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Thursday Highlights: Impact of coronavirus on Apple and the tech industry difficult to predict; Motley Fool says "Apple TV+ isn't keeping up with the competition"; on the hopeful front for iOS users, rumor has it Apple pondering letting you set your own default apps in iOS—reports in our General Interest section, and we're polling our readers whether you think it true or a cruel tease; Apple may "release GaN USB-C charger with 65W Fast-Charge this year"; patent application hints at iPhone with front/back screens; Ars Technica reviews portable SSDs.

  • "Apple iPhone 11 Hits Shelves Around The World, Pre-Orders Suggest Solid Demand: Apple offered its latest smartphone for general sale around the world Friday, with analysts betting the new iPhone 11 will be a key sales driver for the tech giant heading into the key holiday season."  TheStreet 7:53 AM
  • "Here's Why Apple's TV+ Could Be a Winner—It's Playing the Long Game: Apple's aggressive $4.99 price point and one-year free trial mean that TV+ is virtually guaranteed to be in the streaming rotation for many cord-cutters in the short-term, and buys it time to iterate in the long term." TheStreet 2:00 PM
  • "Demand for iPhone 11 outpacing supply chain expectations" AppleInsider 7:57 AM
  • "How Apple's ultra-wideband chip could transform its products"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:21 AM
  • "Apple launched a new ultra wideband chip that could render Bluetooth obsolete" Business Insider 8:33 AM
  • "What's Preview on Mac and what can you do with it?" iDownload Blog 8:27 AM
  • "How to adjust track volume in GarageBand on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 8:27 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cleaning Seahaven Island" Rixstep 9:47 AM
  • "Remote Control for Mac - now on iOS/watchOS" prMac 9:05 AM
  • "Google Chrome is getting way better tab management soon: It's finally catching up to rival browsers" The Verge 7:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 arrive in stores" Apple 7:43 AM
  • "The iPhone 11 officially goes on sale Friday, and die-hard Apple fans are lining up to be first to get their hands on it" Business Insider 7:36 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits Fifth Avenue Store as iPhone 11 Launch Day Continues Around the World" MacRumors 8:29 AM
  • "Tim Cook opens doors at Apple's Fifth Avenue flagship store" AppleInsider 8:35 AM
  • "No crowds as Apple's iPhone 11 hits stores in China" Reuters 7:13 AM
  • "Apple doubled the size of its flagship store — here's a peek inside: Apple's most profitable store, on Fifth Avenue in New York, has reopened after a 2Ā½-year renovation" New York Post 11:29 AM
  • "Everything new in Apple Stores for iPhone 11: Window displays, redesigned Avenues, more" 9to5Mac 2:21 PM
  • "An unlikely friendship: Woz and Steve-O visit the Apple Store" Cult of Mac 7:56 AM
  • "Last Jedi director thinks iPhone 11 Pro is coolest thing since lightsabers" Cult of Mac 2:00 PM
  • "iPhone 11 makes the original iPhone camera look like a potato" 9to5Mac 1:43 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Young people feel conflicted about the internet and their well-being" Mashable 7:49 AM
  • "Zuckerberg's visit to DC shows how high the stakes are getting for Facebook" The Verge 7:47 AM
  • "YouTube stars rattled by verification changes" BBC 7:30 AM
  • "iMore show 674: Shortcuts! The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 9:14 PM
  • "Kelly Guimont Introduces us to RemObjects' Fire and Water Programing Environments" MacVoices 2:21 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: A look at the iPhones 11" The Loop 1:38 PM
  • "The Apple reviews are in, but tech season is just getting started: This week on The Vergecast, an in-depth look at the iPhone and Apple Watch reviews" The Verge 9:57 AM
  • "iOS 13 is out and exactly how good these iPhone cameras are, on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8:30 AM
  • "iOS 13 ships with known lockscreen bypass flaw that exposes contacts: Vulnerability was demonstrated one week ago, when iOS 13 was still in beta." Ars Technica 2:01 PM
  • "Exclusive: iOS 13"s Hidden 'Items' Tab for 'Apple Tags' Revealed"  MacRumors 7:36 AM
  • "Leaked screenshots show how Apple's tracker tags might work" Engadget 8:33 AM
  • "Now we can see the screenshots for Apple's forthcoming Tile competitor..." Apple Must 9:47 AM
  • "Apple working on 'Find My iPhone' style mechanism for lost keys: The company acquired Tile earlier this year." International Business Times 5:18 PM
  • "iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro include new hardware to limit performance impact as battery health degrades" 9to5Mac 9:49 AM
  • "Smart Battery Case models for iPhone 11/Pro/Max found in iOS 13 code" 9to5Mac 9:05 AM
  • "iFixit iPhone 11 Pro Max Teardown Hints at Unimplemented Bilateral Wireless Charging Feature"  MacRumors 4:05 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Max hardware points to latent bilateral charging functionality" AppleInsider 4:04 PM
  • "The messy iOS 13 rollout shows Apple needs a revised release schedule"  The Next Web 7:54 AM
  • "Don't update to iOS 13 just yet — wait for iOS 13.1"  AppleInsider 7:47 AM
  • "Apple's Confusing Software Rollout: iPadOS, iOS 13.1 Now Coming Sept. 24" iDrop News 10:46 AM
  • "iOS 13 Apps 'Would Like To Use Bluetooth' Permission Prompt Explained" Redmond Pie 9:57 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Behind the Scenes — First look at the new triple-camera system — Apple" YouTube 1:29 PM
  • "Apple releases tvOS 13 GM seed to developers for testing" AppleInsider 1:35 PM
  • "Apple Seeds tvOS 13 Golden Master to Developers" MacTrast 6:22 PM
  • "iOS 13's three-finger text-editing gesture is playing havoc with games like 'Fortnite' and 'PUBG'" iDownload Blog 1:39 PM
  • "iOS 13 Mail 'No Sender' bugs: How to fix on your iPhone" 9to5Mac 7:47 AM
  • "Don't update to iOS 13.0 if you play Fortnite or PUBG Mobile" The Verge 4:06 PM
  • "About iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max battery and performance" Apple Support 8:18 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:24 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:24 AM

  • "Apple iPhone 11 first impressions: Faster, better-looking camera setup, ultra-wide angle is a welcome addition" ZDNet 4:02 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Drop Tested: This Isn't Good" YouTube 3:59 PM
  • "Review: iPhones 11" The Loop 2:01 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 11 is the best phone Apple has ever produced" Yahoo Finance 11:28 AM
  • "Worth the upgrade? We review the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro" CNN 11:28 AM
  • "With Apple's iPhone 11 Pro, Cameras are the Killer App" Time 9:56 AM
  • "After spending two full days with Apple's new iPhones, I'm convinced the iPhone 11 is the best choice for most people — here's why" Business Insider 8:34 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Unboxing & Hands On" AppAdvice 9:15 PM
  • "iPhone 11 goes Pro with photography/One photographer, two days and Apple's three-camera iPhone 11 in San Francisco. The bottom line: If you love taking photos, you're going to love the iPhone 11 Pro." CNET 7:28 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Diary: To my surprise, I quite like the look of the camera module" 9to5Mac 9:28 AM
  • "iPhone 11 first impressions: Pretty, powerful, and a perfect shooter" Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
  • "Why Series 5 might be my first Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 1:35 PM
  • "The TeamGroup L5 LITE 3D (480GB) SATA SSD Review: Entry-Level Price With Mainstream Performance" AnandTech 8:27 AM
  • "Pelican Protector EMS Wireless Charging Vent Mount keeps me fine-free and my iPhone chargedĀ " Apple World Today 7:33 AM
iOS Apps
  • "iOS 13: The Ars Technica review/There's a lot more to this update than Dark Mode." Ars Technica 10:46 AM
  • "iOS 13 on the iPhone 6S and SE: New software runs fine on a phone that's still fast/Better battery life might be the most compelling reason to get a new phone." Ars Technica 10:46 AM
  • "iOS and iPadOS 13: The MacStories Review" MacStories 9:02 AM
  • "13 Features of iOS 13: Photos" Six Colors 8:29 AM
  • "I've been using Apple's big new iOS 13 update for 24 hours, and the new Messages and Photos updates are the best part" Business Insider 1:33 PM
  • "LookUp 6 Review: The Biggest Update Yet for the Best Dictionary App" MacStories 9:29 AM
  • "Secret Apple Watch controls: How to use the Digital Crown and side button!" iMore 4:06 PM
  • "How to upgrade to your new Apple Watch without losing data from watchOS 6" 9to5Mac 11:43 AM
  • "How to use the iPhone's new voice control feature" Business Insider 11:29 AM
  • "How to set up your new Apple Watch the right way" Cult of Mac 9:57 AM
  • "How to use the new iPhone 11 Camera app" 9to5Mac 8:44 AM
  • "How to upgrade to your new iPhone without losing data" 9to5Mac 8:43 AM
  • "How to track your sleep with an Apple Watch" Digital Trends 8:42 AM
  • "How to move all your data to your new iPhone: Recent updates make it easier than ever" The Verge 8:30 AM
  • "How to Delete Apps on an iPhone or iPad Running iOS 13" Kirkville 7:58 AM
  • "iOS 13: How to use Low Data Mode to slim your consumption/A feature formerly part of Low Power Mode can be used for Wi-Fi and cellular connections." Macworld 7:42 AM
  • "Now change these 4 new security settings in iOS 13" Computerworld 7:42 AM
  • "How to Downgrade iPhone from iOS 13 to iOS 12.4.1" iPhone Hacks 11:24 AM
  • "What to do if you've locked yourself out of access to your SIM card: Ever lock yourself out of your own SIM card by not remembering your SIM PIN? Here's what to do!" iMore 5:20 PM
  • "iPhone 11 drop tests prove even the toughest glass in a smartphone can break: Drops will most certainly lead to breaking." iMore 6:22 PM
  • "This iPhone 11 drop test proves why you desperately need a case" TechRadar UK 5:17 PM
  • "How to move Google Authenticator to your new iPhone" AppleInsider 4:04 PM
  • "10 New iPhone Features In iOS 13 To Try Out Right Away" MacMost 12:00 PM
  • "The Best iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Camera Tips and Tricks" iPhone Hacks 11:43 AM
  • "The 25 Best iPhone 11 Tips and Tricks" iPhone Hacks 11:26 AM
  • "iFixit's iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown investigates charging rumors: Did Apple include bilateral charging hardware or not? It's hard to say for sure." Engadget 9:15 PM
  • "Contradictory iPhone 11 Pro drop tests reveal easily breakable/highly durable glass: A pair of drop tests conducted hours after iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max launched on Friday reveal very different results concerning handset durability, with one evaluation seeing the 5.8-inch version's front glass crack from about three feet off the ground." AppleInsider 8:46 PM
  • "This Might Be the Best Move Apple Could Make to Revive iPhone Sales: Cupertino is reportedly looking to bring a cheaper device to market." The Motley Fool 6:26 PM
  • "Why the Apple Store is the worst place to buy your new iPhone 11"  ZDNet 4:02 PM
  • "Batterygate 2.0? Apple Releases New iPhone 11 Performance Management System" Forbes 2:18 PM
  • "NYT's Jim Stewart: Apple, Disney should have entered streaming partnership" [Video] CNBC 11:29 AM
  • "We fact-checked 5 popular conspiracy theories about tech companies, from Apple making iPhones obsolete to Facebook secretly activating your microphone" Business Insider 10:46 AM
  • "'Apple Arcade Exclusive' Does Not Mean What You Think" Forbes 9:02 AM
  • "As Execs Move on, Apple Enters a 'Transition Season'" The Mac Observer 7:57 AM
  • "5 reasons to buy an Apple Watch Series 3 instead of Series 5 (and 3 reasons not to)" Macworld 7:42 AM
  • "iOS 13 shines with Dark mode and new photo/video editing features" Apple World Today 8:27 AM
  • "Three places iOS 13 might point to future Apple ambitions: Reading the tea leaves to see where Apple is interested in taking its technology." Macworld 7:42 AM
  • "iPadOS upgrades Safari, and now I love my iPad/Commentary: Heavy-duty web apps can be way better than overgrown phone apps... as long as you have a keyboard." CNET 7:28 AM
  • "The New York Times' Brian X. Chen has lost his sh**" MacDailyNews 3:58 PM
  • "Inside Bill's Brain Calls BS on Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers Theory: The author and pundit claimed he knew the formula for the Microsoft cofounder's genius. Davis Guggenheim's Netflix doc shows a much more logical equation." Wired 6:23 PM
  • "'Nerd,' 'Nonsmoker,' 'Wrongdoer': How Might A.I. Label You?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:03 PM
  • "Google thinks it wasn't sexist to give its voice assistant a female voice" The Next Web 9:28 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple shows off the magic of the iPhone 11 Pro's Night mode: Before and after." iMore 7:39 PM
  • "The industry's magic bullet for robocalls is currently useless on an iPhone: STIR/SHAKEN comes to iPhones, but not in a useful way" The Verge 1:35 PM
  • "iPhone 11 restore image for iOS 13.1 and tvOS 13 GM now available" 9to5Mac 1:35 PM
  • "Apple CarPlay's new dual-screen function won't work in any car on the road today: Your $40,000 car is lagging behind your $700 phone" The Verge 11:02 AM
  • "CARROT Weather Adopts iOS 13 Shortcuts, Dark Mode, Multiwindow, and More" MacStories 10:06 AM
  • "Apple is about to make Beats feel like new again" Apple Must 11:43 AM
  • "iOS 13"s Audio Sharing feature will support more Beats headphones with H1 and W1 chips" iDownload Blog 9:49 AM
  • "iOS 13"s Audio Sharing feature is coming to more Beats headphones" Engadget 8:33 AM
  • "Samsung's PCIe Gen 4 Enterprise SSDs Get Reliability & Performance Boost" AnandTech 8:25 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and All New Dual Camera iPhone 11, Available at Cricket Stores, Online on Friday, September 20" PRNewswire 7:52 AM
  • "For All Mankind — 'Astronaut' Clip | Apple TV+" YouTube 8:41 AM
  • "Dickinson — Official 'Afterlife' Trailer | Apple TV+" YouTube 7:48 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft boss: tech firms must stop 'if it's legal, it's acceptable' approach/Exclusive: Brad Smith says firms must help define and live by standards before they are forced on them" The Guardian 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft president calls for stricter regulation in tech" SiliconRepublic 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft president acknowledges the age of tech company self-regulation 'is over'" Engineering & Technology 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft wants to keep selling software to Huawei: It urged its government to reconsider the ban." ITProPortal 8:49 AM
  • "IBM sues Zillow, accuses the real estate giant of building key features using Big Blue's tech" GeekWire 10:22 AM
  • "IBM's new 53-qubit quantum 'mainframe' is live in the cloud" Sophos 8:58 AM
  • "HP buys Bromium to apply virtualization security to its PCs" PCWorld 7:32 AM
  • "HP launches Elite Dragonfly laptop with world's longest battery life: A 13-inch buisiness-class laptop which converts into a tablet, the Elite Dragonfly weighs a kilogram and can last up to 24.5 hours between charges." Tech Advisor 8:54 AM
  • "Intel stepping up EUV equipment, material purchases" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:51 AM
  • "Man City, Intel launch immersive highlights" BroadcastSport 9:01 AM
  • "AMD: Next Gen Threadripper and Ryzen 9 3950X, Coming November" AnandTech 1:38 PM
  • "AMD's 16-Core Ryzen 9 3950X Chip Gets Delayed to November: The good news is that AMD has confirmed a third-generation Threadripper chip is also arriving in November. However, it'll land with 24 cores, not 32, as some might have hoped." PC Magazine 8:59 PM
  • "AMD is eating up Intel's CPU market share – but supply issues could spoil the party: Ryzen is going great guns – but could supplies start to run short?" TechRadar UK 8:59 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper 3 Will Launch in November. Here's the First Official Image" Digital Trends 1:39 PM
  • "AMD Navi 14 and Navi 12 GPUs should launch before October 15" PCGamesN 8:59 AM
  • "AMD announces third-gen Threadripper, but confirms supply issues and delays Ryzen 3950X" PCWorld 1:33 PM
  • "AMD Delays Ryzen 9 3950X Launch: Coming In November With Threadripper 3000" Forbes 1:33 PM
  • "AMD Takes the Zen Family Tradition Forward" Market Realist 9:50 AM
  • "AMD introduces 'Remote workstation', AMD+HP/Dell" UltraGamerZ 8:57 AM
  • "AMD Settles Bulldozer Suit" Lexology 9:00 AM
  • "Oracle Gets Cozy With Box, Email Is Still Top Digital Workplace Tool and More News" CMSWire 8:51 AM
  • "Cisco sets sights on the Cognitive Contact Center" IT News Africa 8:50 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Vs. Microsoft: One Is The Better Investment" Seeking Alpha 11:29 AM
Industry News
  • "Netflix Bloodbath: Why NFLX's Market Cap Plunged $12 Billion in 3 Days" CCN 5:17 PM
  • "Stocks end lower after trade concerns rattle markets: Quadruple witching day on Wall Street" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks End Down as China Trade Officials Cut Visit Short: Stocks finish down Friday after China trade officials cut their visit to the U.S. short." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks slide after China trade delegation cancels trip to US farm country" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Close Lower in Final Day of a Bumpy Trading Week: Crude prices gained after a week of historic swings" [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Asian markets rise as U.S., China return to negotiating table: Nikkei, Hang Seng tick up following central-bank moves" MarketWatch 8:45 AM
  • "European stocks edge higher as U.S.-China trade talks resume but investors remain wary" MarketWatch 8:45 AM

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