MobileViews Podcast 181: New Apple & Microsoft hardware – w/Jason Dunn & Sven Johannsen

Jason Dunn, Jon Westfall, Sven Johannsen

Jason Dunn, Jon Westfall, Sven Johannsen

Jon Westfall and I discussed Apple’s and Microsoft’s recent hardware announcements with guest panelists Jason Dunn and Sven Johannsen.

  1. What didn’t get announced:
    • Surface “amateur” 4 to follow-up the popular low-priced Surface 3
    • Windows Hello mouse with fingerprint reader
    • Affordable (sub $900) Macbook anything
    • Refreshed Mac mini – has not been refreshed since Oct. 2014


  2. Microsoft Surface Studio Anandtech
  3. Surface Dial TechCrunch
  4. $2400 – $3300 Surface Book The Verge
  5. Windows 10 Creator Update Venturebeat
  6. VR headsets for PCs starting at $299 TechCrunch
  7. Microsoft Paint 3D TechCrunch
  8. Apple

  9. Jason Dunn’s Apple TV two-factor authentication annoyance. Availability of two-factor authentication for Apple ID – Apple Support
  10. MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touchbar starts at $1800. Nothing but Thunderbolt ports. No optical drive. Also gone: MagSafe, HDMI, SD slot, Thunderbolt 2, & USB A port
  11. 11-inch Macbook Air is gone…
  12. LG Ultrafine 27-inch 5K display $1300
  13. TV app for Apple TV that doesn’t know about Netflix or Amazon Prime – the two most popular streaming service.

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