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Vector with Rene Ritchie

Dec 28, 2018

In 2016, Apple deleted the 3.5mm headphone jack. Those jerks. But Apple also introduced AirPods. Making them magnificent jerks.

Essentially EarPods with the cords cut off and the stems and buds crammed full of sensors and custom silicon, they looked goofy, they cost more than what you found in dollar stores, and they...


Dec 27, 2018

Every year, to end the year, I put together lists of what I think Apple did best and worst for the last 12 months. I’ve already posted the list of the worst so, now, I’m going to spend a got minute focusing on the positive. What Apple did right and how I’d like to see Apple keep building on it for next year. Not...


Dec 20, 2018

First, Guilherme Rambo found an icon in the watchOS beta. Then, he found an image. Now, Apple Premium Reseller Accessory Merchandising Guidelines and another image.

We could be about to see the second coming of the Smart Battery Case. A modern Smart Battery Case for iPhone X-series phones. And it could be coming...


Dec 19, 2018

Every year, to end the year, I put together lists of what I think Apple did best and worst for the last 12 months. I’ll have the best list up in a couple of days but, for now, I’m going to spend a cold minute focusing on the negative: What Apple got wrong and how I’d like to see it fix things for next year.

Not...


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...