India is banning Chinese apps, in a reminder that nations still matter; China knows the more than anyone. Then, why centralized App Stores make this easier, and why Reddit is a reminder that infrastructure matters.
Apple and Facebook
Apple and Facebook seem like they are in conflict, but have often been each other’s best partners.
Apple’s New Reality; Apple’s Transition Strategy; Apple v. Developers, Continued
How Apple’s moat was built, the parallels to the Intel transition, and more developer tension.
The End of OS X
OS X is retired, but fortunately, its legacy appears to live on in macOS 11.0.
Apple’s Response to Hey, Hey’s Response to Apple, Hey’s Limited Antitrust Options
Apple and Hey go back and forth, but probably not to court.
Hey v Apple Follow-Up, Shopify and Walmart, Three Follow-Ups
Apple’s likely next steps, encouraging moves from Shopify, and quick thoughts on the EU versus Apple, Section 230, and Zoom and encryption
Xscale and ARM in the Cloud, Hey Versus Apple, Apple’s IAP Campaign
Follow-up on Apple, ARM, and Intel, then unpacking the Hey dispute with Apple, and the possibility that Apple is doubling-down on Services by squeezing developers.
Apple, ARM, and Intel
ARM Macs are imminent; why they make sense, and why the implications could be far-reaching, for not just Apple but also Intel.
Snap Partner Summit, Snapchat’s OS, Facebook Versus Australia
Snap is building its own operating system in its own world, while Facebook is honest about the relative value of Australian publishers.
Podcast Apps Banned in China, Podcast Censorship, Zoom Suspends U.S.-based Chinese Activist
Two podcasts apps were banned in China; Apple has to follow local law, but how much censorship is Apple doing itself? Then Zoom demonstrates it can’t be trusted.