Mac OS Ken (Tech News)
This is daily Apple news. Monday through Friday, Ken Ray brings a short shot of tech happenings to your day. 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 CEO Speaks Out in Wake of New Voter Laws in Georgia

- Report: Average US Spend on iOS Apps to Hit $180 Per Person in 2021

- Apple Rejecting Apps with Possible “Device Fingerprinting”

- Engadget: Russian iPhone Setup Includes Suggested, State-Sponsored Apps

- Apple Updates Support App

- Judge Says MacBook Pro “Flexgate” Case Can Move Forward

- TSMC to Invest $100B Over Three Years to Increase Chip Production

- GOP Lawmakers Want Answers Over Parler Removals

- Apple Seeks “Clinical Specialist, Cardiology”

- Tim Cook Marks Apple’s 45th Anniversary on Twitter

- Tim Cook Marks Apple’s 45th Anniversary in Memo to Staff

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:47am EDT

- Apple Sets 2Q FY2021 Earnings for Wednesday 28 April

- iPhone and Apple Car Drive Up Apple Rating and Price Target at UBS

- App Annie: App Buying Frenzy Continues Into 2021

- Sixth Betas Out for iOS/iPadOS 14.5, tvOS 14.5, and watchOS 7.4

- Sixth Beta Out for macOS Big Sur 11.3

- English Language Users Getting Two New Siri Voices and No Default

- IATA Planning COVID-19 “Digital Passport” for iOS This Month

- Report: Arizona App Store Bill Likely Dead Until 2022

- KFTC Fines Apple Korea and Urges Prosecutions

- Apple Deems Late-2012 13-Inch Retain MBP “Obsolete”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:51am EDT

- WWDC 2021: Virtual and Free 7 June - 11 June

- Apple Updates Developer App (Way) Ahead of WWDC

- Submission Open for 2021 Swift Student Challenge

- Apple Maps Features COVID Travel Guidance for Participating US Airports

- Foxconn Warns of Potential Trouble Amid “Materials Shortage”

- South Carolina Taps Apple for Eight Coding Labs

- Scam iOS App Steals $600,000 in Bitcoin from One User

- Ted Lasso to Cameo on Sunday’s SAG Awards

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:21am EDT

- Report: Apple Offering Paid Time Off for COVID-19 Vaccination

- Several Apple Services Saw Midday Issues on Monday

- Reports: Apple Pay Going Live in South Africa

- Reports: Apple Maps Turns on Speed Camera Notifications in New Countries

- Apple Going Global with Independent Repair Provider Program

- UK Judge Says Swatch Can Try to Trademark “One More Thing”

- Nate Mann Lands in “Masters of the Air”

- Apple TV+ Precedes Earth Day with Three Nature-Focused Shows

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:24am EDT

- Apple Issues Security Update for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

- Judge Strictly Limits In-Person Attendance for Epic v. Apple Trial

- Apple Accused of Hosting Apps by Group Tied to Uyghur Genocide

- As H&M Protests Uyghur Treatment, Apple Maps and Other Online Services Erase Stores on Platforms

- Evercore Thinks Apple Will Dodge Trouble Amid Uyghur Backlash

- Apple TV+ Series “Home Before Dark” Gets Mid-June Return

- “It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown” Now Streaming on Apple TV+

- Three Apple TV+ Series Score 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

- Apple TV+ Film The Banker Picks Up NAACP Image Award

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:55am EDT

- BofA/Merrill Lynch Analyst Notes Apple Steps to Grow iPhone

- Consumer Reports Names iPhone 12 Pro Max “Best iPhone”

- Apple Adds Two Pixels and a Galaxy to Its Smartphone Trade-In Program

- Apple Fixes Broken Shortcut Sharing Links

- GlobalData: Apple Tops in A.I. Buys from 2016 Through 2020

- Study: Apple Watch + iPhone Could Assess Frailty in Heart Patients

- Apple Music “Saylists” Help with Speech-Sound Disorder

- Ship Stuck in Suez Could Exacerbate Chip/Electronics Issues

- Apple TV+ Signs Eight-Figure Overall Deal with Tracy Oliver

- Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman Talks to Oprah on Apple TV+

- Apple TV App Features Billie Holiday Theatre Production Filmed at Steve Jobs Theater

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:19am EDT

- Arizona Senate Quietly Bypasses App Store Bill

- Apple Tells ACCC It’s Not Anticompetitive Because the Internet

- Reports: All But Recent Shortcuts Sharing Links Stop Working

- Intel CEO: Apps Ads are “Competitive Fun”

- Alexander Siddig Joins Cast of Apple TV+ Series “Shantaram"

- Apple Announces Premier Date for Second Season of “Trying,” Picks Up a Third Season

- Jobs ’73 Job Application Sells for $222,400

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

- Goldman Sachs Misses on PCs and Apple (Again)

- Apple Releases Fifth Beta of macOS 11.3 to Developers

- 9 to 5 Mac: macOS Beta Code Reveals Unrevealed iMacs

- Apple Releases Fifth Betas of iOS/iPadOS/tvOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4 to Developers

- MacRumors: iOS and iPadOS 14.5 Released to Public Beta Program

- 9 to 5 Mac: iOS Beta References “A14X” Processor

- Pages, Numbers, and Keynote Each Updated to v11

- Apple Renews Classroom Push with App for Teachers

- New York Investigation Finds No Gender Bias Around Apple Card

- Court Sets Rules for Epic v. Apple Trial

- Intel Would Like to Make Apple Silicon for Apple

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

- Wedbush Sees 25% Increase in Initial Builds for iPhone 13

- Judge Green Lights Class Action Suit Over Butterfly Keyboards

- YouTube Working on Issue with Apple and Some Apple TVs

- HomePod mini Can Measure Temp and Humidity (If Apple Lets It)

- Cicilline Plans Lots of Small Bills to Fight Big Tech

- Apple Marks World Water Day

- Okamoto Retires, Prescott New Head of Developer Relations

- Apple Downtown Nashville Opening Next Week

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:49am EDT

- Deutsche Bank: US Apple Retail Traffic Back to Half Pre-Pandemic

- Apple Reseller Opening More Stores in India

- Fire at Chipmaker Renesas May Have Knock-On Negative Effect on Apple

- iMac Pro Off of Apple’s Site

- Storage Options Reduced for 21.5-Inch iMac 4K

- Apple Music Pulls Personal Pics from Personal Radio Stations

- Apple Announces Two WGA Awards from “Ted Lasso”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:42am EDT

- Bloomberg: Some Apple Stores Letting People Try On AirPods

- Intel Launches “PC vs. Mac” Site in Wake of Break-Up with Apple

- Apple Hardware in Russia Has to Have Apps Pre-Installed That Users Can Reject (?)

- Report: Chinese Advertisers Testing App Tracking Transparency Workaround

- Report: Apple Warns Chinese Developers Against ATT Workarounds

- Apple Teams with Redford Center on Environmental Student Film Contest

- Apple TV+ Gives “For All Mankind” Another AR Push

- Vera Farmiga Joins Cast of “Five Days at Memorial” for Apple TV+

- Apple TV+ Green Lights Half-Hour Maya Rudolph Comedy Series

- Tim Cook Tweets Against Anti-Asian Violence

- Cook Calls on Congress to Pass “Dreamers” Bill

- Cook Looks Forward to People Coming Back to Apple Park

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:59am EDT

- Evercore Ups Apple Target to $175

- Signs of Apparent Apple Silicon iMac Spotted in Xcode Crash Reporter

- Bloomberg: Samsung Feeling the Semiconductor Shortage

- Report: Apple Drops Ofilm from Supply Chain for Human Rights Violations

- Foxconn’s Wisconsin Plant Could Produce Electric Vehicles

- Anthony Boyle Joins Apple TV+ Series “Masters of the Air”

- Apple TV+ Signs First-Look Deal with MountainA

- Justin Long Stumping for Intel

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:42am EDT

- Google Follows Apple in Lowering Commission for Developers

- Ars Technica: Why Google's 15% Commission is Better than Apple's

- Sensor Tower: Commission Changes Cost Apple and Google Little

- Fourth Betas of Apple Operating Systems Out to Public Testing Program

- Apple Maps Adds COVID-19 Vaccine Locations in U.S.

- Wikipedia Offering Paid, Tailored Service for Big Tech

- Tom Hiddleston Joins Apple TV+ Series “The Essex Serpent”

- Reelgood: Apple TV+ Film Cherry Tops Weekend Streaming Charts

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:22am EDT

- Ming-Chi Kuo: AirPods Set for First Y-o-Y Decline

- IDC: Apple Owned Wearables in Holiday Quarter

- Apple Seeds Fourth Software Updates for Everything to Developers

- Report: iOS 14.5 Might Split System Updates and Security Updates

- Apple Press Release Highlights App Store Contribution to UK Economy

- Tim Cook “Attending” Conference in China This Weekend

- Apple TV+ Nabs Its First Two Oscar Nominations

- Survive the Attic: Apple's Creepy Collection of "Servant" Games

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:35am EDT

- Apple Discontinues Full-Size HomePod

- Morgan Stanley Analyst Dismisses iPhone “Noise” from Nikkei

- Citigroup Thinks Car Could Drive Apple Past $3T

- Some European Developers Having Trouble with DTKs and DHL

- Apple Sues Former Product Design Employee Over Leaks to Press

- Apple Security Exec Seeks to Have Santa Clara Bribery Case Dismissed

- Apple TV+ Lands “The Jet” Docuseries

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:32am EDT

- JP Morgan: Weaker iPhone Demand in China “Disappointing,” Not Surprising

- Evercore: iPhones in China Rocked in February ’21 Versus February ‘20

- India’s Riot-Rocked Wistron Plant Reopened Again (or Still

- Bloomberg Says Foxconn or Magna Most Likely to Build Apple Car

- Australian Wants Feedback on Defaults, Pre-Installed Apps on Smartphones

- Developer Sues Apple Over Multiple Skin Tone Emoji

- Apple Gathers Its App Privacy Labels on One Page

- Apple TV+ Signs First-Look Feature Deal with Imagine Entertainment

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:45am EDT

- Wedbush Sees Recent Apple Sell-Off as “Golden Buying Opportunity”

- Nikkei Notes Possible Drawdown in iPhone 12 mini Production

- New Apple Site Promotes “iPhone Carrier Offers”

- Apple Investing €1 Billion in Silicon R&D Facility in Germany

- Replacement No Longer Required for iPhone 12s with Broken Backs

- Bloomberg Think Piece Ponders AirPods Max

- Apple TV + Series “Lady in the Lake” Brings Nyong’o and Portman to TV

- “Central Park” Season 2 Gets 25 June Release Date, Early Season 3 Order

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:51am EDT

- Apple Valuation Back (Barely) Above $2 Trillion

- Apple Is Changing Its Serial Number System

- Reddit Pic Seems to Show Speck Folio for Unannounced iPad

- Apple Says iPhone 12 Production in India for Consumers in India

- AirPods Max Firmware Updated to v3C39

- Report: Apple Grabs Office Space for Up to 400 in Cork

- Report: “Subscribe” Changing to “Following” in Apple Podcasts

- Wolfwalkers and Greyhound Score Three BAFTA Nominations for Apple TV+

- 20th Century Apple Branded Shoes and Paddle Ball Set Up for Auction

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:08am EDT

- Apple Issues Security Updates for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch

- Apple Releases Security Fixing Safari 14.0.3 Older Mac Operating Systems

- Apple Market Valuation Falls Below $2T Amid Broader Tech Selloff

- Sacconaghi: Apple Selloff is Special!

- Motley Fool: Tech Stocks Caught in Broad Selloff

- MacRumors: “A Reputable Chinese Leaker” Pegs 23 March for Apple Event

- iMore: Jon Prosser Pegs 23 March for Apple Event

- Report: Apple May Move 10% of iPhone 12 Production to India

- iMac Pro Supplies Did Not Last Long

- “Ted Lasso,” Boys State, and Wolfwalkers Pick Up DGA and PGA Award Nominations

- Apple and Common Sense Media Curating Podcasts for Kids in the US

- Apple TV+ Inks Multi-Year Programming Deal with Malala Yousafzai

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:50am EDT

- Ming-Chi Kuo Expects Apple AR/VR Headset Next Year

- Counterpoint: Apple Watch Crushed the Market in 2020

- Third Beta of watchOS 7.4 Is Out to Public Testers

- Don’t Forget Today’s Apple Watch International Women’s Day Challenge

- Apple Ending iMac Pro’s Run

- Updates Out for Apple’s Video Creation Apps

- Ray Liotta Joins “In with the Devil” on Apple TV+

- R.J. Cutler’s “Dear…” Picked Up for Second Season on Apple TV+

- Apple TV+ Nominated for Three Saturn Awards

- Critics Choice Awards Hand Three to “Ted Lasso”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:43am EDT

- Report: EC to Fine Apple for Antitrust Behavior in Spotify Complaint

- UK Investigating Apple for Violation of Competition Law in App Store

- Third Beta of watchOS 7.4 Out to Developers

- Users Can’t Set a New Music Default for Siri in iOS 14.5, But Siri Can Learn Them

- Apple Tool Transfers iCloud Photos to Google Photos

- Square Buys Majority Stake in Music Streamer Tidal

- Sarah Niles Joins Season Two of “Ted Lasso”

- Apple Says Eilish Doc Grew Viewers by 33%

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:42am EDT

- Morgan Stanley: January iPhone Shipments Up 150% in China

- HB2005 Advances Through Arizona House

- Eight-Year-Old California “Bag Check” Case Moves Forward

- Third Betas of macOS 11.3 and iOS/iPadOS 14.5 Out to Public Testers

- Third Beta of tvOS 14.5 Out to Developers

- Australia Approves Apple Watch ECG Feature

- Scary Series “Calls” Coming Soon to Apple TV+

- Apple TV+ Expands International Slate with South Korea’s “Dr. Brain”

- “Wolfwalkers” and “Stillwater” Nominated for Annie Awards

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:27am EDT

- Cowen & Co. Sees Increased Build Orders for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro

- Evercore Tracks Gargantuan Growth for App Store

- Third Betas of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 Out to Developers

- Third Beta of macOS Big Sur 11.3 Out to Developers

- Third Beta of iOS 14.5 Puts “Items” Tab in “Find My” by Default

- Apple Shares Data from Ongoing Hearing Study

- MLB App Drops Support for Third Generation Apple TV

- Final Fantasy Creator Brining “Fantasian” to Apple Arcade

- Roar: Darkly Comic Feminist Fables Headed to Apple TV+

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:13am EDT

- All US Apple Stores Are Open Again (in Some Capacity)

- Epic/Apple Trial Set for Early May

- Apple Lobbying Against Arizona Bill Introduced by Lobbyist

- Apple Wants Developer Transition Kits Back by 31 March

- Google Updates a Number of Apps for iOS

- IDC: iPad Grew to Third-Place Tablet in India in 2020

- Portuguese Consumer Group Sues Apple Over “Throttlegate”

- Apple Subsidiary Buddybuild Going Dark on 31 March

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:27am EDT

- Market Trackers Say iPhone 12 Starts a Globe Spanning SuperCycle™

- Apple Outs New Installation Percentages for iOS/iPadOS 14

- Apple Posting Device Repairability Scores in France

- Minnesota: A New Front in the Fortnite Fight

- Apple Music Opens “Behind the Songs” Section

- RIAA: Streaming Accounted for 83% of Music Revenue in 2020

- “Shining Girls” Adds “Narcos” Moura to Cast

- Butler and Callum Join Apple TV+ Series “Masters of the Air”

- Jason Sudeikis Wins Golden Globe for “Ted Lasso”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:22am EDT

- 17 Target Locations Getting Mini Apple Stores This Month

- JP Morgan: iPhone Still Strong Despite Dip in Demand

- IDC: iPhone Owned Japanese Market in 2020

- M1 Mac mini Lands in Apple’s Refurbished Store

- Apple Releases macOS 11.2.2 to Handle Issues with Hubs and Docks

- Apple Closing Virginia’s MacArthur Center Store

- Apple Donates $1 Million to LGBTQ Youth Service Organization Encircle

- Several Apple Services Set to Mark Women’s History Month

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:49am EDT

- Morgan Stanley: Institutional Ownership of AAPL is “Underweight”

- TSMC Trucking In Water as Drought Dries Supply

- Foxconn to Manufacture New Car from Fisker

- Bernstein Thinks BMW an “Ideal Partner” for Apple Car

- Piper Sandler: Apple Car Will Be End-to-End Apple

- Apple’s Indoor Mapping Data Format Adopted as Industry Standard

- Hints That Apple Pay is Only Days Away in Israel

- Apple Exec Says No Ad-Supported Tier for Apple Music

- Wolfwalkers Co-Director Spills the Beans on Apple TV+ Series

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:04am EDT

- Apple Holds a Virtual Meeting with Shareholders

- Apple 3.0’s Apple Shareholder Q&A Transcript

- Report: DoJ Investigates “Sign in with Apple” Developer Complaints

- Apple Pay Lands in Mexico

- Apple Strengthens Guidance for App Store Privacy Labels

- M1 MacBook Air Hits Apple’s Refurbished Store

- $10M Apple Grant Helps COPAN Ship Millions of COVID Tests

- Apple CEO Tweets Support for Equality Act

- International Women’s Day Getting an Apple Watch Activity Challenge

- Apple Yeouido Set to Open This Friday

- Movement on Jon Stewart’s Show for Apple TV+

- “Ted Lasso” Headed to PaleyFest LA

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:11am EDT

- Gartner: iPhone Sales Beat Samsung Handset Sales Last Quarter

- Apple Takes Steps to Stop Silver Sparrow’s Spread

- Judge Stops Epic from Suing Apple in UK

- Fortnite Fight Finds Its Way to Arizona

- Gmail App for iOS Gets Privacy Label (Still No Update)

- Apple Shareholders Meeting Today - Tuesday 23 February

- M1 MacBook Pros Turning Up in Apple’s Refurbished Store

- Apple Announces Next Entrepreneur Camp for Women

- Leslie Jordan Gets a Weekly Show on Apple Music Country

- Apple TV+ Announces Thursday Night Premier Event for Billie Eilish Doc

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:40am EDT

- Some Displays Seeing “Pink Squares” on M1 Mac mini

- Red Canary Finds “Silver Sparrow” Infecting M1 Macs

- Press Gets Tour of Seoul’s Apple Yeouido This Week

- Portland’s Pioneer Place Apple Store Set to Reopen Today

- Apple Reportedly Seeks LiDAR for Apple Car

- Apple Highlights Upcoming Series for TCA Winter Press Tour 2021

- Apple TV+ “The Mosquito Coast” 30 April

- Season-Two of “Mythic Quest” Debuts 7 May

- Apple TV+ Musical Comedy Series “Schmigadoon!” To Premier Summer 2021

- Apple TV+ Gets “Physical” This Summer

- Stephen King Series “Lisey’s Story” Hitting Apple TV+ This Summer

- “Ted Lasso” and “The Morning Show” Teased for This Summer

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:22am EDT

- Apple Pledges Support in Face of Winter Disaster

- Foxconn Raises Pay in China as Apple Investigates Working Conditions

- Report: Apple Angling for Higher Manufacturing Incentives in India

- Apple Hiring for 6G Development

- UHN Employs Apple Watch in New Heart Failure Study

- Second macOS 11.3 Beta Out to Public Testers

- Apple Maps Gets Cycling Directions for Portland, OR and San Diego, CA

- Microsoft Announces Standalone Office 2021 on the Way

- Apple TV App Lands on Google TV

- Jane Fonda Joins Cast of Apple TV+ Animated Feature “Luck”

- Apple’s First Entrepreneur Camp for Black Founders and Developers Underway

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:26am EDT

- Utah Turns On Apple/Google Exposure Notification Solution

- Epic Games Takes Apple Case to European Commission

- Apple Releases Round-Two Betas to Public Testers

- Apple Seeds Second Big Sur 11.3 Beta to Developers

- Wardle Spots Malware Built for M1 Macs

- Liftoff Leads Band of Marketers Into Apple’s ATT World

- Jesse Plemons Joins Killers of the Flower Moon

- Apple Signs Overall Deal with Skydance Animation

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:53am EDT

- Epic Driven Anti-App Store Legislation Dies in North Dakota

- Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Sold Some Apple Last Quarter

- Apple Releases Round-Two Betas of iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS Updates to Developers

- CNET: New Emoji Spotted in iOS 14.5 Beta

- Apple Says COVID-19 “Health Pass” Apps Have to Come from Health Authorities

- Microsoft Offers Unified Office App for iPad

- Apple Faces Class Action Suit Over “Gambling” Apps in the App Store

- Vivid Money Neobank in France Adds Apple Pay Support

- India Gets a Month-Long Apple Watch Activity Challenge

- Apple TV+ Releases Another Sneak Peek of Billie Eilish Documentary

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

- Apple Updates Big Sur 11.2.1 Installer to Check Your Space Before It Wrecks Your Space

- Apple Issues watchOS 7.3.1 for Apple Watch Series 5 and SE

- Apple Launches Repair Program for Apple Watch Series 5 and SEs That Won’t Charge

- Wedbush Still Expects Apple EV Partner Announcement Within Six Months

- North Dakota Proposal Could Shake Up App Store Models

- North Dakota: A Surprising Vector in the Fortnite Fight

- Your Apple Music Replay 2021 Playlist is Ready

- Apple Launching Official Podcast for “For All Mankind”

- Apple CEO Pledges Support to Fight Violence Against the Asian Community

- Tim Cook Marks Presidents’ Day with FDR Quote on Twitter

- Young Steve Jobs Job Application Going Up for Bids

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:58am EDT

- FT: Apple Car Talks with Nissan “No Longer Active”

- Despite YouTube Update, Many Google Apps Still Lack Updates and Privacy Labels

- Apple Wooing iPad Developers to the Mac

- Orange Business Service Now an Apple Enterprise Reseller

- Lovin’ Malta Says Malta is Lovin’ “Foundation”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:01am EDT

- Intel Launches Ad Campaign Against the Mac

- Netflix Co-Founder Derides Apple TV+ Effort

- Top App Store Subscription Revenue Nearly Quadruples Google Play Subs

- U.S. House Questions App Store Privacy Label Inaccuracies

- Tim Cook Lands on Cover of Outside Magazine

- Apple Music Doubles Free-Trail for College Students

- Apple Launches “For All Mankind” AR App Ahead of Second Season

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:45am EDT

- JP Morgan Sees a Happy New Year for iPhone in China

- Mount Sinai Apple Watch Study Spots COVID a Week Before Swabs

- Apple Maps Adds Crowd-Sourced Road Info in iOS 14.5 Beta

- Apple and Prepear Settle Logo Dispute

- Apple TV+ in on Sci-Fi Courtroom Drama “Dolly”

- Claire Danes Taking Lead in “Essex Serpent”

- Season Two of “Ted Lasso” to Run 12-Episodes

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:46am EDT

- RBC Ups Apple Target to $171 on Cryptocurrency Exchange Idea

- Production Starts Again at India’s Riot-Rocked Wistron Plant

- Counterpoint Research: iPhone 12 mini Makes Up Smallest Sales Percentage

- macOS Updates Fix Charging Issue on Some Macs, Plug Sudo Security Hole

- Apple Launches Battery Replacement Program for Certain MacBook Pros

- Sideloading Blocked Again on M1 Macs

- Hyundai and Kia Say They’re Not in Talks with Apple

- WSJ: Nissan Next Most Likely Candidate Talking Apple Car

- JP Morgan Sees Renault as Good Partner for Apple Car

- MPs Want Apple Car Made in UK

- Apple Logged More Than 2x Self-Driven Miles in 2020 Versus 2019

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:22am EDT

- Wedbush Sees Apple Car Partner Announcement in Next Six-Months

- Bloomberg: Chip Shortage to Wreak Havoc on Car and Electronics Makers

- The Information Outlines Apple’s Pandemic-Related Logistics Issues

- Renesas Electronics Buying Apple Supplier Dialog Semi for US$6B

- Bloomberg: Secret Peeps Say Riccio’s Working on AR/VR for Apple

- Report: iOS 14.5 Beta Allows Third-Party Music Defaults for Siri

- Super Bowl Ad Nets Newbs Five-Month Apple Music Free Trial

- Jane Goodall-Inspired Kids Series Headed to Apple TV+

- Apple TV+ Snags Four AARP “Movies for Grownups” Awards Noms

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:11am EDT

- Bloomberg on Friday: Apple/Hyundai Talks on a Car Stalled

- Bloomberg on Sunday: Hyundai/Kia Not Building an Apple Car

- Apple Ups DTK Early Return Credit to US$500

- Report: Terms Between Apple and Third-Party Suppliers Shift in Apple’s Favor

- Apple and Korean FTC Settle Antitrust Suit

- Apple Sued for Alleged Patent Infringement Tied to Camera Tech

- Bloomberg: Android Might Try Something Not as Stringent as ATT

- Snoopy Takes Over Apple Homepage for Premier of “The Snoopy Show”

- Holiday Special “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” Hits Apple TV+

- Apple TV+ Picks Up 11 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:14am EDT

- JP Morgan: $3.6B Apple Investment in Kia Plant Made Back Easily

- Evercore Addresses Apple Car Talk by Pointing to Personnel

- Huberty and Morgan Stanley’s Car Guy Address Apple EV Rumors

- Morgan Stanley’s Car Guy Does a 6-Point Turn on Apple Car

- Nikkei Story Rains on Hyundai/Kia Apple Car Parade

- Qualcomm Revenue Up 62% Y-o-Y Thanks in Part to iPhone 12

- JP Morgan Says Apple AR Headset Coming Winter of 2022

- The Information Hears of $3,000 Apple VR Headset

- Apple TV+ Series “Ted Lasso” Nabs Two SAG Award Nominations

- Apple Seeks Early Return of M1 DTKs

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:01am EDT

- CNBC Guns the Apple/Hyundai-Kia Car Talk

- Morgan Stanley: January App Store Growth Hit Six-Month High

- Store and Cloud Service Outages for Apple on Wednesday

- Apple Outlines Tools for Devs in an ATT World

- YouTube App for iOS Grabs a Staggering Amount of User Data

- YouTube Dropping Native Support for Third-Gen Apple TV

- Apple Gets Apple Card and Apple Cash Trademarks in Canada

- Portland, OR and San Diego Land in Apple Maps “Look Around”

- Apple TV+ Gets Four Golden Globe Nominations

- Three WGA Nominations for “Ted Lasso”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:07am EDT

- iPhone 11 Models Turn Up in Apple Refurbished Store

- Apple Ups Watch Trade-In Values for American Heart Month

- Apple Watch “Heart Month Challenge” Hitting on Valentine’s Day

- Apple Branded Health Products in the Works

- Working Apple 1 Hits eBay for $1.5M

- Report: Apple Sets Record Breaking $25M Deal for CODA at Sundance

- Apple Drops Second Trailer for Eilish Documentary

- Palmer Leads Apple TV+ to Biggest Weekend Yet

- Apple Tops Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” List for 14th Year

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:10am EDT

- Apple Releases macOS 11.2 Big Sur Update

- Apple Seeds Next-Round iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS Betas to Developers

- iOS 14.5 Beta Lets FaceID work with Masks and Apple Watch

- Dual-SIM Support for 5G Spotted in iOS 14.5 beta

- Fitness+ Gets Partial AirPlay 2 Support in iOS 14.5 Beta

- Code Hints at Apple Card Family Sharing

- Facebook Takes App Tracking Argument to Its Users

- EU Outlines Appeal in Apple/Ireland Tax Case

- Apple Faces Growing Number of “Throttlegate” Suits in Europe

- Epic Gets to Depose Cook, While Apple's Samsung Request is Denied

- Latest Shot on iPhone Campaign Highlights Black Photographers

- Apple Watch Activity Challenge and Fitness+ Focus on Black History

- Black Unity Apple Watch and Sport Band Available to Order Now

- Range of Apple Services Celebrate Black History Month

- Apple Adds REJI Page to Website

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:33am EDT

- Report: Hyundai Execs Leery of Potential Apple Partnership

- Apple Sued Over IAP in Fake Casino Apps

- US Google Play Store to Admit Real Gambling Apps Next Month

- Google Slowly Adding “Privacy Nutrition Labels” for iOS Apps

- Apple Seeds Third macOS 11.2 Release Candidate to Devs and Testers

- Report: Apple TV+ Leases Huge NYC Production Facility

- Apple Green Lights Second Season of “Tehran”

- Apple Green Lights Limited Series “WeCrashed”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:42am EDT

- Analysts React to Apple Q1FY21 Earnings

- Apple Illustrates Data Harvesting, Says ATT Coming in the Spring

- Cook Addresses Privacy Conference, Throws Shade at Facebook

- Facebook CEO Accuses Apple of Anticompetitive Behavior

- Facebook CFO Says iOS 14 Changes Add “Uncertainty” to 2021 Forecast

- Report: Facebook Readies Antitrust Suit Against Apple

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:24am EDT

- Apple Reports Record Revenue of $111 Billion

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:41am EDT

- Report: iPhone Sales in India Up 100% Last Quarter

- LG InnoTek Rides iPhone to 43% Revenue Hike

- Apple Suppliers Want Workers to Skip Trips Home for Lunar New Year

- Apple is Warren Buffett’s Favorite Stock for 2021

- Apple Shares Hit New Closing High

- Apple Releases iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4

- iOS/iPadOS 14.4 Plugs Three Active Security Exploits

- Apple Releases HomePod Software v14.4

- Apple Releases watchOS 7.3

- Apple Releases Bug Fixing tvOS 14.4

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:49am EDT

- UBS Ups Apple Q1FY21 Expectations, Maintains “Hold” and $115 Target

- JP Morgan Analyst Expects Q1 “Blockbuster Beat”

- Cowen & Co. Ups iPhone Production Estimates for Current Quarter

- Wedbush Ups Apple Target to $175 on iPhone Strength

- Apple Shares Hit New Intraday and Closing Highs

- Apple Earnings Call Set for Tomorrow

- Riccio Promoted to Secret Project, Ternus Named SVP Hardware Engineering

- Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS 11.2 to Devs and Public Beta Program

- Fitness+ “Time to Walk” Stories Go Live on Apple Watch

- Palmer First Look Lands on YouTube

- Apple Posts Second Trailer for “The Snoopy Show”

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

- Evercore Note is Apple Car Crazy

- Apple Shares Hit New Intraday and Closing Highs on Friday

- Apple Earnings Call Set for Wednesday

- European Lawmakers “Invite” Top Tech CEOs to Meet

- Developer Files EU Complaint Over Coronavirus Game

- Apple Goes More In-Depth on iPhone 12, MagSafe, and Pacemakers

- Brie Larson Set to Star in Second Series for Apple TV+

- Don’t Shoot PDX Taking Portland Apple Store Art for Safekeeping

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:06am EDT

- Sacconaghi: What Will You Have Done for Me in Six Months?

- Monness Analyst Sees Apple Q1FY21 Revenue of $105B

- Cowen Analyst Opines on Apple and Autos

- CIRP Sees Strength in iPhone, Relative Strength in Services

- iDownloadBlog: ATT Should Go Live in iOS/iPadOS 14.4

- Developer Big Sur Beta Tackles M1/Bluetooth Issue

- watchOS 7.3 Brings Unity Face, New Walk Workout for Fitness+

- First Three Episodes of “Losing Alice” Land on Apple TV+

- Report: “Servant” Viewership Comes Back Strong in Season Two

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:33am EDT

- A Morning Note from Morgan Stanley: Huge Growth for iPhone and Mac

- An Afternoon Note from Morgan Stanley: Apple Price Target Upped to $152

- What to Watch Headed Into Apple Earnings Next Week

- Report: Pegatron Leases New Space in India for iPhone Production

- Most Google iOS Apps Still Missing App Store Privacy Labels

- Apple CEO Supports Biden Administration’s Immigration Reform Intent

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:06am EDT

Barclays Ups Apple Shares to Underwater $116

- RBC Ups Apple to $145, Partly on Strength of Next iPhones

- Loop Capital Ups Apple to $155 on Mac and iPhone Strength

- Side-Loading Working Again for M1 Macs

- The M1’s Unbidden Screensaver (and How to Avoid It)

- iFixit Tears Into a Pair of AirPods Max

- Developer of Coronavirus Info App Sues Apple

- Apple TV+ Hires Former Warner Bros. Exec for Film Marketing

- Three Critics Choice Noms for “Ted Lasso”

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

- Web Safety Group Sues Apple to Get Telegram Out of App Store

- Telegram Cites Takedown of “Hundreds” of “Calls for Violence”

- Foxconn Gets Green Light for Laptop/Tablet Factory in Vietnam

- Foxconn Revs Up Auto Initiative

- Incoming Intel CEO Fires Up the Troops with Snide Apple Comment

- Fitness+ Workouts Near 300

- Apple and Tim Cook Mark Martin Luther King Day

- Apple Partners with The King Center on New “Challenge for Change”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:33am EDT

- More US Apple Stores Close for COVID-19

- Apple Extends Window for 13-Inch MBP Backlight Repair Program

- Apple Stops iOS/iPadOS App Side Loading onto Apple Silicon Macs

- Epic Expands Court Fight Against Apple to the UK

- MacRumors: Apple May Have to Pay VirnetX $1.1B

- Amazon and “Big Five” Publishers Sued for eBook Price Fixing

- Tim Cook Talks REJI, Parler, and More on “Fox Sunday Morning”

- Bumble IPO Filing Warns of Anti-Tracking Trouble

- Free Apple TV+ Trials Extending Through June

- Apple Releases Extended Trailer for Season Two of “For All Mankind”

- Production Underway for “Ted Lasso” Season Two

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:52am EDT

- Cowen: Apple the Smart Play in PCs

- TSMC Q4 Beats on iPhone Strength

- TSMC Ups Capital Spending for 2021

- Qualcomm Acquires Nuvia for $1.4 Billion

- Intel CEO Bob Swan Retiring Next Month

- Apple Closes D.C. Metro Stores Ahead of Inauguration

- Apple Inks Deal for Ridley Scott-Directed Napoleon Epic

- Apple Signs Signs on for Two-Part Oprah Doc

- Apple Releases First Full Trailer for Cherry

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:28am EDT

- Apple Invests in and Promotes REJI

- Cook: Parler Welcome Back to App Store When It’s ToS Compliant

- UBS Thinks iPhone Sales Were Down in China in 2020

- Wedbush: iPhone Sales Beating the Bull-Case

- Belkin Recalls Wireless Charger Sold Through Apple Stores

- Apple Hits Developers with Round-Two Betas

- Apple’s Firewall Exceptions Removed in macOS 11.2 Beta

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

- Tim Cook Announcing Something on TV Today

- Trying to Suss the Apple Announcement

- Wells Fargo Ups Apple Target on iPhone Strength in China

- Gartner: Pandemic Drove Wearable Growth in 2020

- Report: Apple and EV Startup Canoo Held Talks in 2020

- Apple Hiring Car Experience SQA Engineer for Some Reason

- Report: Rare MacBook Repair Shifts to Mail-In

- Replacement AirPods Max Don’t Come with Replacement Cushions

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:17am EDT

- IDC and Gartner Saw Significant Growth for Mac in 2020

- Canalys Saw Notable Growth for Mac in 2020

- Test Raises Concerns About Pacemakers and iPhone 12

- JP Morgan Notes Apparent Growth for iPhone in China Last Quarter

- Counterpoint Research: Apple Orders to Drive TSMC Outperformance in 2021

- JP Morgan Analyst Sees Services Driving Apple Car

- Apple Releases iOS 12.5.1 to Fix Exposure Notification Bug

- Apple and Biogen Team for Cognitive Health Study

- Palm Springs Team Lands Sci-Fi Project at Apple

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:28am EDT

- Friday: Apple Gave Parler 24-Hours to Clean Up or Be Expelled from App Store

- Friday Night: Google Play Store Pulls Parler App

- Early Saturday: Parler Tops Free Charts in iOS App Store

- Saturday: Apple Removes Parler from App Store

- Sunday: Amazon Suspends Parler from AWS

- Parler CEO Cannot Find New Home for Service

- Parlor: “Social Talking App” Rockets Up App Store Charts

- Morgan Stanley Sees Strength for PCs, Apple in 2021

- Hyundai + Apple + Car Talk Hits Again Over Weekend

- Wedbush Sees Apple Partnering On Car First

- Russo Brothers Post First Clip of “Cherry” to Twitter

- Apple Posts Trailer for “Losing Alice” to YouTube

- Season Two of “Dickinson” Underway on Apple TV+

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:47am EDT

- Flurry: iPhone Took 8 of Top-10 US Smartphone Activations in December

- TSMC Sees Record December Revenue on Strength of iPhone 12

- Counterpoint: iPhone 12 Costs 26% More to Make Than iPhone 11

- German Apple Watch Owners See Weird Altimeter Readings in Weird Weather

- Democratic Members of FTC Label Apple and Google “Gatekeepers” in Mobile Gaming

- Bloomberg: Apple Car Five-to-Seven Years Away

- Hyundai Says It’s Talking with Apple About Car Development

- Morgan Stanley Analyst Opines on Apple Car

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:35am EDT

- App Store Sales Hit Record $540 Million on New Year’s Day

- Apple Highlights Services Growth for 2020

- Apple’s “Back to University” Promo Launches in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, and South Korea

- Apple Puts Out Year-of-the-Ox AirPods Pro for Chinese New Year

- Apple Emphasizes Antitrust Concerns in Annual Proxy Statement

- Tim Cook Tweets Regarding Insurrection at U.S. Capitol

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- Facebook Acknowledges Inevitability of ATT

- Google’s Lack of App Store Privacy Labels: Part I

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

- Canaccord Genuity Ups Apple Price Target to $150

- JP Morgan: Macs and Services May Make Up for Seasonal iPhone Declines

- Merrill Lynch Analyst Into Services, Concerned Over Compares

- Credit Suisse Still “Neutral” on Apple Despite iPhone Strength

- CIRP Sizes Up the iPhone 12 Line

- Bloomberg: Foxconn Sets December Sales Record on iPhone Strength

- Nikkei: Apple Increasing 1H21 iPhone Orders 30% Versus 1H20

- Apple Q1FY21 Earnings Call Set for 27 January

- Apple Sets “Virtual” Shareholders Meeting for 23 February

- “Apple Values” to Guide Executive Bonuses

- Apple Names Monica Lozano to Board of Directors

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:27am EDT

- Tech Stocks Fall in Broad Market Selloff

- CNBC Piece Ties Monday Stock Drops to Politics and COVID Concerns

- CNBC Leans Into Politics as Cause of Monday Selloff

- All 38 UK Apple Stores Close as New Lockdown Ordered

- Apple Adds New Weekly Content to Fitness+

- Gene Munster on Why Apple Will Beat the Rest of the FAANGs in 2021

- TF International Analyst Make Apple Hardware Predictions for 2021

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:23am EDT

- JP Morgan: Demand for iPhone 12 Pro Still Robust Post Holidays

- Wedbush: We’re on the iPhone SuperCycle™

- Sensor Tower: Christmas iOS App Spending Up 39% YoY

- Apple Pulled 46,000 Apps from App Store in China on New Year’s Eve

- Amphetamine to Stay in the Mac App Store

- Apple and Prepear Suspend USPTO Suit for Settlement Talks

- New York’s MTA Completes Contactless Payment Deployment

- Apple Promotes Fitness+ Through Apple Music (or Vice Versa)

- Adobe Flash Reaches End-of-Life

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:02am EDT

Thoughts on Gene Munster's thoughts on Apple and the other FAANGs. Plus, a call to action and a word of appreciation. Thanks for stopping by, 2020. Leave now.

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:05am EDT

- Flurry: Top-Nine US Phone Activations on Christmas Were iPhones

- Apple’s App Store Takes Over Two-Thirds of Christmas Day App Spend

- Bloomberg: Lots of Mobile Downloads for HBO Max and Disney+ Over Christmas

- Amazon, Apple, and Tesla Supplier Accused of Using Forced Uighur Labor

- Corellium Prevails Against Apple Copyright Claim

- Apple Quietly Launching Launch@Apple College Mentorship Program

- Apple Japan Running Two-Day New Year Shopping Event

- Today at Apple Sessions Restarting in Australia, Japan, and Singapore

- Apple Sets “Ring in the New Year” Activity Challenge

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:33am EDT

- Apple Hits iCloud Activation Issues on Christmas and Boxing Day

- ATT Notifications Showing Up in Beta for iOS 14.4 (and Earlier?)

- Apple Hearing Study Accidentally Collects Extra 30-Days of Data

- Report: Apple Pulled 94,000 Games from China’s App Store in 2020

- Apple Sends Out Developer Small Business Program Acceptance Notifications

- Ming-Chi Kuo Sees Apple Car in 2025 at Earliest

- After Mocking Apple, Xiaomi Not Including Chargers with Mi 11

- Apple Saving BLM Street Art Outside Oregon Store for Donation

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:10am EDT

- Cowen & Co: iPhone Shipments to Grow 38% in Q1 2021

- iPhones Going Out to Apple Security Research Device Program Participants

- Evercore Analyst Doesn’t See an Apple Car Coming

- Tesla CEO Puts Himself in the Apple Car Story

- Apple Stores Actively Promoting Fitness+

- Apple Pay Support Added to Japan’s LINE Pay

- Cult of Mac Contemplates Apple Buying MGM Studios

- Producer: “Ted Lasso” is a Three Season Show

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:44am EDT

- Reuters: Apple Looking to Roll Out a Car in 2024

- Morgan Stanley: Yeah, yeah. We Assumed an Apple Car

- Counterpoint Research: iPhone 12/12 Pro Top 5G Smartphones in October

- Goldman Sachs: Good 2020 for Mac Sets Up Tough Compare in 2021

- Report: Saudi Arabia and UAE Used NSO Group Software to Spy on Journalists’ iPhones

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- Epic and Samsung Send “Free Fortnite” Kit to Influencers

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:35am EDT

- California Apple Stores Closed Through the Holidays

- Apple Puts Wistron on Probation as Indian Investigation Continues

- Indian Government Finds Fault with Wistron Around Riots

- Wistron Apologizes to Employees in India and Fires the Person in Charge

- Facebook Keeps Hitting Apple Over ATT

- EFF Calls Facebook ATT Arguments “Laughable”

- Apple Manual Covers Device & Data Access When Personal Safety is At Risk

- COVID Test That Stopped “The Morning Show” Deemed False Positive

- President Obama Puts “Boys State” on 2020 Top-10 Movies List

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:23am EDT

- Morgan Staley “Increasingly Bullish” on iPhone in China

- Wedbush Bull Case Puts iPhone Sales at 250 Million Units in FY21

- Indian Trade Union: Local Government Going Soft on Wistron Post-Riot

- Apple Must: iOS 14 Adoption Numbers are “Amazing”

- Public Beta Testers Get First macOS Big Sur 11.2 Beta

- Public Beta Testers Get First iOS/iPadOS 14.4 Betas

- Apple Nixes Standalone Updaters in Big Sur

- Four More U.S. Cities Added to Look Around in Apple Maps

- Cook and Federighi to Testify in Fortnite Fight

- Facebook Sides with Epic in Case Against Apple

- Variety: “Mythic Quest” a Tale of Two Sets

- Olivia Cooke and Johnathan Price Join Apple TV+ Series “Slow Horses”

- Samuel L. Jackson to Lead Limited Apple TV+ Series

- Third Season Ordered for “Servant” Ahead of Second Season Premier

- “The Snoopy Show” Starts 5 February 2021

- Apple Outs Trailer for Billie Eilish Doc

- Justin Timberlake’s Palmer To Hit End of January

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:42am EDT

- Wednesday: Facebook Runs Attack Ads Against Apple

- Apple Responds to Wednesday’s Attack Ad by Facebook

- Thursday: Facebook Runs Attack Ads Against Apple

- Mozilla Sides with Apple on ATT

- Newspaper Publishing Group Joins Coalition for App Fairness

- Epic Wants Cue and Federighi Under Oath

- JP Morgan Apple Note Seems Both Somber and Upbeat

- Apple Outs First Developer Betas of iOS/iPadOS 14.4

- Apple Outs First Developer Beta of tvOS 14.4

- Apple Outs First Developer Beta of watchOS 7.3

- Some AirPods Max Stopped Over Hazmat Irregularities

- AirPods Max Neither Water Proof nor Water Resistant

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:54am EDT

- Nikkei Says Apple Upping iPhone Orders ~30% in First Half of 2021

- Nikkei Report Supports Wedbush Assertion Says Wedbush

- DigiTimes: Wistron Downplays Damage Caused by Riot in India

- India Cellular and Electronics Association Apologizes to Wistron for Riot

- EU Proposes Big Changes for Big Tech

- Facebook Hopes EU Rules Will Curb Apple

- iPad and iPhone Apps Get Bigger with Big Sur Update

- Apple Video Creation Apps Change Steps for Sharing

- HomePod/HomePod Mini Software Updates to v14.3

- Siri Can Play Noises at You!

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:26am EDT

- Evercore Analyst Sees iPhone 12 Smoking the Competition in China

- Goldman’s Apple Analyst is Definitely a “Glass Half Empty” Guy

- UBS Analyst: Demand for iPhone 12 Pro High in China, Softening in States

- Apple Investigating Riot at India iPhone Factory

- AirPods Max In the Wild Today

- Apple Updates OSes for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV

- watchOS 7.2 Adds Low Cardio Fitness Notification Option

- Updates Help Older Apple Machines Fight the Spread of COVID-19

- Fitness+ Workouts Work on iPhone/iPad - No Apple Watch Required

- No AirPlay for Apple Fitness+

- Fitness App Not Making It Onto Some iPads

- Some Apple Watch Buyers Not Seeing Free Three Months for Fitness+

- Apple’s App Store Privacy “Nutrition Labels” Go Live

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:51am EDT

- JP Morgan Weighs Wait Times for iPhone 12 Line

- TF International Sees Continued Strength for iPhone Demand

- Reports of Riots in India’s iPhone Supply Chain

- Cydia Accuses Apple of Maintaining Illegal iOS App Monopoly

- Apple and Google Kicking X-Mode Location Trackers from App Stores

- Amtrak Turns on Apple Pay for App and Website

- Apple Maps Officially Updated for Canada

- Apple Pay Headed to Mexico “in 2021”

- Apple Discontinuing Music Memos App

- COVID-19 Stops “Mythic Quest” Production

- Apple TV+ Outs Trailer for “Dickinson” Season-Two

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:29am EDT

- Morgan Stanley Sees “Record Holiday Quarter” for Apple

- Wedbush Ups Apple Target to $160

- Apple Confirms Internal Work on Cellular Modems

- Apple Releases Public and Developer Betas for iOS/iPadOS 14.3

- Apple Releases Public and Developer Betas for macOS 11.1

- Apple Music Getting Animated Album Covers with Upcoming Updates

- Apple TV+ Lands Julia Roberts for Limited Series

- Apple Drops Trailer for Season Two of “Servant”

- Animated Feature ‘Wolfwalkers’ Now on Apple TV+

- Cook: Most Corporate Workers Out of Office Until Mid-2021

- Cook to Address U.N. Climate Ambition Summit

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:10am EDT

- Goldman Sachs Sticks with “Sell” and $75 on Apple

- CounterPoint: Apple Watch Saw Serious Growth in Q32020

- Apple Includes New ECG Algorithm in Upcoming OS Updates

- ECG Goes Live for Apple Watch in Taiwan Next Tuesday

- Apple Watch Cellular Land in Portugal

- Federighi Makes ATT Case to European Regulators

- WhatsApp: WhatsUp with App Store Privacy Labels?

- Apple Says Its Apps Will Have Privacy “Nutrition Labels,” Too

- Cook Blasts Silicon Valley Giants for “Lack of Responsibility”

- Law May Require 30% of Apple TV+ in EU to Be “European Work”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:25am EDT

- Apple Announces $549 AirPods Max

- AirPods Max Deliveries Slip Quickly into 2021

- Apple Launches “Journey Into Sound” Promo Video for AirPods Max

- Out of Warranty Battery Replacement $79 on AirPods Max

- Fitness+ Launches Monday 14 December

- Apple Seeds Non-Mac OS Release Candidates to Developers

- Bell Mobility First to Launch Apple Watch Family Setup in Canada

- Apple Seeks to Have Epic Games Case in Australia Dismissed

- Report: Apple AI Lead John Giannandrea Now Leading Apple Car Project

- Rumor Has Carol Burnett Bio-Pic Headed to Apple TV+

- Apple Gives “For All Mankind” Early Season Three Renewal

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

- What Today May or May Not Bring

- Apple/Google Powered Contact Tracing App Going Live in CA Thursday

- JP Morgan: Wait for iPhone 12 Keeps Getting Longer

- UBS: Wait for iPhone 12 Pro Max Getting (Unpleasantly?) Shorter

- Bloomberg: Mac’s Intel to Apple Silicon Transition Going Swimmingly

- HomePod Software Updated to v14.2.1

- Apple Music Rolls Out to Google Smart Speakers in Some Regions

- Samsung Not Including Power Adapters with Future Phones

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

- Morgan Stanley: COVID and iPhone 12 Drive Up Apple Services

- EU May Change How Apple Can Promote Its Services on Its Platforms

- Dutch Competition Authorities Eye Apple Pay

- Apple Launches Repair Program for Faulty iPhone 11 Displays

- Apple TV+ Promo Highlights First Year of Apple Originals

- Exec: Work Underway on “Tehran” Season 2 (Which Apple Has Not Ordered)

- Apple Announces World Surf League Docuseries

- A Charlie Brown/Mariah Carey Christmas Hits Apple TV+

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:33am EDT

- Report Suggests Something New from Apple Next Tuesday

- FTC Warns of Scammy Apple and Amazon Robocalls

- Reports of 5G and LTE Signal Loss for iPhone 12

- Enrollment Open for App Store Small Business Program

- Apple Turns on Option for Family Sharing for Subscriptions

- Evercore Sees Stronger Than Expected Services Growth for Apple

- Apple Updates Accessibility Features Page

- Apple TV+ Gives Green Light to Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Docuseries

- “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” Hits Apple TV+

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:33am EDT

- Apple Stores Reopen in England, Restarting iPhone Upgrade Program

- IDC: Apple Wearables Growth Beats Wider Wearables Market

- Apple Pay Support Likely Imminent for Mexico

- Sao Paulo Requires Power Bricks Included with New iPhones

- Listener Feedback: iPhone Water Resistance Claims Don’t Hold (Out) Water

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- Apple Podcasts’ Steve Wilson Takes Position at Qcode

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:50am EDT

- Apple Lists “Order By” Dates for Delivery by Christmas

- Apple’s MagSafe Duo Charger Up for Sale

- Let It Snow in the Apple Store App

- CNET (Unscientifically) Tests iPhone 12 Water Resistance

- Report: M1 Mac mini Makes Apple Japan’s Top Desktop Maker

- Apple Sued in Europe Over Years Old iPhone Throttling Issue

- Apple Announces Half-Hour Bilingual Comedy Series “Acapulco”

- Siri Architect Brian Pinkerton Leaves Apple for Roku

- FaceTime HD Enabled for iPhone 8 and Later

- First 5K iMacs Declared “Vintage” by Apple

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:17am EDT

- Nearly Half of US Apple Stores Have Gone “Express”

- How Hard is a HomePod mini to Get?

- A Slightly Bungled “Apple One” Premier

- UK Committee Calls Out Apple for “Tsunami” of Electronic Waste

- France Moves to Tax International Tech Locally

- Report: Apple Unsure About France’s “Tech for Good Call”

- Italy Fines Apple $12M for Claims It Says Don’t Hold Water

- Apple Hires Former VC to Work on App Store Discovery

- Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Star in “Surface” for Apple TV+

- Another Working Apple-1 Going Up for Auction

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:35am EDT

- JP Morgan: iPhone 12 Pro Has Longest Wait of the Line

- Ming-Chi Kuo: Sales of AirPods Weaken

- Wedbush Analyst: AirPods Sales are Stellar

- Report: Foxconn Moving Some iPad and MacBook Production to Vietnam

- Apple Promotes Store Opening Soon in South Korea

- Apple and Singapore Out LumiHealth Promo Video

- Apple Fitness+ Instructors Promote Upcoming Service

- Shazam App Offers New Apple Music Users 5-Month Free Trail

- Sony Adds Apple TV App Support to 70+ TVs

- Apple Outs Trailer for Mariah Carey Christmas Special

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

Finishing the holiday week - another Mac OS Ken: Live intro show. The Financial Times says Apple is working on an in-house Google alternative. But is it for users, or is it for Siri? Plus - moves on ad tracking from France. The moves are from France - not the ad tracking.

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

Maxing and relaxing this holiday - and introducing you to Mac OS Ken: Live. Ripped from this week's Apple news, these excerpts from the daily live show look at bribery charges against Apple's head of security, as well as anger from some corners over Apple tooting its own horn.

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

- Cowen Analyst Sees Stronger Than Expected iPhone Sales

- HomePod mini Ship Times Slip in Europe and U.S.

- HomePod mini Up for Order in Mexico and Taiwan

- Site Checks Favorite Apps for M1 Compatibility

- Report: Some M1 Macs Experiencing Bluetooth Connectivity Issues

- Vanity Fair Gets First Look at Apple TV+ Film “Cherry”

- Apple Prods Devs for App Privacy Info

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:15am EDT

- UBS Sees Weakness in Number of iPhones Sold This Quarter

- JP Morgan Upbeat, Despite iPhone Unit Uncertainty

- Apple Pushes Event IAP Requirement to Mid 2021

- Apple Holiday Sale Includes Gift Cards with Select Purchases

- Apple Store Connect on Holiday Break from 23 - 27 December

- Report: Some HomePod minis Can’t Keep a Connection

- Apple’s Head of Security Indicted in Strange Bribery Case

- Pegatron Commits to New Factory in India

- Apple Maps Turns on Transit Directions for Some Cities in Austria

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:57am EDT

- Wedbush Analyst Pumped Over iPhone 12 Sales and Demand

- South Korea Calls on Google to Follow Apple’s Small Developer Lead

- Apple Settles iPhone Throttling Suits for ~$113 Million

- Apple Donates Techspertise to Boys and Girls Clubs Across U.S.

- Apple and Microsoft Working on Series X Controller Support for Apple Gear

- Federighi: Windows on M1 Mac is Up to Microsoft

- Intel VP of Diversity Leaving to Become Apple VP of Diversity

- Troubled Series “Shantaram” Picks Up New Showrunner

- Awkwafina Joins Apple TV+ Film "Swan Song"

- Glenn Close Joins Apple TV+ Film "Swan Song"

- Next Apple Watch Challenge Sees Return of Thanksgiving 5K

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:50am EDT

- Ad Groups in France Petition for Longer Grace Period from Apple: Revisited

- Privacy Group Targets Apple for Use of IDFA

- NGOs Asked Apple in October to Turn on ATT Permissions Immediately

- Apple Addresses App Tracking Issue, Still Holds ATT Permissions to 2021

- Apple Issues Revised Version of macOS 11.0.1 for Macs that Don’t Have It

- Apple Suggests Ways Past Big Sur Black Screen of Death on Older Macs

- “Losing Alice” to Hit Apple TV+ on 22 January

- Season Two of “For All Mankind” to Land on 19 February

- Apple TV+ Producing Tetris: The Movie

- Production Weekly Mentions “Mythic Quest: Titan’s Rift”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:38am EDT

- Apple Announces 15% Commission for “Small” App Store Developers

- Apple Highlights Small Developers in Big Announcement

- Apple Insider: Developers Delighted by Apple Move

- CNET: A Less Sanguine Look at Apple/Developer State of Play

- Epic’s Sweeney Likens Epic Fight with Apple to Fight for Civil Rights in U.S.

- JP Morgan: No Danger to Apple’s Bottom Line in App Store Shift

- Morgan Stanley: Possible Long Term Upside for Apple in App Store Shift

- Apple Issues Special iOS 14.2 Update for iPhone 12

- Apple Investigating Anomalous Display Behavior on Some iPhone 12s

- Apple Strikes Deal to Bring Charlie Brown Holiday Specials Back to Broadcast

- “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” to Hit Apple TV+ on 4 December

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

- M1 Macs Are Out

- M1 Mac Reviews Are In

- Blizzard Says World of Warcraft Will Run Natively on Apple’s M1 This Week

- Apple Releases First Big Sur 11.1 Developer Beta

- DisplayMate: iPhone 12 Pro max Display “Visually Indistinguishable from Perfect”

- Epic Files Suit Against Apple in Australia

- Thieves in UK Rob Truck of $6.6M in Apple Product

- iPhone 4s as Literal Art

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:28am EDT

- Verizon Hosting iPhone/5G Focused Business Event

- Apple Joins Alliance Working on 6G

- HomePod mini Available for In-Store Pickup in Some Locations

- Warren Buffet Sells 3.7% of His Apple Holdings

- Apple Celebrates 40 Years in Cork

- Casey Wilson Joins “The Shrink Next Door”

- Hasan Minhaj Joins “The Morning Show” for Season Two

- Apple Outs Trailer for “Earth At Night In Color”

- Apple Releases Trailer for Kids’ Series “Stillwater”

- Apple Releases Season Two Trailer for “Servant”

- Apple Crediting TV+ Subscribers’ Apple IDs Through January

- Apple Releases Podcast Embed Players for Websites

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:19am EDT

- macOS Big Sur Bricking Some Late-2013 and Mid-2014 13” MBPs

- Apple Address Thursday’s Third-Party App Failure Concerns

- Some iPhone 12 mini Users Report Lock Screen Sensitivity Issues

- Some MFi Hearing Aids Experience Problems with iPhone 12 Line

- Apple Pledges Fix for MFi Hearing Aid Issues in iPhone 12 Line

- iPhone 12 Should Add to Good Quarter for Foxconn

- First Round of HomePod minis Starts Shipping

- Report: HomePod minis Should Not Leave Rings on Things

- Apple Launches Holiday Gift Guide and Extended Return Policy

- Apple Adds Three New Colors of Sport Band and Solo Loop for Apple Watch

- Apple II Lid Signed by Woz and Jobs Going Up for Auction

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:20am EDT

- The Short, Rough Road to Big Sur

- The Longer Than Anticipated, Rough Road to Big Sur

- A Number of Apple Services Suffered Outages Thursday

- Third-Party Apps Affected by Thursday Apple Outages

- Apple Updates iWork and GarageBand for Big Sur and Apple Silicon

- Apple Updates Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for Apple Silicon

- Microsoft 365 and Office 2019 Updated for Big Sur and Apple Silicon

- iPhone 12 Pro Max and mini Make the Scene

- iPhone Upgrade Program Reactivated for UK (England Not Included)

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:51am EDT

- Financial Analysts Weigh-in on “One More Thing”

- Benchmarks Show Marked Improvements for M1 Versus Intel Macs

- Apple Nixes Intel-Based MacBook Air in M1’s Wake

- macOS Big Sur Due Out Today

- GPS + Cellular Apple Watch Service Headed to Belgium

- Judge Tosses Apple’s “Theft” Claim Against Epic Games

- Apple TV App Available Now for Sony’s PS4 and PS5

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:47am EDT

- Apple Introduces the M1: First Apple Silicon SoC for Mac

- Apple Says M1 + Big Sur Can Run Some Intel Apps Faster Than Intel Macs

- Apple Says M1-Powered Macs Can "Start Instantly from Sleep"

- Orders Start for M1-Powered MacBook Air, Mac mini, and 13” MBP

- Apple Tweaks Function Keys on New MacBook Air

- New Mac mini and MBP Can Drive 6K Displays

- New Macs Support WiFi 6

- M1 Macs Support USB 4

- No eGPU Support for New M1 Macs

- Apple Sets Big Sur Release Date for 12 November

- Apple Starts Accepting Apps for Big Sur

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:51am EDT

- JP Morgan is Stoked for Apple Silicon Macs

- Report: Some Apps Giving Day-One of Apple Silicon Macs a Miss

- Apple TV App Goes Live for Xbox One and Later

- Evercore: iPhones Pro Harder to Get Than Non-Pros

- JP Morgan: iPhone 12 Pro Max Harder to Get Than iPhone 12 mini

- MagSafe Duo Charger Approved by FCC

- Kathryn Hahn Joins Apple TV+ Series “The Shrink Next Door”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:18am EDT