Exposure notification, a type of digital contact tracing, is an avenue to combat COVID-19 in the U.S., but each state and territory has to carry out their own tracing. Here's who's doing what, updated on Nov. 26.
Apple's retail operations continue to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Here's where Apple Stores have opened, as well as where they are closed, updated on November 21 with five stores closing across five states in the U.S. and two stores closing in Italy.
Scotland has updated its coronavirus exposure notification app to be interoperable with platforms in England and Wales, following a similar update that enabled compatibility with apps in Jersey and Northern Ireland.
Despite the UK government ordering a second coronavirus lockdown from Thursday, Apple Stores in the country appear to be planning to remain open in a limited capacity, as they initially did in France's lockdown.
Researchers at MIT have used machine learning to create software capable of detecting whether a person has caught COVID-19 by analyzing their cough, a development that could eventually result in an iPhone app for daily checks.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced England will enter a second national lockdown lasting four weeks, with the closure of non-essential shops and travel restrictions effectively forcing the closure of all Apple Store locations in the country throughout most of November.
Users of the UK's NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app have run into problems when trying to upgrade to the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro, with the app not prompting users to turn on Exposure Notifications after transferring it from the old device.
A U.S. Senate document published this week reveals Apple spent spent some $1.56 million in the third quarter of 2020 to lobby lawmakers on a variety of issues including the coronavirus pandemic, taxes, autonomous vehicles, and more.
If you're currently ignoring social distancing and whatever local lockdown recommendations you are under, your conscience, and your wireless carrier, are going to track you before your iPhone ever will.