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Apple Daily Report: Commonwealth Bank of Australia to support Apple Pay starting in January (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 Commonwealth Bank of Australia has announced that Apple Pay is coming to its customers in January. It’s the second band in the country to accept Apple’s mobile payment system.

Apple is in talks to shift production of older iPhones to a key Taiwanese supplier in a bid to avoid the loss of billions in revenue in China as a result of its never-ending  patent battle with Qualcomm.

In a note to clients — as noted by 9to5Mac — Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has significantly reduced his forecast for iPhone unit shipments in the upcoming quarters. In a new report today, Kuo says that lower demand for iPhone XR means he sees iPhone sales falling year-over-year “significantly.”

As noted by MacRumors, Apple Music can now be streamed on Amazon Echo speakers via Alexa in the United States, a few days ahead of schedule

AppleInsider reports that a copy of the first issue of Macworld bearing the rare signature of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has sold at auction, with the item far exceeding its estimate and selling for $47,775 when bidding ceased on Thursday. 

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.