This week, Benjamin and Chance discuss the latest changes in iOS 14.5 beta 2 including shareable lyrics in Apple Music, as well as ponder the fate of the iPhone 12 mini and assess how much Apple services advertising and marketing is hurting the Apple software experience.
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Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo
Chance Miller @chancehmiller
Benjamin Mayo: Okay. So Zach is out this week and in his place, you've got me as noise. Yeah. And we got a very special guest with, from nine to five Mac. We have chance Miller. Hi John. Hey Michelle, how's it going? It's going good. Now people may know you from the non-home Mac daily podcast, right? Where you did daily news update.
[00:00:19] It's very good. You can go and subscribe to that. Uh, but I think this is your first time on happy hour. Is that correct?
[00:00:25] Chance Miller: This is my first time on the modern version of happy hour. Yes. Back in the old days, when we did the round tables with like 10 people, I was on a feed
[00:00:33] Benjamin Mayo: though, just Mark. And they were a mess.
[00:00:35] Holy moly. They're still on YouTube. If
[00:00:37] Chance Miller: you want to go find
[00:00:38] Benjamin Mayo: him, I think, yeah. You can see me from my like university dorm room seven years ago. It's kind of crazy. Uh, but let's, let's jump in. We got some, we got some good stories too about this week. Firstly, something that we didn't quite catch. Uh, in last week's episode was about the iPhone 12 mini situation.
[00:00:54] There was a story that we covered, um, from counterpoint research that basically said that the iPhone 12 mini, uh, made up about 5% of total iPhone, 12 sales to date, at least here in, uh, during the January timeframe, uh, which suggests a weaker than expected demand for the iPhone 12 mini. Uh, this isn't the only report we've had to.
[00:01:14] This has been some supply chain reports. It says app has been adjusting, uh, it's kind of production orders, um, tailoring more towards the iPhone 12 pro. And I've been to a prime max motos with seemingly getting slightly stronger than, than they predicted. And the many orders getting carpet. Uh, the question really is, is like, you know, this is the iPhone 12, many of their most popular orphans.
[00:01:36] Well, obviously not right. Like you can just, I mean, Apple doesn't even market as such, like you'd expect the most program from 12 to be the iPhone 12, uh, the, you know, the, the standard run of the mill one, uh, the mini is there, uh, as a. No more price conscious option. But I guess the question that I even had and means that's talked about before, you know, before the phones were even officially announced, was, is the mini gonna get squeezed out too much?
[00:01:58] Like, are people going to be interested in a screen that is 5.4 inches on mass? Like every single time there's a new iPhone motto. You hear the people that are like, all I want is a small one. Just give me the same processor in a smaller size. But I think time and time again, we've seen the. That's more like the vocal minority than right.
[00:02:18] A large group of people, like w you know, historically Apple hasn't…