MacBreak Weekly with Leo Laporte

Mar 26th 2024

MacBreak Weekly 914

The Old Shanghai Breakfast

Apple v. DOJ, WWDC '24 Speculation, M1/M2 Vulnerability

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Category: News

In this week's episode, the gang discusses the DOJ antitrust lawsuit against Apple, the upcoming WWDC 2024 in June, Apple's chip vulnerability, and Tim Cook's goodwill tour in China. The panel also shares their thoughts on NAB 2024, Nikon's acquisition of RED, Canva's purchase of Affinity, and a recent auction of vintage Apple memorabilia.

  • US Department of Justice and 18 state attorneys general sue Apple for violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act, alleging that Apple maintains an unlawful monopoly. The panel breaks down the DOJ's 88-page complaint, discussing its merits, challenges, and potential outcomes
  • Apple announces the dates for WWDC 2024 (June 10-14), with the panel speculating on potential AI announcements and updates to iOS 18 and iPadOS 18
  • Mark Gurman's reports on the delay of new iPads due to software issues
  • An unpatchable vulnerability in Apple Silicon chips that can leak secret encryption keys, with the panel discussing its implications and mitigations
  • EU announces investigations into Apple, Meta, and Alphabet under the Digital Markets Act, focusing on the App Store and restrictions on developers
  • Nikon acquires RED Digital Cinema, with Alex Lindsay providing insight into the camera industry and the potential impact of the acquisition
  • Canva acquires Serif, the makers of Affinity Photo, Designer, and Publisher, raising questions about the future of the Affinity suite
  • Tim Cook's visit to China to announce a new Shanghai store and meet with developers and companies, as well as his commitment to launch the Vision Pro headset in China by the end of the year
  • Steve Jobs and Apple memorabilia fetch high prices at auction, including a signed business card and a handwritten check

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