watchOS 5, a short film shot on iPhone XS Max, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

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The AppleInsider Podcast discusses Watch OS 5, Google Maps on CarPlay, the short film shot on iPhone XS Max, and John Hancock requiring Apple Watch (or similar) for all life insurance policies.

AppleInsider editor Victor Marks and sophisticated man about town Neil Hughes discuss:

  • Neil's back! Neil's back!
  • Watch OS 5 and complications are pretty cool, but there's a question: once you settle into watch faces and complications you like, do you change them to take advantage of all the stuff Apple is doing now?
  • John Hancock now requires Apple Watch or a similar fitness product for all life insurance policies. They subsidize the watch based on how much activity you perform. If you were super-active, you could have the watch for $25 USD plus tax. (tax is probably calculated on the retail price of the device, making the tax bill alone closer to 50 USD based on a 399 retail price. If you've signed up for one of these plans, let us know!)
  • Victor and Neil talk a little about the short film shot by "Crazy Rich Asians" director Jon M. Chu, and how equipment is no longer the blocking item it once was for filmmaking. Victor thinks we're moving from the iPhone being the best camera you have with you, to just 'the best camera.'
  • We've got a few app recommendations - Pedometer++, Anylist, and Headspace
  • The coincidence of Google Maps appearing for CarPlay at the same time as Apple Music is updated for Android Auto

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