Apple KRACK Debacle, iMac Edition, Rubio vs Cook vs China, Apple Hires TV Executives - Pop.0 Ep.24

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit discuss the AirPort KRACK fix, and why the iMac Pro should really be called iMac Edition. They also dig into political criticism of Tim Cook speaking in China and Apple’s overall position in that country. And when they hear that Apple has hired new television execs, they hope it means Apple’s leadership is learning how to delegate.  (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)

Mr. Cook Goes to China, Sonos Meets Ikea, Apple Buys Pop Up Archive – ACM 440

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Tim Cook took a recent trip to China, and some have accused him of endorsing Chinese censorship. Bryan and Jeff talk about how complicated doing business in China is. They also look at why Sonos and IKEA have announced a partnership, and what Apple’s purchase of Pop Up Archive might mean. Then they fall down the rabbit hole of TextArc.

Apple Should Think Differently about Social Media Tipping

· Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

WeChat App on iPhone

Apple has reportedly taken a stance on social media tipping in China that says the company should get 30% of those tips. Bryan Chaffin argues that this is a huge mistake, and that Apple should think differently.

iPhone 8 3D Cameras, iPhone and Social Platforms - TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-11

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Apple has a supplier for 3D cameras for the iPhone 8, and the question is exactly how will they be used. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to debate what Apple intends to do with 3D on the new iPhone, plus they look at how the iPhone’s hardware features may be more important than its software.

Apple Runs Up Against State Censorship in China, Again

· Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

China and the rule of lawls

Apple is once again running into issues with state censorship in China. Chinese newspaper Xinhua reported Thursday that two different agencies will call Apple into their offices to demand Apple tighten up controls over streaming apps available in the App Store.

Apple Embraces China with New R&D Center

· Jeff Gamet · News

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Apple plans to open a new research and development center in China before the end of the year, according to company CEO Tim Cook. The facility will be a first for Apple in China, and will be another way to help Apple shore up its presence in the country.

Apple Helped Drive Uber Out of China

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple and Uber in China

Uber and Didi were locked in a battle to outspend each other in China in hopes of becoming the dominant name in the ride sharing market. When Apple invested US$1 billion in Didi, however, Uber knew that strategy wouldn’t work and agreed to a deal where Didi bought out its Chinese operations.