The Human-Touch Edition Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Apple Music Today Will Explore A Song's History Every Day, by Andrew Orr, AppleInsider

Apple highlighted its human curation in Apple Music that powers its recommendation algorithms. The company believes a human touch is more important than ever to connect artists and fans.

Apple Music Today is the newest example of human curation at the company. Every day, editors will pick a new song and explore its history.

Apple Music Crosses 100 Million Songs Milestone; Over 3x Growth Since Original Launch, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

Apple also emphasizes that, despite such a huge expanse of songs, Apple Music continues to lead the charge of human curation.


Zillow's iOS App Gains Apple Maps Look Around Integration, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Zillow today announced that it has integrated the Apple Maps Look Around feature into its real estate app, allowing potential home buyers to get a closer look at the neighborhood around a house they are interested in.


iPhone Must Use USB-C By 2024, Says EU Law, by William Gallagher, AppleInsider

The EU's long-debated plan to enforce a common charger standard on manufacturers of smartphones, tablets, cameras and other devices, has become law. It was voted into law on October 4, 2022, by the EU Parliament with 602 votes in favor, 13 against, and 8 abstentions.

Apple Sets December Theatrical Release Date For Will Smith’s ‘Emancipation’; Watch First Trailer & Read Q&A With Director Antoine Fuqua, by Mike Fleming Jr, Deadline

Apple Original Films has dated the run-from-slavery thriller Emancipation for a December 2 theatrical opening, followed by a December 9 release on its Apple TV+ streaming site. [...]

There has been much speculation — and erroneous reporting — as Apple and its filmmakers plotted just what to do with a meaningful film whose status as an awards-season frontrunner changed the moment Smith slapped presenter Chris Rock during the last Oscars, after the comic disparaged his wife with a joke about her hair.

Bottom of the Page

What will be my last device still using a Lightning cable? My bet will be my Magic Keyboard.


A defiant Apple may well just cover up the Lightning port on new iPhones, and tell Europeans to go use a MagSafe or Qi charger.

After all, isn't that what Apple did to the Sim tray in U.S. this year?


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