The Apple Daily Report for Dec. 9, 2016

The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, takes a road trip. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

The folks at AmpliFi have posted an article on “The Evolution of Home Wi-Fi: From Apple AirPort to AmpliFi Mesh Technology.” It’s a good read; check it out here.

The Federal Trade Commission is providing over $88 million in refunds to more than 2.7 million AT&T customers who had third-party charges added to their mobile bills without their consent, a tactic known as “mobile cramming.” The refunds to consumers relate to 2014 settlements with AT&T, and the companies behind two of the cramming schemes.

In an interview with Mashable, producer Shigeru Miyamoto explains that Super Mario Run will require a constant connection to a network for the game to be played, as the company is worried about software piracy. The game is set to debut next week.

As noted by MacRumors, a court in Denmark has ruled Apple must replace a Danish man's iPhone with a new model rather than a refurbished model in accordance with local law. A trio of judges found Apple was not entitled to replace David Lysgaard's iPhone 4 with a refurbished model since it may contain recycled parts, which could result in a lower resale value and went against his "legitimate expectation" of receiving a brand new iPhone equivalent to his original purchase. 

Well known Apple analyst, Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster will be leaving the firm in order to start a new venture capital firm. Munster will be joined by long-time associates Doug Clinton and Andrew Murphy to start Loup Ventures, a firm that will be investing in virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and robotics.