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Inside Apple (Mar 13th, 2018)

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Don’t expect Apple to buy Netflix or Disney, company VP Eddy Cue said. "Both Netflix and Disney are great partners of ours," Cue said at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. Cue said Apple has “not made huge acquisitions” in its history. In his reasoning, Cue cited hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, saying, "Skate to where the puck is going, not where it is." In addressing acquisitions, Cue said he saw Netflix as an app, and added that Apple didn’t know "anything about making television.” He said the company seeks more traditional television programming, noting that Google’s YouTube has dominated shorter content production. "We are completely all-in, but there's a difference. We are not after quantity, but quality,” he said. — CNBC

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Apple could be creating health-driven bands for its Watch line. The company received a patent last month for an Airpod-style charging case fit for a watch and multiple watch bands. The bands are said to not be fashion accessories, but instead are for monitoring health conditions such as blood pressure and blood glucose levels. Taking such measurements could require multiple bands, with each being created for a specific measure. Apple received a patent last year for a unique way of measuring blood pressure with the Watch. — QZ

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Apple is set to reveal its next generation iOS in June. The company will do so at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, held between June 4-8. Apple is rumored to be releasing apps that will work across devices in its ecosystem — ranging from iPhones, iPads and Macs. The company also is expected to introduce its Animoji to a new iPad that will feature a Face ID camera. Apple also could announce cheaper iPads and MacBooks at the conference. Developers can apply through March 22 for tickets, which will be distributed randomly on March 23. — THE VERGE

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Apple is taking over magazine subscription service Texture. The company announced the purchase Monday. In all, Texture offers 200 magazines to its users. The program works on Apple and Android devices, and will continue to work on both after the sale is complete. “We are committed to quality journalism from trusted sources and allowing magazines to keep producing beautifully designed and engaging stories for users,” Apple VP Eddy Cue said. Texture launched in 2010 and is considered the Netflix of magazines. — RECODE

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The Calendar 2 app, approved by Apple for download in its Mac App Store, offered extra features for users who let it mine crypto-coins in the background while making machines run slower. The creator of the app has since disabled the code, saying users worried about the “ethics” of mining. Apple hasn’t commented on why the app was approved. Users said an opt-out option failed to work and that the app had been using their machine’s processing power. — BBC

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App of the Day Tracker 

Apple's highest editorial/curatorial standard is its coveted "App of the Day." We've heard from many investors, developers, and entrepreneurs that they watch these obsessively to spot trends and rising companies. We're going to keep a running list of the prior week's apps that Apple has featured. Here's the latest list:

3/13 CBS Sports sports content (sports; free to download, in-app purchases)

3/12 TinyPoll polling tool for iMessage (lifestyle; free to download, in-app purchases)

3/11 NCAA March Madness Live annual basketball tournament (sports; free to download, in-app purchases)

3/9: Space Astronomy exploration (education; $2.99)

3/8: Present  Social networking for women (social networking; free to download, in-app purchases)

3/7: Flo  Period and ovulation tracker (health; free to download, in-app purchases)

3/6: Maven Clinic Digital clinic for women (medical; free to download, in-app purchases)

For more, check out our public App of the Day tracker.

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