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This is a much less sensationalized take on the changes. Episode numbers should be in metadata. And the policy does not say no numbers in titles, only not to put the episode number in it. I suspect that a lot of podcasts have only been putting the episode number in the title but not in metadata, which complicates presenting an organized list of episodes.
Apple originally announced this at WWDC 2017: http://schoolofpodcasting.com/apple-set-to-enforce-no-episode-numbers-in-your-podcast-title/
Other sites have reported that even allowing his daughter to film video at Cafe Macs (or anywhere in the Apple campus) was a direct violation of company policy. Additionally, new phone testers normally agree to restrictions for test units (even having his daughter use the phone, not to mention allowing her to film it, likely violated those terms).
The engineer that left his phone in the bar a few years ago did not consciously and willfully violate company policy: he made a mistake in leaving the phone behind. This employee knowingly ignored security policies. It was dumb to give his daughter the phone to use; it was idiotic to allow her to film it. it doesn’t matter if the content of that film only showed previously announced (or rumored) information.
Even when a product is Fulfilled by Amazon, stock from third party sellers is mixed with Amazon stock in their warehouses. If the stock shipped to Amazon by a third party seller is counterfeit, any items with that SKU can be used to fulfill a customer order (a seller's stock of model x cable is not kept separate from another seller or Amazon's stock of model x).
The amount of counterfeit product in the fulfilled by Amazon inventory is high enough for some products (see Jaybird BT Headphones for an example), I won't even order from them any more. This isn't isolated to this seller, or to Apple products. The NYT had a story about the problem a few months back.
cpsro said:AirPods Pro need a larger ear tip option. Unfortunately due to the proprietary nature of the tips, such a product may never arrive from Apple or 3rd parties.
eliangonzal said:I would suggest using Roman numerals, but the lack of a classical education amongst Americans would be as confusing to podcasters seeking to circumvent this arbitrary rule as it would be to Apple employees who sit around making this stuff up.