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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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    • 4.8 • 268 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.

    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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    • 7 min
    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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    • 7 min
    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

4.8 out of 5
268 Ratings

268 Ratings

rolnthdr ,

A learning experience

I watch Rene on YouTube, however this is my first time listening to the podcasts and was amazed how awesome Rene teaches in his podcasts.

Rene has moved to the top of my Podcasts.

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!

*On a side note - Highly recommend you subscribe to Rene Ritchie’s YouTube page especially if you’re a visuals kind of person.

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.

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