Welcome to 9to5Mac Daily, a new podcast bringing you the latest in Apple news and top 9to5Mac stories every Monday through Friday. Today we’ve got Skype going private, Facebook getting friendly, Waze car integration, FM radio in CarPlay, Mac market share, and a visit from 9to5Toys.
This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the recent iTunes refocus and what could happen next, the latest changes in iOS 11.1 beta 2 including new emoji and 3D Touch gestures, watchOS 4.1 with Radio streaming over LTE and the new Wi-Fi option, potential new dynamic wallpapers on the iPhone X and Face ID coming to new iPads and much more.
In this week’s top stories: Concepts imagine the future of Apple hardware and software, Samsung mocks the notch, carriers outline the future of 5G speeds, the first iPhone X Plus part leak, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest and best Apple news…
One popular saying in basketball is that you can’t teach height. Short players can work on fundamentals, but once they’ve finished growing, they can never grow taller.
However, basketball fundamentals can be improved and enhanced over time. Unlike height, fundamentals can be acquired through hard work.
The HomePod is similar in that a strong hardware foundation has been laid at the outset. You can’t go back and retrofit it with better internals, so Apple made sure that the HomePod had the hardware to sound superb out of the gate.
Likewise, Apple is betting on the fact that over time the hard work of its engineering team can help shore up the device’s most glaring deficiency — Siri… more…