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News round-up: Apple looks to raise $7 billion through bond sales (and more)

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, we’ll frequently offer a wrap-up of news items you should check out.

Apple is looking to raise $7 billion through a sale of bonds set to price later on Wednesday, IFR reported, the company’s first such issue since November 2017. The debt sale helps Apple refinance roughly $2 billion of debt that’s scheduled to mature this year in addition to much of the $10 billion it has coming due in 2020, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Looser restrictions in India could attract companies such as Apple away from China. And if Apple can increase its market share in India, it could drive $4.6 billion in sales over the next few years, according to an analyst at Evercore ISI.

The 2019 iPhones are almost certainly going to be announced during an event next week, and now the rumor mill says there’s a good chance that an updated Apple TV might join them on-stage. 

An exposed server with more than 419 million records from Facebook users has been discovered online, reports TechCrunch

Apple has released the second developer betas of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1, as well as a ninth beta version tvOS 13. The interesting thing about the first two betas is that Apple hasn’t yet released iOS 13 or iPadOS 13.

In Take Control of Catalina, Scholle McFarland starts us on the path to getting the most out of Apple’s latest macOS. On the latest MacVoices, she talks about what to expect when you first boot up the new 64-bit operating system, how to use Sidecar to get the best performance and outlines some new Continuity features. She also gives is a look at some of the enhancements to Notes and Reminders, and talks about the “bundlerific” deal from Take Control.

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.