Apple Daily Report: say goodbye to the 2015 MacBook Pros

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.

Alongside the release of 2018 MacBook Pro models today, Apple has stopped selling the sole 2015 MacBook Pro that remained available for purchase on its online store. 

Information about a new Apple campus coming to Research Triangle Park and whether the Triangle will land Amazon’s HQ2 is about as precious – and scarce – as bitcoins. But North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is “hopeful” that deals will be announced soon about tech projects although he didn’t specify either Apple or Amazon in a brief media session on Tuesday.

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A scuba diver was surprised to make an unexpected find at the bottom of the sea - when an iPhone lit up when it received a text. The Apple smartphone still had more than 80% of its charge, despite being dropped to the seabed two days earlier.

According to "State of Mobile Device Repair & Security," a new report released this month by security and data erasure firm Blancco, the iPhone 6 has a failure rate of 22%, with the iPhone 6S coming in second at 16%. Every other active iPhone model is in the single digits, with the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus listed at 3% each.