Let’s Talk Apple — Ep. 55 (March 2018)

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The show starts with a few notable numbers and one notable staffing change before moving into the three main stories for March — Apple’s Education event, updates for all Apple’s OSes, and the on-going debate around security and privacy. The show finishes with a quick rundown of some smaller stories that made the news in March.

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Notable Numbers
Apple Personnel Changes
Main Stories
  1. Apple’s Field Trip Education Event
  2. Apple Update All their OSes — iOS 11.3, Watch OS 4.3, tvOS 11.3 & MacOS 10.13.4
    • iOS 11.3 adds the promised battery health settings page, Health Records feature, and ARKit 1.5 — www.macobserver.com/…, www.imore.com/… & www.imore.com/…
    • A software update for the HomePod is included in iOS 11.3, it gets pushed to the device via the Home app similarly to how Apple Watch updates get pushed out via the Watch app on iOS
    • WatchOS 4.3 brings the ability to control a HomePod from your wrist — www.macobserver.com/…
    • iCloud Business Chat goes live — www.imore.com/…
    • HomeKit now has support for software-based authentication, removing the need for a dedicated HomeKit chip to make a device HomeKit-compatible — www.imore.com/…
  3. The On-Going Security & Privacy Debate
Quick Stories

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