Upgrade looks at how technology shapes our lives, from the devices in our hands and pockets to the streaming services that keep us entertained. Hosted by Jason Snell and Myke Hurley.
OS 8, Not So Great
Happy Cyber Monday! John Gruber joins Jason to discuss eWorld, Apple's iPhone production problems in China, FIFA and Qatar, Apple's sports ambitions, BBEdit, regular expressions, Perl and Python, MarsEdit, and John's computing setup.
Bob to Bob to Bob
Big streaming-media news this week, as Disney switches bosses and Apple plans its next wave of sports-streaming products. Meanwhile, Myke's busy building out his smart home while Jason has been reminded of the fragility of smart-home networking.
The Lava Lamp is Not Responding
Let's get real about the Apple VR headset. Is it really coming next year? What's it going to look like? What features should it have? We break it all down. Also, we've got home automation on our minds in various ways!
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The strong dollar is helping to drive up Apple's prices around the world, but is it teaching the company that high prices don't matter? Also, Apple downgrades our favorite tvOS feature, Apple gets into TV ads, and iPhone production grinds to a halt.
Charty Charty Money Charts
Apple and the Mac had another record quarter, but there are some serious questions about slowing growth in services and what it means for Apple's future strategies. This leads naturally into us discussing questionable stuff Apple's doing on the App Store.
Other Kickstands Are Available
Jason's got new reviews of macOS Ventura, the tenth-generation iPad, and the M2 iPad Pro. We discuss Stage Manager, System Settings, the Magic Keyboard Folio, and the curious pace and nature of iPad innovations.