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Apple Daily Report: Apple wants for Apple Watch Series 4 EKG clearance form Health Canada (and more news)

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.

Apple is currently working with Health Canada to get clearance for the EKG (electrocardiogram) feature on the Apple Watch Series 4, according to MobileSyrup. Since this has already been approved by the FDA in the U.S., it’s likely to clear the hurdle in Canada.

Starting today, all John Hancock life insurance policies will come with Vitality – a behavior change platform “that rewards customers for the everyday steps they take to live longer, healthier lives.” This will require all policy holders to track their fitness with wearables and apps such as the Apple Watch or iPhone.

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 orders are now shipping to customers. The first ones should arrive tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 21. 

Apple has documented a new data recovery process internally for Macs that utilize its T2 chip in its iMac Pro and the 2018 MacBook Pro. The new process for repair staff is being introduced due to the chip’s advanced security features including hardware encryption for SSD storage that isn’t compatible with Apple’s previous data recovery methods used on older machines.

An Australian teenager who pleaded guilty to hacking Apple systems carried out the attacks over the course of almost two years and showed “a high degree of skill and persistence.” The now adult defendant, who was 16 at the time the hacking began and cannot be named under Australian law that protects the identity of juvenile offenders, faces two charges in relation to the hacking and will be sentenced on Sept. 27.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.