iMore show 501: Golden Eye

On this episode Rene talks Apple 'Let us loop you in' event invitations, Michael talks Samsung Galaxy S7 competition, and Georgia talks FBI vs. Apple turning acrimonious. Also: the tech we use for traveling!

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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.

  • What happened to 500? Last one I saw was 499 and y'all were gonna do something for 500. Did I miss it?
  • 500 is a special and got delayed because of scheduling. We're hoping to get it done this weekend and posted Monday or Tuesday!
  • Seth Clifford?
  • Understandable. Can't wait to here it, Rene!
  • Same Q as Harrison, but answered, so where can we find Serenity (note this is open ended).
  • Sure miss the video cast. I hope you get it fixed soon. Sent from the iMore App
  • Hangouts is what we've been using up until now but lately it's been really bad, with poor audio quality, botched audio/video sync, and more. We're trying to see if we can figure out why and fix it, or find something else.
  • Well, as I mentioned before, we have Apfeltalk in Germany - Apfel stands for Apple, so it is: AppleTalk if you want. Every Friday they broadcast their show, wich is kind of similar with iMoreShow over YouTube (live) and free of charge, no costs. Audio and Video quality is awesome.
  • Hey, you guys are doing a great job and I appreciate that. Can't wait to here iMore Show 500. I am German, living in Berlin and in the Apple World. Thanks for the possibility to join you guys. We, here inGermany, are having Apfeltalk (Apfeltalk) and Apfelfunk (Apfelfunk) but you are my favorite. All the best to you. Guido @1World2care4
  • Thank you!
  • Welcome, Rene. Hope you can release Podcast 500 today or tomorrow - can't wait to listen to. Right now I am following the FBI vs. Apple debate and feel really scared about it, because our all democracy is in a kind of danger somehow. I am 50 years now and ever since I have been a kid, age 10, I always wanted to become an american citizen, because of your liberty and your wonderful country. Even when I was not born at the time of World War 2, I am very thankful and happy the American Government and the Americans themselves did not drop Germany and helped my country finding back to its democracy. So I hope you won't loose yours, with D. Trump and FBI. Best regards from Berlin, Germany. Guido @1World2Care4
  • I encourage you to find a solution to the video problem as soon as you can. I find it easier to concentrate on the content when there is sound and picture rather than sound alone.
    It's interesting how few video podcasts are available. TWiT stands out. Presumably no one can match their level of investment in people, studios, and technology.
  • Really missing the video. I do not do audio only podcasts. Much is lost without the pictures. Hope the 500 will have video.
  • I will also add my +1 for video - Your visual interactions add so much to the show, all great to watch and miss that. Hope you can find a solution easy enough. Congratulations on 501± episodes! Look forward to many many iMore. ;p
  • Hi Rene, can you please publish the link for the video on cable management you mentioned at the end of the show. I couldn't quite catch the name of the person you mentioned. Love the show look forward to the next.
  • So no more podcast on youtube for now?