LTA 100: December 2021 1

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The show starts with some reflections on making it to 100 shows. With the navel-gazing out of the way the show moves on to the usual followups and updates on long-running stories. That’s followed by some some Apple-related legal news, quite a bit of Apple HR news, and some highlights from Apple’s original content and subscription services. The three main stories are Apple’s secret deal with China in 2016, the problems in Apple’s Indian factory, and the new features in Apple’s latest OS updates. The show ends with a quick rundown of some smaller Apple-related stories that made the news in December.

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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

  • 🇺🇸 Apple -v- Epic: Apple won a last-minute stay on the injunction ordering them to allow 3rd-party in-app payments by 9 December, the injunction lasts until Apple’s appeal is resolved —…
  • 🇷🇺 Apple are suing Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service to overturn a ruling issued against it in August regarding anti-steering rules in the App Store —…

Apple HR & Acquisition News

Apple Services & Original Content Highlights

Main Stories

  1. 🇨🇳 Apple in China
  2. 🇮🇳 Trouble in India: Worker protests, mass illness lead Apple to put iPhone plant on probation — (the plant in question is run by Foxconn)
  3. Significant OS Feature updates —…,… &…

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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