In no particular order:
- Jacob Kastrenakes at The Verge, writing about Syniverse, which is a company AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint use to route SMS messages to customers. This story is bonkers, and the power this company has is a bit startling, as no one has ever heard of them.
- Guilherme Rambo was locked out of his Apple developer account for months. He went public, and after his post was shared on Daring Fireball and Six Colors, Apple suddenly fixed his account. Casey had the best take.
- Over on Bloomberg, Mark Gurman has reported on big changes Apple is making in the ramp up to iOS 14 and macOS 10.16 next year. If the situation was as chaotic as it sounds in this article, it’s amazing iOS 13 shipped at all, probably.
- Tim Cook looks like he had a bad week, but he didn’t have to have a bad week but it’s 2019 and that’s where things are, I guess.
- David Sparks tried out the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, and he seems to like it. Likewise, I was impressed when I checked it out at the Apple Store, but I’m typing this on the 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro I bought earlier this year.
- Tesla has unveiled its upcoming Cybertruck. I think it is ugly as hell, and the company hasn’t made a great pitch to traditional truck buyers, in my opinion as a pickup owner who very often uses it as an actual truck. I think they’ve mostly designed a pointy status symbol that’s part Pontiac Aztek, part Lamborghini LM002. Don’t @ me, Elon Bros.
- Apple is now selling a Smart Battery Case for the iPhones 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. I picked one up and am glad to have it back in my life for travel days. This MacRumors hands-on post is worth a look.
- Photoshop for iPad should get much better soon.