Let’s Talk Apple — Ep. 89 (January 2021)

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The show starts with a the usual followups and updates on long-running stories. That’s followed by a few quick updates on some Apple-related legal cases, some Apple HR news, an overview of developments in Apple’s various service offerings, and the highlights from Apple’s push into original content. The four main stories are Apple’s Q1 2021 earnings, the rumoured Apple Car, A privacy push, and a racial equity push. The show ends with a quick rundown of some smaller Apple-related stories that made the news in January.

You’ll find detailed show notes below the fold, and if you enjoy this free show, please consider clicking on the donate button at the top of the left side bar – the show is free for you to listen to, but not for Bart to Produce!

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Legal Latest

Apple HR & Acquisition News

Beginning in 2021, an environmental, social, and governance modifier based on Apple Values and other key community initiatives will be incorporated into our annual cash incentive program.

Apple Services News

Apple Original Contents News

… up for Best Comedy Series, with Jason Sudeikis nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, and Hannah Waddingham nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Main Stories

  1. Apple’s Q1 2021 Earnings — www.apple.com/…
  2. Apple Car Rumours and Buzz Reach New Hights:
  3. Apple Use Data Privacy Day (28 January) to make a big Privacy Push:
  4. In the run-up to Black History Month in the US, Apple focuses on Racial Equality:

    These forward-looking and comprehensive efforts include the Propel Center, a first-of-its-kind global innovation and learning hub for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); an Apple Developer Academy to support coding and tech education for students in Detroit; and venture capital funding for Black and Brown entrepreneurs.

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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