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Today was Apple Day, the charmed 24-hour period in which enough traffic is printed by curious would-be iPhone buyers to cover the cost of several staff salaries. There was a new watch, a new iPad, and several new phones, in multiple new colors. iPhone sales may be on the decline, and antitrust concerns are mounting, but from a business perspective Apple is still quite healthy.
Whether by coincidence or not, Apple Day happened to be a slow one for the old platforms-and-democracy beat. It was as if policymakers, academics, and Apple’s competitors all laid down their swords to compare cameras between the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro. (It is just as possible that policymakers still had their swords drawn, but all available reporters were…
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Author: Casey Newton