News round-up: new MacBook Pro shines in latest benchmarks (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.

In a new Geekbench benchmark, the new MacBook Pro with a 2.4GHz Core i9 chip earned a single-core score of 5879 and a multi-core score of 29184. That’s a substantial leap over the previous high-end 6-core MacBook Pro from 2018.

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Apple has registered eleven unreleased iPhone models in the Eurasian Economic Commission database this week, according to the Indian blog MySmartPrice

A Chinese national in Oregon has been found guilty of defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones, according to Bloomberg.

Pegatron reportedly will start assembling Apple's MacBook and iPad devices via PT Sat Nusapersada, a local manufacturer in Batam, Indonesia in June, according to DigiTimes.

Speaking to state media Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei admitted he bought iPhones for his family when he left China.

The U.S. Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill to crack down on illegal and abusive robocalls. It now heads to the House for its consideration.