‘Meet me at Apple’ is Cupertino’s Gen Z dream

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Angela Ahrendts wants you to hang out at the Apple store.
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“Shall we meet at the Apple store?”

That’s the kind of question Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of retail, wants Gen Z shoppers to ask one another, according to a new interview airing this week CBC This Morning.

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Apparent iPhone 8 dummy unit is super-confusing

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Is this the real iPhone 8?
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Thanks to recent leaks, we thought we had a good idea what the iPhone 8 might look like. But forget what you thought you knew about Apple’s next-generation smartphone.

This apparent dummy unit blows all our previous conceptions right out of the water and leaves us with a lot of unanswered questions.

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Apple teams up with surprising partner for OLED iPhone

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The iPhone 8 is set to get a major display upgrade.
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Apple has added a petroleum refiner to its list of iPhone suppliers — but, don’t worry, we’re not set for a petrol-powered iPhone any time soon!

Instead, Apple tapped Idemitsu Kosan for its expertise in OLED technology, which the Japanese company started researching way back in the mid-1980s.

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Siri can now read out your WhatsApp messages

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WhatsApp now plays nicely with Siri.
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iPhone 8 mass production is two months behind schedule

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One of the recent schematics showing the next-gen iPhone 8.
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Mass production of Apple’s high-end OLED iPhone 8 is reportedly running a couple of months behind schedule, claims reputable KGI Securities Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Kuo blames production problems related to the phone’s “significant hardware upgrades” for the delay, which is likely to cause mass production to be pushed back to October/November, instead of the usual August/September timeframe.

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Today in Apple history: It’s time for Apple Watch

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The Apple Watch was the first major new product launch of the post-Steve era.
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April24 April 24, 2015: It’s time for the official release of the Apple Watch, the wearable device Tim Cook describes as the “next chapter in Apple history.”

Fans, having endured a seven-month wait since the device’s unveiling at a keynote the previous September, can finally strap an Apple Watch onto their wrists. Behind the scenes, however, this moment been a lot longer in the making.

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Why Uber’s rule-breaking app tactics got Tim Cook so upset

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Tim Cook threatened to ban Uber from the App Store.
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We deconstruct the new iPhone 8 leaks, this week on The CultCast

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iPhone 5's straight edges could be making a comeback.
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This week on The CultCast: We deconstruct the latest iPhone 8 leaks! We’ll tell what we’ve learned. Plus: Apple starts testing the driverless car it’s totally not working on; and the best iOS apps for all you marijuana connoisseurs.

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Apple training documents leak details of self-driving car project

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The 2015 Lexus RX450h is Apple's vehicle of choice.
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Getting behind the wheel of one of Apple’s self-driving cars requires drivers to pass a series of tests, based on new information about the secretive project that leaked out today.

Details of Apple’s self-driving car program have been revealed by documents filed with the California DMV that shed light on the “Apple Automated System” currently under development.

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