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Apple Plans Sleep Tracking Feature for Future Watch

Headlines

Apple Inc. is said to be testing a sleep monitor for a future version of its smartwatch, a feature that would bolster the company in the health- and fitness-tracking market.

Workers lining up on a daily basis to leave inside the world’s largest iPhone assembly plant in China’s Henan province as overtime opportunities decrease.

News

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said he has “never been more optimistic” about where the company is today and where it’s heading. In a pep talk to investors, Cook said the iPhone maker is “planting seeds” and “rolling the dice” on future products that will just “blow you away.”

Following my report from yesterday, Apple has removed many of the apps I pointed out. When you try to find them on the App Store, they are no longer available. App Store Review Guidelines are very clear when it comes to app duplicates.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Apple had dismissed over 200 staff members from its Project Titan self-driving vehicle department. Now, in a new filing with the California Employment Development Department, Apple has offered more detail on those layoffs.

Reviews

Apple News ad revenue remains a sore spot for publishers, which are having trouble selling and filling ad inventory.

Apple discontinued the iPhone SE in September when iPhone XS and XR models were released, but in January, Apple started selling off its remaining stock via its clearance site for $249.

Rumors

March is upon us, and for Apple, the month is shaping up to be quite busy. Major software updates will likely be released and there’s a services-packed event rumored for the end of the month. There are also a number of new hardware rumors floating around that could materialize at any point. Here’s our preview of Apple’s eventful month ahead.

Apple Music may be soon be available as an option on Google Home devices, according to an image that was shared by MacRumors reader Jason.

Others

iPhone and Android hacking tech, designed to be used by police in critical investigations, is selling secondhand on eBay. Israeli manufacturer Cellebrite has been forced into issuing a warning to customers about the risk of such resales.

Health and fitness get streamlined with all-new Siri Shortcuts including Snoww, Qardio, Dexcom and HomeCourt integration.

Finally

iPhone photographers around the world shared their best photos for the Shot on iPhone Challenge, capturing shots with the world’s most popular camera.

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