In early June, Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, confirmed that the company's plans to have people back in the office were moving forward. Namely, the company would be leaning into a "hybrid" work-from-home and in the office experience for its corporate employees. But, even with this newfound flexibility, some employees aren't thrilled.
Apple considers in-person work part of the experience. Part of the company culture at a very basic level. But working from home has become the go-to option for many companies and people, a forced result of the global pandemic. So plans had to change, and they keep changing.
The coronavirus pandemic is not over. However, its impact in some parts of the world is starting to lessen. As a result, some companies are looking ahead to when employees will be able to make the return back to the office.
To make sure that Apple employees can secure a COVID-19 vaccination, the company is rolling out a program with Walgreens.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused a global chip shortage—that's why you haven't been able to purchase your PlayStation 5—and Apple has been immune to this problem, up until now.
Apple Maps continues to add new elements to make it more helpful to users, especially those trying to find information related to COVID-19.
With so many lockdowns going into effect last year, working from home became essential. Tech companies, like Apple, were some of the first to implement plans to make that possible. But, at least one CEO believes in-person work is still essential, and hopes it comes back soon.
Apple Maps is gaining a new feature today, as Apple adds the ability for users to quickly locate COVID-19 vaccination locations.
A significant new study from Mount Sinai researchers has discovered that the Apple Watch and similar smartwatches can effectively predict a positive COVID-19 diagnosis up to a week before current PCR-based nasal swab tests.
Earlier today, Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 14.5 to developers. And, as such, discoveries of what's new are being made in the latest prerelease software.
Back in December of last year, Apple released iOS 12.5 to older iPhones and iPads. This software update brought with it exposure notifications to help track the spread of COVID-19. However, it turns out an issue cropped up for some of those devices.
The latest rounds of lockdown measures put in effect in England and Scotland yesterday have closed the remainder of Apple's retail stores in the United Kingdom.