Episode 41: iOS 10 First Look: Homescreen and Messages

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Nate and Dave discuss Nate’s new iPhone 7 Plus followed closely by an explanation of insurance options on your electronics. Then we discuss some other great tech news before diving into two big new features in iOS 10, the home/lock screen and messages.

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Episode 40: The Most Perfect Piece of Toast

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A little follow up on the Apple Event, but then we get into the rest of the news for the last few weeks. We wrap up discussing the best way to get rid of your old iPhone to get one of the awesome new iPhones!

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Episode 39: Apple Special Event

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Nate and Dave break down the September 7th, 2016 Apple Special Event. 

You can watch Apple’s video of the event here or read more at Apple.com

Rough Outline of the Episode:

  • Carpool Karaoke opener w/ Tim Cook and James Corden
  • Updates
    • Apple Music
    • App Store
      • 106 percent YoY growth
      • 2 x over closes competitor
      • World’s most popular gaming device
      • 500,000 games in App store
      • Nintendo Mario Coming to App Store
    • Education
      • Apple’s 40th birthday, committed to education the entire time
      • ConnectED
      • 4500 teachers, mac and ipad
      • Donating iPads to more than 50k students
      • Swift Playgrounds
    • iWork
      • Real-time collaboration
    • Apple Watch
      • #1 smartwatch in customer satisfaction
      • Jeff Williams
      • WatchOS 3
        • Breathe App
        • 911
        • Pokemon Go for watch
      • Next Gen Apple Watch Series 2
        • Splash proof to swim proof
        • New speaker shoots out water
        • Two new work outs, pool swim and open water swim
        • Gets more effective over time, algorithm, learns from your activity
        • Better processor and graphics. Adding GPS
        • New Ceramic model
        • New Hermes model
        • Nike partner
          • Apple Watch Nike +
          • Metrics big on screen or advance screen
          • 4 colors 
      • Original watch gets dual core processor, called series 1 $269
      • September 16 for series two, oct for nike + version
    • iPhone
      • Gold standard in smartphones
      • 1 billion iPhones sold
      • iOS 10
      • iPhone 7
        • Design
          • Jet Black finish
          • Black
          • Gold
          • Silver
          • Rose Gold
        • Home Button
          • Programmable
          • Solid State
        • Dust and water resistant – ip67 standard
        • Camera
          • OIS all models
          • f1.8 wider apature lense
          • 6 element lense
          • 12MP sensor, 60% faster 30% more energy efficient
          • Flash now has 4 LEDs 50% more light, flicker sensor
          • Image signal processor 2x throughput ISP
          • 100 billion operations in 25 milliseconds
          • RAW dng files now
          • 7MP facetime for selfies
          • wide color gamut
        • iPhone 7 Plus
          • second camera 12MP also
          • wide angle + telephoto lens
            • optical 2x
            • shallow depth of field
        • Displays
          • 25% brighter
          • wide gamut
          • 3d touch
        • Audio
          • Stereo speakers first time
          • 2x volume of last model
          • Lightning Earpods
            • Lightening headphones in box
            • Adapter is in box, wow
          • Wireless Apple Airpods $159 October
        • Apple Pay
          • Coming to Japan, different NFC
        • Performance
          • A10 fusion
          • Four core CPU
          • 120x faster than original iPhone 
          • Two high efficiency cores 1/5 power
          • 240x after than original iPhone, graphics
          • Battery life is better
          • 2 more hours of 6s and 1 hour 6s plus
      • iPhone 7 $649 and up 32GB, 128GB, 256GB
      • iPhone 7+ $769 and up 32GB, 128GB, 256GB
      • Sept 9 pre-order/Sept 16 shipping 
    • Sia, musical guest to close event

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Headphone Jack and the Beanstalk

What the iPhone 7 might look like.
What the iPhone 7 might look like.

If you see me during the course of the day you will notice one thing, besides my amazing moustache, I almost always have my iPhone Earbuds in. I was trying to estimate just how many hours a day, I’m guessing that I probably have them in my ear or around my neck about 10 hours a day. So if any one has a vested interest in what Apple is doing with the headphone jack in the next phone it would be me.

As I write this the wait is almost over, tomorrow, Sept. 7th, Apple will have it’s event to release the new iPhone. Now, we have heard that Apple was going to get rid of their headphone jack for almost a year, shortly after the last phone came out. One thing I am reminded about is that we aren’t sure of anything about this new iPhone, no matter how many rumors come out. Tomorrow we will know and it seems very likely that the headphone jack will be gone. This is tough for many tech media people to wrap their heads around, especially because it has been around so long and seems to work quite well.

But that’s the thing, while we know the rumor and every person in tech has written about their thoughts and feelings, the one thing we don’t know yet is Apple’s reasoning behind it. One thing we do know is how intentional Apple is in everything they do and their ‘magical’ was of convincing us it the best thing to ever happen in tech. If I wanted to take the time I could find 1000 articles and podcasts that all said the same thing: “There is no reason for Apple to remove the headphone jack.” Well I will bet you one thing, that Apple does have a good reason and they will have a great way of communicating that. That is what they do, that is why Apple is one of the largest companies in the world and why they are the leader in smartphone sales.

Assuming that Apple does remove the headphone jack from the iPhones, they have already been hard at work helping us techies with the transition. We talked back in episode 29 of the podcast about some of the discussion in the media of the issue. In this 9to5mac.com article on the subject they talk about how we heard the first credible rumors last November, a strategy from Apple to let all the super nerds get the shock out of their system long before the phone is even announced (and let some other manufacturers already put phones out without the jack). Long time Apple writer and podcaster Jason Snell wrote a great article titled, The 5 stages of grief for a headphone-jack-free iPhone.

There has been a ton of grieving, hand wringing, weeping and every other emotion already and we don’t even know yet what will happen.

How am I feeling about it you ask? Well I have gone back and forth on it, I have questions that need answers. But I do know one thing, Apple has a reason and I am sure they will be able to convince me it is a good one, then in a few weeks I will have an iPhone 7 and I will adjust accordingly.

Episode 38: Flash the Cash and then go Apple Pay

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Apps, apps and more apps

We don’t mess around and start off with a “High 5” on the iOS App Store. Then we discuss some of the big tech stories this week. We finish up talking about the new page showing who Facebook thinks you are. Next week we will have a special Apple Event episode!

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