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Apple defends privacy stance & FBI wants iPhones unlocked on the AppleInsider Podcast

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Victor and William discuss Apple's rising sales in China, the FBI's renewed pressure on encryption backdoors, and Samsung's innovative icon design practice.

AppleInsider editor Victor Marks and writer William Gallagher discuss:

  • Apple sees double-digit iPhone sales growth in China, and that's especially positive considering how the rest of the market declined.
  • 'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' creator Rob McElhenney praises Apple's contributions to creative process for his Apple TV+ show
  • Apple returns to CES for the first time in forever, as Jane Horvath, Apple's Senior Director of Global Privacy, takes part in a security panel
  • The FBI wants Apple to unlock two iPhones. It feels like 2016 and the San Bernardino case all over again.
  • Intel has confirmed that Thunderbolt 4 is coming, and will be backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 3.
  • The first renders of an "iPhone SE 2" have shown up but do they confirm what we know or are they just based on those existing rumors?
  • Samsung is using a very familiar face for a facial recognition icon. Where have we seen it before?

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