LTA 111: November 2022

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The show starts with some followups from previous shows, some regulatory and legal news, some HR news, and some news from Apple’s various services before moving on to the three main stores — China’s very bad COVID month, Elon Musk’s spat with Apple, and Apple delivering the promised iPhone satellite SOS feature and AppleWatch Ultra dive computer app. The show finishes with a quick rundown of some other Apple-related stories that made the news in November.

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Updates & Followup

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

Regulatory Rundown

Legal Latest

Apple HR & Acquisition News

Apple Services & Original Content Highlights

Main Stories

  1. 🇨🇳 The COVID crisis in China really picked up, bot from an Apple POV, and from a national POV:
  2. Elon Must briefly went to war with Apple:
  3. Apple delivers on promised updates from September Event:
    1. 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 🇬🇧 🇮🇪 Emergency SOS via Satellite Launched in the US & Canada, coming to the UK & Ireland in December
    2. Apple Watch Ultra becomes a diving computer with launch of Oceanic+ —

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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