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Apple to have grace period on ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole in Ireland until 2020

Apple to have grace period on ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole in Ireland until 2020

Following a report yesterday evening that claimed Ireland could be set to close its so-called “Double Irish” tax loophole that has saved Apple billions of dollars over the past two-plus decades, the Irish government on Tuesday announced that the country would in fact be phasing out the tax breaks for companies by next year. But, the party isn’t over yet.

GT Advanced Technologies reportedly saw production issues in February

GT Advanced Technologies reportedly saw production issues in February

Information continues to surface regarding the events that took place between Apple and their sapphire glass supplier, GT Advanced Technologies, with a new report suggesting issues could have risen quite early in 2014.

Macworld Expo goes on hiatus with no show planned for 2015

Macworld Expo goes on hiatus with no show planned for 2015

The Macworld Expo was originally scheduled to take place in March of 2015, already a bit later than its typical January/February slot, but now an announcement has revealed that there will not be a show at all.

Apple Stores could soon provide service for Beats headphones and speakers

Apple Stores could soon provide service for Beats headphones and speakers

Apple Stores could soon begin providing service for all Beats Electronic products and accessories, including headphones and speakers, based on what appears to be an internal memo reportedly sent to authorized Apple Service Providers in Greece. The move would make sense given Apple’s recent $3 billion acquisition of Beats in May.

Ireland could phase out tax loophole that has saved Apple billions of dollars

Ireland could phase out tax loophole that has saved Apple billions of dollars

Reuters on Monday, citing two sources familiar with the matter, reports that Ireland is set to phase out the so-called “Double Irish” corporate tax loophole that enabled Apple, Google and other companies to save billions of dollars over the past several years. The decision comes just weeks after the European Commission launched an investigation into Ireland providing companies with illegal state aid through these tax deals. 

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus headed to 36 new countries in October

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus headed to 36 new countries in October

While the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus saw quite a bit of attention in September in several different countries when it initially launched, and China’s pre-orders are through the roof, Apple has announced that several other countries will be getting the new flagships soon.

Apple’s contracts with suppliers includes $50 million penalty for leaking information about unannounced devices

Apple’s contracts with suppliers includes $50 million penalty for leaking information about unannounced devices

As the legal proceedings of GT Advanced Technologies continue, more information continues to find its way to the surface. Now, a new report sheds some light on contractual agreements, and the hefty fine attached to any leaked information.

Finland Prime Minister blames Apple for downgraded credit rating

Finland Prime Minister blames Apple for downgraded credit rating

Recently, the ratings agency Standard & Poor downgraded Finland’s official credit rating from AAA to AA+, while also shifting the economic outlook from stable to negative. Turns out, the Prime Minister believes this is all Apple’s fault.

GT Advanced wants out of ‘oppressive and burdensome’ agreements with Apple

GT Advanced wants out of ‘oppressive and burdensome’ agreements with Apple

Earlier this week, Apple sapphire glass supplier GT Advanced filed for bankruptcy protection and more recently has tried to keep secret the details surrounding Apple withdrawing a final $139 million payment from the manufacturer. Now, the company is seeking to have “oppressive and burdensome” agreement with Apples considered void.

iOS 8 shows space consumed by each artist and album in your music library

iOS 8 shows space consumed by each artist and album in your music library

One change in iOS 8 that went unnoticed was the ability to see how much space each artist and album in your music library is taking up.