Ep 33 - HomePod leaks 'iPhone 8', Face ID, LTE Watch, 'Copper Gold'

What's in this episode?

'You had one job!' Imagine this echoing throughout the vast expanse of Apple Park. Yep, someone messed up as classified 'iPhone 8' details (and other unreleased product info) leaked in the form of HomePod firmware. 'Doubling down' you say? We dissect these discoveries and what they tell us about new Apple devices.

Nic heads back to the Mac with the 2017 edition of the 12” MacBook - how will this fit in his iPad-centric workflow? Surprise surprise, fresh rumours of a cellular LTE version of the Apple Watch have also popped up - will there be a new design and when will it launch?

And finally: there's Black, White and 'Copper Gold'... listen to find out!

 

Podcast timestamps

Intro

  • 00:00:10 - Apple get social

Product Perception

  • 00:03:20 - Nic’s 12” MacBook (2017) Review

Rumour Mill

  • 00:10:50 - ‘Copper Gold’ iPhone 8
  • 00:14:20 - New design LTE Apple Watch

The Water Cooler

  • 00:23:10 - iPhone 8 screen design confirmed
  • 00:35:10 - ‘Face ID’ tech confirmed
  • 00:44:30 - ‘Tap to Wake’ for iPhone 8?
  • 00:45:20 - ‘SmartCam’ scene selection
  • 00:48:40 - More HomePod specs
  • 00:52:40 - 4K Apple TV coming

The Apple Tree

  • 00:55:30 - iPad sales up in fiscal Q3 earnings