Ap­ple In­sider

Our in­dus­try ex­pert rounds-up the big­gest Ap­ple cor­po­rate sto­ries cir­cu­lat­ing this month

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WWDC set for June Ap­ple’s World­wide De­vel­op­ers Con­fer­ence (WWDC) starts on 8 June. Tick­ets are avail­able on a lot­tery ba­sis, though the com­pany in­tends stream­ing more ses­sions from the show than be­fore. Mar­ket­ing VP Phil Schiller promised, “In­cred­i­ble new tech­nolo­gies for iOS and OS X to share with de­vel­op­ers at WWDC and around the world”. Such new tech­nolo­gies will in­clude new evo­lu­tions of the op­er­at­ing sys­tems along with app devel­op­ment tracks for Ap­ple Watch and – as MacFor­mat goes to press – in­creas­ing weight of spec­u­la­tion claim­ing Ap­ple will re­veal more on its plans for TV at the show.

Ap­ple and IBM in health data push Ap­ple has teamed up with IBM in a deal that means HealthKit data may trans­form health re­search, thanks to big data anal­y­sis and IBM’s AI so­lu­tion, Wat­son. “With Ap­ple’s ground­break­ing Re­searchKit, re­searchers can eas­ily cre­ate apps that take ad­van­tage of the power of mo­bile de­vices to give them rich data from a di­verse global pop­u­la­tion”, said Jeff Wil­liams, Ap­ple’s Op­er­a­tions VP. “Now IBM’s se­cure cloud and an­a­lyt­ics ca­pa­bil­i­ties pro­vide ad­di­tional tools to help ac­cel­er­ate dis­cov­er­ies across a wide va­ri­ety of health is­sues”. The no­tion is that sen­sors in your Ap­ple de­vice will gather use­ful data Wat­son will an­a­lyse to iden­tify key health-re­lated in­sights to in­form bet­ter re­search.

Earth Ap­ple “We don’t want to de­bate cli­mate change. We want to stop it”, says Ap­ple at the start of its 2015 En­vi­ron­men­tal Re­spon­si­bil­ity Re­port, pub­lished for Earth Day 2015. The pub­li­ca­tion fol­lowed a se­ries of green-friendly rev­e­la­tions, in­clud­ing huge new so­lar farms in China and an­other in Cal­i­for­nia. Ap­ple is also work­ing with the Con­ser­va­tion Fund to ac­quire 36,000 acres of man­aged for­est that will be sus­tained and har­vested for Ap­ple prod­uct pack­ag­ing. Ap­ple is try­ing to get 100% of its pack­ag­ing from re­new­able sources. The re­port states the com­pany has launched a Green Chem­istry Ad­vi­sory Board to stay in the fore­front of help iden­tify and re­ject tox­ins from its sup­ply chain.

Tick­ets for Ap­ple’s WWDC in June are avail­able via a lot­tery.

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