News items you should check out: April 1 (no foolin’)

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

° Apple has posted an article on its Newsroom webpage about artist Eric “Efdot” Friedensohn who has “reimagined” the baseball card with his iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.

° As noted by 9to5Mac, an Arizona app store antitrust bill has been officially withdrawn, following lobbying by Apple and Google. The bill would have allowed developers in the state to bypass app store payment systems, and thus avoid the 15% or 30% commission the companies charge.

° The White House has promised access to broadband for all Americans, as part of a major new infrastructure initiative known as The American Jobs Plan. The Biden administration announced the plan on the official White House website.

° According to the Brazilian publication MacMagazine, a burglar in Brazil has been arrested by local police who tracked him through the Apple Watch he stole.

° Per iMore: analyst David Vogt has upgraded Apple’s stock rating from ‘neutral’ to ‘buy’, and claims Apple Car could be worth at least $14 per share to the company.

° A report says that manufacturers in India are calling for an extension to a production incentive program in the country, according to the Economic Times.

° As noted by MacRumors, Apple has added the late 2012 13-inch MacBook Pro, the first 13-inch MacBook Pro to ship with a Retina display, to its list of obsolete products.

° On the new MacVoices Live!, the look at the anniversary of COVID lockdown wraps up with a change in direction. The panel of Jim Rea, Jay Miller, Jeff Gamet, Frank Petrie, David Ginsburg, Guy Serle, Brittany Smith, Andrew Orr, and host Chucker Joiner finish off the discussion of Zoom meetings, then turn their attention to larger events. The pros and cons of online and in-person conferences are debated. 

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.