News items you should check out: April 16

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

° During an interview for Bloomberg Technology, noted leaker Mark Gurman says that he expects nothing “particularly innovative” or “extraordinary” to launch at Apple’s “Spring Loaded” event next week, Tuesday, April 20.

° However, according to a leak on Weibo, Apple is preparing to launch a new third generation of Apple Pencil, seemingly as part of its April “Spring Loaded” event. 

° Apple supplier TSMC says it’s doing all it can to increase productivity and alleviate a worldwide chip shortage, but that tight supplies will likely continue into next year, according to Reuters.

° Wistron Corp., the Taiwanese assembler of iPhones, has restructured its internal setup and management ranks in India, two sources said, according to Reuters.

° The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has formally approved a report that accuses big tech companies, including Apple, of either buying or crushing smaller rivals, Reuters reported. The extensive document offers various options for changing antitrust law.

° Per Pocket-Lint: the streaming platform has been full integrated into the Apple TV app.

° As noted by 9to5Mac, Peleton has disabled the direct pairing of the Apple Watch to the Bike+ Bootcamp Classes (in addition to it being already disabled for Strength and Yoga Classes). The only classes Apple Watch still pairs with are the Cycling Classes.

° The Clipper card, used for most transit options in the San Francisco Bay Area, now supports Apple Pay with Express Transit Mode.

° The latest episode of MacVoices Live! sees the panel of David Ginsburg, Kelly Guimont, Guy Serle, Jim Rea, Frank Petrie, Brittany Smith, and Jay Miller join host Chuck Joiner to wrap up their discussion about “45 ways Apple put a ding in the universe” by looking at the pace of innovation, AI, Siri, and the bottom line of personal computing. 

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.