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News items you should check out: Oct. 2

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

° From Bloomberg: Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn plans to buy a former General Motors factory in Ohio. (Apple Car, anyone?)

° From AppleInsider: Developers and users can now use over 3,100 Apple-designed symbols and icons, plus updated fonts, with the company’s release of SF Symbols 3.

° From Mixpanel: Half as many users updated to iOS 15 during its first two days, compared to iOS 14 in 2020. By September 22, 2021, it was believed that 8.5% of users had updated to iOS 15, compared to 14.5% going to iOS 14 in its first two days.

° From 9to5Mac: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is calling on carriers to implement better security protections against SIM-swap and port-out attacks.

° From The Verge: A growing number of Apple employees are organizing internally for change and speaking out about working conditions on Twitter.

° The Washington Post: Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio torched Google and Apple on Friday for bowing to the pressure of the Russian government and censoring Russian opposition members trying to persuade people to vote against President Vladimir Putin in the recent election.

° From MacRumors:  United Airlines says its Travel-Ready Center is offering Apple Health app integration to make it easier for customers to share their verified vaccination records ahead of traveling.

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.