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Vector with Rene Ritchie

Dec 15, 2018

Voice-first advocate Brian Roemmele returns for a chat with Rene Ritchie about the current status of Siri at Apple, and its place among other voice assistants. In January of this year, he told Rene the company's reluctance to let the Siri feature become the SiriOS platform is holding them back. As of December...


Dec 14, 2018

When Apple introduced the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, the original iPhone SE had to die.

But there have been rumors Apple was making a new, entry-level iPhone SE for first-time buyers and emerging markets, something that was essentially an updated iPhone SE with slightly better specs but the same low, low...


Dec 12, 2018

Google gets a lot of attention and even affection for giving away free services in exchange for our personal, private data. Apple doesn’t want any of that. When you buy something from Apple, just like stickers and cables come in the box, hundreds of millions of dollars of educational programing and probably billions...


Dec 11, 2018

The old Steve Jobs product grid is gone. The old grid is dead. But I’d argue there’s a new, almost as simple grid that’s taken its place and can help you whittle down to your ideal MacBook pretty quick.

With the new Air and old, the low end and high end 12-inch, and the 13-inch no Touch Bar to 15-inch Vega MacBook...


Dec 10, 2018

Gramps may not beta, but he does return to Vector for a Holiday chat with Rene! They talk about the Microsoft Edge transition to Chromium, and taking the blame (and earning praise) for decisions at Apple. They also discuss Marvel shows getting canceled by Netflix and the content siloing of video streaming services....