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The advice in 2010 before the iPhone 4 came out was to not buy one. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to jump back in time and share their thoughts on the top ten reasons why people shouldn't buy the iPhone 4. They also look at Apple's quiet iPhone durability improvement process.
Hours before then-Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone 4 in 2010, the Telegraph explained why buying one would be a horrible idea. Those reasons included the cost because you could pay less for a Blackberry, it's anti-technology, it costs money to develop native apps, the headphones suck, battery life is poor, it's poorly designed, and doesn't support Adobe's Flash. It's a fun read because we get a glimpse into how people saw the smartphone market six years ago, and because it presented both Blackberry and Flash as relevant yet both are on their deathbed today.
It's no secret Apple takes a hands off approach when it comes to apps that run afoul of its prudish App Store guidelines. That's something the makers of La Petite Mort learned when their game was bumped from the App Store for crossing over the "excessively objectionable or crude" restriction. The rejection isn't surprising considering the sexual nature of the app, and to be fair, Apple's screeners probably don't want to rock the boat and risk being the person that let a sexual app slip through. Oh, wait. The App Store is loaded with sex-related apps.
Apple is in third place on the Fortune 500 list with revenue behind Walmart and Exxon Mobil. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at how much money the top companies are bringing in and how that compares to their profits. They also look at the news that Norway will ban gas car engines in 2025.
Apple efforts to open its own retail stores in India have failed so far, but that may change soon. The government is considering giving Apple a three-year exemption to the local sourcing requirement while establishing its in-country business and Foxconn builds a new factory.
Sinisa Durekovic, the chief navigation engineer at Harman International Industries, now works for Apple where he'll presumably lend his expertise to the company's electric car project and Maps service. HII is the company that makes the in-car satellite navigation systems used by Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Apple isn't talking about his job, but we're betting it involves the Apple Car's onboard navigation system.
Apple has navigation expert Sinisa Durekovic on staff and that opens some interesting possibilities for the company. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet share discuss why they think he's part of the Apple Car team and not Maps, plus they look at how Tim Cook is reinventing Apple in his own way instead of mimicking Steve Jobs.
First we get the news that Apple is finally updating the 27-inch Thunderbolt display at WWDC, and it's going to be totally awesome with 5K resolution, Thunderbolt 3 support, and a built-in graphics card so Macs with less powerful GPUs can get in on the super sharp goodness, too. Then the next day we get the news that Apple isn't updating its practically ancient display. Welcome to the world of Apple rumors.
Word on the street says Apple is working on a 5K Thunderbolt 3 display. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet share their thoughts on the current state of Apple's display, the reported specs for the new display, and how long it's been since the last display refresh. Bonus: John gets his science on when Elon Musk says we're living in a computer simulation.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos says the real reason why we don't have an Amazon Prime Video Apple TV app is because he doesn't like Apple's terms. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to try to sort out what he means and why Amazon is treating Apple TV differently than the iPhone and iPad. They also share their thoughts on the report claiming major iPhone refreshes are coming every three years instead of two.