| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:29 AM
In a letter to Apple shareholders published on Monday, activist investor Carl Icahn announced he was dropping his shareholder proposal that would have asked Apple Inc. to buy back $50 billion of stock this year.
The move came after an influential...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 5:13 PM
Apple threw open the doors Saturday to its first store in Brazil, one of the world's fastest-growing smartphone markets and a region that is crucially important to the company.
Chief Executive Tim Cook announced the opening in a tweet: "'Obrigado' to...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Apple released its annual supplier responsibility report Thursday, drawing praise from Greenpeace for steps the company has taken to reduce use of conflict minerals in its products.
"Apple's increased transparency about its suppliers is becoming a...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Apple confirmed it has acquired Israeli motion-detection startup PrimeSense, for a reported $350 million -- fresh fodder for speculation that the tech colossus is planning to intro a TV set you can control with the flick of your wrist.
| Dec 1, 2013
| 2:00 AM
As parents of picky eaters know, there's no getting around deeply ingrained eating habits.
So the parents of a 5-year-old Atlanta girl were dismayed to find her favorite spice — McCormick's Mediterranean Herb — suddenly missing from store...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Apple's big event has just concluded, which means that the commentaries overpraising its new products and grousing about ungranted wishes are on their way to your computer and smartphone pixels already. (My LA Times colleagues are on the case here.
| Dec 22, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Apple Inc. announced Sunday that it has finalized a deal to sell the iPhone through China Mobile, the world's largest mobile phone carrier.
The deal has been in the works for years as Apple sought to gain a stronger foothold in this crucial...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Gaining access to an audience it has coveted for years, Apple Inc. said it has reached an agreement to sell the iPhone through China Mobile Ltd., the world's largest mobile phone carrier with 763 million subscribers.
The deal, announced Sunday, is...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:21 AM
In a surprise move, Apple announced Tuesday that the iPad mini 2 with a retina display is now available for purchase.
However, the device is only available for order through Apple's online store, not its retail stores.
Apple's website says, depending...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:35 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Under pressure from shareholders who say the company has too many white men in its upper ranks, Apple has taken a step toward add more female and minority directors to its board.
The Cupertino, Calif., company added new language to...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:01 AM
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday that Apple had agreed to settle a complaint over in-app purchases by children.
Apple agreed to make changes to the way it notifies parents about such purchases as well as pay at least $32.5...