Let’s Talk Apple — Ep. 80 (April 2020)

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The show starts with a few followup stories (including the virus-shaped elephant in every room these days), two quick legal story, a few Apple staffing changes and acquisitions, and a quick overview of news related to Apple’s original content. The four main stories are Apple & Google’s COVID API, Apple’s Q2 2020 Earnings, the Magic Keyboard for iPad, and the new iPhone SE. The show ends with a quick rundown of some smaller Apple-related stories that made the news in April.

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Legal Latest

Apple HR & Acquisition News

Apple Original Content Update

Main Stories

  1. Apple & Google join forces to develop a privacy-preserving iOS & Android API public health agencies can use to create apps to help track COVID–19 and warn people they may have been exposed — tidbits.com/…, arstechnica.com/…
  2. Apple’s Q2 2020 Earnings Call — www.apple.com/…
  3. Apple’s Magic Keyboard for iPad ships — www.imore.com/…
  4. Apple have Launched an all new iPhone SE with the brains of an iPhone 11 in the body of an iPhone 8 — www.imore.com/… & www.macobserver.com/…

Quick Stories


Note: When the textual description of a link is part of the link it is the title of the page being linked to, when the text describing a link is not part of the link it is a description written by Bart.

Emoji Meaning
🎧 A link to audio content, probably a podcast.
flag The story is particularly relevant to people living in a specific country, or, the organisation the story is about is affiliated with the government of a specific country.
📊 A link to graphical content, probably a chart, graph, or diagram.
💵 A link to an article behind a pay-wall.
📌 A pinned story, i.e. one to keep an eye on that’s likely to develop into something significant in the future.

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