Bulletproof privacy makes price of iPhone worth it

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Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses his company's data privacy philosophy on VICE News Tonight.
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Android users can pat themselves on the back for paying less for a smartphone. Apple fans can rest easy knowing the steeper price they paid for their iPhones came with better data privacy.

This was a point Roger McNamee, an Apple investor and co-founder of the private equity firm Elevation Partners, delivered Wednesday during a discussion on CNBC about where the big tech companies stand on privacy.

On Apple’s trillion-dollar day, Guy Kawasaki wishes he was there

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Apple reaching a $1 trillion value gives Guy Kawasaki a lot to think about.
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Guy Kawasaki made history with Apple. So you would expect he would have a lot to say today when stock prices surged high enough to make his old employer the first trillion dollar company.

For one thing, the marketing guru behind the success of the Macintosh computer wishes he hadn’t turned down an offer from founder Steve Jobs to return to Apple.

Tim Cook spotted testing glucose tracking on Apple Watch

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What's Tim hiding up his sleeves?
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The next major breakthrough for Apple Watch is currently being tested by none other than Apple CEO and fitness freak Tim Cook.

A new report claims that Cook has been spotted walking around Apple’s corporate headquarters wearing a special Apple Watch attachment that could be a game-changer for people with diabetes.

Warren Buffett stays high on Apple despite iPhone slump

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Warren Buffett has bought more in Apple over the past year than any other stock.
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Apple’s big pause in iPhone sales leading up to this year’s new models isn’t worrying one of the company’s biggest investors.

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett says he loves what Apple is doing with its buyback program for investors and even though sales are slow, the stock is still a great buy.

Top Apple analyst says Wall Street underestimates iPhone 8

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We hope the next iPhone is this beautiful.
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Sales of the upcoming iPhone 8 could be even bigger than most people are expecting, according to Morgan Stanley’s top Apple analyst, Katy Huberty.

In a recent interview, the Wall Street analyst said that the new iPhone will have so many innovative new features is will trigger an avalanche of upgrades that will likely shatter Apple’s old records.

Tim Cook calls AirPods a ‘runaway success’

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Getting your hands on AirPods is almost impossible.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook was all smiles during a brief appearance at the New York Stock Exchange this morning. While taking a quick tour of the floor with his nephew, Cook revealed that AirPods are so popular Apple can’t make them fast enough.

How to watch Clinton vs. Trump debate on Apple TV and iOS

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No matter who wins, we all lose.
No matter who wins, we all lose.
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The first debate between U.S. presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is set to kick off tonight at Hofstra University in New York — and you can catch all the action on any Apple device.

Apple updated its “Watch the Debate Live” section today on both App Stores for iOS and Apple TV, giving users multiple places to catch what is expected to be the most-watched political debate in history.

Here’s how to livestream it:

Why Apple stock is far from dead

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Apple shares have been taking a beating!
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AAPL stock fell to a new 52-week low last week, signaling its longest loss streak in 18 years, but portfolio managers aren’t close to throwing in the towel on Apple just yet. In fact, this could turn out to be the equivalent of a Black Friday sale for anyone wanting to get their hands on some massively undervalued stock!

“Things aren’t as bad as everybody thinks,” said Dan Morgan, senior portfolio manager at Synovus Trust, speaking on CNBC‘s “Squawk on the Street.” “[Apple has] a tremendous amount of room to grow.”

iPhone SE is a hit in China (but scalpers are worried)

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Scalpers will give you a discount on the iPhone SE.
Scalpers will give you a discount on the iPhone SE.
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The iPhone SE may look tiny, but it’s already become a big hit in China.

Apple’s new iPhone doesn’t hit stores until March 31st, however, pre-orders for the iPhone SE have already topped 3.4 million in China according to early estimates that show the iPhone SE will be much better received than the iPhone 5c.