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The amount available at the end of the day for either Apple or the Irish government from lengthy legal proceedings over the company’s Irish tax affairs lost almost a billion dollars in the last year ahead of the final ruling. If the EU wins, the sum will be handed over to the Irish government; if the EU loses, it will be returned to Apple. The Irish Times: A quick recap: the State set up the escrow account in 2018 to hold €14.3 billion of alleged back taxes and interest that the European Commission ordered it to collect from Apple, even as the State and the iPhone maker appealed the matter before the courts in Luxembourg. Apple and the Government won…
Some €14.3B ($15.5B) has been sitting in an Apple Irish tax escrow account, while we await for a final ruling on whether or not the sum has to be paid. But it’s reported that the fund has lost almost a billion euros (or dollars) since it was established back in 2018. The current value of the fund – which will either be handed over to the Irish government, or returned to Apple – is said to have fallen to €13.4B ($14.6B) … more… The post Apple Irish tax account has lost almost a billion dollars while awaiting a ruling appeared first on 9to5Mac.
Apple earlier this month introduced the new Mac Studio featuring M2 Max and the new M2 Ultra chips, delivering a huge boost in performance and enhanced connectivity in its compact design. Mac Studio front (top image) and rear Featuring up to 192GB of unified memory, Mac Studio with M2 Ultra has far more memory than the most advanced workstation graphics cards, taking on demanding workloads other systems can’t even process. Mac Studio with M2 Max is up to 50 percent faster than the previous-generation Mac Studio and 4x faster than the most powerful Intel-based 27-inch iMac. It features a 12-core CPU, up to a 38-core GPU, and up to 96GB of unified memory with 400GB/s of memory bandwidth. Mac Studio…
Apple has handed out its second developer beta for macOS 14 Sonoma, which can be downloaded to Macs and tested out by users enrolled in the program.Apple releases new betasDevelopers enrolled in the program can access the latest builds by either visiting the Apple Developer Center or updating their Macs with the beta software. For public users, beta versions will be made available through the Apple Beta Software Program shortly after the developer versions are released. Read more...
Apple has handed out its second developer beta for macOS 14 Sonoma, which can be downloaded to Macs and tested out by users enrolled in the program.Apple releases new betasDevelopers enrolled in the program can access the latest builds by either visiting the Apple Developer Center or updating their Macs with the beta software. For public users, beta versions will be made available through the Apple Beta Software Program shortly after the developer versions are released. Read more...
Apple Vision Pro, Apple's new "spatial computing" device, does not have a hardware-based control mechanism. It relies on eye tracking and hand gestures to allow users to manipulate objects in the virtual space in front of them. In a recent developer session, Apple designers outlined the specific gestures that can be used with Vision Pro, and how some of the interactions will work. Tap - Tapping the thumb and the index finger together signals to the headset that you want to tap on a virtual element on the display that you're looking at. Users have also described this as a pinch, and it is the equivalent to tapping on the screen of an iPhone. Double Tap - Tapping twice initiates…
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