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UAE’s Etisalat to offer iPhone 12 pre-orders from Oct 16

The latest generation of iPhones were launched by Apple earlier this week

Snapchat Lens Studio 3.2 available on upcoming iPhone 12

Snapchat update offers creators more options to create AR effects

Saudi retailer Jarir joins rival to pin hopes on iPhone sales

Jarir, whose business also involves books and computers, reported a 16 per cent drop in third-quarter profit

ECG app on Apple Watch available in UAE after govt approval

App enables users to take an electrocardiogram from their wrist

Apple launches the new iPad Air with 10.9-inch display

The unlock touch sensor is integrated into the top button of the new iPad

Apple launches Watch Series 6, price starts at Dhs1,599

New features in the Watch Series 6 includes ability to measure oxygen saturation

Oil giant Aramco regains top spot from Apple as tech rally fades

Apple and Aramco are the only two companies to have achieved valuations of $2 trillion

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Apple online launch event set for September 15

Apple expected to launch 5G iPhone devices, new Apple Watch and latest iPad

Apple to offer contact tracing without Covid-19 app

Exposure Notifications Express (ENE) is available with iOS 13.7 update

Apple can block Fortnite from its app store, judge rules

Court however orders Apple to restore Unreal Engine

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Microsoft sides with Epic Games in legal fight against Apple

The App Store forces applications and games on it to use its exclusive in-app payment system

Apple makes Wall Street history by breaking $2 trillion barrier

The company has been buoyed by the broad adoption of mobile internet-connected devices, apps and other cloud services

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Fortnite-developer Epic Games sues Apple

Epic Games wants to use its own payment system to facilitate in-app purchases rather than relying on Apple

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Apple appoints Greg Joswiak as new marketing head

Joswiak replaces Phil Schiller who will step down from his position as vice president of global marketing and lead only the App Store and Apple events

Saudi Aramco loses status as most valuable publicly listed company to Apple as Amazon closes in

Amazon riding an e-commerce and cloud computing wave as people shelter-in-place due to Covid-19

Intel to delay shipping its next-generation chips until 2022

Outsourcing manufacturing would mark a major shift in Intel’s business model

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Social space: A roundup of all the GCC social media news in June

Fadi Khater, founder and managing partner of digital marketing agency Netizency, provides an overview of social media trends in the region

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Google paying billions to Apple to remain default search engine in Safari

Google reportedly pays approximately $1.5bn every year to Apple to remain as its default search engine in mobile Safari in the UK alone

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Netflix 4K support expected on Mac devices via Apple’s upcoming Big Sur update

Apple is expected to release the update this fall

Global smartphone sales down 20% y-on-y in Q1 2020

Nearly all the major phone manufacturers, except Xiaomi, recorded declining sales

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Game developer Ubisoft files lawsuit against Apple, Google

There have been over five million downloads of the game on the Google Play store alone

Apple to reopen a few stores, strict safety precautions in place

All visitors will need to undergo a temperature check before entering, and will need to wear a face mask

Pictures: Apple launches new iPhones, UAE prices revealed

Apple says flagship device iPhone 11 Pro features its “best camera ever made”

Revealed: Pricing, GCC availability of Apple’s iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, Watch 4

Apple unveiled four new devices at a launch event on Wednesday

Apple’s iPhone 5 Draws Rave Reviews

The tech giant received more than two million orders for the iPhone 5 within the first 24 hours of its launch.

Apple’s iPhone 5 Is Finally Here

The anticipation is over as the latest iPhone is revealed as taller, thinner, lighter and 4G enabled.

Price Of Apple iPhone 5 On UAE Grey Market Will Soar

Retailers warn UAE customers to wait and buy Apple’s new iPhone from official outlets as grey market prices are higher.

iPhone Struggles In China

Apple is used to being a market leader, but the hugely lucrative Chinese market is proving elusive.

Apple Seeks Bans On Samsung Phones

Days after its court victory, the world’s most valuable company has filed a lawsuit against the South Korean brand, targeting 28 of its devices.

Apple Becomes Most Valuable Company Ever

With a market capitalisation of around $623 billion, the tech giant is now the world’s most valuable public firm.