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Apple Car rumors, health products, new betas, and listeners Q&A on this week’s Downtime podcast

Sebastien and Cody run down all of the latest Apple Car rumors and discuss their validity. The pair also imagines future Apple health devices and answer a number of listener-submitted questions.

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Topics mentioned on the show

Apple Car:

  • Apple Car could sport 300-mile range, 18-minute fast charge, 0-60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds
  • Apple reportedly hires Porsche’s VP of Chassis Development for Apple Car project
    CNBC: The Apple Car will be fully autonomous
  • The Apple Car predicted to lack a steering wheel
  • Apple will invest $3.6 billion in Kia Motors for Apple Car manufacturing
  • Hyundai and Kia are apparently not in talks to develop an autonomous vehicle with Apple

Health: Apple may be developing its own health hardware products

New beta:

  • Apple seeds first betas of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, watchOS 7.4, and tvOS 14.5 to developers
  • iOS 14.5 supports letting Apple Watch owners unlock their iPhones while wearing a mask
  • Demo of the feature: Unlock your iPhone with your Apple Watch?! (iOS 14.5)
  • Siri now permits you to choose a default app for music streaming requests

What we’ve been watching:

  • Molly’s game on Netflix
  • Palmer on Apple TV+

Listeners Q&A

Ian (the Welshman) asks by email: Just curious, what do you guys do for day jobs, interested to know how your days are filled. Good luck with the new format.

Nathan asks on Twitter: iOS 14.5 brings the ability to unlock your iPhone with Face ID while wearing a mask, as long as you’re wearing your Apple Watch. Is this enough to get ‪Sebastien to wear his Apple Watch on a regular basis again?

Ted asks by email: Hi Guys, love the new format. Always something to learn from your casual chatter. Being in my seventies and crazy about Apple Music, I have brought my children onboard with the family plan. I have recently given thought about how on earth the kids close down my apple subscriptions when the day of my demise happens. Any thoughts on this problem?

Anthony says by email: Hey Sebastien and Cody. Love the podcast-been a long time listener. About Cody’s “Downtime” song-you should hold a contest where listeners submit their rendition of the song with music. Winner could receive merch of some kind(if you decide to make some, which you should), or an Apple product(iTunes gift card, AirPods, etc), or some other “tech” prize. Again, really enjoy the show!!

Thank you to our German friend @_conath for sending in our first voice memo and for creating this awesome fanfare for Cody’s song.

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