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#486: On the Side of Reality

November 13th, 2023 · 107 minutes

Spatial videos on iPhone, 2024 iPad updates, the Apple Watch as a health device, Apple pausing iOS development to fix bugs, the potential of AI interfaces, and the meaning of the "pro" label.

#485: Best Witch and Beast Feature

November 6th, 2023 · 99 minutes

Jason has reviewed the new M3 iMac and M3 MacBook Pro, and Myke asks him for all the details. We also discuss why the large-iMac era is at an end, and review Apple's recent quarterly financial results.

#484: Space Grayer

October 31st, 2023 · 118 minutes

Jason got to spend some time with the new M3 iMac and MacBook Pro, and returns to spill the details! We delve into the differences between chips in the M3 family, the curious case of the new low-end 14-inch MacBook Pro, and much more.

#483: The 2023 October Event Draft

October 27th, 2023 · 27 minutes

Apple has announced a "scary fast" new product announcement, and so Myke and Jason have convened an emergency session to draft what they think will happen at next Monday's mysterious event.

#482: It’s Covered in Soap!

October 23rd, 2023 · 85 minutes

A single Apple Pencil announcement leads us to think existential thoughts about the iPad product line, and Jason had an idea about a new MacBook Pro in the shower.

#481: What If… Octobox?

October 16th, 2023 · 107 minutes

Will Apple introduce new iPads this month? A new Apple Pencil? Nothing at all? We grapple with some conflicting rumors. Also, Jason gives up on the iPad-only lifestyle and reviews a supremely weird E-Ink device (that he actually kind of likes).

#480: Never Do a Deal with the Preference Daemon

October 9th, 2023 · 109 minutes

Jason contacted technical support.

#479: The Three Oranges

October 2nd, 2023 · 113 minutes

As a very busy September turns over into October, we've got an episode packed with follow-up: Tim Cook takes another European vacation, the Vision Pro product roadmap recedes, Apple considers its search-engine strategy, and we review macOS Sonoma.

#478: Hi, We’re the Weirdos

September 25th, 2023 · 102 minutes

Live from Memphis in the aftermath of the Relay FM Podcastathon, Myke and Jason take delivery of new iPhones and Apple Watches. Also, General Motors continues its drive for Apple-like services revenue.

#477: Tails O'Clock

September 18th, 2023 · 94 minutes

This week we're wading into follow-up from last week's Apple event. Then we say goodbye to beta season and list our favorite features of the newly shipped iOS 17, iPadOS 17, tvOS 17, and watchOS 10.