Hello hump day Here’s what we’ve spotted. 1. Apple settles US class action for US$500m Apple will pay up to US$500 million to settle a California class action over the software that slowed down older iPhone models. Under the deal, Apple will offer US$25 to affected iPhone owners, although that figure remains fluid depending… Read more »
Welcome to Monday team. Here’s what we’ve seen. 1. iFined for slowdown The French version of the ACCC, the DGCCRF, has fined Apple €25 million (AU$41m) for the 2017 iOS update that slowed down older iPhone models. Apple’s sin was not slowing down the phones, which the company claimed was to prolong the life of… Read more »
Guy Kawasaki loves Australia; between the gun control, the fact we don’t have to show identification to take a domestic flight, and compulsory voting, he reckons it’s a pretty good place to be.
Though the percentage of women in the company has not changed over the last year, Apple has upped the representation of groups historically underrepresented in tech in its new US hires.
RMIT University is set to roll out new coding courses taught through Apple’s App Development with Swift curriculum, the first Australian institution to do so.
Westpac is set to launch PayWear, its own wearable offering allowing customers to make tap and go payments on contactless-enabled terminals.
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