So far it looks like demand for the new models is good on the Pro side, but Apple’s strategy for the non-Pro editions might be giving conumers pause
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has done his checks and thinks that demand for the Pro models has been netural or “good”, but thinks that many consumers are holding off on scooping up the iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Plus
He thinks there is a chance Apple might even lower future order numbers for the devices
He claims pre-orders for the iPhone 14 Plus are “significantly lower than expected.”
To be fair, that model doesn’t even ship until October, so there isn’t as much urgency
Also Pro users tend to be early adopters, which your average consumer is going to more likely wait for their upgrade cycle to come due on their cell plan, at least in the US.
When you get your new phone run your updates
Apple already release iOS 16.0.1 to address a bug when activating iMessage and FaceTime after upgrading
Also addresses a problem that could cause photos to appear soft when zoomin in landscape orientation on iPhone 14 Pro Max and fixes a bug that could cause enterprise single sign-on apps to fail to authenticate.
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If you’re wondering where Lasso Season 3 is…
A report from “Puck” claims it’s actor creator Jason Sudeikis and his “perfectionism”
It’s been in production since September 2021, but they started doing re-writes in April of this year to adjust the story lines of some characters
Also, some filming locations like Chelsea Football Club stadium became unavailable due to the war in Ukraine, since the club had to be sold by it’s previous wealth Russian owner
That along with some alleged budget disputes between Apple and Warner.
A secret conspiracy surrounds Apple’s new spy film “Argylle”
This from BGR
The film is based on a yet to be released book of the same name by Elly Conway
The film has an amazing A-list cast including Dua Lipa, Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, and Samuel L. Jackson
And Apple has reportedly paid $200 million for the rights to make the film
But here’s the deal…
This is the authors first book and almost nobody knows anything about her.
Now the book, which was supposed to come out on the 29th, has been delays until March
The entity of Elly Conway’s online presence seems to be a two-sentence bio from the publisher, Penguin Random House. And her IMDB page which lists her Argyle credit and one other pre-production film, “The Fall Guy” where she’s listed as a “design assistant”
Signed on to direct the movie is Matthew Vaughn who did the Kingsman movies and X-Men: First Class
He praised the material claiming it is basically the best spy stuff to come along since Ian Fleming’s Bond. Saying, “This is going to reinvent the spy genre.”
So the internet conspiracy theory is that Elly Conway is a pseudonym for someone more well known and with a much more established track record.
J.K. Rowling seems to be a favorite suspect.
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Feedback, commentary, opinions
Connecting Airplay to old audio gear
Andy recommends using an old Apple TV or an inexpensive Roku
You can get a Roku Express for about USD $30 bucks
You’ll also need a Optical to Analog interface to convert the HDMI audio signal back to something you can connect your stereo receiver or powered speakers into. Those run another $15 bucks or so.
So about half the cost of the Belkin product I recommended last week. Still feels less elegant and more “fiddly” to me, but might be worth the savings.