Apple News items you should check out: July 21

Since I can’t cover everything, here are some recommended articles from some other sources.

Since I can’t cover everything, I’ll often direct your attention to articles of interest. To wit:

° From 9to5Mac: A union representing some UK retail store staff says that Apple pay raises awarded recently actually amount to a pay cut after inflation is factored in. The union noted that Apple’s revenue and profit both rose dramatically last year and also pointed to the increase in Tim Cook’s compensation.

° From AppleInsider: Investment bank Morgan Stanley has cut its Apple price target to $180 from $185 and is expecting June quarter results slightly below Wall Street expectations.

° From Reuters: EU antitrust regulators are set to beef up an investigation into Apple (AAPL.O), triggered by Spotify (SPOT.N), with new evidence but not new charges, in the hope of speeding up the case, people familiar with the matter said.

° From Deadline: The cast of Apple TV+‘s “Ted Lasso” is filming Season 3, which is believed to be the final installment of the multiple Emmy Award-winning series, and they’re not ready to say goodbye.

° From The Wall Street Journal (a subscription is required to read the article): A US$52 billion US chip subsidy bill has y passed a new Senate vote, with 64 in favor and just 34 opposed. 

° From MacRumors: Engineering and robotics student Ken Pillonel has sought to address some of AirPods’ repairability issues with a 3D-printed replacement casing and switching the Lightning charging port for a USB-C port.

° From Alaska Airlines: Alaska Airlines is partnering with Dutch company BAGTAG on the electronic bag tag program.  The devices are equipped with durable screens that have been tested to withstand being run over a luggage cart, and are affixed to baggage just like any other bag tag, using an industrial strength plastic zip tie.

° From MacVoices Live!: On the new episode, “The Road to Macstock” wraps up in a conversation with Jay Miller, who will present something completely new: the importance of developer relations. Jay explains how this will fit into the Macstock agenda, from both the philosophical as well as the “nuts and bolts” perspectives.

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.