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News round-up: UK broadband provider offering Apple TV 4K with new sign-ups (and more)

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 made another deal to supply its Apple TV set-top boxes as replacements for cable boxes. UK broadband provider EE says it will scrap its current set-top box offering to a new broadband plan that includes a free Apple TV 4K.

Apple recalled about 432,000 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops due to overheating batteries that could spark a fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says.

On June 25, it was reported that Publicis Groupe Chief Creative Officer Nick Law is leaving the company to take an as-yet-unidentified post at Apple. Now AdWeek says he’ll be vice president of marketing communications integration, or “marcom” and will be tasked with leading Apple’s digital-first approach among its marketing and communication teams.

According to AppleInsider, in order to take advantage of the Huawei ban, Apple increased production of iPhones across the entire quarter that concludes at the end of June, Cowen analysts said in report issued on Thursday.

An 87-year-old woman in Kennebunk, Maine, credits her Apple Watch for helping save her life after a car crash.

Ivan Krstic, head of Apple Security Engineering and Architecture, will give a talk on “Behind the Scenes of iOS and Mac Security” on Saturday, Aug. 8, at at the Blackhat USA 2019 security conference.

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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.