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VECTOR is Rene Ritchie's (almost) daily podcast focused on Apple and personal technology.

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VECTOR is Rene Ritchie's (almost) daily podcast focused on Apple and personal technology.

    Where is the iPhone Flip?

    Where is the iPhone Flip?

    A year ago, I made a video about how foldable devices were the future. Or at least a big part of it. After all, the history of human technology was the history of foldables. From books to wallets, we humans just love to fold everything, including our clothes and our food.
    I even mocked up folding iPhone concepts in Photoshop that look a lot like what the Modern Moto Razr and just-announced Samsung Flip turned out to look like.
    And, now, because those phones are coming out, people are wondering out loud — Where is Apple's iPhone Flip?
    So, where is it?
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    • 12 min
    Swift Playgrounds for Mac (Feat. Sharon O’Mara)

    Swift Playgrounds for Mac (Feat. Sharon O’Mara)

    Back at WWDC 2016, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook brought Cheryl Thomas, Vice President of Software Engineering Operations, up on stage to introduce Swift Playgrounds for iPad. An educational development environment that made real programing using a real programming language — over half a million apps now built with it in the App Store and counting — accessible and approachable to beginners of all ages who interested in learning the fundamentals of code or becoming coders. To make those next million apps.
    Since then, over 2.8 million people have downloaded, and over 5000 schools have deployed Swift Playground for iPad. And now, this week, for its second act, Apple is releasing Swift Playgrounds for the Mac.
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    • 7 min
    Apple Watch OS 7 — What Comes Next (Wishlist)

    Apple Watch OS 7 — What Comes Next (Wishlist)

    I’ve done a bunch of videos now saying why I think the Apple Watch is the most important device Apple has ever made, the most important consumer electronics device ever made, and basically the gadget of the last damn decade. Because it saves lives by design.
    A lot of the credit for that goes to watchOS — the software that drives the watch hardware. It’s what’s given us those life saving features like heart rate notifications, fall detection, and the ECG app.
    And, while the current watchOS 6 bits are, of course, the best ones yet, there’s still a lot more I’d live to see with watchOS 7.
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    • 8 min
    Galaxy S20 vs. iPhone 11 — From the Android Expert!

    Galaxy S20 vs. iPhone 11 — From the Android Expert!

    Samsung has just announced its new flagship phone for this spring — or phones, rather — the Galaxy S20, S20+, and the all new, all ultra premium, Galaxy S20 ultra.
    And, to talk all about them, I’ve got one of the smartest people in the industry on the line, managing editor of Android Central on the line, Daniel Bader.
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    • 22 min
    Why the iPhone Killed BlackBerry

    Why the iPhone Killed BlackBerry

    BlackBerry, the real Canadian atoms and bits BlackBerry, died years ago. This week, the Chinese bits and American atoms that briefly reanimated it finally gave up the ghost as well.
    As a Canadian, I was heartbroken then and still am now. Instead of a wake, instead of pouring one out, though, I want to take this opportunity to look back at what happened to the once industry leader, the titan, and more importantly — why.
    Apple found unprecedented mainstream success with the iPod. 1000 songs in our pockets was just the beginning. But Steve Jobs never made the mistake of confusing Apple’s products for its business. And he knew the iPod was just a product.
    The iPod was the smash hit of its time, to be sure, but time is relentless. Something was coming for it. Something that was more than just a product. A convergence. The phone combined with the mobile internet and, yes, with the MP3 player. An existential threat.
    So, Jobs turned Apple towards the iPhone. And, at that moment, that very moment, BlackBerry was ended. We just didn’t know it yet.
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    • 14 min
    Apple AirPods 'Studio Pro' Rumor Analysis

    Apple AirPods 'Studio Pro' Rumor Analysis

    In 2016 we got the truly wireless EarPods-like AirPods. In 2017… make that 2018… we got the room-filling HomePod. In 2019, 2nd generation AirPods and, right at the end of the year, the in-ear AirPods Pro.
    Now, rumor has it, we may just be getting truly wireless over-the-ear headphones from Apple. StudioPods or AirPods Studio Pro, or whatever Apple ends up calling them..
    So, could they be… and why?
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    • 9 min

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🤳Delightful and informative.

Personally, I really enjoy listening to Renee’s podcast. He covers interesting topics about technology. He has guests on that are insightful and has a genuine interview style.

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