Apple Plans to Raise $3.5 Billion From Bond Sale

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In connection with the previous report of Apple planning to hold a bond sale this week, Apple yesterday filed a prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission that has details of its general plans. The Wall Street Journal shares the details mentioned in the prospectus. According to the prospectus, the bond sale includes two chunks of Euro debt with different maturities and, as WSJ states, the return from this bond sale will be the lowest ever for 8-year and 12-year debt: Read More

Angela Ahrendts: Apple Watch Launching In ‘Spring’

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Apple’s Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores, Angela Ahrendts, in a video message revealed the launch plans for Apple’s wearable device Apple Watch. According to her, the Apple Watch will be launched in Spring next year. During the unveiling of the Apple Watch, it was announced that the watch will be launched early next year and Ahrendts’ statement has made it even more specific. Ahrendts states that the Watch will launch after the Chinese New Year which is on February 19th. Read More

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Investor Call Today Ahead of New Bond Sale By Apple

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Apple is issuing another bond this week for which it is planning to hold an investor call today, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. It is expected that the bond will be in Euros which has never happened before as the call is being arranged by Deutsche Bank AG and Goldman Sachs Group. Read More

Tim Cook: I’m Proud To Be Gay

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In an essay published on Business Week, Tim Cook has come come forth and mentioned that he’s gay. He feels that since now he is the CEO of Apple and the gay community is in the minority, he should come out publicly and write about his sexuality to empower many more. Read More

Apple Launches Maps Connect For Small Businesses

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Apple has launched something that will truly help them take their maps business to the next level – small businesses can now get listed on Apple Maps which will make them searchable on Maps. With the new web service called as Maps Connect small business owners would be able to manage their listings on Apple Maps. The service also has an iBeacon-powered indoor mapping tool for setting up indoor positioning in select areas. With Maps Connect, companies can enter their own listings and verify via a phone call or email address. The indoor mapping tool also allows to setup interior views of their businesses on Apple Maps. The locations that have Wi-Fi throughout the building and at least 1 million visitors per year can only currently use the tool for indoor mapping. Read More