iOS

The worst of intentions: Silly HomePod survey

Welcome to another episode of Apple Products Cost Too Much! The only technology game show that’s been running continuously since Apple was founded in 1976.

Writing for the lovely people and, yes, several hideous were-beasts over at Business Insider, Peter Newman explains “Why Apple's new HomePod won't be an Echo killer.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody.)

Is it because it starts at like $300 more than the Echo does? Congratulations, you have rediscovered the price elasticity of demand. Not that it was lost or anything.

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iOS

Dial tone: Predicting iPhone 8 problems

What are you likely to get when you ask Apple questions about presumed problems with devices they haven’t announced yet? Let’s find out.

Writing for CNBC, Todd Haselton warns us that “The iPhone 8 may be outdated before it even launches.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Nick Sayer, The LeeBase and Crandall Crute.)

The Apple iPhone 8 may already lag behind Android rivals when it launches later this year.

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