Episode 567: Homemade Granola

We start with Manton’s frustration with Apple platform development. Manton has been shifting away from macOS and iOS development, begrudging Apple’s outsized influence. Daniel and Manton talk about the broader issues of whether to accept closed platform restrictions after tasting the freedom of self-publishing. Then they wrap up with the Apple Vision Pro’s approach to privacy and whether a locked-down device can ever really replace the Mac.

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Many thanks to our sponsor this week:


  • Apple is too big — Manton’s microblog-sized short rant about Apple.
  • App Store reboot — Christina Warren on the past and future of the App Store.
  • Strategy credit — Ben Thompson on a company’s decisions that make them look good but which are easy because of their business.

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August 10, 2023 at 5:18 pm.