We discuss the naming and iconography of the new iPhone models. We also discuss our “guess the name” twitter pole. How did Apple make the secret twitter list and send out the Keynote in 108 seconds. Apple shipped 4 million Watches in the past quarter. Oleg Begemann’s What’s New in Swift playground has been updated. The European regulators have cleared Apple’s purchase of Shazam. We also cover the “Gather Round” iPhone & Watch event: Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR. Picks: Beyond Meat Burger supply, Fish shell, exa, bat, Trailer.io
This week we are joined by Marin Todorov to discuss his new book and apps. We follow up on Flight School’s meaning, an iPad screen protector vendor leaks the 2018 model, downloading your Google profile and Marin relays European ISP experiences. The last Apple Watch boutique is closing. We also follow up on Susan Kare: the woman who gave the Mac its smile. We discuss the new trade-in program with Apple GiveBack, Daisy: Apple’s new iPhone-recycling robot, FoundationDB is Open Source and Marin’s book – Realm: Building Modern Swift Apps with Realm Database. Picks: 5 Useful 3D Touch Features for iPhone, Snipetty, Bringing Objective-C to the Amiga, How to build your own Alexa skills with the new Alexa Blueprints, Xcode Treasures: Master the Tools to Design, Build, and Distribute Great Apps, Mixpanel v. 3.3.0 – opt in/out at run time
We start this week’s show with a discussion about preordering the iPhone X. We follow up with the Quick Start method for migrating your identity to a new iOS device. We also follow up on predictions of iPhone X supply rumors. Death By Design is a documentary about the creation and disposal of all the electronic devices we crave and their toll on some societies and the environment. Jaime lightens the discussion with a look a the percentage of games using ARKit. Picks: Theodolite, iOS 11 Bug: Typing 1+2+3 Quickly in the Calculator App Won’t Get You 6, Face Tracking with ARKit.