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Purple MacBook

Jae and James are joined by Jeff Butts from The Mac Observer to dissect some of Apple's recent product updates, including the new M2-powered Macs!
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Show Notes

When Apple announced new M2-based Macs, a new HomePod, and the launch of Advanced Data Protection with little more than a press release and video on their site, we were caught a little off guard. Whilst we’re not a news show, per se, we wanted to chat about the impact these new systems, particularly the M2 Pro-powered Mac Mini would have on the Apple ecosystem.

Returning guest, Jeff Butts of The Mac Observer, was kind enough to join us for a discussion of not only the new products, but also a few detours into gaming on the Mac, some of Apple’s new HomeKit features, and a few thoughts on the state of the Apple Silicon transition.

Are you going to be buying any of the new M2-based systems, maybe as your first Apple Silicon Mac? Are you as happy as we are to see the HomePod return? We’d love to hear from you, so please send a note over to [email protected], leave a comment on the post, or join the discussion over on our Discord server.

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Chapter Times

  1. 00:00:04: Introductions
  2. 00:03:47: Apple’s Change of Announcement Style
  3. 00:11:37: More M2 Chips
  4. 00:11:57: Mac Mini
  5. 00:22:44: Mini Goes Pro
  6. 00:26:17: Gaming on the Mac
  7. 00:31:58: Mini Size Changes?
  8. 00:33:07: MacBook Pros
  9. 00:41:27: New HomePod
  10. 00:47:48: Sound Recognition for Smoke Alarms
  11. 00:52:43: The Benefits of the Apple Ecosystem
  12. 00:54:32: Advanced Data Protection
  13. 01:06:26: How Are Apple Looking for 2023?


Intro and outro theme: Ace of Clubs by RoccoW

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