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#390: 🦓🦅🦜🐧

January 17th, 2022 · 91 minutes

Apple's rumored VR headset might not ship until 2023, but will it be the best VR headset ever made? And if so, at what cost? Also, Apple seems to have a settled on a strategy for handling demands to open up payment processing and external web links, and we're frustrated by the decision. Following a silly Wall Street Journal article, Android's SVP got a little too angry about iMessage. Also, we take an unexpected dive into the Users & Groups preference pane.

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Links and Show Notes

The Rickies
Keychron Q1 Mods with Jason Snell -- Friday Keyboard Club - YouTube
Podcast Note workflow, now with Shortcuts – Six Colors
That question again: iMac or external display? – Six Colors
'The Morning Show' Renewed for Season 3 at Apple With New Showrunner - Variety
Apple Requiring Employees to Submit Proof of COVID-19 Booster Shot or Face Frequent Testing - MacRumors
Supply Chain Woes Could Worsen as China Imposes Covid Lockdowns - The New York Times
Apple in serious talks with MLB to broadcast games – New York Post
Report: Apple in 'serious talks' to broadcast Major League Baseball games starting next season - 9to5Mac
Apple 'Ready to Spend Billions' on Live Sports Content Over Next Four Years - MacRumors
New iPad Air Rumored to Launch This Spring With A15 Chip, 5G, Center Stage Camera, and More - MacRumors
Apple AV/VR Headset Risks Being Delayed Until 2023 - Bloomberg
Apple's AR/VR headset could be priced above $2,000, feature M1 Pro-like performance - 9to5Mac
PlayStation VR2 and PlayStation VR2 Sense controller: the next generation of VR gaming on PS5 – PlayStation.Blog
Apple to allow alternative App Store payments in South Korea – Six Colors
Why Apple’s iMessage Is Winning: Teens Dread the Green Text Bubble - WSJ
Daring Fireball: Seeing Green
Google Messages will display iMessage reactions as emoji | Engadget
Google says Apple ‘should not benefit from bullying’ created by iMessage lock-in - The Verge
Google exec says Apple is ‘holding back’ customers who text - The Verge
After ruining Android messaging, Google says iMessage is too powerful | Ars Technica
Lessons from Developing an App on the iPad in Swift Playgrounds from Start to Finish (Including Publishing on the App Store) — 🐙 Cephalopod Studio
ToDon’t on the App Store
U.S. Senate Panel Approves Antitrust Bill That Would Allow Sideloading - MacRumors