Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, occasionally we’ll direct your attention to articles from various other sources worth your time.
° Apple is still under pressure to tighten its App Tracking Transparency rules, as third parties are using workarounds to identify users who don’t want to be tracked, according to the Financial Times.
° Apple has updated its official leadership site to show Memojis for all the key execs at the company.
° The Telegraph reports that Apple has paid a 21-year old millions of dollars in a legal settlement after photos and videos from the customer’s iPhone, sent in for repair, were uploaded to Facebook.
° Another day, another lawsuit. As noted by AppleInsider, Apple has been hit with a lawsuit claiming that recent iOS software updates “damaged iPhones by dramatically lowing processing speeds and battery life.”
° The Washington Post claims that scam apps make up almost 2% of the top-grossing apps in the Apple App Store. (A subscription is required to read the entire article.)
° From 9toMac: A G7 tax deal will see Apple paying higher taxes on its European sales, with two aspects of the agreement impacting the Cupertino company’s bottom line.
° Bummer. The Financial Times reports that a forecast from Flex, the world’s third-biggest such manufacturer, says the global chip shortage could last even longer than expected. How long? Until at least the middle of 2022 and perhaps into 2023.
° The four highest-earning iPhone games each gross more than a million dollars a day, with the leader topping $3 million, according to a new report from Finbold.
° The MacVoices Live! panel of Frank Petrie, David Ginsburg, Mke Schmitz, Jeff Gamet, Jay Miller, Jim Rea, Mark Fuccio, Brittany Smith join host Chuck Joiner on the new episode, They debate the pros, cons, and capabilities of the new Twitter Blue subscription plan. Are features like UnDo, Bookmark Folders and Reader Mode enough to get you sign up, or are they too sparse, too little, and/or too late? How does privacy and advertising figure into the equation. Those questions and more are all on the table. (Part 1)