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Retail News - Angela Ahrendts given £40m ‘golden handshake’ from Apple

Apple hands newly appointed retail chief Angela Ahrendts a £40 million ‘golden handshake’ as the former Burberry chief executive joins the ranks.

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Retail News - iPhone sales easily beat the Street as Apple sees Q2 revenue rise 4.6%

Apple on Thursday revealed sales of its flagship iPhone product had easily outpaced Wall Street predictions of 38 million units, selling 43.7 million iPhones during the second quarter.

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Retail News - Apple looks to boost iPhone 5C sales with launch of cut-price 8GB model

Apple on Tuesday launched a new entry-level version of its iPhone 5C smartphone as it looks to encourage sales of its cheaper models with a broader appeal.

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Retail News - Apple eyes Swiss Group for its iWatch

Apple is reportedly looking to recruit luxury watchmaker, Swiss, in attempt to improve the world's first intelligent clock, iWatch.

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Retail News - Apple’s CFO to step down as it announces revenue growth of $171bn

Apple has announced that its chief financial officer (CFO), Peter Oppenheimer, will step down in September this year.

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Retail News - Samsung's new Galaxy S5 includes fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor
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Samsung is going toe-to-toe with Apple by unveiling its new smartphone, the Galaxy S5, which, like Apple’s iPhone 5S, has a built-in sensor allowing users to unlock their phones with a fingerprint scan. Unveiled on Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the new model also has an improved camera, a bigger screen, and a built-in heart rate monitor to complement three upcoming devices from its Gear Fit fitness range.

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Retail News - Apple buys back $14bn worth of shares following a disappointing Q1
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An Apple company spokesman has confirmed that the tech-giant has repurchased USD 14 billion of its stock since it reported disappointing Q1 results. Apple bought USD 12 billion of shares via an accelerated share repurchase program (ASR) and USD 2 billion of shares from the open market, the spokesman said.

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Retail News - Samsung and Cisco enter patent agreement
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Following the news that Apple is being taken to court over patent infringements, arch rival Samsung and mobile communications firm Cisco, have entered a ten-year agreement to share patents. It follows the news that Samsung and Google entered a similar agreement in January. The agreement will allow both Samsung and Cisco to share patents without the fear of being sued for the next ten years.

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Retail News - Apple to contest patent infringement in Germany
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Apple has been embroiled in another patent battle regarding the iPhone’s emergency phone-dialling feature, the regional court of Mannheim, Germany said. German-patent holding company IPCom is demanding EUR 1.57 billion in damages from the tech giants. The trial, which involves a dispute over two patents, will start on February 11.

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Retail News - Apple’s iPhone has “best quarter ever” with record sales in emerging markets

Apple on Monday reported sales of 51 million iPhones during the last quarter, the most sold in any quarter, as the mobile phone manufacturer battled to keep up with consumer demand for its products.

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