AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,' Mac Pro, Thunderbolt GPUs & more

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This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Dan talk about the uncharacteristic rumors moving Touch ID to the back of the "iPhone 8," Mac Pro hardware rumors, the Mac Gamer, Thunderbolt GPUs and more.




AppleInsider editors Dan Dilger and Victor Marks discuss:
  • iPhone and a glass back
  • The idea of moving Touch ID to the back of an iPhone
  • Apple's environmental report
  • The Mac Pro history of updates
  • The Mac Pro as a gamer's rig
  • Thunderbolt GPUs for MacBook Pro
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Show note links:

Why an all-glass 'iPhone 8' makes sense, and could be more durable than you expect

http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/04/19/another-alleged-iphone-8-schematic-shows-touch-id-home-button-on-back-of-device-vertical-camera

Apple promises future products to be made from 100% recycled materials

Apple upgrades 2013 Mac Pros with more cores & faster GPUs

Apple passingly acknowledges external GPU technology during future Mac Pro, iMac reveal

Why Apple should cater to 'serious' gamers - and why it probably won't

Nvidia 1080ti with new drivers in external enclosure quadruples MacBook Pro native performance

Nvidia reveals Mac Pro-compatible Titan Xp PCI-e GPU, macOS drivers for Pascal-based video cards

EFF: Google Chromebook is still spying on grade school students

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    And in other news with MS coming out with an ARM based Win10 system based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 can we possibly see Apple move towards an macOS system based on ARM as well so that the A processors can be even better used and Intel doesn't have to be relied upon to update their processors every 5 years for Apple products? Just my hope and thoughts for future products. Maybe the Mac Pro can be Intel and the consumer iMac's use the ARM chips since if we can still run Win10 full apps (which is what some of us have to do at work since programmers haven't converted everything to Swift yet. :) ).
  • Reply 2 of 5
    appexappex Posts: 510member
    Mac compatibility with Intel x86 (read, NO ARM) is a must.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    k2kwk2kw Posts: 584member

    Niel, thanks for correcting DED on Android Auto.    If DED feels that Android Auto is so bad on a variety of current/recent android phones AppleInsider should do a video where he compares the APPLE 7 & SE phone against two Android flagships and two mid range phones in atleast 3-5 different cars.   Would be a great project to see this tested.  


  • Reply 4 of 5
    k2kw said:

    Niel, thanks for correcting DED on Android Auto.    If DED feels that Android Auto is so bad on a variety of current/recent android phones AppleInsider should do a video where he compares the APPLE 7 & SE phone against two Android flagships and two mid range phones in atleast 3-5 different cars.   Would be a great project to see this tested.  


    According to Android Central, which wrote up "what works with Android Auto" last summer, " If there's a weak link for Android Auto, it comes when you actually plug the phone in. Because the various Android manufacturers do all sorts of nonsense to their phones, including what happens when you plug one in. And on occasion, Android Auto might not work at all."

    Specific to Samsung, the article noted:

     "Samsung sells more Android phones than anyone. They're also more customized than just about anything out there. There's good and bad news here. Take the Galaxy S7, for example. There are folks who have used it without issue. And then there are those of us who have never gotten the GS7 to work. Maybe it's a software issue. Maybe there's something inherent about the GS7 that doesn't like the cable I'm using. I don't know.

    "But I do know that there are 31 separate versions of the Galaxy S7 (worldwide). Some work. And some don't. Again, I'll point you to the forums."

    http://www.androidcentral.com/best-phone-use-android-auto
    edited 12:08AM
  • Reply 5 of 5
    k2kw said:

    Niel, thanks for correcting DED on Android Auto.    If DED feels that Android Auto is so bad on a variety of current/recent android phones AppleInsider should do a video where he compares the APPLE 7 & SE phone against two Android flagships and two mid range phones in atleast 3-5 different cars.   Would be a great project to see this tested.  


    While I'm curious about this too, I'm not certain what magnitude of resources you think we have at our disposal :D
    edited 8:25AM
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