News round-up: Apple announces second annual Chicago Music Summit(and more)

News round-up: Apple announces second annual Chicago Music Summit(and more)

Apple has announced the second annual Chicago Music Industry Summit starting Aug. 31 at Apple Michigan Avenue for a month of sessions with leaders in the local music scene. Apple describes the month-long event as a way to “connect with others and tap into creative resources to help further your career in music and the arts.”

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Survey: one in four iPhone owners plan to purchase a new Apple smartphone when it’s released

Survey: one in four iPhone owners plan to purchase a new Apple smartphone when it’s released

A new survey from Decluttr, a tech buy-back site and refurbished tech seller, reveals that one in four iPhone owners plan to purchase the new iPhone when it’s released, despite its rumored lack of updates. Even after learning about the few anticipated updates, 82% say they still intend to purchase Apple’s newest device. 

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Man who once headed Apple’s Siri development team heads to Microsoft

Man who once headed Apple’s Siri development team heads to Microsoft

Bill Stasior, who once headed Apple’s Siri development team, has left Apple to be one of Microsoft's vice presidents of technology, reporting to Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott, per The Information. At Microsoft, he’ll lead an artificial intelligence group, the article adds.

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Group of app developers say upcoming iOS changes will hurt their business

Group of app developers say upcoming iOS changes will hurt their business

Apple says upcoming changes to iOS will better protect the privacy of users. However, according to The Information, a group of app developers have told the tech giant that some of the changes will hurt their businesses, while accusing the company of anti-competitive behavior in the way it subjects its own software to the new rules.

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