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Apple takes 66% of smartphone profits, HomeKit, Mac Pro, Apple AR & more on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about how Apple is making so much more money from phones than even its closest rival Samsung. Plus the rumored Apple AR glasses, Mac Pro availability, and what on earth is Apple doing making HomeKit accessory development code open source.




AppleInsider editor Victor Marks and writer William Gallagher discuss:


  • Apple takes 66% of smartphone profits
  • Part of the reason it makes that proportion of the industry's money is that the iPhone has never been cheap. Yet iPhone pricing overall is less than we usually think
  • Two patents give more indications about the direction of Apple's rumored AR glasses
  • William is looking for a Mac Pro in all the wrong places. He's been talking to Apple Stores about which will stock it.
  • Apple joins Amazon, Google, and Zigbee Alliance in working on CHoIP (Connected Home over IP) open source standard
  • Apple also makes the HomeKit Accessory Development Kit open source
  • Dark Mode may actually be bad for your sleeping, but Victor has solutions that will help
  • Usually people complain about Apple, but this time it's Apple doing the complaining. Very unusually, the firm has written a complaint to the EU about hoarding of self-driving car patents.


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