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#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.

#476: Friends in the Couch Cushions

September 13th, 2023 · 92 minutes

Jason's back from Cupertino and it's time to break down everything he saw at the September 2023 Apple media event: The new titanium-framed iPhone 15 Pro, the pastel iPhone 15, the DoubleTap-enabled Apple Watch, and... green leaves for some but not others?

#475: The 2023 September Event Draft

September 4th, 2023 · 86 minutes

Jason and Myke preview what will happen at next week's Apple event. What new features will the new iPhones have? How will the Apple Watch transform? And which one of us will harness the heart of a champion, Lionel Messi style, and score the winning goal?

#474: I'm Not a Doctor, I'm an Auditor

August 28th, 2023 · 84 minutes

With a busy fall looming, Mac analyst Stephen Hackett joins the show to give Jason's computing setup a check-up. And some iPhone rumors suggest the Color Czar may be leaving a lump of Space Black coal in Myke's stocking this year.

#473: I Can Talk About the George Foreman Grill Now

August 21st, 2023 · 94 minutes

The iMac turns 25, Relay turns 10 (next year in London), print magazines apparently still exist, and listeners have questions about why Apple would ever want to buy Disney.

#472: Step Aside, Bob!

August 14th, 2023 · 103 minutes

For years, rumors about Apple and Disney combining seemed ridiculous--but in light of Apple's transformation and Disney's difficulties, suddenly it seems a lot more possible. We try to imagine what portions of Disney's business Apple would actually want.

#471: A Technological 23rd Century Star Trek Thing

August 7th, 2023 · 85 minutes

Jason has the painful details about Apple's comeback bid for college football TV rights that fell just short of the goal line. We also discuss what Apple's rich-but-middling quarterly results say about the importance of this fall's iPhone launch.