Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out.
Halloween is almost here. And MacGame HQ has rounded up the Top 10 scary Mac games. Do you prefer first-person, top-down, story-driven or action-packed games? No problem; these 10 games cover most genres and play styles.
Law360 reports that Qualcomm may amend its case against Apple to include new allegations that the iPhone maker exposed Qualcomm’s trade secrets to engineers who were working on a competing product with Intel, a California state judge has tentatively ruled.
In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — the analysts at J.P. Morgan says the demand for the iPhone Xs Max would price the average selling price (ASP) of Apple smartphones up to $801. That’s $5 above the highest iPhone ASP on record, which was $796.42 in the first quarter of 2018.
According to The Wall Street Journal — the United Kingdom government plans to move ahead with plans to introduce a new tax targeting revenue generated locally by large tech firms such as Apple, setting the country on a path to become the first developed country to roll out such a “digital” tax. The new tax is still subject to final rule making and won’t start until 2020.
After opening 26 retail stores in 2015 and 2016, Apple has “slammed the brakes” on its retail expansion in China, launching only four new locations in the country since then due to “China’s byzantine government bureaucracy and inventive forms of retail fraud as well as other dubious tactics for which it was unprepared,” according to The Information.