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#378: 2021 Year in Review: We Are Your Family

December 29th, 2021 · 111 minutes

2021 is over, but we've got one last episode before the year ends for good. Let Federico, Myke and Stephen guide you through the last 12 months of Apple-focused tech news.

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Links and Show Notes

All Topics Archive - 2021 - Apple
Connected Archives - Relay FM
Upgrade Archives - Relay FM
Dan Riccio begins a new chapter at Apple - Apple
iPhone 13 Rumored to Feature 'Thinner' Notch, Overall Design to Remain Unchanged - MacRumors
New iPad mini features: 8.4-inch display, smaller bezels - 9to5Mac
2001 Revisited: Macworld San Francisco – 512 Pixels
The Ticci Scale
Apple Releases Betas with Face ID Plus Apple Watch iPhone Unlocking, App Tracking Transparency, and Other New Features - MacStories
Maps Adds Accident, Hazard, and Speed Check Reporting Using the iPhone, CarPlay, and Siri to the iOS 14.5 Beta - MacStories
Test Driving a Wireless CarPlay Adapter - 512 Pixels on YouTube
iOS and iPadOS 14.5 Betas Let Users Pick The Default Streaming Music Service Used by Siri - MacStories
Emojipedia Previews the Emoji Included in the Second Beta of iOS and iPadOS 14.5 - MacStories
Everything New in iOS 14.5 Beta 2: New AirPods Max Emoji, Green Tint Fix, iPad Security and More - MacRumors
Apple May Launch 7-Inch Foldable iPhone With Apple Pencil Support in 2023 - MacRumors
Oppo Find N Impressions: The Best Folding Phone?! - MKBHD on YouTube
Apple launches ‘For All Mankind’ podcast – Six Colors
Liftoff #143: The Perseverance Landing and "For All Mankind" with Ron Moore - Relay FM
[Update: Pulled from App Store] Apple retires Music Memos app for iOS, suggests Voice Memos instead - 9to5Mac
Kuo: iPhone 13 Lineup to Feature Smaller Notch and Larger Batteries, 120Hz Display for Pro Models, and More - MacRumors
Kuo: New form factor MacBook Pro to feature HDMI port and SD card slot - 9to5Mac
Apple Has Apparently Pulled the Plug on the iMac Pro - MacStories
Apple Has Discontinued the Original HomePod - MacStories
Apple adopting the word 'follow' for podcasts as users associate 'subscribe' with paid content - 9to5Mac
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is back in its all-online format - Apple
Apple’s Independent Repair Provider program expands globally - Apple
Twenty Years Ago Today, Apple Shipped Mac OS X – 512 Pixels
Apple Arcade expands its award-winning catalog to more than 180 games - Apple
Apple leads the next chapter of podcasting with Apple Podcasts Subscriptions - Apple
Apple introduces AirTag - Apple
Apple unveils the next generation of Apple TV 4K - Apple
Apple introduces iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini in a stunning new purple - Apple
Apple unveils new iPad Pro with M1 chip and stunning Liquid Retina XDR display - Apple
iMac features all-new design in vibrant colors, M1 chip, and 4.5K Retina display - Apple
How do I connect my bike with the Apple Find My network? : Support
iOS 14.5 offers Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch, diverse Siri voices, and more - Apple
I Called Off My Wedding. The Internet Will Never Forget | WIRED
Behind the controversy at Basecamp - The Verge
Epic Versus Apple: The MacStories Overview - MacStories
Apple Hires Cisco's Stella Low As New Communications Boss
Deezer's New HomePod Integration Supports Hi-Res Audio Playback - MacStories
Apple Announces Spatial Audio and Lossless Playback for Apple Music Subscribers Coming in June - MacStories
M1 iMac Review Roundup - MacStories
Comparing the M1 iMac to the G3 - 512 Pixels on YouTube
Myke Hurley on Instagram: “My first pre-release Apple review hardware!!"
iPad Pro 2021 Review: Future on Standby - MacStories
Apple Announces SignTime and Many Other Accessibility Features Coming to Its Products - MacStories
Use AssistiveTouch on Apple Watch (Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 6 and later only) - Apple Support
Apple Introduces Affiliate Program for Podcasts Subscriptions - MacStories
iOS and iPadOS 14.6 Released with Apple Card Family, Podcasts Subscriptions, Updates to AirTags and Find My, and More - MacStories
A Palazzo Reborn: Inside Apple's Stunning New Store in Via del Corso, Rome - MacStories
WWDC 2021: Announcements – iOS 15, macOS Monterey, and More
Apple employees push back against returning to the office in internal letter - The Verge
Apple argues against sideloading iPhone apps as regulatory pressure mounts - The Verge
Apple scores 35 Emmy nominations, including 20 for hit series “Ted Lasso” - Apple
The Obsidian iOS App is Now Available – The Sweet Setup
Marques Brownlee on Twitter: "iPhone 13 dummies ¯\_(ツ)_/¯" / Twitter
My First Kickstarter: The 2022 Apple Hardware Calendar – 512 Pixels
Apple acquires classical music streaming service Primephonic - Apple
Music Part 3: Alternative and Companion Streaming Services - AppStories
Apple, US developers agree to App Store updates - Apple
Emojipedia Joins Zedge
YouTube brings picture-in-picture to iOS users - The Verge
Federico Viticci on Twitter: "We did it everyone!"
Vidit Bhargava on Twitter: "This is what I want from Safari in iOS 15 on the iPhone"
Apple delays rollout of CSAM detection system and child safety features - 9to5Mac
Kuo: iPhone 13 to support LEO satellite communication, allowing users to make phone calls and send texts without cell signal - 9to5Mac
Google, Apple Hit by First Law Threatening Dominance Over App-Store Payments - WSJ
Japan Fair Trade Commission closes App Store investigation - Apple (UK)
Apple Events - September 2021 - Apple
Apple’s “Ted Lasso” scores history-making win for Outstanding Comedy Series - Apple
iOS and iPadOS 15: The MacStories Review - MacStories
Ex-Apple designer Jony Ive is now designing expensive things for Ferrari, too - The Verge
Apple Watch Series 7 orders start Friday, October 8 - Apple
Apple introduces the Apple Music Voice Plan - Apple
Apple introduces HomePod mini in new bold and expressive colors - Apple
Introducing the next generation of AirPods - Apple
Apple unveils game-changing MacBook Pro - Apple
Connected #366: 5, 1, 4, 6, 9, 6, 3, 4, 7, 8, 2, 2, 3, 5, 9, 12, 12, 3, 4, 1, 5, 9, 11, 8, 6, 4, 11, 5, 1, 1, 2, 8, 8, 2, 8, 12, 3, 6, 6, 11, 12, 2, 6, 1, 9, 1, 7, 10 - Relay FM
Apple’s Most Back-Ordered New Product Is Not What You Expect - The New York Times
macOS Monterey: The MacStories Review - MacStories
Christian Selig on Twitter: "Thanks y'all was pretty unanimous"
HomePod mini is available in bold new colors starting today - Apple
Beats Fit Pro review: sporty AirPod Pros with better sound - The Verge
Connected #373: ★★★★★: How Dare You?! - Relay FM
Twitter Blue subscription now rolling out in US with undo button, custom app icons, more - 9to5Mac
Apple debuts new original podcast, the true crime series 'Hooked' - 9to5Mac
Apple Announces Self Service Repair Program That Will Provide Customers With Access to Tools, Parts, and Manuals - MacStories
Apple sues NSO Group to curb the abuse of state-sponsored spyware - Apple
iOS 15.2 Beta 2 Adds Macro Mode Toggle in Camera App on iPhone 13 Pro - MacRumors
Tidal launches new free tier, direct-to-artist payments, more - 9to5Mac
You Can Now Find the Lyrics to Your Favorite Songs in Spotify. Here’s How. — Spotify
Apple ordered to comply with court’s decision over in-app payments in Epic Games case | TechCrunch
Apple Still Developing AirPower-Like Charger, Also Exploring Long-Range Wireless Charging - MacRumors
Universal Control Not Coming in macOS Monterey 12.1 and iPadOS 15.2 - MacRumors
MacStories Selects 2021: Recognizing the Best Apps of the Year - MacStories
Apple Wins Stay in Epic Case, Won't Have to Implement App Store Changes Tomorrow - MacRumors
Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Secretly' Signed $275 Billion Deal With China in 2016 - MacRumors
Apple Delays Corporate Return to Offices Indefinitely - MacRumors