Apple, Qualcomm, the iPhone XR, and the biggest stories of 2018 on the AppleInsider Podcast
This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor retell some of the biggest stories from 2018. William has questions about Bitcoin and Steve Wozniak, and Victor explains the long relationship Apple and Qualcomm have. Victor believes ios12 is one of the best things of 2018, and what we hope for the new year
- Steve Wozniak's Bitcoin loss at the hands of a scammer, and a little on how blockchain works, and what what protections it does and doesn't have.
- iPhone XR sales speculation, anecdotes vs market analysis
- The history of the Qualcomm entanglement with Apple
- Victor speaks on about how great iOS 12 is over iOS 11.The engineers behind it don't get enough praise for having dog-fooded on older devices.
- William and Victor agree that Apple Watch and Apple's Health plans are one of the most optimistic future-focused areas the company is working on. Between features like ECG, continuous glucose monitoring, Apple Health records, and Apple's health research labs, Victor believes Apple is poised to change the face of preventative medicine in the near future.
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- A scammer took advantage of Steve Wozniak to the tune of 75 thousand dollars.
- Qualcomm is attempting to prevent iPhone sales in China and Germany.
- An article from years ago, showing how Qualcomm rose based on iPhone prospects. This is how we got to where we are now.
- Market analysts insist that iPhone XR sales are weak, and that Apple is cutting production. At the same time, both anecdotally, they're sold out as fast as they come in, and that iPhone XR sales are stronger than iPhone 8 sales were at launch.
- WatchOS5 introduced 65 new features. Staggering, really.
- And Apple Watch got the promised ECG feature
- Apple continued to add healthcare records to Apple Health, partnering with LabCorp
- And potentially will add VA records for millions of US veterans.
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