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Tim Cook discusses tech & economy with Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook met with Utah Senator Orrin Hatch in the national capital on Friday and discussed various topics ranging from the wider tech industry to U. S. economy, emerging media reports say.

Mr. Cook reportedly visited Washington, D. C., to meet with Republican Sen. Hatch, and took a dinner with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. While details of the closed-door meeting were not disclosed, a statement provided to media revealed that they discussed a range of topics about technology and economy.

Apple sues Qualcomm, alleging extortion

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Apple’s next MacBooks will have Kaby Lake processor, more RAM: analyst predicts

Apple's new MacBooks will come equipped with Intel's powerful Kaby Lake processors as well as offer more RAM in the fifteen-inch model, a well-known Apple analyst said in a newly issued note.

Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities in Taiwan, said in the note that Apple would upgrade this year's MacBooks with the Kaby Lake processors and 32 gigabytes of RAM.

Consumer Reports recommends MacBook Pro laptops after software update

In an update to its original MacBook Pro evaluation, Consumer Reports has recommended laptops running a macOS 10.12.3 beta as the battery life issue has been fixed.

Consumer Reports recommended MacBook Pro laptops after finishing retesting of the laptops following software update by Apple, the Cupertino-based manufacturer of the machines.

Apple supplier Foxconn to start massive automation effort for its factories

In a recently released report, DigiTimes has revealed that Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn - the company is one of the most prominent Apple suppliers - plans to automate its factories in May 2017, replacing a vast majority of human employees with robots.

According to the report, the massive automation effort which Foxconn has planned for its factories in May will involve the replacement of nearly 60,000 human workers.

Apple and Nokia involved in an international patent scuffle

On Wednesday, Finland-based mobile network vendor Nokia filed five patent-infringement lawsuits against US tech biggie Apple, accusing it of violation of 32 Nokia patents.

The lawsuits against Apple were filed by Nokia in Germany and the US. The lawsuits basically pertain to Nokia's licensing terms for the widely used H.264 video codec and other technologies.

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