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News round-up: 12 years of the iPhone charted (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. 

Saturday, June 29, is the 12th anniversary of the original iPhone launch. BankMyCell,  a site for comparing trade-in items for tech devices, has accumulated Google search trends, isolated by buyer and trade-in intent queries to chart 12 years the buzz of Apple fans around the world. To support the anniversary side of things, BankMy Cell has also created gallery slides and a long form image if you wish to simply showcase the evolution timeline of the iPhone for your reader’s nostalgia. You can see it live here.

Apple says its second Singapore store is set to open at Jewel Changi Airport on Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. (local time).

One Drop, which specializes in the development of digital therapeutics solutions for diabetes and other chronic conditions, says its wireless glucose monitoring system, One Drop | Chrome, is now available at select Apple stores in the U.S. Purchasers of the system also receive one year of unlimited diabetes coaching via One Drop’s award-winning mobile app.

JCPenney has reinstated Apple Pay at its stores after it had not offered the service for a number of months following a deadline from Visa.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the new Mac Pro unveiled earlier this month will be assembled by Quanta Computer in China.

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.