Essential Apple Podcast 268: Apple isn’t ignoring AI

Slightly shorter show this week, a combination of technical issues and lack of real stories, however Nick and Simon get together again to chew over the news that caught their eye regardless.


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Recorded 14th May 2023

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On this week’s show


  • Spligosh in the Slack
  • Sutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTube
  • Nick’s church stream videos on You Tube


  • Report: Apple to start selling Ted Lasso merch through the Apple online store – [9to5Mac[(
  • Don’t hold your breath for Apple’s AR Glasses – T3
  • iMessage Contact Key Verification appears in first iOS 16.6 beta – AppleInsider
  • Apple rejected 1,679,694 App Store submissions in 2022 – Engadget
  • iOS 16.5 breaks compatibility with Apple’s Lightning to USB 3 dongle – 9to5Mac
    • Apple’s Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter Not Working With iOS 16.5 – MacRumors
  • Apple’s translucent Beats Studio Buds Plus finally go on sale for $169 – Android Central
  • Download: Apple Releases New iOS 16.6, iPadOS 16.6, macOS 13.5, watchOS 9.6, And tvOS 16.6 Beta 1 Ahead Of WWDC – Wccftech
  • Apple posts 28 new AI positions in May, says generative AI will ‘transform’ iPhone – 9to5Mac
  • Apple TV+ post-apocalyptic ‘Silo’ is a hit, ranks as 2nd most popular streaming show – 9to5Mac
  • Killers of the Flower Moon: Five things you should know about Scorsese’s new Apple TV Plus epic – iMore
  • iOS 17 Will Let You Create a Voice Sounding Like You in Just 15 Minutes – MacRumors
    • Here’s Why You Would Want Your iPhone to Talk in Your Own Voice – Lifewire
  • 3 reasons why Davinici Resolve on iPad is game changing – Laptop Mag
  • The Free Way To Speed Up An Old Mac – Forbes


  • Microsoft Completes Rollout of Basic iMessage Support on Windows 11 – MacRumors
  • First US state officially bans TikTok, $10,000 fine per violation – 9to5Mac


  • 1Password passkey support launches on June 6; video demo – 9to5Mac



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