Walmart is desperate to compete with Amazon, and this new service is another volley in the battle. It offers both eBooks and audiobooks.
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.
Bryan Chaffin argues that a streaming service without original content is no competition for Netflix, Amazon, or any of the other services.
For a limited time Walmart is having a fantastic Apple Watch deal. It’s selling the Series 1 38mm aluminum model with sport band for US$149. You can pick between the silver model with the white band, and the space gray model with the black band. If the 38mm is too small for you, the 42mm model is also being sold for US$179. The Series 1 Watch has a dual-core CPU, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, 8GB storage, accelerometer, and is splash resistant. The OLED screen is 450 nits.
Walmart loves the iPad so much it’s buying 19,000 to use for employee training and administrative work. Apple CFO Luca Maestri shared that detail during the company’s third fiscal quarter earnings report Tuesday afternoon.