MacBreak Weekly with Leo Laporte

Dec 19th 2023

MacBreak Weekly 900

Will Work For Eggnog

US Apple Watches Ban, CarPlay, Family Sharing

Records live every Tuesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
Category: News

iOS 17.2.1 has been released, fixing some bugs. Apple will be halting the sale of its Series 9 & Ultra 2 watches in the US starting on December 21st. And Apple is looking to attract developers to its App Store platform as it announces contingent pricing.

  • Weird instance of iPhones shutting down randomly at Chicago holiday party.
  • Apple releases iOS 17.2.1 with bug fixes.
  • Apple to halt Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 sales in the US this week.
  • Apple races to tweak software ahead of looming US watch ban.
  • The case for clipboard managers.
  • Ford CEO pokes fun at GM for CarPlay excuses, reiterates ongoing commitment.
  • GM's latest excuse for dropping CarPlay is its dumbest yet.
  • ‘Privacy Nightmare on Wheels’: every car brand reviewed by Mozilla.
  • Tesla adds Apple Podcasts.
  • Apple now requires a judge's consent to hand over push notification data.
  • The Athletic joins Apple News+.
  • Adobe gives up on $20 billion acquisition of Figma.
  • With third-party app stores on the horizon, Apple is working on keeping developers loyal.
  • Apple agrees to pay out $25M to settle lawsuit over Family Sharing.
  • Apple loses one of the last remaining designers from Jony Ive era.

    Picks of the Week:
  • Jason's Pick: Puzzmo
  • Andy's Pick: Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas
  • Alex's Pick: Studio Technologies Model 205.

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