News round-up: Foxconn says it’s still committed to its Wisconsin plant plans (and more)

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.

Taiwan’s Foxconn, an Apple manufacturer, says it remains committed to its contract to build a display plant and tech research facilities in Wisconsin, days after the U.S. state’s governor said he wanted to renegotiate the deal.

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According to a Thursday tweet from Apple CEO Tim Cook, Will Smith, his wife Jada Smith, and his son Jaden Smith visited Apple Park to discuss the environment and Jaden's Just Water company. It’s a water company that sells ethically sourced spring water in paper-based bottles with sugarcane caps, all of which is more environmentally friendly than a plastic bottle.

9to5Mac reports that Deirdre O’Brie, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People, has joined Instagram to share photos from her global Apple Store tour.

On a new MacVoices, Neill Barham, the Founder and CEO, talks about their latest improvements and updates, including support for the Freefly Cinema Robot, and their upcoming audio recording app that will sync audio from a second iOS device to the FiLMic files, improving audio options and cutting down on post-production time. Neill also covers the inclusion of a feature set that previously required an in-app purchase, and the differences that shooting with an iOS device vs. a traditional camera can make to filmmakers.’

Bose has announced it is bringing AirPlay 2 functionality to its line of BoseSmart speakers. 

Co-showrunner Josh Friedman has exited Apple’s “Foundation” series, TheWrap has learned. Co-writer David S. Goyer will remain on board as the sole showrunner on the Skydance Television-produced series. The 10-episode series is based on Isaac Asimov’s sci-fi novels depicting the thousand-year saga of The Foundation, a society of exiles working to prevent millennia of dark ages after the fall of the Galactic Empire.