Smartphones

Apple's plan to lock in customers gets stronger

Apple's Arcade service relies on an Apple device and is probably most appealing if you have several of them.
Apple's Arcade service relies on an Apple device and is probably most appealing if you have several of them. Screenshot: Apple.com

Many of Apple's latest products and services share a common goal for the company: increasing customers' dependence on the iPhone. As Apple prepares to unveil its latest generation of iPhones on Tuesday, this "ecosystem" strategy is more pronounced than ever.

Why it matters: With the smartphone market stalling, Apple needs to find other ways to make money while also maintaining its share of the market. This approach serves both goals.

Ex-FCC head: Huawei fears obscure broader threats to 5G security

The Huawei logo on a phone.
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There's important work to be done in securing 5G, the next generation of wireless service, former Federal Communications Commission chair Tom Wheeler told Axios. And not all of it stems from China's most controversial telecommunications equipment company.

What they're saying: "All the attention that’s being paid to Huawei, all of the furor, all of the upheaval, has masked the broader issue of the new set of threats that 5G presents," Wheeler said.