HomePod reviews, iPhone parental controls, foldable macs, Mastodon vs Twitter

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On this week's episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, the initial HomePod reviews are in, Samsung announces the S23 Ultra, why you should use Guided Access, your hosts' hot take on foldable Macs, and more!

The new HomePod is now available
The new HomePod is now available

That new HomePod is still causing surprised excitement, and there are things to be said about fitting it in with home theater setups. Then Samsung Unpacked happened, but didn't feature anything all that interesting, so it's time to talk about Twitter versus Mastodon instead.

Also this week, a child ordered $1,000 worth of GrubHub, reminding us just why Guided Access is an excellent feature. Letting your child use an unlocked phone, or worse, letting them know your passcode, can lead to some consequences you won't want, even if they aren't as costly as this one.

AppleInsider has implemented a new rumor scoring system, and your hosts discuss how that works. The discussion ends on foldables and the probability of Apple ever actually announcing one.

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  • Reply 1 of 2

    1. new HonePod Will do OK, but not be a huge hit. 
    2. Not enough parents will use parental controls. Unfortunately. 
    3. Anything foldable will continue to be niche. The wheel is still the best wheel. 
    4. Mastodon will never be in Twitters level nor have the breadth of debate. Just an echo chamber for people with similar worldviews. 

    On a side note, not sure that Jeff Williams is the best lead for Apple’s industrial design. So long as he only provides focus and restraint, that’s great. But his opinion on aesthetics must be held in check. I mean if  the guys personal style is anything to go by…yikes. 
    edited February 2023
  • Reply 2 of 2
    Lol “ Then Samsung Unpacked happened, but didn't feature anything all that interesting, so it's time to talk about Twitter versus Mastodon instead.” Love the dig
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