The hottest Apple-related news for the week of Dec. 4-8

There’s a lot happening in the world of Apple news this week. Following are the hottest articles for the week of Dec. 4-8.

Folks like to complain about Siri, but it delivered the highest percentage of perfectly completed device responses in both quiet and noisy environments, according to a survey of 500 folks by CBT Nuggets, which specializes in online IT training videos and IT certification.  

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo calls the AirPods the "the most important accessory in Apple's wireless ecosystem” and predicts Apple could ship between 26 million and 28 million units of the wireless headphones in 2018.

Apple has acquired Pop Up Archive, a startup that with tech that makes podcasts even searchable, reports NiemanLab. Its online platform is focused on building tools to transcribe, organize, and search audio files.

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Apple is now selling SIM-free models of the iPhone X, so you can buy the smartphone and add a carrier at your convenience.

Apple’s iPhone X has been honored in the first annual Innovation Awards by Tom's Guide, as well as Digital TrendsBest Products of 2017 list.

Apple places second on Drucker Institute’s Best Managed Companies in America, a model that ranks Fortune 500, S&P 500 and other large-cap companies according to their overall effectiveness.

Apple came in at 84th place on Glassdoor's 2018 Best Places to Work in the U.S. It’s the tech giant’s lowest finish ever.

As promised this summer, an Amazon Prime app is now available for the Apple TV and requires a third generation (or later) Apple TV. It's a free download available on the tvOS App Store.

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the fifth spot in the Recode 100 list, which measures the publication’s choices for “the people in tech, business and media who mattered in 2017.”

When it comes to brands, Apple’s iPhones remained the dominant camera models used by the Flickr community, with 54% of the top 100 devices being named iPhone and an almost clean sweep of the top 10 Devices of 2017, accounting for nine of the top 10 devices.