There seems to be little common ground around Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter. It’s either the greatest thing EVAH (freedom fries for murica) or a house burning down around an oven with a chicken left in at 300 celsius. What actually is happening is mostly up for debate and your opinion is just as valid as someone else. Even if those two opinions are 180 degrees out of sync.
It’s being said that the iPhone 14 will have the same look and processor as its predecessor and in order to get the best full featured specs, you’ll need to jump to the 14 Pro. If this is true, is there really a need for iPhone 12 or 13 users to jump to a new phone?
While Tim Cook (Mr. Excitement) has been the CEO of Apple for over 10 years, he’s now getting closer to mid-60s and is probably looking past where he’ll be running things. His legacy is pretty firmly set and there’s not much more at this point he could do, so who will be next in line to run Apple? We’ll look at some of the likely candidates in the second section.
Neither Guy nor Gaz are made out of money which is a good thing since random pieces of coloured paper can’t do podcasts, but we can afford a few luxuries or items to replace current luxuries. So in the section part 2 we’re going to talk about what we have, what we’d replace it with, and why.
So many sales going on right now on Apple products from Walmart with its Walmart + Weekend sales or Amazon’s Amazon Prime Day events with HUGE discounts off Apple Products. Many pendants are saying, “Hey Apple, why don’t YOU do some of those discounts and get those shoppers on YOUR website!”. Except they’ve forgotten one important fact. Both Amazon and Walmart are still buying those products from Apple so without even cutting margins to near nothing, Apple still gets paid. Also apparently there’s a developer’s conference or something on Monday which I guess the GMen will talk about. Lastly, it’s the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!
One of the GMen has been predicting for a long time that what the iPad needs isn’t half-hearted multitasking that requires more moves than a rugby player in the /line-out, but a full fledged floating window experience. Kinda like every operating systems on any large screen currently uses. Maybe…JUST maybe that’s coming true in the next version of iPadOS.
So, is this the world’s longest segue? Having Karl Madden from the Mac and Forth show on last week was fun, but it did break up our discussion about Apple devices. Somehow I think we’ll live through the experience, but we say that optimistically every time Karl is on the show. However we only have to wrong once for tragedy to strike.
It seems redundant these days to report on Apple’s finances when you could record it once with a “Apple made record revenue and profits this year blah blah blah” and call it a day. There’s a nugget there though while not new, continues to astound the once hardware-heavy tech giant and that’s Services. This quarter, that’s where nearly 25% of all revenue Apple generated came from.
Gaz is off doing fun stuff and left Guy all on his own, a dangerous proposition no matter how you look at it. However, he (Guy) was also smart (for once) and invited David Ginsburg from the “In Touch with iOS” podcast to join in and give his thoughts on the upcoming WWDC which while still some time away, hasn’t stopped people from talking about it.
For Pick’s Sake (Where applicable you fool you fool)
Guy:- If all you use is Safari then this won’t matter much, but 1Password is practically the defacto standard for password management. Available to you anywhere and practically from any device if you trust that device enough to remotely log into 1Password. Gaz:-
Oh just relax internet censors, we’re talking about computer speed for gosh sakes. The great debate over whether Apple’s benchmarks comparing an M1 Ultra Mac Studio to a similar Intel-based computer has fans on both sides dragging up all the old arguments of Mac vs PC. Many are saying at best Apple exaggerated and many others claiming Apple out and out lied. The GMen say, stop getting your underwear in such a twist. Maybe going forward for most people it just won’t matter. Or maybe that time has already come.
When it comes to upgradability, Apple’s devices going back well into the Intel years have not exactly been the best examples. Even the simple things like RAM and storage have been missing from most of Apple’s lineup for many years. Looking forward into the M-processor years, this isn’t likely to change much and there are some very good, if not extremely frustrating reasons why.
Man that Apple event was really something wasn’t it? Too bad nearly everything Guy predicted was utterly and almost to the point incorrect. Fortunately according to the many worlds theory as proposed by the famed Polish theoretical physicist Wojciech H. Zurek, in one universe as defined by Quantum Mechanics not only was Guy correct about every prediction, but he did so while eating chocolate ice cream and dancing the Fandango surrounded by former Playboy Bunnies. So he’ll take that as a win…in some other universe
It’s always exciting when an Apple event is right around the corner and while we don’t do “rumors” per se, we do like to speculate on what Apple goodies might be just around the corner. It’s less immediate than a traffic accident and more trustworthy than…well…idiot analysts popping off about the specs of the 2024 iPhone 15. Also we know when we’re wrong and admit to it as compare to idiot analysts
It’s our 600th-ish podcast and MAN do we have some exciting stuff for you! If by exciting, we mean really more or less a regular show. While this is a significant milestone for us, it pales in comparison to what’s going on in the Ukraine as we record. We aren’t going to bring a lot of coverage as we aren’t about general news and politics, but for what it’s worth, we dedicate this episode to brave people of the Ukraine and wish them well. There’s also an extra long after show with a live call in from Guy’s son…um…Guy
Maybe “lies” is a bit strong, but we’ve yet to see any kind of announcement officially for an event that is 3 weeks away according to sources. Of course in these days of spectacular events that no one is allowed to go to and can be done by a guy hitting a “play” button while on his smoke break it isn’t beyond the realm of possibilities either.
Seems like every week there’s a new story about a security break down between our smart devices and reportedly unintended consequences of the apps we use and auxiliary features and hardware those apps use. Case in point, this week it’s the popular conferencing app Zoom.
Other than lot’s of political wailing about one thing or another there’s not much to talk about this week, but we’ll manage. Some cool Sci-Fi is coming to the small screen. Also Guy got a new chair so no more squeaks and a new microphone so lot’s more beeps
CES 2022 is over and apparently wasn’t as huge as it’s been in years past. Obviously the never ending-demic is the culprit, but there were still some cool things released for Apple related products and the GMen will discuss that with absolutely no expertise at all! Also spoiler alert if you haven’t seen the new James Bond flick, don’t listen to the after show. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
A quiet year in general since most people were discouraged from going anywhere and Apple wasn’t immune either. So let’s take a walk down memory lane at the world of Apple in the year 2021. Also more phone calls!