News items you should check out: July 2

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, occasionally we’ll direct your attention to articles from various other sources worth your time.

° Apple plans to test a new “Retail Flex” program later this year, giving retail employees the ability to work “some weeks at their retail store location and other weeks remotely,” according to Bloomberg. 

° Along the same lines, according to the Verge, an internal survey organized internally by Apple employees shows that many inside the company are concerned about the proposed hybrid work model that will go into effect in September. , 

° As noted by MacRumors, Windows 11 for Mac is in the works, according to the folks behind Parallels Desktop.

° Jamf, which specializes in Apple Enterprise Management, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Wandera, a leader in zero trust cloud security and access.  The companies says that the acquisition “uniquely positions Jamf to help IT and security teams confidently protect devices, data and applications while extending the intended Apple experience through the most robust and scalable Apple Enterprise Management platform in the market.”

° Apple has declared the original 2015 MacBook as “vintage,” the first step toward becoming obsolete.

° Nikkei Asia says Apple and Intel have emerged as the first adopters of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s next-generation chip production technology ahead of its deployment as early as next year.

° AppleInsider notes that, responding to a recently lodged VoIP-Pal patent lawsuit, Apple in a complaint filed Thursday says it does not infringe on the non-practicing entity’s intellectual property and contends that the patents-in-suit are invalid.

° According to iMore, Apple partners Wistron and Foxconn will benefit from an announcement that will see them pocket up tp 4% cashback on sales of products built in India.

° In an interview with Reuters, the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, warned Apple against using privacy and security as mean to limit competition.

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.