Apple Daily Report: For lack of a screw, Mac Pro production in the U.S. never happened (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. 

Oops. In 2012, Apple CEO Timothy D. Cook, went on prime-time television to announce that Apple would make a Mac in the U.S. for the first time in years. However, when the tech giant began making the computer in Austin, Texas, it struggled to find enough screws, according to The New York Times, quoting three unnamed “people who worked on the project.”

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AppleInsider reports that Apple engineers and key personnel were at the Consumer Electronics Show in January to preview parts and technology integral to the creation of augmented reality glasses, “lending credence to rumors that the iPhone maker intends to launch a pair of branded AR glasses as soon as 2020.”

According to an internal document (via MacRumors), Apple is permitting Apple Authorized Service Providers to replace 42mm first-generation or Series 1 Apple Watch models with a Series 2 if a repair is needed.

Both iOS and Android loyalty are at the highest levels ever seen, according to the latest data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), as noted by 9to5Mac.

Following Foxconn’s decision to expand its reach beyond China, Apple’s other contract manufacturer, Pegatron, will do the same. According to The Financial Times, Pegatron will build production capacity in India, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Last week, a report suggested that Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies, was in the running for the title of Intel CEO. However, The Motley Fool’s Ashraf Eassa says he’s told his staff at Apple that he’s not going anywhere.

MacGamer HQ has published Can I run it tool for Mac gamers. It allows you to use all the games benchmarks the site has performed so far and use them to figure out what your Mac is capable of.

DigiTimes says Sharp wants to enter the supply chain for the future iPhones featuring OLED displays.

On its YouTube page, Apple has posted a video showing how iPad Pros are used in video production.

A new report from Canalys smartphone shipments in China have fallen to their lowest level since 2013, with under 400 million units shipped total over the course of 2018. The research group says iPhone shipments fell 13% year—over-year.