News round-up: Corning could supply glass for a foldable iPhone (and more news)

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out. 

Apple hasn’t announced plans for a foldable iPhone; however, Wired says Corning is working on technology that could allow for a foldable glass phone. And Apple has used Corning since the very first iPhone. 

Foldable iPhone mock-up courtesy of “The Mac Observer.”

Foldable iPhone mock-up courtesy of “The Mac Observer.”

In 2018, some MacBook Pro users—with models from 2016 onwards—discovered a design flaw that causes the screen to fail after repeated opening and closing of the laptop over the course of a few years. Apple never acknowledged the issue, but their latest MacBook Pros have a longer cable that may be attempting to make up for previous shortcomings, according to iFixIt.

A report from Politico talks about how Apple CEO Tim Cook’s involvement in trade negotiations between the United States and China.

Apple has registered the domain name PrivacyIsImportant.com, according to a WHOIS record discovered by MacRumors. The records indicate that Apple took possession of the domain name on Monday.

MacRumors also obtained an internal Apple document that notes that iPhones with aftermarket batteries installed by third-party repair shops are now eligible for service at the Genius Bar and Apple Authorized Service Providers.

This Road to Macstock conversation on the new MacVoices introduces the Film Fest that will be part of this year’s event. Wally Cherwinski reviews the very few guidelines for the submissions, and then provides both information and inspiration on how you can create something that will be shown on the Macstock screen.