Two guys who like to talk tech and ramble about anything but mostly technology related. We love hearing from listeners about new episodes or those who want to hear our opinions. We want to create an engaged community where people interact, get to know us, and help us improve the podcast! We aim to post at least one episode weekly but when feeling rambunctious we will crank it to two-three!
In this episode, we discuss the potential rumors of the Apple March event. Potential colors schemes with the rumors of new iMacs and the final send off of the iMac Pro. We consider what might be coming down the pipeline as the new M1 chips should make an appearance in the iMac lineup.
We also take a look at productivity in the MacBook and iPad line and our thoughts surrounding the use of a dedicated machine. We both agree that bigger is better in iPad land but 13” seems to be the sweet spot for laptops with the knee test.
We finish up discussing what needs to be fixed with Apple TV hardware as the most recent iteration is almost 3 years old with no updates, and losing app support from major streaming services but continues to have a spot at WWDC regarding new features almost every year. Not right in our books.
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The Old Grey iMac, She Ain't What She Used To Be
This week we ramble on about Nintendo and upcoming games we are expecting down the road. We are hopeful that Mario Golf Super Rush is not a let down as other Mario titles have not measured up in the last few iterations namely Mario Tennis, Super Mario Party, and Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
In the second half, we talk about the potential color scheme of new iMacs coming down the line and how this might make home computing fun again just as with the original iMac.
The influence of Apple Express stores might contribute to the increased SKU count for the new colors in terms of storage and distribution plans.
Premium Audio streaming has its ups and downs and Dakota and Chris are both skeptical on its real world use as music streaming is already compressed in its current state.
The One Where Auto Play Does Not Work
This week Chris and Dakota discuss content on Apple TV+. We also discuss NBC's streaming service Peacock. Chris has some complaints and Dakota does not think he can justify the price but is working though the ad version. Speaking of price justification, Apple Arcade is the final topic. Chris and Dakota both agree that this service could have been so much more if it was released in when the App Store made the Freemium transition. This would have been a game changer. Instead, it is a arguably weak service in our opinion and does not have a place as a standalone service in 2021.
There's Not Even Chairs
Welcome back, this week we get into the mail-in warranty replacement process for Apple and how that works with AirPod Pros. Dakota received replacement ear tips in a separate shipment than the warranty AirPods which has us both questioning the sustainability of some of Apple’s practices.
Next, we discuss the Apple trade in process which is super easy with the Apple Card with the credit being instantly applied and the payments can be spread over several months which is very convenient.
We then get into the margins with profit margins and how Apple has reduced costs over the years but increased their margins on all of their product lines with the latest iteration being the removal of the charging brick which Chris is still salty about.
We talk Project Titan, Apple’s on again off again automobile project and what that might look like potentially partnering with Hyundai/Kia. Maybe potentially buying a car company reinventing transit. We both agree that what ever the project unveils, needs to have a significant impact on the way people move from one place to another.
It’s A Scandal! It’s an Outrage!
This week we talk about the GameStop shenanigans with the stock and how a reddit forum tried to manipulate a stock that was shorted by wall street. As we are finding out, big money always wins. In our opinion, don’t buy stocks that you hear about on the news, by the time you hear about it, it is too late.
We then talk about Apple and possibility of a touch screen pro device which developers might be able to utilize to help with development of iOS apps.
We also discuss upcoming features/previews in iOS and iPadOS Betas.
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All These Horses
Welcome back for the first podcast of 2021 and boy do we have a lot of topics for this episode. We start off with the rumor mill with future Apple products coming down the pipeline but get distracted talking about 5G, potential death of the Touch Bar, and Dakota's brief review of the iPhone SE 2020. We then get back on topic to discuss how a new MacBooks might potentially transition to mini LED technology as well as hints of a new display from Apple (which would be a return consumer display in Thunderbolt Display from 2016). New iMacs and Mac Pro might be the next target for Apple silicone with a continuation of intel variant in the Mac Pro line. We then segue to the Atari VCS which is a weird conglomeration of a module computer, retro gaming console with a steep price tag. We are both are interest to see how it will turn out.
I love listening to these guys, they really know their stuff and very well prepared. A good show all around if you like listening to people who are passionate about what they talk about!