Lately, Apple has been dealing with several percolating problems. Governments, at home and abroad, are interested in their business practices. Troubles between the United States and China are now threatening Apple’s business in one of its biggest markets. Big and small developers are now finding ways to exert pressure against the existing App Store model.
I have had several readers/listeners write in asking me to cover these topics more, but to be honest, I’m just not that interested. For those Apple enthusiasts who are worried, settle down. Apple has more money in the bank than most banks have money in the bank. They have a lot of smart people in control, and given Apple’s size, this scrutiny is expected (and probably appropriate). I do feel like it is going to get uglier before it gets better for Apple, but eventually they will figure it all out.
I am much more concerned about all of the families that have lost loved ones and all of the people out of work due to this pandemic than the troubles of a $2 trillion company.
My coverage on this blog, the podcasts, and Field Guides all try to lean more toward the how-can-I-help-you-to-get-your-work-done-and-enjoy-life-more category of Apple stories. That’s not changing.