🎉 Good morning! It’s The Day Of The iPhone, with Apple’s launch kicking off approximately six hours after you get this email. The rumors and leaks are really flowing now, but we’ll cover what actually happened and what it all means tomorrow.
The main thing? Don’t let anyone you love buy an iPhone today.
Whew. Late yesterday, 50 U.S. states launched an unprecedented antitrust investigation into Google’s “potential monopolistic behavior,” with a focus on the search giant's dominance in digital advertising.
What it means:
What other companies are saying:
A dog in the race:
🍎 Rumor report: iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max: Price, specs and features expected later today (CNET).
🗺 Ahead of Apple’s big iOS 13 changes, Facebook has detailed how its app collects and uses background location data from smartphones (newsroom.fb.com). Here’s background info from TechCrunch on why Facebook is worried.
🔥 Meanwhile, this is a must-read: on how Apple monopolised its App Store. Great and damning stuff from The New York Times, and not published coincidentally.
🆕 Google Play Pass is officially a thing, and it’s ‘coming soon’: app subscription service now confirmed (Android Authority).
💸 Sony Xperia 5 pre-orders now open in US and Europe: $799 (Android Authority).
🎮 You’ll be able to try out Google Stadia for free, eventually (Android Authority).
📂 These are the first apps to take advantage of the Galaxy Fold: Amazon Prime Video, Facebook, and more (Android Authority).
🔒 Hands-on: Vivaldi for Android is a privacy-respecting Chrome alternative (Android Authority).
📺 BET Plus launches Sept. 19 for $10 a month – Here’s everything we know (Android Authority). (And no, this has nothing to do with gambling, BET stands for Black Entertainment Television.)
💲 How to make money on Fiverr as a creative professional (Android Authority). This continues Adam’s series about how he found his way as a freelancer, making money through side hustles.
📺 LG’s 2019 OLED TVs are getting Nvidia G-Sync support (The Verge).
😶 Taylor Swift 'tried to sue' Microsoft over the infamously corrupted and eventually racist chatbot, TayTweets (BBC).
👉 “I just got an email containing all of my account passwords” (r/nostupidquestions). Worth your time for explaining these scams, and what might happen next.
Yet another(!) great data race chart this week showing the smartphone OS worldwide market share from 2007 to 2019, via YouTube channel Data Is Beautiful:
Thanks for reading!
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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