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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.

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's rare revenue warning left out something major — and it's a sign of how difficult it is to predict the coronavirus' impact on business"  Business Insider 8:05 AM
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  • "Apple Weighs Letting Users Switch Default iPhone Apps to Rivals"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:41 AM
  • "Apple considers allowing apps like Chrome and Gmail to be set as iOS defaults" The Verge 7:47 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Will Reverse Some Monopolistic Practices" Thurrott 7:47 AM
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  • "Report Suggests Apple to Release GaN USB-C Charger With 65W Fast-Charge This Year" MacRumors 7:59 AM
  • "Apple tipped to reveal iPhone 9 and/or iPhone SE 2 at 'secret' event" Metro UK 7:38 AM
  • "DigiTimes Continues to Suggest New Version of AirPods Pro Are Forthcoming" MacRumors 11:17 AM
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  • "Guidemaster: The best portable SSDs you can buy right now/Which portable SSDs are worth your time and money? We tested a bunch to find out." Ars Technica 7:50 AM
  • "Zvox AV50 wireless noise-cancelling headphone review: There's a lot to like about this headphone" TechHive 8:00 AM
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  • "What Do Bank-Level Encryption and Military-Grade Encryption Mean?" The Mac Observer 11:09 AM
  • "Comment: Letting users choose 3rd-party default iOS apps would be a win-win" 9to5Mac 9:21 AM
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  • "Microsoft to invest $1.1 billion in Mexico over next five years: CEO" Reuters 8:11 AM
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