Apr 23, 2021
The latest In Touch With iOS
with Dave and Warren and guest Chuck Joiner. The Apple Event was
this week we talk about the new AirTag, iPad Pros, and Apple TV 4K
and will we be buying new stuff. iOS 14.6 Beta 1 is out, new Apple
Card Family and Podcasts App. Also is the Apple trade in worth it
and AppleCare+ for Apple TV plus more.
The show notes are at
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Apple's Trade-In Partner Phobio Has
Reportedly Faced an 'Alarming Uptick' in Complaints
Apple's Greg Joswiak: No Plans to
Merge Mac and iPad
Beta this week. iOS 14.5 Beta RC
was released this week which is a near final version. As well at
the same time iOS 14.6 Beta is released to start testing. Apple
wastes no time with the next update.
Apple releases first betas of iOS
14.6, watchOS 7.5, and more to developers
iOS 14.6 makes it easier for beta
users to install RC build and skip other available beta
Apple Event Coverage
Spring Loaded Apple Event
was really loaded with new product
releases. We review the event, the products, and what we are going
Briefly: Apple Card now
Apple Card Family
and you can now have your spouse on
the same account as well as you can add family sharing members like
kids on to use the card with limits. The Credit limits will be
combined and the lowest APR will be added to the combined
Apple leads the next chapter of
podcasting with Apple Podcasts Subscriptions
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini
have Purple as a color choice. Not
the 12 Pro pr 12 Pro Max.
- The AirTag is rated IP67 for water and dust
- 31 different emoji can be engraved on the
AirTag, but not all at once. Sorry.
- You can spend $449 on a luggage tag for your
$29 AirTag thanks to Hermès, who are kind enough to throw the
AirTag in at that price.
- The maximum storage capacity of the iPad Pro
has been increased to 2TB and the storage is up to 2x
- Graphics performance is 40% faster than the
A12Z iPad Pro and 1500 times faster than the original
- The M1 in the iPad Pros is 75 times faster than
the original iPad and 50% faster than the A12Z iPad Pro’s
- 5G mobile connectivity is available worldwide,
with millimeter wave limited to the US.
- The iPad Pros support WiFi 6.
- Storage options range from 128GB to
- Memory options 8GB RAM with the 128, 256, and
512GB storage. 16GB RAM with 1TB and 2TB
- The 11” iPad Pro weighs 1.03 pounds (466 grams)
unless you get the cellular model, which adds .01 pound (4 grams),
while the 12.9” model weighs in at 1.5 pounds (682 grams) and a
smidge more for the cellular model.
- Apple revealed that the 1TB and 2TB models
feature a whopping 16GB of memory, while the lower capacity models
- The Liquid Retina XDR display on the 12.9” iPad
Pro has 10,000 Mini-LEDs, 2596 local dimming zones, a 1,000,000 to
1 contrast ratio, 1000 nits of full screen brightness, and 1600
nits of peak brightness.
- The 11” model is 2388 x 1668 pixels with a 600
- Both screens have 1.8%
- The new TrueDepth camera has a 12MP sensor,
with a 122-degree field of view and 𝑓/2.4 aperture.
- The TrueDepth camera captures video at 1080p
and 25, 30, or 60 fps.
Apple TV 4K with new Siri Remote
AppleCare+ for Apple TV Now
Available for the First Time
- The device streams 4K video just as the name
- New Siri Remote! At 5.8 x 1.4 inches, the Siri
Remote is a little larger than the one it replaces and weighs 63
- The Apple TV 4K now supports Bluetooth 5 an
upgrade to the older model’s Bluetooth 4.
- WiFi 6 is supported.
- The new Apple TV 4K uses the A12 Bionic
- They are still selling the Apple TV HD with the
new Siri Remote for $149
The new 2nd season of Ted Lasso
will be released on July 23rd.
Your Host Dave Ginsburg is
an IT Professional With over 22 years experience working with Mac
and Windows as well as iOS devices. He is also President of
The Suburban Chicago Apple Users
About our Guest
Chuck Joiner is the host
of MacVoices and hosts video podcasts with influential
members of the Apple community. Make sure to visit macvoices.com and subscribe to his podcast. You can follow
him on Twitter @chuckjoiner and join his MacVoices Facebook group.
About our Co-Host
Co-Host Warren Sklar
@Wsklar is an IT Consultant and moderator of the
Mac To The Future FaceBook Group
with over 3000 members talking
about all things Apple. Request to join this group to be among
people who love Apple