Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Apple Podcast, hosted at Podfeet.com, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Sunday, November 15, 2020, and this is show number 810.
It wouldn’t be an Apple announcement week without Lory Gil joining us, managing editor of iMore. We start the conversation by talking about what all of the new M1 Macs have in common, which is much more than we’re used to seeing. Then we talk about what System on a Chip (SoC) actually means and why it’s so important to us. There is a very subtle, but possibly important difference between the 256GB and 512GB storage models of the MacBook Air, which makes it even more interesting to decide between the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro that were just announced. We explore why Apple never said the word “gigahertz” and how that makes the nerds crazy because we can’t compare the models to the previous Intel-based Macs. We explore the future just a bit and start dreaming of the next models Apple will release.
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This week I also had the great pleasure of being a guest on Ken Ray’s “In a Few Minutes” podcast to talk about the “One More Thing” event. As he described it “Topics include a lack of terminology, whether now is the time to buy, and drinking. Mostly its technology talk.” We had a lot of fun so go subscribe in your podcatcher of choice to “In a Few Minutes” and give a listen. And in the category of “one more thing”, if you want to find out what “Studio-quality microphones” in the 16″ MacBook Pro sounds like, listen closely to me on Ken’s show. I had the wrong input to Skype and he didn’t even notice! It’s not by big-girl mic but you know what? It’s not awful either!
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