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This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the rumored 2019 iPhones, MacBook Pro, and modular Mac Pro. Victor also has a comment on Google's hidden microphone in the Nest Secure system.
- 2019 iPhone - Ming Chi Kuo issued a note that talked about improved cameras, front and back, plus potential changes to the back of the iPhone enclosure
- 2019 MacBook Pros may have a 16 to 16.5 inch screen. This is an unusual screen size, though, which gives us room to speculate how Apple will make them.
- There's also a modular Mac Pro rumor that claims the Mac Pro will be stackable, with add-on GPU units.
- Security is in the news again, as an update to the Nest Secure home security system enabled Google Assistant — and thereby revealed that the device has had an undisclosed microphone all along.
- Apple may reveal more about Marzipan at WWDC, perhaps opening it up to developers. We think this has a huge impact on apps for the Mac, but doubt that it will cause a migration of Mac apps to iOS.
- Goldman Sachs is working with Apple on creating an Apple Pay credit card with unique features in Wallet. We speculate on what these kinds of features could be.
- We also talk about our brave new world, where it's possible to brick your Nike self-lacing shoes with a firmware update from your phone
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- Apple's 2019 iPhones to wirelessly charge other devices, sport bigger batteries and frosted glass
- Apple plans new 16- to 16.5-inch MacBook Pro in 2019 aimed at pro designers
- Apple to launch iPad Pro, iPad mini, 10.2-inch iPad, ceramic Apple Watch in 2019
- Apple's 'modular' Mac Pro design may mean units that connect like Lego bricks
- Apple considering WWDC Mac Pro reveal, expansion of 'Project Marzipan'
- Apple's holiday quarter hit market share hard, but still second-largest smartphone producer
- Goldman Sachs & Apple credit card with added iPhone features about to enter testing
- The Galaxy Fold is Samsung's $1980 7.3-inch folding smartphone
- Use an iPhone to update the Nike Adapt BB sneakers, or you'll brick them
- The Nest Secure has a hidden microphone, and Google didn't tell owners for 18 months
- Qualcomm says Apple's software workarounds undermine case against US iPhone ban [u]
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