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Wednesday Highlights:Tim Cook talks with Fast Company in which "he explains the culture and approach that led to iPhone X, Air Pods, Apple Watch 3, and HomePod"; Bloomberg says Apple in direct negotiations with cobalt miners to acquire the metal, Slate's Aaron Mak explains why this is a fascinating development; Ken Mingis on the positives in Apple's iOS healthcare push; Woz talks net neutrality, Star Trek vs Star Wars; French site Consomac apparently confirms two new iPads coming in March—more in our Hardware/Software section; MacStories reviews popular game Alito's Odyssey; Adam Engst of TidBITS chastises "Apple — constructively!" for poor design choices in iOS Settings app.
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"How Apple Built An iPhone Camera That Makes Everyone A Professional Photographer: How does Apple think about iPhone camera design? Obsessively." BuzzFeed 11:15 AM
"Apple CEO Tim Cook: iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 are sold out in some places/Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his tradition on Friday of visiting an Apple Store on the day of a big product launch." CNBC 12:30 PM
"What If Apple's Supercycle Isn't So Super: Early concerns about Apple's iPhone 8 and cell-connected watch provide a rough start to what needs to be a big year" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:43 AM
"Apple faces doubts over demand for iPhone 8: Launch of the new model on Friday could be its weakest in three years" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:35 AM
"Survey Suggests Higher Demand for iPhone 8 and X; but Brace for Short Lines" Loup Ventures 7:07 AM
"This could be worst iPhone launch week ever for Apple's stock" MarketWatch 7:43 AM
"The iPhone 8 has landed" ["Apple's unusual strategy of releasing multiple new phones and staggering the launch dates might not hurt its bottom line, but it could damper launch day excitement for both."] CNNMoney 7:34 AM
"Apple's Latest Products Get Rare Mixed-Bag Reviews: A string of new gadgets fail to wow reviewers. Maybe the iPhone X will do the trick." Bloomberg 8:41 AM
"How Apple is taming the ad biz. Just don't expect Google or Zuck to follow" The Register 7:27 AM
"Apple Is a Bigger Cloud Company Than You Think: Apple is rapidly becoming a cloud company, which is keeping margins high and the stock price up." InvestorPlace 8:44 AM
"Why you'll definitely want a case for your iPhone X" Mashable 8:31 AM
"What happened to RSS subscriptions on Safari in iOS 11?" iMore 8:10 AM
"'I'm not going to use it!': Apple fan reveals sweet reason he spent 11 days camping for new iPhone 8" Telegraph 7:44 AM
"Opinion: I bought my first Apple iPhone — and I regret it/I can't figure out why millions of people overspend on such an average smartphone" MarketWatch 7:43 AM
"Strange Days at Apple: Two bizarre things have transpired at Apple of late that calls into question something very basic. In short, what's up with the world's largest tech company?" TheStreet 7:42 AM
"The iPhone's Home button is gone: What's next to go? Last year, it was the headphone jack. This year, it's the Home button. Innovation requires sacrifices sometimes, and in Apple has sacrificed a lot." Macworld 7:39 AM
"Don't Buy an Apple TV 4K if You Don't Have Fast Internet" Kirkville 7:37 AM
"Why regulating Google and Facebook like utilities is a long shot" Axios 7:38 AM
"Can Amazon truly become a mobile payment power?" Computerworld 7:34 AM
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