Since I can’t cover everything, I’ll often direct your attention to articles of interest.
° From MacRumors: The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) today fined Apple an additional five million euros for allegedly failing to satisfy the requirements it set regarding alternative payment systems for dating apps. This is the fourth consecutive week that the ACM has fined Apple, with the total penalty now standing at 20 million euros.
° From The Telegraph (a subscription is required to read the entire article): A lawsuit brought against Apple by an English council over comments made by CEO Tim Cook about iPhone demand in China has been granted class-action status.
° From The Globe and Mail: Apple has threatened to pull out of Sam Mizrahi’s massive retail and condo project in downtown Toronto, dealing a blow to the development of the tallest residential building in the country.
° From AppleInsider: Apple has started production on the Apple TV+ comedy “The Big Door Prize” by set-dressing a street in Loganville, Georgia, in a production that could be codenamed or renamed “Zoltar.”
° From Reuters: Taiwan’s Foxconn, an iPhone manufacturer, has partnered with Indian conglomerate Vedanta to make semiconductors in the South Asian country, as the electronics giant looks to diversify its business amid a global chip shortage.
° From Patently Apple: The IFI Claims Patent Services has published patent statistics covering 2021. In the top 50 US Patent Assignees list covering patent grants, Apple ranked seventh with 2,541 patents issued, down 9% from 2020.
° From The Mac Observer: Foxconn, who manufacture iPhones, has announced a new partnership with Vedanta to make semiconductors in India.
° From MacVoices: On the new episode, Joe Kissell talks about his book, “Take Control of iCloud, 8th Edition.” He joins host Chuck Joiner to discuss some of the features that are popular but not necessarily well understood. (Part 1)