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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

    • Tech News
    • 4.9 • 163 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.

    27" iMac (2020) Review — 2 Months Later (Feat. Mary Spender)

    27" iMac (2020) Review — 2 Months Later (Feat. Mary Spender)

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    About 2 months ago, Apple mass dropped a brand new Intel and AMD iMac on us. TrueTone display, nano-texture option, 10th generation Comet Lake processors, Radeon Pro RDNA 5000 graphics, up to 128GB of RAM, 8TB of SSD, a 1080p camera that’s no longer a potato, more like… I don’t know.. tasty, tasty, poutine, much better microphone, and a T2 co-processor for real-time encryption, image and audio signal processing, and more.




    But it was also about 2 months *after* Tim Cook announced the advent of Apple Silicon Macs. So… yeah… awkward… maybe? Especially if you’re judge-judy-slapping-your-watch-waiting-dot-gif for those new Apple Silicon Macs, some models of which might take up to 2 years to get here.




    And if you need to do real desktop-class work right now, big screen, big silicon, big Bootcamp or Windows VM especially, and yeah, big budget if you take that iMac to just… iMax, how well will last of the Intel and AMD iMacs do for you?




    Well, I’ve got Mary Spender of YouTube, Nebula, and music fame with me right here, we’re going to tell you all about it, and we’re going to do it right now!

    • 15 min
    Apple Watch Series 6 — Full Review!

    Apple Watch Series 6 — Full Review!

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    Apple’s got a brand new Watch Series 6. It’s packing a blood oxygen sensor, always-on altimeter, 5Ghz Wi-Fi, U1 ultra low band, more power, and set of new finishes, including Product RED and blue. But is it the right Apple Watch for you?




    That question actually has a couple of different answers. One, if you’ve never had an Apple Watch before. The other, if you have, up to and including last year’s Series 5.




    So, I’m going to break down everything that’s new with the Apple Watch Series 6, and then dive into everything that’s critical if the Apple Watch in general is new to you.




    And I’m going to do it right now.

    • 21 min
    The TRUTH About iPhone 12 Speed! (A14 Explained)

    The TRUTH About iPhone 12 Speed! (A14 Explained)

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    Apple has just announced the A14 Bionic system-on-a-chip (SoC) for the brand new iPad Air, and whether or not that new Air excites you, that A14 sure should, because it’s almost certainly going to be the exact same chip we’re getting in this year’s iPhone 12 as well. And the same IP generation we’ll be getting with the first-ever Apple Silicon Mac.




    Yeah, you knew there was a reason Apple only teased us with the new iPad Air but isn’t actually letting us get our hands — and our favorite geeky benches — on it until next month.




    Still, we already know quite a few things about the A14. More than you might think. And I’m going to break it all down for you, right now!

    • 19 min
    iPhone 12 Leaks — Who Can You Trust?!

    iPhone 12 Leaks — Who Can You Trust?!

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    The September 15 Apple Event is over but the iPhone 12 Event is coming! So, I’m going through all the previous rumors and seeing who was right, who was wrong, who messed up, and who got redeemed and leveled back up. And, oh yeah, the new Apple rumor raid boss!




    It’s Tier List time!

    • 11 min
    iPad Air 4 vs iPad Pro 11 vs iPad 8 — FIGHT!

    iPad Air 4 vs iPad Pro 11 vs iPad 8 — FIGHT!

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    Apple has just released a new iPad 8, announced a new iPad Air, and shipped a new iPad Pro last March. 




    Forget which one is best, the only thing that matters is — which one is best for you?




    So, let’s break it down, from displays to chipsets, cameras to speakers, and everything in between!

    • 19 min
    Apple One Services Bundle & Fitness+ —Explained!

    Apple One Services Bundle & Fitness+ —Explained!

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    The Apple One bundle is here… and it brought Fitness+ with it!

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

CnotD ,

Content Quilty is Assured

I’ve been watching Rene on YouTube for quite some time, but I love having the option to listen to him anytime. He never fails to deliver fantastic content and informed, spot-on opinions. Keep on keepin’ on!

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Clear, concise and accurate.

Rene is very knowledgeable Apple analyst.
His rapid fire show gives the most information in the least time. He really knows the subject matter.

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Outstanding Podcast

Rene’s podcast gives great analysis of Apple which gives great knowledge. I appreciate the hard work in the production value.

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