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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
A look at the implications of South Korea's alternative app store payment law: confusion for non-technical users, difficulty managing subscriptions, and more   —  Apple, in a statement to MacRumors (and other media outlets), regarding South Korea's just-passed “Google power-abuse-prevention law” …
Sep 1, 2021, 6:40 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
An overview of Apple's three new “child safety” initiatives, what critics are getting wrong, and the completely legitimate slippery slope concerns from experts   —  Apple yesterday announced three new “Child Safety” initiatives: … (CSAM stands for Child Sexual Abuse Material —  a.k.a. child pornography.
Aug 7, 2021, 2:00 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
After saying on Jan. 5 that it would add Apple's privacy labels to its apps “this week or the next week”, Google's flagship apps still do not have the labels   —  Juli Clover, writing a week ago at MacRumors: … One week later and still, none of Google's flagship apps have privacy nutrition info.
Jan 27, 2021, 11:10 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
AirPods Max sound great and are very well made, but they're expensive, heavy, and make Apple TV's lack of support for spatial audio that much more glaring   —  What a fascinating product Apple's new AirPods Max are.  At $550, they are indisputably expensive, and at 385 grams, they are undeniably heavy.
Dec 11, 2020, 12:05 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The M1 Macs are astonishingly good and Rosetta is the exemplification of “it just works”, but the iOS app experience ranges from terrible to OK, at best   —  Better necessarily implies different.  —  That's one of my favorite axioms.  It's both intuitively and undeniably true.
Nov 19, 2020, 6:20 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Thoughts on Apple's “Hi, Speed” event: the iPhone 12 lineup, camera differences, missing chargers and earbuds, focus on 5G and Verizon CEO's cameo, more   —  Last month's “Time Flies” event for the Apple Watch Series 6 and new iPad Air was about an hour long; this week's “Hi, Speed” event ran just a bit longer at 70 minutes.
Oct 17, 2020, 1:30 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Telegram says when Apple recently ordered it to delete specific posts, Apple demanded it not leave a notice explaining why, because such info was “irrelevant”   —  Telegram CEO Pavel Durov has been writing about a controversy that I think is fairly summarized as follows …
Oct 15, 2020, 2:20 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The rumored Apple One subscription bundle looks like a frustrating jumble of à la carte offerings that is no different than the current situation   —  A few big scoops from Mark Gurman yesterday that got lost in the shuffle a bit after Epic went to war against the App Store:
Aug 14, 2020, 7:55 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The App Store's primary purpose should be to steer third-party apps toward excellence; split screen multitasking in Gmail for iPad should't have taken 5 years   —  Feel free to file Google's release this week of an update to their iPad Gmail app with support for split-screen multitasking under …
Jul 10, 2020, 6:35 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The distinction of business vs. consumer apps is flimsy as a justification for Apple's rejection of HEY from the App Store for not using in-app purchases   —  This statement is paraphrased by Pierce, not a direct quote, but on its surface this business/consumer distinction seems untenable.
Jun 17, 2020, 12:30 AMIn context

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