Apple to unveil new iPhones
Apple is expected to hold an event in September in which it will unveil not only new models of the iPhone, but revamped iPads, a new Mac laptop, and give details on other new products that could be on store shelves in the coming weeks.
Among the items Apple is expected to show off are two new versions of the iPhone that are described as “Pro” iPhones that will replace the current top-of-the-line iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and a third iPhone to replace iPhone XR.
The new iPhone prices will likely be a topic of conversation, as the iPhone XS models currently start at $729 and run up to $1,179. Based on those prices, it’s possible that the “Pro” iPhones could come with a base price of $1,000.
CEO resigns after investigation
The chief executive of Overstock.com resigned Thursday, saying he was “far too controversial” after disclosing he had aided in a “deep state” investigation into the 2016 election and was romantically involved with a Russian agent.
Patrick Byrne had led the e-commerce retailer for two decades.
“Though patriotic Americans are writing me in support, my presence may affect and complicate all manner of business relationships,” he told shareholders in a letter Thursday.
YouTube disables 200 channels
Google said Thursday it had taken down more than 200 channels posting on protests in Hong Kong on its video-streaming site YouTube. It’s the latest technology firm to strike back against Chinese-backed efforts to influence clashes over the future of the region’s fragile democracy. Google removed the channels after discovering they “behaved in a coordinated manner while uploading videos related to the months-long unrest in Hong Kong,” the company said in a blog post.