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TechCrunchAug 19, 2019
Developers accuse Apple of anti-competitive behavior with its privacy changes in iOS 13
A group of app developers have penned a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, arguing that certain privacy-focused changes to Apple's iOS 13 operating system will hurt their business. In a report by The Information, the developers were said to have accused Apple of anti-competitive behavior when it comes to how apps can access user […]

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacAug 19, 2019
At a private dinner, Tim Cook told Trump that his tariffs are hurting Apple and helping Samsung
Apple investors over the past few weeks have been particularly wary of looming tariff increases on a range of products imported from China. With some devices potentially subject to a tax as high as 25%, it's widely expected that Apple, when push comes to shove, will eat the tax as opposed to passing along the additional cost to consumers. Either way, Apple's bottom line is poised to take a hit.In the meantime, Apple has been lobbying hard to convince the Trump administration that tariffs might lead to a range of unintended consequences. During a June letter Apple sent to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, for example, the company argued that the tariffs would bolster competitors not based in the US."U.S. tariffs would also weigh on Apple's global competitiveness," Apple said. "The Chinese producers we compete with in global markets do not have a significant presence in the U.S. market, and so would not be impacted by U.S. tariffs. Neither would our other major non-U.S. competitors."A U.S. tariff would, therefore, tilt the playing field in favor of our global competitors," Apple added.This past Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook had dinner with President Donald Trump and laid out the same arguments in person. Commenting on the matter, Trump told reporters (via CNBC) that Cook made a "good case" arguing against tariffs given that a company like Samsung would be put in an advantageous position relative to Apple."I thought he made a very compelling argument,
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