A fascinating read, particularly the section about Sign in with Apple.
As much as I dislike Apple’s app monopoly, the fact that they have been leveraging this to give a little bit of power to their users is promising.
Leaves me conflicted though; I don’t know whether to be pleased with the move or not.
I’m glad to have a challenger to Facebook and Google in this space. That said I wish it had been a distributed/open solution.
They had to be just closed enough to ensure a consistent experience.
Undoubtedly from our perspectives an open solution would have been better. But open solutions have been attempted and failed in the past.
As you say, by being closed, the experience is consistent. And for better or worse, people trust Apple. I think the most important thing is that Google and Facebook’s hold is being fragmented.