I usually try to avoid quoting just the end of an essay (spoilers!) but the closing lines in today’s Stratechery update are great:

…once upon a time — back when “There’s an app for that” was about developers’ contribution to the iPhone — Apple valued developers; today, when “There’s an app for that” is about Apple’s supposed sacrifice in building developer tools and SDKs, Apple resents them. A legal argument about IP monetization has become a righteous tenet, and Apple is defending said tenet with the fervor and blinders of the true believer.

Apple has lost their way with the App Store.

Manton Reece @manton