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News bites – the stories you may have missed (2 December 2022)

Plenty of Apple, iPhone, and iPad news gets released every single day – but we know you’re busy, so we’ve got your back. Here, we’ve picked out some of the most important stories from the past week or so and summarized them for easy digestion. You’re welcome.

Let’s take a quickfire look at some of the most interesting recent headlines of late. As ever, click through to read the full stories if you want to know more!

Elon Musk and Tim Cook hug it out

Elon Musk and Tim Cook have had an uneasy relationship of late, but after things came to a head this week over the suggestion that Apple might pull Twitter from the App Store, the two CEOs met up to hash things out. After giving the new Twitter owner a tour of Apple HQ, Musk came away reassured. “Good conversation,” tweeted Musk. “Among other things, we resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store. Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing so.”

Don’t expect to get an iPhone 14 Pro for Christmas

Expect severe shortages of the iPhone 14 Pro this Christmas. That’s the message being conveyed by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has made the alarming assertion that the company will ship “15–20 million units less than expected” over the final stretch of the year. The reason for this is the ongoing protests at supplier Foxconn’s Zhengzhou iPhone plant due to China’s strict Covid lockdown. If you haven’t ordered your iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max yet, you probably won’t get one before 2023.

Apple Disney acquisition rumours dismissed

The idea of Apple acquiring Disney has been floated numerous times over the years, with the two companies having shared a number of board members (including, most notably, Steve Jobs) and a certain wholesome vibe. Those rumors are back again after Bob Iger (also a former Apple board member) took up the Disney CEO position once again. However, Iger himself has dismissed the rumors, calling them “pure speculation” during a recent town hall meeting.

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