Google’s mysterious lack of app updates / Apple’s rumored VR headset / Microsoft’s Surface Duo price drops to $999

The Verge‘s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Adi Robertson discuss Google’s mysterious lack of iOS app updates, the rumors around Apple’s potential VR headset, and the rest of this week’s gadget headlines.

Further reading:

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been confusing from the start
FDA officials are off on a three-week sprint to review J&J COVID-19 vaccine data
PSA: Don’t post your coronavirus vaccination card selfie on social media
Why the FDA is taking 22 days to look over J&J’s data
PSA: Please wear layers to your vaccine appointment
Google’s own iOS apps were begging for updates that don’t exist, but the company says it was because of a bug
Google is weighing an anti-tracking feature for Android, following Apple’s lead
iOS 14.5 lets you set Spotify and others as Siri’s default music service
New North Dakota bill would force Apple to allow alternative app stores and payment systems
An iOS developer wants Apple to know just how bad App Store scams have become
This may be our first look at Google’s new Android 12 OS
Apple’s rumored VR headset could cost $3,000, feature 8K displays and over a dozen cameras
Apple’s former hardware leader reportedly now overseeing AR and VR devices
Apple reportedly developing next-gen ultra-thin displays for AR devices with TSMC
Hyundai and Kia downplay Apple car rumors
Hyundai is getting serious about building a ‘walking car’ with four legs
Microsoft’s foldable Surface Duo price drops to $999, arrives in Europe next week
Sonos FCC filing hints it’s coming for the UE Boom and other small Bluetooth speakers
This laptop has seven times the average number of screens
Amazon reportedly building an Alexa ‘command center’ that mounts to the wall
How Sony put 40,000 PlayStation symbols under your fingertips
Elon Musk’s SpaceX is accepting $99 Starlink deposits amid ‘deep chasm’ of red ink
Tesla’s $1.5 billion bitcoin purchase clashes with its environmental aspirations
Miami mayor says Elon Musk will tunnel under the city for just $30 million
The Biden administration is working to help address global semiconductor chip shortage
Section 230 is 25 years old, and it’s never been more important

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