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Adam Engst 9 comments

Judge Rules for Apple over Epic Games, Strikes Down App Store Anti-Steering Policies

In Epic Games v. Apple, US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has come down strongly in favor of Apple, rejecting nearly all of Epic’s claims and fining the company millions of dollars. But Apple suffered a blow too, with the judge determining that Apple’s in-app purchasing policies are anticompetitive.

Josh Centers 11 comments

Apple Announces “California Streaming” Event for 14 September 2021

Apple’s next product announcement event will be held 14 September 2021. Rumors suggest new iPhones with smaller notches and a redesigned Apple Watch.

Adam Engst 8 comments

Apple Delays CSAM Detection Launch

In a brief statement to media organizations, Apple announced that it is delaying the launch of its CSAM detection technology to collect input and make improvements. Why are we not surprised?

Josh Centers 16 comments

Apple Buys Classical Music Service Primephonic

Apple has bought Primephonic, a classical music service. Apple will be shutting Primephonic down soon but promises to create a new app just for classical music fans.

Josh Centers 25 comments

Apple Is Now an Antifragile Company

With the return of Steve Jobs, Apple became a titan of the tech industry, but the COVID crisis has proven that Tim Cook’s Apple is truly “antifragile,” in that it grows stronger under adversity.

Michael E. Cohen Josh Centers 9 comments

Apple’s Q3 2021: Still Making Money Hand Over Fist

Apple once again shattered records with its Q3 2021 financial results, but the uncertainties of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and a global chip shortage cast a shadow, albeit small, over the company’s celebrations.

Glenn Fleishman 43 comments

Apple Justifies iOS App Store’s Tight Control in White Paper

Apple says that the dangers of allowing customers to load arbitrary apps are too severe and that the iOS App Store is a bulwark against ransomware, device hijacking, the invasion of children’s privacy, and other problems common on Android.

Josh Centers 7 comments

Apple Opens Public Betas for macOS 12 Monterey, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15

Apple has opened public betas of its next-generation operating systems, but remember that these aren’t for everyday use. Only install on devices that you can dedicate to testing!

Josh Centers 1 comment

2021 Apple Design Award Winners

Apple has announced 2021’s Apple Design Award winners, this time splitting them out into six categories.

Josh Centers 15 comments

The Real System Requirements for Apple’s 2021 Operating Systems

Apple’s upcoming operating systems have an impressively long list of supported models, but devils dance in the details. Older devices won’t be able to take advantage of all the new features, reasonably enough, but you should be aware of what you might be missing.

Josh Centers 2 comments

Craig Federighi Discusses Apple’s New Privacy Features

Craig Federighi gave an interview to Fast Company to discuss Apple’s new privacy features and offer his opinions on the privacy landscape.

Adam Engst Josh Centers 8 comments

Ten Cool New Features Introduced at WWDC 2021

This year’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote was chock full of innovative new features for apps and devices in the Apple ecosystem, far too many to cover at once. Here are our ten favorites.

Adam Engst Josh Centers 26 comments

Ten “It’s About Time!” Features from WWDC 2021

At its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple shared numerous new features that cut across most of its operating systems. But what caught our attention for this article was how many of them caused us to exclaim, “Finally!”

Josh Centers 2 comments

Things Learned from the Epic Games v. Apple Lawsuit

We don’t know how the legal fight between Epic Games and Apple over App Store policies will end, but it has made public reams of formerly classified internal documents from both companies. The Verge highlighted some of the most interesting bits.

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Apple Announces Upcoming Accessibility Features

Already the leader in accessibility for its various devices, Apple has announced many more that will be available in the coming months.