The Apple Context Machine is Mac, iPhone, and iPod news and analysis that puts the facts in perspective, brought to you with a sense of humor. Hosts Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin put the Apple world into context.
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ACM 302: Steve Jobs’s Legacy and Pretending Apple Watch Will Fail 7:10 PM, Apr. 15th, 2015
The battle to shape and control Steve Jobs's legacy continues, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet look at the latest salvo from Apple veteran Andy…
The battle to shape and control Steve Jobs's legacy continues, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet look at the latest salvo from Apple veteran Andy Hertzfeld. They also look at the Apple Watch's first week, including preorders, trying them on, and the great lengths some people will go to pretend the device is a failure.
The world is going crazy over Apple Watch, and you can't even buy one yet. Jeff and Bryan take a look at the early Apple Watch reviews, and dive into Apple's reasons for making a smartwatch. The also talk about why they're getting an Apple Watch, and speculate on how it's going to fit into the tech world.
It's Apple Context Machine's 300th episode, and Apple's 39th anniversary. Jeff and Bryan have plenty to cover today ranging from Amazon's efforts to turn our homes into One Click shopping systems, and Tesla's new product plans, to Steve Wozniak's thoughts on Apple Watch. They also take some time to check in on their interns Sierra and Aynseley.
Apple's OS X is 14 years old, so Jeff and Bryan take a look back at the early days of the Mac's current operating system. They also have some thoughts on Apple's recent purchase of FoundationDC, and what it means to cut the cable cord and why it may not be exactly what some TV watchers really want.
With reports out saying Apple is going to hand over our personal information to networks in exchange for content deals for its rumored streaming TV service, Jeff and Bryan weigh in with their thoughts on what that means. Along with their thoughts on whether or not Apple will give up on protecting customer privacy, they take a look at Apple's new retail marketing tactics for Apple Watch, and the reactions Apple executives are having to a new Steve Jobs biography.
With Apple's "Spring forward" media event announcements and the news that the CIA has been working on hacking iPhone security there's plenty for Jeff and Bryan to talk about this week. They offer up their thoughts on privacy and security, the CIA's work on their own hacked version of Xcode, the new ultra-thin MacBook, ResearchKit, and the Apple Watch.
Apple may be the most valuable company in the world, but it isn't spending like it is. Jeff and Bryan take a look at Apple's fiscal restraint, plus they have some thoughts on a report that Apple's stock will tank because it can't sustain iPhone sales, and they also dive into Google's plans to start its own cell service as an MVNO.
Does Samsung want to make an electric car? Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin think so. They also look at the Pebble Time, which has raised tons of money on Kickstarter, even as Apple prepares to release the Apple Watch. With Apple getting ever-larger., they also want to know what it means to be an Apple fan today, and what it might mean tomorrow.
Bryan and Jeff dig deep into the Apple Car story, discussing all of the developments in the last few days. They also discuss Apple CEO Tim Cook's views on privacy and ask whether he and his company are going to start pushing privacy as a competitive advantage.
The belief that Apple is doomed has practically become a religion, and Jeff and Bryan have plenty to say about that. They also jump in the middle of reports that Apple is working on designing its own car. Bonus: Bryan explores a career in the railroad industry.