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Apple profits fall for the first time in 15 years

Apple's annual earnings have dropped for the first time in 15 years as it posted a third successive quarter of declining iPhone sales.

Apple's annual earnings have dropped for the first time in 15 years as it posted a third successive quarter of declining iPhone sales.

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AT&T close to buying Time Warner but Apple may step in

The biggest merger of the year may be announced on Sunday as AT&T seek to snap up Time Warner, but Apple is monitoring the situation and may step in.

The biggest merger of the year may be announced on Sunday as AT&T seek to snap up Time Warner, but Apple is monitoring the situation and may step in.

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Google takes on Apple and Samsung with its new smart phone

Google has launched a new line in smartphones along with other gadgets designed to take on electronic giants like Apple and Samsung.

Google has launched a new line in smartphones along with other gadgets designed to take on electronic giants like Apple and Samsung.

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Then there were 10: Apple Pay launched in Russia

Russia is the latest place to get Apple's contactless payment service, bringing to 10 the number of countries where it works.

Russia is the latest place to get Apple's contactless payment service, bringing to 10 the number of countries where it works.

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Muted iPhone 7 sales release, Samsung at a disadvantage after battery fires

A switch to online ordering cut down the queues outside shops as Apple iPhone 7 went on sale, as Samsung says it will resume Galaxy Note 7 sales in South Korea at the end of the September.

A switch to online ordering cut down the queues outside shops as Apple iPhone 7 went on sale, as Samsung says it will resume Galaxy Note 7 sales in South Korea at the end of the September.

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Apple's AirPods stir up anger and internet wit

Apple's decision not to have a headphone socket on the iPhone 7 has sparked protests and petitions and social media has been awash with criticism and witticism.

Apple's decision not to have a headphone socket on the iPhone 7 has sparked protests and petitions and social media has been awash with criticism and witticism.

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Battle of the phones: Samsung vs Apple

This week in Business Line we look at the triumphs and troubles of Samsung and Apple, with details of the iPhone 7 and the costly recall of the Note 7.

This week in Business Line we look at the triumphs and troubles of Samsung and Apple, with details of the iPhone 7 and the costly recall of the Note 7.

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Ireland to appeal Apple EU tax ruling

Ireland’s cabinet has approved an appeal against an EU ruling that it should receive 13 billion euros in unpaid taxes from technology giant Apple.

Ireland’s cabinet has approved an appeal against an EU ruling that it should receive 13 billion euros in unpaid taxes from technology giant Apple.

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Brussels and Apple trade claims over Irish tax row

The verbal sparring continues between Brussels and Apple over the 13 billion euro tax bill the European Commission has ruled it must pay to the Irish government.

The verbal sparring continues between Brussels and Apple over the 13 billion euro tax bill the European Commission has ruled it must pay to the Irish government.

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To take the money or not - Ireland delays decision over Apple tax cash

Ireland's cabinet has delayed a decision on whether Dublin should appeal against Brussels' ruling that Apple has to give 13 billion euros of underpaid taxes to the government.

Ireland's cabinet has delayed a decision on whether Dublin should appeal against Brussels' ruling that Apple has to give 13 billion euros of underpaid taxes to the government.

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EU vs Apple: A fair whack or a made up number?

The European Commission’s demand that Ireland collect €13 billion in back taxes from Ireland has polarised opinion.

The European Commission’s demand that Ireland collect €13 billion in back taxes from Ireland has polarised opinion.

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Sharp's losses widen, underscoring Foxconn's turnaround challenge

Japanese electronics maker Sharp has reported a huge net loss for the second year running, underscoring how difficult it will be for new owner Foxconn to turn the firm around.

Japanese electronics maker Sharp has reported a huge net loss for the second year running, underscoring how difficult it will be for new owner Foxconn to turn the firm around.

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'iStruggle' - how Apple Is trying to get its groove back

As Apple posts its first revenue fall in 13 years and its first ever decline in iPhone sales, Business Line takes an in-depth look at its financial situation and asks what is the 'next big thing'.

As Apple posts its first revenue fall in 13 years and its first ever decline in iPhone sales, Business Line takes an in-depth look at its financial situation and asks what is the 'next big thing'.