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This is daily Apple news. Monday through Friday, Ken Ray brings commute-sized tech news to the podsphere. If it's Apple news, Apple-related news, or news related to Apple-related news, you'll hear about it here. News you'll like... this is Mac OS Ken.

- 29 of 42 Apple Stores Reopened in China

- Coronavirus Craters the Markets

- Evercore Analyst Still Sees Apple Sales as Deferred, Not Lost

- DigiTimes Says iPad Sales Boosted by Coronavirus

- Wedbush Says Production Delays Could Push Out iPhone SE2

- Wedbush Analyst Still Sees Apple Sales as Deferred, Not Lost

- Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple Boosts 5nm ARM Processor Orders; ARM Based Mac in Early 2021

- Apple Declines Congressional Hearing Invitation on Tech and China

- SCOTUS Declines to Hear Apple Appeal in VirnetX Case

- Buffett Still Singing Apple’s Praises

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:21am EST

- Target System Shows New iPod touch, Apple TV, and Watch Bands on the Way

- Target System Shows $399 AirPods Something on the Way

- Canalys: PCs to Take Coronavirus Hit in 2020

- Samsung Temporarily Closes SK Factory Due to Coronavirus

- Apple Maps Turns on Look Around for DC, Boston, and Philly

- John Legend Speaks at Apple

- App Store Confidential Shoots to Top of Amazon Germany Charts

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:41am EST

- Apple Reopens Two More Stores in China

- Cook to China: We are with you

- Foxconn Warns of Full-Year Revenue Hit

- SK Hynix Asks 800 Workers to Stay Home Amid Coronavirus Concern

- Business Insider: Millions in South Korea and Vietnam Encouraged to Stay Home

- NGOs Pressure Apple on Authoritarian Policies in China

- Bloomberg: Apple Weighs Letting Users Pick Default Apps on Devices

- Production Halted on “Shantaram” While They Find Someone to Write It

- Oh. Look. Another “Rare,” Working Apple-1 Is Up for Auction.

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:40am EST

- Ten More Apple Stores Reopen in China

- Report: Apple Shifts Some Production to Taiwan

- Ming-Chi Kuo: Luxshare to Pick Up Apple Watch and iPhone Work

- Larry Tesler: 1945 - 2020

- Microsoft Releases Unified Office App for iOS

- Apple Seeks to Have “Servant” Suit Dismissed

- Apple Sues to Kill German App Store Tell-All

- Apple Announces New Film Staring Mahershala Ali

- Second iOS 13.4 Beta Allows Car Key Sharing Through Messages

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:38am EST

- More Financial Firm Reactions to Apple’s Q2 Warning

- Still More Financial Firm Reactions to Apple’s Q2 Warning

- Apple Insider: Evolving Situation May Change and Morph

- TrendForce Expects Smartphone Production to Fall 1.3% in 2020

- Ming-Chi Kuo Has Big Expectations for Little Apple Tags

- Apple Releases watchOS 6.1.3 and watchOS 5.3.5

- Apple Music Subheads “Other Versions” of Albums

- First Alert Updates Onelink Safe & Sound with AirPlay 2 Support

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:17am EST

- Apple Says It’ll Miss 2Q Guidance Due to Coronavirus

- Report: Laptop Supply to Take a Hit from Coronavirus

- Ming-Chi Kuo Probably Still Expects iPhone SE2 in First-Half of 2020

- Early Reactions to Apple Guidance on Guidance

- Tim Cook Sends Memo to Apple Staff Regarding Coronavirus

- Berkshire Hathaway Sells ~$1B in Apple Shares; Still Has ~$72B Worth

- Apple Outs Trailer for “Amazing Stories”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:01am EST

- Apple Stores Reopen in Beijing

- Facebook Cancels Global Marketing Summit in SF, CA Over Coronavirus Concerns

- 2,000 iPhones Doled Out on Quarantined Cruise Ship

- NV Dems Deploy 2,000 iPads Ahead of State Caucus

- More Transit Info Lights Up on Apple Maps Across EU

- Apple Music Reportedly Updates “Replay” for 2020

- “Visible: Out on Television” Out on Apple TV+

- Adrian Paul - TV’s “Highlander” - Joining Season 2 of “See”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:01am EST

- Apple Reopening Five Beijing Stores This Weekend

- Nikkei Examines Steps to Restart Factories in China

- Apple May Have to Pay for Time Checking Employee Bags

- Apple Adds Search to Shazam; Drops Shazam Encore to Free

- Apple Updates ARKit’s “Quick Look” for Retailers

- YouTube Killing iTunes In-App Subscription Support for YouTube TV

- Plepler Hires Heather Karpas for Apple TV+ Production

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:25am EST

- GSMA Pulls Plug on MWC 2020

- Apple Adds $18B in Market Value on Rumored Foxconn Restart Plans

- Apple Shares Set New Closing High

- Foxconn Refutes Reuters Report on Reopening Factories

- Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Seem to Surge (But May Not Have)

- Counterpoint Research: iPhone Still Rules in Secure Smartphone Share

- Apple Joins FIDO Alliance

- Microsoft Publicly Testing Project xCloud for iOS

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:31am EST

- JPMorgan Eases Its Worry Over Manufacturing and Coronavirus

- Report: Foxconn Hopes to Have Half of China Factories Reopened by Month’s End

- FTC Quizzes Apple and Others Over Undisclosed Acquisitions

- Siri Now Fielding 2020 Election Questions

- Apple Card Gains OFX Export Option

- Juniper: Apple Pay to Push Global Contactless Payment Growth

- Bernstein: Apple Pay Could Account for 10% of Card Payments by 2025

- Apple Lets Users Turn Off Subscription Payment Notifications

- Warner Music Exec Jumps to Apple Music

- Cook Posts Pic Marking Black History Month

- Apple Releases Swift Playgrounds for Mac

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:04am EST

- Foxconn Factories Start Restarting

- Canalys: Smartphone Sales in China Could Fall 50% in March-Quarter

- Samsung Scaling Back Presence at Mobile World Congress

- Amazon Axes Mobile World Congress Appearance

- Intel Backs Out of MWC 2020

- Sony Skipping MWC 2020 for YouTube

- Case Makers Prep Wares for iPhone SE2

- Courts Refuse to Rehear Case Between Apple and VirnetX

- “Ghostwriter” Saves Ontario Bookstore

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:01am EST

- Nikkei: Chinese Authorities Won’t Let Foxconn Reopen Yet

- Chinese Authorities: It’s Not That We Won’t LET Them…

- Apple Keeping Operations in China Closed for Now

- MacRumors: Wait Times Extend for Many Build-to-Order Macs

- Wedbush Cutting iPhone Expectations Thanks to Coronavirus Closures

- Ming-Chi Kuo: A Lot of Workers Won’t Go Back

- App Developers Quizzed by DoJ in Apple Antitrust Probe

- Apple Settles iPhone Slowdown Suit in France

- Taika Waititi Tears Into Apple Over Keyboards

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:39am EST

- Foxconn Cuts Revenue Forecast in Face of Coronavirus

- Foxconn to Quarantine Returning Workers

- Nikkei: Coronavirus Puts Continued Strain on AirPods Supply

- Apple Shares Set new Closing High

- Counterpoint: iPhone XR Was India’s Fastest-Growing Premium Phone in 2019

- Strategy Analytics: Apple Watch Beat All Swiss Watch Sales in 2019

- FBI Says It STILL Can’t Get Into Pensacola Shooter’s iPhone

- NYPD Ditching Paper Pads for Note Taking App on iPhone

- Apple Ends Dealings with 18 Companies Over Conflict Mineral Concerns

- Apple Makes Custom Apps Easier for Education

- Apple Launches Back-to-School Promotion for Japan

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:01am EST

- Chinese Manufacturers Still Aiming for 10 February to Restart Operations

- Apple Halts “Close Your Rings” Employee Challenge Due to Coronavirus Closures

- Citing Coronavirus Concerns, LG Skipping MWC in Barcelona

- Liz Schimel Out as Head of Apple News+

- Genius Series “Verified” Headed to Apple Music

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:02am EST

- A Pair of Apple Bulls Consider the Coronavirus

- Report: Wistron to Start iPhone PCB Production in India

- Macs at Work: SAP Now Has Over 26,000 Deployed

- Apple Opens Developer Waiver Program to Eight More Countries

- Apple Ups Trade-In Value of Apple Watch Series 2 and 3 for Heart Month

- Apple Adds Dedicated Election 2020 Coverage to News App

- Apple Releases “First Look” Trailer for “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet”

- Bernstein Analyst Issues Negative Note on Apple TV+

- Apple TV App Rolls Out to 2019 LG TVs

- Apple’s Kids Programming Wins Parents’ Choice Gold Awards

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:01am EST

- Apple (and Markets) Fall on Coronavirus Concern

- Apple Closes Most China Operations Through 9 February

- DigiTimes Hears Mixed Messages Around Coronavirus

- Ming-Chi Kuo Cuts March-Quarter iPhone Forecast by 10%

- “Loop Disease” Suit Continues in Lessened State

- Apple TV+ Series “Foundation” to Employ 500+ in Ireland

- 11 New Underwater Screensavers Hit Apple TV HD and 4K

- Apple Outs Ad for Apple Arcade Ahead of Super Bowl

- Apple Arcade Characters Take Over Apple’s Homepage

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:01am EST

- Strategy Analytics: Apple Was World’s Top Smartphone Vendor in 4QCY19

- IDC: Apple Was World’s Top Smartphone Vendor in 4QCY19

- Counterpoint: India Larger Smartphone Market Than U.S.

- iDownloadBlog: HomePod Headed to India, Soon

- Report: Apple Store to Open Online in India in 3Q 2020

- Official: Apple Maps Update Complete in the U.S.

- iOS Update Seems to Fix Connectivity Issues for O2 iPhone XRs

- Apple Ordered to Pay WiLan $85M for Patent Infringement

- Apple Ordered to Pay Caltech $838M for Patent Violation

- FiLMiC Releases New App for MultiCam Recording on One iPhone

- Unicode Consortium Unveils 117 New Emoji

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:11am EST

- Ming-Chi Kuo: Five Worries for Apple Around Coronavirus

- Ming-Chi Kuo: 1HCY2020 Product Plans for Apple

- Piper Sandler Ups Apple Target to $343

- JPMorgan Ups Apple Target to $350

- Cowen & Co. Ups Apple Target to $370

- Cult of Mac: A slew of Apple analysts Respond to Apple Earnings

- Apple Shares Hit New Intraday and Closing Highs

- Rosenblatt and Jun Zhang Sever Ties

- Apple Hires Netflix Engineer to Support Apple TV+

- Starz Content Chief Signs Producer Deal with Apple TV+

- Minor Updates to All Things Apple

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:01am EST

- A look at Apple's blowout 1QFY2020

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:26am EST

- Coronavirus and the Q1 Call

- Cowen’s Sankar Sees Rise in iPhone Production for H1FY202

- JP Morgan Likes AAPL, But Recommends “Tempering of Expectations”

- Apple 1QFY2020 Earnings Call Set for 2PM PST/5PM EST Today

- Apple + A24 Pick Up 'Boys State’ at Sundance for $10M

- Apple Releases New Teaser for “Beastie Boys Story”

- Apple Rents Out "Triangle Building" in San Jose

- Apple Revamps Employment Site

- Today at Apple Celebrates Black History Month in Select Stores

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:43am EST

- Rosenblatt Ups Apple Target to $250, Maintains “Sell” Rating

- Credit Suisse Sees Folks Waiting for Second iPhone 5G

- Sacconaghi Still So-So on Apple

- Cowen Ups Apple to $350 on iPhone + Services

- Wedbush Ups Apple Target to $400

- Apple Advocating for Patient Access to Health Data

- Tim Cook Pledges Donation to Aid 2019-nCoV Relief in China

- Apple Guts Unofficial Archive of Video

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:53am EST

- BofA/Merrill Lynch Ups Apple Target to $340 on iPhone and Services Strength

- Apple Shares Set New Closing High

- Bloomberg: Turning iPhone Sales (and Sentiment) Around in India

- Apple Signs Multi-Year, Multi-Billion-Dollar Deal with Broadcom

- Sensor Tower: US Mobile Subscription Revenue Surged 21% in 2019

- Nobel Laureate Economist Takes Apple to Task for… Stuff

- Lisa Jackson Meets with Ukrainian Foreign Minister

- Safari Intelligent Tracking Prevention May Not Be Fixed After All

- Apple Watch Connected Connects to the Gym

- Apple Drops Trailer for Carpool Karaoke - Season 3

- EP Says Apple TV+’s “Little America” Getting a Podcast

- Rocket League to Drop Support for Mac and Linux

- N3TWORK Brings New Tetris App to iOS

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:05am EST

- Daryanani: Apple Services Could Hit $100B by 2024

- Trump Spins Word Salad on Backdoors and Encryption

- Apple Spent $7.4 Million Lobbying in 2019

- Wistron Bringing Third iPhone Plant Online in India

- Report: Safari’s Tracking Prevention Sort of Borked Tracking Prevention

- Users: iPhones 11 Make a Wreck of Wireless CarPlay

- Apple TV+ Nears Deal on “Extrapolations”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:04am EST

- Reuters: iCloud Backups Not End-to-End Encrypted at FBI’s Request

- iMore Editor: iCloud Encrypted Enough for Most Consumers

- Bloomberg: iPhone “SE2” Goes Into Production Next Month

- Bloomberg: Apple Increases A13 Orders Due to Demand for iPhones 11

- Bloomberg: Pegatron Eyes Production in Vietnam

- Apple Card Supports Transaction Exports to Third-Party Apps

- US Senators Sport Apple Watches at Impeachment Trial

- Cook and IBM CEO to Breakfast with Trump in Davos

- Bloomberg: Apple Considering Podcasts to Promote Apple TV+

- EA Killing Tetris for iOS on 21 April

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:24am EST

- CIRP: iPhone 11 Apple’s Top Seller for December-Quarter

- Apple Tops Fortune’s Most Admired Companies for 13th Straight Year

- Apple Posts Government Request Transparency Report

- Apple’s CEO Advocates Global Taxation “Rehaul”

- Cook Teases Work on Technology and Health

- Apple Issues Employee-Only Apple Watch Activity Challenge

- Apple Releases New Trailer for "Visible: Out on Television"

- Apple and Cook Remember Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:36am EST

- Starring Morgan Stanley as “The Bull,” and Nomura as “The Bear”

- Apple Shares Hit New Intraday and Closing Highs

- Report: Apple Taking New Office in Munich Report: Apple Taking New Office in Munich

- Jennifer Aniston Wins SAG for Work on “The Morning Show”

- Apple Facing More Blowback Over The Banker

- Apple TV+ Inks Overall Deal with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

- Apple Offers Up Second Trailer for "Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet"

- Apple Orders Second Season for "Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet"

- Five “Amazing Stories” to Drop on 6 March

- “Home Before Dark” Gets Second Season Order; 3 April Premier Date

- Meryl Streep to Narrate Earth Day Short Film for Apple TV+

- 17 April Set for Apple TV+ “Home” Opener

- “Defending Jacob” to Hit Apple TV+ 24 April

- UK Comedy “Trying” to Hit Apple TV+ 1 May

- “Dear…” to Hit Apple TV+ 5 June

- Apple Prodding People to Start Apple TV+ One-Year Free Trial

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:37am EST

- Munster Thinks Slow Roll of 5G Could Stunt iPhone Sales Growth in 2021

- Apple Supplier TSMC Banking on 5G for Future Growth

- Taxes and Exchange Rates Force Changes in Pakistan, Singapore, and Thailand App Stores

- Apple’s Xnor.ai Acquisition Kills People Detection in Wyze Cameras

- Apple’s Giving Program Gave $100 Million to Charities in 2019

- Apple Music to Make Weekly Base:Line Playlist for NBA

- Apple Sets March Release Dates for The Banker

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:14am EST

- Canaccord Analyst Ups Apple Target to $355 on iPhones and Services

- Apple Buys Seattle-Startup Xnor.ai

- Report: Data Extracted from Parnas iPhone Using Cellebrite

- Report: GrayKey Used by FBI to Crack Locked iPhone 11 Pro Max Last Fall

- WSJ Editorial Board Sides with Apple in Row with Barr

- Apple Hires Drone Expert as D.C. Lobbyist

- Apple and M. Night Shyamalan Sued Over “Servant”

- Apple TV+ Lands Spike Jonze Beastie Boys Doc

- Apple TV+ Hitting SXSW Film Festival

- The (Unofficial) Apple Archive Hits the Web

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:12am EST

- WSJ: Experts Say Third-Party Tools Can Crack Pensacola Shooter’s iPhones

- iDownloadBlog: One Take on Bill Barr’s Demands of Apple

- Cellebrite Buys Rival BlackBag in ~$33M Deal

- Wedbush: Apple Could Be at $2T by End of 2021

- UBS Ups Apple Target to $355 on iPhone + 5G Anticipation

- Trump Tweets Condemnation at Apple

- Report: Apple Building Legal Team as Encryption Fight Builds

- IDC Sees Significant Mac Sales to Businesses as Windows 7 Support Ends

- Rack-Mounted Mac Pro Available Now

- Report: Firmware Update Dulls Noise-Cancelling in AirPods Pro

- Apple Releases “Reality Converter” AR App for Developers

- Apple to Promote “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet” at PAX South

- Critics in Love with Apple TV+ Series “Little America”

- "Little America's" Eisenberg Gets Overall Deal with Apple

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:01am EST

- Attorney General Barr Calls for Backdoor Into Pensacola Shooter’s iPhones

- Apple Response to Attorney General Barr: Um… No.

- D.A. Davidson Analyst Ups Apple Target to $375

- Apple Shares Hit New Intraday and Closing Highs

- Apple Registers Unidentified Portable Mac with EEC

- Dave Bautista Signs on for Season 2 of “See”

- Crudup Grabs First Major Award for Apple TV+

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:33am EST

- Credit Suisse Stays Underwater on Apple

- Apple Shares Set New Intraday and Closing Highs

- Ming-Chi Kuo Says All iPhone 5G Models Will Launch This Fall

- Loup Ventures: 5G Coverage in the States Still Two-Years Away

- Apple Cuts Maximum Trade-In Value on Most Devices

- Apple Launches Battery Case Replacement Program

- Oprah Winfrey Drops Out of and Pulls Planned Documentary from Apple TV+

- Report: Apple Opening New Office in Montreal

- Apple Releases Short Film “Daughter” to Celebrate Chinese New Year

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:32am EST

- Bloomberg: iPhone Shipments in China Hit Double-Digit Growth

- Apple Shares Hit New Intraday and Closing Highs

- A Look at iPhone Sales on 13th Anniversary of Its Introduction

- Strategy Analytics: AirPods Totally Crush the Totally Wireless Headset Space

- Masimo and Ceracor Sue Apple Over Alleged Theft of IP

- Apple Screens iCloud Photos for Child Exploitation

- Apple TV+ Series “Dickinson” Up for GLAAD Media Award

- Ireland to Give Apple Award Marking 40 Years of Investment

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- Apple PR Sings a Song of Services

- CNBC Praises Apple’s Wearables Segment (and Prematurely Buries Services)

- Apple Insider Takes Bad Apple Takes to Task

- CNBC to Sacconaghi: You’ve Been a Chaser

- Apple Shares Hit New Intraday and Closing Highs

- Apple Solicits Donations for Australian Bushfire Relief Through iTunes

- Apple Launches Shot on iPhone Night Mode Challenge

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- Zacks: Apple Has Room to Run in 2020

- 2020 CTA Trends Look Promising for Apple

- Apple Privacy Exec Still Not Into Encryption Backdoors

- Samsung Seems to Have Stolen Apple’s Face ID Logo

- Apple Acknowledges Connectivity Issues for iPhone XR on O2 in UK

- Apple Launches “Back to Uni” Promotion

- Apple Presenting at Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour 2020

- Apple Releases First Official “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet” Trailer

- Apple Arcade Games Represent at 2020 Independent Games Festival Awards

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:56am EST

- JP Morgan Reiterates “Overweight” Rating on Apple Shares

- Needham Lowers Apple Rating (Kind of) While Upping Target to $350

- Deutsche Bank Doesn’t Think Lightning Will Keep Striking

- Wedbush Analyst: A Bull on a Super Cycle

- Signs of Strength for Apple in India

- FBI Sends Letter to Apple Requesting Help Apple Says It’s Already Giving

- Apple TV App Coming to Some 2018/2019 LG Smart TVs

- Patricia Arquette Joining Apple TV+ Series “Severance”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:48am EST

- Flurry Analytics: iPhone Took 9 of Top-10 Christmas Week US Activations

- Wave7: Apple and Samsung Dominate Postpaid Smartphone Sales in States

- Evercore Ups Apple Target to $315

- RBC and BofA Up Apple Targets to $330

- Tim Cook’s 2019 Take-Home Dropped to $125 Million

- Tim Cook’s Take-Home 200 to 2,000 Times Apple Median

- Apple Sets Annual Shareholders Meeting for 26 February

- AirPods Pro Orders Stretch to February

- Apple Adds Emoji to Engraving for AirPods Cases

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:47am EST

- Apple Closes Above $300

- App Store Trounces Google Play on Christmas as App Sales Hit Global Record

- Report: TSMC 5nm A14 Production to Start Next Quarter

- Ming-Chi Kuo: Second Supplier to Start on AirPods Pro

- Report: Apple to Demo HomeKit and Siri at CES

- Apple TV+ Signs Five-Year Production Deal with Former HBO CEO

- Tim Cook Give $2M in Apple Stock to Unnamed Charity

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:35am EST

- Apple Ends 2019 with New Intraday and Closing Highs

- Apple Accounted for 8% of S&P 500 Growth in 2019

- Apple Responds to Concerns Over Location Notifications in iOS

- ToTok Cofounder Asks Apple and Google CEOs to Lift App’s Ban

- Apple Inks Licensing Deal with UK GPU Maker Imagination Technologies

- RIAA: Streaming Now Accounts for 80% of Music Business in U.S.

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- TMO’s Charlotte Henry: Netflix Originals a Good Sign for Apple TV+

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