Since I can’t cover everything, I’ll often direct your attention to articles from various other sources worth your time.
° From Monday Note: The first thing to say about the M1 Pro and M1 Max, Apple’s new homegrown processors, is that we misunderestimated them. The chips were a well-guarded secret; pre-announcement scuttlebutt mentioned an “M1X” chip, christened in the manner of the A12X that powers the third generation 2018 iPad Pro.
° From Semrush: Apple ranked among the top 15 Fortune 100 companies that pay the most to appear in search ads.
° From AppleInsider: Apple has opened applications for its next Entrepreneur Camp for Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and female founders, with sessions again set to take place online.
° From MacRumors: A file within an Apple Watch retail demo unit suggests that at some point, Apple considered using “Apple Watch Pro” branding for some models of its smartwatch.
° From CNET: Apple execs Alan Dye and Stan Ng discuss what influenced the design and what a larger-screened watch means for users.
° From 9to5Mac: In honor of the iPod’s 20th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of Steve Jobs passing, Native Union is out with a commemorative and useful little accessory – AirPods Beanies. Inspired by the classic iPod Socks, the new AirPods Beanies work with all AirPods cases (and more) and come in a colorful 4-pack.