Should Apple ditch the Lightning connector for USB-C? Is Apple really not merging iOS and macOS? Are Siri shortcuts a bigger deal than we may think at first? Many questions that may or may not find an answer on this episode.
A week before WWDC 2018, Cody and Sebastien play in their second annual WWDC fantasy draft and pick the features, or announcements that we are likely (hopeful?) to see at the event. Follow and play along by making your own picks.
After sharing a couple pro tips for iPhone users, Cody and Sebastien talk about HomePod pricing, and the rumor of a Beats-branded HomePod-like speaker coming at a cheaper price. The two also talk about Microsoft’s low-cost Surface line, and what they are currently watching on TV.
A discussion about Google Duplex, the awesomeness of the tech behind it, and various implications it will have (if it’s ever actually released). Cody and Sebastien discuss their MacBook Pros’ keyboard, and revisit their thoughts about Face ID after six months of use. Finally, Sebastien makes #NoseSwiping a thing.
As the iMac celebrates its 20th birthday, Cody and Sebastien recount (more or less erroneously) getting their first Mac. The two also talk about Ming-Chi Kuo leaving KGI Securities and what it might mean for future Apple rumors, the possible disappearance of the Lightning to headphone jack adapter, iPhone fast-charging, Apple’s blockbuster financial quarter, and more.
Barely recovered from two days in the hospital, Sebastien is back at it with a mini rant on Siri multi language support. Cody and Sebastien then talk about iPhone SE 2, the different strategies used by Spotify and Apple Music to onboard new customers, and more. Also, a creepy Easter egg.
Cody and Sebastien discuss notifications overload, email, and phone addiction, and whether this is a real issue, or something that just affects a very specific type of users. They then go back on one of their favorite topics: the merger of iOS and macOS. Finally, the two talk about the new milestone Amazon recently reached.
Third-party watch faces might be coming to Apple Watch, and Cody and Sebastien are pretty excited about this, despite the possibility that Apple will limit what developers can do. And while questionable reports claim that HomePod doesn’t sell, Sebastien is still pretty darn happy about his. Also, Cody’s report on his 3-day water fast. Did he make it? Find out now!
Cody and Sebastien discuss the latest big hire at Apple, curved screens in phone and their (lack of) usefulness, iMac Pro, the new iPhone 8 (PRODUCT)RED, and #BreakingMyTwitter. Also, some great advice on pronouncing names you seemingly don’t know how to pronounce, and how to do a water fast the right way (hint: not Cody’s way).
Cody and Sebastien talk about Apple’s education event where the company unveiled new software and a little bit of hardware too. They share thoughts about the overall event, what was announced, and of course, the new iPad. Cody can’t help getting excited about the possibility of a new Apple Watch design. Sebastien is all in too.