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News bites – the stories you may have missed

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!

Apple could be set to launch VR headset in person

Apple is said to be aiming to announce its heavily rumored VR headset some time over the next several months. After a solid year of conducting virtual events, Apple is apparently planning to announce its ambitious ‘mixed reality’ headset in front of a live audience. Given that this would arguably be the company’s biggest new product gamble since the Apple Watch, it would make sense for Apple to break its live event duck in this fashion. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is working hard to get its employees, the media, developers and partners into one room for the launch of its new venture.

Happy Birthday, Apple

Apple is officially middle aged, having turned 45 years old on April 1st. It was on this date in 1976 that Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and the often forgotten Ronald Wayne (who sold his shares for just $800 after 12 days – oops) founded the company in order to produce and sell Wozniak’s bold new Apple I personal computer. The rest, as they say, is history. Apple’s Current CEO Tim Cook marked the occasion with a quote from his predecessor and late friend Steve Jobs: “It’s been an amazing journey so far, yet we have barely begun.”

Adobe launches Design Mobile Bundle

One of the biggest and most important creativity app developers on the App Store has made a major new app bundle available at a knock-down price. Adobe’s Design Mobile Bundle incorporates Photoshop, Illustrator, Fresco, Spark Post, and Creative Cloud, all for just $15/month. That’s half the price it would normally cost to buy each separately. You also get access to services like Adobe Fonts, Behance, and Portfolio, plus 100 GB of storage as part of the bundle. Better sharpen those Apple Pencils. Not literally, of course.

Android reportedly shares 20x more data than iOS

A new report has found that Android shares 20 times more data with Google than iOS does with Apple. Doug Leith, a professor of computer science at Trinity College Dublin, found that both mobile operating systems are continuously collecting handset data, even when their respective devices are idle. However, Leith claims that Android snaffles up to 20 times more information than its rival. Google has rejected the findings of the report, claiming that  it had discovered “flaws in the researcher’s methodology”, and that the results were out “by an order of magnitude”.

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