We celebrate our third anniversary with quick follow up on Apple related manufacturing moving back to America and Apple’s Q3 sales call results. We offer up a PSA on the need to apply security updates by upgrading to iOS 10.3.3 and macOS 10.12.6. We look at how Apple evades patent trolls. We delve into Steve Troughton-Smith’s discovery of new iPhone 8 technologies buried in the HomePod code. We look at how the uncovered designs of the iPhone 8 in the same code. Picks: iOS app developers can now recruit up to 10,000 beta testers, SwiftCoders: Weekly Interviews with Swift Developers # 62 – Tim Mitra, Augmented Reality’s A-ha Moment, Sourcery, ScreenFlow 7.
We start off talking about innovations in integrated circuitry. Also discussed is the latest betas for iOS, OS X and Xcode as well as Apple’s iCloud distribution among online services. Aaron posts Rene Richie’s piece on App Store vs indie devs. Job opportunities and employment recruiters are discussed. We’re getting ready with a WWDC Wishlist as well as the Apple Special Event. A Swift method naming convention change proposal is accepted. Picks: 123D Circuits, Miracle Timer, Cobalt & Factor Samurai
This week we follow up on Apple Music issues, iTunes, the judicious use of shitty code with Design Stamina Hypothesis and Apple’s rumored Car. Greg and Aaron go on a couple of tangents on AI and the new Cross Point memory. Our Picks: Ghostery, open source Objective-C, ASCIIwwdc, Paint Code and Telekinesis (beta).
This week we discuss Apple Music prompted by Jim Dalrymple’s online rant. Why do you need to manage your music when Apple will do it for you? We discuss Apple’s Q3 results and Apple’s awkward children the Mac App Store, the iPod and iPad – and how they are used. Picks this week are KeroBlaster, Mechanize for Ruby and App Store Health Check.
This week we talk about the new 6th Generation iPod Touch as well as the oddity of continuing cellular minutes & data charges. We follow up on REPL as it relates to Swift scripting on the command line. We discuss the new lower app pricing tier in emerging markets. Picks: Matt Luedke’s Free App Preview Music, AltConf 2015 and Swift Summit videos.