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Recorded 25th June 2023

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On this week’s show



  • Apple’s SOS partner hints in FCC filing that satellite chat may be coming – Apple 3.0
  • Apple Card and American Express? Talks Underway: Report – iPhone in Canada Blog
  • Apple Watch’s Key Milestone: Apple Execs On The Genius Of watchOS 10 – Forbes
  • Apple becomes first public company to be valued at $3trn – Sky News
  • iOS 17: All the Safety Features in the Latest iPhone Update – [MacRumors]
  • Apple partner hints at potential satellite internet features for iPhone – 9to5Mac
  • These iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 features won’t be available at launch – Cult of Mac
  • Apple’s alien show Invasion returns for season 2 in August – The Verge
  • Apple starts charging more for iCloud storage in the UK – Evening Standard
  • Apple’s encrypted messaging is in danger in the UK – here’s why – Laptop Mag
  • Moving data from iCloud may need to be made easier under upcoming EU law – 9to5Mac
  • The Apple Car is a question of ‘when, not if’ according to one source – TechRadar

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