Essential Apple Podcast 245: Rarest Mac Accessory Ever?

We hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Hannuka to those who will be celebrating that… Not much news really but Nick and Simon find a few bits to natter about including the ultra rare WristMac and AR replacing the iPhone in the future and a few other bits and pieces.


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Recorded 28th November 2021

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  • Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots’ Let’s Talk Apple
  • Sutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTube
  • Nick’s church stream videos – YouTube


  • Apple delays support for storing your ID in the Wallet app until 2022 – 9to5Mac
  • Kuo: Apple plans to replace the iPhone with AR in 10 years – 9to5Mac
  • Russia demands foreign tech companies open offices in the country – Sky News
  • “Not currently available”: Turks cant buy iPhones after lira plunge – Reuters
  • Seiko WristMac, aka the ‘first Apple Watch,’ will look weird as hell on your wrist – Cult of Mac
    • Seiko WristMac – the first Apple Watch in 1988 – up for auction – 9to5Mac
  • Helpful Mac app sends alerts when new Apple devices are in stock – Cult of Mac


  • BT to axe traditional landline phones sparking fears for millions of elderly – Daily Record
  • 12ft – Hop any paywall – 12ft
  • Windows 11 could come to M1 Macs in the future – BGR


  • GoDaddy discloses recent security breach that exposed 1.2 million accounts –Engadget
  • Huge fines and a ban on default passwords in new UK law – BBC News


  • The key combo to lock the screen is Control + Command + Q – I looked it up iin the Apple Menu (Duh!) Or as Alister pointed out press the Touch ID/Power Button


For things that are not worth more than a flypast


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