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The news this week has rightfully been dominated by George Floyd, protests in the U.S., and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. It's no surprise then that much of our Apple news this week comes through this lens, as Apple took to making statements, suspending Apple Music for a day and more, all in support of the cause. In between, we heard about a big potential change in the next iPad, a new stock record, and more. Here's all the Apple news you should have read this week.

Apple closes retail stores... again

Apple Store MinneapolisSource: @Ben Goggin

Unfortunately, protests about George Floyd and police brutality in the U.S. have been marred by rioting, violence, and looting. Following attacks on several Apple stores, Apple decided to close some stores, in particular ones damaged by looters.

Riots, looting push Apple and others to shut down retail stores ... again

"We must do more"

Tim CookSource: Apple

Tim Cook sent a memo to all Apple employees, describing the killing of George Floyd as senseless, and saying that Apple must do more.

Tim Cook says "we must do more" in memo to employees about George Floyd

Black Out Tuesday

Apple MusicSource: iMore

Apple changed the programming of Apple Music in solidarity with 'Black Out Tuesday', playing a curated playlist of music by black artists.

Apple Music observing 'Black Out Tuesday' to support #BlackLivesMatter

Apple News+ Audio

Apple News AudioSource: 9to5Mac

A new audio feature for Apple News+ stories has been spotted in the latest iOS 13 beta.

Apple News+ Audio feature leaked in iOS 13.5.5 beta

USB-C iPad Air

iPad Pro USB-CSource: iMore

A new report suggests the new iPad Air might feature USB-C.

New report claims the next iPad Air will switch to USB-C just like iPad Pro

A new record

Apple Park photo of the side of the main buildingSource: Apple

Apple's share price broke a new record of nearly $328 on Friday. The landmark also represents a full recovery from Apple's COVID-19 induced slide, which began in February.

Apple share price cracks new all-time high marking full recovery from COVID-19 slide

Open letter

Tim CookSource: Apple

Finally, Tim Cook posted an open letter titled 'Speaking up on racism', which was shared on the homepage of Apple's website.

Tim Cook pens open 'Speaking up on racism' letter