Tim Cook knows when it’s time to give a little. And why not, when he’s got a good public health reason to do so?
From Mark Gurman’s “Apple Delays Office Return by At Least a Month as Covid Spikes” ($) posted on Bloomberg late Monday:
Apple Inc. is pushing back its return to office deadline by at least a month to October at the earliest, responding to a resurgence of Covid variants across many countries, people familiar with the matter said.
The iPhone maker becomes one of the first U.S. tech giants to delay plans for a return to normality as Covid-19 persists around the world and cases involving a highly transmissible variant increase. Apple will give its employees at least a month’s warning before mandating a return to offices, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing internal policy…
Apple’s decision comes as its own employees criticized the September deadline as too early.
My take: In the end, the crew — most of whom I assume are fully vaccinated — will return to the spaceship.