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Apple's simple solution to patent dispute
Delete the Apple Watch's Blood Oxygen app!
Apple found an incredibly simple way to sidestep the complex patent case that triggered an import and sales ban on new Apple Watch models.
Showing a cleverness and cunning that Steve Jobs would be proud of, Tim Cook stepped in and came up with a sly but simple solution.
And while the wearables are back on sale after a temporary pause, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on watchOS updates for a while.
Also in today’s newsletter:
Marking the birthday of one of history’s greatest orators, Apple is offering a free download of The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr. on Apple Books — a collection of King’s stirring speeches and sermons.
Replace your worthless Apple TV remote with this multibutton wonder. It’s a lot easier to use and much less likely to disappear down the couch cushions.
You’re gonna need that remote to fire up the last episode of season four of For All Mankind — it was supposedly great. “Holy sh*t, that For All Mankind finale,” wrote one of our writers in Slack. “If Apple doesn’t announce season five tomorrow, I’m going to lose half my hair.”
This is a cool alarm clock.
It’s true: Monitor arms will transform your setup from meh to mighty.
— Leander Kahney, EIC.
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Tweetz o’ the day
Dr. King wrote that “because of our involvement in humanity we must be concerned about every human being.” Today, we celebrate his life, honor his legacy, and aspire to walk in his footsteps.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook)
Jan 15, 2024
The Spigen Cryo Armor is about to be the best selling case of all time.
— Rjey (@RjeyTech)
Jan 13, 2024
One more thing ...
Some people say, “Give the customers what they want.” But that’s not my approach. Our job is to figure out what they’re going to want before they do. I think Henry Ford once said, “If I’d asked customers what they wanted, they would have told me, ‘A faster horse!’ ” People don’t know what they want until you show it to them. That’s why I never rely on market research. Our task is to read things that are not yet on the page.
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