Apple Daily Report: Apple’s Upper East Side in NYC wins architectural award (and more news)

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’s Upper East Side store in New York City has won an American Institute of Architects award for interior architecture. The awards are for the “most innovative and spectacular interior spaces.”

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The Wall Street Journal claims that LCD supplier Japan Display is in trouble because of slow sales of the iPhone XR and will not recover because Apple is moving to OLED for all this year’s iPhones.

The WSJ also reports that Apple’s largest iPhone assembler, Foxconn Technology Group, is considering producing the devices in India, “a move that could reduce Apple’s dependence on China for manufacturing and potentially for sales.”

Speaking of Foxconn, the company plans to hire over 50,000 people across its Chinese factories during the first quarter, “which may at least eliminate any worst-case scenarios in the aftermath of weak iPhone sales,” notes AppleInsider..

Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to establish a "data-broker clearinghouse" that would enable consumers to monitor and demand the deletion of data held by companies that operate under the radar, marking the latest entry in the simmering debate over the best way to regulate tech giants' handling of consumer data.. 


DxOMark has published its latest "Selfie scores" test, which tested the performance of front-facing cameras for 12 modern smartphones. Apple's iPhone Xs Max sits at fourth place on the overall selfie rankings with a score of 82, ranking behind the Google Pixel 3, Galaxy Note 9, and Xiaomi Mi MIX 3.