Essential Apple Podcast 259: Far Out – Man!

This one is ridiculously (Nay, obscenely) late -– sorry all, Obviously it is now out of date but you might still enjoy our guesses of what might have been in the Far Out event and some of the other stories. I can only apologise deeply for the delay. Anyway, that aside, Nick and Simon are back again after their summer sojourn, I know we didn’t announce it – it just sort of happened because the news was so sparse… Putting all that behiind us, we are hopefully back on the track and with the Apple circuit about to go into high gear as everyone looks forward to the Far Out event on 7th Sept and we look at a few stories from the last few weeks


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Recorded 28th August 2022

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On this week’s show


  • @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.
  • Sutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTube
  • Nick’s church stream videos on You Tube


  • Apple Far Out iPhone 14 event invite is an AR star field – AppleInsider
  • 24 Years Ago, the First iMac Went on Sale: Relive Steve Jobs’ Iconic Presentation – MacRumors
  • Apple’s latest security update is important, but the mass-media response is unhinged – AppleInsider
  • Apple iPhone Face ID Fails to Work with Face of a Man with Moko Kanohi — Mac Observer
  • Employee Claims Apple Has Threatened Termination Over Viral TikTok Vid – MacRumors
  • All iOS VPNs are worthless and Apple knows it, claims researcher – AppleInsider


  • All iOS VPNs are worthless and Apple knows it, claims researcher – AppleInsider


  • New MacBook Pro and iPad Pro to use same 5nm chip tech – 9to5Mac
  • Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple to Increase Prices of iPhone 14 Pro Models – Mactrast
  • Kuo: AirPods to switch to USB-C for charging alongside iPhone 15 in 2023 – 9to5Mac
    • Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo: 2nd Gen AirPods Pro to Retain Lightning Connector – MacTrast


  • Adonit’s New $45 Stylus Does Everything the Apple Pencil Can Do at a Fraction of the Cost – Spy
    • First look – Adonit Neo for my Ipad Pro 12.9“ – YouTube
  • Belkin’s latest USB-C hub mounts to the back of your M1 iMac with a detachable design – 9to5Toys
  • ‎Battery Life – check runtimes – App Store
  • Design the next iPhone – NealFun
  • How to print to PDF on iPhone, iPad, and Mac 9to5Mac
  • Nick’s desk that he doesn’t recommend at the price, only the price he paid! – Amazon


For things that are not worth more than a flypast

  • Developers have been working on a tool to run macOS Ventura on unsupported Macs – 9to5Mac

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