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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
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple's rumored shift to its own CPUs for Mac may parallel the 2005 transition to Intel and brings up similar questions of emulation, developer transition kits   —  Mark Gurman: … I'm not sure what the hedging is about there, other than the fact that anything reported about anyone's future plans could, in theory, change.
Jun 9, 2020, 6:05 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The quadrennial iPhone SEs break from the annual upgrade cycle, arriving 2.5 years after their lookalikes as final versions of popular form factors   —  The answer: Leap years, the summer Olympics, U.S. presidential elections.  —  The question: What are things that occur every fourth year?
Apr 16, 2020, 6:45 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Source: the 2020 iPad Pros do not have a U1 Ultra Wideband chip   —  Joe Rossignol, MacRumors, “2020 iPad Pro May Not Have a U1 Ultra Wideband Chip After All”: … So the tech specs don't mention it, Apple never mentioned it, and the U1-enabled features in iPhone 11 models aren't there.
Apr 7, 2020, 9:30 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
A deep dive into the deal between Apple and Amazon that lets the retail giant process some payments in Prime Video app, and the motivations of both companies   —  Benjamin Mayo, writing for 9to5Mac yesterday: … I've been digging into this since the news broke, and I think it's even more significant than Mayo suggests.
Apr 2, 2020, 6:20 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
A day with the new MacBook Air: delightfully close to perfection and settles all the issues with keyboard, price, and performance, but its camera still stinks   —  We waited a long time for a retina MacBook Air.  When we finally got it back in November 2018, it was worth waiting for.
Mar 20, 2020, 4:00 PMIn context

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