Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is currently looking to replace PR head Katie Cotton. Cotton is the VP of corporate communications, who is retiring this month.
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Apple has added a MAC address randomization feature in iOS 8 that makes it harder for marketers to track you on public WiFi networks, according to Frederic Jacobs on a Hacker News post. While your iPhone scans for WiFi networks, it is assigned a “random, locally administered” MAC address, which is a constant unique identifier attached to the phone’s wireless network interface. MAC addresses help retailers and others track return visits to build a shopper profile by connecting in-store visits to purchases. Apple has a feature called iBeacons, which uses Bluetooth as an alternative method for connecting software with in-store shoppers. Apple’s technology offers more transparent privacy controls for the user so it is easier to opt out of participation.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is launching a new program in its retail stores that would allow iPhone shoppers have more flexibility when selecting a data plan, according to 9to5Mac. This would save customers time in having to go to a carrier store. It would also boost sales at Apple’s retail locations.
According to a brief filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has announced an amendment to its Articles of Incorporation to reflect a 7-for-1 stock split to bring a total issuance to 12.6 billion shares.
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This past week at WWDC, Apple said that a new feature has been added to Safari that will let you scan a credit card using the on-board camera. Rather than typing in the information manually, an option will pop up that says “Scan Credit Card.”
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Although Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced several products at the Worldwide Developers Conference this year, it did not bring up the rumored iWatch. However, Japanese media company Nikkei reports that an iWatch is coming in October.
The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) reported on Thursday that it has cleared Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) of wrongdoing in a trademark lawsuit involving iPhone’s infringement of a local telecommunications company marketing the “iFone” brand.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook visited the new company campus in Austin, Texas on Thursday at its opening celebration. Cook reiterated product announcements that were made at WWDC earlier this week. Cook also said that “exciting” new products are on the way.