As expected, Apple announced at WWDC today that it is opening access to Siri to third-party application developers, enabling them to integrate their wares with the ubiquitous personal assistant. And the move will almost surely be a big step forward for iOS.
Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) often focuses on hardware as the company uses its spotlight to showcase its latest new gadgets. But this year's event, which kicks off Monday, will almost surely center on software and services.
Apple CEO Tim Cook offered his clearest comments yet on the possibility of the iPhone vendor launching its own MVNO service, explaining that Apple typically operates at a global scale and therefore likely wouldn't launch an MVNO in a specific country.
Apple CEO Tim Cook will visit India this week for the first time in an effort to unlock a massive and relatively untapped market.
Apple blamed "strong macroeconomic headwinds" on its surprisingly sluggish quarterly results, in which the smartphone vendor posted revenues and profits below analyst expectations, driven largely by a significant dip in its iPhone shipments. Apple shipped a total of 51.2 million iPhones during its most recent quarter, down from the 61.2 million it shipped during the same quarter last year.
The FBI is hoping to use its reported newfound iPhone-unlocking method to crack open other iPhones in a move that could further escalate tensions between Apple and federal law-enforcement authorities.
Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam issued a statement largely in support of Apple's stance against a technological backdoor into its devices for law enforcement-- a statement that is noteworthy considering the nation's largest wireless carrier had so far remained silent in Apple's ongoing battle against an FBI request for access into an iPhone linked to December's San Bernardino shootings.
Tech heavyweights continue to gradually coalesce behind Apple, voicing support for the company's defiance of a judge's order to help the FBI hack an iPhone linked to December's San Bernardino shootings. But major U.S. wireless service providers still aren't backing Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Some tech companies are slowly coming out of the woodwork in support of Apple CEO Tim Cook, who yesterday posted an open letter explaining why his company is defying a California judge's order to crack an iPhone linked to the horrific San Bernardino shootings in December.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is once again in the midst of a showdown against law enforcement authorities looking for help in accessing data from one of the company's devices.