News of Note—iOS security updates, Alexa on smartwatches and more

news of note

Here are some of the stories we’re following today:

> Amazon announced its new “Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit,” which the company said will allow device makers to add Alexa to their headphones, smartwatches, fitness trackers and more. CNBC article

> Music producer Jimmy Iovine will leave Apple in August. Recode article

> During his tenure as Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook has presided over several notable major product delays. WSJ article

> FCC Chairman Ajit Pai won’t go to the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas because of death threats he received. Recode article

> Apple reported a record holiday season for app sales, noting it sold a record $300 million in App Store purchases on New Year’s Day. Release

> Apple disclosed how the “Spectre” and “Meltdown” CPU bugs affect its phones and computers. Engadget article