the following statement, Friday, March 13, 2020: To the worldwide Apple family, The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting every one of us.  At Apple, we are people first, and we do what we do with the belief that technology can change lives and the hope that it can be a valuable tool in a moment like this.  Teachers are innovating to make remote lessons come alive.  Companies are experimenting with new ways to stay productive.  And medical experts can diagnose illnesses and reach millions with critical updates in the blink of an eye.  We are all adapting and responding in our own way, and Apple wants to continue to play a role in helping individuals and communities emerge stronger. But this global effort — to protect the most vulnerable, to study this virus, a...
Apple Fifth Avenue: The cube is back
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Apple Fifth Avenue: The cube is back

(STL.News) - Apple today previewed the new Apple Fifth Avenue, an entirely reimagined space beneath one of New York City’s most recognized landmarks.  With its distinctive, luminous glass cube rising above a newly designed public plaza, Apple Fifth Avenue is ready to resume its place at the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant creative communities. Now nearly double the size of its original version with a higher ceiling and more natural light, Apple Fifth Avenue is a brighter, more expansive space, and the perfect stage for customers to discover and try Apple’s newest products.  A new Forum will be home to free, daily Today at Apple programming, which kicks off Saturday with a special series that captures the creative spirit of New York.  The area dedicated to Geniuses has also double...
New Independent Apple Repair Provider Program Expands Genuine Parts Access to More Repair Businesses
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New Independent Apple Repair Provider Program Expands Genuine Parts Access to More Repair Businesses

Cupertino, CA (STL.News) - Apple today announced a new repair program, offering customers additional options for the most common out-of-warranty iPhone repairs.  Apple will provide more independent repair businesses — large or small — with the same genuine parts, tools, training, repair manuals and diagnostics as its Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASPs).  The program is launching in the US with plans to expand to other countries. “To better meet our customers’ needs, we’re making it easier for independent providers across the US to tap into the same resources as our Apple Authorized Service Provider network,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.  “When a repair is needed, a customer should have confidence the repair is done right. We believe the safest and most relia...