This episode is all about Macworld reader and listener hot takes. You have thoughts and we’re going to share and respond to what you wrote. All of the comments mentioned in the show can are listed below.
To beta or not to beta
As most of you all know, Apple releases betas or its operating systems, and Apple has a public beta program that users can join if they want to try out the new software. Jason Snell recently wrote a column encouraging users to install the betas on their iPhone, iPads, and Macs, reasoning that you can help Apple make better software. However, not everyone agrees with him.
One of the new features in the upcoming iOS 17 is NameDrop, which allows iPhone users to quickly exchange contact info using near-field communications. The thing is, this kind of feature has been on Android phones for a while, and a lot of people really wanted to run with this concept on Facebook.
Our final story for the show is about a recent report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman that Apple has been doing its own work in generative AI for some time now. Most people were introduced to generative AI with ChatGPT, and it’s taken off, but people are wondering what Apple plans to do with it.