Apple headlines for the week ending May 6, 2016
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From Macworld’s Caitlin McGarry and Oscar Raymundo:
Apple is currently working with music publishers to get the rights to automatically display lyrics in the music app. The integration of song lyrics will roll out gradually, but a lot of them are expected to be integrated when the Apple Music revamp gets announced at WWDC.
• Apple Music to offer 50 percent discount to students (Macworld)
• Apple Music Connect social feature to be downgraded in iOS 10 (Macworld)
[Tim Cook:] Let’s look at, how did we do in this quarter...And what you would find is $50 billion and $10 billion profit. No one else is earning anywhere near this. Last year, we earned $53 billion in profits. And I think the number two company was 24. And so we’re doing pretty good.
• Apple’s Tim Cook to visit China for government meetings (Reuters)
• Tim Cook Named Keynote Speaker at Startup Fest Europe in Late May (MacRumors)
From IDG News Service’s Lucas Constantin:
The Command Line Tools package is not installed by default on OS X, but users can install it separately from Xcode itself. Systems who have it installed should receive an update notification through the Mac App Store.
From IDG News Service’s Katherine Noyes:
The new Hana Cloud Platform SDK for iOS will give developers a way to build their own apps that tap core data and business processes on SAP’s S/4Hana platform while taking advantage of iPhone and iPad features like Touch ID, location services and notifications.
From IDG News Service’s Stephen Lawson:
Apple looked to refurbished handsets as a way to attract more buyers in India. An earlier application was rejected last year by India’s Ministry of Environment.
From Fortune’s Aaron Pressman:
Apple has hired famed robotics expert Yoky Matsuoka, one of the co-founders of Google’s X lab and former head of technology at Nest, to work on the iPhone maker’s health projects.
From The Guardian’s Nellie Bowles:
“You’re helping create the problems, so you have to help solve the problem,” [Mayor Barry] Chang said, speaking to Apple. “Look at the system we have here: the rich people get more richer and the poor cannot survive. Where’s the fairness? Nowhere.”
From The Wall Street Journal’s Eliot Brown:
Apple Inc., Google parent Alphabet Inc. and several car makers are seeking large expanses of real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area for their autonomous-car operations, a top landlord in the area said Thursday, illustrating Silicon Valley’s growing importance in the auto industry.
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