Podcast 509: Apple and Google and AI and the future
Looking back at Google I/O and ahead to WWDC.
Ah, the heady days after Google I/O but before WWDC. It’s a fun time of looking over what Google announced, wondering what Apple will unveil, and trying to connect the dots to understand what it all means. And we’re here to help unpack it all, starting with an excellent essay by Marco Arment about what happens to Apple if we go from mobile-first to AI-first.
Elsewhere, Google wants to learn how we talk to our friends, which is going to stink when brands start mimicking us in ads. iPhone 7 rumors are flying fast, along with rumors for next year’s iPhone, yes, already. Glenn uncovered the reason your iPhone and iPad ask for your passcode in the morning. And Apple got a new store in Macworld’s hometown, with a public plaza and a really cool fountain from the 70s that matches the messy, complicated, intricate, patchwork aesthetic of San Francisco far more than it resembles anything Jony Ive would choose.
6 Google I/O announcements Apple fans should care about by Susie Ochs
7 Android features from Google I/O that Apple should borrow by Oscar Raymundo
The problem with Google’s Allo: Who’s it really for? by David Meyer for Fortune.com
Google wants to learn how you speak. What then? by Brian Feldman for Select/All at NYmag.com
Farewell to Allo? Why Snowden and others don’t trust Google’s new AI-backed messaging app by Seung Lee for Newsweek
If Google’s right about AI, that’s a problem for Apple by Marco Arment at Marco.org
Apple R&D Reveals a Pivot Is Coming by Neil Cybart at Above Avalon
iPhone 7 rumors: Redesigned antenna lines but no OLED until 2017 by Caitlin McGarry and Oscar Raymundo
New Touch ID rules: Why you have to enter your passcode when you wake up by Glenn Fleishman
Apple’s Touch ID rules may be designed to protect human rights by Glenn Fleishman
OS X 10.12 may let you unlock a Mac using Touch ID on an iPhone by Roman Loyola
The best Apple TV gamepads available today—and the rest, too by Andrew Hayward
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