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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, August 13, 2019


  • "US delaying China tariffs for some items including cellphones, removing other products from list" ["Apple shares traded higher on the news. Best Buy, Nike, Kohl's and other retailers were also trading higher."]  CNBC 9:25 AM
  • "Apple, Chipmakers Soar Following News of Tariff Delay" ["The stock jumped as much as 5.2%, its biggest one-day percentage gain since July."] Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Apple's AirPods will not escape Trump's China tariffs"  Reuters 3:35 PM
  • "AirPods, Apple Watch, and HomePod will face 10 percent import tax, starting in September: Smartwatches, fitness trackers, smart speakers, and Bluetooth headphones are affected" The Verge 3:25 PM
  • "Apple iPhones Get Tariff Reprieve, But Other Tech Gear Still Hit" [Tariffs arriving on 1 Sep incude Apple Watch, AirPods, HomePods, some Beats headphones, Macs, Apple Watch bands, and more] Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:36 PM
  • "Apple, Spotify Discuss Siri Truce, as Antitrust Battle Looms" ["Spotify, the world's most popular streaming service, is currently discussing a plan with Apple to let iPhone users tell Siri to play songs, playlists and albums with voice commands, according to three people familiar with the discussions."]  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1:06 PM
  • "What the Apple Card gets right, and wrong" ["The first thing to know about the Apple Card is that it is not really a card. The 'hardware', if a credit card can be deemed as such, is mostly irrelevant. Apple even incentivises consumers not to use it, giving just 1 per cent cash back on purchases made directly with the card — versus 2 per cent when using its Apple Pay mobile payments system and 3 per cent for Apple purchases, including App Store payments."]  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:31 AM
  • "Apple's credit card push is about keeping iPhone users — not entering financial services"  CNBC 3:26 PM
  • "The Apple Card is not magic: Apple's foray into personal finance is newsworthy, but the card itself isn't revolutionary and shouldn't change our expectations of the credit industry."  Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "If You Lose Your iPhone, You Can't Pay Your Apple Card Bill On The Web: The new Apple Card credit card has an iOS-only app to see transactions and make payments, which means if you lose your Apple device, you won't be able to pay your bill online."  BuzzFeed News 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Card bills can't be paid online if you lose your iPhone" Business Insider 10:06 AM
  • "Apple locked me out of its walled garden. It was a nightmare: Technology has always been a huge part of my life, but I recently was forced to find out what happens when the technology you've built your life around is suddenly taken away from you."  Quartz 8:10 AM
  • "Apple sued for storing iCloud data on third-party servers" AppleInsider 7:44 AM