News items you should check out: July 16

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

° UK parliament members are asking the music industry to give artists a higher cut of profits earned from streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify, says the BBC News.

° The Spanish website iPhoneros says the Consumer Protection Organization (OCU in Spanish) sent a letter to Apple asking the company to offer a way to compensate iPhones 12, 11, 8, and XS users for allegedly slowing down their phones after iOS 14.5, 14.5.1, and 14.6 updates.

° In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty has hiked the firm’s Apple stork target price to $166, based on the June quarter results hitting $74.7 billion in revenue for Apple and continued future iPhone and Services strength.

° After a two-day rally, Apple has hit a new record high stock price and a market capitalization of $2.5 trillion in pre-opening trading on Thursday.

° As noted by Google’s Threat Analysis Group (via ArsTechnica), a zero-day exploit found in some versions of iOS 14 allowed SolarWinds hackers to redirect users to domains that ran malicious code on iPhones and iPads.

° Microsoft has announced Windows 365, a new Cloud PC service that allows users to stream a Windows desktop via web browser to any device, including Macs and iPads.

° New data from App Annie reveals that time spent in apps in the second quart row 2021 is still significantly up on the pre-lockdown figure .

° Deutsche Telekom is offering Apple TV 4K boxes to customers as a purchase or rental alongside its MagentaTV service

° According to The Indian Express a letter was sent to Apple “seeking details on compliance” with India’s new Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code, known as the IT Rules and introduced in May.

° Apple supplier TSMC’s Arizona plant has been expected to begin production in 2024, and this has now been confirmed by the company’s chairman — as noted by 9to5Mac.

° MacVoices Live! is back from vacation and catching up on some of the news that was worth our attention. This time, Frank Petrie, Kelly Guimont, Jeff Gamet, Guy Serle, Warren Sklar, Mark Fuccio, Andrew Orr, Brittany Smith, and Jay Miller discuss and debate the Western Digital hack where owners of certain cloud-enabled devices lost their data. Was their negligence on the part of Western Digital? How long should an equipment manufacturer be obligated to maintain a product? The panel looks at the situation. (Part 1)

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.