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Tired of Apple’s cash story? Good! Now read Jony Ive’s take on Apple’s ’90s rebirth

Not only pundits, but big media outlets such as Bloomberg and WSJ have been pushing the narrative that the “bad news is piling up for Apple” due to production cuts, supplier woes, the end of unit sales reporting and so forth. If you read those stories, all that writers seem to be obsessed with are things like unit sales, billions in revenue, margins and stuff like that.

Some Apple sellers on Amazon could see their business dry up

Apple recently has sealed a deal with Amazon to sell an expanded range of products, including iPhones and iPads, on the massively popular e-commerce platform. Counterpoint Research says it's a win-win game for both firms, with Apple being able to better manage pricing, warranties and the overall customer experience. But what about the small sellers?

SmugSmug on Flickr’s free photo sharing limit

Photo haring service Flickr, now owned by SmugSmug, caused a commotion when it recently announced that its 1TB accounts will be downgraded to up to a thousand photos and videos. The free 1TB tier used to support unlimited downloads, but not anymore as SmugSmug looks to monetize its Flickr acquisition by introducing new perks for Pro accounts.

Our problem with Apple

Chuq Von Rospach has a great piece about how Apple could have avoided much of the controversy following last week's Mac event. It's a great read, but the one line I will remember is that one:

We demand Apple innovate, but we insist they don’t change anything.

This truly resonated with me because it's a feeling I've had for a long time but never was able to express in a clear and simple manner. Chuq did in in just eleven words.

Read the whole piece when you have a few minutes.

Scott Forstall and Apple: no hard feelings, really

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal about his new role as a Broadway producer, Scott Forstall had few but nice things to say about Apple:

Asked about the split, Mr. Forstall said he was “so proud of the thousands of people I worked with [at Apple] and with whom I remain friends. I am delighted that they continue to turn out great and beloved products.”

The whole interview is an interesting read, along as you care about either Scott Forstall or musicals in general.