The particle debris article of the week, covering Apple Silicon release dates, is from Apple Insider.
There is historical interest in how Apple is able to make these moves when other companies can’t, and it’s fascinating how carefully Tim Cook uses the same phrases as Steve Jobs. But we can also compare what each man said and what were Apple’s first moves.
Author William Gallagher examines the history of the PowerPC to Intel transition, what Tim Cook has said so far, the practical constraints, and the product’s timing logic to establish a thoughtful roadmap for Apple’s transition to Macs with Apple Silicon.
It’s a very good read.
Apple News debris of the week
• Last week I ran out of space and had to omit this interesting link on robots. I haven’t written about bots in a while, but I still pay attention to anything that is relevant. From The Evening Standard, here it is: “Lockdown loneliness has “ made humans more open to buying a social robot ” that simulates friendship.“
A pandemic isolation study found that people were increasingly interested in owning a machine as a companion.
I predict that as the pandemic subsides, the smart use of robots will not only help camaraderie, but also keep us safer in the workplace. Robots are immune to human bacteria and viruses. And, among other things, it could finally lead to spotless, super-clean restaurant / bar kitchens and public restrooms. It’s going to become a giant business, and Apple is surely paying attention to the health benefits.
• The Elephant Queen on Apple TV + is a superb documentary. Perhaps the best I have ever seen. So I’m hungry for more, and there they are. “Apple TV + will receive 3 new documentary series this fall, including nature-focused “ Tiny World, ” narrated by Paul Rudd.“
• Google pays Apple billions to be the default search engine on Apple devices. But Apple might be willing to ditch most of that if it could monetize its own search engine while touting the traditional focus on customer privacy. And, indeed, rumors have arisen. Here’s what MacRumors takes: “Speculation about an Apple search engine resurfaces, but Apple likely remains focused on Siri and Spotlight.“
Jon Henshaw, founder of digital marketing analytics firm Coywolf, sparked speculation with a blog post this week in which he said Applebot has started crawling its websites regularly on a daily basis, which he didn’t. hadn’t noticed before.
Do whatever you like with it, but I can smell the fire behind that first smoke.
• Subscribing to a non-Apple TV streaming service through Apple TV app channels allows direct billing to your Apple ID, easy subscription management, and skips a detailed signup process if you use standalone tv / ipad / iOS streaming app. It is therefore good to familiarize yourself with the chains. Here is a nice overview of 9to5Mac. “Apple TV channels let you choose what you want to watch, here are all the options.“
In this way, it is easy to register and manage, for example, Acorn TV, BritBox, UP Faith & Family, etc.
• I speculated that the next-generation Apple TV 4K would support a display refresh rate of 120Hz. Now there are rumors that “The iPhone 12 Pro Max might have a 120Hz display and some fantastic new camera modes.“As iOS goes, so does tvOS, so I consider 120Hz to be a done deal across the board.
• Finally, Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator invokes “real world data, artificial intelligence (AI) and massive multiplayer capabilities”. And so, Patrick Gray of Tech Republic thinks “… Technology leaders should pay attention to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.“
… Consider that this may be the first time you can test various air traffic scenarios, weather variations, or even simulate freight or passenger routes for the price of a $ 60 game.
The author presents a very avant-garde reflection derived from this game. Go dream with him. It could make you rich.
Particle Debris is usually a mix of John Martellaro’s observations and opinions on one event or one or more standout articles of the week, followed by a discussion of articles that did not make the headlines of TMO, the debris of new techniques. The column is published almost every Friday, with the exception of vacation weeks.