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Headlines

The gist, as it always is, is that Apple is being super petty and trying to force customers to upgrade their phones by making their old phones run slower.

As always, the answer is no.

Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad introduced a novel way of interacting with computers: via easy-to-use applications, accessible in the highly curated App Store.

News

Apple’s new rule is meant to offer better clarity on what sort of apps will and will not be accepted in the App Store.

The U.S. Republican tax overhaul passed by Congress this week will allow Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to bring back its $252.3 billion foreign cash pile without a major tax hit - a long-standing company goal.

Apple’s admission to slowing down older iPhones isn’t sitting well with one California man

If you were planning to purchase AirPods as a last-minute holiday gift, it may be challenging to find a pair in time for Christmas.

Reviews

While we expect battery capacity to decrease as batteries age, we expect processor performance to stay the same. However, users with older iPhones with lower-than-expected Geekbench 4 scores have reported that replacing the battery increases their score (as well as the performance of the phone).

We went hands-on with the new Final Cut Pro X 10.4 update in our latest video to highlight the new features you can expect to see.

Rumors

Others

For years Adam Goldberg, a classical pianist who teaches music at a school in Queens, New York, struggled to break through to his students who have serious learning disabilities, such as autism, until he started using instruments virtually anyone can play: an iPad. The P177Q iPad Band is more than just a musical collective; the experience has helped students speak and communicate who never had before. Tracy Smith reports.

TL;DR — Apple built a super secure door, left the key on the door and forgot to build the wall around the door.

Finally

Does the iMac Pro fill the space left by the Mac Pro? What legs will the next Mac Pro have to stand on?

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