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Daily news analysis and insight into the cultural and personal impact of Apple and related technologies, with weekly bonus reviews and deep-dives into the products and stories that matter most.

Rene Ritchie Rene Ritchie

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Daily news analysis and insight into the cultural and personal impact of Apple and related technologies, with weekly bonus reviews and deep-dives into the products and stories that matter most.

    Elon v Twitter — Endgame

    Elon v Twitter — Endgame

    I’ve been trying to make this video about Twitter and Elon Musk for days but every time I open the app, the story has taken on a new and hilarious twist, which I'll cover here, but finally, I thought — forget it, let’s just go!

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    Ruining the iPad

    Ruining the iPad

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    A friend of the family asked me to look at their iPad recently because something wasn’t working right and I noticed they had like 30 instances of the Mail all over the place. I’m exaggerating, of course, but this is a person who’s super smart, taught at university, but just never got computers never understood them. Avoided command lines entirely, struggled with graphical interfaces, but when the iPad came out, that was it, the perfect computer for them. Finally. 




    Something simple. Intuitive. Full screen. Focused. 




    But year after every couple or few years, layers and layers of capabilities have been added, but with complexities to match, and many of the same problems they had with graphical interfaces, the ones the iPad initially solved for them, are coming back. With a hefty helping of near-constant gesture collisions on top.

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    USB-C regulation — the BIG problem

    USB-C regulation — the BIG problem

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    All phones will have to use UBC-C plugs for charging beginning in 2024, the European Union has decided.




    And by that, they mean iPhones. Because every other brand of phone has been using USB-C since the Jurassic, basically. Park, not World!

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    iPhone 15 — The Big Leak Lie

    iPhone 15 — The Big Leak Lie

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    I used to leak. Well, not leak. A lot of people get that wrong. Leakers aren’t the people reporting the leaks to you. Those are… reporters. Leakers are the ones actually leaking the information TO the reporters. Sometimes intentionally, sometimes accidentally. We’ll get to that in a minute.




    But it was a huge high. A huge, stressful, anxious, exhilarating, ego-boosting, soul-crushing high that I loved and hated every time. Which is pretty much how I'm feeling about the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Ultra leaks from last year, and the iPhone 15, Pixel, and Samsung leaks for next year already!

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    iPhone 14 — Buy now or wait for 15?

    iPhone 14 — Buy now or wait for 15?

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    My always advice is: Wait as long as you possible can to upgrade, then buy the best possible upgrade you can, and keep it as long as you can — enjoy the hell out of it — because there’ll always be something new and something next




    And that’s truer now for phones than it’s ever been before. Because phones just aren’t rapidly changing, always experimenting, bleeding edge nerd-bait sci-fi any more. They’re fully matured and mainstream.




    Just look at all the hotter-than-hot takes that have been pouring in lately, from the Galaxy Fold 4 to the iPhone 14 to the Pixel 7 — spec bumps and a few new features aside, this years models are nigh-indistinguishable from last year’s. I mean, forget S-models, they’re basically being called rev B hardware.




    The designs have reached a point where they’re platonic, if not always iconic. Like a Porsche or Rolex or Mont Blanc… or, you get the idea.




    So... should you upgrade now or should you wait for next?

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    iPhone 14 Pro — You're charging it wrong

    iPhone 14 Pro — You're charging it wrong

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    Whether it's the brand new iPhone 14 Pro or the just-shipped Galaxy Fold 4 or the upcoming Pixel 7 Pro, you don’t have to micromanage your phone's charging. You just don’t. And not because your time is worth so much more than the dozens of dollars it might save you over the life of your phone, but because modern phones use machine learning and artificial intelligence to manage charging in ways stranger and more sophisticated than almost any human could ever match.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

h u n t e r 101 ,

Nothing but the best in tech news

Always balanced View of Technology, big fan of your articles, keep up the good work

Beamerman ,

Slave to the (algo) Rhythm

I’ve been a long time follower of Rene through iMore and more recently his solo efforts whilst still at iMore and as an independent. Much as I respect his insight and views I’ve finally turned off my subscription to the channel. As he kind of admits himself he is a slave to YouTube algorithms which impact on the clickbait titles and alleged sweet spot durations of the episodes. I also find the constant MCU references and seamless links into advert to be irritating. It would be nice if he could switch focus from chasing casual viewers driven by youtube placement to focus on what his regular followers who listen(ed) to every episode most value. Sad to be going and just wanted to leave a hopefully constructive review to explain why.

S A Bunting ,

Rene always gives the full story - and more

Always been a fan of his articles and coverage of Apple. Especially how he breaks down the full story amongst a sea of sensationalism and exaggeration. Glad that Rene is now independent and he can keep up the finest of covering Apple and the industry. Best of luck and keep up the amazing work!!!

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