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Apple Daily Report: Apple Pay to be an increasingly important component of Apple Services (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.

Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster sees Apple Pay as an increasingly important part of Apple’s services category, which has enjoyed record-breaking growth over the past few quarters, estimating the payment solution now has 253 million users worldwide. 

Early benchmark testing of Samsung’s mew Galaxy Note 9 shows the “phablet” is unable to top Apple’s iPhone X with A11 Bionic processor despite hitting market nearly 11 months later. 

A former Metropolitan Transportation Authority official was indicted Thursday on accusations he bought nearly $60,000 of iPhones with taxpayer funds then resold them and kept the money.

Qualcomm, the smartphone chipmaker fighting regulatory actions and lawsuits (including one with Apple), has reached a settlement with Taiwan’s antitrust regulators that reverses most of a $773 million fine.

A respected security researcher Ian Beer has publicly criticized Apple’s bug bounty program and challenged Apple CEO Tim Cook to donate $2.45 million to charity, the amount he says he should have received had he been a part of the program.


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.