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Apple Daily Report: 2019 Fiat 500X will support Apple’s CarPlay (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. 

The new 2019 Fiat 500X will debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Advanced technology includes: standard Uconnect 4 with 7-inch touchscreen radio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; navigation; Bluetooth hands-free calling, voice command and streaming audio; and SiriusXM Radio.

Kering, whose brands include Gucci and Saint Laurent, said it was working on a suite of new apps in partnership with Apple to be used by staff at its stores, and would have more control over e-commerce activities run with Yoox Net A Porter., according to Reuters.

The MUG Event Calendar recovers from the U.S. holiday weekend with an appearance by iOS editing software developer Luma Touch at a California creative pro group, an appearance by Gary Rosenweig of MacMost at one Florida group, and the final meeting of another Florida group.

Four days before a summit with China’s leader, President Trump said he expects to move ahead with boosting tariff levels on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25%, calling it “highly unlikely” that he would accept Beijing’s request to hold off on the increase, according to The Wall Street Journal. That could place a 10% tariff on smartphones and laptops such as the iPhone and MacBook imported fromChina.

T-Mobile is offering free iPads and Apple Watches to new customers this Cyber Monday.

DigiTimes claims that Apple supplier TSMC will post post a 14-15% drop in revenue in the first quarter of 2019 due to a cut back in chip orders for new iPhones.

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.