Like Apple's .NET Native is AOT.
Like Apple's .NET Native compiles to native code in the server.
It's your comment that gave the impression that you thought Apple's new bitcode thing is not AOT and that they follow MS in this not-AOT-ness.
It might not have been what you meant, but it's not very clear from the phrasing:
>"(...) Apple's AOT compilation toolchain was being discussed by some Apple fans as the way to go. Now they turn around and follow what the others are doing"
This reads like Apple had an AOT compilation toolchain that Apple fans thought it was "the way to go" and now Apple dones't have one (AOT compilation toolchain) anymore following MS lead in this regard.
Whereas what you actually meant was probably that Apple fans thought that Apple's PREVIOUS AOT compilation toolchain was the way to go, but now they've changed course and went for an MS style AOT compilation toolchain.
(it read like you think "Apple's AOT toolchain" was a thing of the past, and not they follow MS which doesn't have AOT).