Episode 140 — The Products They Built Along the Way

Ben and James discuss Apple’s strategy of monetizing its customer base, how that explains HomePod, and whether or not it is a problem.

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  • Ben Thompson: Apple’s Middle Age — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Books to Blogs — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Apple and the Oak Tree — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: The Lessons and Questions of the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Apple is Not a Services Company — Stratechery Daily Update
  • NOTE: Apple has taken down the supplemental financial information from Q1 2016 that I referred to on this podcast. You can see the old link in this press release
  • Ben Thompson: Is HomePod Late? — Stratechery Daily Update
  • James Allworth: The Blessing of Failure — Medium
  • Ben Thompson: Beyond the iPhone — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Apple’s Organizational Crossroads — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Apple at Its Best — Stratechery


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