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.
Apple has started selling a new Beddit sleep monitor on its online store. It costs $149.95. Apple bought Beddit, a sleep tracking hardware/software company, last year.
iPhone assembler Pegatron has chosen Indonesia for its first diversification of manufacturing away from China due to a fear of tariff wars between Washington and Beijing, reports Nikkei Asian Review. The Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer is preparing to shift production of non-iPhone products hit by U.S. tariffs on Chinese exports to a rented factory on Indonesia's Batam Island within the next six months.
The Australia parliament has passed a set of new cybersecurity measures that compels technology companies to furnish law enforcement agencies access to encrypted customer messages, a law opposed by Apple and other tech firms, notes AppleInsider.
According to PCMag, T-Mobile is preparing an eSIM app, which looks like it lets you connect a new prepaid T-Mobile line without going into a store or having a physical SIM card shipped to you. The app would allow you to sign up on your new iPhone with just a few clicks.
Chinese mobile app companies pose the same national security risk to the US as telecom giants like Huawei and ZTE, Sen. Mark Warner told BuzzFeed News.