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AppleInsider podcast debates Force Touch, details new iMacs, analyzes Elon Musk on 'Apple Car'

On this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast, Nate, Mikey, Dan and Neil talk about Apple's iMac refresh, debate the merits of Force and 3D Touch, and talk about Elon Musk's comments on Apple and the prospects of an car from the iPhone maker. We also dismiss iPhone 6s "chipgate," talk about successful Mac adoption at IBM, and give our thoughts on Microsoft's Surface Book and Band 2.




AppleInsider staff members Nate Hanson, Daniel Eran Dilger, Mikey Campbell, and Neil Hughes discuss these top stories:

  • New 21.5-inch 4K Retina iMac launches, 27-inch models gain Intel Skylake
  • New accessories: Magic Trackpad 2 with Force Touch, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Keyboards
  • The usefulness and future of 3D Touch and Force Touch
  • Elon Musk pooh-poohs an Apple car, backtracks, then tweets at AppleInsider
  • Apple touts new ResearchKit partnerships studying autism, epilepsy, melanoma
  • Non-controversies: iPhone 6s "chipgate," iOS 9 Wi-Fi assist and data use
  • Microsoft sells out of initial Surface Book launch. Also, Band 2 is coming
  • IBM says 5% of its Mac users need tech support, compared to 40% for regular PCs
  • Remembering Gary Allen, Apple retail expert and former AppleInsider contributor


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