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Rumored MacBook health sensors, Huawei sues the US, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about rumored health sensors in MacBooks, Huawei suing the US government, and Facebook's claim again that they value users' privacy.

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AppleInsider editor Victor Marks and writer William Gallagher discuss:

  • Apple has a patent that places health sensors like you'd find on an Apple Watch into a MacBook palmrest. It makes complete sense to Victor, but William is concerned that it won't work with Mac Mini or iMac.
  • Wistron is expanding in India. There's a shortage of supply of phones produced in India, so this expansion may alleviate import taxes for Apple.
  • Facebook is making a claim on pivoting to protect privacy. William and Victor are a little skeptical. Just a little.
  • Huawei is suing the US government, claiming that it's unconstitutional for Congress to pass the 2018 NDAA forbidding government purchasing from buying Huawei products without evidence of wrong-doing.
  • Apple believes that students from kindergarten through 12th grade need coding proficiency. William brings up coding classes he's seen in schools in the UK that sound an awful lot like MIT Scratch language (dragging colorful blocks together in a graphical interface) and is firm that it isn't coding.
  • Half of all Apple hires in 2018 did not have a 4 year university degree. There's no breakdown on how many were corporate vs retail, but it's very interesting for what it might indicate about the necessity for higher education.


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