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Apple CEO Tim Cook Rejects Charges of Apple Being ‘a Monopoly’

However, he expressed a strong disagreement with calls by some politicians in Washington that tech giants like Apple should be broken up

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an event to announce new products, Oct. 30, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. VOA

Apple CEO Tim Cook has rejected the allegation that Apple was “a monopoly” that should be broken up along with other US tech giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook.

In an interview to CBS News, Cook said that though Apple was big in size and government scrutiny was “fair,” he would not agree with the argument that his company was a monopoly, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.

“I don’t think anybody reasonable is going to come to the conclusion that Apple’s a monopoly… Our share is much more modest. We don’t have a dominant position in any market,” he said.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new Apple iPhones and other products at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products in Cupertino, California. VOA

The Apple CEO agreed that the government scrutiny of big tech companies was fair. “We should be scrutinised.”

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However, he expressed a strong disagreement with calls by some politicians in Washington that tech giants like Apple should be broken up.

Over the past few days, media reports said the US authorities are mulling an antitrust probe into big tech companies for a wide range of issues, such as fake news, the policy of user privacy, their monopolised shares on advertising market and foreign influence in US political affairs via social media platforms. (IANS)

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‘AirPods Pro’ with Noise Cancellation Feature may Debut this Month

Recently, an icon found in iOS 13.2 revealed how the new AirPods will look like

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Apart from noise cancellation feature, these new AirPods will include water resistance for gym or vacation use. Pixabay

Apple is expected to launch its “AirPods Pro” with noise cancellation later this month and might be priced as high as $260.

Apart from noise cancellation feature, these new AirPods will include water resistance for gym or vacation use, the Verge reported on Friday.

Recently, an icon found in iOS 13.2 revealed how the new AirPods will look like.

The iOS 13.2 beta which the iPhone maker released contained a small gray-and-white menu icon that seemingly reveals the company’s AirPods Pro is in works.

The iPhone maker might also launch a 16-inch MacBook Pro with a scissor keyboard, refreshed iPad Pro model along with Apple Tags items trackers soon.

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The iOS 13.2 beta which the iPhone maker released contained a small gray-and-white menu icon that seemingly reveals the company’s AirPods Pro is in works. Pixabay

The company hosted an event last year on October 30 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City and in 2019 it is again expected to hold the event around the same time.

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Apple has several products lined up for its October event, including a 16-inch MacBook Pro, refreshed iPad Pro model along with Apple Tags. As per the report, the 16-inch MacBook Pro might feature a 3072×1920 resolution display. (IANS)