This week Simon and Nick discuss if Apple are planning their car to launch without a steering wheel or pedals in 2025. The surprise announcement you will be able to fix it yourself soon – if you really want. How Simon’s new iPhone 13 setup didn’t go smoothly. 50 years of chips, and more.


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Recorded 21st November 2021

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  • Mark Gurman: Apple’s car deadline of 2025 fits with company playbook – Irish Examiner
    • Apple reportedly aims to debut a fully self-driving car in 2025 – Autoblog
  • Apple announces new Self Service repairs for iPhone 12, iPhone 13 – iMore
    • Only a ‘Small Fraction’ of iPhone Users Will Use Self Service Repair Program, Study Suggests – MacRumors
  • Apple’s macOS Monterey memory leak blamed on custom cursors – The Register
  • Giving iPhones cool features is no good if people don’t understand what they do – iMore
  • Here’s What Data Apple Will Give Your Family When You Pass Away – MacRumors
  • Amazon launches a dedicated Prime Video app for Mac – Engadget
  • Capture One to Launch iPhone App for Photo Capture and Editing – PetaPixel
  • macOS Monterey Includes Network Quality Test – The Mac Observer
  • Epic Game CEO Says ‘Apple Must Be Stopped’– The Mac Observer


  • The Chip That Changed the World – WSJ50 years ago, not 30 as I stupidly said… Simon
  • These smart glasses offer a glimpse at the future Apple and Facebook are planning – CNBC
  • Twitter makes big changes for devs as it eyes decentralized future – The Verge
  • Arla creates poo-powered batteries to highlight AD potential – Bioenergy News
  • Apple-1 computer sells for $400,000 – Geeks Corner


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  • 100+ Mac Keyboard Shortcuts You Should be Using to Work More Efficiently – TechPP
  • iOS 15: 10 hidden features you need to know – Macworld
  • Ex-Apple Genius Bar worker shares little-known iPhone tricks – Newsweek
  • All-new Spigen OneTap Ring brings MagSafe compatibility to most cases, more – 9to5Toys


For things that are not worth more than a flypast

  • Steve Wozniak’s Startup Privateer Plans to Launch Hundreds of Satellites to Study Space Debris – Daring Fireball


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