MacBreak Weekly 337
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Guests: Don McAllister
Topic: The iWatch rumor, a lawsuit from Apple shareholders, the reason Tim Cook isn't building a car, and more.
Recorded: February 12, 2013
Published: February 12, 2013
MacBreak Weekly 337: Put Another Book on the FIre
The iWatch rumor, a lawsuit from Apple shareholders, the reason Tim Cook isn't building a car, and more.
- Leo Laporte ( /Google+)
- Andy Ihnatko ( /Google+)
- Rene Ritchie ( /about.me)
Apple watch rumor
- Leo: Is it significant that the Wall Street Journal and New York Times are circulating these rumors?
- Rene: Apple always has lots of prototypes in the works, so it's not surprising that things like this can leak out. Not necessarily an indication of a product that will ship though.
- Andy: Coverage in the WSJ and NYT may indicate that it's a 'controlled leak', but there's not much content to the stories, so it's not certain what Apple would seek to accomplish from it
- Don: After using the new Pebble watch, I could definitely see a use case for an Apple watch
New Mac Pro coming?
- Leo: Combination of Tim Cook's comments last year, plus the current Mac Pro
- Rene: Likely a case of second-hand information passed through many different channels
25 billion songs sold on the iTunes store
Tim Cook talks at Goldman Sachs conference
- Rene: He had the exact same talking points as he would at an Apple conference call
Apple hires OLED engineer from LG?
- Rene: Tim Cook criticized OLED technology at the Goldman Sachs conference, but Apple is known for taking outside talent and pivoting them toward different technology (like PA Semi, which shifted from PowerPC to ARM once at Apple)
Apple has now paid $8 billion to developers
- Andy: That number sounds good, but the distribution amongst developers is very uneven and weighted toward games
- Discussion of the freemium/in-app-purchase business model games and apps are increasingly using
Greenlight Capital sues Apple over preferred stock plan
Picks of the Week
- Leo's pick: HBO GO for iOS. Free with applicable cable subscription.
- Now supports AirPlay
- Andy's pick: Sculptris for Mac by Pixologic. Free
- Fun and free 3D modeling app, more accessible than professional tools, but skills can transfer to the developer's ZBrush app
- Rene's pick: Ronin iPhone 5 case by ElementCase. $199.95
- High-end case design inspired by swordmaking
- Don's pick: Instashare for Mac/iOS by TwoManShow. Free.
- Apple's AirDrop is restricted to Macs... Instashare offers AirDrop-like file sharing for both iOS and Mac.
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