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Apple's Mac and iPad event, murder and the Apple Watch & more on the AppleInsider podcast

The AppleInsider Podcast gets into international intrigue, as we talk about murder, Apple Watch, and also, what we think Apple's going to announce at the next event.

Apple Maps vehicle. photo: Victor Marks

AppleInsider editor Victor Marks and writer William Gallagher discuss:

  • Ming Chi Kuo is putting a flag in the ground: ARM Macintosh in 2020 or 2021, Apple ADAS for cars, 2023-2025.
  • The car doesn't seem out of the question? Apple has a patent application for using multiple staged voltage regulators to power a car from a single battery (as opposed to Tesla's approach, separate batteries for motor and infotainment / telematics.)
  • Facebook announces a smart video messaging device, and backpedals on privacy before the device even ships. Victor has whiplash from this.
  • Washington Post journalist Khashoggi's murder, and the audio said to be captured on Apple Watch. This is tragic, and Victor wants to know how the audio was recorded. (Victor apologizes for the mispronunciation of Khashoggi's name.)
  • Google pays a large fine and now has to extract license fees from handset makers for shipping Google Play and other Google apps. This is really due to the European Commission seeing it as an anti-trust issue of zero-rating. That is, it's unfair competition to provide Google Play for free, apparently.
  • Qualcomm and the FTC are requesting to delay summary judgement in hopes of settling. William and Victor speculate on different hypothetical situations where Qualcomm could be purchased by another company.
  • Apple's long-awaited event is on October 30!

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Following the Tim Cook tour and making do with Google's October Event while we wait for Apple's on the AppleInsider podcast