Apple asks FCC to keep ‘legally sustainable protections’ in place in first net neutrality comment 

Apple has officially broken its silence on the net neutrality debate. In with a new comment, Apple has asked the FCC (via Recode) to “retain strong, enforceable open internet protections” that advance consumer choice, no paid fast lanes, transparency, competition, and investment and innovation. more… 9to5Mac

Tim Cook pens employee email in wake of Hurricane Harvey, says Apple has donated $2M to relief efforts

Apple CEO Tim Cook this week penned a company-wide email in wake of Hurricane Harvey. In the email, obtained by BuzzFeed, Cook said that “the storm’s impact is felt by all of us” as Texas is home to some 8,700 Apple employees and outlined Apple’s efforts to help… more… 9to5Mac

Report: iPhone 8 wireless charging to use slower 7.5W Qi standard as new L-shaped PCB surfaces

Macotakara is the latest publication to report the inclusion of wireless charging in the iPhone 8, set to be announced next month. The Japanese site notes that Apple has opted to use the slower standard charging profile, which means the inductive charging will run at 7.5W, about half the speed of the latest Qi 1.2 […]