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#359: Hi Everybody... Pineapple

June 28th, 2021 · 129 minutes

SUMMER OF FUN! This week we've got new beachwear, a mega Summer edition of #askupgrade, dreams of larger iPads, and a less fun conversation about Apple's reaction to potential new tech legislation.

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Links and Show Notes

Buy your Upgrade Summer of Fun Merch – Available for 2 weeks!
Upgrade #254: Downgrade - Relay FM
Upgrade #312: Outgrade - Relay FM
The Test Drivers #35: Windows 11, with Panos Panay - Relay FM
This is the hardware you need to run Windows 11 - The Verge
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the business of Windows - The Verge
Apple Original 'Ted Lasso' wins Peabody Award [U] - 9to5Mac
Apple TV+ Series 'Foundation' and 'The Problem With Jon Stewart' Premiering in September - MacRumors
Foundation — Official Teaser 2 | Apple TV+ - YouTube
Dan Harmon, Nathan Pyle Team for ‘Strange Planet’ Series at Apple – The Hollywood Reporter
Foundation — Official Teaser 2 | Apple TV+ - YouTube
Big iPads, Apple Car Changes, Amazon AR Glasses: Inside Big Tech Labs - Bloomberg
The iPad's inevitable Mac-like future is hiding in iPadOS 15 | Macworld
Tech Giants, Fearful of Proposals to Curb Them, Blitz Washington With Lobbying - The New York Times
Report: Tim Cook called Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress to warn against antitrust legislation [U] - 9to5Mac
Lobbying Congress, Apple’s Report, What About Consumers? – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
Congress begins to crank up Big Tech legislation – Six Colors
Apple Says Allowing Sideloading on iPhone Would Expose Users to Serious Privacy and Security Risks - MacRumors
Building a Trusted Ecosystem for Millions of Apps – Apple Whitepaper
Epic gives in to Google and releases Fortnite on the Play Store - The Verge
Apple argues against sideloading iPhone apps as regulatory pressure mounts - The Verge
Kosta Eleftheriou (@keleftheriou) / Twitter
Here’s why Apple won’t allow iPhone app sideloading. – Fast Company
Sticking Out on Instagram: “As far as I’m concerned, Pimm’s & Lemonade = summer”
Next Year, Brits Will Fly Abroad. For Now, It’s Bognor Bingo. - The New York Times
Upgrade #213: The California Environment - Relay FM