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Recode Daily: Apple says it’s going to sell lots of new iPhones this fall

Plus, Verizon and AT&T are big and slow, and replacing emails with phone calls can be fun.

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Apple thinks the new iPhones it rolls out this fall will be a big hit. That’s the takeaway from Apple’s fiscal Q3 earnings, which suggest that Apple is very confident about its Q4 report, which should include sales of new phones in September. Also of note: Apple’s services business — which includes App Store revenue — is growing really fast. And iPad sales are up for the first time in three years. [Dan Frommer, Rani Molla / Recode]

Podcast creator/network Gimlet Media raised $15 million, and is worth $70 million. Those are modest numbers by current media funding standards, but it’s a big deal for the podcast industry, which is fast-growing but nascent. [Peter Kafka / Recode]

SoundCloud is raising another round of funding from Raine Group and Temasek Holdings, in an attempt to stabilize the music streaming service. SoundCloud has been having money problems for a long time, so this may not be the last one of these. [Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg]

Facebook is working on its own video chat device, because why not? It’s also working on its own version of Amazon’s Echo smart speaker. See above. [Mark Gurman, Sarah Frier / Bloomberg]

Verizon and AT&T are the biggest mobile networks, and the slowest mobile networks. That’s not a coincidence. Blame the new push to unlimited data plans. [Rani Molla / Recode]

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This is Cool

What happened when I replied “Call me” to every email I got for a week
Pretty good Rorschach test: For some of you, the notion of replacing emails with actual, live phone calls sounds like torture. For others, it may represent a delightful retreat to yesteryear. Either way, you’ll cut down on your emoji usage. [Allen Gannett / Fast Company]

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