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Report says Apple considering letting you choose default apps in iOS. Think it true, or a cruel tease?

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Report says Apple considering letting you choose default apps in iOS. Think it true, or a cruel tease? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Weekend Highlights: Fortune's Don Reisinger on how Apple corrects course during coronavirus outbreak in order to keep iPhones on track; leaks from Target inventory system reveal placeholders for new Apple TV, iPod touch, Apple Watch bands—more in our Hardware/Software section; hints that Apple will open iOS to third party apps as default may be effort to alleviate antitrust concerns; apparently Apple's quest to ban book instead causes it to rocket to #1 in what's become known as the "Streisand effect"; 800 workers sent home at Apple supplier due to fears of coronavirus; Unreal Engine used in The Mandalorian instead of green screens; Intel's Ice Lake chips may be featured in leak of forthcoming 13" MacBook Pro; Engadget reviews new Galaxy Buds+, says they're "a worthy AirPods alternative"; Slate calls current Streaming Wars "worse than the cable wars".

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  • "Apple might soon roll out low-cost iPhone. Here's how much it could costApple said last week that 'worldwide iPhone supply will be temporarily constrained' due to coronavirus" FOXBusiness 10:14 AM
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  • "MacBook Air finishes last against Galaxy Book S, Surface Pro X in app benchmark: Apple's Intel-powered MacBook Air has finished last behind both the Samsung Galaxy Book S and the Microsoft Surface Pro X in the PC March application benchmark. The test is meant to give users an insight into the real-world performance of a device when running Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Edge browsers."  NotebookCheck 8:55 AM
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  • "J.P. Devine: The new Apple watch reminds JP of his long history with watches/Wearing his new Apple watch, J.P. Devine is like a 9-year-old who has found a new toy and wishing he could go back in time." Central Maine Sunday 10:15 AM
  • "Huawei is downplaying coronavirus impact on its smartphone sales, but experts say it will suffer more than Apple" Business Insider 8:51 AM
  • "'Find my' app helps bust sex trafficker & more in the Apple crime blotter" AppleInsider 8:51 AM
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  • "New AirPods Coming Soon, But Not What You're Expecting, Report Says" Forbes 8:53 AM
  • "Now Microsoft Wants To Secure Your iPhone" Forbes 8:34 AM
  • "Target inventory system also includes placeholder listings for new Apple TV, iPod touch, and Apple Watch bands" 9to5Mac 2/22
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  • "iPhone 12 vs. Galaxy S20 Ultra: Can Apple beat Samsung's cameras?" Tom's Guide 10:15 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Review: Better sound and battery, but these are no AirPods Pro" Mashable 2/22
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  • "Apple tried to ban an insider's book about the company – now it's a bestseller" BGR 1:31 PM
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  • "Slickwraps has been hacked, customer data is compromised (Update: Email notifications)" Android Police 2/22
  • "Enhanced Edition of Hit Throwback RPG 'Ara Fell' Launching on Mobile March 26th" Touch Arcade 2/21
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  • "Satya Nadella to decode future of technology in India" Live Mint 8:57 AM
  • "Here are the 11 companies that experts think Microsoft could try to acquire in 2020, including Salesforce, Twilio, and Workday" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:56 AM
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  • "Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Apple" Investopedia 9:58 AM
  • "Berkshire's Performance vs. the S&P 500" [13-page PDF, Apple investment data on pages 4, and 9; company owns 5.7% of AAPL] Berkshire Hathaway 2/22
  • "Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway spent a record $2.2 billion on its own stock at the end of 2019" Business Insider 2/22
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