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Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends Blacklisting Hong Kong Protest Tracking App

Apple CEO Tim Cook has defended the company’s decision to blacklist an app tracking Hong Kong protest and police activity. One Hong Kong legislative counselor commented, “We Hongkongers will definitely look closely at whether Apple chooses to uphold its commitment to free expression and other basic human rights, or become an accomplice for Chinese censorship and oppression.”

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China Accuses Apple of ‘Guiding Hong Kong Thugs’

China has criticized tech giant Apple for allowing an app that tracks Hong Kong police and protests on the iPhone app store. The Chinese Communist Party newspaper accused Apple of “guiding Hong Kong thugs” by making the app available. Apple originally pulled the app, but returned it after massive backlash against bowing to the demands of communist China.

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Reversal: Apple to Supply Parts to Independent Repair Shops

Apple will begin supplying parts, tools, and repair guides to independent repair shops, which were previously unable to buy parts due to Apple’s required purchase volumes, which were too high for many businesses to become an authorized service provider. This is a reversal of Apple’s previous fight against consumers’ right to repair for their devices.

Apple escapes China tariff hit for now, but threats loom

Apple: Credit Card Not Compatible with Jeans, Wallets

According to Apple support, the company’s recently introduced credit card can be damaged by leather wallets and denim jeans — two of the materials it is most likely to come into contact with. The Silicon Valley powerhouse has gone so far as to publish a guide on how to “safely store and carry” the Apple card.

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Apple Reports Weak Profits as iPhone Sales Plummet

Apple’s bottom line suffered as sales of its iPhone plummeted during the fiscal third quarter, dropping nearly 12 percent from a year ago as overall profitability for the company also took a hit during the period.

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