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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,' Apple's Sept. 12 event, and a future without a home button

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the "iPhone 8" in advance of Apple's Sept. 12 event, including what it means to have a phone without a home button, and much more.

AppleInsider editors Neil Hughes and Victor Marks discuss:

  • Killer deals! Save up to $250 off a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.
  • It's happening! Sept. 12 is the Apple event, held at the Steve Jobs Theater in the newly constructed Apple Park.
  • Neil has commentary on the future of the Home button.
  • Victor and Neil talk about what changes in iOS when you replace the Home button with gestures.
  • Apple is said to not be hiding the notch on new iPhones. We talk through the choices that had to be made to get to this position.
  • We talk about smart fabric and the possibility of smart watch straps for Apple Watch in the future.
  • "Project Titan" news: 17 people have left Apple to join Zoox, a self-driving startup.
  • Neil went to a demo of Propel's Star Wars drones... equipped with lasers!
  • 'iPhone 9' rumors: Apple already working on OLED for 2018 phones.
  • Apple updated the HIG for ARKit, and invited press and developers to Cupertino to show off examples of ARKit in use. As you might expect, IKEA is all over this.
  • Apple is having to fight the movie studios over pricing on 4K content for iTunes.
  • The Amazon Instant Video app for Apple TV? May not be ready as soon as we hoped.
  • TIPS! Neil tells us about iOS 11 offloading infrequently used apps to the cloud while keeping an app's Data & Documents stored locally on the phone. As long as the app is still in the App Store, it can restore just like it was before it offloaded to the cloud.

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