The CultCast
This week:  New AirPods?  AirPower Mat?  Don’t you dare miss our “More in the Making” hardware event predictions.  Then: 17 reasons the iPhone XR should be your next phone; the world’s largest Mac collection could be yours for free; and we pitch your our favorite games, shows, and scooters in an all-new What We’re Into!
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On the show this week
Apple sets ‘More in the Making’ event for Oct. 30
  • The second Apple event everyone has been expecting just became official. Looks like new tablets, laptops, and desktops could be unveiled October 30.
  • What makes this unusual is it won’t be at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, but at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
  • Keynote is at 10am EASTERN 😩
YouTubers get early access to iPhone XR, and it looks positively delicious
Time to pre-order your iPhone XR
  • Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo thinks the iPhone XR is going to be such a huge hit, he’s increased his esimtate for XR shipments in the fourth quarter by 10 perfect.
  • Pre-orders start Friday the 19th at 12:01am, so tonight! Will begin shipping on the 26th
  • XR features all the same powerful internals as the XS series.
  • The same faster FaceID and Truth depth camera system
  • The same A12 Bionic chip
  • Same 8-core neural engine
  • It features True Tone and a wide color gamut
  • It has dual sim
  • Same 25% louder speakers
  • Same wide angle rear camera with Smart HDR capabilities!
  • Computational portrait mode with wide angle lens
  • Battery life that is up to 25% longer than the XS.  It even bests or matches the XS Max in battery performance. 1.5 hours longer than iPhone 8 plus.
  • Starts at just $749
  • 64GB ($749), 128GB ($799), 256GB ($899)
World’s largest Mac collection goes up for sale
  • Roland Borsky has one of the largest and most comprehensive Mac collections in the world, but the costs of storing the collection is forcing him to sell it.
  • Borsky began repairing Apple computers back in the 1980s, and collecting them at the same time, to the point where his collection has grown to over thousand items. And there’s also printers, monitors, and more.
  • Most of the Macs are in a warehouse where Borsky owes €20,000 to €30,000 ($23,000-35,000) in back rent. He’s hoping someone will take the collection in exchange for paying off what he owes.
  • He warns that if he can’t find a buyer all the computers are going to be “shredded".
What we’re INTO
Super Nintendo Classic
Barry HBO Show / Bill Hader / Henry Winkler
Super Mario Odyssey
San Francisco electric scooter rentals
No links cause it’s a scooter rental
Direct download: CultCast_358_-_Our__More_In_The_Making__hardware_event_predictions.mp3
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