The Eighteen-Languages Edition Friday, June 2, 2023

She Presented Her Life-Saving App To Tim Cook At Age 16, by Amanda Breen, Entrepreneur

The teen, who's been coding since age 7 and knows about 18 programming languages (including her own), has already made a splash in the software world: She's developed numerous apps to make an impact — and was a winner of the Student Swift Challenge at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last year.


Entrepreneur sat down with Tsuboi to discuss the inspiration behind her early successes, her experience at WWDC 2022 and her big plans for the future.

Apple Transformed The iPhone 10 Years Ago — And We’re Still Feeling It Today, by Jay Peters, The Verge

While Apple has refined many elements of the way iOS looks over the years, on the whole, the core ideas remain. Apple’s app icons are still pretty flat. Apps still have a lot of white space and even some translucency, like in Safari and Messages. “Over the years, the design language did mature, and the novel elements of iOS 7 became foundational parts of all Apple design today: blurs, translucency, vibrancy, interactivity, animation, depth,” Trivedi says.

Apple Retail

Apple Plans Major Retail Push With New Stores Across China, US, by Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

Apple Inc. is working on plans to expand and revitalize its retail chain, aiming to push deeper into China and other parts of Asia while overhauling established locations in the US and Europe.


Apple looks to bring fresh luster to its 22-year-old retail operation, which is one of the world’s most venerated chains but also has contended with pandemic woes, customer service problems and labor unrest in recent years. The idea is to build Apple’s brand in growth markets, such as India, while also giving consumers in the US and Europe a better experience.

Apple Store Battersea Power Station Store Opens On June 15; Wallpaper Available, by Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac

We learned yesterday that an Apple Store at Battersea Power Station would be one of around 50 new retail stores the company plans to open in the next four years – and it turns out we don’t have long to wait for that one. The company has now revealed that it opens on June 15.


PSA: If You Run Windows, Make Sure To Update iTunes To Fix Security Vulnerability, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Windows users will want to make sure that they are running the latest version of iTunes, iTunes 12.12.9, in order to gain protection from a recently uncovered security vulnerability.

Drive Times App ETA Brings Its Handy Location Dashboard To CarPlay, by Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

The newly updated app, which offers an alternative first step to planning a trip, isn’t meant to directly compete with mobile maps or other navigation apps. Instead, it serves as more of a “location dashboard” that can also sync with your calendar, showing you the travel times and traffic warnings to various destinations, like home, work, school, your next meeting, or anything else, across multiple forms of transport.


‘Ted Lasso’s Brendan Hunt Says “We Don’t Know” About Spin-Offs Or Season 4 But “Everything Is Possible” & Addresses Finale’s Late Kick Off, by Peter White, Deadline

Hunt explained that the reason the final episode of season three aired three hours later than previous episodes “wasn’t really Apple’s fault”.

“The episode was delivered late by us. Fun fact: the S1 finale featured roughly 100 VFX shots. The S3 finale had more than 600. It was a race against time to get the thing in. Our post people WHO ARE F*CKING INCREDIBLE were racing the clock,” he added.

iPhone In India: Foxconn To Manufacture Smartphones In Karnataka By April 2024, by BBC

Apple's biggest supplier Foxconn will start manufacturing iPhones in the southern Indian state of Karnataka by April next year, the state government has said.

The project will create around 50,000 jobs, it said.

Apple Denies Surveillance Claims Made By Russia's FSB, by Raphael Satter, Reuters

In a statement, the company said it has "never worked with any government to insert a backdoor into any apple product and never will."

Bottom of the Page

It seems that every year, at the eve of WWDC, I see a wishlist that has been repeated over the years: a Snow Leopard macOS this year, please?

Of course, now that all Apple's operating systems are intertwined with even more common features and functionalities, getting Apple to hold back on new stuff and concentrate on fixing existing bugs and paying off tech debts is, well, untenable. Apple needs new OS to sell new devices.

But, I hope Apple is, at least, uncomfortable to see developers wishing for a Snow Leopard every year. And do something about it.


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