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  1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"><title><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></title><id><![CDATA[02e549b46f5a0cc3df34752beb5e5a6e]]></id><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/"/><updated><![CDATA[2019-08-15T19:59:53.933Z]]></updated><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-08-15T19:59:53.933Z]]></updated><category term="UPDATE"/><title><![CDATA[Apple’s US job footprint grows to 2.4 million]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/08/apples-us-job-footprint-grows-to-two-point-four-million/"/><id><![CDATA[db7cb0330e4369c316beefb07ab89fae]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[Apple’s US job footprint grows to 2.4 million<br/>Thirty-three years ago, five friends sat down at a kitchen table in Tulsa, Oklahoma and decided to start a company. Among them: president of Maccor Andy MacKay and his wife Helen, who runs personnel. Today, less than a mile from that spot, Maccor now occupies 80,000 square feet of space and has earned itself a reputation as the top manufacturer of battery testing systems in the world.
  2. <br/>Maccor is one of 9,000 American suppliers that Apple spent a collective $60 billion with in 2018, which supports 450,000 jobs. Altogether, Apple is responsible for creating and supporting 2.4 million US jobs across all 50 states, four times the number of American jobs attributable to the company eight years ago. Apple is on pace to directly contribute $350 billion to the US economy by 2023, which the company announced in January of 2018.
  3. <br/>“The relationship with Apple has been tremendous and company-changing for us,” says Andy. “We want to build the absolute best equipment we can build — we don’t want to cut corners. Apple is a company where quality is paramount and they push us constantly to see if we can make improvements in our commercial product.”
  4. <br/>Maccor designs and manufactures high-accuracy hardware and software to test the performance of batteries. The rigorous quality and performance testing helps ensure the batteries found in Apple products are safe and durable.   
  5. <br/>When Maccor started working with Apple 15 years ago, the company was 60 employees strong. That number has doubled to more than 130 and includes a new facility in San Jose, California. In the last year alone, Maccor’s staff has increased by a third and the company is in the process of hiring more skilled workers.
  6. <br/>Every year, Apple looks for new opportunities to expand its existing supplier relationships — in June, Apple entered into an agreement with Broadcom Limited, a California company with a manufacturing facility in Fort Collins, Colorado, to purchase high performance radio frequency modules and components. Since Apple awarded Finisar $390 million as part of the Advanced Manufacturing Fund in December, 2017, the manufacturer is on track to fill 500 full-time positions in Sherman, Texas, in addition to creating nearly 1,000 construction jobs. Finisar is expected to begin shipping lasers called VCSELs, used to power FaceID in the latest iPhones and iPads, in the coming months.
  7. <br/>A significant amount of the jobs Apple supports in the US are found in the booming app economy, which is currently responsible for 1.9 million American jobs — an increase of 325,000 in the last two and a half years. Several states saw double-digit growth during that period, including a 43 percent increase in North Carolina, representing almost 15,000 new jobs, and a 50 percent increase in Florida, which added almost 30,000 new jobs. Pennsylvania saw a 64 percent increase in growth, going from 40,800 jobs in 2016 to more than 67,000 today.
  8. <br/>Apple also directly employs 90,000 employees in all 50 states, putting the company on track to create 20,000 new jobs across the US by 2023. Earlier this year in San Diego, Apple announced an expansion that will include 1,200 direct jobs and a new campus featuring hundreds of thousands of square feet of office, lab and research space. In Seattle, Apple will add 2,000 new employees in highly skilled engineering positions.
  9. <br/>At the heart of all of this growth are companies like Maccor and people like the MacKays, who take pride in investing back into their community. Over the last decade, they have helped almost 50 students go to college through scholarships they fund through the University of Tulsa.
  10. <br/>“There wasn’t any money in [our] family to put me through college and I was fortunate to get a full-ride scholarship from the company my mom worked for,” says Andy. “I always remembered that because it changed the trajectory of my life completely, so when the time came that we had the means, we wanted to see if we could help other people in the same way.”
  11. <br/>When Andy looks back on his journey, he’s still amazed at where it has led.
  12. <br/>“None of us who started this company would have believed that we would ever get to be anything like we are now,” says Andy. “We stand out on the production floor and just look at each other and say ‘Would you ever have thought when we were sitting at the kitchen table at that house a mile away from here that we’d ever be standing in the middle of a building like this?’ We had no idea what was in store for us.”
  13. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Rachel Wolf Tulley,Apple, [email protected] , (408) 974-0078<br/>Apple Media Helpline,[email protected],(408) 974-2042<br/>
  14. ]]></content><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/values/corporate/Apple-US-job-footprint-expands-maccor-worker-081519_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Maccor is one of 9,000 American suppliers that Apple spent a collective $60 billion with in 2018, which supports 450,000 jobs." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/values/corporate/Apple_US-Job-Footprint-Expands_Circuit-Boards_081519_big_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Maccor, the top manufacturer of battery testing systems in the world, employs more than 130 people in Tulsa, Oklahoma and its new facility in San Jose, California." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/values/corporate/Apple_US-Job-Footprint-Expands_Assembly_081519_big_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Maccor, the top manufacturer of battery testing systems in the world, employs more than 130 people in Tulsa, Oklahoma and its new facility in San Jose, California." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/values/corporate/Apple_US-Job-Footprint-Expands_Inspection_081519_big_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Maccor, the top manufacturer of battery testing systems in the world, employs more than 130 people in Tulsa, Oklahoma and its new facility in San Jose, California." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/values/corporate/Apple_US-Job-Footprint-Expands_Two-Workers_081519_big_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Maccor, the top manufacturer of battery testing systems in the world, employs more than 130 people in Tulsa, Oklahoma and its new facility in San Jose, California." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/values/corporate/Apple-US-job-footprint-expands-finisar-team-members-081519_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Since Apple awarded Finisar $390 million as part of the Advanced Manufacturing Fund in December, 2017, the manufacturer is on track to fill 500 full-time positions in Sherman, Texas." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/values/corporate/Apple-US-job-footprint-expands-excited-apple-team-members-081519_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple directly employs 90,000 employees in all 50 states, putting the company on track to create 20,000 new jobs across the US by 2023." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/values/corporate/Apple-US-job-footprint-expands-co-founders-Andy-Mackay-and-wife-081519_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Co-founders Andy MacKay and his wife Helen count all of Maccor’s employees as family." type="image/jpeg"/></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-08-13T14:57:52.095Z]]></updated><category term="UPDATE"/><title><![CDATA[Apple brings contactless student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch to more universities]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/08/apple-brings-contactless-student-ids-on-iphone-and-apple-watch-to-more-universities/"/><id><![CDATA[6d8110bd6401946e3193efd504a48aff]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[Apple brings contactless student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch to more universities<br/>In the coming school year, more than 100,000 college students will enjoy the ease and convenience of carrying their student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch. Students at Clemson University, Georgetown University, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, University of San Francisco, University of Vermont, Arkansas State University, South Dakota State University, Norfolk State University, Louisburg College, University of North Alabama and Chowan University will soon be able to use their student ID in Apple Wallet to get into dorms, buy lunch and more.
  15. <br/>“We’re happy to add to the growing number of schools that are making getting around campus easier than ever with iPhone and Apple Watch,” said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “We know students love this feature. Our university partners tell us that since launch, students across the country have purchased 1.25 million meals and opened more than 4 million doors across campuses by just tapping their iPhone and Apple Watch.”
  16. <br/>Duke University, University of Oklahoma, University of Alabama, Temple University, Johns Hopkins University, Marshall University and Mercer University already offer their students, faculty and staff the ease, convenience and security of contactless student IDs in Wallet.
  17. <br/>As a part of these launches, Apple is adding support for CBORD, Allegion and HID, industry leaders for campus credentials and mobile access, to enable more students to add their student IDs to Apple Wallet.
  18. <br/>Once students add their student ID to Apple Wallet, they simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a reader anywhere physical student ID cards are accepted on and off campus. With contactless student IDs in Apple Wallet, students can leave their physical wallets at home and no longer have to worry about misplacing their physical cards. School credentials on iPhone and Apple Watch are also protected by two-factor authentication.
  19. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Hannah Wong,Apple,[email protected],(408) 974-7077<br/>Apple Media Helpline,[email protected],(408) 974-2042<br/>
  20. ]]></content><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/services/standard/Apple-brings-student-IDs-to-iPhone-and-Apple-Watch-081319_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="With contactless student IDs in Apple Wallet, students can quickly and easily get into their dorms and pay for lunch with their iPhone or Apple Watch." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/services/standard/Apple-brings-student-IDs-to-iPhone-and-Apple-Watch-university-of-san-francisco-student-ID-screen-081319_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="More than 100,000 college students will soon be able to add their student ID to iPhone and Apple Watch." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/services/standard/Apple-brings-student-IDs-to-iPhone-and-Apple-Watch-clemson-student-ID-screen-081319_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="More than 100,000 college students will soon be able to add their student ID to iPhone and Apple Watch." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/services/standard/Apple-brings-student-IDs-to-iPhone-and-Apple-Watch-university-of-vermont-student-ID-screen-081319_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="More than 100,000 college students will soon be able to add their student ID to iPhone and Apple Watch." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/services/standard/Apple-brings-student-IDs-to-iPhone-and-Apple-Watch-student-using-apple-watch-081319_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Students can leave their physical wallets behind and use their iPhone or Apple Watch to buy gear at the campus store and enter their dorm, dining hall, gym and more." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/services/standard/Apple-brings-student-IDs-to-iPhone-and-Apple-Watch-student-unlocking-door-with-iPhone-081319_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Students can leave their physical wallets behind and use their iPhone or Apple Watch to buy gear at the campus store and enter their dorm, dining hall, gym and more." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/services/standard/Apple-brings-student-IDs-to-iPhone-and-Apple-Watch-student-ID-on-apple-watch-081319_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Students can leave their physical wallets behind and use their iPhone or Apple Watch to buy gear at the campus store and enter their dorm, dining hall, gym and more." type="image/jpeg"/></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-08-13T11:58:12.720Z]]></updated><category term="FEATURE"/><title><![CDATA[Searching for gold with habitat restoration in mind]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/08/searching-for-gold-with-habitat-restoration-in-mind/"/><id><![CDATA[a28853a643f5d963780c17d67bc24ce1]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[Searching for gold with habitat restoration in mind<br/>In the Alaska-Yukon region, salmon is as precious as gold.
  21. <br/>There are hundreds of small and large placer mining operations in Alaska actively producing gold in the US. Placer mining sites sit along creeks and streams, giving miners the chance to re-mine for any nuggets or fine gold left over from the Yukon’s Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1890s.
  22. <br/>Meanwhile, since 1991, 12 Pacific salmon runs have been listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). These routes that salmon use to make their run to their spawning beds each year are often adjacent to placer mining sites.
  23. <br/>“Salmon to our people is absolutely the most important aspect of the whole environment,” says Allen Edzerza, a Tahltan Nation elder and advisor to the British Columbia First Nations Energy and Mining Council. “But … in the pursuit of the metals, you see big scars on the landscape.”
  24. <br/>“We’ve actually created a really stable restoration program which a lot of miners don’t do.”
  25. <br/>The causes for the ESA classification are not limited to mining. Add logging, urbanization, record wildfires and landslides in the region, and salmon runs don’t stand a chance. But RESOLVE, a nonprofit organization tackling some of the planet’s most critical challenges through innovative, unexpected partnerships, wants to fix that. 
  26. <br/>Their proposal: Combine re-mining with restoration to improve the streams and open them back up for salmon, grayling and other fish species to return.
  27. <br/>Since RESOLVE first introduced the Salmon Gold partnership in 2017, the organization is connecting local placer miners, environmentalists and government agencies in order to course correct the damage done from historic mining in the region. Apple — who uses small amounts of gold in electronic components throughout its products — and global luxury jeweler Tiffany &amp; Co. will source gold from these miners who have committed to restore and improve the land they’re operating on when they’re done.
  28. <br/>“There’s a lot of tension between mining and salmon,” says Stephen D’Esposito, CEO of RESOLVE. “Salmon Gold is like a peace treaty between mining and salmon habitat. It’s a place where the three sectors can work together: the restoration community, First Nations and the mining industry.”
  29. <br/>“As we continue to increase our use of recycled materials, we’re seeking out innovative ways to source gold responsibly,” says Paula Pyers, Apple’s head of Supplier Responsibility. “Partnering with Tiffany, a pioneer in sustainable sourcing, as well as RESOLVE ensures Salmon Gold can be an example of how the industry can evolve.”
  30. <br/>After securing Salmon Gold’s first restoration agreement in the historic mining town of Chicken, Alaska, D’Esposito enlisted Edzerza to be Salmon Gold’s scout on the ground in the Yukon and British Columbia, building key relationships with placer miners and the local government, as well as First Nations leaders in the area.
  31. <br/>“If we can design restoration pilot projects so that you can see if you can actually create the right environment for fish to live in it, to spawn in it,” says Edzerza, “if we can do it on a small scale, the question is can you take it with a long-term vision five, 10 years down the road and see a whole watershed properly restored so that you can re-establish the salmon stocks.”
  32. <br/>In Chicken, local miners Dean and his son Chris Race were already in the process of restoring Jack Wade Creek in the Fortymile Mining District when RESOLVE reached out. “We’ve actually created a really stable restoration program which a lot of miners don’t do,” says Dean.
  33. <br/>“All of Jack Wade is full of tailing piles, and Mother Earth will someday eventually recover that, but it’s going to take a couple hundred years,” he says. “All we’re doing is speeding up the process … when I’m done with it, it’s going to look like a park.”
  34. <br/>All throughout this region, the Salmon Gold miners are developing a sustainable model for future miners to follow.
  35. <br/>Peter Wright, Edzerza’s nephew, runs a mining site on Sulphur Creek near Dawson City and has been mining in the area since he was 18. “When I first started in the industry, there wasn’t a lot of environmental awareness,” Wright admits. “We’re all becoming very aware of what we’re doing here and making big changes, like no mercury, no chemicals, trying to reclaim the land as much as possible and help nature reintroduce itself.”
  36. <br/>Wright’s site is expansive. Piles of topsoil tower above the permafrost as patches of green spring up along the length of his operation.
  37. <br/>“We are at the headwaters of salmon rivers and the Yukon River of course being one of them,” Wright says. “Instead of leaving [the pit] wide open, letting all the erosion happen, and letting the streams be plugged with silt which affects the salmon spawning beds … everything that we do with our reclamation is to help the earth recover. Not only from our mining activities, but from a hundred years before.”
  38. <br/>To date, RESOLVE has secured restoration plans with three miners in Alaska and the Yukon, with several more under consideration for next summer. As the mining season comes to a close, the organization projects over 1,000 ounces of the partnership’s trademarked Salmon Gold this year, increased from last summer’s 25 ounces. This fall, all Salmon Gold entering Apple’s supply chain will be traced from the mine to the refiner using blockchain technology.
  39. <br/>Salmon Gold’s partners will continue fine-tuning the project so that one day it may provide a blueprint for others to change the way they mine. In the meantime, Edzerza will continue scouting in the Yukon and British Columbia as RESOLVE looks for new partners.
  40. <br/>“We have a sacred responsibility to stewardship of the environment that we call our ancestral land, so that future generations can experience it the way our ancestors did,” Edzerza says.
  41. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Lori Lodes,Apple,[email protected],(408) 974-1192<br/>Apple Media Helpline,[email protected],(408) 974-2042<br/>
  42. ]]></content><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/values/environment/Apple_Salmon-Gold_Tod-Bauer_081319_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Placer miner Tod Bauer has built a tall creek wall on a portion of Gold Creek in Alaska to keep the habitat stable for salmon. “Mining to me is the same thing as small-time farmer,” he says, “because you respect what you’re doing, you want to do the right thing.”" type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/values/environment/Apple_Salmon-Gold_Pacific-Salmon-Runs_081319_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Since 1991, 12 Pacific salmon runs have been listed under the Endangered Species Act for protection." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/values/environment/Apple_Salmon-Gold_Allen-Edzerza_081319_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Allen Edzerza, a Tahltan Nation elder and advisor to the British Columbia First Nations Energy and Mining Council, hopes local miners, First Nations leaders and government officials can work together to protect and restore salmon habitat in the region." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/values/environment/Apple_Salmon-Gold_Placer-Mining_081319_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="As the industry has become more aware of their impact on the environment, placer miners in Alaska and the Yukon no longer use chemicals like mercury to shift gold out from other sediment on their sites." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/values/environment/Apple_Salmon-Gold_River_081319_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="A portion of Jack Wade Creek in the Fortymile Mining District that placer miners Dean and Chris Race have restored." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/values/environment/Apple_Salmon-Gold_Chris-Race_081319_big_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Chris Race, who co-owns a placer mining operation on Jack Wade Creek in the Fortymile Mining District in Alaska with his father Dean, looks for any potential gold found after a day’s work moving hundreds of tons of dirt." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/values/environment/Apple_Salmon-Gold_Nugget-of-Gold_081319_big_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Jack Wade Creek has rewarded Dean and Chris Race with nuggets of gold, despite the region being better known for fine gold." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/values/environment/Apple_Salmon-Gold_Peter-Wright_081319_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Peter Wright is the latest placer miner to agree to a Salmon Gold restoration plan." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/values/environment/Apple_Salmon-Gold_Heated-Gold_081319_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Fine gold fragments from Jack Wade Creek must be heated and poured into bars before being sent to a refiner." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/values/environment/Apple_Salmon-Gold_Gold-Bar_081319_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="This fall, Salmon Gold will enter Apple’s supply chain and be traceable from mine to refiner using blockchain technology." type="image/jpeg"/></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-08-07T12:26:46.747Z]]></updated><category term="FEATURE"/><title><![CDATA[Creativity and community come together at Apple’s Teacher Coding Academies]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/08/creativity-and-community-come-together-at-apples-teacher-coding-academies/"/><id><![CDATA[648ea6054388f1a13545df63cf9e5f0d]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[Creativity and community come together at Apple’s Teacher Coding Academies<br/><em>This feature is part of a series of stories spotlighting teachers and students using innovative technology in the classroom.</em>
  43. <br/>For educators like Tara Bordeaux, named Texas Teacher of the Year in 2018, Apple’s Teacher Coding Academies are transformative.
  44. <br/>“The training makes you feel like you really can accomplish anything,” says Bordeaux. “It was really a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
  45. <br/>The elementary, high school and college educators who attended this summer’s academies came from different states, schools and backgrounds — but they all shared one new and very important responsibility: shepherding their students into a world where coding is a common language. The teachers are determined not only to teach their students about coding, but to show them how they can channel that knowledge to make the world a better place, starting with their communities. On that front, they’re leading by example.
  46. <br/>In Boise, the teachers designed an app to help the police department better serve and communicate with the city’s homeless population, connecting the community to open shelter beds and food banks.
  47. <br/>In Austin, teachers focused on Ronald McDonald House, a charity that provides housing for families whose children are receiving critical medical care. In this case, they created an app prototype to help families communicate with the charity during their stay.
  48. <br/>And in Columbus, the educators devised an app that helps firefighters log and monitor the amount of time they were exposed to dangerous carcinogens while on the job.
  49. <br/>These app prototypes were dreamed up during five week-long Teacher Coding Academies held this summer as part of Apple’s Community Education Initiative, which introduces coding opportunities to underrepresented communities nationwide. Educators from nearly 70 education institutions serving tens of thousands of students attended the first cohort of academies in Houston, Austin, Boise, Nashville and Columbus, which used Challenge Based Learning to teach coding and connect communities.<br>
  50.  
  51. <br/>“By the time the week is over you feel confident enough to go back to your classrooms and pass the skills on to your students.”<br>
  52.  
  53. <br/>At the beginning of each week, members of local organizations presented a challenge they face to the group and asked the teachers to design an app to meet that specific need. After breaking up into smaller teams, Apple Professional Learning Specialists helped the teachers design their apps, introducing the building blocks of coding along the way with Apple’s coding language Swift and the Everyone Can Code curriculum. The week ended with a showcase, where the teams presented their app prototypes to the community organizations.
  54. <br/>Bordeaux was initially apprehensive about attending the Austin Teacher Coding Academy because she doesn’t consider herself tech savvy when it comes to coding.
  55. <br/>“I’ve been to coding trainings and those were kind of stiff and hard to understand,” says Bordeaux. “I felt like people were expecting me to have more of a background in coding than I actually had. But that was completely the opposite with Apple. By the time the week is over you feel confident enough to go back to your classrooms and pass the skills on to your students.”
  56. <br/>When Bordeaux returns to Navarro Early College High School in Austin to resume her photography and filmmaking classes this fall, she will introduce augmented reality, and start a Girls Who Code club. In doing so, she’ll help bring Apple’s Everyone Can Code and Everyone Can Create curricula to life.
  57. <br/>The academies reflected the great diversity of America’s educators. Fourteen Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) sent faculty, STEM students and IT staff to participate in the Nashville academy, hosted by Tennessee State University. Each of the HBCUs will spend the next year adding coding courses and clubs to their campuses — and Apple and TSU will support their efforts with on-site visits and online training.
  58. <br/>For Dr. Robbie Melton, TSU’s interim Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies and the catalyst for the Nashville academy, this partnership means a new start for the HBCU community, with the goal of boosting enrollment nationwide.
  59. <br/>“Without this mission critical initiative, our students will not be prepared and can’t compete in the digital world of today,” says Dr. Melton. “And we’re looking at this as a holistic initiative, where no one will be left out. We’re going to immerse the entire community in coding.”
  60. <br/>Dillard University computer science instructor Dennis Sigur, who has taught at HBCUs for more than two decades, believes this program is crucial to helping his students realize career opportunities in app development.
  61. <br/>“For the HBCUs, it’s another door to success,” says Sigur. “Most of our students come from backgrounds where in high school there are no computer science classes offered, so that first taste of technology aside from their cell phone and the internet is on their college campus. So this has a major impact for our universities.”
  62. <br/>In every city, the community organizations were eager to continue working with the teams to bring these app prototypes to life. That included Boise Police Chief Bill Bones, who was thrilled with what the teachers created to help his officers connect with the city’s homeless population.
  63. <br/>“I would like to take a strategic look at how we could get this app built because they have [designed] a usable product in a week,” says Chief Bones. “Not only would it make a difference in helping people get resources, and eventually move out of [homelessness], it would absolutely save lives.
  64. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Rachel Wolf Tulley,Apple, [email protected] , (408) 974-0078<br/>Apple Media Helpline,[email protected],(408) 974-2042<br/>
  65. ]]></content><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/passions/education/Apple-Teacher-Coding-Academies-in-Houston-work-on-app-prototypes-08072019_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Teachers at Apple’s Teacher Coding Academy in Houston work on their app prototypes." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/passions/education/Apple-Teacher-Coding-Academies-Jesse-Bastian-incorporated-coding-in-math-class-08072019_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Teacher Jesse Bastian is excited to incorporate coding into his math classes at Frank Church High School in Boise, Idaho." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/passions/education/Apple-Teacher-Coding-Academies-teachers-use-iPad-to-design-apps-08072019_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Knowles Elementary's Gaby Ornelas left and Patricia Sanz designed an app to help connect families with Ronald McDonald House in Austin." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/passions/education/apple-teacher-coding-academies-type-of-exposure-app-08072019_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Educators at the Columbus Teacher Coding Academy designed the FireX app to help firefighters log their exposure to dangerous materials." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/passions/education/apple-teacher-coding-academies-food-location-app-08072019_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="The Hope app, designed by educators at the Boise Teacher Coding Academy, connects those in need with food banks." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/passions/education/Apple-Teacher-Coding-Academies-teachers-at-austin-coding-academy-08072019_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="John Duck, left from Communities in Schools of Central Texas, gives feedback on an app designed by 2018 Texas Teacher of the Year Tara Bordeaux right." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/passions/education/Apple-Teacher-Coding-Academies-Dillard-computer-science-instructor-Dennis-Sigur-08072019_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Dillard Computer Science Instructor Dennis Sigur right speaks with student Elliott Hudson at Apple’s Teacher Coding Academy in Nashville during the app showcase." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/passions/education/Apple-Teacher-Coding-Academies-two-Dillard-University-students-08072019_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Dillard University student Elliott Hudson right and Xavier University student Marcus Evans present their app at the Tennessee State University showcase." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/passions/education/Apple-Teacher-Coding-Academies-Dr-Robbie-Melton-08072019_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Dr. Robbie Melton left wants HBCUs to become a destination for students looking to pursue a career in app development." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/passions/education/Apple-Teacher-Coding-Academies-Boise-Police-Chief-Bill-Bones-listens-to-presentation-08072019_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Boise Police Chief Bill Bones far right listens as one of the teams presents its app to connect the city’s homeless with the police department." type="image/jpeg"/></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-07-30T20:31:41.073Z]]></updated><category term="PRESS RELEASE"/><title><![CDATA[Apple Reports Third Quarter Results]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/07/apple-reports-third-quarter-results/"/><id><![CDATA[8554ec6eb478d227cbf36d1059bf7124]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[Apple Reports Third Quarter Results<br/>Company Revenue Sets June Quarter Record<br/>Services Revenue Reaches New All-Time High<br/>Cupertino, California — July 30, 2019 — Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2019 third quarter ended June 29, 2019. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $53.8 billion, an increase of 1 percent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.18, down 7 percent. International sales accounted for 59 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
  66. <br/>“This was our biggest June quarter ever — driven by all-time record revenue from Services, accelerating growth from Wearables, strong performance from iPad and Mac and significant improvement in iPhone trends,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “These results are promising across all our geographic segments, and we’re confident about what’s ahead. The balance of calendar 2019 will be an exciting period, with major launches on all of our platforms, new services and several new products.”
  67. <br/>“Our year-over-year business performance improved compared to the March quarter and drove strong operating cash flow of $11.6 billion,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “We returned over $21 billion to shareholders during the quarter, including $17 billion through open market repurchases of almost 88 million Apple shares, and $3.6 billion in dividends and equivalents.”
  68. <br/>Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2019 fourth quarter:
  69. <br/><ul>
  70. <li>revenue between $61 billion and $64 billion</li>
  71. <li>gross margin between 37.5 percent and 38.5 percent</li>
  72. <li>operating expenses between $8.7 billion and $8.8 billion</li>
  73. <li>other income/(expense) of $200 million</li>
  74. <li>tax rate of approximately 16.5 percent</li>
  75. </ul>
  76. <br/>Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.77 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on August 15, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 12, 2019.
  77. <br/>Apple will provide live streaming of its Q3 2019 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT on July 30, 2019 at <a href="http://www.apple.com/investor/earnings-call/" target="_blank">www.apple.com/investor/earnings-call</a>. This webcast will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter.
  78. <br/>Apple periodically provides information for investors on its corporate website, <a href="https://www.apple.com/" target="_blank">apple.com</a>, and its investors relations website, <a href="https://investor.apple.com/" target="_blank">investor.apple.com</a>. This includes press releases and other information about financial performance, reports filed or furnished with the SEC, information on corporate governance and details related to its annual meeting of shareholders.
  79. <br/>This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include without limitation those about the Company’s estimated revenue, gross margin, operating expenses, other income/(expense), tax rate, and plans for return of capital. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ. Risks and uncertainties include without limitation: the effect of global and regional economic conditions on the Company's business, including effects on purchasing decisions by consumers and businesses; the ability of the Company to compete in markets that are highly competitive and subject to rapid technological change; the ability of the Company to manage frequent introductions and transitions of products and services, including delivering to the marketplace, and stimulating customer demand for, new products, services and technological innovations on a timely basis; the effect that shifts in the mix of products and services and in the geographic, currency or channel mix, component cost increases, increases in the cost of acquiring and delivering content for the Company’s services, price competition, or the introduction of new products or services, including new products or services with higher cost structures, could have on the Company’s gross margin; the dependency of the Company on the performance of distributors of the Company's products, including cellular network carriers and other resellers; the inventory and other asset risks associated with the Company’s need to order, or commit to order, product components in advance of customer orders; the continued availability on acceptable terms, or at all, of certain components, services and new technologies essential to the Company's business, including components and technologies that may only be available from single or limited sources; the dependency of the Company on manufacturing and logistics services provided by third parties, many of which are located outside of the US and which may affect the quality, quantity or cost of products manufactured or services rendered to the Company; the effect of product and services design and manufacturing defects on the Company’s financial performance and reputation; the dependency of the Company on third-party intellectual property and digital content, which may not be available to the Company on commercially reasonable terms or at all; the dependency of the Company on support from third-party software developers to develop and maintain software applications and services for the Company’s products; the impact of unfavorable legal proceedings, such as a potential finding that the Company has infringed on the intellectual property rights of others; the impact of changes to laws and regulations that affect the Company’s activities, including the Company’s ability to offer products or services to customers in different regions; the ability of the Company to manage risks associated with its international activities, including complying with laws and regulations affecting the Company’s international operations; the ability of the Company to manage risks associated with the Company’s retail stores; the ability of the Company to manage risks associated with the Company’s investments in new business strategies and acquisitions; the impact on the Company's business and reputation from information technology system failures, network disruptions or losses or unauthorized access to, or release of, confidential information; the ability of the Company to comply with laws and regulations regarding data protection; the continued service and availability of key executives and employees; political events, international trade disputes, war, terrorism, natural disasters, public health issues, and other business interruptions that could disrupt supply or delivery of, or demand for, the Company’s products; financial risks, including risks relating to currency fluctuations, credit risks and fluctuations in the market value of the Company’s investment portfolio; and changes in tax rates and exposure to additional tax liabilities. More information on these risks and other potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial results is included in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s most recently filed periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and subsequent filings. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.
  80. <br/>Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.
  81. <br/>Press Contact<br/>Kristin Huguet Quayle,Apple,[email protected],(408) 974-2414<br/>Investor Relations Contacts<br/>Nancy Paxton,Apple,[email protected],(408) 974-5420<br/>Tejas Gala,Apple,[email protected],(669) 227-2402<br/>© 2019 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.<br/>
  82. ]]></content></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-07-30T12:32:39.399Z]]></updated><category term="PRESS RELEASE"/><title><![CDATA[Apple offers new augmented reality art sessions]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/07/apple-offers-new-augmented-reality-art-sessions/"/><id><![CDATA[5d8cd1ecdc7a1b6bf54ec7ba66fd3b13]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[Apple offers new augmented reality art sessions<br/>New [AR]T Walk Features Works by Leading Contemporary Artists, Curated in Partnership with the New Museum<br/>Cupertino, California — Apple today opened registration for a series of new art-based <a href="https://www.apple.com/today/feature/augmentedrealities/" target="_blank">Today at Apple augmented reality (AR) experiences</a>, called [AR]T, offered at Apple Stores around the world. The three new sessions include an interactive walk featuring works by some of the world’s premier contemporary artists, an in-store session that teaches the basics of creating AR using Swift Playgrounds and an AR art installation viewable in every Apple Store worldwide.&nbsp;
  83. <br/>To create the sessions Apple invited the New Museum, a leading destination for contemporary art in New York, to select seven artists — Nick Cave, Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, Cao Fei, John Giorno, Carsten Höller and Pipilotti Rist — to participate in an experiential project that is free to the public.
  84. <br/>“Today at Apple offers a window into the creative arts made possible by our products and customers,” said Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People. “We hope attendees are inspired by the incredible AR creations in the [AR]T Walk and in-store installation, and we can’t wait to see what our visitors learn to create in the [AR]T Lab.”
  85. <br/>[AR]T Walk: Augmented Realities Co-Curated with New Museum
  86. <br/>These experiential walks take participants through San Francisco, New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo as they encounter works by world-renowned artists, most of whom are working in AR for the first time. Works by Cave, Djurberg and Berg, Cao, Giorno, Höller and Rist connect participants to public spaces such as London’s Trafalgar Square, San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens or New York’s Grand Army Plaza in Central Park.
  87. <br/>Using AR, the artists have reimagined or invented new ways to express core themes of their art practice. Rist’s “International Liquid Finger Prayer” bounces, taunts and sings as participants race to catch a shimmering form, while Giorno’s “Now at the Dawn of My Life” is a rainbow journey of homespun wisdom, and “Through” by Höller takes viewers through a portal into a world with no perspective.
  88. <br/>Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis director for the New Museum commented, “The New Museum has always led at the intersection of art and tech and we could not have asked for a better partner in Apple to support the fantastic visions of these pioneering artists. Augmented reality is a medium ripe for dynamic and visual storytelling that can extend an artist’s practice beyond the studio or the gallery and into the urban fabric.”
  89. <br/>[AR]T Lab: AR Experiences
  90. <br/>Created in partnership with New York artist, NEW INC member (New Museum’s cultural incubator) and educator Sarah Rothberg, this free Today at Apple session at all Apple Stores gets attendees hands-on with whimsical objects and immersive sounds created by Rothberg. Using Swift Playgrounds, anyone can learn how to create their own AR experiences in this free 90-minute [AR]T Lab.
  91. <br/>[AR]T in the Apple Store: Nick Cave’s “Amass”
  92. <br/>Visitors can come into any Apple Store worldwide and experience artist Nick Cave’s AR piece “Amass.” Using the [AR]T Viewer in the Apple Store app, users can initiate Cave’s interactive installation, which takes the viewer on a journey to view and collect “Ikon Elements” and experience a universe of positive energy right in the middle of an Apple Store.
  93. <br/>All three sessions are available beginning August 10. For more information or to register for a session, visit <a href="https://www.apple.com/today/">apple.com/today</a>.
  94. <br/>Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.
  95. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Ashley Rivera,Apple,[email protected],(408) 862-1381<br/>Nick Leahy,Apple,  [email protected], (408) 862-5012<br/>Apple Media Helpline,[email protected],(408) 974-2042<br/>
  96. ]]></content><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/environments/facilities/Apple_Today-at-Apple-ART_ART-Walk-Nick-Cave_073019_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Nick Cave reimagines his iconic “Soundsuits” on the Today at Apple ART Walk." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/environments/facilities/Apple_Today-at-Apple-ART_ART-Walk-Carsten-Holler_073019_big_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="With “Through,” Carsten Höller takes viewers through a portal into a world with no perspective." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/environments/facilities/Apple_Today-at-Apple-ART_ART-Walk-John-Giorno_073019_big_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="John Giorno’s “Now at the Dawn of My Life” features homespun wisdom against the backdrop of their city." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/environments/facilities/Apple_Today-at-Apple-ART_ART-Walk-Pipilotti-Rist_073019_big_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Pipilotti Rist’s “International Liquid Finger Prayer” invites participants to chase a shimmering form through global cities." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/environments/facilities/Apple_Today-at-Apple-ART_ART-Walk-Cao-Fei_073019_big_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Cao Fei’s “Trade Eden” is part fun-house part automated factory, testing the viewer’s dexterity for packaged goods while imagining new useless machines." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/environments/facilities/Apple_Today-at-Apple-ART_ART-Walk-Djurberg-Berg_073019_big_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="In “This Is It,” Djurberg and Berg take attendees on an outlandish adventure to a seemingly hollow tree hiding magical creatures worthy of a digital fairy tale." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/environments/facilities/Apple_Today-at-Apple-ART_ART-Lab-Sarah-Rothberg_073019_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="New York artist and educator Sarah Rothberg teaches Today at Apple attendees how to create their own AR experiences using Swift Playgrounds." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/environments/facilities/Apple_Today-at-Apple-ART_ART-In-Store-Nick-Cave_073019_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Every Apple Store worldwide offers the chance to experience Nick Cave’s “Amass,” an interactive installation." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/videos/apple-art/190020_TAA_Ruby_Campaign_-cc-us-Script_G_V08B_60s_Version_08_848x480.mp4" rel="enclosure" title="Today at Apple [AR]T video" type="video/mp4"/></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-07-25T19:59:40.761Z]]></updated><category term="PRESS RELEASE"/><title><![CDATA[Apple to acquire the majority of Intel&apos;s smartphone modem business]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/07/apple-to-acquire-the-majority-of-intels-smartphone-modem-business/"/><id><![CDATA[e19958cdeac8119e5a4330a5ad524d04]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[Apple to acquire the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business<br/>Cupertino and Santa Clara, California — Apple and Intel have signed an agreement for Apple to acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business. Approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases. The transaction, valued at $1 billion, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions, including works council and other relevant consultations in certain jurisdictions.
  97. <br/>Combining the acquired patents for current and future wireless technology with Apple’s existing portfolio, Apple will hold over 17,000 wireless technology patents, ranging from protocols for cellular standards to modem architecture and modem operation. Intel will retain the ability to develop modems for non-smartphone applications, such as PCs, internet-of-things devices and autonomous vehicles.
  98. <br/>“This agreement enables us to focus on developing technology for the 5G network while retaining critical intellectual property and modem technology that our team has created,” said Intel CEO Bob Swan. “We have long respected Apple and we’re confident they provide the right environment for this talented team and these important assets moving forward. We’re looking forward to putting our full effort into 5G where it most closely aligns with the needs of our global customer base, including network operators, telecommunications equipment manufacturers and cloud service providers.”
  99. <br/>“We’ve worked with Intel for many years and know this team shares Apple’s passion for designing technologies that deliver the world’s best experiences for our users,” said Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies. “Apple is excited to have so many excellent engineers join our growing cellular technologies group, and know they’ll thrive in Apple’s creative and dynamic environment. They, together with our significant acquisition of innovative IP, will help expedite our development on future products and allow Apple to further differentiate moving forward.”
  100. <br/>This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include without limitation those about the pending acquisition of the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business, including statements regarding the benefits and the timing of the transaction. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ. Risks and uncertainties include without limitation the outcome of regulatory reviews of the transaction, the outcome of works council consultations and other relevant consultations in certain jurisdictions, the ability of the parties to complete the transaction in the time expected or at all, litigation or regulatory matters affecting the closing of the transaction. More information on these risks and other potential factors that could affect the transaction and Apple’s financial results is included in Apple’s filings with the SEC, including in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of Apple’s most recently filed periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and subsequent filings. Apple assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.
  101. <br/>Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.
  102. <br/>Intel, a leader in the semiconductor industry, is shaping the data-centric future with computing and communications technology that is the foundation of the world’s innovations. The company’s engineering expertise is helping address the world’s greatest challenges as well as helping secure, power and connect billions of devices and the infrastructure of the smart, connected world – from the cloud to the network to the edge and everything in between. Find more information about Intel at newsroom.intel.com and intel.com.
  103. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Josh Rosenstock,Apple,[email protected],(408) 862-1142<br/>William Moss,Intel,[email protected],(650) 521-1754<br/>
  104. ]]></content></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-07-16T20:58:54.426Z]]></updated><category term="UPDATE"/><title><![CDATA[Apple offers a look at new emoji coming to iPhone this fall]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/07/apple-offers-a-look-at-new-emoji-coming-to-iphone-this-fall/"/><id><![CDATA[428f893269cefae5a1cd5bfca8f4b310]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[Apple offers a look at new emoji coming to iPhone this fall<br/>To celebrate World Emoji Day, Apple is previewing a selection of new emoji coming this fall, revealing the newest designs that bring even more diversity to the keyboard, alongside fun and exciting additions to popular categories of food, animals, activities and smiley faces.
  105. <br/>In a major update to the Holding Hands emoji typically used to represent couples and relationships, users will now be able to select any combination of skin tone, in addition to gender, to personalize the people holding hands, opening up more than 75 possible combinations.
  106. <br/>Following Apple’s proposal to the Unicode Consortium last year to introduce more disability-themed emoji, a new guide dog, an ear with a hearing aid, wheelchairs, a prosthetic arm and a prosthetic leg will be available in the emoji keyboard. Celebrating diversity in all its many forms is integral to Apple’s values and these new options help fill a significant gap in the emoji keyboard.
  107. <br/>Many additional emoji categories are getting exciting updates with a new smiley face for yawning, a one-piece swimsuit, new food items including a waffle, falafel, butter and garlic, and new animals like the sloth, flamingo, orangutan and skunk.
  108. <br/>Fifty-nine new emoji designs will be available this fall with a free software update for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. Thousands of emoji are currently available, including emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, more professions, various clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more. New emoji are created based on the approved characters in Unicode 12.0.
  109. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Jacqueline Roy,Apple,[email protected] ,(408) 862-4386<br/>Nadine Haija,Apple,[email protected],(408) 862-6490<br/>Apple Media Helpline,[email protected],(408) 974-2042<br/>
  110. ]]></content><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/os/ios/standard/Apple_Emoji-Day_New-Emojis_071619_big.gif" rel="enclosure" title="New emoji characters are coming to iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch this fall." type="image/gif"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/os/ios/standard/Apple_Emoji-Day_Gender-Holding-Hands_071619_inline.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Powerful updates to emoji encourage more inclusion and diversity." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/os/ios/standard/Apple_Emoji-Day_Disability-Arm-Dog_071619_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="New disability-themed emoji provide a more inclusive experience for all." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/os/ios/standard/Apple_Emoji-Day_Disability-Leg-Hearing_071619_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple celebrates diversity in all its many forms with new emoji." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/os/ios/standard/Apple_Emoji-Day_Animals_071619_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="The sloth, flamingo, skunk and orangutan are new additions to the animal category." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/os/ios/standard/Apple_Emoji-Day_Food_071619_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Food lovers have more ways to communicate with the waffle, falafel, butter and garlic emoji." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/os/ios/standard/Apple_Emoji-Day_Yawning-Face-Clothes_071619_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="New emoji coming this fall include a new yawning face." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/os/ios/standard/Apple_Emoji-Day_Activities_071619_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Beautifully designed banjo, parachute, kite and yo-yo reveal every detail." type="image/jpeg"/></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-07-09T12:32:30.009Z]]></updated><category term="PRESS RELEASE"/><title><![CDATA[MacBook Air and MacBook Pro updated for back-to-school season]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/07/macbook-air-and-macbook-pro-updated-for-back-to-school-season/"/><id><![CDATA[f07288b4c23c651dc0a40ad9f06894ba]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[MacBook Air and MacBook Pro updated for back-to-school season<br/>Students Can Purchase MacBook Air for $999 and the 13-inch MacBook Pro for $1,199<br/>Cupertino, California — Apple today updated <a href="https://www.apple.com/macbook-air/" target="_blank">MacBook Air</a>, adding True Tone to its Retina display for a more natural viewing experience, and lowering the price to $1,099, with an even lower price of $999 for college students. In addition, the entry-level $1,299 13-inch <a href="https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/" target="_blank">MacBook Pro</a> has been updated with the latest 8th-generation quad-core processors, making it two times more powerful than before. It also now features Touch Bar and Touch ID, a True Tone Retina display and the Apple T2 Security Chip, and is available for $1,199 for college students.
  111. <br/>MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are also part of Apple’s <a href="https://www.apple.com/us-hed/shop" target="_blank">Back to School promotion</a>, which includes a pair of Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones with the purchase of a qualifying Mac notebook or iMac. With their sleek, portable designs, Retina displays, great everyday performance, all-day battery life and running macOS, Mac notebooks have never been more popular in higher education, with Student Monitor data showing nearly 60 percent of US college notebook buyers own a Mac.<sup>1</sup>
  112. <br/>“College students love the Mac — it’s the notebook they rely on from the dorm room to the classroom, and the No. 1 choice among higher education students,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac Product Marketing. “With a lower $999 student price for MacBook Air and the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with faster performance, Touch Bar and Touch ID at $1,199 for students, there’s never been a better time to bring a Mac to college.&quot;
  113. <br/>Updates to Apple’s Most Popular Notebooks for Students
  114. <br/>MacBook Air features a thin and light design in three beautiful finishes, the convenience and security of Touch ID, an 8th-generation dual-core processor, immersive wide stereo sound and all-day battery life. Its stunning 13-inch Retina display now features True Tone that automatically adjusts the color temperature of the display for a more comfortable viewing experience. MacBook Air is designed to power through daily tasks, from email and web surfing, to photo editing and FaceTime calls, and at an even lower price, it’s the do-it-all notebook for consumers and students alike.
  115. <br/>The 13-inch MacBook Pro packs powerful processors, super-fast SSDs, all-day battery life and the best Mac notebook display ever into a portable 3-pound design. Today, the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro adds the latest quad-core processors for up to two times faster performance, Touch Bar and Touch ID, True Tone to the brilliant Retina display, the Apple T2 Security Chip and immersive stereo speakers with wide stereo sound, all at the same great starting price of $1,299, or $1,199 for college students. With all these powerful features, MacBook Pro is the perfect choice for students heading into college and looking for the notebook that will help power them through graduation and beyond.
  116. <br/>Apple’s Back to School Promotion Starts Today
  117. <br/>The updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are part of Apple’s Back to School promotion starting today and available to higher education students, their parents, faculty, staff and home-school teachers through the Apple Education Store. The promotion includes a pair of qualifying Beats headphones with the purchase of any eligible Mac or iPad, as well as education discounts on qualifying Mac, iPad, AppleCare, select accessories and services.<sup>2</sup>
  118. <br/>macOS Catalina Coming this Fall
  119. <br/>This fall, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro can be updated at no cost with macOS Catalina, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, packed with cool new features, fresh new apps and powerful new technology for developers. macOS Catalina comes with Apple’s popular entertainment apps — Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and the Apple TV app — and the all-new Sidecar feature enables users to extend their Mac desktop by using their iPad as a second display or as a high-precision input device. New security features keep users better protected and Voice Control lets users control their Mac entirely with their voice.
  120. <br/><strong>Pricing and Availability</strong>
  121. <br/>MacBook Air starts at <strong>$1,099</strong> and is available at <strong>$999</strong> for college students. MacBook Pro starts at <strong>$1,299</strong> and is available at <strong>$1,199 </strong>for college students. Both are available today through <a href="https://www.apple.com" target="_blank">apple.com</a>, the Apple Store app and in select Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Resellers later this week. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at <a href="https://www.apple.com/mac" target="_blank">apple.com/mac</a>.
  122. <br/>Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.
  123. <br/><sup>1</sup> Student Monitor, Spring 2019 Report. <br>
  124. <sup>2</sup> Promotion available in select markets.<br/>Press Contacts<br/>Jennie Orphanopoulos,Apple, [email protected],(408) 221-6621<br/>Bill Evans,Apple,[email protected],(408) 974-0610<br/>Apple Media Helpline,[email protected],(408) 974-2042<br/>
  125. ]]></content><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/mac/standard/Apple-MacBook-Air-and-MacBook-Pro-update-wallpaper-screen-070919_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="MacBook Air today starts at a lower price of $1,099 and features a stunning Retina display, now with True Tone." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/mac/standard/Apple-MacBook-Air-and-MacBook-Pro-update-graphics-screen-070919_inline.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Updated 13-inch MacBook Pro now features the latest processors for twice the performance, Touch Bar and Touch ID, and a True Tone Retina display." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/mac/standard/Apple-macbook-air-and-macbook-pro-update-facetime-screen-070919_inline.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Group FaceTime makes collaborating on projects easier than ever." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/mac/standard/Apple-macbook-air-and-macbook-pro-update-redshift-screen-070919_inline.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="The Mac App Store features thousands of world-class education apps that make learning personal for every student." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/mac/standard/Apple-macbook-air-and-macbook-pro-update-pages-screen-070919_inline.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple’s popular Back to School promotion is back with great savings for higher education students." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/mac/standard/Apple-macbook-air-and-macbook-pro-update-macos-catalina-070919_inline.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="macOS Catalina introduces cool new features and fresh new apps." type="image/jpeg"/></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-07-01T16:57:36.445Z]]></updated><category term="UPDATE"/><title><![CDATA[Apple Music brings Up Next Live to global cities this summer]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/07/apple-music-brings-up-next-live-to-global-cities-this-summer/"/><id><![CDATA[e1f9249095822dae977b7ba50b499437]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[Apple Music brings Up Next Live to global cities this summer<br/>Lineup Features Bad Bunny, Daniel Caesar, Khalid, Ashley McBryde, King Princess, Lewis Capaldi and Jessie Reyez<br/>Apple today announced Up Next Live, a series of intimate performances from past and present Apple Music Up Next artists including Bad Bunny, Daniel Caesar, Khalid, Ashley McBryde, King Princess, Lewis Capaldi and Jessie Reyez. Each artist will perform for fans in one city, for one night only.
  126. <br/>Apple Music Up Next is a monthly program showcasing the best new artists in the world. Each month, Apple Music tastemakers and editors identify one artist to feature, then utilize the power of the platform to raise awareness of that artist to Apple Music's growing audience of music fans. Apple Music Up Next also includes a <a href="https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/up-next/pl.5cb9c0f3ca9d4fc1bccbaf67ca6201e7/" target="_blank">deeply curated companion playlist</a> full of incredible new artists across genres from all over the world.
  127. <br/>Each artist on the diverse Up Next Live roster has been featured as an Apple Music Up Next artist in the monthly program or through the playlist. All shows will be hosted after hours in local Apple stores in Milan, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Paris, London, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Apple stores frequently offer free creative sessions through Today at Apple and serve as the place where the local creative community can come together and share ideas, making them the perfect backdrop for Up Next Live. Performances kick off July 9 with global sensation Bad Bunny at Apple Piazza Liberty in Milan.
  128. <br/>“The impact [of being part of Up Next] can be seen in everything, in numbers, in plays, in shows,” said Bad Bunny. “There are a lot of fans that, when I go out in the street in the US, people who do not speak Spanish, I think they will not know me and they stop me, they ask me for pictures and they sing my songs. It helped me very much to make myself known in a market different from mine, not only the USA, but in places where Spanish is not spoken or where perhaps Latin music does not dominate, exposing my music and giving people the opportunity to get to know what I do.”
  129. <br/><strong>Up Next Live schedule:</strong>
  130. <br/>July 9 — Bad Bunny at Apple Piazza Liberty, Milan<br />
  131. July 19 — Jessie Reyez at Apple Union Square, San Francisco<br />
  132. July 25 — King Princess at Apple Williamsburg, Brooklyn<br />
  133. July 31 — Lewis Capaldi at Apple Champs-Élysées, Paris<br />
  134. August 9 — Daniel Caesar at Apple Covent Garden, London<br />
  135. August 16 — Ashley McBryde at Apple Michigan Avenue, Chicago<br />
  136. August 23 — Khalid at Apple Carnegie Library, Washington, D.C.<br />
  137.  
  138. <br/>For more information, please visit <a href="http://apple.co/amupnextlive" target="_blank">apple.co/amupnextlive</a>.
  139. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Brian Bumbery,Apple,[email protected],(424) 326-4156<br/>Jessica Bass,Apple,[email protected],(310) 895-6508<br/>Apple Media Helpline,[email protected],(408) 974-2042<br/>
  140. ]]></content><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/apple-music/Apple_Apple-Music-Up-Next-Live_Bad-Bunny_070119_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple Music Up Next Live featuring Bad Bunny at Apple Piazza Liberty." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/apple-music/Apple_Apple-Music-Up-Next-Live_Jessie-Reyez_070119_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple Music Up Next Live featuring Jessie Reyez at Apple Union Square." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/apple-music/Apple_Apple-Music-Up-Next-Live_King-Princess_070119_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple Music Up Next Live featuring King Princess at Apple Williamsburg." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/apple-music/Apple_Apple-Music-Up-Next-Live_Lewis-Capaldi_070119_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple Music Up Next Live featuring Lewis Capaldi at Apple Champs-Élysées." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/apple-music/Apple_Apple-Music-Up-Next-Live_Daniel-Caesar_070119_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple Music Up Next Live featuring Daniel Caesar at Apple Covent Garden." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/apple-music/Apple_Apple-Music-Up-Next-Live_Ashley-McBryde_070119_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple Music Up Next Live featuring Ashley McBryde at Apple Michigan Avenue." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/apple-music/Apple_Apple-Music-Up-Next-Live_Khalid_070119_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple Music Up Next Live featuring Khalid at Apple Carnegie Library." type="image/jpeg"/></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-06-27T20:53:28.973Z]]></updated><category term="PRESS RELEASE"/><title><![CDATA[Jony Ive to form independent design company with Apple as client]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/06/jony-ive-to-form-independent-design-company-with-apple-as-client/"/><id><![CDATA[3ca6a8a166c7ec27c6fcd6c1f5ec20ee]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[Jony Ive to form independent design company with Apple as client<br/>Cupertino, California — Apple today announced that Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, will depart the company as an employee later this year to form an independent design company which will count Apple among its primary clients. While he pursues personal projects, Ive in his new company will continue to work closely and on a range of projects with Apple.
  141. <br/>“Jony is a singular figure in the design world and his role in Apple’s revival cannot be overstated, from 1998’s groundbreaking iMac to the iPhone and the unprecedented ambition of Apple Park, where recently he has been putting so much of his energy and care,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Apple will continue to benefit from Jony’s talents by working directly with him on exclusive projects, and through the ongoing work of the brilliant and passionate design team he has built. After so many years working closely together, I’m happy that our relationship continues to evolve and I look forward to working with Jony long into the future.”
  142. <br/>Design team leaders Evans Hankey, vice president of Industrial Design, and Alan Dye, vice president of Human Interface Design, will report to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. Both Dye and Hankey have played key leadership roles on Apple’s design team for many years. Williams has led the development of Apple Watch since its inception and will spend more of his time working with the design team in their studio.
  143. <br/>“After nearly 30 years and countless projects, I am most proud of the lasting work we have done to create a design team, process and culture at Apple that is without peer. Today it is stronger, more vibrant and more talented than at any point in Apple’s history,” said Ive. “The team will certainly thrive under the excellent leadership of Evans, Alan and Jeff, who have been among my closest collaborators. I have the utmost confidence in my designer colleagues at Apple, who remain my closest friends, and I look forward to working with them for many years to come.”
  144. <br/>Apple’s design team, recognized with countless design awards, brings together creatives from around the world representing multiple disciplines, including user interface, industrial design, graphic and font design, haptics and sound design.
  145. <br/>Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.
  146. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Kristin Huguet Quayle,Apple,[email protected],(408) 974-2414<br/>Apple Media Helpline,[email protected],(408) 974-2042<br/>
  147. ]]></content><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/people/executives/Apple-update-tim-cook-jonathan-ive-062619_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Jony Ive and Tim Cook at the September 2018 launch of iPhone XR." type="image/jpeg"/></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-06-27T20:53:27.825Z]]></updated><category term="PRESS RELEASE"/><title><![CDATA[Apple names Sabih Khan senior vice president of Operations]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/06/apple-names-sabih-khan-senior-vice-president-of-operations/"/><id><![CDATA[da550e10585f0a577c7c95086bf50938]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[Apple names Sabih Khan senior vice president of Operations<br/>Cupertino, California — Apple today announced that Sabih Khan, a 24-year Apple veteran, has been named to the company’s executive team as senior vice president of Operations. Khan has played an important role in delivering each of Apple’s innovative products to market since the late 1990s, leading key product operations and supply chain functions. He continues to report to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.
  148. <br/>In his new role, Khan will be in charge of Apple’s global supply chain, ensuring product quality and overseeing planning, procurement, manufacturing, logistics and product fulfillment functions, as well as Apple’s supplier responsibility programs that protect and educate workers at production facilities around the world.
  149. <br/>“Sabih leads our Ops team with heart,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “He and his entire worldwide team are committed to delivering unmatched experiences to our customers, treating workers everywhere with dignity and respect, and protecting the environment for future generations.”
  150. <br/>“I’ve been privileged to work with Sabih for more than 20 years, and you won’t find a more talented operations executive anywhere on the planet,” said Williams. “He is a world-class leader and collaborator, and I have no doubt that he will be the best leader of the Ops team in Apple’s history.”
  151. <br/>The Operations team is responsible for driving scale across the global supply chain and accelerating manufacturing innovation, including developing and scaling a new aluminum alloy that enables the use of 100 percent recycled aluminum in MacBook Air and Mac mini enclosures without compromising quality. The team also supports Apple’s environmental initiatives by partnering with suppliers to propel green manufacturing, helping conserve resources and protect the planet.
  152. <br/>Before joining Apple’s procurement group in 1995, Khan worked as an applications development engineer and key account technical leader at GE Plastics. He earned bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
  153. <br/>Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.
  154. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Kristin Huguet Quayle,Apple,[email protected],(408) 974-2414<br/>Apple Media Helpline,[email protected],(408) 974-2042<br/>
  155. ]]></content><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/people/executives/Apple-leadership-update-062719_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Sabih Khan, a 24-year Apple veteran, will lead Apple’s global supply chain as senior vice president of Operations." type="image/jpeg"/></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-06-26T09:56:43.985Z]]></updated><category term="UPDATE"/><title><![CDATA[Apple News launches candidate guide ahead of 2020 Democratic debates]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/06/apple-news-launches-candidate-guide-ahead-of-2020-democratic-debates/"/><id><![CDATA[b24dd4677c0a0ed8dbd30a2d32e26fd0]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[Apple News launches candidate guide ahead of 2020 Democratic debates<br/>A Comprehensive Guide to the Democratic Presidential Candidates This Election Season<br/>Apple today introduced a new <a href="https://apple.news/AXVaMQQz_TZqIGyFmciRShA/" target="_blank">candidate guide</a> in Apple News, providing a timely, trusted and comprehensive look at the 20 individuals participating in the first Democratic debates hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo in Miami, Florida, on June 26 and 27. The candidate guide offers readers one convenient place to find information on each candidate from a diverse set of news sources, including ABC News, Axios, CNN, Fox News, NBC News, Politico, The Hill, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, TIME, USA Today, Vox and others. Curated by the team of Apple News editors, the candidate guide is easily accessible within the News app on iPhone, iPad and Mac.
  156. <br/>“The 2020 Democratic field is complex, and we want to offer Apple News readers a trusted place to learn more about candidates they’re familiar with and those they may be hearing about for the first time,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News. “The candidate guide in Apple News is a robust and reliable resource, connecting readers to valuable at-a-glance information and to great journalism from our partners.”
  157. <br/>The Apple News candidate guide will be featured in the Top Stories section on June 26, and in coverage throughout the 2020 primary campaign, within the News app. Readers can quickly access these pages to learn about a candidate’s biography and experience, notable moments and quotes, current position on key issues, as well as videos, photos and recent coverage from trusted news sources.
  158. <br/>In addition, Apple News will feature updates from the first Democratic debate, with articles and video highlights from NBC News, including fact checking, reactions and key onstage moments and takeaways.
  159. <br/>After the first debates, the candidate guide will be continuously updated with news from reliable sources throughout the primary campaign. Apple News readers can click to follow any of the candidates to add breaking news and ongoing coverage about that candidate to their Today feed within the News app.
  160. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Fay Sliger,Apple,[email protected],(669) 227-0877<br/>Apple Media Helpline,[email protected],(408) 974-2042<br/>
  161. ]]></content><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/apple-news/Apple-News-candidate-guide-intro-062619_inline.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="The Apple News candidate guide offers readers trusted information from quality news sources." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/apple-news/Apple-News-candidate-guide-Elizabeth-Warren-062619_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple News provides one convenient place to find details about the 20 Democratic presidential candidates." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/apple-news/Apple-News-candidate-guide-Andrew-Yang-062619_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple News provides one convenient place to find details about the 20 Democratic presidential candidates." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/apple-news/Apple-News-candidate-guide-Pete-Buttigieg-062619_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple News readers can click to follow candidates within the News app to receive ongoing updates." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/apple-news/Apple-News-candidate-guide-Kamala-Harris-062619_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple News readers can click to follow candidates within the News app to receive ongoing updates." type="image/jpeg"/></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-06-20T16:31:27.924Z]]></updated><category term="PRESS RELEASE"/><title><![CDATA[Important notice for batteries in certain MacBook Pro units]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/06/important-notice-for-batteries-in-certain-macbook-pro-units/"/><id><![CDATA[3b89122a70ddfb3cf2cd6cf701bc654a]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[Important notice for batteries in certain MacBook Pro units<br/>Voluntary Recall and Replacement Program<br/>Cupertino, California — Apple today announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk. The units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and can be identified by their product serial number.
  162. <br/>The recall does not affect any other 15-inch MacBook Pro units or other Mac notebooks.
  163. <br/>Because customer safety is a top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using affected 15-inch MacBook Pro units. Customers should visit <a href="https://support.apple.com/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall" target="_blank">apple.com/support/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall</a> for details on product eligibility and how to have a battery replaced, free of charge.
  164. <br/>To confirm which model you have, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu () in the upper-left corner of your screen. If you have “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015),” enter your computer's serial number on the program page to see if it is eligible for a battery replacement.
  165. <br/>Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.<br />
  166.  
  167. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Jennie Orphanopoulos,Apple, [email protected],(408) 221-6621<br/>Apple Media Helpline,[email protected],(408) 974-2042<br/>
  168. ]]></content><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/accessories/standard/Apple_MacBook-Pro-Battery_062019_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Customers can get an affected 15-inch MacBook Pro battery replaced, free of charge." type="image/jpeg"/></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-06-19T13:56:41.014Z]]></updated><category term="UPDATE"/><title><![CDATA[Apple partners with Best Buy for expanded repair service]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/06/apple-partners-with-best-buy-for-expanded-repair-service/"/><id><![CDATA[c589e2b0ae887a1a54aa502595803a13]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[Apple partners with Best Buy for expanded repair service<br/>Apple today announced the completion of a major expansion of its Apple authorized service network. With nearly 1,000 Best Buy stores across the US now providing expert service and repairs for Apple products, customers have even easier and more convenient access to safe and reliable repairs.
  169. <br/>“At Apple, we’re dedicated to providing the best customer service in the world,” said Tara Bunch, Apple’s vice president of AppleCare. “If a customer ever needs to repair their products, we want them to feel confident those repairs are done safely and correctly. We’re always looking at how we can reliably expand our network of trained technicians and we’re excited to partner with every Best Buy store so it’s even easier for our customers to find an authorized repair location near them.”
  170. <br/>By expanding to every Best Buy store across the US, customers in cities including Yuma, Arizona; Sioux City, Iowa; Twin Falls, Idaho; Casper, Wyoming and Bismarck, North Dakota will have more convenient access to Apple repairs. Plus, Best Buy’s Geek Squad has nearly 7,600 newly Apple-certified technicians ready to make same-day iPhone repairs or to service other Apple products.
  171. <br/>“We love being there for our customers no matter what their Apple need is, from helping them choose the right device, to offering AppleCare protection and now helping fix their devices,” said Best Buy’s Trish Walker, president of Services. “We’ve always enjoyed a great partnership with Apple and we’re thrilled that, together, we can better serve our customers.”
  172. <br/>Apple-certified repairs at an Apple store or an authorized service provider are performed by trained experts who use genuine Apple parts. Every repair is backed by Apple.
  173. <br/>In addition to Apple retail stores, there are over 1,800 third-party Apple authorized service providers in the US, all of which are using parts certified for safety, quality and reliability. This is three times as many locations as three years ago, meaning eight out of ten Apple customers will be within 20 minutes of an authorized service provider.
  174. <br/>For more information, visit <a href="https://support.apple.com/repair/" target="_blank">support.apple.com/repair</a>.
  175. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Lori Lodes,Apple,[email protected],(408) 974-1192<br/>Keri Fulton,Apple,[email protected],(240) 595-2691<br/>Apple Media Helpline,[email protected],(408) 974-2042<br/>
  176. ]]></content><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/partnerships/Apple_Best-Buy_iPhone-Repair_061919_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Best Buy stores across the US now provide expert service and repairs for Apple products." type="image/jpeg"/></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-06-15T07:59:13.917Z]]></updated><category term="PHOTOS"/><title><![CDATA[Apple Xinyi A13 opens in Taipei]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/06/apple-xinyi-a13-opens-in-taipei/"/><id><![CDATA[20ee577cc4c0d4654fbedcf64fd15483]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[Apple Xinyi A13 opens in Taipei<br/>Apple opened Apple Xinyi A13 in Taiwan today, welcoming thousands of customers in the bustling Xinyi district of Taipei.
  177. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Nick Leahy,Apple,  [email protected], (408) 862-5012<br/>Ashley Rivera,Apple,[email protected],(408) 862-1381<br/>Apple Media Helpline,[email protected],(408) 974-2042<br/>
  178. ]]></content><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/new-store-opening/Apple_Xinyi-A13_First-Customer_061519_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Customers and Apple team members celebrate the opening of Apple Xinyi A13 in Taipei." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/new-store-opening/Apple_Xinyi-A13_Outside-Thousands-Customers_061519_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Thousands of customers queue outside of Apple Xinyi A13 in the heart of Taipei to be among the first to visit the new store." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/new-store-opening/Apple_Xinyi-A13_Two-Level_061519_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="The two-level Apple Xinyi A13 store features all of Apple’s latest products for customers to explore." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/new-store-opening/Apple_Xinyi-A13_Forum_061519_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Customers gather in the Forum at Apple Xinyi A13." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/new-store-opening/Apple_Xinyi-A13_Today-At-Apple_061519_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple Xinyi A13 hosts Today at Apple sessions led by world-class creators, including local artists, for the first time in Taiwan." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/new-store-opening/Apple_Xinyi-A13_Genius-Grove_061519_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="In the Genius Grove at Apple Xinyi A13, customers get personalized technical support under the comfortable canopy of trees." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/new-store-opening/Apple_Xinyi-A13_Singer-Eve-Ai_061519_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Singer Eve Ai performs at Apple Xinyi A13 on opening day. " type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/new-store-opening/Apple_Xinyi-A13_Team-Members_061519_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple Xinyi A13’s 155 team members, over half from Apple Taipei 101 and Apple Stores across the region, collectively speak more than 10 languages." type="image/jpeg"/></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-06-13T16:58:42.722Z]]></updated><category term="UPDATE"/><title><![CDATA[Logic Pro X update taps the tremendous power of the new Mac Pro]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/06/logic-pro-x-update-taps-the-tremendous-power-of-the-new-mac-pro/"/><id><![CDATA[563d5ea449b19d77f618adec7dec6fdf]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[Logic Pro X update taps the tremendous power of the new Mac Pro<br/>Today Apple released a new version of Logic Pro X, its professional music production software, with performance updates for all users and optimizations that take advantage of the groundbreaking power of <a href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/06/apple-unveils-powerful-all-new-mac-pro-and-groundbreaking-pro-display-xdr/" target="_blank">the all-new Mac Pro</a>. Making full use of the Mac Pro hardware, Logic Pro&nbsp;X&nbsp;10.4.5 will now support up to 56 processing threads, allowing pro music producers and film composers to work through incredibly demanding music projects with unprecedented ease.
  179. <br/>Mac Pro together with Logic Pro X 10.4.5 allows pro musicians to do things never before possible in the production process. With the new Mac Pro, Logic can now run up to five times the number of real-time plug-ins compared to the previous generation Mac Pro. Logic Pro X 10.4.5 increases the available track and channel count for all users, now supporting up to 1,000 audio tracks and 1,000 software instrument tracks, providing four times the number of available tracks for the most complex productions. Additionally, Logic Pro X now supports 1,000 auxiliary channel strips, 1,000 external MIDI tracks and 12 sends per channel strip. Users can also expect improved responsiveness of the Mixer and Event List when working with large sessions, and projects with numerous Flex Time edits and tempo changes perform more efficiently than ever.
  180. <br/>Pro musicians are already expressing their excitement for the Mac Pro with Logic Pro X, saying:
  181. <br/>“Logic is my primary creative tool for composing music, playing a key role in creating the scores for ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.’ When you’re working, time is incredibly valuable and you never want to lose the flow of new musical ideas. I’m really excited to see the increased performance of Logic Pro X 10.4.5 along with the power, expandability and configurability of the new Mac Pro — together they will help me work even faster and let me focus more on being creative.” — Daniel Pemberton, composer for “Black Mirror,” “Yesterday” and “Ocean’s 8”
  182. <br/>“Sometimes, a producer will subconsciously avoid exploring certain creative ideas because they think their hardware and software might hold them back. Logic Pro X 10.4.5 and the new Mac Pro are going to lift those limitations. In addition to the dramatically increased track count, there are a lot of little things in the new version of Logic that really add up. It’s great seeing Apple’s commitment to delivering these high performance tools for pros.” — Stuart Price, producer and mixer for The Killers, Madonna, Coldplay and Seal
  183. <br/>“Music producers use technology to help us produce our art, and we've been waiting a long time for&nbsp;a system without limitations or bottlenecks. I’m deeply impressed by the remarkable performance of&nbsp;the new Mac Pro and Logic Pro X. This is a genuine turning point, as&nbsp;the creative possibilities now&nbsp;seem endless.” — Rich Costey, producer and mixer for Muse, Foster the People, Snow Patrol and Chvrches
  184. <br/>“As someone who uses Logic for everything I create musically, I got a huge kick seeing all the performance tweaks coming in Logic Pro X 10.4.5. And the expandability of the new Mac Pro will give it longevity and a home in my studio for a long time to come. It’s clear that Apple is committed to the pro community, and I love that they are really listening and paying attention to our needs.” — Oak Felder, producer for Demi Lovato, Drake, Alicia Keys and Rihanna
  185. <br/>Additional new features in Logic Pro X 10.4.5, include:
  186. <br/><ul>
  187. <li>The loop browser can filter by loop type and allows drag and drop of multiple loops into your project simultaneously.</li>
  188. </ul>
  189. <br/><ul>
  190. <li>The redesigned DeEsser 2 plug-in provides more options to reduce sibilance on audio tracks.</li>
  191. </ul>
  192. <br/><ul>
  193. <li>MIDI beat clocks can be sent to individual ports, each with unique settings like timing offset and plug-in delay compensation.</li>
  194. </ul>
  195. <br/><strong>Availability</strong>
  196. <br/>Logic Pro X 10.4.5 is available today as a free update for all existing users, and is available on the Mac App Store for <strong>$199.99</strong> (US) for new customers. For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="https://www.apple.com/logic-pro/" target="_blank">apple.com/logic-pro</a>.
  197. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Starlayne Meza,Apple, [email protected] ,(408) 974-3391<br/>Bill Evans,Apple,[email protected],(408) 974-0610<br/>Apple Media Helpline,[email protected],(408) 974-2042<br/>
  198. ]]></content><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/product/apps/standard/Apple_Logic-Pro-X_Mac-Pro-Display-Pro_06132019_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="The latest performance update to Logic Pro X takes full advantage of the unprecedented power of the all-new Mac Pro." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/videos/logic-pro-x-update/wwdc_logic_pro_x-cc-us-_848x480.mp4" rel="enclosure" title="WWDC 2019 Logic Pro X Update" type="video/mp4"/></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-06-13T03:28:31.444Z]]></updated><category term="UPDATE"/><title><![CDATA[Apple Xinyi A13 opens Saturday in Taipei]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/06/apple-xinyi-a13-opens-saturday-in-taipei/"/><id><![CDATA[e5b7c6d6447479691e782e995e9b74b2]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[Apple Xinyi A13 opens Saturday in Taipei<br/>Apple Xinyi A13 will open Saturday in Taipei’s bustling Xinyi district. At Apple’s latest store in Taiwan, customers can explore Apple’s full line of products, take their creativity further and get technical advice and support.
  199. <br/>For the first time, Apple will host artist-led Today at Apple sessions in Taiwan featuring world-class creators, including local artists based in Taiwan. Programming kicks off with a six-week Stage for Creativity series starting opening day, with a performance from singer Eve Ai.
  200. <br/>Every day, free Today at Apple sessions are offered on art and design, photography, video, music, coding, app development and more. The hands-on group sessions inspire learning and encourage connection between participants looking to take their skills to the next level.
  201. <br/>New to Taiwan, customers can get personalized technical support on their devices in the Genius Grove, working side-by-side in the store with Geniuses under the comfortable canopy of trees.
  202. <br/>Over half of the 155 team members at Apple Xinyi A13 come from stores across the region and collectively speak more than 10 languages. Creative Pros, the liberal arts equivalent to Apple’s technical Geniuses, are experts in one or more areas of the arts and ready to pass along their knowledge to Apple users of all levels.<br>
  203.  
  204. <br/>Apple Xinyi A13 opens Saturday at 10 a.m. Nearly 4 million people have visited the Apple Store in Taiwan since Apple Taipei 101 opened almost two years ago.
  205. <br/>To sign up for Today at Apple sessions, visit <a href="https://www.apple.com/tw/today/" target="_blank">apple.com/tw/today</a> and the Stage for Creativity page.
  206. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Nick Leahy,Apple,  [email protected], (408) 862-5012<br/>Ashley Rivera,Apple,[email protected],(408) 862-1381<br/>Apple Media Helpline,[email protected],(408) 974-2042<br/>
  207. ]]></content><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/new-store-opening/new-apple-store-taipei-exterior-061219_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple Xinyi A13 features a two-story, free-standing pavilion design with a carbon fiber reinforced roof." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/new-store-opening/new-apple-store-taipei-today-at-apple-061219_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple Xinyi A13 will host artist-led Today at Apple sessions for the first time in Taiwan in the store’s Forum." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/new-store-opening/new-apple-store-taipei-stairs-061219_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Inside Apple Xinyi A13, two unique, marble composite stairs descend to the lower level." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/new-store-opening/new-apple-store-taipei-apple-team-members-apple-061219_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Apple Xinyi A13 team members speak over 10 languages collectively." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/new-store-opening/new-apple-store-taipei-team-setting-up-061219_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Half of the 155 team members at Apple Xinyi A13 come from Apple Stores across the region." type="image/jpeg"/></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-06-12T05:55:53.646Z]]></updated><category term="FEATURE"/><title><![CDATA[When words aren’t enough, teachers find a common language with iPad]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/06/when-words-arent-enough-teachers-find-a-common-language-with-ipad/"/><id><![CDATA[a3896f154e8c8e66bbc88e4e4e24f52c]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[When words aren’t enough, teachers find a common language with iPad<br/><em>This feature is part of a series of stories spotlighting teachers and students using innovative technology in the classroom.</em>
  208. <br/>A single voice calls out “Sabah-ul-khair” and an eager chorus returns the greeting.
  209. <br/>At the beginning of each language class at Wilhelm Ferdinand Schussler Day School in Dusseldorf, Germany, teacher Nick Kyriakidis asks a different student to say “good morning” in his or her native language. On this morning, as is the case most often now, that language is Arabic.
  210. <br/>The diversity of this classroom is a reflection of the changing face of Germany and Europe. Over the last five years, the region has seen the largest influx of immigrants and refugees since World War II. Many have fled violence and war in the Middle East, which presents a unique set of challenges to educators, who are not only contending with different languages, but entirely different alphabets. In some cases, new arrivals have never stepped foot in a classroom before.
  211. <br/>For Kyriakidis, 47, and his colleague Sinaan El Haq Hadjeri, 31, who alternate teaching the class on different days, one of the most powerful tools they have to bridge that language divide is iPad.
  212. <br/>“Kids withdraw when they’re afraid of [making] mistakes,” says Kyriakidis. “If we try to reduce this fear, it’s much easier for them to work with us because they don’t have anything to lose.”
  213. <br/>“With iPad … it’s different than when they write something [on paper] and I come in with my red pen and say ‘that’s wrong,’” says Hadjeri. “[With iPad] they learn for themselves.”
  214. <br/>Of the school’s approximately 325 students who come from 39 different countries, about 20 percent are “Deutsch als Zweitsprache” (DAZ), which translates to “German as a Second Language.” Of the seven students in class today, four are from Syria, and the other three are from Afghanistan, Iraq and Kenya.
  215. <br/>Since the school began the 1:1 iPad program, where every student has access to their own iPad, 100 percent of participants have graduated, an increase of more than 20 percent. And nowhere is the difference more transformative than with the DAZ students.
  216. <br/>That includes Medina Ibrahim, 13, and her brother Mohammed, 16, who came to Germany with their parents and two younger siblings. Their journey from Aleppo, Syria, took them through Turkey before the family settled in Dusseldorf.
  217. <br/>Medina says that when they arrived they were very lonely because they couldn’t speak a word of German and had trouble making friends.
  218. <br/>Over the course of the last year, Medina, her brother and the other students in this class have worked with their iPads daily, including using a number of lessons that Kyriakidis created with Keynote. Today, Medina assembles a sentence into the correct word order, and uses Voice Record to say it in German into her iPad. It gives her and the other students the opportunity to sound out foreign words by themselves, without fear of embarrassment, and to work at their own pace.
  219. <br/>Schools all across Europe are finding new ways to use Apple technology to help teachers and students connect and communicate.
  220. <br/><strong>“I want to be someone who loved them, taught them and inspired them. Someone who helped them arrive.”</strong>
  221. <br/>At College Daniel Argote in Pau, France, students are sent home with a video lesson recorded by their teacher on their iPad, and the next day work through their “homework” in class. This way, students whose parents aren’t fluent in French are able to extend their learning both inside and outside the classroom.
  222. <br/>At Stenkulaskolan School in Malmo, Sweden, where 98 percent of students speak Swedish as a second language, teachers have seen an 80 percent jump in math grades since they started sending home similar instructional videos, recorded by a teacher in Swedish.
  223. <br/>And at St. Cyres School in Penarth, Wales, the 2018 senior class of English as an Additional Language students working with iPad increased their grades by an average of 3.8 points during the year — outperforming their peers who speak English or Welsh as their native language for the third year in a row.
  224. <br/>In May, Apple announced that Malala Fund was joining its partnership with vocational school Simplon to teach the coding language of Swift to underserved groups in France, with a new focus on refugee and displaced young women. Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum will help them gain the practical skills needed for a career in software development. Apple will provide funding for teacher recruitment and training, as well as devices including iPad.
  225. <br/>Kyriakidis and Hadjeri say they wish they had access to today’s technology and support when they were young. As children, both men came to Germany unable to speak the language, and know what it’s like to feel isolated in a new place. It’s also one of the reasons why the students are fiercely connected to both teachers — a feeling that goes both ways.
  226. <br/>“They’re like my children,” says Hadjeri, who on numerous occasions arrived at school to find a student absent, only to learn the family had been deported. “I want to be someone who loved them, taught them and inspired them. Someone who helped them arrive — that’s what I always wanted but never had. Someone who tells you … don’t be discouraged, you’ll get there.”
  227. <br/>Over the course of the last year, Medina and Mohammed have progressed so much that this will be their last semester of DAZ classes with Kyriakidis and Hadjeri. Medina recently gave a presentation on Napoleon to her history class, created in Keynote and delivered completely in German. She hopes to one day be an engineer, and her brother, a pharmacist.
  228. <br/>Through a translator, Medina says that she was happy back in Syria, but now here in Germany, she isn’t just happy, she is safe.
  229. <br/><em>This feature continues a series spotlighting teachers and students using innovative technology in the classroom.</em>
  230. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Andy Bowman,Apple,[email protected] ,(408) 783-0619<br/>Natali Jaconelli,Apple,[email protected],+44 797 6923459<br/>Apple Media Helpline,[email protected],(408) 974-2042<br/>
  231. ]]></content><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/passions/education/Wilhelm-Ferdinand-Schussler-day-school-Dusseldorf-Germany-061119_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Students at Wilhelm Ferdinand Schussler Day School use iPad as a tool in their German as a Second Language class." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/passions/education/Wilhelm-Ferdinand-Schussler-day-school-Dusseldorf-Germany-kids-raising-hands-for-class-061119_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Teacher Nick Kyriakidis has built custom Keynote lessons for his students." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/passions/education/Wilhelm-Ferdinand-Schussler-day-school-Dusseldorf-Germany-two-kids-close-up-ipad-app-061119_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="iPad allows students to work at their own pace as they learn a new language." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/passions/education/Wilhelm-Ferdinand-Schussler-day-school-Dusseldorf-Germany-teacher-overlooking-students-061119_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Teacher Sinaan El Haq Hadjeri says that iPad has changed the way his students learn about and adapt to their new surroundings." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/passions/education/Wilhelm-Ferdinand-Schussler-day-school-Dusseldorf-Germany-Medina-Ibrahim-061119_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Students Sharleen Wambui left and Medina Ibrahim work together on their iPads. " type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/passions/education/Wilhelm-Ferdinand-Schussler-day-school-Dusseldorf-Germany-Mohammed-Ibrahim-061119_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Student Mohammed Ibrahim says he has learned so much in the year his family has lived in Germany. " type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/passions/education/Wilhelm-Ferdinand-Schussler-day-school-Dusseldorf-Germany-kids-outside-on-ipads-061119_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="iPad gives students the freedom to continue learning outside the classroom." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/passions/education/Wilhelm-Ferdinand-Schussler-day-school-Dusseldorf-Germany-teacher-speaking-with-two-students-061119_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Nick Kyriakidis feels a special bond with his German as a Second language students." type="image/jpeg"/></entry><entry><updated><![CDATA[2019-06-04T14:57:32.861Z]]></updated><category term="UPDATE"/><title><![CDATA[Apple Design Awards celebrate best in class design for apps and games]]></title><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/06/apple-design-awards-celebrate-best-in-class-design-for-apps-and-games/"/><id><![CDATA[0b5f8cc02d24f81e808f926cd3ac786b]]></id><author><name><![CDATA[Apple Newsroom]]></name></author><content><![CDATA[Apple Design Awards celebrate best-in-class design for apps and games<br/>Apple yesterday hosted the Apple Design Awards and recognized nine iOS developers for outstanding artistry, technical achievement, user interface and application design. The developers represent companies large and small, located all over the world including Australia, Austria, England, France, Italy, Lithuania and the US. The winning apps represent a wide range of categories spanning photo editing, drawing, medical imaging, sports and games. Each one offers a unique approach to user interface design, sound design, graphics, controls or gameplay and take advantage of breakthrough Apple technologies such as haptics, Metal or Core ML.
  232. <br/>“iOS developers keep raising the bar. This year, we are especially proud to see so many apps and games putting health, fitness, creativity and exciting gameplay at the center of their app experience,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “We congratulate all the Apple Design Award winners on their incredible creativity and ingenuity.”
  233. <br/>The nine winning apps follow a tradition of delivering groundbreaking user experiences within emerging and mature categories. Past Apple Design Award winners have transformed the way people experience the world through their Apple devices. Design excellence has helped revolutionize apps such as speech translation (iTranslate Converse), illustration (Procreate), anatomical learning (Complete Anatomy) and interactive entertainment (“Florence” and “Alto’s Odyssey”).
  234. <br/>To learn more about and download the apps and games, visit the <a href="https://www.apple.com/ios/app-store/" target="_blank">App Store</a>.
  235. <br/>Watch the Apple Design Awards ceremony <a href="https://developer.apple.com/design/awards/" target="_blank">here</a>.
  236. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Stephanie Saffer,Apple, [email protected] ,(408) 974-5160 <br/>Tammy Levine,Apple,[email protected],(408) 862-8600<br/>Apple Media Helpline,[email protected],(408) 974-2042<br/>
  237. ]]></content><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/wwdc-2019/Apple_Design-Awards_Cube_06042019_big.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="The 2019 Apple Design Awards celebrate nine iOS app and game developers for their artistry, technical achievement and more." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/wwdc-2019/Apple_Design-Awards_Ordia_06042019_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="“Ordia” by Loju is a one-finger action game where players become a new life form taking its first leaps into a strange and hazardous world." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/wwdc-2019/Apple_Design-Awards_Butterfly-IQ_06042019_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Butterfly IQ by Butterfly Network provides mobile, whole body ultrasound imaging with just one probe at a lower cost than traditional radiology." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/wwdc-2019/Apple_Design-Awards_ELOH_06042019_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="“ELOH” by Broken Rules is a musical puzzle game that lets gamers follow the rhythm." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/wwdc-2019/Apple_Design-Awards_Flow_06042019_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Flow by Moleskine is a place to sketch ideas, capture thoughts and explore creativity without interruption or distraction." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/wwdc-2019/Apple_Design-Awards_Thumper_06042019_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="“Thumper: Pocket Edition” by Drool delivers an immersive musical gaming experience with classic arcade action, blistering speed and intense physicality." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/wwdc-2019/apple_design-awards_pixelmator_06042019_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="Pixelmator Photo by Pixelmator Team is a cutting edge photo editor that leverages the power of CoreML to allow users to enhance photos like a pro." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/wwdc-2019/Apple_Design-Awards_The-Gardens-Between_06042019_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="“The Gardens Between” by The Voxel Agents is an artful single-player adventure puzzle game about time, memory and friendship." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/wwdc-2019/Apple_Design-Awards_HomeCourt_06042019_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="HomeCourt by NEX Team is the future of basketball training. HomeCourt uses CoreML to track, record and provide deep analysis of basketball shots and workouts using only the iPhone camera." type="image/jpeg"/><link href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/images/live-action/wwdc-2019/Apple_Design-Awards_Asphalt-9_06042019_carousel.jpg" rel="enclosure" title="In “Asphalt 9: Legends” from Gameloft, gamers use innovative controls to race in some of the world’s most beautiful hypercars." type="image/jpeg"/></entry></feed>
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