Ep 34 - New iOS 11 icons, Series 3 Watch, POTA review, Tekken on iOS

What's in this episode?

A pillar of iOS, the iconic App Store has undergone gradual changes over the years... but with a surprise icon redesign for iOS 11, it's a must-discuss. Along with this we see a potential new app switcher, HomePod setup and more Watch Workouts to get you psyched.

Expected at the impending September event, the Apple Watch Series 3 has posed some serious questions about whether it can actually make calls and how the Sim will be handled. We also give our two cents on Planet Of The Apps with Season 1 having recently ended - is their longevity for this app reality show? And what else is planned for Apple’s future original content?

Apple slip some snappy iPad-focused how-to videos in the lead up to iOS 11, and Australia can also expect fighting veteran Tekken for iOS very soon - it’s a knock out!

 

Podcast timestamps

Intro

  • 00:00:00 - Apple Event date?

Product Perception

  • 00:03:20 - New Solo 3 Beats colours
  • 00:04:10 - iOS 11 - HomePod setup
  • 00:07:40 - iOS 11 - New ‘iPhone 8’ app switcher?
  • 00:12:00 - iOS 11 - New Watch Workouts

Rumour Mill

  • 00:14:20 - Apple Watch ‘Series 3’ - eSim
  • 00:17:30 - Apple Watch ‘Series 3’ - No calling?

The Water Cooler

  • 00:21:40 - Redesigned iOS 11 icons

Deal Down Under

  • 00:29:00 - McDonald’s Australia promo
  • 00:31:10 - Destiny 2 edition Apple Watch

Uniquely Apple

  • 00:33:30 - Planet Of The Apps Season 1 review
  • 00:45:50 - Carpool Karaoke impressions
  • 00:48:30 - Apple’s original content plans

Appleverts

  • 00:50:10 - iPad Pro + iOS 11 how-to videos

APPETISERS

  • 00:54:10 - Tekken coming to iOS