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Vector is a daily podcast by focusing on Apple and personal technology by Rene Ritchie.

Vector is a daily podcast by focusing on Apple and personal technology by Rene Ritchie.
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Vector is a daily podcast by focusing on Apple and personal technology by Rene Ritchie.




Pixel 4 vs. iPhone 11 — FIGHT!

Pixel 4 vs. iPhone 11 — FIGHT! SPONSOR: Audible LINKS: Google Pixel 4 + 4 XL Impressions: BETTER than the leaks! - YouTubeiPhone 11 Review: One Month Later - YouTubeiPhone 11 Pro Review - YouTubeiPhone 11 Review - YouTubeHayato Huseman (@hayatohuseman) | TwitterAlex Dobie (@alexdobie) | TwitterMrMobile [Michael Fisher] - YouTube...


Why Everyone is WRONG About iPhone SE 2

Rumors of a new iPhone SE have been… confused to say the least. I think that’s because the iPhone SE itself confused some people. Over the course of the last 2 years, we’ve heard rumors from the Taiwan trades that Apple was targeting 2018 for the next SE-like device. Obviously, that didn’t pan out. Supposed leaks from case-makers suggested everything from another internal update to the existing SE, to an iPhone X-style design, notch and all. Then, from financial analyst reports, that this...


iPhone 11 Review: One Month Later

A month ago today, Apple announced the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, and all the camera features that come with them, from the improved wide angle to the new ultra wide, from Dark Mode to the currently-in-beta Deep Fusion. Now, before the event even happened, I posted a series of videos on this channel explaining, and I mean exactly, why I thought people were missing what was going on with the iPhone camera system, and underestimating what the iPhone 11 camera was going to deliver. But that...


macOS Catalina Review

I’ve already done the deep technical dive on macOS Catalina (10.15). You can find 11 thousand words and a full hour of video on that linked below. What I want to do here, now, is talk about the implementation and the experience. Not how it works, which is chock full of really smart, really cool technology, but how well it works for the humans at the other end of the machine. SPONSOR: LINKS: macOS Catalina: New Feature Deep Dive - YouTubeApple Arcade Hands-On...


What Apple Could Learn From Microsoft Surface

I’ve said it innumerable times already: The history of human technology is the history of foldables. From books to wallets, flip phones to laptops. We just love taking big, wide things and folding them smaller if thicker to carry around. Eventually, we’ll go that way with at least some modern, mobile devices as well. Eventually. SPONSOR: Skillshare...


The Truth About Switching From Android to iPhone in 2019

So, you want to switch from Android to iPhone but you have some concerns. Some stress points. Some… things that are just slowing you down or holding you back. There are a lot of totally valid reasons someone may want to make that change. Yes, still, today. And, also some legit reasons you may decide not to make the change at all. You’re the one living your life and paying your bills, so ultimately you’re the one that needs to be and deserves to be happy with your decision. Even if you need...


Apple October 2019 Event Preview

You all know by now that Apple doesn’t always host an event in October. Thanks to the iPhone, the September event is lock, but October…. it’s much more like a… likely. Some years, it’s brand new Macs and iPads for everyone. Others… press releases just dropped at the dawn. But, this year… this year… it feels like Tim Cook and company might just put sneaker to keynote stage one more time. And… announce what exactly? SPONSOR: Skillshare LINKS: Apple Tags: Rumor Analysis - YouTube...


Is Your iPhone Hacked? checkm8 Explained!

Checkm8 is a bootrom-level security exploit that can be used against every iPhone from the 4S to the X. It was announced late last week by axi0mX and ever since we’ve seen everything from fear, uncertainty, and doubt, to supremely good reporting on what it is, what it isn’t, and most importantly, what it means for all of us. So, let’s try to sort it all out. SPONSOR: CuriosityStream - Stay LINKS: Developer of Checkm8 explains why iDevice jailbreak...


Apple Watch 3 Review in 2019

Earlier this month, the 2019 Apple Watch Series 5 debuted with its new, always-on display, starting at $399 for the regular model and $499 for the cellular version. In my review, link in the description, I called it the world’s best health and fitness tracker and motivator, connected communications and emergency contact band, and wearable computer platform — and now simply the best watch period. At the same time, though, the 2017 Apple Watch Series 3 was also re-introduced, and at the...


iPhone 8 Review in 2019: Should Anyone Buy It?!

The iPhone 8, the end of the original design era, at the end of 2019. If you’d bought one when it launched two years ago and were asking me if you were still good to keep going with it today, and for another year or two, I’d say sure. With Apple’s typical build quality, the headroom designed into its A11 Bionic chipset, and the constant software updates it’s both gotten and will keep getting for some time to come, I’d say absolutely. But buying an iPhone 8 new, now, and in the age of...


Which iPhone should you buy? iPhone 11 Pro vs. iPhone 11 vs. iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8

The iPhone 11 has launched. It’s here. And while I was at the launch at Apple’s brand new, redesigned, reimagined, 2.0 version of the 5th Ave. Store, I started thinking about, if I was there… if I was lined up, if I was looking over all the choices… not just one iPhone and only one iPhone any more, but a range of choices and options and colors… which would I get? And, maybe even more importantly, a day from now, a week from now, if I’d kept my old iPhone for as long as I could, and I needed...


Night Mode FIGHT: iPhone 11 vs Pixel 3 vs Galaxy S10 vs P3 Pro

Apple wasn’t first to computationally enhanced low light photography, just like they weren’t first to multiple cameras or depth effects, or even phones at all. But, now that they're all-in, they're doing it in typical Apple style: Night Mode on the iPhone 11 doesn’t do everything. You can’t force it on manually. You can’t use it with the focus-pixel-free ultra wide angle. But what you can do, you can do well. With good detail recovery, texture preservation, and tone mapping. In a really...


Apple Watch 5 Review: Finally the Best Watch. Period.

Apple Watch Series 5 takes the world's best health and fitness tracker and motivator, connected communications and emergency contact band, and wearable computer platform, and brings it all back full circle — into just what might be the world's best watch. SPONSOR: LINKS: Apple Watch Series 5 Review: Now the world's best watch. Period. | iMore...


iPhone 11 Pro Review: The New Night King

Once upon a time, the iPhone was the best camera you had with you. Now, Apple flat out wants to make it the best camera, period. What they can’t do physically with enormous lenses and sensors, they’re doing computationally with ridiculously optimized silicon and machine learning. And not just by taking the iPhone to 11, but by truly making it pro: The iPhone 11 Pro. Everything that’s already packed into the 6.1-inch iPhone 11 is here as well, but escalated significantly: 5.8- and 6.5-inch...


iPhone 11 Review

With the added ultra wide camera and Night Mode, improved selfies, industry-leading A13 Bionic chipset, Gigabit LTE and Wi-Fi 6, and iOS 13 operating system, all starting at $699 — less if you have a trade-in — iPhone 11 is the most compelling iPhone Apple has ever made. It’s so close in capabilities to the iPhone 11 Pro that only display, camera, and radio nerds may really notice any day-to-day differences. And, for exactly those nerds, I’ll also be posting a much deeper, more detailed...


Apple Arcade Hands-On: Why People Will Pay to Play in 2019!

Last week, I got to go hands-on with a score of Apple Arcade launch titles and chat with almost a dozen developers about their collective goals, experiences, and dreams for the platform. SPONSOR: MORE: Nations Affiliate Link Policy SUBSCRIBE: Apple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsCastroRSSYouTube


Why Doesn't the iPhone 11 have 5G in 2019?!

Breaking: Apple's new iPhone 11 doesn't have 5G. Not low-band. Not sub-6, not millimeter wave. not nothing. And that's got some pundits super salty. But why though? SPONSOR: LINKS: You Don't Need A 5G Phone (Yet) - YouTubeA Day On A 5G Phone: Fast, But Finicky - YouTubeOnePlus 7 Pro 5G on EE: Is 5G worth it in 2019? - YouTubeMoto Z4 review: This time with 5G - YouTube5G: Explained! - YouTubeTesting 5G: Pack Your Tent and Cooler | WSJ - YouTube...


Apple Watch 5: Hands-On With Always-On

It’s here, Apple Watch Series 5 — was there ever really any doubt? Always-on display, W3 chip with international emergency calling, S5 SiP with compass, Apple Watch Studio, titanium and ceramic finishes, Black Hermes, new bands, and more! SPONSOR: LINKS: Phone 11 Pro Hands-On​: This Changes Everything! - YouTube...


iPhone 11 Hands-On: More than XR — for less!

So, the successor to last year’s breakout best-selling iPhone XR is… the iPhone 11. And I like this so much better. The iPhone — the normal iPhone, just the iPhone, not the Plus, not the anything else — has often hovered around the $649 price point. Even when the iPhone X launched, the same year, the also then brand new iPhone 8 kept the just the iPhone price at $699. Last year, the just the iPhone somehow ended up being the XS, starting at $999, with the XR slotted underneath at $749. And...


I Touched the iPhone 11 Pro and It Changed Everything!

Phone has gone Pro — iPhone 11 Pro more specifically! — and I went hands-on with it to bring you back a first look and first impressions. SPONSOR: LINKS: Daniel Bader (@journeydan) | TwitterAndroid 10 | Android CentraliOS 13 | iMore MORE: Nations Affiliate Link Policy SUBSCRIBE: Apple...