MacBreak Weekly 414
Topic: iPhone event on Sept 9, iOS 8 beta 5 locks down security holes, Apple officially welcomes Beats to the family, and more.
Recorded: August 5, 2014
Published: August 5, 2014
MacBreak Weekly 414: The Kardashian Free Zone
iPhone event on Sept 9, iOS 8 beta 5 locks down security holes, Apple officially welcomes Beats to the family, and more.
- Leo Laporte ( /Google+)
- Andy Ihnatko ( /Google+)
- Rene Ritchie ( /about.me)
- Leo: No one came into work today
- Andy: Wonder about people who archived their materials there
- Leo: TWIT used it to stream, but not for archiving
Apple Event for iPhone
- Leo: Sept 9
- Renee: I predicted that determined on the fact that Apple always uses the same week
- Leo: Will Apple show off 2 phone sizes?
- Renee: 4.7" for sure, 5.5" is iffy
- Andy: A lot could hinge on how confident Apple is with iOS 8 release
- Renee: Last beta has many security loop-holes fixed
- Leo: Update from Jonathan Zdziarski on security issues
- Andy: Apples only contract with users is usable phone for the life of that contract (ie... if you got 2 good years out of a 4s, then it's good)
- Leo: Apple doesn't cripple your old iPhone, time does.
- Leo: Ian Rogers is now in charge of iRadio
- Renee: People heavy into iTunes will use iRadio, others will not
- Leo: The Beats brand will remain,... at least for now
- Andy: They may treat the Beats name just like the iPod name
New Apple Hardware
- Leo: New AppleTV this year?
- Rene: Next spring.
Other Apple News
- Apple: record-setting app store revenues, number of customers who made transactions in July (CNBC)
- Apple's CDN Now Live: Has Paid Deals With ISPs, Massive Capacity In Place (StreamingMedia Blog)
- Ford to Ditch BlackBerrys for iPhones (Bloomberg)
- Apple Stores to finally begin iPhone 5s display replacements on August 4th (9to5Mac)
- Leo: Apple's "Stickers" ad has generated massive sales for sticker sellers
Picks of the Week
- Rene's pick: iStat Menus 5 for $16
- Updated for Mavericks now
- Andy's pick: Raspberry Pi Model B+ (B Plus) 512MB for $41 (on Amazon)
- Leo’s pick: BioShock (iOS) for TBD
- Not yet released, but coming!
- ITPro TV
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