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Weekend Highlights: Financial Times interviews Jony Ives on the new Apple Watch, responsibilities of big tech firms; analyst thinks Apple could hit $1.5 trillion; Apple riles consumer group in China over recent breach of some customers' Apple IDs; WSJ's Joanna Stern laments the walls around iMessage; Uniloc back in Apple's face with FaceTime lawsuit; Ars Technica reviews Mac browser Vivaldi; what to expect with FCPX 10.5?; iPhone XR available, selling quickly—more in our General Interest section; the plot thickens...will iPad Pro go USB-C? Apple releases USB-C Apple Watch charger; a couple employees of Loup Ventures went phone-less, using only Apple Watches.

  • "The iPhone turns ten: The firm's approach to data will determine Apple's success in the coming years/No product in recent history has changed people's lives more."  The Economist 8:00 AM
  • "iPhone at 10: how it changed everything" The Guardian 8:14 AM
  • "iPhone Turns 10: How It Became the Everything Machine"  Wired 7:58 AM
  • "The iPhone launched a habit none of us can break"  Mashable 7:57 AM
  • "The iPhone at 10: How it changed everything/Ten years ago the first iPhone went on sale - the device would go on to revolutionise the world of technology and communications." [Video Report] BBC 8:22 AM
  • "This Is Why the iPhone Upended the Tech Industry" Time 8:25 AM
  • "iPhone: Love At First (Multi)-Touch, But A Long Road To Bliss" Forbes 7:51 AM
  • "How far Apple's business has rocketed since the iPhone first launched" Business Insider 5:33 PM
  • "iPhone at 10: The greatness of the original iPhone" Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "10 years on, iPhone still needs to change the world" Computerworld 8:40 AM
  • "A Decade Of Apple's iPhone - Trickle Down Economics That Actually Works" Forbes 7:51 AM
  • "How the iPhone won over Japan and gave the world emoji" The Verge 9:27 AM
  • "They Can't All Be iPhones: The Story of Apple's Forgotten Flop" History Channel 3:51 PM
  • "macOS High Sierra Public Beta: How to Download and Install It on Your Mac" Macworld 3:52 PM
  • "Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS High Sierra to Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 3:52 PM
  • "Apple just dropped the public beta for MacOS High Sierra. Here's how to get it." Mashable 4:40 PM
  • "High Sierra will be last macOS release to support 32-bit apps 'without compromise', says Apple" iDownload Blog 10:10 AM
  • "High Sierra will be last macOS release to fully support 32-bit apps" Cult of Mac 11:20 AM
  • "Apple Releases Revised Version of Second macOS High Sierra Beta for Developers" MacRumors 12:50 PM
  • "Safari Technology Preview 34 for Mac Release Offers Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements" MacTrast 8:17 AM
  • "Apple's iCloud backup outage: 45 hours and counting" ["Everybody has outages. Not every company charges a premium for an ecosystem that just works."] Apple 3.0 8:21 AM
  • "iCloud Backup Outage Prevents Backup and Restore of User Data" The Mac Observer 7:53 AM
  • "macOS High Sierra preview" iMore 3:51 PM
  • "How to Install the macOS High Sierra Public Beta" MacRumors 5:19 PM
  • "10 Simple Yet Empowering Writing Apps For Your Mac" Forbes 7:51 AM
  • "Connecting Bluetooth Devices to Your Mac" MacMost 7:45 AM
  • "How to use AutoFill for credit cards, contacts, passwords, macOS Sierra's Safari" Apple World Today 7:45 AM
  • "How to create a bootable installer for a Mac operating system" iMore 10:10 AM
  • "The Software Subscription Model On The Mac: Day One and Beyond" The Mac Observer 9:15 AM
  • "Windows Brethren, Welcome To The Mac" Mac 360 8:11 AM
Press Releases
  • "Hydra 4.1 (Mac) Brings New Color Grading for More Vivid Colors in HDR Images" Creaceed 7:58 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple just got an exclusive preview of Fisker's new all-electric car prototype" 9to5Mac 3:53 PM
  • "Apple is suspiciously interested in Fisker's electric car" BGR 5:01 PM
  • "Anger as legal loophole sees Apple's UK tax bill falling despite record turnover" The Sun 8:12 AM
  • "Apple wows us with photos of its first ever Taiwanese store" Cult of Mac 8:17 AM
  • "Apple shares pictures from inside of new Taiwan 'Taipei 101' retail store" AppleInsider 9:24 AM
  • "Apple email campaign encourages trade-in upgrades to iPhone 7 ahead of 'iPhone 8'" AppleInsider 12:43 PM
  • "Smartwatch start-up Matrix lands $17.3 million to go after Apple with a device powered by body heat" CNBC 8:13 AM
  • "iPhone to blame for insomniac teenagers" Cult of Mac 10:11 AM
  • "Apple celebrates first graduating class of the pioneering Apple Developer Academy in Naples" 9to5Mac 8:25 AM
  • "Apple shares short film 'Détour' shot entirely on an iPhone [Videos] 9to5Mac 7:27 PM
  • "Apple's 'A Portrait of Canada,' shot on iPhone film focuses on country's inclusivity and diversity" Canadian Reviewer 8:14 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Fans line up on first iPhone launch day" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
iPhone at 10
  • "It's the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, so watch Steve Jobs unveil the very first one" Recode 8:18 AM
  • "The 2007 original iPhone release in pictures: The birth of Apple store pandemonium/The release of the original iPhone was a major event, drawing thousands of people to Apple stores. We take a look back at the first iPhone's launch day crowds." Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "The original iPhone in photos: Looking back on the iPhone that started it all" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "The original iPhone launch in pictures" BetaNews 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Has Sold 1.2 Billion iPhones Over the Past 10 Years [Infographic] Forbes 7:51 AM
  • "Watch how Apple's iPhone changed the world in 10 charts" Recode 8:18 AM
  • "Inside story of the iconic iOS rubber band effect that launched the iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:17 AM
  • "With iPhone, Apple showed AT&T and Verizon who's boss: Apple refused to let wireless carriers ruin the customer experience." Ars Technica 8:19 AM
  • "The iPhone's Greatest Achievements 10 Years Later" Time 10:28 AM
  • "Apple's first iPhone commercial was subtle, but incredibly effective" Mashable 11:21 AM
  • "10 Years Ago Today, the Original iPhone Officially Launched" MacRumors 8:23 AM
  • "'The iPhone will fail' and other hot takes on the original iPhone" Mashable 7:57 AM
  • "4 things Steve Jobs said at the first iPhone keynote that seem hilarious 10 years later" VentureBeat 8:10 AM
  • "'Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak:' A poor man's guide to the first iPhone" AppleInsider 9:31 AM
  • "10 years of people destroying their iPhones in very dumb ways" Mashable 7:57 AM
  • "Check Out These Two iPhone Prototypes Used to Design Its Software Keyboard [Photo] iClarified 12:37 PM
  • "Poll: 10 Years on: Did iPhone Change Your Life?" Apple Must 9:15 AM
  • "French President Emmanuel Macron carefully includes two iPhones in official portrait [Video] 9to5Mac 8:07 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "RadioShack creditors' lawsuit says Sprint killed 6,000 jobs" Reuters 9:03 PM
  • "Google is still mostly white and male: That's according to the latest diversity report." Recode 8:00 PM
  • "Apple rival shows off phone with on-screen fingerprint scanner" CNNMoney 8:10 AM
  • "China and India to account for half of all new mobile subscribers added by 2020, finds GSMA study" DigiTimes 8:01 AM
  • "iPhone 2020 roundtable: Dissecting the future of Apple's 'one device'" Mashable 5:11 PM
  • "The iPhone's 10 Year Anniversary -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-29" The Mac Observer 4:03 PM
  • "How has the iPhone changed your life? (The 3:59, Ep. 249): We talk Apple's iPhone on the big 10-year anniversary of its launch." CNET 12:50 PM
  • "Ex-Apple engineer tells how the company's manufacturing works" Cult of Mac 12:36 PM
  • "This iPhone Designer Says No More Screens: Ten years on, Tony Fadell admires the Echo, doubts the driverless-car hype, and envisions a screenless future." Bloomberg 11:41 AM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 126 | iOS 11 public beta, Apple Music friends and HomePod thoughts" 9to5Mac 11:29 AM
  • "Beyond The Mythology: Telling The Real Stories Behind The iPhone/In his new book, The One Device, Brian Merchant traveled the world to research the secret history of the device that changed everything." Fast Company 10:28 AM
  • "Remaster, Episode 38: SNES Classic" MacStories 8:21 AM
  • "The Life, Death, and Legacy of iPhone Jailbreaking: How a ragtag group of young hackers made the iPhone what it is today." Motherboard 10:27 AM
  • "A new iPhone 8 dummy video shows off the vertical camera and all-glass design in detail" Business Insider 7:57 AM
  • "This isn't the iPhone 8. But it's probably really, really close." Mashable 7:57 AM
  • "Apple marketing chief says reaction to ARKit is 'unbelievable' & talks machine learning in new interview" 9to5Mac 4:40 PM
  • "Apple marketing chief discusses 'unbelievable' response to ARKit, HomePod, more in interview" AppleInsider 6:42 PM
  • "Hidden iOS 11 Sound File Adds Fuel to iPhone 8 Wireless Charging Rumors" The Mac Observer 11:19 AM
  • "iOS 11 public beta: The 10 best features you won't be able to live without" [Slideshow] Macworld 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Reminds Developers Of iOS 11"s Impending 64-bit App Deadline" The Mac Observer 7:52 AM
  • "Management bug can crash Cisco IOS, IOS XE" The Register 8:18 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Working on a Future Hand Gesturing Interface to Control Gaming, Apple TV and Home Appliances" Patently Apple 8:25 AM
  • "Apple granted another patent for a gesture-based user interface" Apple World Today 8:19 AM
  • "Apple adds new Refinements to their Future Head Mounted Display Accessory Regarding Eye Focus and Remote" Patently Apple 8:25 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10.5" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM

  • "iPhone Review Redux: 10 Years Later, So Slow, So Small" [Paid Membership Required] 3:52 PM
  • "The iPhone mega review: Every iPhone Apple has ever made, reviewed and rated by the Macworld staff" Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "Watch Walt Mossberg review the very first iPhone, 10 years ago" Recode 8:18 AM
  • "iPhone 1.0: The 10th Anniversary MacStories Review" MacStories 9:24 AM
  • "Eero's new mesh WiFi system packs more power in a pretty package: It's pricey, but it works." Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "Eero Home WiFi System 2 review: Beacons make this system even easier to install" TechHive 8:04 AM
  • "Axios Review: New Eero delivers even better Wi-Fi, for a price" Axios 8:00 AM
  • "Wireless Keyboard in Walnut from Orée -Thai and English Characters" eXtensions 8:01 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands On: Siri's Translation Features in iOS 11" MacRumors 5:11 PM
  • "How to Set up Parental Controls on Your Mac" iPhone Hacks 9:04 PM
  • "Apple's AirPods just got a feature they've needed all along" CNET 8:23 AM
  • "Which iPhones and iPads can run iOS 11? Apple dropped three devices from last year's support list; it's the end of the road for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C, and 2012"s plain iPad" Computerworld 4:26 PM
  • "Squeezing More Battery Juice Out of a Smartphone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:42 PM
  • "Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein both attributed their extraordinary success to this personality trait" CNBC 8:10 PM
  • "10 Technologies That Reveal Augmented Reality's Potential" The Mac Observer 4:37 PM
  • "Things the iPhone killed" CNNMoney 4:27 PM
  • "Even Steve Jobs didn't understand what the iPhone truly was" The Verge 3:53 PM
  • "An iPhone switch story from a reluctant Android switcher" AppleInsider 3:53 PM
  • "Are Apple Inc. Stock Holders Desperate for a Driverless Car?" InvestorPlace 3:51 PM
  • "The iPhone at 10: Into the woods" Six Colors 12:50 PM
  • "Tech titans bow down to iPhone's radical change" Cult of Mac 12:43 PM
  • "Apple's Homepod Is Still Frustratingly Light On Details" Forbes 12:36 PM
  • "Mindblowing examples of the technology that makes Apple's CEO want to 'yell out and scream'" Business Insider 11:30 AM
  • "What Lies Ahead For The iPhone As It Turns 10" Forbes 11:29 AM
  • "Apple's next cash cow" Apple 3.0 10:17 AM
  • "Lots of people dislike voice assistants. Blame Siri/Hard numbers say so. And there's anecdotal evidence, too: 'I've personally found Siri to be crap.'" CNET 10:11 AM
  • "The silliest quotes from the early days of the iPhone" MacDailyNews 10:10 AM
  • "How the iPhone changed my life in surprising ways over the past decade" VentureBeat 9:31 AM
  • "We're starting to reclaim the spaces the iPhone conquered" The Verge 9:27 AM
  • "The original iPhone was considered a high-end feature phone, not a smartphone" BetaNews 9:26 AM
  • "The iPhone reaches its 10-year anniversary" CNBC Videos 9:24 AM
  • "Giving iPad fire to mere mortals: On myopia and elitism in computing" iMore 9:18 AM
  • "Apple Brings The Future To Technology" Mac360 8:40 AM
  • "iPhone Turns 10: A Look at the Past, Present and Future" iDrop News 8:25 AM
  • "On Moving From Mac To iPad Pro" McSolo 8:23 AM
  • "iPhone 10th Anniversary: The Best and Worst Predictions" Fortune 8:23 AM
  • "What it's like to use the original iPhone in 2017" Mashable 8:21 AM
  • "A look at the 8 most revolutionary features the iPhone introduced to the world" BGR 8:18 AM
  • "The iPhone killed my inner nerd" The Verge 8:18 AM
  • "Dezeen commenters on the iPhone: 'Apple has jumped the shark'" Dezeen 8:14 AM
  • "10 years ago today the iPhone went on sale and changed everything -- so why didn't I want one?" BetaNews 8:09 AM
  • "Technology in Apple's first iPhone made it the best communications tool for a family in crisis"  AppleInsider 8:07 AM
  • "Happy 10th anniversary to the iPhone, 'a revolutionary product that changes everything'" 9to5Mac 8:05 AM
  • "iPhone 10th Anniversary: Why My Next Smartphone Could Actually Be An Android" Forbes 7:51 AM
  • "Echo Show Teardown: Alexa, Show Us What You Got" iFixit 11:30 AM
  • "Hey Google, learn from Microsoft and settle with the EU" Mashable 8:22 AM
  • "Commentary: Where is Foxconn heading?" DigiTimes 8:01 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "This magnetic sleeve is the first non-ridiculous Apple Pencil accessory" Cult of Mac 5:10 PM
  • "Apple Pay gets MLB stadium expansion, support for Greenlight cards for kids" AppleInsider 3:52 PM
  • "Well, Looks Like You Got Your Kid's Apple TV Summer Sorted" Apple Must 12:51 PM
  • "Classic cartoon streaming service Boomerang hits Apple TV" iDownload Blog 12:42 PM
  • "Alpine launches first aftermarket Wireless CarPlay receiver, now shipping" 9to5Mac 11:30 AM
  • "There's now an Apple Pay smart debit card for kids" 9to5Mac 9:27 AM
  • "Anchor lets you record and publish podcasts from your phone" Engadget 9:24 AM
  • "All of Apple's WWDC sessions are now online, fully-searchable" Cult of Mac 9:24 AM
  • "Journaling Platform 'Day One' Transitions to a Subscription Service" MacRumors 8:07 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft confirms Cloudyn acquisition, sources say price is between $50m and $70m" TechCrunch 9:24 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms acquiring cloud monitoring startup" Seeking Alpha 9:24 AM
  • "Microsoft has halved data it collects from Windows 10 users, says French privacy regulator" Neowin 11:20 AM
  • "Windows 10: Microsoft's new Insider Preview is packed with security features" ZDNet 6:33 AM
  • "Windows 10 preview build protects your files from ransomware: It will also temporarily stop stock app updates for Insiders." Engadget 6:51 AM
  • "Windows 10 will hide your important files from ransomware soon" The Verge 10:17 AM
  • "Despite what you may have read, the Royal Navy's new flagship doesn't run Windows XP" Neowin 8:04 AM
  • "Microsoft-Led Investigation Results in Arrest of Four Tech Support Scammers" Bleeping Computer 6:50 AM
  • "Windows 10 snooping: Microsoft has halved data it collects from PCs says watchdog/The French regulator CNIL announced that Windows 10 now complies with the country's data protection laws, following changes to how the OS handles user privacy." TechRepublic 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft's Dividend Continues To Impress" Seeking Alpha 9:23 AM
  • "Dell launches 24.5 inch full HD LCD Alienware 25 Monitor with 240 Hz / 1 ms" Guru3D 6:39 AM
  • "Dell cultivates an inclusive culture through 14 ERGs" Human Resources 6:40 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard and Wipro announce new IaaS agreement" Seeking Alpha 10:08 AM
  • "Intel Coffee Lake-S CPUs Will Not Be Compatible With LGA 1151 Socket? i3 CPUs Might Not Feature Hyperthreading" SegmentNext 6:50 AM
  • "Wells Fargo: AMD Epyc offers better performance than Intel Broadwell" Seeking Alpha 7:44 AM
  • "Early AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Benchmarks Surface" ExtremeTech 7:21 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen June 2017 update" Guru3D 6:42 AM
  • "Ryzen Pro: AMD takes on Intel on the corporate desktop, with one key omission/AMD wants to go after Intel vPro while avoiding Intel's excessive product segmentation." Ars Technica 8:56 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition – First game benchmark shows The Witcher 3 running similar to GTX1080 [UPDATE] DSOG 6:43 AM
  • "Cisco's Intent-Based Networking: Good News for Real-Time Collaboration/Cisco's (and competitor's) intent-based networking should reduce network cost and complexity for supporting ever-increasing real-time applications." No Jitter 6:43 AM
  • "IBM's Watson will analyze Wimbledon to suggest the best matches" Engadget 6:09 PM
  • "IBM Named a Leader in Inaugural Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide" Security Intelligence 6:49 AM
  • "Western Digital Unveils 96-layer NAND, 4-bit QLC breakthrough" ExtremeTech 6:43 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "It Looks Like Apple's Great Rally Is Over" TheStreet 10:10 AM
  • "Apple Bought Back $107M of Stock Daily in Past 5 Years" Investopedia 11:40 AM
  • "Apple vs. Google: Which is the better stock?" CNNMoney 10:11 AM
  • "Arigato Gozaimasu, Apple" TheStreet 8:22 AM
  • "Companies That Got a Boost From Apple's iPhone" Investopedia 8:22 AM
  • "Apple, Inc.: A Competitive DJ Stock Investment Now?" Seeking Alpha 7:58 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 book worst fall in a month as tech selloff flares up: Walgreens nixes Rite Aid merger; Blue Apron makes trading debut" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks turn red as traders retreat from tech" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide as Tech Shares Drop: Dow, Nasdaq down as investors grow more cautious about rest of the year" [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Financial stocks lead Asian market gains/Banks get boost after results of Fed stress test" MarketWatch 7:03 AM
  • "Eurozone economic optimism hits highest since August 2007" MarketWatch 7:04 AM

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