Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, occasionally we’ll direct your attention to articles from various other sources worth your time.
° From MacRumors: ahead of its upcoming bench trial against Epic Games, Apple has filed 500 pages of documents covering findings of fact and conclusions of law, which basically summarizes the information exchanged between Apple and Epic, presents the relevant facts to the judge, and argues for the logical conclusions that should be drawn when law is applied to the case.
° Eight years after opening an Apple Store on Berlin’s famous Kurfurstendamm avenue, the company is reportedly planning a second one some 12 miles away.
° Procter & Gamble Co. was one of the companies that worked with the China Advertising Association to test a new data collection tool designed to get around Apple’s App Tracking Transparency rules, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Quarterback Tom Brady is teaming up with entrepreneur Richard Rosenblatt to launch a new NFT company called Autograph this spring; Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet Software and Services, will serve as an advisor, per CNN.
° Apple appears to be testing a notable change to the App Store as part of its efforts to improve the Search experience. 9to5Mac says that some iPhone users are now seeing tags in the App Store when searching for popular terms.
° Samsung has launched a new website called “iTest,” and it allows iPhone users to “get a little taste of Samsung” through a web application that simulates the Android experience.
° On the new MacVoices Live the panel of David Ginsburg, Jeff Gamet, Mark Fuccio, Guy Serle, Jim Rea, Andrew Orr, Kelly Guimont, and Brittany Smith join host Chucker Joiner discuss the 2021 Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (which will be all-online again this year)debate the reasons people attend, what they get out of it, and whether there could be a WWDC without Apple.