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Apple Daily Report: Apple support doc addresses the ‘bendable iPad’ issue (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 has posted a support document addressing the 2018 iPad Pro bending controversy. The company reiterates a previous statement that “precision manufacturing techniques and a rigorous inspection process ensure that these new iPad Pro models meet an even tighter specification for flatness than previous generations.”

Bloomberg reports that Largan Precision, which supplies camera lenses to Apple, saw revenue in December fell by a third amid weakening appetite for iPhones in China.

TechCrunch reports that Apple is really promoting HomeKit at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri. TechCrunch says Apple invited reporters to meet a handful of companies announcing new products that connect to the company’s platform for smart home devices.

Apple has confirmed that it’s now charging sales tax on TV, movie, music, and audiobook iTunes purchases in Canada. The change first went into effect last week.

Apple Sendai Ichibancho will soon close its doors for the last time, according to a message posted on Apple’s Japanese website. The classic store is Apple’s smallest location in Japan and among the tiniest in the world, notes 9to5Mac.

Proctor & Gamble (P&G) is making its first appearance this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and showing some Internet of Things (IoT) technology used in everyday objects. According to VentureBeat , the company is putting sensors and artificial intelligence into things like skin advisers, razors, and blemish removers.

Apple supplier AMS has announced the launch of new sensor technology that could be incorporated into future iPhones to cut down on the size of the notch that houses the TrueDepth Camera System used for Face ID. 

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.