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Apple's iPhone XR and iPhone 8 get big price cuts
If you're not jumping straight into the future with Apple's new iPhone 11 family, picking up a slightly older model is one way to upgrade without spending a lot of money. Now that the new phones have been announced you can pick up the previous gen for even less, now that price cuts have been announced for the iPhone 8 and iPhone XR. The two year-old iPhone 8 now starts at $449 without any sales or discounts, while last year's mainstream model, the XR is available for $599.
Apple has reportedly asked that President Donald Trump's tariffs, which went into effect Sept. 1, be waived for Apple Watch , iPhone and other products or parts that are imported from China. According to a Friday report from , Apple filed requests on Thursday for 11 products or parts to be excluded from 15% duties. In the case of tariffs, a is a kind of indirect tax that's imposed by the government on special commodities, goods and more that are imported or exported.
The tech giant is also reportedly looking to avoid tariffs on other products, like the HomePod ; the Beats Pill Plus wireless speaker; AirPods and Beats wireless earbuds; the iPhone smart battery case ; charging cases for AirPods and the PowerBeats; the storage components for the Mac Pro ; and the batteries for the iPhone and MacBook , Bloomberg reported.
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New starting prices range from the $449 iPhone 8 to the $1,099 iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The company previously for its new in July, but that Apple should make its products in the US. The were the next electronics to come into question under the tariffs.
The effect of tariffs on has been up in the air. In June, the company said tariffs against China would hurt Apple's economic competitiveness and reduce the amount of money it contributes to the US economy.
Canteen: Defender of Rights wants to end access discrimination
According to a report released Thursday, Human Rights Defender Jacques Toubon calls for an end to discrimination in access to the canteen.
Rights Defender Jacques Toubon calls to end, accentuated by disparities in tariffs decided by local authorities with unequal financial capacity, according to a report released Thursday. While catering is a compulsory administrative public service in secondary education, it is an optional service in primary education, says the report.
This situation leads to disparities between municipalities, which do not have the same resources. But these disparities are reflected in the rates charged: "For families with modest incomes, enrollment in the canteen requires a proportionally higher effort rate than for wealthy families and is often too expensive," says the report."40% of children from disadvantaged families" would not eat in the canteen
Jacques Toubon wants the rates to be adapted to make "effective the right to the school canteen". "The development of poverty contributes to weakening access to this public service," he explains. While "40% of children from disadvantaged families" would not eat, against "17% of students from higher socio-professional categories", some parents have difficulty paying canteen bills that average 400 euros a year.
The report also refers to the case of Roma families whose children "were paid the rate corresponding to persons outside the municipality", or children excluded due to unpaid bills. Jacques Toubon welcomes the upcoming application of the meal to one euro for the most disadvantaged primary students, while recalling that this measure - announced by the government in April - is already effective in some communities.A reflection on the "generalization of the meal of substitution"
Finally, the Defender of the rights calls. The replacement vegetarian meal, offered as a dish containing pork - impure meat for Jews and Muslims, has been the subject of much debate in recent years.
The choice of menus in the canteens being the responsibility of the communes, several mayors had tried to put an end to these menus of substitution, no legislative text requiring them to adapt the meals to the various dietary prohibitions. More than 8 million students are enrolled in the canteen in France, all grades combined, including 4.8 million in primary.
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