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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has recently accused the company from Cupertino of breach of the country's consumer laws, that is why Apple now has to adopt a new return and repair policy in Australia.
Lucy Koh, U.S. District Judge, has recently dismissed a lawsuit against the company from Cupertino. According to the latest Reuters report, the lawsuit claimed that Apple was collecting users’ location data even when the geo-location feature on their iPhones or iPads was turned off.
Apple executives are asking employees to review new Business Conduct Policy. As to the policy itself, it explains how Apple employees should behave in and outside of the company and deals with such topics as public speaking, giving answers to press inquiries etc.
According to secret documents leaked by WikiLeaks not long ago, the White House has been in talks with other countries to make phone unlocking illegal by international law. And it is rather strange since in public the US government supports those who struggle for the legalization of unlocking.
The company from Cupertino has recently changed its Reuse and Recycling Program policies. From now on, customers can trade in their water damaged iPhones and a number of other devices.
Tom Wheeler, the new FCC Chairman, has recently asked CTIA (The Wireless Association) to make phone unlocking legal as soon as possible - before the December holidays. In the letter he has sent to CTIA he says that if this request is not fulfilled in time, FCC will regulate the unlocking process itself.
According to the latest TechCrunch report, Apple has acquired the Cue personal assistant app. Numerous users inform that the application is now removed from the App Store, moreover, there’s a short statement on the Cue official website that proves the acquisition:
The American Department of Justice says that Apple changed its in-app purchasing policy 'to retaliate against Amazon'. As a proof it cites an email from Steve Jobs sent to several Apple’s executives, where Jobs suggests to change the purchasing rules for Amazon and a number of other companies to make them use only Apple’s native payment system.
Apple posted faulty moisture indicators for older iOS devices. They were interpreting wrongly that a device had been damaged by water. Therefore, many customers were denied a warranty claim based on the faulty indicators. So Apple agreed to pay $53 million to resolve the lawsuit concerning these indicators.
Currently eligible customers are being contacted through email concerning the class-action settlement and damages. The owners of older iPhone and iPod touch models are likely to receive a cash payment from Apple. Although the court is still to have the hearing concerning the topic of benefits payment.
According to WSJ, the Obama Administration has vetoed an ITC ban on the sale of older iPhones and iPads. The law would have prohibited selling of such models as AT&T iPhone 4 and iPad 2.
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman made the decision to veto the ban on the Apple devices, citing concerns about patent holders gaining "undue leverage." He said Samsung could continue to pursue its patent rights through the courts. The action marked the first time since 1987 that a presidential administration had vetoed a product ban ordered by the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Since now the problem has risen of allowing companies to use standard essential patents to block rival products.
You know that the company from Cupertino previously restricted iTunes accounts to children aged 13 or older. However, things have changed and Apple has revised its policy.
After the release of some new government proposals, App developers will be obliged to specify what data they collect and how it is used.
The US government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration today issued its first draft of what will be a mobile apps code of conduct intended to better protect consumers and their privacy. If made final, policy states that publishers must provide consumers with “short-form” notices in multiple languages informing them of how their data is being used [...]
Just so that there’s no doubt about what “data” means, the government entity specifically says it includes biometrics, browser history, phone or text log, contacts, financial info, health, medical, or therapy info, location, and user files …
The lawsuit has been filed by consumer group Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband, which raises concerns over Apple requesting 'global consent' for use of customer’s data.
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Apple has donated 50 million RMB (about 8 million dollars) to victims of the devastating earthquake that took place in Sichuan, China last weekend.
U.S. phone service company Verizon changed its phone update policy that increases customer waiting time between upgrades. Until now, customers with a two-year agreement could get updates at 20 months.