Apple deletes WhatsApp, Threads from China app store on orders from Beijing — CNN

Apple has removed WhatsApp and Threads from its app store in China, following an order from the country’s internet watchdog, writes Juliana Liu.

Apple stops warning of ‘state-sponsored’ attacks, now alerts about ‘mercenary spyware’ — The Register

Apple is referring to the infection of devices with NSO Group's Pegasus spyware and other similar software, writes Laura Dobberstein.

Apple AI researchers boast useful on-device model that ‘substantially outperforms’ GPT-4 — 9to5Mac

In a newly published research paper, Apple’s AI gurus describe a system in which Siri can do much more than try to recognize what’s in an image, writes Zac Hall. 

Apple sued in a landmark iPhone monopoly lawsuit — CNN

The US Justice Department and more than a dozen states filed a blockbuster antitrust lawsuit against Apple on Thursday, accusing the giant company of illegally monopolizing the smartphone market, writes Brian Fung, Hannah Rabinowitz and Evan Perez.

Apple expands Restore Fund with $80M new investments from TSMC, Murata

Apple has announced that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Murata Manufacturing are joining as new investors in the Restore Fund, a project aimed at investing in carbon removal and ecosystem protection globally.