Another week, another show, and Simon and Nick consider do iPad Pros need to do more? Should Apple perhaps differentiate the Pros with their own OS? Also Apple announce a slew of new accessibility features, and are sorry that the “Crush” ad upset some people…


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Recorded 19th May 2024

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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


  • Apple quietly promoted an excellent iPhone feature I never knew existed – Zdnet
  • One Powerful MacBook Pro Feature The New iPad Pro Can Never Match – Forbes
  • Apple Vision Pro set to launch in Canada, Australia, the UK, and others – Apple Post
  • Apple’s New iOS Accessibility Innovations Poised To Fulfill Unmet Needs – Forbes
  • iOS 18: Vehicle Motion Cues might reduce motion sickness in cars – BGR
  • iPad Pro 2024 teardown video reveals some of Apple’s internal design changes – TechRadar
  • Apple Pencil Pro shadow shows tool user selects – Cult of Mac
  • Apple Apologized for Its ‘Crush’ Ad. Steve Jobs Would be So Disappointed – Inc
  • 6 M4 iPad Pro features Apple didnt tell you about – BGR


  • Look who else is getting out of the self-driving car business – Apple 3.0


  • Some iPhone Users Say ‘Allow Apps to Request to Track’ Toggle is Disabled (Fixed) – MacRumors
  • iOS 17.5 Bug May Also Resurface Deleted Photos on Wiped, Sold Devices – MacRumors
    • Apple’s iOS 17.5 photo resurfacing bug just got a whole lot more serious – iMore


  • Siri could get a more conversational voice in iOS 18 – Cult of Mac


  • How to Use Your iPad as a Second Screen for Your Mac – iDrop News
  • How to see every WWDC session since 2000 – Apple Insider

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