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Thursday Highlights: Interesting question for Apple from Kori Hale at Forbes on whether Apple is "leaving Beats and African-American aestheticism behind?"; Wall Street Journal piece argues iPhone assembly in US "hollow victory for Trump" and may hurt Apple; Cool Hunting and Hodinkee show how Apple's new Apple Watch Series 4 screen designs are actually made; you are being assigned a trust score from Apple based on your iPhone data; Pixel 2 camera better than iPhone XS camera according to reviews; iJustine, Emkwan Reviews on YouTube unbox and review Apple Watch Series 4; GoPro's new Hero 7 offers smooth videos as if a gimbal attached, more in our Reviews section; luxury-priced iPhone XS ships without fast charger brick.

  • "Tim Cook on How Apple Champions the Environment, Education, and Health Care"  Fortune 11:36 AM
  • "Apple Explains How It's Making Siri Smart Without Endangering User Privacy: Critics say Apple is depriving the AI that powers Siri of the personal information it needs to be an effective assistant. Apple execs say that's a false narrative." Fast Company 12:03 PM
  • "Apple's War on Buttons Is Nearly Complete: The iPhone has always managed to eschew buttons—but will we miss the click?"  The Ringer 12:37 PM
  • "Why Tuesday Is Apple's Most Important Day in Three Years" Wired 2:10 PM
  • "How the iPhone rewired Apple — and the world — in 10 years"  Moneywatch 8:04 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Augmented Reality Feature to Revolutionize Customer Experience"  Forbes 7:49 AM
  • "Analysts expect Apple to get a revenue boost from the iPhone X's augmented reality apps" Business Insider 8:00 AM
  • "BBC Confirms iOS 11 GM URLs Were Leaked to 9to5Mac and MacRumors"  Daring Fireball 8:10 AM
  • "Was Apple employee behind alleged iPhone 8 leaks?"  CNET 7:55 AM
  • "The Biggest iPhone Leak Yet Won't Bruise Apple" Wired 12:55 PM
  • "What to Expect at Apple's Biggest Event in Years: Look for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and a bunch of other iProducts on Tuesday." Bloomberg 11:34 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Event: What You Need to Know/The tech giant will be unveiling its latest iPhones, Apple Watch and Apple TV on Tuesday" [Paid Membership Required] 8:03 AM
  • "Apple embarks on Emmy quest with big bet on video streaming" Associated Press 7:56 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' vision for new Apple campus now reality" ZDNet 11:01 AM
  • "Important High Sierra Changes for IT Admins" TidBITS 12:11 PM
  • "How To Rebuild Your iTunes Library" Kirkville 8:19 AM
  • "Creating Pie Charts In Numbers With an Other Slice" MacMost 10:55 AM
Press Releases
  • "iLocker locks apps with a password and provides smart data protection" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "iFunia YouTube Downloader Mac Supports Downloading Playlist from YouTube" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "iWatermark Pro 2 for Mac. Use 11 Watermark Types to Protect Your Photos." Plum Amazing 7:35 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The iPhone is 10. Where does Apple go from here?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:20 AM
  • "New iPhone's high price turns off Chinese shoppers" Reuters Videos 8:36 AM
  • "Lucky 8? $1,000 price tag dampens iPhone enthusiasm in China" Reuters 4:23 PM
  • "Cupertino gave Apple last-minute permission to hold its iPhone event at Steve Jobs Theater" VentureBeat 8:49 AM
  • "Cupertino building dept. approved Steve Jobs Theater occupancy after iPhone X event invites were sent" AppleInsider 12:11 PM
  • "People are already lining up for the iPhone X" BGR 12:36 PM
  • "People are already lining up for Apple's new iPhone and it hasn't even been announced yet" CNBC 4:43 PM
Apple Event Live Coverage
  • "Liveblog: Apple's September 2017 iPhone 8 launch" Ars Technica 11:01 AM
  • "Apple's September 2017 Media Event: Spoiler-Free Video Stream" MacRumors 11:01 AM
  • "Follow our iPhone liveblog tomorrow at 10AM PT / 1PM ET!" Engadget 8:06 AM
  • "App Store Sales for 32-bit Apps Less Than 1% of Total Revenue" MacStories 11:05 AM
  • "'Walkie talkie' app Zello tops App Store during hurricanes" BBC 7:55 AM
  • "ARKit artist transforms the world into a Cubist nightmare" Engadget 2:22 PM
  • "Xiaomi takes aim at Apple with a Macbook Pro rival priced from $858" TechCrunch 7:56 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Ballmer freaks out and stomps an iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:12 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Western Digital-led group wins bid for Toshiba chip unit: Nikkan Kogyo" Reuters 8:46 PM
  • "Google says its Safe Browsing tool now protects over 3 billion devices" TechCrunch 12:08 PM
  • "Exclusive: These are the two new Amazon Fire TV models being released in 2017" AFTVNews 11:05 AM
  • "Google to kill its Drive file locker in two confusing ways" The Register 7:55 AM
  • "Watch: Everything revealed in last week's iOS 11 GM leak" AppleInsider 6:35 PM
  • "The Final Countdown: iOS 11 GM reveals everything about the iPhone X (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 99 and a 1/2)" CNET 5:44 PM
  • "Josh Centers on The Challenges of the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar" MacVoices 4:42 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Planetary Scientist Dr. Alan Stern" The Mac Observer 3:45 PM
  • "iOS 11 GM Leaked, Apple Media Event Expectations -TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-11" The Mac Observer 12:28 PM
  • "The iPhone reveal is just a day away (The 3:59, Ep. 281)" CNET 12:02 PM
  • "iPhone X: Software leak appears to confirm name, features, and specs/Meanwhile, iPhone 8 is an updated iPhone 7 with a glass back, and wireless charging." Ars Technica 8:18 AM
  • "Apple's new wearables advance Tuesday with Apple Watch S3, AirPods 2" AppleInsider 8:09 AM
  • "iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus to Feature 3GB RAM, iPhone 8 to Have 2GB" MacRumors 8:06 AM
  • "KGI: iPhone X to feature a black faceplate no matter the casing color" iDownload Blog 1:38 PM
  • "iPhone X supply constraints limit Apple's production to less than 10,000 units per day" AppleInsider 11:04 AM
  • "The iPhone X is facing 'severe short supply' and will be hard to find" Business Insider 12:38 PM
  • "KGI: OLED iPhone X production under 10k/day, gold model could launch later than other colors" 9to5Mac 11:04 AM
  • "Apple Just Leaked iOS 11 and Looks Like We're Getting an 'iPhone X'" Gizmodo 8:19 AM
  • "Apple just leaked a bunch of new iPhone X camera details" BGR 8:19 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 11 Will Make It Even Harder for Cops to Extract Your Data" Wired 8:00 AM
  • "iOS 11 includes software to avoid burn-in on iPhone X OLED screen" 9to5Mac 8:09 AM
  • "iOS 11 has had more betas than any other iOS version" Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
  • "iOS 11 Grand Master Reveals 'New' AirPods with Minimal Changes" iDrop News 12:54 PM
  • "4K Apple TV Could Feature A10X Fusion Chip and 3GB of RAM" MacRumors 8:08 AM
  • "The 4K Apple TV appears to feature an A10X Fusion chip SoC with 3GB RAM" 9to5Mac 8:09 AM
  • "7th-gen iPod touch with Face ID hinted at in iOS 11 GM code" AppleInsider 9:07 AM
  • "iPhone Upgrade Program Customers Able to Trade In Old Devices by Mail for iPhone X Launch" MacRumors 5:43 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:37 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:37 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:37 AM

  • "Sylvania Smart+ Color Light Bulb review: Supports HomeKit, ditches hub" TechHive 8:08 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "How to Enable Night Shift from Control Center in iOS 11" iDrop News 2:10 PM
  • "How To Disable Background App Refresh On Cellular Data In iOS 11" AddictiveTips 11:36 AM
  • "Get your iPhone ready for iOS 11: Here's what you need to do to make sure that your upgrade goes smoothly and you don't lose any data." ZDNet 11:02 AM
  • "Visit Website URLs Faster in iOS Safari with Paste and Go" OS X Daily 12:49 PM
  • "Want a new iPhone? Here's how and where to sell or trade your current model" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "RIP the rest of the industry: iPhone X's A11 chip has 6 independently addressable CPU cores" iDownload Blog 8:57 PM
  • "Munster: With an LTE modem on board, Apple Watch sales will double" Apple 3.0 8:22 PM
  • "Apple vs. Google: Who Will Win the Mobile AR Wars?" The Motley Fool 8:22 PM
  • "iPhone X Specs Based on Latest Leaks" iPhone Hacks 7:42 PM
  • "iPhone X: 10 key moments leading up to the new handset" BBC 6:42 PM
  • "Qualcomm touts 'Android firsts' as it hilariously tries to steal Apple's iPhone X thunder" 9to5Mac 6:25 PM
  • "The Fine Line Between IPhone Success or Failure"  BloombergGadfly 4:11 PM
  • "Apple has always pronounced 'X' as 'ten' — so get ready for the iPhone X" Business Insider 3:58 PM
  • "Forrester Analyst Predicts 'Apple as a Service' Future" Apple Must 3:36 PM
  • "Apple Explains the Balance Between Smart and Private Siri" The Mac Observer 1:42 PM
  • "No Matter How Awesome The iPhone X Is, Apple Remains Reliant On A Slower Growing Market" Forbes 1:18 PM
  • "Apple keeps leaking its new iPhones before they're announced, and it has no one to blame but itself"  Business Insider 12:55 PM
  • "iPhone Event: The set list isn't the performance" Six Colors 12:55 PM
  • "Apple doesn't need 'one more thing' because every day is now Apple day"  Mashable 12:36 PM
  • "Tim Cook says Apple working on 'a lot of stuff' in health, not necessarily profit-driven" AppleInsider 12:36 PM
  • "We want to do what's right, not what's easy,' – Apple's Tim Cook" Apple Must 12:15 PM
  • "Every prediction about the original iPhone sucked" The Next Web 12:15 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' vision for new Apple campus now reality" TechRepublic 12:15 PM
  • "When will the Apple Watch's price drop? With a rumored Apple Watch 3 due imminently, what will happen to Watch 2 prices? And when?" CNET 12:02 PM
  • "Does the iOS 11 firmware leak ruin Apple's big day?" Six Colors 11:04 AM
  • "I'm Switching to Android (Premium): Tomorrow, Apple will announce new generation iPhones. So this is the ideal time to reveal that I'm switching to Android." Thurrott 11:00 AM
  • "20 statistics that illustrate Apple's iPhone dominance" Apple Must 10:55 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 11 GM leak: Where's the money?" Computerworld 8:35 AM
  • "iPhone 8... er X... rumors: Oops Apple did it again. iOS 11 leak spills name, chip, and other details" Macworld 8:48 AM
  • "What iMore wants to see from the iPhone 8 event" iMore 8:23 AM
  • "How the iPhone 8 will change Android" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "The iPhone 8 will fuel Apple's Upgrade Program, and that's a bad thing"  Mashable 8:19 AM
  • "Why Apple's Face ID Is Important" Kirkville 8:19 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 11 Has Leaked; Does It Matter?"  Kirkville 8:18 AM
  • "8 things more exciting than Apple's new iPhone" Macworld 8:08 AM
  • "Apple in the enterprise? It's already there"  Computerworld 8:04 AM
  • "A Requiem for the iPhone's Home Button"  Wired 8:00 AM
  • "The new iPhone will be boring. Get over it" CNET 7:55 AM
  • "Massive iPhone X leak trashes Apple's 10th anniversary circus" The Register 7:54 AM
  • "Everything we expect from Apple's big iPhone event" TechCrunch 1:22 PM
  • "What to expect from Apple's big iPhone event" CNBC Videos 11:01 AM
  • "Here's what to Expect from Apple's September 12 Media Event" The Mac Observer 10:55 AM
  • "Apple's Marketing Secrets in One Chart (its Not just Marketing)" Apple Must 7:37 AM
  • "Comment: I forgot how great Google's Duo actually is, especially thanks to audio calling" 9to5Google 5:42 PM
  • "Commentary: Amazon and Seattle's leaders owe it to the region to do better than this, lest we become the next Detroit" GeekWire 1:02 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "You can download and try these iOS 11 wallpapers on your phone right now" Digital Trends 4:27 PM
  • "'Forward Assault' Tips and Strategies for First-Person Shooter Beginners" Touch Arcade 11:43 AM
  • "Lumion Releases Colorful Collection of Apple iPhone X Cases" PRNewswire 11:27 AM
  • "8ninths Launches Augmented Reality App for iOS 11, the BOX AR" PRNewswire 11:27 AM
  • "Toro Releases AquaFlow™ Tablet App for On-the-Go Field Designs: Popular drip irrigation design software is now seamlessly integrated across multiple devices and platforms" Business Wire 11:25 AM
  • "'Tales of the Tiny Planet', a Charming One-Button Puzzle Title, Is Out Now on the App Store" Touch Arcade 11:02 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of September 11: Bob LeVitus X2, Adam Engst, Jeff Gamet, Joe Kissell, & Chuck Joiner" The MUG Center 8:54 AM
  • "OWC Now Shipping Thunderbolt 3 Dock With 13 Ports" MacPrices 12:56 PM
  • "OWC Now Shipping Award-Winning Thunderbolt 3 Dock --  OWC's Most Powerful Connectivity Solution Ever -- Features Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 1, Gigabit Ethernet, Mini Display Port, FireWire 800, SD Card Reader, Digital Audio, & MORE" Thomas PR 8:46 AM
  • "Piano Tuner PT1 1.0 released for macOS - Professional Piano Tuning App" prMac 8:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Videogame Giant Electronic Arts Links With Sony, Snubs Microsoft" [Paid Membership Required] 11:45 AM
  • "Why Microsoft will drive serious Linux innovation" InfoWorld 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft lays out its strategy for the chat wars with $5 billion Slack" Business Insider 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft says 125k organizations now use Teams, collaboration tool adds new Guest Access feature" GeekWire 8:47 AM
  • "When does Windows Vista support end? Update now to avoid security issues" BT 8:44 AM
  • "IBM has given $240 million for a new AI research lab at MIT" Axios 8:38 AM
  • "Trust, discipline and candor: how HP and PHD are using the client-agency relationship to tackle complexity" The Drum 8:36 AM
  • "HP Inc. Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 12, 2017" Nasdaq 8:35 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Celebrates First Year as World's Largest Privately-Controlled Technology Company" Al Bawaba 8:34 AM
  • "Deals Buzz: Dell EMC eyes $26 billion opportunity in India" Live Mint 8:33 AM
  • "Intel's 6-core 8th-gen CPUs launch October 5, a Gigabyte tweet suggests" PCWorld 12:11 PM
  • "Intel 'took eye off the ball' in AMD rivalry" CRN UK 8:27 AM
  • "Intel focuses its WiGig efforts on wireless VR" Engadget 8:21 AM
  • "Intel WiGig products are dead, long live Intel WiGig for VR" SlashGear 8:32 AM
  • "Intel bins WiGig hardware as it doubles down on VR efforts" The Inquirer 8:31 AM
  • "Intel WiGig line discontinued" Hexus 8:31 AM
  • "RIP wireless laptop docks as Intel bins WiGig parts" The Register 8:30 AM
  • "The answer to life, the universe and how many Cisco products have Struts bugs" The Register 8:23 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Seven stocks to watch during the iPhone launch" Reuters 4:23 PM
  • "The iPhone 8 Release Could Help Push Apple to $1 Trillion" Fortune 1:38 PM
  • "How You Can Tell Wall Street Is Jacked Up About Apple's $1,000 iPhone X" TheStreet 8:39 AM
  • "iPhone-Fueled Decade Helps Tech Accelerate Past Big Oil" Bloomberg 8:24 AM
  • "Apple's highly anticipated iPhone launch is imminent. Are you hanging up on the stock?" CNBC 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's stock bounces to snap 4-session losing streak ahead of new iPhone unveil" MarketWatch 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Hype Often Turns to Hangover After Launch" WSJ Blogs 8:02 AM
  • "3 Reasons To Remain Bullish on Apple Inc. Stock" InvestorPlace 8:02 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500 ends at record; Dow books biggest gain in six months: Insurance companies among day's biggest gainers" MarketWatch 4:20 PM
  • "S&P sets record closing high as storm, N. Korea fear fades" Reuters 4:19 PM
  • "Dow Climbs Back Above 22000 as Fears Ease: Haven assets, including U.S. government bonds and gold, retreat" [Paid Membership Required] 4:19 PM
  • "Asian markets rev up after lull in North Korea tensions: Nikkei bounces back from 4-month low; Samsung helps lift Kospi" MarketWatch 8:39 AM
  • "European stocks jump by most in 4 weeks as North Korea, Irma fears recede: Stocks across Europe rallied on Monday, led by gains for insurance stocks as Hurricane Irma took a narrower path over Florida than expected, promising less damage." MarketWatch 12:36 PM

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