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Wednesday Highlights: A new approach to cleaning up supply chain issues, poor working conditions, excessive overtime, is what's needed for Apple to clean up abuses, argues Tim Culpan; tech giants such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, may need to be broken up so says Greg Ip for the Wall Street Journal; Farhad Manjoo at New York Times discusses smartphone addiction, laying out argument "for Apple to build a less addictive iPhone"; Morgan Stanley bullish on Apple's China stake; beware chaiOS text bomb which can freeze/crash your iOS or Mac, Tom's Guide tests and confirms the crashes; App Annie's new stats reveal 2017 "A monumental year for the app economy"; Apple ranks 6th in Reuters' Top 100 Technology Companies; Variety reports renowned director J.J. Abrams' new sci-fi drama series being shopped to Apple, HBO; Taipei Times reporting first batch of HomePods shipping from Inventec.
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"Apple PC/Tablets Twists and Turns: While the tablet/PC hybrid has always been an irresistible notion, implementations have fallen short of the Platonic ideal. A look at past efforts leads us to imagine Apple's next steps: Will they copy Microsoft and 'tabletize' the Mac, or continue to concentrate on iPad evolution?" Monday Note 7:51 AM
"Apple Still Selling Over 1 Million iPhone 8's And X's Per Day" Forbes 4:18 PM
"iPhone X price premium fears overblown, strong demand continues in U.S., China" AppleInsider 8:19 AM
"Apple: Survey Says 'Very Strong Demand' for iPhone X in China, Says RBC" Barron's 4:14 PM
"Peak smartphone? iPhone X flunks 'supercycle' hopes" The Register 8:08 AM
"IPhone X Selling Worse Than Expected? I'm Not Surprised - And Still Bullish" Seeking Alpha 10:50 AM
"A more accessible future: AirPods, hearing aids, and the audio technology to make it possible" 9to5Mac 10:23 AM
"Apple's India head Sanjay Kaul quits amid company's slowest growth in 5 years" The Economic Times 8:41 PM
"Apple ups iPhone prices in India as tax increase makes imports costlier" Reuters 8:06 AM
"Apple will host the 2018 Annual Meeting of shareholders at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino on February 13, 2018." Apple Investor 8:35 PM
"AirPods: Apple's wearable Christmas surprise/With stocks running dry it looks like lots of Apple users will wake to AirPods under the tree this season, as Cupertino carves its post-smartphone future." Computerworld 10:05 AM
"The first beta of iOS 11.2.5 has been release by Apple for Public Beta Testers" ModMy 8:06 AM
"Geekbench Scores Try to Show Correlation Between Degrading iPhone Batteries and Reduced Performance" iPhone Hacks 8:30 PM
"iPhone Performance and Battery Age" Geekbench 12:45 PM
"Tax plan optimism propels Wall Street to record highs" Reuters 5:50 PM
"U.S. Stocks Set Fresh Records; Nasdaq Crosses 7000 Intraday: Dow Jones Industrial Average registers its 70th record close of the year as investors extend bets on the tax overhaul" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:50 PM
"Financials drive gains in Japan, Australia on investor optimism over U.S. tax plan: Financial stocks drove gains in Japan and Australia on Monday as investors reacted to prospects of a completed tax bill getting through Congress this week." MarketWatch 7:10 AM
"European stocks rally on U.S. tax-reform optimism with banks in charge: European stocks rose for the first time in four session on Monday, with banks leading the charge north on hopes the highly anticipated tax reform in the U.S. will get passed this week and provide a boon for the financial sector." MarketWatch 11:43 AM
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