Podcast 509: Apple and Google and AI and the future

Looking back at Google I/O and ahead to WWDC.

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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.

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