The Accidental Tech Podcast

107: We Get the Most Boring Tips


00:00:00   this notice destroying my house will see if my we remain standing I keep thinking [TS]

00:00:03   the South has been here since 1932 as I can fall down this year but you know [TS]

00:00:06   it's gonna fall down some here and I'll probably be in it so if you wanna now [TS]

00:00:12   had a polarized our audience and we've talked about some controversial things [TS]

00:00:17   in the past we've talked about all sorts of things not really ever politics or [TS]

00:00:21   religion but we've come as close as one can get and it's not the abuse of women [TS]

00:00:25   in the technology industry that is actually not very controversial our [TS]

00:00:28   audience which is good but man if we talk about cars holy hell do people get [TS]

00:00:34   upset and then some people love it and then people get upset and then other [TS]

00:00:37   people love it and then people get really upset getting upset people [TS]

00:00:41   yelling at you about stuff most people are you doing a joking way about cars [TS]

00:00:46   but they seem pretty okay with it I don't know how you market but I've seen [TS]

00:00:49   some pretty angry teacher tweets your emails about the Car Talk I didn't [TS]

00:00:53   really feel out of anger I get there were a couple of tweets are like skip [TS]

00:00:57   this one but it was they were pretty mellow I mean compared to what we got [TS]

00:01:00   them we did neutral neutral had like 200 really upset people and one hundred [TS]

00:01:05   people who liked it and and and this this seemed to I was surprised actually [TS]

00:01:11   I was very surprised how many people enjoyed my tester if you go I thought I [TS]

00:01:18   was very nervous about even including that because I was afraid people would [TS]

00:01:22   think that I'm some elitist Gbagbo see you know that we've been worse no no I [TS]

00:01:28   would def I would never put that on my blog because I would have had so many [TS]

00:01:31   you know people who listen to this tend to like us more than the average blog [TS]

00:01:36   reader if I post something on my blog I get a whole bunch of hate from from from [TS]

00:01:42   my drive bys where's the podcast you don't really have drive-by readers or [TS]

00:01:46   listeners to a podcast you know like it [TS]

00:01:49   people who people who are here tend to like you I mean with the exception of [TS]

00:01:52   MDW everybody else tend to like us you know so I might like it you can you can [TS]

00:01:58   see like more possibly controversial things on a podcast and you can expect [TS]

00:02:03   the audience will give you the benefit of the doubt or will know you a little [TS]

00:02:07   bit better understand you a little bit better you know so [TS]

00:02:10   it's why I feel way more comfortable saying things on podcast I do in [TS]

00:02:14   specially on our podcast that I do writing on my blog you need to go on [TS]

00:02:19   analog with Casey and talk through these issues the feeling bad about buying [TS]

00:02:25   things with your money that is a very interesting point an alternate solution [TS]

00:02:29   if you find that 260 give all your money to me I have no see the funny thing [TS]

00:02:35   about you is that even if I gave you all the money in the world to go by [TS]

00:02:39   Ferrari's and stuff you still wouldn't do it I have different priorities than [TS]

00:02:43   you so the ranking of what do we have what's the first thing you buy a second [TS]

00:02:46   thing by selling may be different but I would have no problem like blogging [TS]

00:02:50   about the expensive thing that I bought it being afraid you know what I would [TS]

00:02:53   like that to me that you were different people that's why I said you need to get [TS]

00:02:57   rid of all that money to bother going to Caseys healing show and it's different [TS]

00:03:06   for you people believe you thats funny though because I of the three of us I [TS]

00:03:11   would peg you as the least willing to talk about all the fancy crap that you [TS]

00:03:16   bought our no way am I talk about my TV for hours at the fanciest thing I only [TS]

00:03:21   thought I talked about 15 totally willing to talk about the fancy things [TS]

00:03:26   that I also forget that you talking about things that you like really [TS]

00:03:30   amounts to you moaning about this things rather than being like look at me and [TS]

00:03:33   how awesome I have complained about this problem also severe economic issues and [TS]

00:03:39   everything like but I would cut them still I was just looking at the screen [TS]

00:03:44   looking at the pictures in that bird articles on how the the 488 a bunch of [TS]

00:03:49   pictures like the first non press on on my glamour shots the Ferrari takes of [TS]

00:03:54   the car and she got to see it from different angles and see the awkward [TS]

00:03:57   part so whatever they had a shot of the Interior showing like that the seat [TS]

00:04:00   controls on the side of the seat and I was like but I thought closes tough to [TS]

00:04:04   get your fingers down there to feel those see controls it's like he doesn't [TS]

00:04:07   care [TS]

00:04:08   economics of how easy to use this control that's not what this car is [TS]

00:04:11   about you know we gotta do you know there are companies like the names on it [TS]

00:04:16   and there are some companies in New York and LA and stuff that will that will [TS]

00:04:19   rent supercars to you for like a few thousand dollars a day [TS]

00:04:22   tried to do that once and I really turned it down yet can you imagine [TS]

00:04:27   something where San Marco you can relate to this when you owning cars like [TS]

00:04:30   someone else's expensive cars that you are renting like especially when she was [TS]

00:04:37   like in a city like that we're having a Ferrari in the city of Boston I was [TS]

00:04:41   pointless like why not just might just take it and and rub it upside down on [TS]

00:04:44   top of some gravel [TS]

00:04:49   use we have a sponsor 2222 make this happen to do to pay for a one day rental [TS]

00:04:57   of whatever your chosen for Aria's that's currently available through these [TS]

00:05:02   mental places a one day rental for you just to have you evaluated the way you [TS]

00:05:07   evaluate things maybe he was a sponsor then who knows I just ever drilled [TS]

00:05:13   driving records and it would have to be during the summer for crying out to be [TS]

00:05:20   even better now that he's not allowed on the streets til I see occasionally I [TS]

00:05:26   have seen in my life in the Boston metro area [TS]

00:05:29   a completely blasted road salt covered / destroyed red Ferrari out in the winter [TS]

00:05:36   so somebody's doing it that person I have I have immense respect for whoever [TS]

00:05:40   that hits 48 is pretty article it's nice to get the file before we turn this into [TS]

00:05:47   neutral again now it's like now when I'm doing some thinking Oh where's market [TS]

00:05:54   gonna put the car opening to get back to your point about the people with the [TS]

00:06:00   feedback about the car stuff I mean most people I think I just used by it and [TS]

00:06:05   joking about it and like I think that Jokinen 36 like look if the supreme with [TS]

00:06:09   Apple's gonna make a car we're gonna talk about a tech podcast that's focused [TS]

00:06:13   a lot on Apple like blame Apple we didn't tell them to make a car in 01925 [TS]

00:06:18   Mac and the Wall Street Journal yeah we are making it they have rumors about [TS]

00:06:22   making a boat will be talking about boats [TS]

00:06:25   so now that we've wasted 10 would you like to do some follow-up yeah I guess [TS]

00:06:33   what it's about sorry yes this is the best alright so let's talk about cars [TS]

00:06:41   yeah first one is from William Faraday are fair and a bit better today because [TS]

00:06:46   I think he says that test lab reports margins various things like what we [TS]

00:06:52   think the margins are on those cars were supposed to imagine that might be an [TS]

00:06:56   apple scars and he says the margins are about 25% the goal is 30 percent then he [TS]

00:07:03   says thanks for believing believing in us [TS]

00:07:04   Model S is bonkers awesome so by saying believing in us assume he works for [TS]

00:07:08   Tesla no I wouldn't actually assume that for a second there [TS]

00:07:12   Tesla fans are crazy like anything we've we've had and I i will probably kill [TS]

00:07:19   myself among those who you know in a year to whatever but Tesla fan I've [TS]

00:07:23   never have never encountered fans that whereas devoted and incredibly loud an [TS]

00:07:28   overprotective as they are you know it it kinda you know Elon Musk himself has [TS]

00:07:33   his you can tell he's extremely over sensitive much to a fault actually [TS]

00:07:39   whenever anybody says anything he perceives to be unfair or incorrect [TS]

00:07:43   about about Tesla's in news reviews there you know there's that whole [TS]

00:07:47   scandal with Top Gear the skin with the new york times and like all the stuff [TS]

00:07:50   you know end and I think I would say Elan reacts poorly I would say it's [TS]

00:07:57   necessary to react to these things if you know it's there to let you know [TS]

00:08:01   issues statement and stuff and you disagree but the way he does it i think [TS]

00:08:04   is is is not not beneficial overall but the fans have seemingly taken that on [TS]

00:08:11   themselves like the owners have taken that like kinda like the scrappy upstart [TS]

00:08:16   underdog attitude on themselves and boy they they moved there is no would work [TS]

00:08:24   that can hold them back I mean it is if you say anything they jump all over you [TS]

00:08:29   good or bad and so it was very helpful to me when I was honestly looking into [TS]

00:08:33   this and given a fair shot I got [TS]

00:08:35   tons of amazing information from Tesla Motors tons of you know how how you take [TS]

00:08:42   road trips are you know what one of the good things or bad things about these [TS]

00:08:45   cars everybody is willing to share this information [TS]

00:08:48   everybody has tons of things to say and everyone's like please I will never buy [TS]

00:08:51   an internal combustion engine which they've all abbreviate i seee I will [TS]

00:08:55   never buy and i seee car again you have to come over it's amazing you'll never [TS]

00:08:59   go back [TS]

00:09:00   etcetera it is it is the most devoted nearly rabid fanbase I've ever seen of [TS]

00:09:07   anything it's really something it's funny because I know I don't mean this [TS]

00:09:11   to be funny at all [TS]

00:09:12   it reminds me of the way I perceived Apple fans before I became one of them [TS]

00:09:17   ravenously excited about their company and I also thought it was quite funny [TS]

00:09:25   that more than a couple of people treated at Elon Musk saying oh my god [TS]

00:09:29   you have to listen to this m5 owner talk about how wonderful the p85 Diaz check [TS]

00:09:33   out this podcast which I thought was quite funny I'm sure he'll work they do [TS]

00:09:36   is scheduled between launching rockets into space [TS]

00:09:39   one of the reasons why I'm interested in the Tesla now is that Iran must has some [TS]

00:09:46   in it may be many of the qualities Steve Jobs had in the sense that end and to [TS]

00:09:51   some degree Jeff Bezos has but I think Stephen do a better job of it this kind [TS]

00:09:56   of like crazy billionaire with really high standards and pretty high product [TS]

00:10:01   ambitions I kinda miss that from Apple and and we still get great stuff from [TS]

00:10:06   Apple and I'm sure we'll talk about next week's event now and then when it [TS]

00:10:10   happens and I'm sure we'll see all the stuff is great but that spirit of like [TS]

00:10:13   the charismatic kinda crazy leader who pushes everyone to do pretty crazy stuff [TS]

00:10:19   that's rare and Iran i think is one of those and I am kind of interested in be [TS]

00:10:27   in like joining one of those products fan bases again you know the reason [TS]

00:10:34   Tesla fans are as rapid as you said they are and why Casey perceived Apple fans [TS]

00:10:39   to be like that before coming on as I think you need to have a company [TS]

00:10:44   that you recognized for the fans recognized as having a superior product [TS]

00:10:49   that the world does not recognize yet so you have to be under yet to be an [TS]

00:10:52   underdog so like the Mac was just so much better than windows 3.1 it was like [TS]

00:10:57   ridiculous that was even worse than Tesla versus other cars and yet the [TS]

00:11:01   entire world consider them a conciliatory not a real computer and [TS]

00:11:04   that reads rabid fan sitting with the immediate like you think guys don't you [TS]

00:11:09   see this is so awesome why is it only me and my 7:30 friends the world has to [TS]

00:11:15   know no dependence on so once you stop being the over the underdog to become [TS]

00:11:20   the over dog and just like the entire world knows that was really good and [TS]

00:11:24   everything you can to child marceau Casey your perception could have been [TS]

00:11:28   right back when coupled with beleaguered and the ropes and so is over there maybe [TS]

00:11:32   he was just like you know it takes awhile for that perception the fancy [TS]

00:11:35   turnaround but test was definitely the underdog at this point because well [TS]

00:11:39   because they make super expensive cars and not many people can buy them and [TS]

00:11:44   people on them think they're great but other people think either a they're too [TS]

00:11:48   expensive and I can offer 100 be you know they'll run out of batteries or [TS]

00:11:53   whatever other side is out there about cars and that's what they're committing [TS]

00:11:57   but anyway so you think this Tweet william married Asian back and say [TS]

00:12:02   thanks for believing in us [TS]

00:12:04   you think he's saying us as in you we test loners I mean I totally read that [TS]

00:12:10   is him saying that he works for test the well and I did hear from a couple of [TS]

00:12:14   people who who work for Tesla and and you know I don't nobody who's named [TS]

00:12:19   anybody would recognize far as I know but you know these people who like the [TS]

00:12:23   list of their employer in the Twitter bio is test one of them was wearing a [TS]

00:12:26   test the jacket in his picture so it's pretty obvious so yeah they're they're [TS]

00:12:31   out there I think I clicked on this sort of thing with the by to see if you work [TS]

00:12:35   for testing didn't come up with that but anyway there's one fan / employees [TS]

00:12:40   opinion [TS]

00:12:41   alright and what else to have with relation to cars perhaps self-driving [TS]

00:12:46   cars yeah we talked about that I said that Disney lander you know some [TS]

00:12:52   confined area where the routes are well-known [TS]

00:12:55   driving buses or whatever and Michael sister Louise Brown friends say that [TS]

00:13:02   Heathrow Airport has self-driving car like pod things that take you to and [TS]

00:13:07   from the parking lot [TS]

00:13:08   insurance you can take a look to see what they look like it shows them going [TS]

00:13:12   in a little roads barely big enough to fit the things anyway it's it's a [TS]

00:13:17   self-drive it's a driverless thing that people go in the goes on something that [TS]

00:13:21   resembles roads is not a Rails is not on tracks there's actually wheeled vehicles [TS]

00:13:25   in a in a confined place so that's you know that's already thing and and I [TS]

00:13:30   think someone else said that in Disney World and something like that as well as [TS]

00:13:34   part of some riders something and like I said I have this topic isn't factory so [TS]

00:13:38   yeah take to do in the limited circumstances has been at this for a [TS]

00:13:42   while and now it is slowly spreading well there are these actually [TS]

00:13:46   self-controlled I did not read this article but is this looks a lot like and [TS]

00:13:52   actually it's labeled the caption on this picture's PRT which personal rapid [TS]

00:13:56   transit I have a friend that went to you [TS]

00:13:58   Virginia Tech for undergraduate degree like I did and that's where we met in [TS]

00:14:02   then he went to West Virginia University for his law degree and in West Virginia [TS]

00:14:07   they have aw they have these things called the per-person rapid transit and [TS]

00:14:13   it's straight out of like 65 or something like that but they're these [TS]

00:14:16   little orbs and that don't look too dissimilar from what i'm looking at here [TS]

00:14:19   and as you walk in you push a button on this console that's clearly straight [TS]

00:14:24   from 973 whenever this thing started and that tells the computer system where [TS]

00:14:29   you'd like to go and then he wait in the computer system dispatches a driver [TS]

00:14:33   lists or thing and then you wait until it shows up it says that you I'm going [TS]

00:14:42   to the engineering building or whatever and then you step in and it magically [TS]

00:14:46   takes the engineering building and it's on like a kind of elevated track that [TS]

00:14:50   doesn't look too dissimilar from this road in this picture [TS]

00:14:52   from Heathrow it is ancient and kinda busting beaten down and it was awesome [TS]

00:14:58   and I kind of wish I had one nearby I bring all this up to say that this is [TS]

00:15:02   not new technology and in this is this been around for a long time now perhaps [TS]

00:15:06   the difference though is that these these Heathrow ones may genuinely be [TS]

00:15:10   self-driving worries the ones at wbur clearly operated by a computer based on [TS]

00:15:16   like 92 or something like that doesn't really matter whether there is centrally [TS]

00:15:21   controlled by a computer or controlled by computer that on board that thing for [TS]

00:15:24   the purpose of shuttling to and from two places like computers controlling its [TS]

00:15:29   study went to accelerate went to break one turn you know like it's [TS]

00:15:32   I'm sure that road itself has centers in it to keep it on track or whatever it's [TS]

00:15:35   it's limited controlled circumstances you know it's not out on the open road [TS]

00:15:39   but this is where all these things started then you know that those darpa [TS]

00:15:42   challenges and things and things that Google is doing to work out the problems [TS]

00:15:46   in the real world right now this same individual michael also had some other [TS]

00:15:52   feedback for us about the 16 biggest transport ships in the world polluters [TS]

00:15:58   much as all the cars Internet means story thing or whatever our intrepid [TS]

00:16:02   listeners track that down to its source which looks like a presentation in 2009 [TS]

00:16:09   from something called the DK group is all about pollution slide show thing [TS]

00:16:16   will put a link emissions you can go through the 55 slide they have [TS]

00:16:20   on this presentation and see that it is in its kind of game of telephone morphed [TS]

00:16:24   into X number of ships little more than all the cars in the world if you look at [TS]

00:16:29   the presentation to get into specifics they're not like they have stats about [TS]

00:16:33   co2 a fit about it so far [TS]

00:16:36   silver oxide compounds as well and the Psalter ones but they're focusing on for [TS]

00:16:41   the fifteen sixteen ships things but they also talked about the co2 levels [TS]

00:16:45   and there's no bite size like this has been distilled down into an impressive [TS]

00:16:50   sounding stat they're actually equally impressive stats in here they just don't [TS]

00:16:54   pull down as nicely and you can find echoes of it in like this story in The [TS]

00:16:58   Guardian from a similar amount of time as a TED talk that site said in every [TS]

00:17:03   time he gets I did it becomes more kind of like they even even in 2009 when the [TS]

00:17:08   Guardians audiences confidential data from the maritime industry insiders [TS]

00:17:12   based on engine size and quality fuel typically used by ships in car shows [TS]

00:17:15   that fits into the world's biggest hips and may now I'm it as much pollution has [TS]

00:17:18   all the world 67 like as much pollution well exactly what they said this is why [TS]

00:17:25   it was so confusing when you mention this last week I am I had assumed you [TS]

00:17:29   were talking about just like fossil fuel consumption it not not emissions of [TS]

00:17:34   certain chemicals and so that makes complete sense which is like it's it's [TS]

00:17:39   who knows if this is true but it's at least plausible because there's so much [TS]

00:17:42   regulation on how much of certain chemical pollutants that cars are [TS]

00:17:47   allowed to emit you know all over the world and ships are presumably pretty [TS]

00:17:52   much unregulated does there in the ocean middle of nowhere most time and so it [TS]

00:17:56   does make sense that like you know they could make it their own of crap in the [TS]

00:18:00   air that that cars that have to use you know [TS]

00:18:02   converters to do not omit oh yeah and I i had originally had in my head a co2 [TS]

00:18:09   and other greenhouse gases like Groupon account that you know global warming and [TS]

00:18:13   everything that you want to get rid of cars and you know I talked about the 14 [TS]

00:18:16   cows which are big [TS]

00:18:18   greenhouse gas than co2 but it's not like that it's not so much about the co2 [TS]

00:18:25   of these ships bridges significant put the the other things that are in the [TS]

00:18:29   fuel because they use the cheapest crappiest fuel possible and they don't [TS]

00:18:32   care anything about what's being spewed out of their their pipes and so it's not [TS]

00:18:37   like they use more fuel than all the 13 ships use more fuel than other cars in [TS]

00:18:41   the world writing that when they burn that fuel the cause of the pollution [TS]

00:18:46   lowest co2 pollution I think they're mostly talking about the other crap [TS]

00:18:49   that's in the fuel not the co2 but the other stuff that you know cars have been [TS]

00:18:53   regulated down to not have catalytic converters and other things to stop the [TS]

00:18:57   stuff I'm going out anyway that's what I will link to the actual presentation the [TS]

00:19:01   show notes you can look at it but every time he gets repeated it sort of [TS]

00:19:03   amorphous in like this pollution summary it's not inaccurate it just depends at [TS]

00:19:08   like 17 says pollution than the next person to decide its gonna say co2 or [TS]

00:19:13   co2 and other gases are you know like you can phrase it in a way that is still [TS]

00:19:17   correct but it's slowly drifting away from the meaning so if you care about [TS]

00:19:20   the presentation it's interesting anyway we should ship should go next [TS]

00:19:26   container ships that work entirely I'm battery of course it let him I had [TS]

00:19:31   better be big enough to move a container ship will probably reduce MRSA pollution [TS]

00:19:35   in the creation of that battery than the shipper would warrant charging it any [TS]

00:19:40   ship shipping is pretty easy like energy consumption while it's pretty efficient [TS]

00:19:44   to flooding across the ocean I what you say that but in a prior life so to speak [TS]

00:19:50   I actually worked on navigation systems for big big big ships and at one point I [TS]

00:19:56   actually took a business trip to Helsinki Finland to talk to a company [TS]

00:19:59   that would take hyper hyper accurate models of ocean currents and they would [TS]

00:20:04   say okay if you're I don't know maybe carrying an m5 for many empires the case [TS]

00:20:08   may be in your leaving Germany and you're going to New York and you see the [TS]

00:20:13   other most direct route will be and I'm completely making this up to 2,000 [TS]

00:20:19   nautical miles [TS]

00:20:20   well if you are willing to go one or 200 nautical miles out of your way you can [TS]

00:20:26   catch this awesome current that will save you 15% on fuel [TS]

00:20:30   and a granted on making his numbers up but the difference was tremendous and [TS]

00:20:34   when you're talking about a vehicle that big it was a trip just an indescribably [TS]

00:20:39   large amount of you like measured in hundreds of thousands if not millions of [TS]

00:20:43   dollars worth of fuel and so this was all based on hugely accurate predictions [TS]

00:20:48   of ocean currents it was the most fascinating technology in the world and [TS]

00:20:52   and I kinda wish that I was still privy to what's going on with that company [TS]

00:20:56   because I thought it was amazing [TS]

00:20:58   our first bunch of this week is fracture fracture prints photos in vivid color [TS]

00:21:03   directly on Glasgow fracture me.com so fracture these pictures are great I have [TS]

00:21:10   them over my office new one the one that I sent you guys of us podcasting network [TS]

00:21:14   studio just hung that up by a fraction have a great day it is a rectangle or [TS]

00:21:19   square with a photo printed right on it and it's it's it's a nice thin [TS]

00:21:24   lightweight piece of glass photo printed on the back side of it but it's been so [TS]

00:21:28   doesn't look like it's deep you know and then a little foam board piece behind it [TS]

00:21:32   that you can mount screws onto hanging up on the wall and so it's just this all [TS]

00:21:35   this all in one thing that it's not too heavy you don't worry about it like [TS]

00:21:39   ripping out of the wall and shattering its not too heavy [TS]

00:21:42   it looks amazing you don't need a frame in a big heavy glass frame around it is [TS]

00:21:47   its own frame its own self-contained thing and the prints look great it's [TS]

00:21:51   really it's great for gifts it's great for decorating your house [TS]

00:21:54   great for decorating your office I love them as I said we have them everywhere [TS]

00:21:59   ordering more they are great president just 15 bucks for a five by five square [TS]

00:22:05   and they are very reasonable after that I have a couple of like 17 ish ones I I [TS]

00:22:11   forgot how much they were there I i it was like a no-brainer just get them it's [TS]

00:22:14   it's really very good prices every fracture is handmade and check the [TS]

00:22:18   quality by real people in Gainesville Florida it is the thinnest lightest and [TS]

00:22:23   most elegant way to display your favorite photo now I mentioned in [TS]

00:22:26   previous sponsorships that one thing I didn't fracture is I would take that [TS]

00:22:30   small 505 $15 size and I would print out my app icons with it to me for Instagram [TS]

00:22:36   photos of you it's a small square so I would use my ideas to make icons of the [TS]

00:22:41   absurd I've made as kinda like a trophy [TS]

00:22:43   show these are the apps I've made and so there I have this row of three them up [TS]

00:22:47   my window windows here and they look great [TS]

00:22:50   well everything we talked about this a few other people started doing it and [TS]

00:22:54   fracture is now they're actually trying to collect pictures of all these things [TS]

00:22:58   out there in the world so they are hoping to build a gallery of these on [TS]

00:23:02   their site so here's what you do post if you have one of these things it first of [TS]

00:23:06   all if you don't have one order one for any apps you make or have worked on its [TS]

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00:23:57   once again excellent alright so we are chipping away at the follow-up what else [TS]

00:24:03   do we have we have a answer to my question but who supplies Tesla that's [TS]

00:24:09   right so same God who else amid I'm so sorry Sam I wrote in to say Tesla [TS]

00:24:16   designs and builds their own electric motors and power electronics the part [TS]

00:24:20   that is the dc2 AC conversion just as most automakers design and build their [TS]

00:24:25   own engines transmissions tend to be a mixed bag of in-house and suppliers [TS]

00:24:29   supplier produced for automakers today the Model S breaks are supplied by [TS]

00:24:32   Brembo one of the few suppliers that are typically highlighted by automakers I [TS]

00:24:37   think that's an excellent point [TS]

00:24:38   other suppliers are highlighted on a chart which will put on the show notes [TS]

00:24:42   also designed to build their own battery packs but the 68,000 lithium-ion cells [TS]

00:24:47   in each pack are supplied by Panasonic the Giga factory which we were talking [TS]

00:24:51   about [TS]

00:24:51   last episode is actually a joint venture between Tesla Panasonic and a few other [TS]

00:24:55   suppliers so little bit of information about that I guess that s what makes the [TS]

00:25:00   battery packs but the Panasonic makes the batteries pack part of me know if [TS]

00:25:04   you know the electronics the complicated things other than 60 to show you can [TS]

00:25:07   make their own batteries they really get it there still outsourcing the actual [TS]

00:25:11   like Brazilian little cells that they wired together did you look at the big [TS]

00:25:16   picture that only there I did not I did my homework I mean just look at it in [TS]

00:25:23   every cars like this just shows that it is more or less typically can go down [TS]

00:25:27   the suppliers and see him in this is not everything apart in the car just kind of [TS]

00:25:30   like a sample of things you could see also the front grille surround by our [TS]

00:25:34   friends at Magna you know electric power steering the eff you know Brembo brakes [TS]

00:25:40   as a good point that like 11 something comes to Brembo brakes a tendency to [TS]

00:25:43   modernize the car magazines but also tell you you know who makes the [TS]

00:25:47   transmissions and tires as well but yet I guess they just advertised carbon [TS]

00:25:53   ceramic brakes it would ever think that offer carbon ceramic anyway yes it takes [TS]

00:25:59   it takes a village to make a car including the test yet but so further [TS]

00:26:04   car feedback this time from you but I'd made mention of a bus that specifically [TS]

00:26:11   wasn't volkswagens in the context of the conversation we're having an episode or [TS]

00:26:14   two ago but you go ahead said in Aus can which is the campus has been standard [TS]

00:26:21   protocol for all car computer communication since 2002 since 2008 not [TS]

00:26:25   just German cars some messages on the bus or standard well-documented such as [TS]

00:26:30   speed air intake temperature etc but most are OEM specific and undocumented [TS]

00:26:34   although they are unencrypted lots of people have reverse-engineered those [TS]

00:26:37   messages to do things like law locker and lock their car doors kind of the way [TS]

00:26:41   universal TV remote makers have to reverse engineer in Fred comms for each [TS]

00:26:45   TV manufacture this kind of work is finicky and potentially harmful to your [TS]

00:26:48   car so you want to be careful in this is interesting in continues what school [TS]

00:26:54   though is that car manufacturers aren't interested in locking down the campus or [TS]

00:26:58   at least they can't because of a long legal tradition of people's rights to [TS]

00:27:02   repair their own cars I thought that was really interesting and very good point [TS]

00:27:06   and in cuba continues in says that this is what opens the door for companies [TS]

00:27:10   like automatic which is a previous sponsor and as it turns out this [TS]

00:27:14   individual's 12 co-founders to build awesome stuff using events read from the [TS]

00:27:18   CAN bus so I just thought it was really really interesting and a little more [TS]

00:27:22   information than I was aware of about all of that idea of it just you know [TS]

00:27:27   having the bus be documented but then they do not undertake any obligation to [TS]

00:27:31   document the things they send over the bus is just a bunch of data going back [TS]

00:27:36   and forth you can kinda figure out and it's like the worst of all possible as [TS]

00:27:41   like well we have an open bus but were gonna send messages over there not [TS]

00:27:45   argument what they are so you can try to figure out what they are [TS]

00:27:48   and hope you get it right and we might change in the next version I mean I know [TS]

00:27:51   it's not really like safety related things where they're gonna turn off the [TS]

00:27:55   power steering power brakes accidentally or something but that's not doesn't seem [TS]

00:27:59   like an ideal situation you know like and again the whole reason automatic [TS]

00:28:04   existence because car manufacturers are so terrible like they should not this [TS]

00:28:07   market needs should not exist the car manufacturers had any idea what they [TS]

00:28:10   were doing because you know but I'm a third party gets around to doing it you [TS]

00:28:14   could have done it as the car maker like a decade ago and didn't because terrible [TS]

00:28:19   it's funny because I'm assuming it's the CAN bus that that allowed me to do [TS]

00:28:25   something that BMW owners called code the car which is to say you get this [TS]

00:28:29   like dongle that is similar to automatic but serves a different purpose but it's [TS]

00:28:33   either Bluetooth or wi-fi dongle that you plug into your oh btw to port and I [TS]

00:28:39   thank you [TS]

00:28:40   93rd at the eight years that's what it's called net cable and it's it's it's like [TS]

00:28:47   it either a time once on one end and obd2 on the other which is really weird [TS]

00:28:53   I've never used it in order to use it you have to like pirate all this [TS]

00:28:57   software and all these like ron's to the car and all this crazy stuff and I just [TS]

00:29:02   one site once I realized all the stuff I have to do in order to make little [TS]

00:29:06   customizations to my car making out what forget it it's not worth it that's what [TS]

00:29:10   you get for buying a new car but me I bought an old and busted car and what's [TS]

00:29:13   nice about buying that's not actually busted but anyway by buying a slightly [TS]

00:29:17   older car I was able to take one of these obd2 to wifi converters bridges [TS]

00:29:25   whatever and then my uncle who also has a BMW has this $50 iPhone app and you [TS]

00:29:31   thought $10 was expensive has $50 iPhone app that connects to this thing and will [TS]

00:29:35   let you make like Marco said some customizations to your car so silly [TS]

00:29:39   example I was able to open my windows from the little key fob but I was not [TS]

00:29:44   previously able to close them I had to travesty of travesties I had to stand [TS]

00:29:49   outside the car and put my finger on the door handle in order to close all the [TS]

00:29:53   windows even bigger jerk than me it was so terrible Marco you have no idea [TS]

00:29:58   all I want to do was get everything in the car like most modern cars and [TS]

00:30:02   education systems you have to like hit the confirma I agree button on the [TS]

00:30:07   screen before you do anything and they're like a little you know checkbox [TS]

00:30:11   flag and he's had programs that you can turn that off that was nearly what I [TS]

00:30:14   wanted to do was just right so what I did was I coded Mike are such that I can [TS]

00:30:22   hit dog can hold the lock button on my key fob and all the windows will go up [TS]

00:30:25   and the only other thing I was interested in but apparently was a lot [TS]

00:30:28   more fiddly is BMW's a lot of car makes the mirrors the external mirrors can [TS]

00:30:34   fold in if you push a little button I think most Mercedes they're actually [TS]

00:30:38   automatic way I wanted it to be automatic so every time I parked the car [TS]

00:30:41   pulled in but that was like many many many switches and I got scared I didn't [TS]

00:30:46   do it but I can roll up my windows my distance and that's awesome [TS]

00:30:50   analogous story I have for my cars is that like many people who have had stick [TS]

00:30:56   shift cars for the time you guys are probably driving I was forced to master [TS]

00:31:00   the art of playing at all with physical cash and then pulling away from the toll [TS]

00:31:04   booth while rolling out the window as in rolling in a stick shift car which [TS]

00:31:11   basically maybe thighs to steer with give Castrol of first gear follow a row [TS]

00:31:19   overall and then hopefully the that's that's my girl and I would just complete [TS]

00:31:24   the roll up before going to sit in there with the gate open so you got that's [TS]

00:31:27   because I'm from New York cannot sit there and ok now let me close at my [TS]

00:31:31   purse and put it back down over here and we rolled up the window and now know as [TS]

00:31:38   soon as they get the money that are wassup you've gotta go yeah I know that [TS]

00:31:42   feeling there's there's a desire related link by the way on this is can buy side [TS]

00:31:46   yeah well now weird town people going to drift back and apple and something else [TS]

00:31:50   that [TS]

00:31:51   is not car related so transition the story that was going around Telegraaf [TS]

00:31:57   interview with Tim Cook where he says that the Apple watches designed to [TS]

00:32:00   replace your car keys which is an interesting statement and it could be [TS]

00:32:04   related to campus because it's like alright well so that doesn't mean Apple [TS]

00:32:07   making a car designed to replace your car keys just means it has some way to [TS]

00:32:11   signal to whatever fancy cars that a lot you know like it is it doesn't work with [TS]

00:32:15   the CAN bus is it some kind of wireless thing or reverse engineered thing where [TS]

00:32:19   you can run an application that they can figure out that you know like car keys [TS]

00:32:24   the statement confused me because my understanding is that the the silly [TS]

00:32:27   proximity key stuff that every carmaker has all proprietary increased then how [TS]

00:32:31   could the Apple watch replace you like but I'm sure I'm sure all they're all it [TS]

00:32:35   is is just using an app it's like the watch is using a lot kit app on the [TS]

00:32:39   phone to some of these car makers will have apps that can remotely lock their [TS]

00:32:43   cars I'm pretty sure BMW does I know Tesla does I know I'm sure many of the [TS]

00:32:48   car makers do do this sort of thing now so the Bluetooth or WiFi or what is no [TS]

00:32:52   it's neither it's the watch telling the phone the phone using the data network [TS]

00:32:55   to go tell us some tells some data center to tell the card a lot of a long [TS]

00:33:00   way to go [TS]

00:33:01   Rube Goldberg machine for you know I think about the second office at all I'd [TS]

00:33:04   go if I proxy server and then comes in front of me I bet that's what it is that [TS]

00:33:10   I i would i would almost guarantee that I didn't think of that but you mentioned [TS]

00:33:15   it that sounds very plausible that is that is absolutely how the BMW app works [TS]

00:33:19   there's BMW remote which used to be ok and now is a piece of crap but anyways [TS]

00:33:24   what that used to do is it would phone home to BWW presumably in Munich and say [TS]

00:33:30   I would like to unlock my car please then Munich which phone the car because [TS]

00:33:34   the car has a cellular connection for the quote-unquote OnStar although in [TS]

00:33:39   BMW's cases something proprietary and then it would tell the car via the car's [TS]

00:33:43   on-board cell connection ok unlock the door please our second budget this week [TS]

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00:36:59   that's a follow-up write anything else I was gonna complain about well [TS]

00:37:04   statement he's been out every the actual article and telegraph it says the watch [TS]

00:37:09   is designed to be able to replace car keys and the clumsy large files that are [TS]

00:37:13   now used by many vehicles come up cook told The Telegraph so it's not a quote [TS]

00:37:16   there's no quotation marks there I'm just relying on their summary but what [TS]

00:37:20   the hell does that mean to be designed to replace car keys and so like what he [TS]

00:37:26   had maybe I can imagine Tim Cook ever saying that like it's just terrible I [TS]

00:37:32   get that type of thing that you respect the CEO of a company CEO doesn't [TS]

00:37:35   actually know what their products are due to say not something that Tim Cook [TS]

00:37:38   17 again this is not quote this is just a summary of any way your clarification [TS]

00:37:43   about the the pervasiveness of the Internet connections for for dealing [TS]

00:37:48   with car stuff that's probably what it is [TS]

00:37:51   yeah it has to be that's gonna prob in a way you know the read on it like [TS]

00:37:56   it's almost like Tim Cook is why I mention that at all you know me well I [TS]

00:38:00   won't mention anything having to do with designed to replace your car is same [TS]

00:38:04   kind of thing of like you know is that I used to control my AppleTV well you know [TS]

00:38:08   that's a product at least but why mention it oh by the way could replace [TS]

00:38:11   car keys cars lately anyway I mean it also you know because you know it wasn't [TS]

00:38:18   a direct we aren't seeing the contacts he could have just throwing that out [TS]

00:38:21   there like in a list of things that could be done within software could have [TS]

00:38:24   been a leading question I could it be used to replace car keys and tim says [TS]

00:38:28   yeah sure exactly i mean there's it doesn't it means nothing it just means [TS]

00:38:32   nothing but it could be him and probably not so maybe he'll be winking were not [TS]

00:38:42   working out us during the Apple event that's coming up on the ninth which is [TS]

00:38:46   monday is that correct [TS]

00:38:47   yeah it's daylight savings day and some someone in marketing was excited because [TS]

00:38:52   it's all about time because we're gonna talk about a watch it's about time you [TS]

00:38:57   get it a slogan on the invitation to spring forward I don't do you get a COS [TS]

00:39:01   watches used to have springs and saving time joke and it's and it's springtime [TS]

00:39:07   sort of somewhere maybe right they announced this this day but today [TS]

00:39:13   announced it like last month waiting get a chance to talk about it is we're [TS]

00:39:16   swamped with car stuff but yet so what do you think about this event i mean the [TS]

00:39:21   consensus is that it will be more information about watches and we think [TS]

00:39:26   that's it yeah you know we actually got a really interesting anonymous email [TS]

00:39:30   about this that kinda hinted to us that maybe this will involve some sort of [TS]

00:39:36   MacBook Air a retina MacBook Air perhaps and the mark fuhrman retina MacBook Air [TS]

00:39:41   right tonight to 5 Mac like perfect you know nearly perfect outing of the thing [TS]

00:39:46   that's allegedly [TS]

00:39:50   if this tip is to be believed you know I don't really know what we're supposed to [TS]

00:39:54   do when people email us tips [TS]

00:39:57   that's why i think im talking about the tip is not as interesting as talking [TS]

00:40:00   about the like why why are we being sent tips [TS]

00:40:04   and by the way just the the substance of this did he actually say that this stuff [TS]

00:40:10   would be announced in the event of the night and yes it is that fair to say [TS]

00:40:14   that in the email I don't know when it came in we're in the email though here's [TS]

00:40:20   a brief preview of what's happening on watch day and watch their hey I mean I [TS]

00:40:26   suppose like this enough room in the event you talk about new MacBook Air and [TS]

00:40:31   because that's something we can announce a new watch even when they announced the [TS]

00:40:33   launch and other stuff to hear that is gonna fill us in with details assume [TS]

00:40:36   like any changes they might have hopefully pricing info there to give his [TS]

00:40:41   availability right we know the launch date only well we just know the launch [TS]

00:40:46   month of April yeah I guess they depended on today but he don't have a [TS]

00:40:50   whole lot vented you know fill out the missing pieces and maybe announcement [TS]

00:40:55   pre-orders are available and maybe show off the new redesign Apple stores where [TS]

00:40:59   you going to be able to try these things on and buy them and do all that business [TS]

00:41:02   and I think there's enough room in a presentation that contained that to also [TS]

00:41:06   talk about whatever new Mac thing they have to lunch and the supposed attempts [TS]

00:41:10   telling us that the other thing they have to launch is MacBook Air [TS]

00:41:14   that we have discussed at length based on the 95 Mac rumors and has a few [TS]

00:41:21   action tidbits that before we talked about the actual substance that the idea [TS]

00:41:25   that people you know [TS]

00:41:26   send us an anonymous tip why would why would somebody do that as soon as soon [TS]

00:41:32   as real so this person actually knows that they're in a position to know or [TS]

00:41:35   think they know because their second and third and they told to leave all their [TS]

00:41:38   songs as soon as far as they're concerned there in possession of super [TS]

00:41:40   secret information about what is shipping why standard anybody was tended [TS]

00:41:44   to Gruber why send it to us by send it to you know why do people by tomorrow [TS]

00:41:49   mark fuhrman's sources at 95 Maxima Tim information that is mysterious to me [TS]

00:41:54   i've it's not like they're disgruntled employees trying to leak information to [TS]

00:41:58   hurt their employer but sometimes I should there's a good discussion about [TS]

00:42:01   this on upgrade this week with you since now my curly where they talk exactly [TS]

00:42:05   about this and and Jason had a lot to say about you know why by these sources [TS]

00:42:10   say the things they say who you know where their information might come from [TS]

00:42:13   why they're motivated to share with somebody you know why [TS]

00:42:17   get to publish it or tell it the trading suggests that could use a little more [TS]

00:42:22   but the media but i dont must be said you should tell me just just his point [TS]

00:42:28   is is that like when you know this kind of secret information like it a lot of [TS]

00:42:34   people are very motivated like burning a hole in your pocket you just gotta tell [TS]

00:42:37   somebody cuz you're excited to know but that's that's the worst kind of sore so [TS]

00:42:40   if you're super exciting information then it's not like a matter of course [TS]

00:42:45   like for the people who are you working on these projects they're just as part [TS]

00:42:50   of their life is your gonna know stuff that people like know that you're never [TS]

00:42:53   gonna tell anybody so whenever companies you know I know I know I just think I [TS]

00:42:57   gotta tell you know that your whole job I get used to it like you know you get [TS]

00:43:01   fired like it doesn't you have to it has to be somebody who is not usually in the [TS]

00:43:05   position to know what the super-secret a co-product is and then also be like I [TS]

00:43:09   gotta tell somebody in there is a separation inside out like well every [TS]

00:43:12   Apple employee doesn't know there's something in the company that every [TS]

00:43:15   Apple employee doesn't know about because the only people who know about [TS]

00:43:17   like this [TS]

00:43:18   boesak our product of the people who are down there to everyone else it could be [TS]

00:43:21   like oh I'm not usually but you know about your project right and so I guess [TS]

00:43:25   that might come to get old so anyway [TS]

00:43:27   second or third tier people who like heard from someone heard something super [TS]

00:43:31   sized know this is depressing to think that like they're just excited to tell [TS]

00:43:36   somebody because obviously if they're excited they're probably Apple fan and [TS]

00:43:40   in general you know Apple doesn't want people knowing these things so any kind [TS]

00:43:44   of slow surprised too late for the rest of the fans like it's kind of it's kind [TS]

00:43:48   of a kind of ruins the fun if you know everything that's going to happen before [TS]

00:43:51   its before it's out and Apple when I get like this much Apple fans you know back [TS]

00:43:56   when steve Jobs was alive you have the persons name I was like what would Steve [TS]

00:43:59   think about you telling these sites is information that you know what do you [TS]

00:44:02   think you've ever met him you are not a big fan in fact they leaked information [TS]

00:44:05   like no milk like you admire the company and admire people who work there that [TS]

00:44:12   seems like it's the reason to people who don't leak who work there don't leak [TS]

00:44:16   because they're out of respect for the company and for what they do and you [TS]

00:44:19   know like I don't know it's weird I i've had these I've had people send me tips [TS]

00:44:25   on my side forever ago I've had tips come in here and there by email [TS]

00:44:29   I i get the most boring tips like it is hilarious it's like yeah well you know [TS]

00:44:35   next year then update the Cinema Display wow good typically get that went on for [TS]

00:44:41   a long time every year the same tip no new monitor this year ago but yeah but [TS]

00:44:49   no but I don't like it in the tapes have gotten I i have I have not mentioned [TS]

00:44:55   almost any of them because like what am I supposed to do this information like [TS]

00:44:59   if I just published on my site like there's lots of rumor sites such as [TS]

00:45:03   publishing tips they get there usually the worst rumor sites because most of [TS]

00:45:07   like if I look back at the texts I've gotten I would say at least half of them [TS]

00:45:12   have not panned out or turn out to be just flat out wrong if I had published [TS]

00:45:17   anything or based anything anything I'd said on that information I would look [TS]

00:45:22   stupid and I'm happy to say that of all the crazy tips of all the crazy [TS]

00:45:28   predictions I've made on my side over the years that it turned out to be wrong [TS]

00:45:31   like blatantly embarrassingly wrong almost none of them were based on any [TS]

00:45:35   type of guy I i just am that bad a pretty things but I least thats meet [TS]

00:45:40   growing up with my own guess it's not like all I got this created by better [TS]

00:45:44   Russian report on it on my second like no one's coming to myself for that [TS]

00:45:48   anyway what I stand to gain nothing from that and the chances that the debt any [TS]

00:45:53   tip I get are actually gonna be true [TS]

00:45:56   are so low that it's it's just not really worth discussing like it's not [TS]

00:46:01   worth even taking the risk of the talk show I think what he mentioned is that [TS]

00:46:06   his I made this remembering this but his best sources for people that he actually [TS]

00:46:11   knew like an honest sources to get someone went to a web form and typed a [TS]

00:46:15   bunch of stuff anybody could just go to that Web mormon type stuff you know I [TS]

00:46:18   gotta do is just and competence they look this is what they're going to do [TS]

00:46:21   this there that you know you say whatever you want anybody can go to that [TS]

00:46:24   point [TS]

00:46:24   like you know anybody who listens the shower now could come up with a [TS]

00:46:28   plausible rumor in typing company the interweb [TS]

00:46:31   that's the type of source that like it's basically useless as you don't know who [TS]

00:46:34   that person is anybody we're about to discuss what this person emailed us but [TS]

00:46:38   anybody can I can read his email like it's only impressive after the fact if [TS]

00:46:43   what Apple announces is exactly what was in his email to move retroactive 900 [TS]

00:46:47   that one anonymous email that guy was right but that doesn't help us when the [TS]

00:46:50   next time he comes from the same guy like it's I think you really have to [TS]

00:46:56   have you have to know you're talking to Andrew and you have to know how they [TS]

00:47:01   know the things they know it's plausible and have like a track record with them [TS]

00:47:04   so that you know this morning I'm talking to him right three times in a [TS]

00:47:07   row in the fourth thing that he says maybe I'll believe and even then they [TS]

00:47:10   can still be game you and try to pass out leaks but it's like it's confusing [TS]

00:47:17   to me when someone says something like this because the inside information I'm [TS]

00:47:21   never comfortable receiving not that I really receive any to speak up is the [TS]

00:47:25   type of information told to me with the understanding that I will never tell [TS]

00:47:28   anyone and then I do never tell and that's it that's where it ends and this [TS]

00:47:32   is like for the purposes of the outside world and it's exciting to me because [TS]

00:47:36   now I know something that very few people know that they never tell anyone [TS]

00:47:39   else and then you know oh well [TS]

00:47:41   help I guess it helps me sometimes I get told things in confidence sort of for [TS]

00:47:47   the purposes of background information for my OS two interviews and stuff like [TS]

00:47:51   that and that informs my reviews and occasionally helps me to be right about [TS]

00:47:57   things that I had no right to be exactly right about that just happened to [TS]

00:48:00   actually know but I never phrase it as I'm a hundred percent sure about this [TS]

00:48:04   even 100% sure about because that's not the point I'm not trying to like reveal [TS]

00:48:08   secrets or show oh how much inside knowledge I have even if I know for sure [TS]

00:48:14   something I'm going to phrase it as this is this is something that is plausible [TS]

00:48:18   and I said the same thing about other things that have no inside information [TS]

00:48:21   about equally phrase with the same not accompany this is plausible like [TS]

00:48:25   technically feasible plausible could be double blah half of the could be there [TS]

00:48:29   just like Marco I'm just making stuff up and thinking about this could happen [TS]

00:48:32   we'll see in the other half hour like I know for sure this is exactly what it is [TS]

00:48:36   but I'm never gonna tell you that or how I know that [TS]

00:48:39   though just you know and anyone reading it it's not a secret code you can't [TS]

00:48:43   decode is just a bunch of things that could be plausible someone turned out to [TS]

00:48:46   be do some turn out to be false but that's only then can understand because [TS]

00:48:50   those people would talk to you because they want an accurate picture of like [TS]

00:48:55   their product or technology or whatever to be out there in the world in a way [TS]

00:48:58   that doesn't impinge secrecy I can't imagine someone telling me something and [TS]

00:49:03   saying now you're free to go right that about this on your blog like that [TS]

00:49:08   dynamic is weird to me especially in an ongoing basis that there be someone [TS]

00:49:11   inside information they routinely gives information to someone who they know and [TS]

00:49:15   consent to publish that information on their blog as company asserting this [TS]

00:49:21   information we have from inside out [TS]

00:49:23   yeah I would say you know when when we are told things in confidence that we [TS]

00:49:30   are expected to really not share because it would you know put somebody in a bad [TS]

00:49:34   spot that we might know that I I actually feel like that's kind of more [TS]

00:49:39   fun to me but to have to have a secret that I'm not expected to do to do [TS]

00:49:43   anything with it that I'm actually really did not to write about or share [TS]

00:49:47   that's that's why they told you the understanding that you're never going to [TS]

00:49:51   tell anybody and maybe they tell you like for example for use someone might [TS]

00:49:54   tell you something that influences which API you choose to use that helps you [TS]

00:49:57   with it help you with your job right but it's not something you can go on your [TS]

00:50:01   blog oh hey guys guess what you use this API not this one because reasons XYZ [TS]

00:50:04   like you're the only reason the person told you it was a telling you not so [TS]

00:50:08   like they understand that you are not going to post it on your site because [TS]

00:50:11   your site is not a clearinghouse for inside information that you get from [TS]

00:50:14   Apple right and and when when people tell me things that that may or may not [TS]

00:50:19   be true it usually have no way to know but when people tell me things that may [TS]

00:50:23   or may not be true you know you're really the best thing you can do really [TS]

00:50:27   is to inform my future thoughts and actions and discussions on the show on [TS]

00:50:34   my blog like that like it's it's really better in that way cuz he will void all [TS]

00:50:38   the risks of of of what if you're wrong or what if you get somebody in trouble [TS]

00:50:43   or burn some trust but you you can benefit from like you know if you heard [TS]

00:50:49   from somebody and Apple that that this thing that your that you were saying [TS]

00:50:52   before actually is wrong you can stop saying it or or like you know you can [TS]

00:50:57   next time you comment on an issue you can be better informed about it or or [TS]

00:51:02   when you're trying to make a decision between you know the product in the [TS]

00:51:07   lineup like oh sure I buy a Mac Mini right now no 2008 you know stuff like [TS]

00:51:11   that or should I use Cortana for this are used by cloud to cloud cloud sync [TS]

00:51:16   whenever an and you you know you can make those kind of decisions that is [TS]

00:51:20   better than just got a secret for you whatever brief value it might have to [TS]

00:51:25   you that might backfire and were more likely to get information from people [TS]

00:51:30   who are sort of the leaf nodes in the organization of graphite apple and those [TS]

00:51:34   people only know what they know but none of those people know what product [TS]

00:51:39   samples going to ship those products here to be called when they're going to [TS]

00:51:42   be released how much they gonna cost like nothing you know all they know is [TS]

00:51:45   like what they see that they're from their perspective on their project and [TS]

00:51:50   nobody not even inside the Apple knows the future products are can policy [TS]

00:51:53   cancelled projects are delayed things change like so even that information [TS]

00:51:57   even though could be a hundred percent reliable that's what the entire company [TS]

00:52:00   thought at the time you got that information but it turns out they change [TS]

00:52:03   priorities he did this and did that in this thing got moved to their in this [TS]

00:52:05   project was canceled this person that the company and then it turns out that [TS]

00:52:08   nothing comes true not because they were wrong or you know just because like that [TS]

00:52:12   was the plan at the time but plans change and so like that's why when I [TS]

00:52:17   look at these rumor sites like even as a hundred percent true it still doesn't [TS]

00:52:20   predict the future in a way that is useful because things change so much on [TS]

00:52:24   whatever details they just put out here I don't know I feel like I can [TS]

00:52:30   understand a perspective where what if what if this person or a person is an [TS]

00:52:36   Apple employee what happens to like our show and maybe they admire anyone or all [TS]

00:52:42   three of us and maybe they want to kind of participating in the show a little [TS]

00:52:46   bit [TS]

00:52:47   without necessarily doing so by names so they have a little bit of pertinent and [TS]

00:52:53   perhaps interesting information and they could give it to the three of us and [TS]

00:52:56   probably steer the show in in the direction of that information [TS]

00:53:00   nation such as what this person has done in getting us to talk about secrets in [TS]

00:53:05   general and then you can sit back and you can know I did that I was the one [TS]

00:53:11   who got the three of them to talk about that and look at me I am an informant [TS]

00:53:16   now I'm special to people I think are special because more likely to be [TS]

00:53:20   excited by the fact that I just made up a bunch of BS and they talked about on [TS]

00:53:23   the show is it like we talked about this on the show the comment that we just [TS]

00:53:31   made that up and tested in a web form and it's all plausible it's all [TS]

00:53:35   hundred-percent plausible anybody can make a plausible for me just kind of a [TS]

00:53:38   certain confidently and then you just wait and so this is why I wanted to talk [TS]

00:53:43   about abuses will be allowing to bring the audience in on what this is like a [TS]

00:53:46   microscale we're going to talk about what they say and its prediction and [TS]

00:53:49   then we can all find out was just totally bogus stuff that somebody made [TS]

00:53:53   up and how we're suckers for talking about it or was it by God we didn't know [TS]

00:53:57   it at the time but it's a hundred percent accurate and we'll find out [TS]

00:54:00   together so they're really funny thing about this is that the the extra info [TS]

00:54:05   that we allegedly have that no one else allegedly has talked about whom we [TS]

00:54:13   talked about the stuff we talked about my pretty much all these possibilities [TS]

00:54:16   but we just talked about them as a sea of possibilities they could do this or [TS]

00:54:19   they could do that let's talk about the pros and cons of this or what they did [TS]

00:54:22   that it was like we've covered all these bases before what this rumor but just [TS]

00:54:26   suppose a tip is doing is saying all those possibilities listed this is the [TS]

00:54:30   one that 30 and this is the one that's happening and here's why it gets a [TS]

00:54:34   little bit of a here's why Anglia so we'll we'll find out together but first [TS]

00:54:38   our final spot so nicely done our final budget this week after if you will tell [TS]

00:54:44   you our top secret I know it like a great alright our finals much of this [TS]

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00:55:06   two guys who wanted a better product that paying an arm and a leg [TS]

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00:55:13   that they actually bought in Germany they these are high quality high [TS]

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00:55:28   now harry's blades they run about by my calculations about half the price a [TS]

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00:55:37   don't have to wait around like buying kids at a store is such a terrible [TS]

00:55:41   experience these days now like all the drug stores have those anti shoplifting [TS]

00:55:45   cases and have to like wait around for some kind of come over with the key it's [TS]

00:55:49   just a stupid with Harry is it's it's all online free delivery most of the [TS]

00:55:55   time I think always I think it's free shipping anyway really keep it at any [TS]

00:55:59   rate it's so it's so much better with Ares yous order online they have they [TS]

00:56:03   have automatic delivery with subscriptions or you can buy the manly [TS]

00:56:06   no pressure it's great the starter set is an amazing deal for 15 bucks you get [TS]

00:56:13   a razor moisturizing shave cream or gel your choice and three razor plates when [TS]

00:56:18   you more blades they were in about two bucks each or less an eight pack is 15 [TS]

00:56:22   bucks a 16 pack is 25 bucks and I would say based on my experience with Harry's [TS]

00:56:28   blades they are I would say equal quality to the Gillette Fusion non [TS]

00:56:33   ProGlide blades the pro-life bundled with superior but the Harry played out [TS]

00:56:38   there are identical in shape body to the fusion blades and you know for reference [TS]

00:56:42   the best price on Amazon for fusion blades is a 12 pack for about 40 bucks [TS]

00:56:47   and carries blades are 20 bucks for 12 so really it is like half the price and [TS]

00:56:53   just as good quality and the handles are wait I sure the hell are these nice [TS]

00:56:57   sweetie metal handles much better designs [TS]

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00:57:30   ATP thanks a lot to Harry's ok so before we talk about the contents of this maybe [TS]

00:57:36   it's real maybe it's not rumor / tip get excited everyone we should probably talk [TS]

00:57:41   about what the original rumor was that mark fuhrman and true posted at 9 to 5 [TS]

00:57:47   Mac it wouldn't talk about this enough when it came out well I just a very [TS]

00:57:51   quick recap so they had said that there's going to be a radically new 12 [TS]

00:57:57   inch MacBook Air and more importantly than almost anything that it was going [TS]

00:58:02   to do away with me read radically new design that jettison standards such as [TS]

00:58:07   full-size USB ports MagSafe connectors and St card slots in favor of a market [TS]

00:58:11   leader Mark markedly Markley anyway thinner and lighter body with a higher [TS]

00:58:16   resolution display so that's that was the basis of all of these rumors so with [TS]

00:58:21   that in mind john would you like to take us through what this individual has said [TS]

00:58:26   to us a couple of pieces here the first part is about the trackpad that I think [TS]

00:58:32   it's an article that we discussed in like you know things going to be so thin [TS]

00:58:35   that the trackpad has no place to sort of click down into the idea of the day [TS]

00:58:39   trackpad will not actually move when you click it and we just got like how are [TS]

00:58:43   they going to handle that how is it going to feel depressed sunday doesn't [TS]

00:58:46   actually move this anonymous tip person and again I would say we're not going to [TS]

00:58:50   make a habit of reading anonymous tips that I think it's fun just this one [TS]

00:58:53   place to find out together was totally bogus made up stuff or was it all a [TS]

00:58:58   hundred percent accurate and I imagine that it's going to be one of the other [TS]

00:59:00   extreme and not a deer in the middle [TS]

00:59:02   anyway it always is this tip says that what they're actually using it the same [TS]

00:59:07   thing they use for the force touch no not the Star Wars thing but on the Apple [TS]

00:59:11   wants a reference Casey I got it where you press really hard on the Apple [TS]

00:59:16   watching it could tell the difference between that and like a regular tap you [TS]

00:59:21   know what this person says forced touch technology is probably a branding or [TS]

00:59:25   whatever to tell the difference between a tap-in daddy press in the idea that's [TS]

00:59:29   kind of creepy the idea that is that we better than I had a lot of people who [TS]

00:59:33   are devotees to tap to touch tap to click on the track pads but the people [TS]

00:59:38   who don't like it [TS]

00:59:38   you don't like it because it's easy to accidentally tapped sometimes because [TS]

00:59:42   you know just out of any finger brushing against the track that counts as the [TS]

00:59:45   clicking you know when that happened while this supposedly would make it much [TS]

00:59:50   less ambiguous when you're cooking and when you're not still without a track [TS]

00:59:54   that actually moves but said the track that can tell the difference between you [TS]

00:59:57   just sort of tap your finger lightly on the pad and you are actually pressing [TS]

01:00:00   even though the thing doesn't move see this I'm a little skeptical if they mean [TS]

01:00:05   it makes sense you know it's plausible this is what they might be doing but [TS]

01:00:09   because none of us have actually done for stocks to watch yet I don't like it [TS]

01:00:15   you have to push hard at all it's going to be really tedious and ergonomically [TS]

01:00:19   questionable [TS]

01:00:20   hard I think I think the thing is a misnomer my guess is that it's figure [TS]

01:00:25   out how much your finger squishes like the contact patch and changes and I [TS]

01:00:29   would assume that that's what the trackpad is using to determine the force [TS]

01:00:32   not like actual pressure or maybe the combination of both but I don't think [TS]

01:00:36   it's gonna be like and you'll be able to tell I guess if you take something that [TS]

01:00:40   does not make a larger contact patch when you press and see if you can force [TS]

01:00:44   touch with that I don't know what that would be news I'm kind of like [TS]

01:00:47   cylindrical hotdogs and something that is like the water you know you need [TS]

01:00:53   something that's filled with water like a human finger and press with it in a [TS]

01:00:57   way that the contact patch does not change size and maybe it's a combination [TS]

01:01:01   but you're right we none of us have tried to force touch in the washer [TS]

01:01:03   telling us that the track that it can be just like to watch almost tells us [TS]

01:01:07   nothing by the way for whatever it's worth I actually when when the Apple [TS]

01:01:12   announced that two months ago and they talked about four stocks I had [TS]

01:01:15   speculated on the show they were probably just measuring their the radius [TS]

01:01:19   of the touch you know like shit passively not national mission force and [TS]

01:01:23   I think we got a couple of people who sent a member exactly what I think we [TS]

01:01:28   got a couple of people telling us they actually there actually were pressure [TS]

01:01:31   sensors sensors as well so I think there's something there but either way [TS]

01:01:35   you know we'll see how this pans out in practice I was very skeptical of the [TS]

01:01:40   current contract that we have the the quote but unless for the kind of the [TS]

01:01:44   whole thing as a button and just hangs in the top I was very skeptical that [TS]

01:01:47   when it came out and it turned out to be just fine and normal [TS]

01:01:49   so you know this sounds really weird but it might be awesome I guess we'll find [TS]

01:01:55   out there is a thing on the Apple watch page but the Apple technology page at [TS]

01:02:00   apple.com where you can see an escalation of force touch and that's [TS]

01:02:04   what we're being plain to see that explanation also applies to think again [TS]

01:02:07   but branding can apply for such you know once they have a sort of a branded name [TS]

01:02:12   with a capital after a capital T then they can just apply that same name to [TS]

01:02:17   anything remotely like that a product line regardless of whether it actually [TS]

01:02:19   uses the same technology retina but does not get what's what's a good example [TS]

01:02:23   there done that I mean 505 all to which you totally unrelated technologies of [TS]

01:02:27   the other than the fact that they both attempt to encrypt your data [TS]

01:02:30   implementation why is this year nothing but they do show the same branding so [TS]

01:02:35   the next bit is about like what are they going to do they have just a single part [TS]

01:02:40   how how do they deal with that and this is the big one guys this is it there are [TS]

01:02:45   you ready [TS]

01:02:45   the answer is super exciting a USB hub I know you're super excited about the [TS]

01:02:50   interesting part about this is not so much as our tip a USB not so much the [TS]

01:02:55   defective hubble tips their provides motivation behind this and the [TS]

01:03:01   motivation and little story behind it is but that with the original retina [TS]

01:03:04   MacBook Pro the didn't have an Ethernet port apparently doing market research [TS]

01:03:08   let Apple determine that people really want high-speed networking if they're [TS]

01:03:12   going to buy a big expensive laptop and so they made the you know the [TS]

01:03:16   Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter or whatever and according to the steps toward that [TS]

01:03:22   that was made the sole reason their products listed but because the customer [TS]

01:03:26   demand today that they discovered through market research and that they [TS]

01:03:29   were selling it either at cost or below cost when it was initially made because [TS]

01:03:34   at that point assume Thunderbolt chips were expensive or whatever because it [TS]

01:03:37   was important for them to have that products are $29 adapter [TS]

01:03:41   unlike so many other Apple products did not have a big margin in fact may have [TS]

01:03:44   been sold a slight loss when it was brand new now I'm sure the margins are [TS]

01:03:47   better on or whatever so that same idea as with this adapter like that they you [TS]

01:03:53   know why did why does this exist because based on market researcher whatever [TS]

01:03:59   determined at one point part is that enough people need some way to have [TS]

01:04:03   other parts and as marcos talk about Pashos third-party USB hubs are flaky [TS]

01:04:08   and probably doesn't want to be attached to deal with like sleep-wake problems [TS]

01:04:12   and things you know taking the bus and stuff like that so as I suggested I [TS]

01:04:17   could be nice if Apple made a really nice 30 port that they are sturdy USB [TS]

01:04:22   hub today new worked with their stuff that like maybe this is like a tall [TS]

01:04:25   order if you currently have some apple bread at harvard is driving you insane [TS]

01:04:28   didn't help that is made by Apple Time Capsule it's like you're something but [TS]

01:04:33   anyway in theory now become make one of these qualified for use in all its OS is [TS]

01:04:37   and make sure it's dirty and good and all that good stuff so according to [TS]

01:04:40   steps to that exactly what they're doing they're making a hub to USB type-a parts [TS]

01:04:45   to type seaports its poses the small and fairly heavy so that doesn't pull off [TS]

01:04:52   the table but the thing that you plug it in and it'll be a powered hub see that [TS]

01:04:56   part Shenzhen weird to me a number of things about this and we are to me the [TS]

01:04:59   fact that it's a small USB hub it's going to be heavy that I don't buy that [TS]

01:05:04   and also how funny is it and it is very Apple iPhone but how funny is it to make [TS]

01:05:09   a USB only has like four ports and to only two of them are actually normal [TS]

01:05:12   well I'm thinking of heavy I'm thinking kind of like [TS]

01:05:16   I guess kind of like Apple TV like for instance for its size like that do you [TS]

01:05:20   think it's going to be a big load but small but feels dense when you pick it [TS]

01:05:23   up like a grippy rubber thing on the bottom picturing something looks like a [TS]

01:05:27   little miniature white Apple TV when I see it is where they say about this [TS]

01:05:32   something about having a short stubby stiff cable where that bit the hub is [TS]

01:05:36   small the cable connecting it to the Mac is stiff in very short it has a [TS]

01:05:39   significant weight to it so it doesn't get ripped off your desk or out of the [TS]

01:05:42   port by the power brakes power brick makes me feel bad I don't like power [TS]

01:05:46   brakes like this one of the unique things about hubs is the stupid power [TS]

01:05:49   brake unit the ac/dc converter and deceiving plugs in the back of that's [TS]

01:05:53   one of the awesome things about the amazing things about the Apple TV this [TS]

01:05:56   is the one that has no internal power supply right yeah that's that's a little [TS]

01:06:01   pocket and it does not have a power brick at all it just doesn't plug that [TS]

01:06:05   goes into you know the outlet know all the power supplies internal which is an [TS]

01:06:09   amazing feats such a tiny little thing and I like that and it's sort of like a [TS]

01:06:13   super premium experience that another Pakistani like that you got the Amazon [TS]

01:06:17   yeah it has a break and then the Big Apple TV terror it's a bigger footprint [TS]

01:06:24   but it's it's pretty short it's setting it shorter but wider so if you took [TS]

01:06:29   what's in that bracket added to the length of the Amazon things that need to [TS]

01:06:32   be huge just goes to show what Apple has done with their pocket despite the fact [TS]

01:06:36   that everything else about their pockets completely updated outclassed by every [TS]

01:06:38   other product category they do have a really nice internal power supply yet [TS]

01:06:43   again that right and no fan yes no fan lot of games on their own as far as I [TS]

01:06:48   know it doesn't that's not a no I don't think it has any ventilation holes for a [TS]

01:06:54   family no ventilation holes just turns around the warm air jeff is a little bit [TS]

01:07:01   crazy and so the summary of this is the employer reporters can clearly accurate [TS]

01:07:06   and the only things that he didn't have as he didn't have the hub and he didn't [TS]

01:07:10   know whether it be ready and the answer is yes [TS]

01:07:12   and by the way it mark Gurman in a podcast like a few days after this did [TS]

01:07:17   say of course we'll be right now I don't know why he left out of the article [TS]

01:07:21   maybe he wasn't positive he said Hi Resolution but he specifically said like [TS]

01:07:26   it is it like you have course he does run the website I can he just got [TS]

01:07:31   changed and he could have like 10 months everybody said you didn't even say we [TS]

01:07:35   read now you can just go right thing to do update yes it will be ready [TS]

01:07:37   closed anyway maybe he didn't know it for sure at the time that he published [TS]

01:07:41   in one and everything in it to be correct so that people look back and say [TS]

01:07:45   bye you that everything correct so how could you have come to the Stake rumor [TS]

01:07:49   few if you had no information of the reading an article is pretty easy [TS]

01:07:52   because you could say that are close a hundred percent correct but there's two [TS]

01:07:57   beds information you don't know one thing that for such thing that already [TS]

01:08:00   talked about for the watching tell you that's how they're doing the trackpad [TS]

01:08:02   and to everyone has been saying that it only has one part of the problem may be [TS]

01:08:06   that of some kind of however something well actually Apple is making out here [TS]

01:08:09   so many ports will be on it and hear your attributes of it by the way [TS]

01:08:13   real-time follow up on that Apple watch technology page apple says right there [TS]

01:08:16   for such uses tiny electrodes around to be flexible Retina Display to [TS]

01:08:21   distinguish between a light tap into deep press so that so yeah apparently [TS]

01:08:25   there there are actually a hardware sensors that will that will tend to [TS]

01:08:28   detect a pressured press there rather than just measuring the size of your [TS]

01:08:32   fingertips growing bigger or does that at all maybe doesn't do the fingertip [TS]

01:08:35   rate is that all right exactly yeah alright well we will find out I suppose [TS]

01:08:42   I mean how how do we know whether this person was right but first I gotta have [TS]

01:08:45   a USB yeah I mean the USB hub that this e-mail described you know that was a [TS]

01:08:51   pretty thorough description so it's going to be pretty obvious whether this [TS]

01:08:55   was credible or not because it's not like you know this event is five days [TS]

01:09:00   from now it is this it's too late for something like this to be cancelled [TS]

01:09:05   you know if this this person but to us I think this morning right so like you [TS]

01:09:10   know chances are like this is gonna be a hundred percent writer under percent [TS]

01:09:13   wrong with some last-minute change that lol I was right but they delayed iPad [TS]

01:09:18   pros you know it's not going to get that right there this is going to be alright [TS]

01:09:22   Iran [TS]

01:09:23   and I think it's hilarious that if it's all right that we got this amazing tip [TS]

01:09:28   about a USB hub and so the first thing we have no way to tell if that's right [TS]

01:09:33   because even if they don't use the phrase for stocks this doesn't tell us [TS]

01:09:37   that they're going to use the phrase marketing term for such like basically [TS]

01:09:41   it's relying entirely on the government article being right because the [TS]

01:09:44   government said trackpad it doesn't move it has a trackpad doesn't move was this [TS]

01:09:47   one right no was doing was repeating like the only additional information is [TS]

01:09:51   providing is it's using the same thing is for study and we can tell that when [TS]

01:09:54   they announce it because you know and love Apple specifically brands it with [TS]

01:09:58   force touch it so well that doesn't move that's what our community said hey guys [TS]

01:10:04   I have breaking news I've just gotten a tip from an anonymous source that [TS]

01:10:09   Apple's about to announce during this event an update to the double a battery [TS]

01:10:13   charger if this is real and I'm not saying it is but if it is real in this [TS]

01:10:24   person was genuinely excited to kind of quietly get credit for something I think [TS]

01:10:30   it's at least mildly interesting piece of information that nobody else really [TS]

01:10:33   knew up front I feel bad for this person has weed now spent the last half an hour [TS]

01:10:39   if this reading this poor person I mean like you know if they're making it up [TS]

01:10:44   they deserve to be really kill them if they're not making up they will be [TS]

01:10:47   vindicated by history like to figure out how will tell whether they're right [TS]

01:10:53   the most interesting thing if this is true new thing that I'm most interested [TS]

01:10:56   about is the idea that Apple makes products in the US market research to [TS]

01:11:02   figure out if the price of palpable in scrambles to make it a prisoner in their [TS]

01:11:05   name that is I give that is actually true that sort of you know and we don't [TS]

01:11:10   have a good way to tell that but I can if that if inside Apple that's how [TS]

01:11:14   things are working that is not a healthy situation because he gets back to my [TS]

01:11:17   thing with the whole one port like what advantages one part provide that to part [TS]

01:11:21   does not and I haven't got a satisfactory answer to the answer is [TS]

01:11:24   someone design it says this is a proper making notes can be thin know he had no [TS]

01:11:28   single part Baba and then some of the department get them says our customers [TS]

01:11:32   are saying basically it's a no-go zone [TS]

01:11:34   gotta give them some solution I guess we'll make some adapters lebanon sounded [TS]

01:11:38   a lot like that's terrible it shows you're not making like this was your [TS]

01:11:41   frog design is not letting the market and it would explain a lot of things but [TS]

01:11:45   they make something and then the next version mike has more of a different [TS]

01:11:49   kind of Porter rearranges things are just so you know like it's better to [TS]

01:11:54   find this out ahead of time you know if you're going to do something like you to [TS]

01:11:58   stick to stick to it don't make a product and then slept much only [TS]

01:12:01   adopters on it because that is not an elegant simple clean blah blah blah [TS]

01:12:04   whatever dunno why world situation it's so true because every time I go to give [TS]

01:12:12   a presentation at worker plug my computer into the projector for any [TS]

01:12:15   reason whatsoever [TS]

01:12:17   anytime I do that have to get out the little Thunderbolt to VGA adapter every [TS]

01:12:23   PC user around the table just kind of shakes her head and Snickers like [TS]

01:12:27   because every single one of them has this antiquated VGA port which is very [TS]

01:12:31   useful built into their computers and has since the beginning of time there [TS]

01:12:37   there on that thing we have no idea if they have HDMI directly into their [TS]

01:12:42   computer or like ridiculous that's true but but yeah like sometimes you have to [TS]

01:12:50   have an adapter right but for things like this is not like when you have to [TS]

01:12:53   interact with some credito third party thing uses adaptive this is like when [TS]

01:12:57   you want to use a computer or something that requires more than one part use [TS]

01:13:01   this hub there were selling you or I know that you you buy Retin A MacBook [TS]

01:13:05   Pro you're gonna be using anything that every second you can begin a high-speed [TS]

01:13:08   networking use this dongle you know because we couldn't get anything apart [TS]

01:13:12   and sometimes you know they're limited by the size of the parts of the men are [TS]

01:13:16   like there are reasons for it but especially with the single USB Type seal [TS]

01:13:22   the hole porn that type C it's super small now you can fit more of them don't [TS]

01:13:25   give me fewer and less and less giving me fewer provide some advantages we [TS]

01:13:30   talked about at length in the previous shows like you've used your PCI Express [TS]

01:13:33   lanes are you get more battery life because you can use a chip that doesn't [TS]

01:13:36   include this thing about that [TS]

01:13:38   I would like a reason and based on random spy shots we don't have any kind [TS]

01:13:42   of reason of course Apple not gonna give you any reason probably unless they're [TS]

01:13:45   feeling super defensive like the feeling defensive though say this feature like [TS]

01:13:49   Steve Jobs it's a it's just got one part now people would say why one point well [TS]

01:13:54   it turns out and then he would say something that may or may not be true [TS]

01:13:56   but at least it would be a reason for example if you just do one point we can [TS]

01:14:00   make an even lower power and then you know other people using the same Intel [TS]

01:14:03   chipset have already released laptops they get insane battery life and I bet [TS]

01:14:08   they don't have one poured on them so I'm going to be skeptical of any sort of [TS]

01:14:11   power related explanations of why this thing has one part if indeed I think the [TS]

01:14:19   the most clear explanation or the most plausible explanation knowing modern [TS]

01:14:23   apple and seeing the renderings of this thing from our common I think it's just [TS]

01:14:26   like there was room for one but I need to see the iFixit teardown 22 to prove [TS]

01:14:32   to me that there was really only room for one right and nobody asked to make [TS]

01:14:36   it that then it's a self-imposed problem if not because it's too thin it's not [TS]

01:14:41   like what is only one part of the UK that they cannot add minimum there's two [TS]

01:14:44   places on the case we're sticking up one on one side and on the other you know I [TS]

01:14:47   mean for the headphone jack I know but you could move like headphone jack [TS]

01:14:52   doesn't have a lot of with you could have the USB anyway I feel like there's [TS]

01:14:55   room [TS]

01:14:56   not because you know within the case that they have now when they open this [TS]

01:15:00   thing up I feel like you're gonna be able to find that yes there was room [TS]

01:15:03   again get back to the park thing where they put an internal power play there's [TS]

01:15:06   room in there for more than one gotta be and so there's got to be some other [TS]

01:15:11   reason it could be philosophical and stupid irrelevant anyway if the idea [TS]

01:15:14   that they would subsequently do market research to determine this product is [TS]

01:15:18   not not as viable as they wanted to be without an adapter therefore we have to [TS]

01:15:23   make a hub like when that happens that to happen early on right because the [TS]

01:15:28   ethnic the whole hub product like shouldn't go back and say he just [TS]

01:15:34   another important thing to me and for whatever it's worth like you know now [TS]

01:15:39   I'm considering buying one of these things cause I as I keep realizing that [TS]

01:15:45   whenever I travel I hardly ever actually get like coding work done that actually [TS]

01:15:49   needs a big screen real estate and I actually would like smaller travel [TS]

01:15:54   weight anyway so I'm concerned because I had such terrible experiences with hubs [TS]

01:16:00   and and third-party adapters and everything having known that Apple is [TS]

01:16:05   going to make an adapter you know if this proves to be true this would make [TS]

01:16:09   me more comfortable buying laptop like if the rationale that this person stated [TS]

01:16:13   about you know make people more comfortable buying it being the reason [TS]

01:16:15   these things exist that is plausible to me because I am one of those people who [TS]

01:16:19   that is the case for is there anything that's new that you cannot justify [TS]

01:16:24   buying know now that there's there's a lot I mean you know like I am sure I can [TS]

01:16:31   think of something eventually I got 1 I've got one he can he has a TV that [TS]

01:16:36   really needs to be replaced but he doesn't replace it [TS]

01:16:38   yeah that's a great example because it's it's still works and I don't care that [TS]

01:16:42   strongly like all the advantages of modern TVs that have come out since my [TS]

01:16:47   belt of the ancient one you know it's my mind is still good it's fine you know [TS]

01:16:53   like after seeing yours at your house John like a modem I looked really small [TS]

01:16:57   and really low contrast and you know really screwed by comparison but it's [TS]

01:17:04   still fine you know that there's lots of studying look at this is gonna replace [TS]

01:17:08   if I get this is going to replace a three year old laptop so it's not that [TS]

01:17:11   ridiculous I didn't know was that all died I feel better [TS]

01:17:15   it's a it's a first gen 15 inch MacBook Pro with beds retention issues so I've [TS]

01:17:19   heard ok so before we end the show let's talk quickly about the post you made [TS]

01:17:24   with regard to Apple watch pricing thanks a lot for three spots this week [TS]

01:17:30   fracture Squarespace and Harry's and we will see you next week [TS]

01:17:34   now the show they didn't even mean to begin [TS]

01:17:40   accidental accidental [TS]

01:17:47   Casey Jean markle [TS]

01:18:34   do you read the damn Skype IM's two of the three parties in this podcast agreed [TS]

01:18:42   to talk about this and then the show that he just wanted to be an after show [TS]

01:18:45   I just am so bored of Apple watch price discussion which is why are the big [TS]

01:18:50   article for some reason to complain about how to complain about this he [TS]

01:18:54   privately complain about how so this is a set of complaint was turned into a [TS]

01:18:58   positive [TS]

01:18:58   listen to the show the show I feel like you are sometimes several weeks ahead of [TS]

01:19:08   the press psycho on the Apple news sites because when like for example when the [TS]

01:19:14   Avalanche was announced and talked about we spent like three freakin shows [TS]

01:19:18   talking about the price of the watch whether it be upgradeable how Apple's [TS]

01:19:22   gonna sell it in the store and then in the past two weeks all those topics came [TS]

01:19:26   back with a vengeance and everything else I where everyone is talking about [TS]

01:19:29   will the watch be upgradeable how much will it cost how they gonna sell to [TS]

01:19:32   stores which i think is fine but it meant that but we weren't gonna talk [TS]

01:19:36   about it because we sent so you think we spent a long time talking about the car [TS]

01:19:39   go back and see how long we talk about watch pricing an upgrade abilities [TS]

01:19:42   seemed like that was forever and we just covered every possible angle and talk to [TS]

01:19:46   myself not to information about it like we haven't learned anything new about it [TS]

01:19:50   but to see how things go background is likely feel like we're not participating [TS]

01:19:56   in that I guess it's like the podcast I close different than the blog cycle of [TS]

01:19:59   whatever the market is pricing posts like this there's no new information [TS]

01:20:06   right you just rehashing pricing stuff like in and sort of people are getting [TS]

01:20:10   different feelings as the date approaches like I know we talked about [TS]

01:20:13   this before and I know before I said acts but now I feel like why and not [TS]

01:20:17   based on any information like you don't have any new information about me know [TS]

01:20:22   no definitely not only have I [TS]

01:20:25   the few people I've talked to inside of Apple have only provided their own [TS]

01:20:29   speculation lebed only if they don't know either so I mean it's you know as [TS]

01:20:35   the date approaches maybe you get a different feeling in my view on ahead [TS]

01:20:37   will endeavor to find the links to the shows many moons ago when we talked [TS]

01:20:43   about these things [TS]

01:20:44   just four ever so people can go back to listen to them in to see how right [TS]

01:20:48   around we were after the Apple event but we were on a long time ago but the real [TS]

01:20:53   discussion of it I think the new angle that you had a remarkable the idea [TS]

01:20:57   previously were talking mostly about boy can you believe how much it's going to [TS]

01:21:01   cost you really think they're going to sell something for 10 20 30 grand at the [TS]

01:21:04   top end or whatever and the new angle is how maybe they're going to cost way less [TS]

01:21:09   than we thought and as I was messaging to mark earlier today I think this is [TS]

01:21:14   getting a muddled up in the idea of like are you talking about how much will the [TS]

01:21:18   most expensive Apple watch edition costs are you talking about what is the [TS]

01:21:22   cheapest price that you can get an apple a tradition for and depending on what [TS]

01:21:27   you talking about [TS]

01:21:28   like you could agree that that was gonna sell 14 10 granted twenty grand and you [TS]

01:21:33   can also agree that the cheapest wanna be like 2000 3000 like those are not [TS]

01:21:36   incompatible ideas but there can be a wide range of the Apple watch addition [TS]

01:21:39   thing and so the new things like maybe we're just be all being crazy and maybe [TS]

01:21:44   you'll maybe a polite additionally be like 12 1500 2000 $3,000 I will I'm [TS]

01:21:50   going to believe that but that won't mean that you still can't get the most [TS]

01:21:54   expensive laptops edition with a gold solid gold band and a solid gold watch [TS]

01:21:58   and other stuff for 10 15 grand even if you can also get one for five grand for [TS]

01:22:04   grand sixth-grader something like that yeah that's a fair plan because we don't [TS]

01:22:08   we still don't know like the variability within each line leaving the band joist [TS]

01:22:13   and everything else like that's their choice and the size especially because [TS]

01:22:18   if the band is solid gold itself that the band is obtained way more gold than [TS]

01:22:24   watch actually I don't I don't know I don't know about watches but that that [TS]

01:22:29   makes logical sense to me like volume wise I mean I guess I don't know how [TS]

01:22:32   strong they're like whatever super strong gold alloy wherever we don't know [TS]

01:22:37   obviously know nothing about watches but just looking volume wise it's [TS]

01:22:39   conceivable to me that having a gold band could more than double the price of [TS]

01:22:45   the watch forces just that same watch with leather one and as we talked about [TS]

01:22:48   in the past shows again on the reaction we did [TS]

01:22:51   the price of the materials has very little bearing on your open this type of [TS]

01:22:55   class of product very little bearing on the price of the product the market can [TS]

01:22:58   be astronomical it's not like a 30 percent margin it's like hundreds of a [TS]

01:23:01   percent margin you know how high can you possibly go the only thing stopping you [TS]

01:23:07   is like it is basically I get a social and economic signal not a reflection of [TS]

01:23:13   the cost to manufacture or acquire the materials to make and keep in mind also [TS]

01:23:21   the manufacturing of these things is a big deal like they they talked about on [TS]

01:23:26   the on the description of the apple orchard and benefits on the side of it [TS]

01:23:29   in the video but somewhere in official Apple material they talk about how each [TS]

01:23:34   link is like hand polished and it takes like six hours to make one of these [TS]

01:23:37   things like it had a six hours of labor in it that's gonna cost significantly [TS]

01:23:42   more than the cost of the raw metal not to mention in the machining and any [TS]

01:23:47   parts that might have to be discarded and recycled like there's there's gonna [TS]

01:23:51   be a lot behind the fixed cost of the gold watch is gonna be substantially [TS]

01:23:57   higher Apple's cost is gonna be substantially higher than whatever X [TS]

01:24:02   councils of gold costs in the free market today [TS]

01:24:04   yeah but like but I still don't think that the pricing has almost up to the [TS]

01:24:09   high models only has really anything to do with the cost of manufacturing goods [TS]

01:24:15   has everything to do with two parts one can make which is probably probably [TS]

01:24:20   actually does enjoy material like how much gold you get at a reasonable price [TS]

01:24:24   and two who are they trying to sell it because like you said the market's can [TS]

01:24:28   be hundreds of percent like that market has nothing to do with costs of [TS]

01:24:32   manufacturing and how many little machines have the Polish little things [TS]

01:24:36   like you're already like doing multiple 23456 whatever they like and when you're [TS]

01:24:40   picking those prices you're picking them basically to say this is now a status [TS]

01:24:43   symbol and the fact that it costs a lot of money is what makes it more valuable [TS]

01:24:47   like that was a good thing which we discussed all this shows the greatest [TS]

01:24:53   rehashing now but that's what we're looking for what signals Apple selling [TS]

01:24:57   in [TS]

01:24:57   trying to send with this product and it and really it's only about branding and [TS]

01:25:06   signaling and and fashion and because no matter what the price most people don't [TS]

01:25:11   own gold watches right most millions of people on iPhones like that is within [TS]

01:25:16   the range of things that people can buy and we already know if the entry level [TS]

01:25:19   price is going to be around iPhone price are actually less that's where the [TS]

01:25:23   volume is right and creep up and then we'll get more and more expensive and [TS]

01:25:26   then they'll be like this band hockey stick somewhere and it says and he's the [TS]

01:25:30   rich ppl version right and our question always best shows us how much as Apple [TS]

01:25:35   wanna been that they want to bend a little bit so you can get into an Apple [TS]

01:25:38   watch edition for $2000 2012 bennett a lot to me and Alice five grand and what [TS]

01:25:43   they want the endpoint be the end point ten grand 20 ran 30 grandpa's at that [TS]

01:25:47   point you can be anything you want and I think the reason people are getting cold [TS]

01:25:52   feet about the 2013 Grand top and now even as the they're saying well top of [TS]

01:25:56   really want to disrupt the market the way they do it is by standing by pricing [TS]

01:26:00   it so that I can make the other ones look like a rip off right so they priced [TS]

01:26:05   at five grand old son the ten-year and watches looks like the most expensive a [TS]

01:26:09   petition watch you can get its buy $99.99 and now why would I ever by 10 [TS]

01:26:14   grand Rolex but at the same time if you do that then maybe people start to think [TS]

01:26:17   of the Apple iTunes being cheap and that's what we don't know why he watches [TS]

01:26:21   the cost as much as cars right and I mean ultimately I believe one of the [TS]

01:26:29   right article I think the price is gonna be really boring because none of us are [TS]

01:26:34   going to actually buy it and but it would be interesting like if Apple [TS]

01:26:39   priced it low enough that it that it becomes more plausible for more people [TS]

01:26:44   to buy it like suppose it's $3,000 for the gold [TS]

01:26:49   I think that is just as plausible as being $15,000 [TS]

01:26:53   you know because there's advantages to both sides $15,000 it's like this it's [TS]

01:26:58   much more exclusive it's much more profitable for Apple [TS]

01:27:01   $3,000 is also a lot more of them and it's still way more profitable than the [TS]

01:27:06   steel 1 I'm sure it's like App Store pricing [TS]

01:27:09   look like what you want when you want to do and that's why I think you know it it [TS]

01:27:12   isn't the signaling Van Slyke world if they have any kind of supply constraints [TS]

01:27:15   on the gold or some other precious metal thing whatever you can control that but [TS]

01:27:19   is raising the price and then you sell fewer you make the same amount of [TS]

01:27:22   revenue but yeah it's been funny to me listening to various podcast talk about [TS]

01:27:28   what they expect the pricing to be and I think a lot of the more traditional [TS]

01:27:32   nerds nerds have been very upset at the thought that there would be a humongous [TS]

01:27:37   mark-ups like in the hundreds of percent cut in a hundred percent markup and its [TS]

01:27:43   and it seems like a lot of people think that Apple would never want to be seen [TS]

01:27:48   as like a super expensive luxury good and I couldn't agree more with what you [TS]

01:27:53   said earlier I think that there will be just silly ridiculous mark-ups and I [TS]

01:27:58   don't know I mean I would I would say since I guess it's reasonable for me to [TS]

01:28:02   hazard a guess that I think at least one of them will be north of $10,000 I think [TS]

01:28:07   you'll find something that's more expensive than that but it strikes me as [TS]

01:28:12   funny that all the nerds nerds seem seem to think that anything more than a few [TS]

01:28:16   thousand dollars is just inconceivable and I wish I could say the voice is so [TS]

01:28:20   you would know I was talking about the princess bride but anyway that's a [TS]

01:28:23   reference yep it is so I don't see how it makes any sense for it not to be [TS]

01:28:29   tremendous tremendous money just like he said John because it's not about a piece [TS]

01:28:34   of electronics it's about a status symbol and I and i think that spot on [TS]

01:28:39   well what if it's not you know you might my point in my article was you know what [TS]

01:28:45   if Apple's primary goal here is to sell a watch that anybody is willing to wear [TS]

01:28:50   and so some people are only willing to wear a gold watch and so if Apple wants [TS]

01:28:57   to get those people wearing an apple watch they have to make one that's [TS]

01:28:59   really fancy the people the people who are only willing to wear gold watches [TS]

01:29:02   are also accustomed to paying ridiculous prices from you they don't think there's [TS]

01:29:06   anybody who makes gold watches but sells them at like 50% market before costs [TS]

01:29:10   like it again I don't know about watches maybe there's such a thing that exists [TS]

01:29:14   but it seems to me that as soon as you get into gold watches you get into the [TS]

01:29:17   land of [TS]

01:29:18   pricing is now just you know like based on the prestige of the brand not they're [TS]

01:29:22   not the amount of gold nothing like we were just looking at the amount of gold [TS]

01:29:25   to just basically say like no matter what we know it's going to cost in this [TS]

01:29:29   tax because that's just how much the materials and labor gonna cost not [TS]

01:29:32   already pushes up into four digits and now we're just saying like today the [TS]

01:29:36   addition started four digits to the end and five digits to this thing anyone has [TS]

01:29:40   said they're gonna started find it I don't think anyone is that you're not [TS]

01:29:42   going to be able to get a polite edition of any kind for less than $9,999 like [TS]

01:29:47   almost everyone thinks that the additional funds are gonna start in four [TS]

01:29:51   digits and the question is did it go into five digit how far they go into [TS]

01:29:54   knots that this will this will tell us a lot about how Apple wants to be seen as [TS]

01:30:00   a brand it won't tell us anything about how much money I want to make anything [TS]

01:30:04   and I will say anything else [TS]

01:30:08   watch any other predictions we want to make sure we have the real-time [TS]

01:30:12   follow-up from the tips there who sent us the tip about the USB hub and [TS]

01:30:17   everything just to clarify that the brick they were talking about talking [TS]

01:30:21   about their really Dublin down the brick they're talking about is not the power [TS]

01:30:24   brick on the USB hub but the computer's power brake I second most boring but I [TS]

01:30:31   like real time is good but what that means is that I guess it means that the [TS]

01:30:36   hub boneheaded power brick layer may have power pass through the like the [TS]

01:30:39   power from the brick will go into the hominin from the hubs short stubby cable [TS]

01:30:43   into the computer is of course that's the power going through their should [TS]

01:30:46   just send us like a picture of the thing that would have made a grand tradition [TS]

01:30:51   of rumors you know like picture may put on the floor of an elevator there's a [TS]

01:30:56   deep cut for the MacRumors you get you to get that some in the audience 10 [TS]

01:31:02   blurry pictures of things an elevator force [TS]

01:31:05   that's for them but I think the best thing the best sad trombone about this [TS]

01:31:10   would be if the March 9th the man comes and goes no mention anything about [TS]

01:31:13   laptops no I mean I keep in mind like to let the at the last at the first Apple [TS]

01:31:21   watch event now sir least two iPhones yeah and I was playing time as they're [TS]

01:31:24   saying in the beginning like it this is this is a press event is going to be [TS]

01:31:29   watched details there's room for something else seems like someone else's [TS]

01:31:33   what else is ready to be you know what else is ready to be announced and then [TS]

01:31:37   according to the rumor mill nothing else is ready to be announced I mean like [TS]

01:31:41   it's unless they talked about the other match the existing non retina MacBook [TS]

01:31:46   Airs are largely about to get Broadwell but that's that's boring and I mean they [TS]

01:31:50   might mention that in passing while talking about this one but you know [TS]

01:31:54   that's that's not good news is that nothing is ready to be announced but [TS]

01:31:58   that just shows how much of a given up on the AppleTV things using a single car [TS]

01:32:02   a five or whatever the hell it seems like the iPod touch to make a version of [TS]

01:32:07   the Apple TV for the same price as like twice as fast and they could in theory [TS]

01:32:11   make the software way better given that hardware but for whatever reason yeah [TS]