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Apple Watch ban, new CarPlay, and Beeper struggles on the AppleInsider podcast

Apple's Blood Oxygen feature on the Apple Watch

Apple has taken the Apple Watch off sale right before Christmas, while also finally giving us a preview of the next generation CarPlay as customized for Porsche and Aston Martin. Plus Beeper keeps on trying ever more ridiculous iMessage hacks.

T'was the week before Christmas, and all around the world, everyone was stirring up everything. Beeper pointlessly doubled and tripled down on bringing iMessage's blue bubbles to Android users, for instance, and Apple stopped selling the Apple Watch.

It's not as if the Watch ban came out of nowhere, as it's been threatened for practically the whole of 2022 because of legal issues. Yet it felt as if it came out of nowhere, and right now it's not at all clear whether the Apple Watch Series 9 will ever be back.

Apple does have options, though, and we rank the odds of them ranging from abandoning the Apple Watch, to bringing forward the Apple Watch Series X.

Then speaking of Apple, the company has just about fulfilled its 2022 promise of more CarPlay details by the end of 2023. What we've got is a preview of just how CarPlay could look in those low cost, everyday runabout kind of cars that Porsche and Aston Martin make.

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