No new features are in evidence, meaning this release squashes bugs, optimizes, and generally refines iOS 12.1.
Apple has a new trailer out for Carpool Karaoke promoting an upcoming episode with Jamie Foxx and his daughter Corinne Foxx. The trailer feature’s Foreigner’s
ripoff of Deep Purple’s “My Woman from Tokyo” “Hot Blooded.” The theme of this episode is father-daughter clashes over what gets played on the car’s radio, which will surely resonate with lots of folks. Jamie Foxx is a great singer, too. Here’s the trailer.
It looks like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, or TSMC, scored big with Apple again because they’re going to be the exclusive A13 chip provider in 2019.
Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted Thursday that his company would be donating to Hurricane Michael recovery and relief efforts.
The streaming TV business is a hard business to break into. Customers have enormous choice in an overloaded market. Money is tight. Apple knows that.
Apple is beefing up its custom chip team by acquiring 300 processor designers and several patents from Dialog Semiconductor.
The days of only writing software that resides on a major platform like PCs and Macs are coming to a close. Now, every major tech company wants to sell you its own brand of hardware.
In this episode, Bryan Chaffin ask if Apple’s rumored next iPad Pro is the Mac replacement long predicted. They also discuss what went wrong with Apple TV gaming, and the pros and cons and cons and cons of iPhone driver’s licenses. They sneak some Anki Vector love in there, too.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the responses to Bloomberg’s China spy chip report, and what could account for the strong denials from Apple and Amazon. They also look at the state of Siri on the voice assistant’s 7th anniversary.
This maintenance release fixes several bugs, and it puts the “.?123” key on the iOS keyboard back where it used to be.
Apple, Amazon, and other companies weren’t victims of Chinese spy chip server hacks. Bloomberg got it wrong.
Apple published a lengthy and detailed rebuttal of Bloomberg reporting claiming that China had successfully snuck tiny “spy chips” onto servers bought by Apple and other Silicon Valley tech giants.
The Pictar Pro marries old school camera goodness to modern iPhone convenience, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet weigh the pros and cons. They also talk about Netflix’s plans to make new movies and TV series (both) out of The Chronicles of Narnia books. Lastly, they talk about what to expect if Apple does an October media event.
James Dempsey worked at Apple for fifteen years before setting out on his own in August 2011. As a software engineer at Apple, he worked on iOS, Aperture, and macOS releases Leopard through Lion, including half a decade on the Cocoa frameworks team. He’s the founder of Tapas Software, developer of iOS and Mac software. We talked abut his “aha” moments in life starting with his college roommate’s Mac Plus in 1986. His dream to work for Apple was eventually fulfilled in 1996, and James described what it was like to be an Apple evangelist in those days. But James is also an accomplished comedian, vocalist, ukulele player and has a published album. He’s also routinely written special songs for WWDC each year. If you ever wanted to work for Apple, this show is must listening.
Apple’s Everyone Can Create educational coding program is now more accessible to everyone because now it’s available through Apple Books.
Apple released a new commercial Friday called Growth Spurt. It has a catchy tune (“Catch My Breath” by Confidence Man) and some cool effects, but I don’t love it. I think it’s because I don’t buy into the central premise of the piece—that the things you take a picture of grow in real life—and how that directly connects to the iPhone XS Max’s existence. And to be fair Apple brings it home in the fadeout shot as the iPhone XS Max grows larger behind the iPhone XS. I usually love Apple’s spots, so this is a rare miss for me. What do you think?
Dictating which news you’re allowed to see stems from Facebook’s corrupted business model. Apple, in contrast, does things in a very subtle, different way. Which company shall endure?
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at what’s working, and what isn’t, with Apple’s product naming conventions.
California police arrested eight people from a string of Apple Store thefts topping US$1 million, and have arrest warrants for nine more suspects.
Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet can’t get enough of Apple Watch Series 4, even though Jeff is wrong about the Infograph Watch Face. They also find it interesting that a designer got recognized by the world of science, and they weigh whether or not Apple’s plan to avoid sex, violence, and politics with its original TV shows will hurt its streaming service.