Under the company's plans announced on Tuesday, any purchaser of an iPhone, Macbook, iPad, or iPod Touch will now get the Apple TV+ streaming service free and will be charged $5 a month only if they decide to continue after the year is over.
Siri, Apple's iconic voice assistant, allows users to work their iPhone without using their hands, and can send messages, make calls and open multiple applications with voice commands alone.
Apple's acquisitions have mostly been much smaller companies, making the Intel deal its second-largest ever after its $3.2 billion purchase of Beats Electronics in 2014.
More than 2.5 million developers for Apple's platforms are from greater China, a region that includes Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China.
Apple's request was a result of the extended Sino-US trade dispute, but a trade resolution will not lead to a change in the company's decision.
The claims center on the same Apple practices highlighted in a lawsuit brought by consumers, arguing that Apple's practices have artificially inflated the price of software in the App Store.
The iTunes online shop that transformed the way people buy and listen to music after its launch in 2001 will be no more, Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi said.
A total of 310.8 million smartphones were shipped globally during the first three months of this year in a 6.6 percent decline from the same period in 2018.
Apple said on April 18 that it will open a "Material Recovery" lab to investigate new techniques using robotics and machine learning to rip apart its devices and recover valuable materials such as copper, aluminum and cobalt.
Hu made the remark at the company's annual global analyst summit at its headquarters in Shenzhen in southern China.
Japan Display, which gets more than half of its revenue from Apple, has a small OLED pilot line at a smartphone screen plant in eastern Japan.
Price tags for products listed on the Apple's China website were lowered on April 1 morning, including a discount of up to 500 yuan ($74.44) for some of its latest iPhone models.
The 10.5-inch iPad Air, which includes Apple Pencil, starts at $499 for the WiFi model and $629 for the WiFi plus cellular model.
Researchers hope the technology can assist in early detection of atrial fibrillation, the most common form of irregular heart beat.
Spotify, which launched a year after the 2007 launch of the iPhone, said on March 13 Apple unfairly limits rivals to its own Apple Music streaming service.
Several electronics vendors announced discounts on iPhone devices this week, following mass discounts in January just before Apple reported sinking sales in China.
The tech firm said in a filing with state regulators that it planned to lay off people from seven different Santa Clara facilities near its Cupertino, California headquarters, as of April 16. A company spokesman confirmed that the reduction was from the self-driving car program.
Qualcomm is seeking the ban in hopes of dealing Apple a blow before the two begin a major trial in mid-April in San Diego over Qualcomm's patent licensing practices.
The report is the first to put a firm number on the scale of a recent decline in Apple's fortunes in the world's second largest economy, after Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook pointed to China as a big factor in a rare cut in the company's quarterly sales forecast last month.
Apple said since 2011 the total number of jobs created and supported by the company in the United States had more than tripled from almost 600,000 to 2 million across all 50 states.
The world's largest contract manufacturer, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, said in a stock exchange filing that changes in employee numbers were part of its usual adjustments based on global strategy and clients' needs.
The scale of the cuts is not necessarily deeper than previous years, it is simply significantly earlier, the report said, citing an industry source familiar with the situation.
In an interview with CNBC, Tim Cook said there have not been any discussions to settle a licensing dispute between the companies.
Importantly, Foxconn will be assembling the most expensive models, such as devices in the flagship iPhone X family, the source said, potentially taking Apple's business in India to a new level.
Apple will carry out the software updates at the start of next week "to address any possible concern about our compliance with the order", the firm said in a statement sent to Reuters.