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Using iPad, Apple Original TV Shows, and Macs with Jim Dalrymple: ACM 490

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin and guest-host Jim Dalrymple talk about how they use their iPads, and it turns out they’re pretty different use cases. They try to talk about where Apple TV might go but venture into a much deeper conversation about Apple’s original TV shows and videos. Spoiler: one of them is a pessimist. They close the show by examining the state of the Mac. Another spoiler: one of them is a pessimist!

Apple Is A Healthy Company. But, Someday, it Could Fail

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

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Companies are like organisms: they’re born, they grow, adapt, and have a life cycle. But predicting Apple’s future is very hard to do at this point. We can, however, monitor life signs.

Apple RAM and SSD Prices, Apple's Pipeline, the Future of iOS - ACM 488

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest-host John Kheit, who has a bee in his bonnet about Apple’s upgrade pricing for RAM and storage on the new Mac mini and MacBook Air models. They also discuss whether or not Apple actually has a “deep pipeline,” as well features they’d like to see come to iOS in the future.

New iPad Pro and MacBook Air Now Available in UK

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

LONDON – The new iPad Pro and MacBook Air are available for UK customers. Currys PC World is offering new iPads from £769 (US$1,011).  The retailer is also offering customers £50 ($66) off the price of the new device if they trade in an older tablet.  The new MacBook Air is also available, starting at £1,119 ($1,472). However, the 256 GB SSD model seems to be currently sold out. Currys PC World is also offering financing options on the new devices.

New iPad Pro and MacBook Air Now Available in UK

Apple's MacBook is Dying - Will Soon Be No More

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

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The MacBook, introduced in 2015, appeared to leapfrog the venerable MacBook Air. It sported a Retina display and USB-C. Now, it may be a dying breed.

Halloween Special, New iPads and Macs, Mr. Ricky Cleans House - ACM 486

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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In this episode, Mr. Ricky pays a visit. And after Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet discuss Apple’s new iPads and Macs, Mr. Ricky decides it’s time to clean up the mess and set our interns free! All that and more in this Halloween 2018 Special Episode!

The New MacBook Air: Apple Competes With Itself

· John Martellaro · Editorial

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A new, low-cost, non-Retina MacBook of some kind has been envisioned and dreamed about by the community. Whatever Apple’s plans are, the new 2018 MacBook Air isn’t it. And that’s okay.

Apple's MacBook Air Introduction Video

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple posted the MacBook Air introductory video to YouTube. This is the video narrated by Laura Metz, Senior Product Manager, shown during Apple’s “There’s More in the Making” media event on Tuesday. Jeff Gamet wrote up the details on the MacBook Air itself. MacBook Air starts at US$1,199, is available for preorder now, and ships on November 7th.

Killing the Lighting Port, Buying into Apple Watch Series 4 - ACM 477

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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What would it take for Apple to ditch the Lightning port on iPhones? Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet explore the possibilities, and Bryan ends up convincing himself to buy Apple’s not-shipping-yet AirPower charging pad. They also ask themselves what it would take for them to want Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone Xs, new iPad Pros, and new MacBooks. Their conclusion? It’s going to be an expensive fall.

Meet the VPs Behind the Scenes at Apple

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

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We hear at lot about the high-profile Senior VPs at Apple, but what about the regular VPs behind the scenes, VPs who keep the company humming?

What Apple May Be Up To With the New MacBook Air

· John Martellaro · Editorial

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The MacBook Air has turned out to be an odd but interesting product. John sizes up the latest reports about a next generation model coming soon.

Where Shall Apple Take the Mac Next?

· John Martellaro · Analysis

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The Macverse is bursting at the seams waiting for new Macs. A Mac specific event seems called for. Here’s what John would like to see.