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Apple Daily Report: Apple Watch likely to be hit by import tax

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.

Yikes! The latest round of U.S. tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods could hit the Apple Watch, health trackers, streaming music speakers and other accessories assembled in China, government rulings on tariffs show.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is considering taking action against Apple if it fails to implement a call app on its phones within six months. A new TRAI regulation will require mobile operators to stop supporting  iPhones if the tech giant doesn’t add an app on its platform that will allow subscribers to report pesky calls and messages.

Code Black alumna Moon Bloodgood is set as a series regular, and Daytime Emmy winner Billy Miller (General Hospital, Suits), Brett Cullen (Narcos, Devious Maids) and young actor Hunter Doohan (Westworld, Sound Wave) will recur opposite Octavia Spencer and Lizzy Caplan in Apple’s thriller drama series Are You Sleeping, from the scripted drama venture of Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content and Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine.

Customers can now start a conversation with DISH the same way they would text message friends and family. DISH today joined Apple Business Chat, enabling customers to chat directly with live customer service representatives through Messages on their iPhone and iPad.

Lithium Technologies — a platform for enabling brands to support, serve and engage customers — announced its support for Apple Business Chat, “allowing Lithium customers to meet hundreds of millions of iOS customers where they are.”


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.