The Persistent-Lockdowns Edition Friday, April 15, 2022

Apple, Others Face Shipment Delays As China COVID Curbs Squeeze Suppliers - Analysts, by Josh Horwitz and Sarah Wu, Reuters

Shipments of some Apple products, as well as Dell and Lenovo laptops are likely to face delays if China's COVID-19 lockdowns persist, analysts said, as curbs force assemblers to shut down and closed-loop arrangements get harder to maintain.


As a worst-case scenario, Pegatron may fall behind on 6 million to 10 million iPhone units if the lockdowns last two months and Apple cannot reroute orders, Han said.


Apple Celebrating Earth Day With $1 Donation For Every Apple Store Purchase Made With Apple Pay, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

From now until Earth Day on April 22, Apple is planning to donate $1 to the World Wildlife Fund for every Apple Pay transaction made in Apple Stores, through the Apple Store app, or on the website.

Squash Review: Process, Adjust, And Optimize Photos In A Snap, by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

Realmac Software’s Squash is a single-minded batch-processing imaging app that offers configurable compression along with automatic application of image correction, color and monochrome grading effects, and stripping out metadata. If you work with lots of images regularly, it could hit the spot with the combination of simplicity, power, and price.

Satechi Launches Aluminum Dual Vertical Laptop Stand For Mac, iPad, And iPhone, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

Satechi is out today with a new accessory to keep your Mac, iPad, or iPhone organized and easily accessible on your desk. The new Dual Vertical Laptop Stand supports two devices securely with a sleek and simple design.


Apple Tests Several New Macs With Next-generation M2 Chips - Bloomberg News, by Sabahatjahan Contractor, Reuters

The company is testing at least nine Mac models with four different M2-based chips - the successors to the current M1 line - with third-party apps in its App store, according to the logs which were corroborated by people familiar with the matter, the report said.

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