LTA 108: August 2022

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For the first time in the show’s long history, there is no panel — it’s just Bart sharing his take on the news while all the regulars are off enjoying the last few days of summer. The new Gods also seem to have gone to the beach because there were only two main stories — troubling reports of poorly handled HR complaints, and a potentially problematic move to add more ads into iOS. There are also the usual followups on long-running stories, some legal news, some Apple HR and acquisition news, an update on some of Apple’s services, and a few quick stories to round out the show.

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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 HR & Acquisition News

Apple bought seven times more firms in 2020 than it now has across both 2021 and 2022 so far

Apple Services & Original Content Highlights

Main Stories

  1. More HR Strife at Apple
  2. Apple apparently preparing to sell more Ads

    Gurman wrote in his email newsletter this week that Apple advertising VP Todd Teresi began reporting directly to Apple services head Eddie Cue a few months back. He also wrote that Teresi plans to increase Apple’s advertising revenue from $4 billion annually to billions in the double digits.

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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