Apple Daily Report for Feb. 5, 2018

The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, deals with a death in the family. Prayers go out to the entire Sande family. In the place of the AWT News Update, 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.

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The Financial Times reports a limited number of reports are coming from iPhone X users experiencing delays with incoming phone calls.

The last configuration of iMac Pro is starting to ship to consumers worldwide, with readers informing AppleInsider that they have custody of the machine now.

Pegatron, Apple’s secondary iPhone assembler, says it’s optimistic about demand for high-end phones this year.

Customers in the U.K. placing new pre-orders for the HomePod on Apple's regional online store can now expect deliveries of Apple's smart speaker to arrive no earlier than Tuesday, Feb. 13, three days after the official launch day of Feb. 9.

Intel could be the exclusive supplier of LTE modems for all new iPhones launched in 2018, according to a note to clients from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

New benefits for NikePlus members, called NikePlus Unlocks will roll out beginning today. Based on members' personal interests and goals, these perks, which include access to music, guided meditation and fitness classes, are designed “to inspire and reward members on their journey to being the best athlete they can be.”

According to an email shared by a reader that includes a response from Phil Schiller who manages the App Store, Telegram was abruptly pulled when Apple learned that the app was serving child pornography to users.

Apple has announced on its retail website that the company’s Southlake Town Square location in Southlake, Texas will close for renovations on March 4th.