News of Note—Apple’s bug, Google’s IoT purchase, Verizon’s prepaid pricing and more

news of note

Here are the other stories we’re chasing this morning:

> Apple said it will release an update that fixes a bug that’s crashing message apps on its iPhones. PhoneScoop article

> Google said it will purchase IoT firm Xively for about $50 million. Enterprise Cloud News article

> Apple said it will require app developers to support the company’s iPhone X. PhoneScoop article

> Research firm Strategy Analytics said Apple took about 51% of the world’s smartphone revenues in the fourth quarter. Release

> Verizon tweaked its prepaid pricing. PhoneScoop article

> The White House hired a new adviser for telecom issues. Mobile World Live article

> AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is again hinting that President Donald Trump’s dislike for CNN could be at the center of the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit to block AT&T’s $85 billion merger with Time Warner Inc. FierceVideo article

> Is network-focused Arris ready to give up the set-top crown? FierceCable article