The Removed-Mandate Edition Friday, November 5, 2021

Apple To Drop Mask Mandate At Many U.S. Stores On Falling Cases, by Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

Apple Inc. will drop its mask requirement for customers at many of its U.S. retail stores starting Friday on declining Covid-19 cases and increased vaccinations.

The change will take place beginning at more than 100 of the company’s about 270 stores across the U.S. before gradually expanding to additional stores in the coming days. The mandate will be removed at some stores in states including California, Florida, Arizona, New York, Louisiana, New Jersey and Connecticut.

The History Behind The World Time Face For Apple Watch, by Arun Venkatesan

Like other Apple watch faces, the World Time face takes the concept from a mechanical watch and combines it with functionality only possible on a digital display.


Beats Fit Pro Are Apple's Best Wireless Earbuds Yet, by Alex Perry, Mashable

The combination of top notch audio, beefy batteries, and all-day comfort make these ideal as both work and workout companions.

Apple ID Website Gets Design Overhaul, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Apple has redesigned its Apple ID website, introducing an entirely new look that’s much more modern and clean than the prior design that was used.

Apple Design Award Winner Pok Pok Playroom iOS App For Kids Gets New ‘Blocks’ Toy, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

This timeless toy is great for open-ended play that builds spatial awareness, creative thinking, fine motor skills, physics fundamentals, and much more.

Amphetamine Review: Chill Your Mac's Desire To Sleep, by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

Open your eyes with Amphetamine, a free utility by William Gustafson that lets you click, schedule, or trigger Mac alertness from the menu bar. For such a simple concept as “don’t let parts or all of a Mac go to sleep,” Amphetamine has fleshed out a robust set of options—and also lets you ignore them all.


Apple Korea’s General Manager Brandon Yoon To Resign, by Shim Woo-Hyun, Korea Herald

Industry sources said Yoon’s resignation is sudden and unexpected, given that Apple Korea has received positive responses for its recent launches of the iPhone 13 and Apple TV here.

Some speculate that Yoon’s resignation could be partly due to the unresolved dispute between the company and the South Korean government over the company’s in-app purchasing system.

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