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News round-up: Tax changes will affect Apple App Store prices in Japan (and more)

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

In a note on its Developer Portal, Apple says that starting in October, the Japan Consumption Tax (JCT) will increase from 8% to 10%, resulting in a price increase for apps on the App Store and in-app purchases (excluding auto-renewable subscriptions) in Japan. 

As noted by Variety, a mysterious AVID issue is knocking out Mac Pro workstations across Hollywood.

Apple Arcade, Apple’s streaming gaming service, went live in the tvOS 13 beta golden master build that was seeded yesterday.

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — a Jefferies analyst says Investors are being too conservative in their guesses of how much impact 5G will have on the iPhone’s sales in the coming years.

The retail store of Apple Columbia in Columbia, Maryland will reopen in a new, larger space on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. (local time).

After spending the weekend working with both their new iPhones 11 and iOS 13.0, David Ginsburg of In Touch with iOS and host Chuck Joiner discuss their model choices, how they upgraded, and what their first impressions are on the new MacVoices. They review their selections of cases and screen protectors, comment on the Super Retina XDR display, and talk about new iOS 13 features, especially in relation to the Apple Watch.

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.