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On the AppleInsider podcast we review the Apple Watch Series 7 review, go in-depth on new MacBook Pro configurations, compare the new AirPods to AirPods Pro, and also explore podcast recording with iPad Pro.
This episode was recorded solely on iPad Pro. We discuss the setup each host used, plus exactly what is needed to facilitate a quality recording even when traveling without a Mac.
As for what the podcast is actually about, we start with how our Apple Watch Series 7 review highlighted the improvements in display size over previous models. While the latest Apple Watch lacks new health sensors or new processor, its increased screen size may be enough to persuade users to upgrade.
Moving into Apple's announcements at its "Unleased" event, the new Apple Music Voice Plan has left some questioning its purpose. We discuss who could benefit from this new $4.99 per month plan, plus what our own current practices are in organizing music.
Then the long-awaited third-generation AirPods has been released, adding Spatial Audio and a new contoured design to Apple's popular headphones. Even alongside the more expensive, and officially "better" AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, some users may prefer the non-noise cancelling nature of these new AirPods.
Next, it's time to really dive into the details of the new 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, including the return of legacy ports such as HDMI and SD Card slot. More details have emerged regarding power bricks and fast charging over MagSafe, including a $20 up charge for fast charging the 14-inch MacBook Pro.
Finally we discuss the M1 Max Geekbench scores that have emerged, and the configurations Apple offers — compared to Intel processor choices of the past.
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Links from the show
- Apple Watch Series 7 Review Video - YouTube
- Start Up I A song made from 45 years of Apple sounds I Apple - YouTube
- Apple Watch Series 7 review: Bigger than you think
- Apple rumored to release 27-inch iMac with mini-LED display in early 2022
- HomePod mini now comes in five colors
- Apple's all-new AirPods support Spatial Audio for $179
- Compared: New AirPods versus AirPods Pro
- AirPods Pro now include MagSafe charging, still cost $249
- macOS Monterey will be released on October 25
- Apple updates Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro for M1 Pro, M1 Max chips
- New MacBook Pro driven by M1 Pro & M1 Max processors
- New MacBook Pro models limited to HDMI 2.0
- Apps can use full screen area around new MacBook Pro's camera notch
- New MacBook Pros chargeable via MagSafe 3 or Thunderbolt 4
- Apple News and Rumors since 1997
- Apple polishing cloth for nano-texture glass added to online store
- Google launches Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro with Tensor processor
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