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Apple considers moving up to 30% of iPhone production out of China. Should they?

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Apple considers moving up to 30% of iPhone production out of China. Should they? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Wednesday Highlights: Nikkei reports that Apple may be considering moving up to 30% of iPhone manufacturing out of China due to trade volatility; Apple is the fourth largest gaming company thanks to the iPhone, according to an industry study by NewZoo; All of Best Buy's nearly 1,000 stores are now Apple-Certified Repair centers; Apple Must goes over all the new iPad OS commands and gestures; The Sweet Setup reviews Evernote replacement note taking apps.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple weighs 15%-30% capacity shift out of China amid trade war: Tech giant asks suppliers to review costs in Southeast Asia and Mexico" Nikkei 7:45 AM
  • "Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China: Nikkei"  Reuters 7:39 AM
  • "Apple might shift '15 to 30 per cent' of production out of China: 'Painful' move spurred by intensifying China-US trade war" The Inquirer 7:57 AM
  • "Apple investigating move of up to 30% of production out of China: A special team within Apple has been tasked with investigating the costs of moving between 15% and 30% of iPhone, iPad and AirPod to other countries in order to reduce the impact of US/China tariffs." AppleInsider 7:44 AM
  • "Tim Cook jumps to 69th spot on Glassdoor's list of top CEOs: Apple chief Tim Cook on Tuesday was once again named to job website Glassdoor's list of the top 100 CEOs in America, marking his seventh consecutive appearance on the annual employee rankings chart."  AppleInsider 7:43 AM
  • "Apple is fourth largest gaming company globally, thanks to the iPhone" AppleInsider 9:39 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple News, Stocks, Home getting a Catalyst upgrade in macOS Catalina: Apple is planning to upgrade News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home — the first four apps converted from iOS to macOS under Marzipan, now known as Project Catalyst, software head Craig Federighi said on Wednesday." AppleInsider 3:11 PM
  • "Apple could be developing Project Catalyst versions of Messages and Shortcuts for the Mac" 9to5Mac 8:55 PM
  • "Code in macOS Catalina Suggests Apple is Working on Catalyst Versions of Messages and Shortcuts for Mac" MacRumors 8:56 PM
  • "macOS Catalina beta hints Apple is building Catalyst versions of Messages and Shortcuts" AppleInsider 8:56 PM
  • "Reminder: iWork '09 & some iMovie files won't work in macOS Catalina" AppleInsider 10:59 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to set up and use Find My on Mac: Find My arrives on Macs this fall" iMore 6:46 PM
  • "Creating A Custom Chime On Your Mac With Crontab" MacMost 9:43 AM
  • "5 Tips to Speed Up Your MacBook.: A collection of hints to improve MacBook performance." Hackernoon 7:54 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Errors, Warnings, & Leaks" Rixstep 7:10 AM
Press Releases
  • "Mac page design app Affinity Publisher comes out of beta: The long-awaited page layout app Affinity Publisher has launched after an extended public beta period. Alongside its own design tools, the app leverages its sister Affinity products to create a publishing workflow." AppleInsider 4:42 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple partners with Best Buy for expanded repair service"  Apple 9:52 AM
  • "All of Best Buy's Nearly 1,000 Stores Now Offer Apple-Certified Repairs in the United States" MacRumors 9:28 AM
  • "Apple completes Best Buy repair partnership with nearly 1,000 US locations" 9to5Mac 9:28 AM
  • "Apple expands repair service to all U.S. Best Buy stores" VentureBeat 9:37 AM
  • "80% of U.S. Apple customers are just 20 minutes from an authorised repair shop" Apple Must 11:18 AM
  • "iPhone's China install base grew for fifth month in a row in May" AppleInsider 10:56 AM
  • "Apple Card testing expands to Apple retail workers ahead of launch: Apple Card testing has reached the company's U.S. retail staff ahead of a launch in the next few months, a report said on Wednesday." AppleInsider 5:42 PM
  • "Bernie Sanders says Apple, Google, Facebook breakup needs study: The potential breaking up of major technology companies like Apple should be examined, presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders has suggested, seemingly joining calls to curtail the influence of firms that are accused of being monopolistic in nature." AppleInsider 8:07 AM
  • "'Find My Friends' helps save teenager trapped under car" AppleInsider 7:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Microsoft partners on touchscreen 'Kano PC' to challenge iPad in education" AppleInsider 2:54 PM
  • "YouTube and Universal Music Group are remastering old music videos: Promos from Lady Gaga, Beastie Boys and more are getting an HD upgrade." Engadget 1:38 PM
  • "Amazon's new Kindle Oasis lets you adjust the color temperature for reading at night" Neowin 10:17 AM
  • "Amazon refreshes $250 high-end Kindle Oasis with adjustable reading light" GeekWire 8:04 AM
  • "The new Kindle Oasis adjusts its screen color to the time of day: The price still starts at $250 for 8 GB or $280 for 32 GB." Engadget 8:04 AM
  • "Facebook 'mysteriously locks out Hungarian users'" BBC 8:04 AM
  • "YouTube Lets You Try on Makeup Using Augmented Reality: Makeup tutorials are extremely popular on YouTube, so Google used augmented reality to let you virtually try (and hopefully buy) products as you watch." PC Magazine 7:40 AM
  • "Canonical won't release the next version of Ubuntu in 32-bit: See that 10 year old computer? Yeah, that's not your friend." The Inquirer 7:18 AM
  • "Google Says It Didn't Scrape Data from Genius" Thurrott 7:24 AM
  • "Google's new Chrome extension makes it easy to report suspicious sites: Chrome 75 will now also let you know if you're loading a website with a deceptive URL." Engadget 7:11 AM
  • "JLL creates 'smart office' AI voice assistant: The real estate firm partnered with Google to compete with a range of conversational AI assistants entering the workplace, from Alexa to Cortana." Computerworld 7:12 AM
  • "Mozilla urges Firefox users to patch against critical zero-day vulnerability: The flaw is being exploited out in the wild" The Inquirer 7:18 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 10 release date, price and specs: Samsung reportedly plots 7 August unveiling/'Flashy' event will take place in Brooklyn, New York" The Inquirer 7:14 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 10 to launch on August 7th in New York" BGR 7:14 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note10 will reportedly launch on August 7" Neowin 7:15 AM
  • "Hasselblad Unveils Second-Gen X1D II 50C Mirrorless Camera: The X1D II 50C doesn't change the image sensor from the first model, but improves the viewfinder, general speed, and other issues that held the first model back." PC Magazine 7:40 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Clockwise #299: We're All A Mess Together" Six Colors 1:32 PM
  • "AltConf -Rob Elkin and Mike Lee On The Objectives of AltConf" MacVoices 7:52 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iOS 13 Public Beta Will Now Arrive This Month, Says Apple" Redmond Pie 9:03 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 5G release date revealed — and you're stuck with 4G for quite a while: iPhone is getting 5G support in September 2020, report claims" T3 7:55 AM
  • "Every security camera that will feature HomeKit Secure Video support" iMore 9:37 AM
AppleCare/Helps
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "LG UltraFine 4K Display review: Two screens for the price of one/If you're looking for an UltraFine alternative to the $1,200 5K 27-inch model Apple used to sell, the UltraFine 4K is slightly smaller, has plenty of Ks, and costs about half as much." iMore 8:08 AM
  • "Best MacBook: Which Apple laptop tastes the sweetest?" ShortList 7:55 AM
  • "The Revamped iPod Touch Is Not Your New Music Storage Solution" Pitchfork 8:12 AM
Full list of stories currently available by SUBSCRIPTION...
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple Watch is not an enterprise product?" Computerworld 12:16 PM
  • "Axios Uses Old, 'Embarrassing' Idc Data To Craft Three Apple Clickbaits In One Day"  Roughly Drafted 10:57 AM
  • "The Mac no longer needs compatibility to thrive: Using industry standard hardware helped bring the Mac back. But that era is over."  Macworld 7:56 AM
  • "5 surprising Apple logo facts: Apple logo designer Rob Janoff shares the story of his iconic design." Creative Bloq 7:48 AM
  • "What the latest iOS passcode hack means for you: Cellebrite, an Israeli-based forensics company, claims it has advanced its hacking technology to include Apple's iOS 12.3 and 'high-end Android' devices." Computerworld 7:11 AM
  • "Nikkei: These 5 countries will get more of Apple's manufacturing business" Apple 3.0 7:45 AM
  • "Apple prepares to turn its back on China: According to the Nikkei, Apple has asked its supply chain to cost a move of 15-30% of its China production to other Asian countries. Apple has declined to comment." Electronics Weekly 7:49 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Netflix says that these are the best 2019 TVs for watching Netflix" BGR 7:50 PM
  • "Here Are My 5 Biggest Questions About the Galaxy Note 10" Gizmodo 11:47 AM
  • "Best gaming laptop 2019: The fastest and most portable gaming laptops you can buy" Expert Reviews 7:31 AM
  • "Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 review: Dell's new 2-in-1 Latitude is the best business laptop — if you can afford it" Digital Trends 7:28 AM
  • "Should we dislike the 'Like' button?" BBC 7:12 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pocket Tokyo - an interactive 3D Tokyo city guide on iOS" prMac 1:42 PM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell, HP, Microsoft, Intel oppose proposed tariffs on laptops, tablets" Reuters 8:49 PM
  • "Windows 10 updates: We're now using AI to push 1803 users to 1903, says Microsoft/Microsoft starts using machine learning to shift devices running April 2018 Update and earlier to the latest version." ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Employing Machine Learning To Force Users To Windows 10 1903 Update" HotHardware 5:00 PM
  • "Microsoft taps Windows 10 eye-tracking for new free games played with eyes alone: Microsoft continues its big accessibility push." ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Microsoft is beginning to auto-update Windows 10 version 1803 to version 1903" Neowin 1:32 PM
  • "Windows 10 preview links bugs you find to existing feedback: It's not just you." Engadget 7:57 PM
  • "Dell XPS 15 Owners Complain of Battery Drain, Overheating" LAPTOP Magazine 7:28 AM
  • "HP adds second-gen AMD Ryzen mobile processors options to latest EliteBook 700 G6 business laptops: With the 13.3-inch EliteBook 735 G6 and the 14-inch EliteBook 745 G6, HP continues to provide an alternative to Intel for enterprise notebooks. The new laptops can be equipped with up to a Ryzen 7 3700U processor and will start at a little more than $900." ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "HP EliteBook 735 G6 and 745 G6 coming with 2nd generation Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U options" Notebook Check 7:32 AM
  • "HP Enterprise to Move Toward Subscription Model, Chasing Amazon" Bloomberg 7:29 AM
  • "Leaked Benchmark Reveals AMD EPYC 7452 Dominates Intel Xeon" Business Times 7:30 AM
  • "Intel Performance Maximizer App Can Auto-Overclock Your CPU With One Click" HotHardware 5:00 PM
  • "Intel's Performance Maximizer will give Core CPUs a kick up the butt: Overclocking tool will squeeze more power out of Intel CPUs" The Inquirer 9:55 AM
  • "Intel one-click Performance Maximizer app now available" Hexus 7:32 AM
  • "Intel launches Performance Maximiser overclocking tool" bit-tech 7:32 AM
  • "Intel Performance Maximizer Available For Download" CDR Info 7:31 AM
  • "Intel's Performance Maximizer tool overclocks CPUs with one click: But only for certain 9th generation Core CPUs." Engadget 8:04 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-10510U and Core i5-10210U disappoint on Geekbench with lower scores than the Ryzen 7 3700U and Ryzen 5 3500U" Notebook Check 7:31 AM
  • "Qualcomm and Intel are quietly lobbying against Trump's Huawei ban: U.S. chipmakers stand to lose billions in case the Huawei ban is not reconsidered." Android Central 7:31 AM
  • "Oracle delivers strong Q4 on NetSuite, Fusion ERP, HCM margins: Oracle has downshifted and downsized its hardware business and that's helping operating margins." ZDNet 6:45 PM
  • "Oracle patches another actively-exploited WebLogic zero-day: New wave of attacks against Oracle WebLogic servers using a brand new zero-day detected over the weekend." ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "Oracle issues emergency update to patch actively exploited WebLogic flaw: Oracle's WebLogic Java appserver hit with the third in a series of exploited RCEs." Ars Technica 2:56 PM
  • "IBM to win unconditional EU okay for $34 billion Red Hat deal: sources" Reuters 3:04 PM
  • "IBM's Pangea III is the world's most powerful commercial supercomputer: It'll the help French sniff out more gas and oil" The Inquirer 8:04 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "One-quarter of the stock market's 2019 gains come from just five stocks" Yahoo! Finance 6/18
Industry News
  • "Stocks close higher as Fed keeps rates unchanged, drops 'patient' from statement: Strategists interpret Powell's comments as reinforcing dovish stance" MarketWatch 4:43 PM
  • "Stocks Rise After Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged, Signals Possible Cuts: Stocks end higher as Fed holds rates steady and hints at cuts to come." TheStreet 4:44 PM
  • "Stocks rise after Fed leaves key interest rate unchanged" FOXBusiness 4:45 PM
  • "Stocks Rise as Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged: S&P 500 has rallied 6% this month and is about 1% away from its closing record" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:45 PM
  • "Asian markets surge on renewed hopes of trade deal: Hang Seng, Shenzhen indexes up more than 2% after Trump says he'll meet with Xi at G-20" MarketWatch 7:42 AM

 
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