News items you should check out: July 17

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

° Some Apple employees are threatening to quit unless the company revises its new hybrid work plan, reports The Verge.

° India’s IT ministry has withdrawn a letter sent to Apple seeking compliance of iMessage platform with new IT rules, according to the Business Standard.

° As noted by AppleInsider, a “highly questionable” rumor from an equally dubious source suggests that Apple’s first virtual reality headset will debut at WWDC in 2022 and could closely integrate with a “new iPod.”

° Ahead of the Olympics, Apple has begun decorating the exteriors of some Apple Store locations with a design motif representing 22 countries around the world.

° As noted by The MacObserver, Elton John’s Apple Music show ‘Rocket Hour’ showcases a wide variety of artists. It has now hit 300 episodes! The pop icon joined Zane Lowe to celebrate reaching that milestone.

° According to Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo — as noted by 9to5Mac — four men were arrested yesterday and accused of integrating a specialized gang in unlocking mostly iPhones, accessing users’ bank accounts, and then stealing their money.

° The MacVoices Live! discussion of the Western Digital situation wraps up, and transitions into an examination of the Audicity information gathering change, and whether the Internet over-reacted. The panel of Frank Petrie, Kelly Guimont, Jeff Gamet, Guy Serle, Warren Sklar, Mark Fuccio, Andrew Orr, Brittany Smith, Jim Rea, and Jay Miller join host Chuck Joiner to finish up with some brief comments on Smile’s sale of PDFpen to Nitro. (Part 2)

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.