2019 iPhone, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro rumors, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

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This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the rumored 2019 iPhones, MacBook Pro, and modular Mac Pro. Victor also has a comment on Google's hidden microphone in the Nest Secure system.

Google Nest Security had a hidden microphone
Google's Nest Secure product had a hidden microphone for 18 months without customers knowing.

AppleInsider editor Victor Marks and writer William Gallagher discuss:

  • 2019 iPhone - Ming Chi Kuo issued a note that talked about improved cameras, front and back, plus potential changes to the back of the iPhone enclosure
  • 2019 MacBook Pros may have a 16 to 16.5 inch screen. This is an unusual screen size, though, which gives us room to speculate how Apple will make them.
  • There's also a modular Mac Pro rumor that claims the Mac Pro will be stackable, with add-on GPU units.
  • Security is in the news again, as an update to the Nest Secure home security system enabled Google Assistant -- and thereby revealed that the device has had an undisclosed microphone all along.
  • Apple may reveal more about Marzipan at WWDC, perhaps opening it up to developers. We think this has a huge impact on apps for the Mac, but doubt that it will cause a migration of Mac apps to iOS.
  • Goldman Sachs is working with Apple on creating an Apple Pay credit card with unique features in Wallet. We speculate on what these kinds of features could be.
  • We also talk about our brave new world, where it's possible to brick your Nike self-lacing shoes with a firmware update from your phone
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  • Reply 1 of 2
    Fun and informative podcast! As usual. Good work guys! :)

    On a serious note, William is correct, Android's wholesale disregard for privacy should be a non-starter for everyone. And yes, it's a clunky, clumsy, second-rate OS.

    FaceBook is a shitty company and getting a lot of bad press, lately...but Google/Android is a lot worse! :)

    I really recommend the Apple Books audiobook ($14.95) 'Zucked' by Roger McNamee. He was an early advisor to Zuck and early on recommended he not sell FB to Yahoo for $1 Billion and that he hire Sheryl Sandberg. He outlines the true nature of FaceBook.  He explains how the Zuck thinks everything can be fixed by 'code.'


  • Reply 2 of 2
    Goldman Sachs?  

    Say it ain’t so, Tim!
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