Upgrade looks at how technology shapes our lives, from the devices in our hands and pockets to the streaming services that keep us entertained.



Support this show

Join for $7/month Join for $70/year
Get Upgrade+. More content, no ads.

Get in touch

Submit Feedback

#497: The Poison Pill

January 29th, 2024 · 123 minutes

Just before launch, Jason has some second impressions of the Apple Vision Pro. But before the new-platform excitement starts, there's the matter of Apple's response to the EU and a complicated set of new iOS policies and features.

This episode of Upgrade is sponsored by:

  • Notion: Do your most efficient work with Notion AI. Try it free today.
  • Ooni Pizza Ovens: Bring the world’s best pizza to your own backyard.

Stream this episode

Download: MP3 (141.43 MB)

Links and Show Notes

John Picks the Mac Pro – Instagram
Upgrade 496: 40th Anniversary of the Mac Draft - YouTube
The Mac turns 40 — and keeps on moving - The Verge
Mac at 40: The eras tour – Six Colors
Greg Joswiak on the Mac’s enduring appeal – Six Colors
Apple to Sell Watches Without Blood Oxygen Feature - Bloomberg
Zoom meetings are about to get weirder thanks to the Vision Pro - The Verge
Apple announces changes to iOS, Safari, and the App Store in the European Union - Apple
Apple changes App Store rules in the EU, and the world watches – Six Colors
Daring Fireball: Apple’s Plans for the DMA in the European Union
Understanding Apple's Response to the DMA - MacStories
Apple Shares List of Alternate Browsers That Will Be Available to EU Users in iOS 17.4 - MacStories
Apple now allows game streaming apps in the App Store - 9to5Mac
Here's how Apple will check if your iPhone is eligible for sideloading
Core Technology Fee - Support - Apple Developer
Apple's EU Core Technology Fee Could Bankrupt Freemium App Developers - MacRumors
Apple says third-party app marketplace creators must have €1,000,000 'letter of credit' - 9to5Mac
This is How Notarization Will Work for iOS Apps Distributed Through Alternative App Stores - MacRumors
Transmission Malware Transmitted Through Server Hack, Downloaded 6,500 Times - MacRumors
Spotify accuses Apple of ‘extortion’ with new App Store tax - The Verge
Will Apple Allow Users to Install Third-Party App Stores, Sideload in Europe? - Bloomberg