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Apple Daily Report: Apple Watch 4 pre-orders better than expected (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.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a research note — obtained by MacRumors — outlining his opinions about first-weekend pre-orders for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4. He says pre-orders for the XS are lackluster as folks are going with the bigger XS Max or waiting for the lower priced iPhone XR. Kuo says Apple Watch Series 4 pre-orders have been “better than expected,” as a result of new innovative functions, such as electrocardiogram support.

The Apple Watch, AirPods, and some other Apple products will be exempted from a proposed $200 billion tariff on Chinese goods, reports Bloomberg

A security researcher has found a bug in WebKit that can cause a kernel panic on an iOS device, prompting a restart of an affected iPhone or iPad, by exploiting a vulnerability in the rendering engine using just 15 lines of code in a webpage. 

An estimated 51 million people in the U.S. are now paying monthly subscriptions for music streaming services — nearly double the number of subscribers at the end of 2016, according to research by MusicWatch that was provided exclusively to Billboard.

According to iMore, Apple has optimized iPhone display calibration. Beginning Sept. 17, 3D Touch Calibration Fixtures will no longer be required to complete display repairs for iPhone 6s and later. This means repair centers will no longer use calibration hardware when conducting screen repairs for those phones.

Apple’s decision to include eSIMs into the iPhone XS/Max and iPhone XR will dramatically accelerate adoption of the technology, according to a new report from ABI Research.

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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.