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January 15, 2024, 12:25 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources detail the Apple Vision Pro's extensive in-store sales process, including a fitting, calibration, and an employee-guided demo lasting up to 25 minutes  —  The company is preparing an extensive sales pitch for the $3,499 device, including a demo lasting as long as 25 minutes.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Filing: as part of the Masimo patent fight, US CBP decides that Apple can avoid a ban and sell the Apple Watch Series 9 by removing its pulse oximetry features  —  The U.S. Customs agency has handed down its decision on whether Apple's proposed redesign of the Apple Watch Series 9 …
Max Tani / Semafor:
Apple's September 2023 change to how its Podcasts app automatically downloads episodes dramatically cut the download numbers for some of the biggest podcasts  —  Apple has quietly tightened its reporting of how many people listen to podcasts, sending shock waves through an embattled audio …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple plans to move a San Diego-based Data Operations Annotations team, responsible for improving Siri's accuracy, to Austin; sources say 121 staff are impacted  —  - Company will relocate key Siri data operations group to Austin  — Employees who can't transfer or find other jobs will be let go
Emma Park / Financial Times:
How some artists are incorporating DALL-E, Midjourney, and other AI tools into their work, while others remain anxious about AI's impact on their livelihoods  —  Forward-thinking designers are willing to embrace the technology — without relinquishing human creativity's central role

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