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Catalan protesters told use Android given Apple's App Store restrictions, censorship. This and the Hong Kong fiasco show the dark side of a walled garden. Agree or disagree? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Friday Highlights: Reuters reports Tim Cook met China's State Administration for Market Regulation following Hong Kong app imbroglio, topics covered Apple's investments in country, and more—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Washington Post says "Apple...far from safe in the U.S.-China trade war"; Apple once again most valuable company, but Barron's asks if it can keep the crown; UK carrier O2 hints 5G iPhones in 2020; The Guardian investigates deaths at Amazon's warehouse floor; you can breathe easy now...or not, US military scraps floppy disks for nuke launches in favor of "highly-secure" SSD; Samsung says Galaxy 10 fingerprint flaw fix next week; call issues, battery bugs unfixed in iOS 13.1.3; new AirPods Pro coming this month?

  • "Apple as a service: One day you'll rent it all... Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program is the shape of things to come from the company."  Computerworld 7:18 AM
  • "Apple's Aggressive Pricing on New Services Reflect Their Strategic Importance" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:33 AM
  • "Apple Has the Cash, But Does It Need a Hollywood Studio? It all depends on whether CEO Tim Cook sees Apple TV+ as a bona fide competitor to Netflix or a loss leader meant to help drive hardware sales."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:22 AM
  • "What Do Cheaper iPhones Mean for Apple? We don't expect a rebound in Apple's phone sales this year, and we think the stock's overvalued."  Morningstar 8:31 AM
  • "Apple disputes negative Goldman call hitting the stock, says TV+ will not have 'material impact'"  CNBC 1:31 PM
  • "Apple counters Goldman call on 'negative impact' of Apple TV+ trial" Reuters 2:41 PM
  • "Apple has sour reaction to Goldman Sachs' analyst note" Reuters 7:01 PM
  • "Goldman Sachs just dramatically cut its outlook for Apple, predicts 26% downside"  CNBC 9:20 AM
  • "How the iPhone XR saved Apple"  Awin 8:28 AM
  • "Premiere Pro Auto Reframe Adjusts Aspect Ratios in a Few Clicks" Digital Trends 8:45 AM
  • "macOS wallpaper quest sends photo crew on epic road trip" Cult of Mac 1:31 PM
  • "Learn the basics of how to use Finder on your Mac" iDownload Blog 8:32 AM
  • "Use These 5 Techniques To Become a Mac Pro" MacMost 2:09 PM
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Congress Is Investigating Apple's Repair Monopoly: Part of the antitrust investigation centers on 'Apple's restrictions on third-party repairs.'" Vice 12:32 PM
  • "Congress Is Investigating Apple's Stranglehold on Repair, and They Want Tim Cook's Emails" iFixit 2:14 PM
  • "Apple's app store eyed in U.S. Congress antitrust probe" Reuters 1:31 PM
  • "House Antitrust Panel Seeks Documents From 4 Big Tech Firms: A House committee investigating Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google over possible antitrust violations on Friday sent the four companies detailed requests for documents, emails and other communications."  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:05 AM
  • "Lawmakers Demand Records from Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:22 AM
  • "House Committee Requests Tech Executives' Emails in Antitrust Probe: Bipartisan lawmakers seek information from Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple" ["Apple was asked for executives' emails about its App Store, including search results, and its decisions regarding the apps it provides to consumers by default."] [Paid Membership Required] 11:11 AM
  • "U.S. House Committee Asks Apple to Send Info About App Store Policies and More as Part of Antitrust Investigation" MacRumors 9:50 AM
  • "Disney CEO Bob Iger resigns from Apple's board of directors"  TechCrunch 5:02 PM
  • "Disney CEO Bob Iger resigns from Apple board"  Reuters 4:47 PM
  • "Disney CEO Bob Iger has resigned from Apple's board" The Verge 4:59 PM
  • "Why Apple's Sinking in the World's Biggest Mobile Market—Data Sheet" Fortune 8:30 AM
  • "Apple Offered J.J. Abrams Far More Than WarnerMedia; Here's Why He Said No"  The Hollywood Reporter 11:08 AM
  • "Apple offered J.J. Abrams up to $500 million for exclusive Apple TV+ content, he turned them down" iDownload Blog 12:33 PM
  • "Why J.J. Abrams spurned a $500 million Apple TV+ deal" Cult of Mac 1:30 PM
  • "Apple details Overton AI development tool, whose models have processed 'billions' of queries" VentureBeat 11:24 AM
  • "Microsoft, Apple Join Hollywood Open Source Coalition" Variety 8:31 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 11 Highlights Huawei's Critical Market Lead" Forbes 7:22 AM
  • "iOS 13 flaw exposes all your contacts data on iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Apple introduces a 'grace period' for lapsed App Store subscriptions" TechCrunch 10:12 AM
  • "Apple's revised policy for kids' apps allows devs to collect anonymized data and display ads" The Next Web 8:43 AM
  • "Apple's second store in Mexico opening in Polanco district on September 27" 9to5Mac 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Arcade exclusive means not on Android, consoles are fair game" 9to5Mac 8:40 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro — It's tough out there — Apple" YouTube 1:20 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro — Triple-camera system — Apple" YouTube 1:20 PM
  • "Bill Gates reveals the one thing his tech 'rival,' the late Steve Jobs, was always better at — enthralling an audience" Business Insider 12:44 PM
  • "Samsung Ad Encourages iPhone Users to Switch to the Galaxy Note10 and 'Fall in Love' With Bokeh Video" MacRumors 10:38 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Here's a first proper look at the Google Pixel 4 camera features" Android Authority 10:15 AM
  • "The Entirety of YouTube Could Fit on a Teaspoon: DNA data storage is about to get wild." Popular Mechanics 10:12 AM
  • "Attackers actively exploiting 'Simjacker' flaw to steal device data and spy on individuals" The Next Web 8:42 AM
  • "Encrypted messaging is becoming more popular, and child advocates are worried" The Verge 8:20 AM
  • "Google: We've changed search rankings to reward 'original news reporting'" ZDNet 8:50 AM
  • "Google to remind staff they can complain about work" BBC 8:05 AM
  • "Jared's Great Video Game Garage Sale – The TouchArcade Show #415" Touch Arcade 8:59 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: A look at the Apple event" The Loop 5:03 PM
  • "iPhone Order Fever, Accessory Picks – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-13" The Mac Observer 2:41 PM
  • "New Apple Product Discussion with David Ginsburg" MacVoices 2:39 PM
  • "Hear The Verge's first impressions of the iPhone 11: Listen to the iPhone pros" The Verge 11:13 AM
  • "Choosing iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max, on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8:27 AM
  • "The wild tech buried in iPhone 11 Pro, and why an October Apple hardware is likely on the way, on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Unpacking Apple's Big iPhone Launch Event" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:22 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Lineup Said to Include Two-Way Charging Hardware, But Software Disabled"  MacRumors 8:24 AM
  • "iPhone 11 line may have bilateral charging hardware, but turned off in iOS" AppleInsider 9:21 AM
  • "Apple might have disabled bilateral wireless charging on its new iPhones" Engadget 1:23 PM
  • "Might the iPhones 11 Contain Hardware for Two-Way Inductive Charging?" Daring Fireball 7:00 PM
  • "New iPhone 11 Pro delivery times already starting to slip" AppleInsider 8:27 AM
  • "You can now pre-order the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro" Mashable 8:25 AM
  • "Which Apple Watches will get WatchOS 6 and when?" TrustedReviews 8:32 AM
  • "An Overview of the Apple Hardware Ecosystem for Video Professionals" 8:35 AM
  • "iOS 13 won't nerf your older iPhone" Cult of Mac 12:32 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5: How much lighter is titanium versus stainless steel?" 9to5Mac 11:14 AM
  • "Apple retracts two wrong specs on Titanium Apple Watch weight" AppleInsider 1:30 PM
  • "The new 10.2-inch iPad: How does it compare to the iPad Air? Apple's display-size boost for its entry-level tablet invites comparisons to a similar, better model." Macworld 8:25 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:09 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:09 AM

  • "Hands on with Apple's new iPhone 11 case lineup" AppleInsider 3:21 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Max: hands on with every official Apple case [Video] 9to5Mac 9:21 AM
iOS Apps
  • "How to check what LTE bands the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro have" 9to5Mac 5:52 PM
  • "How to control what your iPhone backs up to iCloud" Cult of Mac 3:21 PM
  • "How to Setup & Use Apple Pencil with iPad Pro" OS X Daily 3:20 PM
  • "How to delete duplicate contacts on your iPhone in 4 steps" Business Insider 2:41 PM
  • "'What is the Apple Watch Studio?': How to order a custom Apple Watch with Apple's new design studio" Business Insider 5:03 PM
  • "'What is the Apple Research app?': What you need to know about Apple's upcoming health-research program for Apple Watch users" Business Insider 2:41 PM
  • "'How much is Apple TV+?': A guide to Apple's new video-streaming service with ad-free, original content" Business Insider 1:31 PM
  • "Get your iPhone and iPad ready for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13" ZDNet 8:50 AM
  • "Apple disputes Goldman Sachs' analyst Rod Hall's claim; says Apple TV+ will not have 'material impact'" MacDailyNews 4:51 PM
  • "Apple's September 2019 Event: The Overlooked Innovation" Seeking Alpha 12:33 PM
  • "Apple's Services Marketing Advantage" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:32 PM
  • "The iPhone 11 proves Apple learned an important lesson after last year's iPhone launch — most people don't want to pay $1,000 for a new smartphone" Business Insider 12:28 PM
  • "Where are the HomeKit secured Wi-Fi 6 routers for my iPhone 11?" Apple Must 12:17 PM
  • "iPhone XS Max purchased from Apple Store turned out to be a 'China iPhone'" The Loop 10:14 AM
  • "Opinion: Apple's new iPhones are overpriced and behind the times"  MarketWatch 10:12 AM
  • "Apple is making more huge iPhones and it's a terrible mistake"  Business Insider 9:50 AM
  • "Apple Prices Arcade Aggressively: Should Gaming Players Worry?" Zacks 9:19 AM
  • "Dear Apple: 64GB is the new 16GB for iPhone 11 storage" ZDNet 2:42 PM
  • "iPhone storage: Dear Apple, it's time to bump it up/Apple's premium phones shouldn't skimp on basic storage. It's time to bump up from the 64GB minimum."  CNET 8:49 AM
  • "iPhone 11 won't charge your AirPods, and that's OK" CNET 8:49 AM
  • "Apple's leadership structure could cause headaches in the future" Cult of Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Apple, Disney May Not Succeed with Anti-Netflix Strategy" Market Realist 9:20 AM
  • "Apple TV+ faces huge obstacles even bargain pricing won't fix"  VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "Walt Mossberg's takeaways from Apple's iPhone event" CNBC TV 8:36 AM
  • "Walt Mossberg's takeaways from Apple's iPhone event' CNBC TV" MacDailyNews 11:10 AM
  • "The real innovations at Apple's iPhone 11 event were the prices, not the products: Forget the Apple Tax, here comes the Apple Refund."  Macworld 8:25 AM
  • "Apple is making its iPhones last longer. That's a good thing: It might seem counter-intuitive of Apple to prolong the life of its iPhones, but it's all part of the company's cunning plan."  Macworld 8:25 AM
  • "The awkward days of the Apple Watch are over: An always-on display finally lets Apple Watch owners check the time in peace"  The Verge 8:20 AM
  • "Malice or Incompetence: On the Rankings of Apple's Own Apps in App Store Results"  Daring Fireball 8:18 AM
  • "iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max: 6 things you didn't know about Apple's new phones" CNET 8:05 AM
  • "Comment: Actually I think Google Pixel 4 has leaked enough now, thanks" 9to5Google 10:27 AM
  • "The Danger of Thinking We're All 'Addicted' to Tech/Opinion: Telling ourselves that devices and platforms 'hijack' our brains plays right into Big Tech's hands." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:49 AM
  • "The Xiaomi Mi9 Review: Flagship Performance At a Mid-Range Price" AnandTech 8:45 AM
  • "All we know about the ambitious OnePlus smart TV" The Next Web 8:43 AM
  • "Realme XT review: Beating Xiaomi at its own game" Android Central 8:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Twelve South BookBook Case For iPhone 11 / Pro Announced And Available For Pre-Order, SurfacePad In Matching iPhone 11 Colors Coming Soon" Redmond Pie 8:23 PM
  • "Totallee's new thin iPhone cases cover your new iPhone 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max" Cult of Mac 8:22 PM
  • "'Cat Quest 2' Gets THREE New Trailers Ahead of Its Arrival on Apple Arcade Next Week" Touch Arcade 6:43 PM
  • "Five Nights at Freddy's will bring its scares to AR this fall" VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "'Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery' Is an Augmented Reality FNAF Experience Set to Arrive on iOS and Android Devices This Fall and You Can Watch the First Trailer for It Here" Touch Arcade 8:37 AM
  • "LaCie's fast portable SSD makes USB-C less confusing" The Verge 8:19 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft will never sell facial recognition for surveillance, president says" Reuters 8:40 AM
  • "Walt Disney Studios and Microsoft Partner on Azure" Thurrott 8:38 AM
  • "Tech companies won't wait for U.S. to act on social media laws, Microsoft's president says" Reuters 10:12 AM
  • "Microsoft president: Data privacy is one of the 'fundamental freedoms of our time'" FOXBusiness 9:15 AM
  • "Intel: SSH-stealing NetCAT bug not really a problem" Sophos 9:12 AM
  • "Intel Tells IoT Customers To Transition To Revised Apollo Lake CPUs" CRN 9:13 AM
  • "AMD brings Radeon Image Sharpening to select Radeon RX 500 and RX 400 series GPUs" Windows Central 9:11 AM
  • "AMD brings Radeon Image Sharpening to RX 400, 500 GPUs |" bit-tech 9:11 AM
  • "AMD's New Driver Boosts Graphics on Lower-End GPUs" Tom's Hardware 9:10 AM
  • "AMD adds RIS support to Radeon RX 500 and RX 400 cards" Hexus 9:10 AM
  • "AMD Radeon 19.9.2 brings Radeon Image Sharpening to some Polaris graphics cards" Neowin 9:10 AM
  • "IBM: reimagining the way we work with IoT and IBM Maximo" Gigabit Magazine 9:07 AM
  • "Meet the 14 IBM execs with key roles in CEO Ginni Rometty's bold bid to dominate a $1 trillion market — including 4 who might succeed her one day" Business Insider 1:30 PM
  • "Michael Dell: In the age of distributed cloud and big data, integration is key" FedScoop 9:04 AM
  • "Wall Street analyst slashes HP Inc's share rating amid mounting worries over printer supplies declines" The Register 11:13 AM
  • "HP reaches Indigo milestone: HP has revealed it has now installed more than 100 of its Indigo 12000 HD digital presses." PrintWeek 9:02 AM
  • "Cisco teases 'radically redesigned' MSP partner programme" Channelweb UK 8:58 AM
  • "Cisco, ITU team up to launch Digital Transformation Centers initiative" iTWire 8:58 AM
  • "Cisco Introduces UC Manager Cloud" UCToday 8:58 AM
  • "Safra Catz has long been Oracle's secret weapon, and analysts say that it's her time to shine as sole CEO: 'This will test her, but she will prevail'" [BI Prime] Business Insider 11:24 AM
  • "Arm Joins CXL Consortium" AnandTech 9:51 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's stock drops to pull market cap back below the trillion-dollar level" MarketWatch 9:20 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow ekes out 8th straight gain as stocks remain in striking distance of record highs: U.S. consumers spend more, U.S. China trade tensions ease" MarketWatch 4:58 PM
  • "Dow Finishes Up for Eighth Straight Day, Boosted by U.S.-China Trade Progress: Stocks finished mixed Friday as investors assess signs of a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks." TheStreet 4:58 PM
  • "Stocks near record highs as trade tensions thaw" FOXBusiness 8:55 AM
  • "Stocks Extend Weekly Winning Streak: Retail sales rose in August and blue-chip index rises for eighth straight session" [Paid Membership Required] 4:57 PM
  • "Asian markets gain as trade tensions ease further: Nikkei rises as holiday shutters many other large markets in Asia" MarketWatch 8:54 AM

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