Elizabeth Warren chimes in on allegedly discriminatory Apple Card algorithm

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Elizabeth Warren chimes in on allegedly discriminatory Apple Card algorithm
Sen. Elizabeth Warren thinks Apple Card partner Goldman Sachs has some explaining to do.
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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has chimed in on the allegedly sexist Apple Card debacle. Warren criticized Apple Card partner Goldman Sachs, saying that if the bank can’t explain how the algorithm used to determine credit score works, it should “pull it down.”

The complaints about Apple Card began last week when entrepreneur David Heinemeier Hansson said he was offered a credit limit 20 times that of his wife. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak claimed something similar.

Woman temporarily goes blind in one eye after smartphone overuse

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Woman in China temporarily goes blind in one eye after smartphone overuse
An admittedly extreme example of smartphone overuse.
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Well, here’s a reason to listen to the recommendations of Apple’s Screen Time feature! A woman in China reportedly suffered a grisly injury after going temporarily blind in one eye due to excessive strain from overuse of her smartphone.

The female patient’s retina burst from “excessive strain” after spending too long using her mobile device.

Latest Servant trailer may be the creepiest one yet

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Latest Servant trailer may be the creepiest one yet
What were those rumors about Apple only making family-friendly shows?
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The latest trailer for Servant, M. Night Shyamalan’s eagerly anticipated Apple TV+ show, may just be the creepiest yet.

With music swelling, it shows a bespectacled man putting together Jericho, the “fake baby” doll that plays a big role in the series. Prepare to be unnerved!

Today in Apple history: iPods take to the skies

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Goodbye, in-flight magazines!
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November 14: Today in Apple history: Apple partnerships land iPods in airplanes for use with in-flight entertainment systems November 14, 2006: Apple teams up with a slew of airlines to offer the “first seamless integration” between iPods and in-flight entertainment systems.

A special dock would let iPod owners play music and videos on planes’ seat-back displays. The plan promises to rid the world of old-fashioned in-flight movies and airline magazines.

Phil Schiller: Nope, Apple still isn’t planning to make a touchscreen Mac

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Phil Schiller: Nope, Apple still isn’t planning to make a touchscreen Mac
Don't even think about swiping that screen!
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Apple isn’t going to release a touchscreen Mac any time soon, says Phil Schiller, SVP of Marketing.

In a new interview, Schiller chimed in on the question on whether Apple might consider merging its mobile and desktop operating systems. The answer might disappoint fans of the Microsoft Surface.

How a Magic Keyboard made it into the new 16-inch MacBook Pro

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Phil Schiller explains how a Magic Keyboard made it into MacBook Pro
Welcome home!
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Apple’s newly unveiled 16-inch MacBook Pro ditches the controversial butterfly keyboard and brings back the scissor switch Magic Keyboard.

In a new interview, Apple marketing SVP Phil Schiller talked about redesigning Apple’s notebook keyboard. And whether or not the non-butterfly keyboard will make it to other Apple laptops anytime soon.

iPhone sales drive Apple’s biggest supplier to big profits

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iPhone sales drive Apple’s biggest supplier to big profits
Apple accounts for an estimated half of all Foxconn revenue.
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Apple contract supplier Foxconn has announced better-than-expected quarterly profits, rising 23%. Apple accounts for an estimated half of all Foxconn revenue, thanks largely to the iPhone.

Foxconn’s earnings offer another data point about rebounding iPhone sales. At worst, they should pacify any investors concerned about weak global demand for Apple’s smartphones.

Today in Apple history: Apple demands big damages from Samsung

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The never-ending battle between Apple and Samsung takes another turn.
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November 13: Today in Apple history: Apple demands big damages from Samsung for copying iPhone November 13, 2013: Apple and Samsung head back to court to determine how much the Korean company must pay for copying the iPhone.

Cupertino asks Samsung for $379 million in damages for ripping off key iPhone technical and design features. Apple arrives at that number based on lost profits, royalty rates and the $3.5 billion worth of copyright-infringing devices Samsung sold during the period in question.

Tim Cook might take Trump on tour of Texas Mac Pro factory

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Apple hires pro-Trump lobbyist to win it a good deal on China tariffs
Trump and Cook have had a complex relationship since 2016.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook and President Donald Trump will reportedly tour facilities in Austin, Texas, where the company makes its Mac Pro desktops.

The trip would be part of Trump’s ongoing efforts to highlight U.S. manufacturing. Last month, Trump toured the Louis Vuitton factory in Alvarado, Texas.