iMore show 491: Apple in 2016 preview!

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode Serenity, Georgia, and Rene go over everything they expect—and just plain want!—from Apple in 2016! Including Watch 2, MacBook 2, iOS 10, OS X 10.12, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, Apple TV 5, iPhones 7, iPad Air 3, iPad Pro 2, EarPods, and more!

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Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • There's no one better at breaking down an Apple story than you guys. That's why I'm leaping to the conclusion that there's no reason to own an Apple watch yet. If there were you'd be breaking down all the great apps on it, you'd be telling us how much it improves your life. But what you're doing is whining about how the bands aren't feminine enough, and how slow apps are to load. If the watch were worth having, those aren't the topics you'd be talking about. So thanks, for helping me decide that waiting a few revisions is the best thing we can do.
  • For some reason when I start the video and it takes me to YouTube and video starts there is no sound.
    I checked other imbedded videos on Twitter and they work correctly.
    But everyone looks good though.
    Have a great New Years! Sent from the iMore App
  • Never mind on my previous post about sound.
    For some reason with this video I have to turn vibrate off for the sound to work.
    Never had that happen before.
    As my wife likes to remind me sometimes I'm an *****. Sent from the iMore App
  • Both Serenity and Georgia have descended to whiners on this show. You can discuss issues and problems without sounding petulant. This is the very first iMore show I have not watched from beginning to end. It's sad.
  • Happy to See Georgina back. I enjoy the three-way repartee amongst the larger gathering.
  • Georgia. Sorry.
  • Unfortunately, I can't identify the iCloud syncing clipboard app Serenity mentioned. Clipt? Clips? Clipped? I'd love to get more clipboard functionality in that area, but there are so many similar apps, it's difficult to pick a winner.
  • Serenity and Georgia are sure fun to look at........just sayin'
  • "Honestly" I can't take it anymore! Sent from the iMore App
  • You guys had a rant about how fast the ID verifies when tapping the home button. I also love being able to check notifications so I just hit the home button with a finger that is not programmed. I know it's a workaround but really works well Love the show. Happy New year
  • My Nokia 920 Windows Phone had a Glance setting on the lock screen that showed ambient time at the bottom of the screen. There was also four settings off, peek, interval, always on. And a night setting with off, red, green, blue, and hide that made it viewable in darkness or low light. On the aapp Watch a setting like this would give it an ambient or electroluminescence like a sport watch, like a Indigo Timex or Illuminator Casio,!and everyone else sense then. That was three years ago, so why can't Apple do that with the  Watch. What I liked about the setting it didn't require you to push a button, like the on/off button on the iPhone. It was also useful to quickly check time, or use as an alarm clock. It could be a low power setting, because it would require lighting up the whole screen to check the time.
    My questions about the aapp Watch 2, will it have 3G/4G connectivity. Will there be a round edition? My other thought on a possible March event is, will there finally be a new MacBook Air w/ Retina, more powerful MacBook 2 w/ two USB-C ports (ok that is wish of mine, for either). I agree on the Air 3 with aapp Pencil support to. I would also like the whole line to have the support to. I could give the whole line a sales boost, which is needed. I also think the usage could change on some of the iPads, like the Mini. The Mini could be a professional or student device, it would be ideal to use to do notes or work on.
    The iPad Pro I think a USB-C port will find way to it eventually. We are going to see more USB-C this year from everyone. We are already see it on Google Nexus phones, so why not iPads & iPhones. Apple helped in the creation of the standard they should start using it more.
    I hope the iPhone 7 starts with 32 GB not 16, the cost of storage has dropped. The cost was Apple's excuse for 6 & 6s, but technology is now trumping cost. I think everyone believed 16 GB wasn't enough in the first place, and I think the "S" should have made the move. I could go on and on what I would like in the iPhone 7, and already have. Sent from the iMore App
  • When the watch is dying it goes into a battery saving mode which allows it to display JUST the time in a simple format why not make that available (by choice) to be displayed either at the push of a button or always on?
  • Any word we'll see updates to the airport extreme in 2016?