ACM 212: Digging Into iOS 7, Tearing Into Apple’s Antitrust Conviction

| Apple Context Machine Podcast

iOS 7 has had three beta seeds for developers so far, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet dig into it to see where it stands so far. On Wednesday, Apple was convicted for antitrust violations in the ebook industry, and Bryan and Jeff couldn't believe their eyes. Turns out they have something to say about that, too.

ACM 212: Digging Into iOS 7, Tearing Into Apple’s Antitrust Conviction

Jul. 10, 2013 — Download: MP3 Version (AAC Version Coming Soon)


Phil Brown

On the Yahoo weather App:  Listening to your speculations on whether the app was somehow a trial balloon for the iOS7 redesign, I was reminded of my last two visits to an Apple Retail Store in Sheffield UK.  On both occasions (and by two different employees) I was asked if I “liked” the Yahoo weather app I had installed on my iPad home screen.  This was in the weeks leading up to the announcement of iOS7 at WWDC. This begs the question as to whether the Apple Store employees had an instruction to find out how customers were reacting to this specific app. Maybe they were just showing an interest in how customers use their iPad’s, who knows.  Did anyone else have the same experience when visiting a store?

On the Antitrust case:  It strikes me as odd that the Judge appeared to signal at the end of the trial that her opinion had been modified to some extent by the evidence, and then only TWO WEEKS LATER issues a guilty verdict.  It seems a very short time to do much in the way of reconsideration, although I think she shows a lot of sympathy for Apple’s position in the verdict.  I just hope this setback doesn’t deter Apple from trying to disrupt other markets in the future, because I STILL haven’t seen “Game of Thrones”! 

Thanks for the great Podcast guys, great analysis and you always manage to make me LOL at least once an episode grin

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