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Cook reportedly told Lipton that Apple is primarily focusing on when to have employees return, but the company is “monitoring things daily” to determine whether a vaccination requirement “is the right answer or not.”
Apple has not decided whether or not it will require vaccines for corporate employees that return to work this October, according to CNBC’s Josh Lipton.
Google today announced that it is requiring all employees who return to the company’s offices to be vaccinated, and it’s possible that Apple and other tech companies will also make that decision in an effort to protect employees.
Google has more than 130,000 employees, and the vaccination requirement pertains to anyone who comes into one of Google’s offices. Like Apple, Google has delayed a return to work until mid-October.
Apple initially planned to have employees return to work for three days a week starting in September, but earlier this month, the company announced that it would not ask employees to return until “at least October.”
Apple and Google have delayed office returns due to the prevalence of the Delta variant, which is more transmissible than original COVID-19 strains and has led to surging infection rates across the United States.
When employees are required to return to Apple campuses, Apple says it will give at least a month’s notice.
Apple’s return to work plan has been unpopular with some employees who have grown accustomed to working remotely and who have discovered that much of their jobs can be done from home. Many tech companies plan to allow employees to continue to work remotely on a permanent basis, but Apple is eager to get employees back to the office and has argued that in-person collaboration is essential to its culture and to future product development.
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Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1 With Fix for Touch ID Apple Watch Bug
Monday July 26, 2021 9:48 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1, minor bug fix updates that come just a week after the release of iOS 14.7, software that introduced new Apple Card features and support for the MagSafe Battery Pack. The iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to…
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iPad Mini 6 to Feature 8.3-Inch Display With No Home Button and Narrower Bezels
Monday July 26, 2021 12:26 pm PDT by Juli Clover
The sixth-generation iPad mini that’s in the works will have an 8.3-inch display, according to display analyst Ross Young. That will be larger than the current 7.9-inch display, with the larger size due to the removal of the Home button and a narrower bezel design. Rumors about the iPad mini 6 have been picking up in recent weeks ahead of its prospective launch this fall. Apple analyst…
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Report: iPhone 14 Pro Models to Feature Tough Titanium Alloy Chassis
Monday July 26, 2021 1:12 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Next year’s “iPhone 14” series is expected to feature high-end models with a new titanium alloy chassis design, claims a new investors report by JP Morgan Chase. According to the report, the use of titanium alloy will be one of the biggest changes to the case design in the 2022 iPhone series, and Foxconn will be the exclusive manufacturer of the titanium frames for the high-end models….
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Nothing ‘Ear (1)’ True Wireless Earbuds Launch to Take on AirPods Pro With ANC and Unusual Design for $99
Tuesday July 27, 2021 7:57 am PDT by Hartley Charlton
Nothing, a new brand from OnePlus founder Carl Pei, has today officially launched the “Ear (1)” true wireless earbuds after months of anticipation around the company’s AirPods Pro rival. The Ear (1) features an in-ear design, Active Noise Cancelation, Bluetooth 5.2, IPX4 water resistance, and a charging case with Qi-compatible wireless charging and a USB-C port. Fast pairing is supported on…
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Apple Shares 11 Reasons Why Business Users Should Choose Macs
Monday July 26, 2021 11:35 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today updated its Apple at Work website with a new section dedicated to the Mac, which offers up 11 reasons why “Mac means business.” On the webpage, Apple highlights the M1 chip as the number one reason why business users should choose a Mac, offering up an M1 overview that explains the benefits of the M1 chip. The information isn’t new, but it does provide a look at all of…
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Larger Redesigned High-End iMac Rumored to Launch Next Year
Monday July 26, 2021 3:45 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple’s larger redesigned iMac will arrive sometime in 2022 rather than later this year, according to the leaker known as “Dylandkt.” On Twitter, Dylandkt claimed that Apple’s “high end iMac” is not expected to release in the fourth quarter of 2021 alongside Apple’
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