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The 10 Biggest Apple News Stories Of 2019 (So Far)

From the launch of new hardware, to the settlement with Qualcomm, to the drop in iPhone sales, here are the top Apple stories from the first half of the year.

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Apple's Year So Far

Apple got off to a rocky start in 2019 with the company disclosing a surprise drop in iPhone sales on the second day of the year. Apple's response to the slowdown in its biggest revenue stream would dominate the first half of the year, with the Cupertino, Calif.-based company doubling down in its other hardware lines (including Mac and iPad); introducing a major push for new services; and laying the groundwork for a 5G iPhone by next year (via a legal settlement with chip maker Qualcomm).

Apple has also offered more signals that it's serious about the business market, including through expanded partnerships with tech industry and channel heavyweights. While the days of eye-popping growth for the iPhone appear to be over, Apple is showing a willingness to get more aggressive in going after non-iPhone market opportunities. And that may ultimately mean a more business-friendly Apple in the long run.

What follows is our roundup of the 10 biggest Apple news stories of 2019 so far.


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