One More Thing podcast episode 031: Buying Apple and the FBI
updated 08:53 am EDT, Wed March 23, 2016
by MacNN Staff
What new devices to get and whether to buy what the FBI's saying
Nobody predicted that the FBI would blink at this point in their dispute with Apple. Certainly Apple didn't: it broke a habit the day before by addressing the issue at its product launch. William Gallagher and guest Charles Martin, editor of MacNN look at what happened and use some first-class hindsight to see why it probably had to happen this way, this time. They're still not buying it, though.
Mind you, in the short term the bigger question is whether they're buying anything from Apple's new launch and the answer there is resounding. OMT examines the new iPhone SE, the new smaller iPad Pro, it spends longer than you'd imagine on Watch bands, and then just as everything is going smoothly, Charles and William fall out over one feature of iOS 9.3. It's not for us to say which of them is right but it's William. So there.
If you're burning with questions about the FBI before you listen to this, then afterwards you might be left with a few remaining embers about UK game shows we have known. You might. If you are, then please let us tell you that every British adult recognises "up a bit, left a bit, down a bit" as being a reference to The Golden Shot. They might also know that "higher, higher, lower, higher" is Play Your Cards Right. We're not saying either of these are great and we're regretting bringing them up, but there you go. We promised to say what they were called as soon as we remembered.
Otherwise, it's a tea- and coffee-laden episode of One More Thing, the podcast that takes place in the MacNN kitchen and occasionally dresses up nicely.