MBW 892: Scary Fast - Apple's October Event and M3 Mac Speculation
This week on MacBreak Weekly, Leo Jason, Andy, and Alex dive into Apple's surprise October event with M3 speculation, John Stewart's Apple TV+ show cancellation, retro iPods, and more.
- Speculation abounds about Apple's October 30th event teased with a spooky invite.
- With iPhone 15 processor not using the latest TSMC 3nm process, how powerful will the rumored M3 chips be?
- Will 14" and 16" M3 MacBook Pros be announced, even though the current models are less than a year old?
- Could M3 iMacs finally offer configuration options beyond the base M1 chip?
- Alex Lindsay and Jason Snell debate whether Apple should pursue AAA gaming experiences on Mac.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit coming up - can their new chip match Apple's silicon?
- Urban Outfitters strangely sells "vintage" classic iPods for $350. Did they find a warehouse stock?
- Sadly, Apple accessory maker favorite Pad & Quill is closing up shop.
- On Apple TV, a rumored interface overhaul may phase out standalone app silos in favor of content aggregation for streaming services.
- Per reports, Apple wanted changes to content about China on John Stewart's Apple TV+ show before abruptly ending it. Hosts examine how large tech/media companies make difficult decisions on creators' content.
- The hosts discuss how Apple is attracting top directors like Ridley Scott and Martin Scorsese by funding prestige films with creative freedom.
- Apple's $130 pro Thunderbolt cable found to have intricate internals under CT scan.
Picks of the Week
- Leo's Pick: Texts - Merge messaging from various platforms into one inbox, but it's $150/year.
- Andy's Pick: Triode - Streaming internet radio app from Iconfactory
- Alex's Pick: SPX Graphics for Zoom - Cool titles, overlays, alerts, and more for Zoom calls.
- Jason's Pick: Keyboard Maestro - Still the ultimate Mac automation tool after all these years.
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