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Headlines

According to TrendForce, the sales of Apple’s iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X that were released in 2017 were lower than expected for models that celebrate 10th anniversary of the iPhone line.

Apple’s latest chip development effort involves computing data from health sensors.

News

BI Prime: Apple is trying to change the business model of the App Store from in-app purchases and paid apps to software-as-a-service. To help kickstart this, in 2017 it held a secret conference and encouraged developers to experiment with raising the prices of their software.

In release notes for both macOS Mojave and iOS 12, Apple says the feature has been removed from the initial releases of macOS Mojave and iOS 12 and “will ship in a future software update later this fall.”

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Reviews

The iMac is the machine that famously saved Apple back in 1998 – but it didn’t stop there. Rarely standing still, it has kept at the forefront of Apple design, yet today’s iMac has the same design goals it always has. AppleInsider looks back at the beginning of the line, all the way to today.

I went to a wedding in London over the summer, and as you might expect at an event full of techy people, I ended up with hundreds of photos of the event from numerous sources—at least six. I imported them all into my Photos library and then discovered that they were all mixed up—the bride walking down the aisle, immediately followed by dancing at the reception, followed by the exchanging of vows.

Rumors

Others

A Melbourne private schoolboy who repeatedly broke into Apple’s secure computer systems is facing criminal charges after the technology giant called in the FBI.

Finally

I have no inside information on this, but September 12 is definitely my guess, for all the same reasons Ritchie mentions. Since moving iPhone intro events to September in 2012 with the iPhone 5, they’ve had three events on Tuesdays and three on Wednesdays. For whatever reason, I don’t think they like Thursdays.

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