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Report: Apple Inc. (AAPL) hires 200 security officers to stop leaks in China

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In the last few years, there have been leaks to the media of upcoming Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) products. A reporter that is known for covering reliable Apple rumors, Sonny Dickson wrote that these leaks may soon come to an end. Apple is working with Chinese authorities to prevent leaks in the future. Dickson claims that Apple is hiring around 200 security personnel to track down anyone that is trying to leak parts or information about the iPhone 6 or related peripherals. Whenever a product leaks, it gives the competition like Samsung a leg up.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL): Beats reboots Solo Line with the Solo2

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) officially acquired Beats Electronics for $3 billion yesterday. Today, Beats has announced a new pair of headphones called the Solo2. The Solo2 replaces the original Beats Solo headphones, which has been Beats’ best seller since debuting in 2008. The Solo2 has a completely new design, but the price is still $200.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL): 35 billion songs were sold on iTunes this past week

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At the Code Conference this week, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) executives Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine revealed some interesting numbers. Cue revealed that Apple crossed 35 billion songs sold this past week. This is up from 25 billion songs that were purchased and downloaded in February of last year. Cue also pointed out that iTunes has around 800 million customers total and 40 million iTunes Radio listeners in the U.S. and Australia. Beats Music is now at around 250,000 subscribers and has hit around 5 million downloads. Conversions from downloads to paid customers would have been higher if Beats Music was using Apple’s in-app purchase technology.
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CONFIRMED: Apple Inc. (AAPL) buys Beats Electronics for $3 billion

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has announced today that it will buy Beats Electronics for $3 billion. The news of the deal broke around 3 weeks ago, but it was delayed. The original price was expected to be $3.2 billion, but it was brought down.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) reportedly drops price of Beats by $200 million

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is still considering the acquisition of Beats Electronics, but the price will likely drop. Apple has cut its proposed acquisition price for Beats from $3.2 billion to around $3 billion, according to The New York Post. Even with a lower price, this would still be Apple’s largest acquisition to date.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) is selling iPads with educational discounts in the U.S.

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has added educational discounts to iPads in the U.S. Staff and students in the U.S. will now be able to buy iPads with the following prices:
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Apple debuts two new iPad Air ads [Videos]

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This past weekend, Apple debuted two new TV ads for the iPad Air. The ad appeals to users that love to travel and make music. The ads are part of the “Your Verse” ad campaign.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) patents LiquidMetal and sapphire assembly method

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has recently renewed its exclusive licensing deal with LiquidMetal, which is an exotic metal alloy that works like plastic. Apple was also granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for use of the material combined with glass displays, including ones made with sapphire.
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