The Rock rocks Siri, ‘iPhone 8’ tech, Penny gets Apple Pay

Dwayne The Rock Johnson promotes Apple team-up on Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day Dwayne The Rock Johnson has declared that he has partnered with Apple to develop The Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day — the short film, which amounts to a long commercial showing off Siri’s capabilities, is now live at the above link. [Seriously, there was an ad announcing a commercial.]

Non-Apple chip suppliers seeing slowdown as Apple chain builds up to ‘iPhone 8’ — Although chipmakers in the Apple supply chain saw their orders accelerate in June, suppliers for non-Apple devices have encountered unexpectedly slow orders this year —possibly because device makers are waiting to see what the ‘iPhone 8’ and/or ‘iPhone 7s’ will bring to the table. [Can’t copy something till you know what it is.]

Apple investing in chemical deposition gear suitable for iPhone OLED screen production — A report from the supply chain suggests that Apple is investing in equipment to assist in supplying OLED screens to the ‘iPhone 8’ and beyond, but who will run the gear and for what purpose is not known.

Apple partner Foxconn may announce ‘Made in America’ plans this week — Foxconn may announce as soon as this week in Washington DC its plans for producing electronics in the US – specifically in Detroit and Wisconsin, although it is unknown whether Apple will play a part. [The plant is said to offer jobs to lost of robots, and about 30 accountants. Sorry, Big Orange Guy.]

JCPenney begins offering full support for Apple Pay across US — JCPenney is now accepting Apple Pay across all US locations, the department store chain announced on Monday, including support for store-branded credit cards and associated rewards points.