The hottest Apple Substack posts right now

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Big Technology • 3878 implied HN points • 05 Feb 24
  1. The Apple Vision Pro headset has impressive technology like mixed reality and a comfortable design, but its high price raises questions on its target audience.
  2. Insiders believe that the Vision Pro may be more suited for developers and enterprise users due to its productivity potential, rather than appealing to the general consumer market.
  3. The Vision Pro's unique design and solitary usage may affect its adoption speed, with opinions split on its potential success in the long term.
snackableCTO • 39 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Apple's issues with Progressive Web Apps on iOS 17.4 seem more like technical hiccups than intentional obstacles.
  2. The Digital Markets Act pushing for openness wouldn't align with Apple purposefully blocking PWAs, as it could lead to unwanted regulatory attention.
  3. The lack of official communication from Apple and the limited impact of the rumored SIM-Lock issue indicate these PWA troubles are likely temporary glitches, not deliberate actions.
Tabletops • 235 implied HN points • 15 Jan 24
  1. The Company Store played a significant role in the history of Apple Infinite Loop.
  2. The Apple R&D Campus in 1991 laid the foundation for The Company Store's retail presence.
  3. Apple Infinite Loop evolved to offer a modern store experience with exclusive and high-quality merchandise.
CIRP - Apple Report • 78 implied HN points • 17 Jan 24
  1. First full quarter results for iPhone 15 models showed decent sales shares compared to iPhone 14 models in the previous quarter.
  2. iPhone 15 Pro Max was the leading model, accounting for 26% of all iPhone sales in the quarter.
  3. Base and Plus models of iPhone 15 had differences in sales performance compared to the Pro and Pro Max models.
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Liberty’s Highlights • 491 implied HN points • 27 Sep 23
  1. Adjusted for inflation, the iPhone 15 is the most affordable since the original in 2007.
  2. The White House may require cloud companies to disclose AI customers for security
  3. Google paid Apple a massive estimated $120 billion since 2010 to be the default search on iOS.
Read Max • 331 HN points • 15 Sep 23
  1. Apple's marketing materials often feature fake texts to demonstrate new features in their products.
  2. The users in these fake texts engage in activities like sharing photographs, planning trips, and throwing surprise parties.
  3. There is a recurring character named John Bishop in these fake texts who appears across different iOS versions, adding a layer of mystery.
Tabletops • 117 implied HN points • 01 May 23
  1. The first Apple Store opened 22 years ago at Tysons Corner, and it's now being reimagined.
  2. Apple MixC Shenzhen opened its second store after 11 years, with impressive opening day lines and organization.
  3. Apple is expanding with a new store in South Korea and sharing employee stories from Apple MixC Shenzhen.
CIRP - Apple Report • 39 implied HN points • 21 Jun 23
  1. Consumers still want Mac computers despite the shift to mobile-first computing era.
  2. Apple refreshed the high-end Mac desktops and introduced a new larger MacBook Air with a 15" display.
  3. Laptops dominate Mac computer sales, accounting for over three-quarters of sales in the recent twelve-month period.
Fight to Repair • 59 implied HN points • 15 May 22
  1. Kyle Wiens founded iFixit after being inspired by Apple's restrictive behavior towards repair information, leading to a global right to repair movement.
  2. Wiens saw the need for individuals to have access to repair information not provided by manufacturers, sparking the creation of iFixit's platform for user-generated service manuals.
  3. The journey towards establishing the right to repair involved challenges, learnings about the influence of corporations, and ongoing efforts in various states to pass right to repair laws.
Fight to Repair • 39 implied HN points • 16 May 22
  1. Efforts are being made to protect the medical right to repair by hospitals, repairers, and public health groups to ensure competition in the industry.
  2. Caterpillar is pioneering the practice of refurbishing old engines, thereby promoting sustainability, reducing costs, and boosting revenue from services.
  3. Microsoft's closure of physical stores has impacted its repairability efforts, showing the importance of accessible repair centers for customers to learn, seek help, and fix devices.
Big Tech • 0 implied HN points • 13 Feb 24
  1. Apple's Journal app integrates various features like photos, location data, and workouts into journal entries, designed for personal reflection.
  2. The Journal app emphasizes privacy by not allowing Siri access to private journals and lacks social sharing capabilities, focusing more on personal use.
  3. The Journal Suggestions API aims to enhance Siri's capabilities and encourage developers to integrate prompt suggestions into their apps for a more personalized user experience.