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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.

- Apple and Google Release First Seed of Contact Tracing API

- Apple Releases Third (or First) iOS 13.5 (or 13.4.5) Beta

- iOS 13.5 COVID-19 Exposure Notifications Come with an “Off” Switch

- Poll: Less Than Half of U.S. Can and Will Use Contact Tracing App

- iOS 13.5 Beta Lets Masked Users Skip Face ID

- Counterpoint: iPhone Saw Strong March-Quarter in China

- Siri in German Starts to Sound More Human

- Apple Earnings Call Set for 2pm PDT/5pm EDT

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

- 13 Apple Stores That Could Open This Weekend (But Probably Won’t)

- Apple Maps Now Highlights COVID-19 Testing Locations

- Smartphone Hackers Push Products to Track People with COVID-19

- Apple Settles Class Action FaceTime Suit for $18M

- Apple Brings Dark Mode, More Support to Support App

- Australia’s Westpac Finally Activates Apple Pay

- "Parks and Rec" Fundraising Reunion Shot on iPhones in Four-Days

- Apple Race Car a Replica, Not the Real Thing

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:03am EST

- Apple Retail Chief Expects More Stores to Reopen in May

- WSJ: 2020 Flagship iPhones Running a Month Behind

- JP Morgan: Buy AAPL on Weakness Associated with Earnings Call

- Cowen & Co Sees iPhone Growth for Second-Half of 2020

- WarnerMedia Says HBO Max Will Integrate with Apple’s TV App from Launch

- App Store Search Ads Land in Russia

- UK Pursuing Centralized Solution for Contact Tracing App

- Apple Battersea Build on Hold Pending Pandemic Distancing

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:59am EST

- J.P. Morgan: Lead Times Slip for iPhone SE

- Counterpoint: iPhone Does Well in India as Smartphones Stumble

- Morgan Stanley Expects Strong June-Quarter Guidance from Apple

- Apple and Google Tweak Contact Tracing API

- Germany Chooses Decentralized Approach to Contact Tracing

- For Sale: 1979 Porsche Race Car Sponsored by Apple

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:51am EST

- Report: Apple/Google Contact Tracing API Ready Next Week

- Morgan Stanley: Happy Days (and Pollution) Are in the Supply Chain Again

- Wedbush Wants iPhone 5G Guidance from Apple

- Apple Giving Support, Leeway to Retailers in India

- Targeted Mail Vulnerabilities Spotted in iOS

- Character Bug Can Crashes Apple Hardware

- Apple Releases iOS 13.4.1 for New iPhone SE

- Apple Music Lands on Late Model Samsung Smart TVs

- Lil Wayne’s “Young Money Radio” Hits Beats 1

- Porsche Unveils CarPlay Radios for Vintage Rides

- Apple TV+ Green Lights Dark Comedy with Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd

- Tim Cook Hits BBC’s “The Big Night In”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:00am EST

- CIRP: US Opts for Flagship iPhones, Keeps Them Longer

- Bernstein Analyst Not Sure Apple Will Offer June-Quarter Guidance

- Daryanani Expects Apple Stock Buybacks to Continue

- AppleCare+ for iPad Pro Also Covers Pencils and Keyboards

- Apple Maps Lets Users “Look Around” Chicago

- Germany’s Volksbank Raiffeisenbank Adds Apple Pay Support

- Apple’s Lisa Jackson Tells Her Earth Day Story

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:35am EST

- Nikkei: Apple Leans on Parts Makers for Apparent Parts Surplus

- Instinet Worries Over iPhone 5G Timing

- Cowen & Co. Sees Better Recovery for iPhone Than Others (Probably)

- FT: Foxconn and Pegatron Cutting Workers and Hours

- Ming-Chi Kuo: iPhone SE Success Bodes Ill for High-End Models

- Apple Posts Mother’s Day Gift Guide

- Apple Watch Series 5 Turns Up Among the Refurbs

- Apple Services Expand Global Coverage

- iPhone Brings Fraggle Rock to Apple TV+

- Apple’s Lisa Jackson to Appear in Earth Day Live

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:59am EST

- More on Munster’s iPhone SE Response

- Sensor Tower: App Downloads Surge in Pandemic’s First-Quarter

- Conversocial Adds Support for Apple Business Chat

- Apple Updates HealthKit Human Interface Guidelines

- Apple Holds Pre-WWDC DC Focused on Accessibility

- France Wants Apple to Drop Bluetooth Restrictions for Contact Tracing App

- American Idol to End Season Shot on iPhone

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:02am EST

- iPhone SE Wait Times Extend to First Half of May

- Goldman Sachs Slaps “Sell” Rating on Apple Shares

- Daryanani Bullish on Apple Long-Term

- Apple Donates 160K Face Shields to Logistics Victory Los Angeles

- Apple Shares Face Shield How-To for Manufacturers

- Ontario Picks Up iPads for Home Schooling

- Cook on California’s Business Recovery Team

- President of Beats Leaving at End of Month

- Apple Releases Second First Look at “Defending Jacob”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:02am EST

- Cook Talks COVID-19 on Call with Apple Employees

- Apple Reopening Store in South Korea

- Connecticut Senator Questions Trustworthiness of Apple/Google Contact Tracing Plan

- Deutsche Bank Ups Apple Target to $285 on iPhone SE Intro

- Apple Over Ear Headphones Rumor Resurfaces

- Apple Music Web Player Moves Out of Beta

- Apple Music Takes Third in Ridiculous Brand Ranking Subset

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:05am EST

- Apple Announces New iPhone SE

- No U1 Ultra Wideband Processor for iPhone SE

- (PODUCT)RED iPhone SE Sales to Benefit COVID-19 Relief

- Analyst Reactions to iPhone SE

- Apple Starts Selling Silicone and Leather Cases for iPhone SE

- AppleCare+ Costs Less for iPhone SE

- iPad Pro Magic Keyboard Set to Ship Next Week

- Logitech Combo Touch Keyboard Shipping Now

- Apple Selling Replacement Tips for AirPods Pro

- Mac Pro Gets AMD W5700X GPU Option

- Apple Sells Mac Pro Wheels Kit for $699

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:14am EST

- Morgan Stanley: Good News, Bad News, and Really Bad News for Apple

- UBS Analysts Expects No June-Quarter Guidance from Apple

- Check Point: Apple Most Imitated in Brand Phishing Attempts in March-Quarter

- Apple Uses Travel Trends in Maps to Fight COVID-19

- App Store Prices Rising in Barbados, Moldova, and Uzbekistan

- Oprah Talks COVID-19 – The Deathly Impact on Black America

- India’s Eros Now Select Joins Apple TV Channels

- Report: “Stay Home” Orders + New Shows = More Eyes on Apple TV+

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

- Raymond James Analyst Drops Apple Target to $305

- Evercore Sees March Resilience for iPhone in China

- Barclays Sees 5G Pressure on Apple’s 4G Phones in China

- Apple Responds to COVID-19 Screening Questions

- Engadget: A Look at the Apple/Google Contact Tracing Initiative

- BBC: NHS Plans Contract Tracing Initiative, Too

- Apple/Google Contact Tracing Plan Will Require Diagnosis Verification

- Apple Registers AppleCoronavirus.com

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:20am EST

- CIRP: iPhone Accounted for 44% of US Smartphone Activations in Q1

- GF Securities Sees iPhone SE2/9 Any Day; Staggered Release for iPhone 12

- Canalys: Mac Sales Dropped 21% Y-o-Y in March-Quarter

- Mac Pro Hits Apple’s Refurbished Store

- Instinet Ups Apple Target to (Underwater) $240 and Keeps “Neutral”

- Apple and Google to Work on COVID-19 Contact Tracing While Protecting User Privacy

- Apple Maps to Pinpoint COVID-19 Testing Cites

- HBO Extends Go/Now Support on Older Apple TVs

- Apple Launches “Today at Apple (at Home)”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:02am EST

- Retailers in China Drop Prices on iPhone 11 (Really This Time)

- KeyBank: U.S. iPhone Sales Down 56% for March

- Foxconn Enacts Strict Measures Restarting the Supply Chain

- Apple Pay Express Transit Adds 275 Cities in China

- Apple Updates Its COVID-19 App

- Apple Helps Stanford on COVID-19 Testing App for First Responders

- Apple Holding COVID-19 Q&A Call with Employees This Month

- Apple Music to “Stream Local” in South Africa

- COVID-19 Likely Sinks 2021’s Emoji Update for iPhone

- Some Apple TV+ Shows Go Free Without Subscription

- Apple Posts 30 Creative Activities for Kids

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:13am EST

- Wedbush Sees Ugliness for the Next Few Quarters

- JP Morgan Drops Apple Target to $335

- Piper Sandler Ups Apple Target to $300

- Apple Releases watchOS 6.2.1

- Apple Outs Supplemental macOS Catalina 10.15.4 Update

- Report: Single Replacement AirPods Shipping with Mismatched Firmware

- Some YouTube Videos Fritzing for 3rd-Gen Apple TV

- HBO Killing Go and Now Support for 2nd and 3rd-Gen Apple TVs

- Apple Still Working for 1,000+ Interns This Summer

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:38am EST

- Apple Q2 FY2020 Earnings Set for 30 April

- Apple Releases iOS/iPadOS 13.4.1

- Apple Tweaks Maps App for COVID-19 Priorities

- Apple Update Clips to v2.1.1

- Apple Posts Support Doc for COVID-19 Face Shield

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:02am EST

- Cult of Mac: Carriers and Retailers Prep for iPhone SE2-Niner

- Wedbush Analyst Expects iPhone SE Launch by Mid-April

- Foxconn Q1 Revenue Down 12% Y-o-Y

- Suning.com Drops Prices for iPhones

- Sales of Computers and Peripherals Spike As Work Stays Home

- Former Apple Modem Exec Now on Microsoft Mixed Reality Team

- Several Apps Go Live with “Sign in with Apple”

- Apple (and Everyone Else) to Broadcast COVID-19 Relief Show

- Apple Donates $10M to “One World” Initiative

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

- Online Apple Store Gives New Hint Around iPhone SE

- Apple Stores In U.S. to Stay Closed at Least Until May

- Morgan Stanley Drops Apple Target to $298

- Cowen & Co. Drops Apple Target to $335

- Counterpoint: Apple Music Subscriptions Grew 36% in 2019

- U.S. Senators Quiz Apple Over User Privacy and COVID-19 Screening App

- Cook: 20M Masks Procured and New Face Shield Initiative in COVID-19 Fight

- Apple Acquires Natural Language Startup Voysis

- Apple Offers HomePod to Employees for $149

- Tim Cook to Somehow Deliver Ohio State Commencement Address

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:28am EST

- Rumor: New iPhone SE Could Hit Today

- Apple Subsidizing AASP Repairs at a Social Distance

- Some 2013/2014 MacBooks Designated “Vintage” by Apple

- Apple Acknowledges New Stance for Amazon Prime Video Sales

- Apple Leaks Existence of AirTags

- App Annie Sees Marked Increase in Game Download in 1Q 2020

- App Store Marks World Autism Awareness Day

- Emerson Collective, Apple, and Ford Foundation Donate $12M for America's Food Fund

- Amazon to Host SXSW Film Festival Online

- Apple Outs Trailer for “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth”

- HBO Streaming 500+ Hours of Content for Free Through Its Apps

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:02am EST

- Report: Foxconn Ready to Roll on iPhone 5G

- Report: TSMC Ready with Chips for iPhone 5G

- Report: Apple Using Video Calls with Foxconn for iPhone 12 Assembly

- Evercore Still Bullish on Apple (Because Poor People Have Always Been Poor)

- Argus Maintains “Buy” Rating and $350 Price Target on Apple Shares

- Prime Video Processing Own Sales/Rentals Through Apple Apps

- Apple Donates 1.9-Million Masks to New York with More on the Way

- Apple Ups COVID-19 Recovery Donations in China to ~$7M

- Apple Card Allowing April Payment Deferral

- Latest Apple Updates Kill FaceTime Connectivity with Older Devices

- Updated iWork Apps Will Not Upload to WebDAV Servers

- U.S. Census Bureau Using 500,000 iPhones for the Count

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:02am EST

- Rumor: iPhone SE92 Coming Soon

- Reports: Apple Shifts Stay-at-Home Store Workers to Phone Support

- Apple Updates Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for macOS

- Apple Updates iWork Titles for iOS

- Apple Updates iMovie for iOS/iPadOS to v2.2.9

- Apple Partners with Dent Reality on Indoor Mapping

- Apple Buys Hyperlocal Weather App Dark Sky

- Russia Pushes Software Mandate on Imported Tech to 2021

- Apple Will Keep Paying Janitorial and Shuttle Driver During Shutdown

- Publix Appears to Be Getting Apple Pay

- Come Together: Apple Music Playlists for the Coronavirus Lockdown

- Season 2 of “Helpsters” Hits Apple TV+ This Friday

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:02am EST