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Apple Daily Report: Tim Cook to deliver keynote address at Tulane commencement (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 CEO Tim Cook will deliver the keynote address to Tulane University graduates at the university’s commencement on May 18 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. 

In a support document outlining the security content of iOS 12.1.4, Apple credited both 14-year-old Grant Thompson of Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson, Arizona and Daven Morris of Arlington, Texas, for reporting the recent Group FaceTime exploit.

As noted by AppleInsider, AT&T is being taken to court by Sprint over its use of the “5G E” symbol for when iPhones and other smartphones connect to AT&T’s mobile network. Sprint’s lawsuit says AT&Tr is tricking customers into thinking they are on a 5G network when they’re really on 4G LTE. 

Apple has posted three new Memoji ads on its YouTube channel featuring Ariana Grande, Khalid, and Florida Georgia Line. 

In a note to clients — as noted by 9to5Mac — industry analyst Toni Sacconaghi from Bernstein, says the average iPhone upgrade time has increased to four years, up from three years in fiscal 2018.

As noted by MacRumors, Apple has begun selling refurbished 2018 models of the MacBook Air and Mac mini for the first time, although availability is currently limited to Europe.

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.