Welcome to issue #68 of zCupertino.

Since you heard last from me:

  • Someone built an app to try shoes on using AR, and the response won’t disappoint you,
  • Tim Cook shared a photo,
  • Apple Watch survived 6 months in the sea. Congrats!

Read along for many more interesting Apple-related news!

Lukasz Pikor



iPhone & iPad

…and oranges

Amazon: Alexa and a Streaming Platform

While Music Business Worldwide reported Amazon is preparing a high fidelity music streaming service, Bloomberg published a piece on another privacy drawback you’re exposed to as an owner of Alexa.

An Inc. team auditing Alexa users’ commands has access to location data and can, in some cases, easily find a customer’s home address, according to five employees familiar with the program. (…)

Team members with access to Alexa users’ geographic coordinates can easily type them into third-party mapping software and find home residences, according to the employees, who signed nondisclosure agreements barring them from speaking publicly about the program.