(Please note that the pix are linked to their respective stories.)
To be fair, this retraction may well be evidence of their commitment to truth. Still, I find the chronological proximity amusing.
Any time an organization says "We're going to concern ourselves with truth!", the appropriate response is "What were you concerned with before?" The claim of course is they were previously concerned with balance. Well, where was the balance when they decided to air essentially a hit piece on Apple? There was certainly zero journalism involved (layers and layers of fact checkers!) in failing to vet the story even slightly.
In my Google search for an article on NPR's new "truth doctrine", I discovered that it's mainly left-wing blogs lauding the move. The belief of all progressives, of course, is that truth is always on their side. I daresay the retraction of a story no progressive questioned (judging by the fact that the NPR article I linked to said it was one of their most popular podcasts ever) is prima facie evidence that belief is about as based in reality as, well, any other.