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People sit on benches near an advertisement for the Huawei Technologies Co. Mate 20 smartphone outside an Apple Inc. store in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg

Apple to update iPhone software after threat of China ban

Responding to a recent Chinese court order instructing Apple to stop sales of its iPhones in China, Apple said it will release an operating system update next week to avoid potential compliance issues in an ongoing patent dispute, according to a statement on Friday from the Cupertino, California-