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Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: Can Apple contain the crowds for its next China launch?, the murky grading process for EPEAT, checking in on the in-app purchase hack, and why people visit Apple stores.

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With so many people writing about Apple, finding the best stories and reports isn’t easy. Here’s our daily pick of stories about the company from around the Web that you shouldn’t miss:

  • Both the white iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S launches in China were nightmares, from a security and crowd-control perspective. The Wall Street Journal asks if Apple learned from those chaotic incidents, and whether it is sufficiently prepared for tomorrow’s much-anticipated third-generation iPad launch in the country.
  • Ars Technica looks into the arguments for and against Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina display nabbing an EPEAT Gold rating.
  • Apple is still sorting out how to battle a hack that lets users bypass the payment step of downloading some in-app purchase content, according to The Next Web.
  • The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Apple is building another, smaller facility on its property in Maiden, N.C. right next to its massive data center and supporting fuel cell farm.
  • Ron Johnson isn’t in charge of Apple retail stores anymore now that he’s CEO of J.C. Penney, but he still has insight on why so many people visit Apple stores. Cult of Mac rounds up some of his quotes from a conference this week.

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