News round-up: iFixIt tears down the new iPad mini and tells us what’s inside (and more)

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.

The gang at iFixIt, who tear apart electronic devices and look at their innards, have posted a teardown of the new iPad mini. They say that, despite appearances, the teardown confirms that this isn’t just a shrunken-down version of the new iPad Air—it’s a reworked iPad Mini 4, with some fresh silicon for 2019.

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Apple has, at least for now, regained its spot as the U.S.'s most valuable company by market value, hitting a cap of $914.86 billion at close, per AppleInsider.

Apple is one of 13 inaugural corporate signatories to a state-led campaign that seeks to close the gender pay gap in California.

Apple has started manufacturing the iPhone 7 model in India, in addition to the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s, “thus widening its 'Made in India' portfolio and signalling its intention of developing the country as a manufacturing hub,” according to The Economic Times.

Streaming music, especially paid subscriptions, last year once again fueled the recording industry's global growth, lifting worldwide revenue 9.7 percent to $19.1 billion in 2018, according to the music industry's worldwide trade group Tuesday. That's the fourth straight year of increase, notes CNET.

As noted by AppleInsider, AMD's Radeon VII graphics card can be used in a Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure with the latest macOS Mojave beta — and the upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.5.