News items you should check out: June 3

Since I can’t cover everything, here are some recommended articles from some other sources.

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

° As noted by MacRumors, almost all of Apple’s stores in the U.S. have stopped offering the HomePod for in-store purchase and pickup, with the speaker listed as unavailable in nearly all retail locations.

° A court in California has dismissed bribery charges against Apple Chief Security Officer Thomas Moyer, writing that a key element of the case was “pure speculation” by prosecutors and unsupported by evidence, reports Reuters.

° Apple CEO Tim Cook will speak at the VivaTech conference in June, notes iMore. VivaTech is a conference for technology and startups in Europe, running from June 16-19.

° Apple manufacturing partner TSMC is moving forward with plans to build a $12 billion chip plant in Phoenix, a step toward addressing U.S. concerns over reliability and security in the tech supply chain, according to Bloomberg.

° From AppleInsider: As the EU drafts proposals to regulate technology firms, one European lawmaker wants the financial definition of Big Tech changed to ensure chiefly American companies are affected.

° According to Nikkei Asia, China now boasts more Apple suppliers than any other country, “a sign that Washington’s attempt to untangle U.S. and Chinese supply chains has had little impact on the world’s most valuable tech company.”

° The Apple TV app is now available on Android TV OS devices.

° People with irregular heartbeats who use wearable devices like Apple Watches and Fitbits aren’t overwhelming doctors with worried calls about their hearts, a new study shows

° Apple has debuted a new Apple Wallet webpage. It highlights the growing number of features in the Wallet app. The tech giant has also revamped the Apple Pay website.

° Apple CEO Tim Cook told employees that they’ll be returning to the office three days a week starting in September in a memo seen by The Verge.

° Apple has launched a redesigned version of the Apple Music for Artists webpage. That’s where artists can find the things they need to publish songs to Apple Music.

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.