Ben Basche joins us with a eulogy for his lost iPad Pro, as we talk about leaks and Apple's culture of secrecy through the lens of story-telling. We also dive into Apple's latest struggles with software quality, the value of the company's services and the power of ecosystems and how they evolve from the DNA of a company.
Nati is trying to teach his dog to do the dishes, without success and Greg is doing some microphone acrobatics, as we talk about iTunes not being killed, why every change Twitter is doing gets so much criticism, (PRODUCT)RED iPhones, and smartphones getting an increasing amount of multiple camera lenses.
Also, we talk about Android manufacturers lying about security updates.
We play with the idea of AI taking over pro applications, just before we discuss Apple’s recent push in AI with new key hirings, and when will these moves bear user-focused fruits. Also, we try to understand Apple’s latest iOS development schedule as WWDC is around the corner, whether Apple’s Mac Pro announcement timing is good or not, the rumors about Apple going the ARM way with the Macs by 2020, and what the heck is going on with developers and Watch apps.
Greg is messing with his setup just before the show (again). But that doesn’t stop us from discussing the Apple education event which was boring because of us, and the story Apple tried to tell and how the Pencil fits in. We also talk about event storytelling, and whether Apple’s efforts will help them to regain the education market. We ramble for a while about Apple Watch bands before going into Facebook’s shady privacy policies, how will the China-US relationship affect Foxconn acquisition of Belkin and what would you do with a 512GB smartphone.
We ranked our favorite Apple products from the last 5 years, which seems to be a bit controversial. Also, we talk about Apple doubling down on owning the core tech of their devices, and how Chinese Android vendors are trying very hard to showcase advanced tech, but eventually go with the heard.