In this age of different devices and platforms, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet talk about the lack of consistency in Apple’s interfaces compared to the days when “Apple” meant “Mac.” They also go over some listener feedback (read criticism) about their rant last week on Apple’s storage pricing for new MacBook Pro models. Lastly, they discuss whether not Walmart can make a go in the streaming video market, and how that might actually work.
Dr. Mac says that other than a handful of iPhones he ordered for delivery on the first day they were available (don’t judge him), he hasn’t paid retail for a Mac or iDevice in at least a decade. Wanna know his secret?
Bryan Chaffin argues that a streaming service without original content is no competition for Netflix, Amazon, or any of the other services.
It’s not an exact science by any means. But there are often subtle hints that Apple is ready to ship a new Mac. John has some tips.
Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s AI boss John Giannandrea, plus they share their thoughts on a leaked photo showing the next iPhone’s glass front.
tvOS 12 includes new features like Dolby Atmos audio support, the ability to auto-fill passwords from user’s iPhones, and Zero Sign-on for cable TV services. Zero Sign-on lets Apple TV detect which cable service you have and automatically sign in and download apps for available channels.
The biggest known change is support for the new 2018 MacBook Pro models that shipped last week.
Apple redid its executive profiles using the upcoming Memoji feature in iOS 12 for iPhone X (and new iPhone models to be announced this fall), all as part of its World Emoji Day celebration/blitz.
Apple just dropped the subscription price for Texture Premium from US$14.99 to $9.99 per month. Texture the digital magazine subscription service Apple bought earlier this year. The price change is automatic so subscribers don’t need to do anything with their account to make it kick in. Apple told subscribers about the price drop via email, and Harry McCracken shared the news on Twitter.
Texture, now owned by Apple, just got cheaper. pic.twitter.com/lqEekkuDjU
— Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) July 12, 2018
Apple announced new MacBook Pros, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet talk about what they like (processors and RAM) and what they don’t like (pricing on storage). They also dig into FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s efforts to reach for a new low.
Along with new Touch Bar MacBook Pro models, Apple unveiled a new Blackmagic eGPU that’s available only through its own stores.
Last month Dr. Mac borrowed an iMac Pro from Apple and performed some tests. His first observation out of the box was that the Space Gray finish on all components—the iMac itself, the keyboard, and the mouse, was stunning. That was when he began calling it “Darth.”
How does he do it? Ming-Chi Kuo (TF International Securities) has posted a virtual Christmas list of Apple’s next products. John comments on the list.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the impact Apple’s mass 1Password license purchase will have on AgileBits, plus they debate if the iPad can be a Mac replacement for most people.
SMTM Technology filed a lawsuit against Apple accusing the iPhone maker of infringing on its patent with iOS 11’s Do Not Disturb While Driving feature.
Xiaolang Zhang admitted to the FBI that he had downloaded data from Apple’s networks to his wife’s computer before leaving Apple.
The release not coincidentally coincides with the App Store’s 10th anniversary, and as a big part of the App Store’s early success, TRISM II got a tweet from Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller Tuesday.
In addition to being searchable, you can download the transcripts, and will be a boon to developers looking for specific information.
The giveaway includes in-app purchases, too, and someone are already showing up free, a day early.
Apple’s patch notes specify only that it, “includes general improvements for stability and bug fixes.”