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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 ZEN & TECH

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    • 4.8 • 228 Ratings

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.

    M1X Mac Updated Timeline!

    M1X Mac Updated Timeline!

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    Apple just announced new AMD RDNA 2-fast-2-furious graphics options for the current Intel Mac Pro. Radeon Pro W6800X single or Duo MPX Module, and a full-on 22.2 teraflop Radeon Pro W6900X hellicarrier of a highest-end card. All available right now.




    But, one year into the Apple silicon transition and there’s still not a single, solitary goram ultra-high performance M1X MacBook Pro, iMac, or Mac Pro in sight. Just the ultra low power M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac. So, where are those Pro-level updates? Or, more importantly, if you’re waiting to buy and trying to decide for how long you can hang on, when are they?

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    Tim Cook vs Elon Musk — F-Bomb Explained

    Tim Cook vs Elon Musk — F-Bomb Explained

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    Tim Cook calls up Elon Musk. “Good morning. Apple wants to buy Tesla. It’s incredible.” Elon’s into it but, one condition — “I’m CEO!” Ok, two conditions, Apple has to pay in DogeCoins. Kidding! I think! Kinda! Tim’s like, “stay CEO of Tesla? Cool, cool, cool, maybe” But Elon’s like, “Nope, hard nope. CEO of Apple.” Tim eye-rolls 360, “#$%^ off”, and then hangs up… Hangs up.




    Wait... what?

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    Live Text — Apple's Best New Feature Explained!

    Live Text — Apple's Best New Feature Explained!

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    Live Text is one of the absolute best new features coming to the iPhone with iOS 15, iPad with iPadOS 15, and Mac with macOS Monterey this fall. And, as of this week, it’ll be also be coming to Intel Macs as well as the M1!

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    iPhone 13 — A15 vs M2!

    iPhone 13 — A15 vs M2!

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    The minute Tim Cook Mission Impossibled an M1 into the iPad Pro, a bunch of you started asking if Apple would Mission Even More Impossibler an M1 into the iPhone 13. But, as I explained, they already did. The M1 is basically just an A14 on Hulk serum. So that made the kind of sense that really, really didn’t. I mean, you can’t just keep the iPhone on the same Apple silicon generation two years in a row. But what about the next generation? What about M2?

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    iOS 15 — Apple Destroys Facebook

    iOS 15 — Apple Destroys Facebook

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    If Mark Facebook thought Tim Apple enforcing Privacy Labels and App Tracking Transparency in iOS 14 was terri-bad… wait ‘till he gets a load of App Privacy Reports and Private Relay in iOS 15, because, well…

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    iPhone SE 3 Leaks: WTF?

    iPhone SE 3 Leaks: WTF?

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    Same iPhone 8 chassis. New iPhone 13-class A15 chipset and 5G radio. Coming next spring. Those are the latest leaks surrounding the iPhone SE 3 or iPhone SE 2022. Whatever. But… this story actually absolutely fascinates me and for a couple reasons, because…

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
228 Ratings

228 Ratings

Jimmyjimmz ,

The best  tech (and sprinkles of other tech) podcast!

Love love love this podcast. I’ve been following Rene Ritchie since the early Tipb days (former iMore) and he is my go to source for any tech advice and anything  related. Rene is eloquent, unbiased, precise and to the point with a little sprinkle of humor. Proud to see how much Rene Ritchie has grown since becoming an independent tech journalist. Will always follow where ever this channel goes - you can count on that!

Thank you Rene for providing my daily dosage of tech news!!! - when in doubt about my next tech venture, I always ask “what does Rene Ritchie have to say about this?” - I can trust that I’ll find something in your extensive library of topics that will guide me based on your past experiences, opinions and honest feedback. Even my partner has grown a soft spot for your tech updates as I constantly play your podcast on my HomePod on full blast LOL. It’s either that or the YouTube app on my 65in TV with the Bose soundbar on full blast 😅 (you could already imagine when it’s time for some Rene Ritchie updates... it is TIME! The neighbors even know about it 🤣)

Continue being you Rene! 5 Stars!! (And this is only because I can’t rate higher if not this would be 6 stars) 😅😁👏🏼👏🏼 looking forward to the next updates. Woop woop!

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Timaaa ,

Good stuff lately, but….

You are allowed to do more than a 5-7 minute podcast… I know, go pay somewhere else for more extended content, but I am tuning in here, now.
Maybe you will take advantage of new apple $ and drop more syllables here.

Tanker57 ,

My favorite Podcaster

Rene is amazing and so knowledgeable. You have to give him a listen.

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