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Briefing: Apple underwhelms after hype,  Briefing: Apple underwhelms after hype, NZ investigates Chinese politician
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<li>Shares in Apple Inc dipped as markets absorbed a longer-than-expected delay in getting its much-hyped iPhone X (10) to market. Apple stock <a href="https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=aapl&amp;oq=aapl&amp;aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.1143j0j1&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;ie=UTF-8">opened about 1 per cent lower </a>in Europe on Monday after the launch at its new headquarters in Silicon Valley. <em>The Financial Times</em> <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/44d8547a-97ed-11e7-a652-cde3f882dd7b">report on the event</a> noted the company was testing the loyalty and patience of customers with a $999 price point and delivery forecast for November. With classical over-statement Apple chief executive Tim Cook, speaking in an auditorium named for founder Steve Jobs, said the X was <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-apple-iphone/apple-launches-999-iphone-x-in-bid-to-regain-innovation-lead-idUKKCN1BN0M5">"the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone"</a>.  <li>Shares in Apple Inc dipped as markets absorbed a longer-than-expected delay in getting its much-hyped iPhone X (10) to market. Apple stock <a href="https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=aapl&amp;oq=aapl&amp;aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.1143j0j1&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;ie=UTF-8">opened about 1 per cent lower </a>in Europe on Monday after the launch at its new headquarters in Silicon Valley. <em>The Financial Times</em> <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/44d8547a-97ed-11e7-a652-cde3f882dd7b">report on the event</a> noted the company was testing the loyalty and patience of customers with a $999 price point and delivery forecast for November. With classical over-statement Apple chief executive Tim Cook, speaking in an auditorium named for founder Steve Jobs, said the X was <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-apple-iphone/apple-launches-999-iphone-x-in-bid-to-regain-innovation-lead-idUKKCN1BN0M5">"the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone"</a>.
- Usually low-hype Silicon Valley technology and media site <em>Recode.com</em> <a href="https://www.recode.net/2017/9/12/16296630/apple-iphone-x-8-event-new-emojis-face-id-cost-order">described the features</a> of the new phone and its importance in the handset market. - Usually low-hype Silicon Valley technology and media site <em>Recode.com</em> <a href="https://www.recode.net/2017/9/12/16296630/apple-iphone-x-8-event-new-emojis-face-id-cost-order">described the features</a> of the new phone and its importance in the handset market.
- Apple also announced upgrades to its TV box, its Watch, and a new iPhone 8 incrementally improved handset. Again, Recode offers an <a href="https://www.recode.net/2017/9/12/16296050/live-updates-news-apple-iphone-8-x-event-products">assessment slightly less breathless than most.</a> - Apple also announced upgrades to its TV box, its Watch, and a new iPhone 8 incrementally improved handset. Again, Recode offers an <a href="https://www.recode.net/2017/9/12/16296050/live-updates-news-apple-iphone-8-x-event-products">assessment slightly less breathless than most.</a>
- Samsung earlier <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-samsung-elec-smartphone/samsung-says-galaxy-note-8-pre-orders-highest-among-note-series-idUKKCN1BN054">noted strong sales</a> for its new Note with with the Galaxy 8 incorporates comparable features to the new iPhone but is already in the market. - Samsung earlier <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-samsung-elec-smartphone/samsung-says-galaxy-note-8-pre-orders-highest-among-note-series-idUKKCN1BN054">noted strong sales</a> for its new Note with with the Galaxy 8 incorporates comparable features to the new iPhone but is already in the market.
<em>What do you think of the new iPhone and its impact? Go to TALK at the top right of the page.</em></li> <em>What do you think of the new iPhone and its impact? Go to TALK at the top right of the page.</em></li>
<li>New Zealand seldom breaks into the world political and espionage agenda but the <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/64991ca6-9796-11e7-a652-cde3f882dd7b"><em>Financial Times</em></a> and l<a href="https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2017/09/13/46657/national-mp-trained-by-chinese-spies">ocal news site Newsroom</a> broke a story on a leading Chinese-born figure in the governing National Party, saying he was under investigation by the national security service for his links to Chinese intelligence. <em>The Newsroom link is free to users, the FT link may be behind a paywall. </em>With the country in the middle of an election campaign and Chinese investment and influence a big issue, the story has rocked politics there.</li>  <li>New Zealand seldom breaks into the world political and espionage agenda but the <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/64991ca6-9796-11e7-a652-cde3f882dd7b"><em>Financial Times</em></a> and l<a href="https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2017/09/13/46657/national-mp-trained-by-chinese-spies">ocal news site Newsroom</a> broke a story on a leading Chinese-born figure in the governing National Party, saying he was under investigation by the national security service for his links to Chinese intelligence. <em>The Newsroom link is free to users, the FT link may be behind a paywall. </em>With the country in the middle of an election campaign and Chinese investment and influence a big issue, the story has rocked politics there.</li>
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<h1>What we're reading and watching</h1> <h1>What we're reading and watching</h1>
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<li>A <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/trapped-between-israel-and-hamas-gazas-wasted-generation-is-going-nowhere/2017/08/06/47b8bf42-5c18-11e7-aa69-3964a7d55207_story.html?utm_term=.d2236a1fb08a">"wasted generation"</a> is the <em>Washington Post</em>'s investigation on the lives of young Palestinian people in Gaza. Reading it gives a sense of the gloom and lack of faith in any meaningful future.</li>  <li>A <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/trapped-between-israel-and-hamas-gazas-wasted-generation-is-going-nowhere/2017/08/06/47b8bf42-5c18-11e7-aa69-3964a7d55207_story.html?utm_term=.d2236a1fb08a">"wasted generation"</a> is the <em>Washington Post</em>'s investigation on the lives of young Palestinian people in Gaza. Reading it gives a sense of the gloom and lack of faith in any meaningful future.</li>
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