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- Supply Chain Disruptions in Vietnam as COVID Cases Surge

- Morgan Stanley Sees Better Than Expected App Store Revenue

- Apple Pushes Paid Podcasts to June

- Apple’s Jackson: Move to Clean Energy Creates Jobs

- Apple Signs Straight-to-Series Order for “The Big Door Prize”

- Jony Ive “Involved” in New iMac Design

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:45am EDT

- IDC: As Wearables Shipments Grow, Apple Marketshare Shrinks

- Counterpoint: Apple Watch Marketshare Grows with Widened Protfolio

- Kia “Giving Away” Apple Watch to Select Car Buyers

- Report: Apple Watch Series 3 Updates Require Unpairing First

- Apple Improves Developers Forum Heading Into WWDC

- iCloud Data Center Goes Live in China

- Report: Chinese Hackathon Exploit Used Against Uyghur Community

- University of Nevada Freshmen Getting “Free” Apple Kit This Fall

- Apple TV+ Up for Six Daytime Emmys

- Apple TV+ Drops Trailer for Dark Comedy “Physical”

- Study Commissioned by Facebook Sides with Facebook on App Tracking Transparency

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:09am EDT

- iFixit Tears Down Apple TV 4K and New Siri Remote

- Bloomberg Turned on by AirTag + Hermès

- Hermès AirTags On the Way to “On the Way”

- Researcher Finds “M1RACLES” Flaw in Apple’s M1

- Apple TV+ Posts Promo for “Lisey’s Story”

- Follow-Up Town Hall for “The Me You Can’t See” Hits Friday

- Apple Looking for BizDev Manager with Alt. Payments Experience

- Apple Opens New Store on Historic Site in Rome

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:28am EDT

- Reports: Intricate Shortcuts Noticeably Faster on iOS 14.6

- Tidal Follows Spotify Into Offline Playback to Apple Watch

- Canada’s Telus Health Launches 24/7 Apple Watch Fall Detection Service

- US ITC Agrees to Investigate AliveCor Claim Against Apple Watch

- Apple Sued for Patent Violation Tied to iBeacon

- WSJ: Insider Says Apple Really Looking Into the Car Thing

- Apple Arcade Sweetener to Verizon “Unlimited” Deals

- Apple TV App for Xbox Series X/S Gets Dolby Vision Support

- 2021 Apple Watch Pride Bands Now Available

- Elisabeth Moss to Direct Some Episodes of “Shining Girls”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:46am EDT

Tim Cook Testifies: The VentureBeat Take
- Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.4 Update

- macOS 11.4 Update Addresses Permission Borrowing Malware

- Apple Releases iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6

- Apple Releases watchOS 7.5

- Apple Releases tvOS 14.6

- Apple Releases Security Updates for Mojave and Catalina

- Apple Confirms WWDC21 Opening Presentation for 7 June at 10AM PDT

- Court Hears Closing Arguments in Epic v. Apple Trial

- Evercore Analyst Predicts Win for Apple in Epic Fight

- Hermès AirTag Accessories “Currently Unavailable” from Apple

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:11am EDT

- Tim Cook Testifies in Epic v. Apple Trial

- Counterpoint Research: iPhone 12s Snag 34% of Q1 Smartphone Revenue

- Barclays Drops Apple Target from $138 to $134 on Tough Compares and Regulatory Concerns

- Second RC of iOS 14.6 Out to Developers

- Apple Outlines Lossless Audio Playability

- Spotify Turns on Offline Listening to Apple Watch for Premium Subscribers

- iPad 2 Obsolete the World Over

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:16am EDT

- iPhone 12 Gives Smartphones and 5G Major Boosts in Japan

- UBS Analyst Likes iPhone Demand and Its Halo Effect

- Apple Ad “Tracked” Illustrates ATT in Action

- First Betas of iOS/iPadOS 14.7 and macOS 11.5 Out to Public Testers

- Apple Splits “Gambling and Contests” Into Separate App Categories

- Apple Launches Paid Podcast Affiliate Program

- Apple TV+ Signs Straight-to-Series Order for “Wool”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:27am EDT

- Morgan Stanley: AAPL Underperformance is Overdone

- Federighi: More Malware on Macs Than We’d Like

- Report: Greyed-Out ATT Toggle Getting Unstuck for Stuck Users

- Apple Store App Gets iPad-Centric Update

- Devs Get First Betas of Updates After Next

- Apple Highlights New and Upcoming Features for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

- Tim Cook Marks Apple Retail Anniversary on Twitter

- Celebrating Apple Retail's 20th in Augmented Reality

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:08am EDT

- Foxconn and Luxshare Plants in Vietnam Closed Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

- iPhone Slips Behind Samsung in Latest ACSI Smartphone Satisfaction Survey

- Engadget: Even Wired, AirPods Max Can’t Do Lossless Audio

- Apple’s Self-Driving Fleet Grows as Test Driver Numbers Drop

- Muted Parler Back in Apple’s App Store

- Apple TV+ Green Lights Pre-Schooler Series “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show”

- Apple Offering ASL and VoiceOver “Today at Apple” Sessions for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

- Apple Intros New Pride-Themed Watch Bands for 2021

- MacPaw Opening Apple Museum in Ukraine

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:11am EDT

- Apple Music Announces Spatial and Lossless Audio Coming in June

- The Next Web Wonders Over Lossless Audio and Artists

- Apple Insider: What Will Play Which Audio and How

- Developers Get Release Candidates for Next OS Updates from Apple

- New York Times Accuses Apple of Security and Privacy Compromises in China

- Apple Statement on New York Times China Story

- Schiller: Apple Park Getting a Dev Center, WWDC Costs Apple $50M Annually

- Apple TV+ Releases Trailer for “The Me You Can't See”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:51am EDT

- Rumor Has New AirPods and Better Sounding Apple Music Announcements This Week

- Apple Music Teases Music Changing Announcement

- Mask Requirements Stay in Place for U.S. Apple Stores

- Steeber: All Apple Stores in France Open Again by Wednesday

- FDA Not Too Worried About Pacemakers and Consumer Electronics

- Space Gray iMac Pro Accessories Only Available “While Supplies Last”

- García Martínez Speaks Up on Being Fired by Apple

- Apple Hires Design Heavyweight to Guide Beats

- Thailand Will Stand in for India in Apple TV+’s “Shantaram”

- First Tim Cook Scholarships Awarded at Cook’s Old High School

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:15am EDT

- Mr. Munster Makes the Case for Apple

- Strategy Analytics: Global Apple Laptop Shipments Up 94% in Q1

- IDC: 1Q Mac Sales in India Up 335.5% Y-o-Y

- SellCell Survey: People Don’t Like App Tracking, Like Apple’s Device Tracker

- Canadian Court Approves 2011 MacBook Pro Graphics Settlement

- Cherry Jones Returns to Apple TV+ for “Five Days at Memorial”

- Correction: Season Two of “Trying” Starts Friday 21 May

- Apple Outs Season-Two Trailer for “Home Before Dark” Ahead of 11 June Premier

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:44am EDT

- Evercore Sticks with Outperform/$175 on Apple Despite iPhone Slowdown

- Lunch: Apple Employees Question Hiring of Antonio García Martínez

- Dinner: Antonio García Martínez Out at Apple

- U.S. Rep. Asks Apple for Answers Around Forced Labor

- Researcher Taps AirTag Network to Pass Secret Messages

- Michigan Apple Stores Reopen as Express Storefronts

- Apple Maps Takes “Look Around” to Atlanta

- Joel Coen/Denzel Washington Macbeth Adaptation Headed to Apple TV+

- Season-Two Trailer for “Trying” Hits Two-Days Before Season-Two

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:43am EDT

- COVID Cuts iPhone 12 Production in Half at Foxconn Factory in India

- Apple, Other Tech Giants Seek Incentives for U.S. Semiconductor Production

- Unity Says ATT to Cost It $30M Annually

- UK Financial Ombudsman Investigating iPhone Upgrade Program

- Visa Goes Live with Apple Pay Support in Japan

- Amazon’s Wondery+ Signs on for Apple Podcast Paid Subscriptions

- IoT Standard “Project CHIP” Shifts to “Matter”

- Apple Taking Student/Mentor Applications for Detroit Developer Academy

- Apple Drops Trailer and Premier Date for “Lisey’s Story”

- Apple Drops Trailer for “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything”

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

- UBS Survey: iPhone is Still Wicked Sticky

- Report: Seven Companies in Apple’s Supply Chain Use Forced Labor

- Corning Get $45 Million More from Apple Advanced Manufacturing Fund

- Apple Seed Third Betas of Next Round of OS Updates to Developers

- Third Betas of iOS/iPadOS 14.6 Out to Public Testers

- Apple TV Adds Siri Support for Austria, Ireland, and New Zealand

- Apple Maps Mapping Hong Kong for “Look Around”

- Apple Sued Over 30% App Store Commission in UK

- Report: Indy Repair Shops Benefit from REvil Leak

- Early Facebook Ad Exec Joins Apple

- Oprah/Prince Harry Mental Health Series Gets a Tile and a Premier Date

- Apple Shares First Look at Scorsese Pic with Osage News

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

- Foxconn and Wistron Plants in India Hit with COVID-19

- Foxconn Staffing Up in China Ahead of Next iPhone Production

- Epic/Apple Battle Reveals Interesting App Store Numbers

- 2015: Apple Gives 128-Million Privacy Breaches The Silent Treatment

- Stella Low Hired as Apple VP Worldwide Corporate Communications

- Tile to Expand Reach Through Amazon Sidewalk

- Hacker Hacks AirTag

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:59am EDT

- How Did AOI Pre-Tax Profit Fall 19-Percent?

- Flurry: 96% of U.S. Users Opt-Out Under App Tracking Transparency

- Google Play Adding App Privacy Labels Next Year

- More Australian Retailers Pause AirTag Sales

- iOS 14.5 Gives Some Beats Headphones a Place in “Find My”

- HomePod and HomePod mini Get Deezer Integration

- Billy Crudup to Head “Hello Tomorrow!” on Apple TV+

- Second Season “Mythic Quest” Hits Apple TV+ Today

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

- Apple Advanced Manufacturing Fund Advances LiDAR-Maker II-VI $410M

- Apple Adding Pre-Search Ad to App Store Search Page

- Epic Says Rule-Breakers Get Kicked from Epic Platforms

- Report: Some HomePods Missing Apple Music Since iOS 14.5

- BYU: Blue Light Not the Sleep Stealing Culprit

- Apple TV+ Series “Servent” Nominated for UK’s TV Choice Award

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:48am EDT

- JP Morgan: Apple Controls 1/4 to 1/3 of Total Gaming Transactions

- Epic CEO Says He’d Have Taken Special Deal for Epic Alone

- Qualcomm Says EC/EU Case Shows Bias for Apple

- Australian Retailer Pulls AirTag Over Fear of Kids Swallowing Batteries

- Report: TSMC Planning Six Chip Fabs for Arizona

- Apple Releases Security-Fixing Safari 14.1 for Mojave and Catalina

- Price Changes Ahead for Four Regional App Stores

- Apple Snags AI Researcher Samy Bengio from Google

- Deadline: Apple Snags Tom Hanks SciFi Pic “Finch”

- Oprah and Prince Harry Mental Wellness Show to Hit Apple TV+ This Month

- Apple TV+ Series “Stillwater” and “Ted Lasso” Nominated for Peabody Awards

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

- Apple Patches Two Zero-Days with iOS 14.5.1

- Apple Says Vulnerabilities Patched in macOS 11.3.1 May Have Been Exploited in the Wild

- Zero-Days Zeroed Out with iPadOS, watchOS, and iOS 12 Updates

- Epic v. Apple Trail Gets Underway

- Epic Fans' Epic Trolling Hinders Start of Trial

- EC Levels Antitrust Charges Against Apple Over Spotify Complaint

- IDC: iPad Still Tops Tablet Market

- 2021 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Delivery Times Stretch to Early July

- Old Magic Keyboard “Functionally Compatible” with New 12.9-Inch iPad Pro

- Delta Snags 19,000 iPhone 12s for Flight Attendants

- Apple Maps Turns on Cycling Directions for Seattle and California

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:42am EDT

- Apple Q2 Sets Global March-Quarter Records

- March-Quarter Earnings Lead to Many Raised Price Targets

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:37am EDT