Apple’s policies on employees’ behavior online have been revealed and they’re…well…pretty reasonable, actually. Elsewhere, the Grand Central Apple Store prepares to pull out of (into?) the station, and might the Mac Pro finally see an update? The remainders for Monday, December 5, 2011 are departing for points unknown!
Revealed: Apple’s internal policies on employee social networking, speculating on rumors, leaking, blogging, and more (9to5 Mac)
Are you sitting down? Turns out Apple has strict guidelines about what its retail employees can or cannot say publicly about the company. They include draconian missives like “no speculating on rumors,” “you don’t speak on behalf of the company,” and “use your best judgment.” Heavens to Murgatroyd! Will someone please think of the poor, blue-shirted masses?
Apple Store, Grand Central (Apple)
Lease investigations notwithstanding, Apple plans to open its Grand Central store on Friday, December 9, at 10 a.m. Although, to be fair, the employees may at that point still be in training. (See what I did there?)
Signs of early radeon 7xxx support in ATI drivers (netkas.org)
Apparently, the Mac OS X 10.7.3 beta seeded to developers contain drivers that hint at next-generation Radeon graphics cards. Which, in turn, suggests a possible forthcoming update to the much neglected Mac Pro. Or an elaborate hoax by Apple to taunt those still waiting for a new version of the desktop. Sorry, folks, I think we all know which is the most likely.