The Try-to-Imagine Edition Sunday, May 22, 2022

Apple Increases Apple Music Subscription Price For Students In Several Countries, by Sami Fathi, MacRumors

The price change is not widespread and, based on MacRumors’ findings, will impact ‌Apple Music‌ student subscribers in but not limited to Australia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Indonesia, Israel, and Kenya.

Forget The Baby Apps. These Are The Apps Every New Parent Should Have, by Jessica Sillers—Zapier, Fast Company

These aren’t baby apps—I’ve tried those, and the focus on diapers and feedings felt more like extra pressure than relief. The apps I’m suggesting here integrate with the rest of your life to lighten your mental load and make you feel functional as a person as well as a parent.

Apple Looks To Boost Production Outside China, Wall Street Journal Reports, by Nishit Jogi, Reuters

Apple Inc has told some of its contract manufacturers that it wants to increase production outside China, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

India and Vietnam, which are already sites of Apple production, are among the countries short-listed by the company as alternatives, the report added.

FCC Filings Reveal Apple's Mysterious 'Network Adapter' That Runs iOS, by Filipe Espósito, 9to5Mac

Of course, this doesn’t mean that Apple’s Network Adapter will ever see the light of day – at least for regular consumers. Apple has multiple devices registered with the FCC that are intended for internal purposes, such as tools used by technicians to repair iPhones and Macs. Still, it’s impossible not to try to imagine what this adapter is capable of doing.

Apple Store Opens In Wuhan With China's First Apple Pickup Area, by Malcolm Owen, AppleInsider

The store is the first in China to include a dedicated Apple Pickup area, so customers can quickly and easily get their online orders.

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Well, I didn't expect the first Apple's services to raise prices to be Apple Music. Well.... Apple Music Student's Edition. However, I am still expecting Apple TV+ to either raise prices, or to introduce tiered pricing with the addition of sports programming.


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