News of Note—Apple’s event; California’s net neutrality; AT&T targeting cellphone traffickers

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

> Apple’s fall event will be held Sept. 12, and the company may announce a new Watch device with a bigger screen. 9to5 Mac article

> Boost founder Peter Adderton met with top FCC officials to discuss “his belief that the anticompetitive and harmful public impact of the proposed merger [of Sprint and T-Mobile] can be effectively mitigated by the divestiture of one of the prepaid brands and transfer of approximately 8 million customers to an independent operator.” FCC filing

> The state of California moved a step closer to passing stiff net neutrality legislation. Verge article

> Some Nashville residents have been waiting three years for Google Fiber services. Inside Towers article

> GreatCall, which is being purchased by Best Buy, introduced the new Jitterbug Smart2 for seniors. PhoneScoop article

> China’s Huawei showed off its new 7nm Kirin 980 processor the company says will compete against offerings from Qualcomm. Verge article

> According to what appears to be leaked lobbyist talking points, telecom industry executives are hoping to shift consumer sentiment away from internet companies like Facebook and Google. Techdirt article

> Qualcomm announced aptX Adaptive, its newest audio codec. PhoneScoop article

> T-Mobile is testing flying cell sites. MWL article

> AT&T and its Cricket business filed legal action against what they said are illegal cellphone traffickers. PhoneScoop article