Episode 485: Everybody’s Dying On That Hill

Daniel and Manton talk about Apple’s just-announced Tech Talks, and whether this is a clue to the future of WWDC. They celebrate the announcement of new Apple Silicon based MacBook Pros, and compare notes on their buying plans. Finally, they take stock of the state of macOS as Monterey is about to be released, and revisit their ongoing grief over Apple’s strategy with respect to SwiftUI, Catalyst and AppKit.

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  • Apple Tech Talks – Apple’s online sessions and meetups, starting later this month.
  • New MacBook Pros – The long-awaited Apple Silicon updates to the larger MacBooks.
  • macOS Monterey – Apple’s forthcoming update to Mac operating system.
  • Technical Issues – Federico Viticci on problems in iOS 15’s implementation of Shortcuts.

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October 23, 2021 at 1:40 pm.