Good try, Google. The new Google Pixel phones were released yesterday to much hoopla, but not before a lot of leaks made the world aware of the features and foibles of the latest smartphones from Google-land. Not only were most pundits aware ahead of yesterday's announcements that the Pixel would look remarkably like an iPhone 7, but benchmarks began showing up in Geekbench 4 several weeks ago. Despite Google's best try at making the Pixel phones just like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, they're lacking in sheer performance.Read More
We're heading into the weekend with iPhone 7s and Apple Watches (Series 2) pre-ordered, so what else is happening? Give us 4 minutes and we'll give you some news:
- Regardless of what brainless pundits are saying about the "lack of an audio port", the iPhone 7 appears to be an instant success
- First the FAA recommends not taking Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on airplanes. Today, the US CPSC issued an even stronger warning to the public at large -- "turn them off"
- Tim Cook allegedly emails a concerned Mac fan to reassure him that upgrades are coming
- Would you believe that an iPhone 7 Plus is actually faster than a 12-inch MacBook? It's true!
While there's not as much exciting news as in yesterday's marathon podcast, today's can be listened to in its entirety in just a little over four minutes. Here's what we have for you today:
- We take exception to a very clickbaitish article about AirPods on another website (we're looking at you, Business Insider) <--- don't click that!
- GeekBench 4 results show the iPhone 7 Plus to be a fast smartphone, even faster than the iPad Pro!
- Some features "advertised" at WWDC for macOS Sierra and iOS 10 don't appear to have made it to the first non-beta versions of the operating systems that shipped to developers and public beta testers today
- The Taptic Engine in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will start getting used more often for feedback now that Apple has announced that an API will be available for developers