Essential Apple Podcast 133: The Donkey… Ehh, he was not pleased

Recorded 28th April 2019

Well what the actual hell? I take a week off and the internet goes berserk! Apple and Qualcomm settle, Intel drop 5G modems, Samsung Fold review units are a bust (literally), Samsung “delay” its launch as a result. Jony gives an interview and says he lives in the future, Tim Cook says he believes in doing the right thing, Apple get into a row about ‘screen time’ apps, plus buckets more stuff happened. I am joined by Nick (@spligosh) Riley to take a gander at some of it… (and apologies to Bill Bailey for stealing his line from the Pubbe Gagge)


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  • Dior’s Kim Jones and Apple’s Jony Ive predict what our future will look like – Document Journal
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks Out About Doing ‘What’s Right’ Despite the Backlash – Fortune
  • Apple recalls plugs in UK, Hong Kong and Singapore – BBC News
  • Phil Schiller says Apple pulling third-party screen time apps due to privacy abuses, as Tony Fadell calls Screen Time ‘a rush job’ – 9to5 Mac
  • Apple patches iOS App Store bug that was preventing app downloads – TechCrunch
  • Surfer’s lost Apple Watch survives six months at sea – CNet
  • Apple poached Intel’s lead 5G engineer in February to expand its own smartphone modem team – 9to5 Mac
  • Intel admits Apple-Qualcomm settlement influenced its decision to drop 5G – Mashable


  • Samsung to Postpone the Launch of the Galaxy Fold – Samsung Global Newsroom
  • Overcast now supports clip-sharing – The Verge
  • We accidentally created a new wonder material that could revolutionise batteries and electronics – The Conversation UK
  • Apple won’t like this… Run MacOS on ANY PC – YouTubeLinus Tech Tips
  • Deaf boy finds voice after brain implant – BBC News
  • New aircraft rises ‘like a balloon’ – BBC News
  • Luminary upsets a whole bunch of podcasters and publishers… – The Verge
  • 20 Years Ago, Microsoft Changed How We Mouse Forever – Gizmodo



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  • Due to the Easter and Passover festivities John has no hardware to review this week.

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