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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, December 8, 2017


  • "Apple's Ive Regains Management of Design Team After 2 Years"  Bloomberg 3:27 PM
  • "Jony Ive Returns to Apple to Oversee Its Design Teams: He had stepped away to focus on the company's massive ring-shaped headquarters" [Paid Membership Required] 7:45 PM
  • "Phil Schiller: 'Face ID data isn't shared with third party developers'/In this exclusive interview with, Apple executive Phil Schiller talks about Face ID, augmented reality and smart homes."  Bright (Netherlands) 2:53 PM
  • "Sources: Apple is acquiring music recognition app Shazam"  TechCrunch 2:48 PM
  • "Apple nears deal to buy music recognition app Shazam" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:31 PM
  • "Apple close to acquiring Shazam: Report/The deal could be worth as much as $400 million and be announced by Monday." ZDNet 4:50 PM
  • "Apple's widened ban on templated apps is wiping small businesses from the App Store"  TechCrunch 2:51 PM
  • "Why Apple Should Stop Selling iPhones: Bernstein says the smartphone giant would make more money by leasing hardware."  U.S. News & World Report 7:17 AM
  • "The once and future OS for Apple" ["I know: it sounds crazy. But it's also, to my mind, inevitable. Maintaining two major connected but independent platforms has got to be a challenge for the company. And, frankly, when you get down to it, iOS devices have more commonalities with Macs than differences. And those commonalities seem like a pretty good place to start."]  Macworld 7:53 AM
  • "iPhone: Super-Cycle Or Super Expensive?" Seeking Alpha 7:55 AM
  • "macOS quality as measured by update release rate: There's a lot of chatter out there that High Sierra is potentially the worst macOS release ever, in terms of bugs and broken or missing functionality. From the recent Month 13 is out of bounds log spewage problem to the root no password required issue (whoops!) to a variety of other glitches, High Sierra has presented many users, myself included, with a near-constant stream of issues."  The Robservatory 11:05 AM