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#322: Aux In, Cows Out

October 19th, 2020 · 85 minutes

This week we're picking up the pieces on last week's October Apple event. What have we learned about the HomePod and iPhone 12? There's a lot to unpack here. And in other news, Apple has decided that 2020 is the right time to become MTV.

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Links and Show Notes

PopSockets is working on MagSafe-compatible iPhone accessories | TechCrunch
Jason Snell on Twitter: "The four major carriers have now equalized prices."
GMA shows first hands-on with iPhone 12, talks about charger removal with Apple VP - 9to5Mac
Apple TV+ news: New Bruce Springsteen doc coming this month, ‘The Morning Show’ season 2 update - 9to5Mac
Apple Launches 'Apple Music TV,' a 24-Hour Music Video Livestream - Variety
Apple TV+ announces second season of 'Dickinson' to debut January 8, third season in development - 9to5Mac
Snoopy, Charlie Brown and friends land at Apple TV+ for new original shows - Apple TV+ Press
HomePod, HomePod mini pairing, new Home Theater support coming
You can now set your HomePod as a permanent speaker output for the Apple TV - 9to5Mac
HomePod Mini Cable is Non-Detachable, Ends With USB-C Connector for Use With Included 20W Power Adapter - MacRumors
XR no longer has an adaptor – @fredflint
Apple Customers in France Still Get EarPods in the Box With Every New iPhone - MacRumors
iPhone 12 Pro features upgraded 6GB of RAM, iPhone 12 and 12 mini stay at 4GB - 9to5Mac
Apple's New MagSafe Charger and Cases Begin Arriving to Customers - MacRumors
iPhone 12 Pro Models Around 20-25% Faster Than iPhone 11 Pro Models in Early Benchmark Results - MacRumors
Daring Fireball: Thoughts and Observations on Apple’s ‘Hi, Speed’ iPhone 12 Event
Size matters: Choosing between the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro | Macworld
5G: ‘It’s not good yet.’ – Six Colors