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#133: You're an Empty Row Person

March 20th, 2017 · 99 minutes

Apple’s been a leader in podcasting since the early days, but is there a new era coming soon? Jason and Myke have some theories. Plus, we carefully analyze each other’s iPhone and iPad home screens, marvel at Apple’s stock price, and answer your questions.

#132: Extra Lasers

March 13th, 2017 · 90 minutes

Would Apple ever make iOS devices larger than the the 12.9-inch iPad Pro? And what does Apple need to do to make iOS excel at multitasking and large screen sizes? And Jason and Myke answer your questions in a mega-sized version of #askupgrade.

#131: It's Fine, Dude

March 6th, 2017 · 74 minutes

We parse through the rumors about what kind of connector the new iPhone might offer—Lightning or USB-C?--and whether Apple and its customers are ready for another transition. Also, will YouTube’s new cord-cutting TV service be a splash hit?

#130: Ron Has a Pretty Sweet Job

February 27th, 2017 · 96 minutes

Apple Park nears completion, The Nintendo Switch arrives, Silicon Valley culture fails its workers, and pineapple on pizza creates an international incident.

#129: Disneyland for Developers

February 20th, 2017 · 126 minutes

How will Apple’s WWDC be different now that it’s moving back to San Jose from San Francisco? Why is The Iconfactory kickstarting a new version of Twitterrific for Mac? And in this episode, Myke at the Movies travels back in time to 1984 for “The Terminator."

#128: Is It Any Weirder than Dashboard?

February 13th, 2017 · 79 minutes

Jason and Myke deal with a mountain of follow-up from last week’s episode about the present and future of the iPad, and then ponder what Apple’s long-term strategy for the Mac might be.

#127: Congratulations, You're an Analyst

February 6th, 2017 · 84 minutes

This week Myke runs the numbers and shows why the decline of the iPad is overhyped and why it’s a more popular computing device than the Mac. Plus we break down Apple’s latest financial results and define what a quarter means.

#126: Spinny Propellery Guy

January 30th, 2017 · 90 minutes

This week Jason and Myke try out a bunch of new Apple betas, Apple makes big changes in App review, Jason finds his favorite iPad Pro keyboard, and we get prepared for Apple’s quarterly financial report.

#125: A Bear Did it For Me

January 23rd, 2017 · 91 minutes

This week Jason makes the case for a new size of iPad Pro and an external Touch Bar and Touch ID sensor. We also discuss Samsung's explanation for the exploding Galaxy Note 7 and Apple's updates to Logic and GarageBand.

#124: There Are Always Gates

January 16th, 2017 · 99 minutes

Jason and Myke break down the second annual Six Colors Apple Report Card, as three dozen Apple watchers grade how the company did in 2016—and Myke chimes in with his own votes.