Chicago students with iPhones tell their stories of a city in photos

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Apple put iPhone 11s in the hands of Chicago high school students and 100cameras challenged them to tell their stories in pictures.
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The city of Chicago is full of narratives but one of its richest is often skewed by headlines of poverty and violence.

The neighborhood of North Lawndale is a story of rebirth and some of its young residents are sharing that story one iPhone photo at a time.

Ex-Apple insider trading lawyer charged with… insider trading

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A former Apple lawyer faces criminal insider trading charges.
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A former top lawyer for Apple, fired after the SEC charged him with insider trading, was formally indicted on multiple charges of wire and security fraud, the U.S. Attorney in New Jersey announced today.

One of Gene Levoff’s responsibilities for Apple was to guard against the very activity that finds him in trouble.

4-in-1 charger will help you get over AirPower

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Pitka's Air Quad wireless charger for Apple devices
The Air Quad wants to bring the family of Apple together for charging.
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Apple’s effort to give its multi-device users a reliable charging pad failed. But other companies have stepped up to bring an all-in-one wireless charger and one currently on Kickstarter looks promising.

The Air Quad from Pitaka provides dedicated charging positions for the iPad, iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch.

Tim Cook now chairs advisory board for Chinese economics school

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Tim Cook on his first day chairing an advisory panel on economics for China's top university.
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The agenda for Apple CEO Tim Cook’s trip to China last week included more than a meeting with the country’s top market regulator.

One day after the meeting, Cook became the new chairman of an advisory board for the economics school at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Trick or treat? 16-inch MacBooks could arrive before Halloween

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A 16-inch MacBook Pro, which might look something like this, could be arrive soon.
Concept Art: Viktor Kádár

The 16-inch MacBook Pro has reportedly begun shipping in volume, indicating the much-anticipated Apple laptop could arrive later this month

October has just 10 days remaining and rumors about a 16-MacBook have kept us guessing for most of this year. Some reports said to expect an October announcement. Others said it would be delayed until 2020.

US orders Apple to identify users of rifle scope app

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Justice officials have their sights set on a lot of private data.
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The Department of Justice has ordered Apple and Google to turn over names, phone numbers and IP addresses for users of a gun scope app that allows gun owners to calibrate scopes and capture video.

Data privacy activists say the government’s ask would set a “dangerous precedent,” giving officials access to data on thousands of innocent people.

The Morning Show logo may seem Boring to Elon Musk

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Graphic: The Boring Company/Apple

Use the image of an apple in a logo and the tech company Apple calls its patent attorneys.

Now Apple finds itself on the other side of a design patent question with the logo for the upcoming series The Morning Show, which looks strikingly similar to the logo for Elon Musk’s The Boring Company.

Foxconn recruits thousands to assemble 2019 iPhones

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Foxconn is recruiting temporary workers to build new iPhones.
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Foxconn is on a hiring spree in China as it gets ready for mass production of the 2019 iPhones.

Apple typically sells millions in the first week of a new iPhone launch and reports suggest the 2019 lineup will have three handsets, including two featuring a three-camera array on the backplate.