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Apple Removes Vaping Apps from its App Store

Vaping is responsible for at least 42 deaths and more than 2,000 lung illnesses around US, the federal agency added

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FILE - Apple's App Store app is seen in Baltimore, MD., March 19, 2018. VOA

Apple has removed all apps relating to vaping from its App Store, citing warnings from experts who call vaping “a public health crisis” and “a youth epidemic.”

“We have updated our App Store Review Guidelines to reflect that apps encouraging or facilitating the use of these products are not permitted, as of today, these apps are no longer available to download” The Verge quoted an Apple spokeperson’s statement on Friday.

As per report,a total of 181 apps have been removed from the App Store, including games and companion apps that let users control things like lighting and heating on vaping devices.

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA

Meanwhile, Apple device users who have already downloaded the apps will be able to continue using them.

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Recently, experts ranging from the federal agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the American Heart Association have attributed a variety of lung injuries and fatalities to e-cigarette and vaping products.

Vaping is responsible for at least 42 deaths and more than 2,000 lung illnesses around US, the federal agency added. (IANS)

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Apple Plans to Unveil “Completely Wireless” iPhone

Furthermore, a note also mentions the five new phones that Apple will release in the year 2020

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Recently, the J.P. Morgan report claimed that in 2021, Apple could change how it releases iPhones. The iPhone maker could decide to release phones twice a year, instead of the single release in the fall. Pixabay

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed that Apple is planning to launch a “completely wireless” iPhone in 2021, suggesting that the iPhone maker is not switching to USB-C, but rather dropping the port entirely.

“Apple will create more differentiation between the highest-end and high-end models. It will benefit the shipment of the highest-end model and iPhone ASP. Among new 2H21 iPhone models, we expect that the highest-end model would cancel the [Lightning] port and provide the completely wireless experience,” Kuo said in a research note, MacRumors reported recently.

Furthermore, the note also mentions the five new phones that Apple will release in the year 2020.

One 6.7-inch high-end iPhone, two 6.1-inch iPhones and one entry-level 5.4-inch iPhone, each of which would also have support for Sub-6GHz and/or mmWave 5G.

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Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed that Apple is planning to launch a “completely wireless” iPhone in 2021, suggesting that the iPhone maker is not switching to USB-C, but rather dropping the port entirely. Pixabay

Kuo also expects a new iPhone SE to be coming sometime in the first half of 2020. It is expected to have a 4.7-inch display and mimic the size and design of the iPhone 8 with updated internals, and an updated single camera.

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Recently, the J.P. Morgan report claimed that in 2021, Apple could change how it releases iPhones. The iPhone maker could decide to release phones twice a year, instead of the single release in the fall. (IANS)