This week Benjamin and Zac catch up on Apple news since the new year including talk about the iMac Pro accessories and wallpaper, Apple Watch Activity Sharing and Series 3 rebooting in ICUs, the need for a refreshed HomePod pitch before launch, how Alexa compares to Siri today, and Apple’s iPhone battery response.
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Here’s what we discussed in this episode:
- Apple’s MacBook Air-like store roof wasn’t designed to handle snow…in Chicago
- Apple blames software, not roof design, for Chicago Apple Store roped off by snow
- 9to5Mac on Instagram → instagram.com/9to5mac
- iMac Pro includes a stormy new macOS desktop wallpaper, download it here for free
- Apple to start off 2018 with a New Year’s Apple Watch Activity Challenge
- Apple Watch celebrates the New Year with fireworks on the clock face
- Some Apple Watch users are reporting unexpected reboots possibly caused by ICU equipment
- Opinion: HomePod delay coupled with new competition amplifies Apple’s smart speaker challenge
- Apple temporarily drops price of iPhone battery replacement, promises iOS update to address battery health in new apology
- PSA: Apple is making its $29 battery replacement pricing effective immediately
- Swap-apocalypse: Upcoming iOS update will swarm Apple Stores with iPhone battery replacements