The Parterning-with-Creators Edition Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Apple Celebrates A Groundbreaking Year In Entertainment, by Eddy Cue, Apple

At Apple, we have the privilege of partnering with creators of all kinds, while building products and services that enable even more creativity. Our mission has always been to enrich people’s lives and to leave the world better than we found it, and we know that takes more than technical skill. It requires leading with our values in everything we do. We believe that our products and services should be made for everyone. We believe that privacy is a fundamental human right, and that our highest obligation to our customers is security. We believe that a culture where everybody belongs can drive innovation, and that we must stand up for the change we want to see in the world.

Apple TV ‘Watch Now’ Tab Is Now A Mess, And There’s No Fix For It, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

In the version of the TV app that is now rolling out to Apple TV users, that “Featured” row is no longer present. Instead, the “Up Next” queue retains its top-level positioning for easy access. Unfortunately, Apple’s trade-off for this is an aggressive, monstrous banner at the top that cycles through so-called “Featured” content.

Apple Opens Up Podcasts Subscriptions To Publishers On Rival Services, byWilliam Gallagher, AppleInsider

Podcast producers on certain popular platforms can now have an Apple Podcasts Subscriptions version created automatically through Delegated Delivery.


Yale Releases Two New HomeKit-connected Smart Safes, by Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider

There are two versions of Yale's smart safe being introduced — the Yale Smart Safe and Yale Smart Safe with Wi-Fi. The latter of which includes a Yale Connect bridge that adds support for Wi-Fi and remote control via the Yale Access app.

Hands-On With The New Thunderbolt 4 Brydge ProDock For MacBook Pro And MacBook Air, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

There are other docks on the market that are more affordable, but the Brydge does have an edge with the design and the number of available ports.


Work Life Balance Is Impossible, by Nat Eliason, Infinite Play

Our goal is not balance. It’s for each piece of our life puzzle to support the other pieces as much as possible. To see them as additive to the others, not subtractive. For the life buckets to be integrated, not separated.

By framing these various areas as priorities to be integrated, rather shuffled around, we can start asking more helpful questions.


Apple To Begin Making In-House Screens In 2024 In Shift Away From Samsung, by Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

The company aims to begin by swapping out the display in the highest-end Apple Watches by the end of next year, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The screens upgrade the current OLED — organic light-emitting diode — standard to a technology called microLED, and Apple plans to eventually bring the displays to other devices, including the iPhone.

The changes are part of a sweeping effort to replace Apple supplies with homegrown parts, an undertaking that will give the company more control over the design and capabilities of its products. The tech giant has dropped Intel Corp. chips in its Mac computers in favor of in-house designs and plans to do the same with the key wireless components in its iPhones.

U.S. Judge Rules Apple Watch Infringed Masimo's Pulse Oximeter Patent, by Rahat Sandhu, Shivani Tanna and Akanksha Khushi, Reuters

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) will now consider whether to implement an import ban on these Apple Watches, the medical device maker said.

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The cynicism part of me is assuming all the supply-side issues is going to make Apple's upcoming earnings report look really bad… except for the Service businesses, which is why Eddy Cue has to write a blog post as a cushion.


Thanks for reading.