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News round-up: EU antitrust chief is scrutinizing Apple Pay (and more)

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

European Union antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager has begun scrutinizing Apple Pay, and antitrust regulators in the Netherlands and France are concerned, too. In Germany, a law that kicks in Jan. 1 could force Apple to open up its payments technology more for competitors, according to Bloomberg.

Apple TV+ has renewed Little America for a second season even though it’s not aired. The series “will go beyond the headlines to look at the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America, when they’re more relevant now than ever,” according to Apple.

MacRumors says the first orders of the new Mac Pro have begun shipping and are set to be delivered on Friday. 

There’s a big brouhaha (or two) between Apple and the U.S. government regarding iPhone encryption, digital rights management, and more. Read all about it here and here.

According to Reuters, Apple supplier Japan Display plans to receive up to 90 billion yen (about $830 million) in financial support from Japanese asset manager Ichigo Asset Management. Ichigo will join Apple and Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer Wistron Corp in bailing out the advanced liquid crystal display (LCD) maker.

In a note to clients — as noted by MarketWatch — Credit Suisse analysts say China iPhone sales dropped 35.4% last month.

Asymco thinks AirPods will soon overtake the $4 billion quarterly revenue that Apple saw at the peak of iPod in 2007.

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.