MacBreak Weekly with Leo Laporte

Oct 24th 2023

MacBreak Weekly 892

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Apple's October Event and M3 Mac Speculation

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Category: News

This week on MacBreak Weekly, Leo Jason, Andy, and Alex dive into Apple's surprise October event with M3 speculation, John Stewart's Apple TV+ show cancellation, retro iPods, and more.

  • Speculation abounds about Apple's October 30th event teased with a spooky invite.
  • With iPhone 15 processor not using the latest TSMC 3nm process, how powerful will the rumored M3 chips be?
  • Will 14" and 16" M3 MacBook Pros be announced, even though the current models are less than a year old?
  • Could M3 iMacs finally offer configuration options beyond the base M1 chip?
  • Alex Lindsay and Jason Snell debate whether Apple should pursue AAA gaming experiences on Mac.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit coming up - can their new chip match Apple's silicon?
  • Urban Outfitters strangely sells "vintage" classic iPods for $350. Did they find a warehouse stock?
  • Sadly, Apple accessory maker favorite Pad & Quill is closing up shop.
  • On Apple TV, a rumored interface overhaul may phase out standalone app silos in favor of content aggregation for streaming services.
  • Per reports, Apple wanted changes to content about China on John Stewart's Apple TV+ show before abruptly ending it. Hosts examine how large tech/media companies make difficult decisions on creators' content.
  • The hosts discuss how Apple is attracting top directors like Ridley Scott and Martin Scorsese by funding prestige films with creative freedom.
  • Apple's $130 pro Thunderbolt cable found to have intricate internals under CT scan.

Picks of the Week

  • Leo's Pick: Texts - Merge messaging from various platforms into one inbox, but it's $150/year.
  • Andy's Pick: Triode - Streaming internet radio app from Iconfactory
  • Alex's Pick: SPX Graphics for Zoom - Cool titles, overlays, alerts, and more for Zoom calls.
  • Jason's Pick: Keyboard Maestro - Still the ultimate Mac automation tool after all these years.

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