LTA 119: July 2023

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For various reasons, this is another solo show with just Bart. The show starts with some followups, a little regulatory and legal news, some HR news, and some highlights from Apple’s services an original content. The three main stories are Apple’s Q3 2023 earnings call, some App Store changes to fight cross-app-tracking via fingerprinting, and a look at where things stand with Apple & AI. Finally, the show finishes with some other quick Apple-related stories that made the news in July.

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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. Ho-hum Q3 2023 Earnings —…
  2. More App Store changes to fight cross-app tracking without consent:
  3. Apple & AI
    • Two high-profile initiatives were launched this month to add guard-rails to AI, and Apple was conspicuously absent from both:
      • The White House secured voluntary commitments from Amazon, Anthropic, Alphabet, Inflection, Meta, Microsoft & OpenAI to cooperate on AI safety —…
      • Anthropic, Google, Microsoft & OpenAI have announced the Frontier Model Forum, a new industry group to promote the “safe and responsible development” of AI models —…
    • Apple AI in the works leads to high R&D spend —…

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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