Episode 296: I’m Almost Never Surfing

Manton and Daniel react to the announcement at Apple’s annual iPhone event, comparing notes on the allure of the iPhone X, Apple Watch 3, and new Apple TV. They talk about the impressiveness of all the significant product updates being made in parallel, and lament the slightly confusing state it leaves the high end iPhone market in.

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  • Say Hello to the Future – Apple’s marketing page for the iPhone X.
  • iPhone 8 – The best iPhone money can buy … for the next few weeks.
  • X Man – John Gruber’s arguments ahead of the event that iPhone X should be pronounced “Ex”.
  • Here’s What I Think… – Dan Counsell also predicted an “Ex” pronunciation.
  • iOS 11 – Coming September 19th.
  • Fall 2017 Videos – Substantial release of new instructional videos from Apple.
  • Apple Watch Series 3 – Now featuring an option for LTE connection direct to the watch.
  • Schlitterbahn – Texas-based water park and a good place to hunt for Manton’s wallet.
  • MSN TV – Wikipedia page about MSN TV, which was WebTV before Microsoft acquired it.
September 13, 2017 at 1:44 pm.