I understand the point you're trying to make, but (1) Apple has delivered software which rips CDs with the OS for 18 years now, and (2) this feature not only doesn't block any number of ways to block ads, but Apple provides an API for blocking content (including ads) with both macOS and iOS.
I would be surprised if iTunes survives this one.
> (2) this feature not only doesn't block any number of ways to block ads, but Apple provides an API for blocking content (including ads) with both macOS and iOS.
Apple's content blocking API is less flexible and useful than the more powerful general purpose API it replaced in the Safari 12 lockdown, which proves the parent's point.
And seeing that all music sold by Apple has been DRM free for a decade, are you thinking they are not only going to reenable DRM, they are going to make it more restrictive in 2020 than it was in 2003?
So while you’re assuming evil intensions, occam’s razor would suggest that instead this is actually about preventing ever increasing malware even for software that don’t originate from the App Store. It’s about creating a record that traces executables back to their authors.
They have been presenting it as a simple choice between letting big corporations kill our kids for profit and a safe internet where companies take responsibility.
There is very little debate beyond that. No criticism. No questioning of causality. No journalism. No science. It's pure propaganda.
Not even even the breathtaking logic of banning "harmful but not illegal content" is raising eyebrows.