Let’s Talk Apple – Ep. 37 (September 2016)

Let's Talk Apple Logo


The show starts with a quick look at some Apple-related legal stories which broke in September. The four main stories are Apple’s new hardware (iPhone 7 & 7Plus, AirPods & Apple Watch Series 1 & 2), Apple’s new OSes (iOS 10, watchOS 3 & macOS Sierra), some more developments in the privacy war, and two new corporate deals for Apple. The show finishes with a quick rundown of some other shorter stories that made the news in September.

You’ll find detailed show notes below the fold, and if you enjoy this free show, please consider clicking on the donate button at the top of the left side bar – the show is free for you to listen to, but not for Bart to Produce!

MP3 DownloadRSS FeediTunes

Legal Latest
  • Acacia Research Corp. (a patent holding company rather than a research company) has won a $22.1M vderdict against Apple in Texas over an LTE patent – arstechnica.com/…
  • Patent holding company and long-time thorn in Apple's side VirnetX wins $302.4M ruling against Apple in a jury trial in east Texas. The patent in question relate to FaceTime and secure communications. The case is inevitably heading for appeal in Washington, where VirnetX face an up-hill battle – www.macobserver.com/…
Main Topics
  1. New Hardware
  2. New OSes
  3. Privacy Wars update
    • A security researcher has successfully used NAND mirroring to bypass the auto-wipe on an iPhone 5C, and brute-force a passcode (like the FBI said could not be done, hence the demand for a back door) – arstechnica.com/…
    • The Intercept reports that Apple keep logs of iMessage contact lookups for 30 days, and comply with court orders for access to this data – theintercept.com/… & www.imore.com/…
  4. More Corporate deals – www.imore.com/…
    • Apple teams up with Deloitte to make it easier for their employees to get iDevices
    • US Health Insurance firm Aetna strikes a deal with Apple to offer customers and employees deals on Apple Watches
Quick News

Reminder – Apple's Q4 earrings call is scheduled for Tuesday 25 October at 2pm PST – www.macobserver.com/…

Leave a Reply