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7-18 news round-up: Pegatron subsidiary, macOS Catalina 10.15.6 update, more

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, we’ll frequently offer a wrap-up of news items you should check out. First up: Pegatron, Apple’s second-largest contract manufacturer, has registered a subsidiary in India, setting the stage for expanding the manufacturing capacity of iPhones in the country, amid heightened US-China tensions, reports the India Times.

As noted by AppleInsider, macOS Catalina 10.15.6 update has successfully addressed an intermittent bug that meant 2020 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models would randomly disconnect USB 2.0 accessories.

Apple says it’s working to remove and replace non-inclusive language across its developer ecosystem, including within Xcode, platform application programming interfaces (APIs), documentation, and open source projects.

Two companies, Quibi and Neeva, are considered potential takeover targets for Apple

During the second quarter, Zoom obliterated the previous App Store record for downloads, previously set by TikTok, according to analytics data. While TikTok notched up 67 million US downloads in quarter one, reports Sensor Tower, Zoom hit almost 94 million US downloads in quarter two.

Luxshare Precision Industry of China is acquiring its first iPhone assembly plant, “paving the way for the company to move up the Apple supply chain and challenge Taiwanese rival Foxconn, which has long dominated production of the iconic device,” according to the Nikkei Asian Review.

On the new MacVoices, Mark Fuccio, David Ginsburg, Kelly Guimont, Warren Sklar, and host Chuck Joiner continue their discussion (debate?) over the Apple App Store, and run through some of their favorite apps and why. Both current and legacy apps are mentioned. Also, be sure to watch beyond the credits for an outtake.

eBay says it’s now providing buyers with more flexibility and choice in their payment options, offering options including credit cards, debit cards, gift cards and PayPal. Apple Pay is available as a payment option on iPhone and iPad.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.