New iPads, iMacs, and AirPods, plus what to expect on Apple's March 25 event on the AppleInsider Podcast
This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Apple has announced a huge amount of new hardware including new iMacs, iPads, and AirPods — but all eyes are on the March 25 "Its show time" event.
- Apple announced a lot of refreshed products, including William's favorite: the iMac. But William does mention that there's a sort of blurring of the lines, and it's not always easy to know which to buy when choosing a new machine
- Victor likes the idea of AirPods that have "Hey Siri" functionality always on. This is a game-changer for Voice First interfaces.
- Apple's news service looks like it's getting ready to launch, and Victor isn't as excited about the subscription model as he is about being able to unsubscribe easily.
- AirPower seems imminent. In a year's time we went from, it's impossible, to Apple hiding all mention of it, to it looking like an inevitability. There are clues that AirPower support is in the iOS beta.
- Goldman Sachs's CEO may be in the audience at the March 25th event, another clue that the financial product for Apple Wallet could be happening.
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Show note links:
- Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro: How to choose the best desktop Mac for your needs and budget
- Apple's new 2019 iMacs deliver twice the speed as previous model, Vega graphics option
- AirPower production approved earlier in 2019, rumor says, pointing to imminent release
- Everything new in iOS 12.2 beta 6: AirPower support & AppleCare+
- Apple unveils new AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, 50% more talk time & 'Hey Siri' [u]
- The Wall Street Journal reportedly joins Apple News service, NYT and Washington Post decline
- Inductive Apple Pencil charging tech reportedly too expensive for 2019 iPad Air & mini
- Microsoft brings formerly Windows-centric Defender antivirus to macOS
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