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 seem like they are in conflict, but have often been each other’s best partners.
How Apple’s moat was built, the parallels to the Intel transition, and more developer tension.
OS X is retired, but fortunately, its legacy appears to live on in macOS 11.0.
Apple and Hey go back and forth, but probably not to court.
Apple’s likely next steps, encouraging moves from Shopify, and quick thoughts on the EU versus Apple, Section 230, and Zoom and encryption
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.
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.
The iPad is 10, and while it remains a useful device, it is ultimately a disappointment. Apple lost the vision for what the iPad could be, and never gave space for developers to figure it out for them.
Understanding the differences between platforms and Aggregators is critical when it comes to considering regulation.