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#15: Taken Behind the Shed

August 3rd, 2017 · 60 minutes

It's phone season! Apple spilled the beans on the next iPhone and Samsung prepares to reintroduce the Note brand after last year's debacle. And Apple reports iPad growth, but is it too late for the tablet market?

Guest Starring: Florence Ion and Michael Gartenberg

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Links and Show Notes

Apple firmware release may reveal iPhone plans - Six Colors

The bundle revealed all sorts of features of not only Apple's upcoming smart speaker, but a whole lot about the next iPhone.

Botched Release of Beta HomePod OS Reveals Details of New 2017 iPhones and HomePod - Daring Fireball

John Gruber shares his thoughts on how this leak may have taken place.

Samsung Galaxy Note8: Final specs by Evan Blass - VentureBeat

Samsung will take the stage on August 23 to unveil the Galaxy Note 8, but the specs seem to be pretty widely known.

Hyperloop One Successfully Tests Its Pod for the First Time - WIRED

Once loaded into a 1,600-foot-long concrete tube in the Nevada desert, the pod hit 192 mph in about 5 seconds, using an electric propulsion system producing more than 3,000 horsepower.

Did the iPad turn the corner this quarter? - Six Colors

It’s been more than three years since Apple posted year-over-year growth in iPad revenue. That’s a really long time—and a long slide downward on just about every iPad chart you can think of.

Michael Gartenberg (@Gartenberg) - Twitter
Flo Ion (@Ohthatflo) - Twitter