CIRP: iPhone XR is now the ‘principal’ iPhone model

CIRP: iPhone XR is now the ‘principal’ iPhone model

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) has released analysis of the results from its research on Apple for the fiscal quarter that ended June 29, 2019. The research group finds that the new iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR models accounted for 67% of U.S. iPhone sales in Apple’s third fiscal quarter. The iPhone XR accounted for 48% of US iPhone sales during the quarter.

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Apple reportedly talking with major publishers about inclusion in its Texture, Apple News apps/services

Apple reportedly talking with major publishers about inclusion in its Texture, Apple News apps/services

Yesterday it was reported that Apple had hired Liz Schimel, a veteran media exec who previously served as president of Conde Nast China, to serve as “head of news business.” Now re/code reports that the tech giant has been talking to some of the biggest newspapers in the U.S. about adding their stories to Texture, the magazine app/service Apple bought in March. 

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Apple releases iOS 11.3 with Battery Health tool, Business Chat, more

Apple releases iOS 11.3 with Battery Health tool, Business Chat, more

Apple has released iOS 11.3 with a Battery Health tool, a Health Records feature, ARKit 1.5, Business Chat, new Animoji, and more. You can download it by going to the Settings App, selecting General, then choosing Software Update.

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Report: publishers jump on Slack, then pitch big news stories to Apple News

Report: publishers jump on Slack, then pitch big news stories to Apple News

When news publishers have a big story these days,” their editors jump on Slack and pitch it to an unlikely partner: Apple,” according to The Information. The tech giant has built a “small but powerful news team that is making Apple a key distribution outlet for news publishers,” the article adds. 

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