Let’s Talk Apple — Ep. 97 (September 2021)

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The show starts with the usual followups and updates on long-running stories. That’s followed by some some Apple-related legal news, some Apple HR news, and some highlights from Apple’s original content and subscription services. The four main stories are Apple’s on-going Antitrust woes, The EU’s proposed USB-C mandate, Apple’s ‘California Streaming’ event, and reflections on the decade since Steve Jobs’s death. The show ends with a quick rundown of some smaller Apple-related stories that made the news in September.

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Updates & Followup

Quick updates to long-running stories the show continues to track, and to stories covered in recent shows.

Legal Latest

  • 🇺🇸 A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit against Apple over privacy violations caused by human review of unintentional activations to proceed, though he did dismiss the other claim in the suit related to CA’s unfair competition law — www.macobserver.com/…

Apple HR & Acquisition News

Apple Services & Original Content Highlights

Main Stories

  1. A Lot of Anti-trust Developments
  2. The European Commission have published a directive to mandate USB-C as a universal charging port for mobile devices (and the un-bundling of chargers from devices) — www.brusselstimes.com/… & www.imore.com/…
  3. Apple’s ‘California Streaming’ Event — www.imore.com/…
  4. A decade without Steve Jobs

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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