News items you should check out: April 15

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

° MacRumors previously reported that Apple plans to switch to randomized serial numbers for future products starting in early 2021. The company now seems to be preparing for that roll-out, telling authorized resellers and dealers in a memo obtained by MacRumors to ensure that their “systems, warehouses, and processes are in place and able to receive and ship the two serial number formats.”

° Selected stores in the UK’s Tesco supermarket chain are a giving random shoppers “surprise” substitutions, such as an iPhone SE in place of apples, according to AppleInsider.

° The Verge reports on the plight of multiple Apple customers who feel ripped off by a company called Phobio, Apple’s trade-in partner in the U.S.

° iMore says Apple has co-signed a letter with 310 other businesses and investors in support of President Biden’s climate action plan.

° In a note to investors seen by AppleInsider, JP Morgan lead analyst Samik Chatterje opines that Mac and Services sales will drive Apple earnings growth amid slowing iPhone sales. 

° On the latest episode, the MacVoices Live! conversation about “45 ways Apple put a ding in the universe” continues with the panel of David Ginsburg, Kelly Guimont, Guy Serle, Jim Rea, Jay Miller, Frank Petrie and Brittany Smith joining host Chuck Joiner for a contentious discussion of mobile computing and (of all things) the role VisiCalc played in introducing Apple to the business world.

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.