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Podcast discusses the end of the lightning connector, waterproof patents, and interviews Moog iOS developer Geert Bevin

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew O'Hara discuss rumors of the Lightning connector's demise, patents on making connectors waterproof, network building tips, and an interview with the Geert Bevin, Moog Music's iOS Product Manager and Software Engineering Lead.

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AppleInsider staff Victor Marks and Andrew O'Hara discuss:

  • Rumors claim the 2019 iPhone may not have a lightning connector at all, to be replaced with USB-C. Victor and Andrew are very skeptical.
  • Apple patents a method to make the lightning port waterproof even when a cable has connected to it. Things that seem likely: Apple wants to make their devices more watertight. Things that seem less likely: Apple wanting to use USB-C on iOS devices.
  • There are Siri improvements coming just in time for the World Cup. Andrew doesn't watch Soccer / Futbol, but if you do, this is probably timely.
  • Apple adds 20 languages to the Apple Support app. Internationalization is a big deal - just as making things like support accessible only helps Apple keep people satisfied worldwide, the aforementioned Siri improvements may help them engage with the phone more easily.
  • Qualcomm and Apple's fight, still. This lawsuit is going to take ages to sort out. We talk through it and name some of the possible outcomes that could affect availability of Apple devices.
  • How to setup your home network. Mike launched a series about Apple-centric networking, and we talk through it, and our experiences with different mesh network routers.
  • And of course, we mention the review of Netgear Orbi, published this week
  • Apple is now disallowing developers to build databases from people's Address books. Andrew applauds the change, Victor feels like it's something that Apple could have addressed much earlier.
  • Geert Bevin joins us to talk about developing apps for iOS that make classic synthesizer sounds available to everyone. We recorded this conversation across a few different meetings, and we're very glad that Geert was so willing to speak with us.

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