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News round-up: British Airways deploying 15,000 iPhone XRs (and more)

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

British Airways says every member of its 15,000 cabin crew will receive an iPhone XR in latest phase of multi-million pounds investment in technology and training. New phones are part of initiative to empower cabin crew to deliver personalized customer service to customers.

According to AppleInsider, after nearly three years in print, Apple appears to have halted sales of “Designed by Apple in California,” a massive photo book that chronicles 20 years of the company’s iconic consumer electronic designs. It came in $200 and $300 editions.

Apple has posted a support document explaining how to keep your titanium Apple Card in pristine condition.

Apple has begun accepting pre-orders for its Powerbeats Pro wireless headphones in Ivory, Moss, and Navy on its online Apple Store. 

A boutique fashion store has accused an Apple subsidiary of illegally charging Illinois sales tax on exempt business operations software, in a proposed class action filed Wednesday in an Illinois federal court, according to Law360 (a subscription is required to read the entire article).

French President Emmanuel Macron, who will defend a global tax on tech giants like Apple at this weekend’s G7 meeting, on Wednesday criticized a “crazy” system that gives firms a “permanent tax haven status,” reports The Local.

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.