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In Touch with iOS, is a podcast that talks about iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and related technologies. Hosted by Dave Ginsburg and he is joined by different guests from the Apple Community.

Dec 23, 2023

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave he is joined by guests Brittany Smith and Kelly Guimont, plus regulars Jeff Gamet, and Ben Roethig. GM has its big woes with its Infotainment system constantly crashing. Or as Jeff says InfoPAINment system. Big news Apple has stopped selling the current Apple Watch because of a patent infringement lawsuit. The social engineering saga continues Joanna Stern from WSJ interviews a jailed iPhone thief who tells us how easy it was to steal 1000’s of iPhones. Apple now has self diagnostics available for self service repairs. Plus much more. 

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Apple TestFlight servers from 2012 to 2015 leak, containing terabytes of data

Apple halted sales of Apple Watch Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 no longer available online

Here's how the Apple Watch ban will impact your ability to get your device repaired or replaced 

Apple halting Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 sales: Here's why

Apple could avoid US Apple Watch ban with software update

iOS 16.7.4 Update Fixes Issue That Prevented Built-In Apps From Being Reinstalled 

Apple News+ Subscription Now Includes 'The Athletic' Sports Coverage

Bloomberg: Vision Pro production moving at full speed, February launch planned

Apple announces new 'contingent pricing' feature for App Store subscriptions 

Apple Card Savings Account gets its first interest rate boost since launch


Latest updates to iOS17.2 are discussed.

Apple Releases iOS 17.2.1 With Bug Fixes

iOS 17.2 and tvOS 17.2 Kill TV Show and Movie Wishlists With No Warning 

Apple Stops Signing iOS 17.1.1 and iOS 17.1.2, Preventing Downgrading

Beta this week. iOS17.3 Beta 1 continues

iOS 17.3 beta 1 is here — here’s the new features for your iPhone 

CarPlay and iPhone 15 with USB-C and does it work with the USB-C cable? CarPlay with the USB-C iPhone 15

Meanwhile GM has not started out well post CarPlay. GM’s CarPlay replacement software is off to a disastrous start 

We discussed the social engineering that happened when thieves steal iPhones. Joanna Stern from Wall Street Journal initially reported this way of getting someones passcode and steals the phone and cash.She interviews a jailed thief that talks about how he did it. He Stole Hundreds of iPhones and Looted People’s Life Savings. He Told Us How.

Apple is now offering diagnostics of Self service repairs. iPhone 12 and later: Apple Diagnostics for Self Service Repair

Jeff and Dave report back on the $16 knock off Apple watch band.


iMessage Tip OS 17.2, what’s your Messages count + storage?? Go to Settings > Tap your name > iCloud > Show all > Messages in iCloud


Macstock 7 2023 Digital Pass is now available. Relive the conference as you can Purchase a Digital Pass  see the talks that many of our regular guests and contributors did including Dave, Brittany, Chuck, and Jeff. 

Our Host

Dave Ginsburg is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users and shares his wealth of knowledge of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and related technologies. Visit the YouTube channel follow him on Mastadon @daveg65, and the show @intouchwithios


Our Regular Contributors

Jeff Gamet is a podcaster, technology blogger, artist, and author. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s managing editor, and Smile’s TextExpander Evangelist. You can find him on Mastadon @jgamet as well as Twitter and Instagram as @jgamet  His YouTube channel

Ben Roethig Former Associate Editor of GeekBeat.TV and host of the Tech Hangout and Deconstruct with Patrice  Mac user since the mid 90s. Tech support specialist. Twitter @benroethig  Website:

About our Guest

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. She appears on The Incomparable network as well as hosts I Want My M(CU) TV. you can find her on Mastodon and Instagram @verso

Brittany Smith is a cognitive neuroscientist who provides a variety of consulting services through her business, Devise and Conquer that includes ADD/ADHD coaching, technology coaching, productivity consulting, and more. She is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”, and holds a M.S. degree in Cognitive Neuroscience. She can be found on Twitter as @addliberator. Find her on her YouTube channel of tech tips