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jcs2305 said:Mike Wuerthele said:jimh2 said:Why do companies think they can out do a provided API? The developers must be generating billable hours.
If Apple’s viewer doesn’t handle ads in a way that produces the type of data needed for that science, then that would certainly explain HBO wanting to design their own viewer.
If I may, the first tweet is pretty clear in Chinese that this was just a “gut feeling” and it wasn’t based on any inside information.
The second tweet clarifies that: “In other words, originally it was me having some fun, it wasn’t meant to be seen as the least bit reliable, it was just a joke.”
[我本来就是说着玩的 我一点也不靠谱 当个玩笑看就好啦]
I think the most likely rule to emerge from all this will be that Apple cannot give its own apps access to APIs and other system resources that competing apps don’t have access to.The UWB complaint from Tile is an example of this. Apple will be required to roll out the draft UWB specification earlier in the process, or at least at the same time they release a product that uses it.There may also be aspects of Spotify’s complaints that meet this criteria, I’m not sure.
The Screen Time brouhaha would fit — even though it is part of the system and not a competing app — Apple will be forced to provide access to those APIs in a more transparent and timely manner.
Dave Kap said:This is a great article and reminds me of DED. Speaking of DED, can anybody tell me if he is ok and coming back to Apple Insider?
He’s still active on Twitter. So I don’t know, it’s hard to say. Seems like he’s been on leave from AI, rather than being completely gone, or maybe now he’s working freelance rather than on staff?