The Shipping-Records Edition Monday, August 10, 2020

Apple Imported Clothes From Xinjiang Firm Facing US Forced Labour Sanctions, by Emma Graham-Harrison, The Guardian

Apple has imported clothes – probably uniforms for staff in stores – from a company facing US sanctions over forced labour at a subsidiary firm in China’s western Xinjiang region, shipping records show.

The details come a week after Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, told the US Congress he would not tolerate forced labour or modern-day slavery in the company’s supply chains.

Apple Maps Error Draws App-dependent Yellowstone Tourists To Rural Neighborhood, by Mike Koshmrl, Billings Gazette

Dozens of tourists have been arriving at a small, rural subdivision about three miles north of Alta, Wyo., every day after punching "Yellowstone National Park" into the Maps app on their iPhones, including Matt Britsch and Jack Thornby of Devils Lake, North Dakota, who arrived there on July 28. The yellow stones were placed at the entrance by some of the subdivision's residents, along with a sign outlining how they've been misled by their Apple mobile devices.

Apple Goes To War With The Gaming Industry, by Lucas Matney, TechCrunch

I won’t act like plenty of Sony and Microsoft’s actions over the years haven’t offered similar affronts to gamers, but Apple exercises the industry-wide sway it holds, operating the world’s largest gaming platform, too often and gamers should be cautious in trusting the App Store owner to make decisions that have their best interests at heart.

Apple Suppliers’ Shares Plunge In Hong Kong, China As Trump’s WeChat Ban Is Seen Pummelling iPhone Shipments, by Yujing Liu, South China Morning Post

Apple suppliers in Hong Kong and China declined on Monday, after analysts predicted Donald Trump’s ban on WeChat could lead to a sharp drop in iPhone shipments, as the American technology giant may have to remove the popular app from its App Store.

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Someday, I may be a tourist again. Today, however, I am still staying at home, and reading books to escape into imagined worlds.


Thanks for reading.