An image from Apple WWDC 2019.

Welcome to a new series on Android Authority which gives a rundown of the latest news related to Android’s primary competitor, Apple. This is an easy way for Android fans to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in mobile outside the Android world.

The week in Apple news was dominated mostly by the 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). You can read our full coverage of the WWDC keynote here (as well as our gripes with the presentation here). While WWDC was the main thing going on all week, there was plenty of news — and plenty of rumors — from outside the confines of the San Jose convention center.

We heard about how Pokémon Go will no longer work on the Apple Watch, as well as saw some hints about an upcoming tracker device from Apple, similar to Tile trackers. We also found out that LG’s production of OLED panels for iPhones is on hold for the time being.

See the roundup below for all the latest!


The top Apple news stories of the past week:

  • iTunes is dead on Macs but not on Windows: One of the biggest bits of news from WWDC is the unraveling of iTunes on macOS computers. While iTunes’ days are over on Macs, it will live on in Windows, where Apple admits there will be no changes.
  • No more Pokémon Go on the Apple Watch: Niantic will cease supporting its flagship game on all versions of the Apple Watch on July 1. Instead, Niantic encourages Apple Watch users to use Adventure Sync which collects data from third-party apps.
  • LG may have halted production of 2019 iPhone OLED displays: According to The Korea Herald, an LG factory is temporarily shutting down due to “technical glitches.” It’s rumored this factory is developing OLED panels for the 2019 crop of iPhones.
  • Apple could be planning to launch a personal tracker: You know those popular Tile devices you snap onto things in case they get lost or stolen? Apple might be working on something like that, possibly called the Apple Tag according to code within iOS 13.
  • iOS developers are coming for Apple because of App Store policies: Various iOS developers filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple due to what they perceive as the “profit-killing” policies of the Apple App Store. Previously, the Supreme Court said lawsuits like this could go forward.
  • NYC gang stole $19 million worth of iPhones: According to Quartz, a New York City-based fraud ring used identity theft to steal $19 million worth of iPhones over the span of several years.

Thinking about making the switch?

If you are currently an Apple user thinking about making the switch to Android, we have multiple articles and guides that can help you with that process. Despite how it might seem, moving from iOS to Android is easier than ever, and many of the services and systems on iOS have similar or even the same counterparts on Android.

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The best place to start would be our guide on how to switch from iPhone to Android, which goes over all the basics. We also have more specific guides, such as how to transfer your calendar from iPhone to Android. We also have app guides that will give you the best alternatives to iOS staples, such as our list of best alternatives to FaceTime on Android.

If you’re looking for a great Android device to replace your iPhone, consult our list of the best Android smartphones available now.

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