In what can only be described as a wacky week, we get together to discuss some of its events including massive iPhone 6 pre-orders (and some of the difficulties actually placing those orders), our favorite iOS 8 features, Tim Cook taking charge, and significant changes here at Macworld.
After weeks of speculation we know something of what Apple has planned for late this year and early next—two new iPhone models, a new way of making payments, and a multi-talented wearable technology termed the Apple Watch. Serenity had some hands on time with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as well as the Apple Watch and has a lot to say about all of them.
Justified’s Mags Bennett’s hardscrabble acceptance of the inevitable loss of youth and relevance nicely sums up the end of the traditional iPod line as today the iPod classic disappeared from the Apple Store. While this iPod had its charms—primarily its storage capacity—the time for mid-priced single-purpose hard-drive driven music players has passed.
Things have been a little quiet in Cupertino in the last week but that doesn’t mean the technology world has stopped spinning. In this week’s podcast we address issues including iPhone 5 battery replacements, John Gruber’s number crunching, Facebook as arbiter of worthy headlines, why Microsoft’s Surface 2 may be under water, and what TiVo is doing for cable cutters.
As we wait for August to wind down and a fresh crop of Apple products to sprout in September we manage to find other things to talk about. This week that includes Apple and diversity, calling your mother (or else!), whether we’re so human-impaired that we need Facebook to tell what is and isn’t a joke, a list of iPhone 6 rumors, and a heartfelt “well done” to Apple for a just as heartfelt commercial.
In this episode we learn something of Apple’s internal training programs, question whether a packed-to-the-gills App Store can be curated, examine just how much evil can found within each fluid ounce of Facebook Messenger, imagine a future with Siri on the Mac, and ponder greater integration of women in tech.
In this episode senior editor Dan Frakes joins me to chat about Apple's advertising strategies, the future of the App Store, Apple's integration with new acquisition Beats Music, and a little bit about the many man-hours put into testing OS X Yosemite Beta.