In Episode 4, we kick off our conversation with a discussion of the very rapid turnaround that happened this past weekend when Apple reversed its stance on paying royalties to artists and labels in the face of a blog post from Taylor Swift (this episode was recorded before it became clear how much Apple would be paying labels during the free trial, so you’ll hear some speculation on that point). In our Question of the Week, Aaron tackles the three different flavors of Apple’s operating systems – developer previews, public betas, and final releases – and what you should know about them, as well as some insight into when exactly the public betas and the final releases might land. And at the end we have a brief discussion about Apple’s ongoing licensing of the Liquidmetal alloys and what it might do with them, if anything.
We invite listeners to submit questions for subsequent weeks in the comments below, on Twitter (@jandawson, @aaronmiller), or via email (jan at jackdawresearch dot com).
Here are some useful links relating to this week’s episode:
- Taylor Swift’s blog post / public letter to Apple
- Eddy Cue’s tweets announcing the change in policy
- Apple’s signup page for the beta program
- News article about Apple’s renewal of its Liquidmetal agreement
- Wikipedia page about Liquidmetal.
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