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Apple Pays $1 Billion for Intel Unit in Push for Chip Independence

Headlines

Apple Inc took a major step toward supplying its own smartphone chips by purchasing the majority of Intel Corp’s modem business in a deal valued at $1 billion, the companies said on Thursday.

Approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases.

Apple Inc.’s suppliers are preparing to produce components for up to 75 million new iPhones in 2019’s second half, roughly the same number as a year earlier, according to people familiar with the matter.

News

Workers hear drug deals, medical details and people having sex, says whistleblower

Apple and Goldman Sachs’s hotly anticipated new credit card is now just weeks away from launch, according to a person familiar with the companies. The release will be the culmination of an intense, high-stakes development process for the Silicon Valley giant and the Wall Street stalwart.

The business with the most installed solar capacity in the U.S. is Apple, according to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Reviews

Jeff Williams co-created the Apple Watch and runs the company’s global operations. Can he also handle design—and everything else?

In 15 months, Oliver Schusser streamlined Apple’s premier service and united its divided ranks. Is a “grown-up” what the company needs to chart a course to global growth and profitability?

Searches for “music,” “audiobooks” and other categories rank company apps first, a process some developers find unfair. Apple says algorithm doesn’t give own products an advantage.

Rumors

Just like last year, with the introduction of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, Apple will release three new ‘iPhone 11’ models this fall.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suspects that the 16-inch MacBook Pro will be the first Apple laptop to shift to a scissor mechanism, and away from the butterfly keyboard introduced in the MacBook in 2015.

Others

BMW offers a “lifetime” subscription for only $300 or a year for $80, while other automakers charge zero.

Finally

iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is the first and the longest running iPhone photography competition since 2007.

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