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Video: Apple's year in review

IDG News Service looks back at a year of highs and lows for Apple.

Apple gives Tim Cook 51 percent salary increase

Apple CEO Tim Cook received compensation totaling $4.17 million in 2012, down 98.9 percent on last year -- although his 2011 compensation of $378 million consisted mostly of a one-off stock grant, worth $376.2 million at the time.

2012 in review: The year in Mac

The Mac had a big year in 2012, with several major product revamps, a new operating system, and record sales. Dan Moren runs the highlight reel.

Apple releases Wi-Fi, EFI updates for 2012 Macs

Apple on Monday posted updates to the Wi-Fi and EFI firmware for almost all of its 2012 generation of Mac products.

Remains of the Day: Irony deficiency

Samsung's strategy revealed! Elsewhere, NORAD goes bing and Apple's happy to tell you all about things that aren't working.

Find My iPhone update brings direction support

Apple's added direction support to Find My iPhone, letting users plot the best route to their misplaced iOS device.

Apple and Samsung are now top mobile device makers

Apple and Samsung have emerged as the global kings of smartphones, tablets and PCs even though the two vendors have very different product and pricing strategies, IDC said Monday.

on techhive.com

Foxconn considers expanding its manufacturing in the US

Foxconn Technology Group, which manufactures products for a number of tech firms, notably Apple, confirms it may expand its existing manufacturing operations in the U.S. The move could be linked with Apple's plan to bring Mac manufacturing back into the country.

on pcworld.com

A U.S. Apple factory may be robot city

Apple's planned investment of $100 million next year in a U.S. manufacturing facility is relatively small, but still important. Apple has the money, talent and resources to build a highly automated factory that turns out products that are potentially cost competitive with those it now makes in China.

Apple posts holiday shipping deadlines

Apple has posted the shipping deadlines for ordering its products to have them arrive by Christmas.

Mapping Apple’s Retail Expansion

macstories.net

MacStories maps the pattern of expansion for Apple Stores across the world, starting with Apple's first stores in 2001.

Remains of the Day: There are those who call him 'Tim'

Tim Cook speaks out on, well, pretty much everything. Meanwhile, Samsung gets permission to peek at Apple and HTC's new BFF deal, and AT&T phones in Pennsylvania are going to the Dans.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Mac production will begin in the U.S.

Apple will begin manufacturing one of its existing Mac lines in the United States next year, CEO Tim Cook told several news organizations, a move that may address fierce criticism over the company’s overseas manufacturing processes.