Another analyst says Apple will be a $1 trillion company in next year

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Now may be a good time to invest!
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Another analyst has thrown his name into the hat by predicting that Apple will be the world’s first $1 trillion company within the next year.

Analyst Daniel Ives of GBH Insights suggests that AAPL could trade at between $210 and $230 at some point during the next 12 months. The top end of that range would put the share price at close to 35 percent more than it is currently trading at. And push it over the fabled $1 mark in the process!

Ireland continues to drag its feet over Apple tax collecting

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The Irish debt office said it would hire managers for the job by mid-November.
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In the latest instalment of Apple’s battles with the European Union over taxes, Ireland is set to miss a deadline to hire managers to cary out the collection of its owed taxes.

The Irish debt office previously said that it would hire custodians and investment managers for the estimated $15.3 billion tax bill it was awarded by mid-November. However, Ireland — which has fought against collecting the funds from Apple — hasn’t handed out the contracts as it said it would in tender documents.

Apple praised for promoting conflict-free minerals trade

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Apple's doing its part. Many others are not.
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Apple’s attempts at cleaning up its use of conflict minerals appears to be working, based on a new report which claims the company is the “clear leader in supporting a conflict-free minerals trade.”

Published today, Enough Project’s 2017 Conflict Minerals Company Rankings says that Apple, Alphabet, HP, Microsoft and Intel are leading the way in conflict-free sourcing from the Congo, while Walmart, Sears, and Neiman Marcus are ranked as the worst offenders.

Duolingo for iOS now teaches you Mandarin

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The best language learning app is now even better.
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Duolingo, the wonderful language learning app, now has the ability to teach you Mandarin. It was one of the most requested language courses in Duolingo history, and just like all the others, it’s free to take part.

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs secures Macintosh name

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Part 2: Macworld-founder David Bunnell tells of seeing the Mac for the first time, and why Steve Jobs parks in handicapped spaces.
Steve Jobs sweet-talked an audio company exec to land the name "Macintosh."
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November 16: Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs secures Macintosh name November 16, 1982: Intent on calling Apple’s upcoming personal computer the “Macintosh,” Steve Jobs pens an impassioned plea to audio company McIntosh Laboratory asking permission to use the name.

You probably know how the resulting discussions ultimately turned out!

Apple now ships iPhone X in under 3 weeks

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Apple is catching up with iPhone X demand.
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Apple is quickly catching up with iPhone X demand.

Shipping estimates on its online store have dropped for the first time since the handset was made available to pre-order late last month. New customers are facing a wait of just 2-3 weeks.

Shadows Remain pushes ARKit in spooky new directions

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The game puts you in the shoes of a parent hunting their lost kid.
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If you’re looking for a game to show off Apple’s ARKit augmented reality platform, you could do a whole lot worse than checking out Australian developer Halfbrick’s intriguing new AR game Shadows Remain.

Blending first-person adventure, hidden object puzzles, and horror elements, Shadows Remain places you in the role of a parent who moves into a new home, only to find that their kid has gone missing.

This iPhone case doubles as a lint roller

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The Stitched iPhone case helps you look your best in an unusual way.
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Here’s one for the crazy cat ladies: The Stitched iPhone case works like a lint roller to remove hair, dust and other undesirable detritus from your clothes.

We’ve seen a lot of iPhone cases over the years, but never one like this!

Apple Watch charging stand takes a cut out of the competition [Watch Store]

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TimeStand is the striking aluminum Apple Watch charging stand. Precision-machined from a single cylinder of high-grade aluminum, its distinctive circular cut-out gives it a dramatic profile even when empty.
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No one needs a stand on which to place a watch. But, when the timepiece in question is Apple Watch, we tend to embrace accessories that showcase its design style.

We bring you a solid little charging stand that combines beautiful form and function with a compact footprint. The TimeStand Charging Stand by Just Mobile is akin to a tiny sculpture for your desk or nightstand to proudly display (and, charge!) your Apple Watch.

Just Mobile again hits all the marks in fusing function and design with this charging stand. We’re excited to feature the TimeStand in our Watch Store alongside Just Mobile’s Lounge Dock and HoverDock.