141 – Apple Watch Braided Solo Loop and HomePod Is Gone – With Guest Davis Knight

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave, Warren is off our guest this week is Davis Knight. Apple discontinued the HomePod, Dave bought the Watch braided Solo loop band gives his review, Future with glucose monitoring with Apple Watch, Oprah tells you about her books via Siri, iOS Beta 4 14.5 how to change the passcode on Apple Watch plus more.. 

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Dave finally decided to buy the Braided Solo loop for his Apple Watch Series 6. 44mm Atlantic Blue Braided Solo Loop the best part was he was able to go into an Apple Store for the first time since the pandemic hit and was able to go through and test sizes. He gives his review and is it worth the price for this band. How do you wash your bands?

Apple announced this past week that the big boy HomePod is being discontinued. Apple Discontinues Full-Sized HomePod to Focus on HomePod Mini We discuss Apple’s decision and where the speaker market is going. Will Apple come out with another HomePod down the road? Best HomePod alternatives now that it’s been discontinued

With the Apple Watch there has been discussions that the next model Series 7 could possibly gain a built in glucose monitor for checking blood sugars. Davis hosts the Diabetic Savvy podcast and we discuss the future with the Apple Watch and what Apple will possibly do in this area. Apple Watch blood sugar sensor ‘coming in Series 7’ – report

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Our Host

Your Host Dave Ginsburg  is an IT Professional With over 22 years experience working with Mac and Windows as well as iOS devices. He is also President of The Suburban Chicago Apple Users Group

About our Guest

Davis Knight is an Apple technology enthusiast and owner of, a culinary focused media company that includes his website, youtube channel and podcast that advocates and empowers the diabetic community through great food and conversation. He also does programs and promotion for the Suburban Chicago Apple Users Group. You can find him on Twitter @diabeticsavvy 

About our Co-Host

Co-Host Warren Sklar @Wsklar is an IT Consultant and moderator of the Mac To The Future FaceBook Group with over 3000 members talking about all things Apple. Request to join this group to be among people who love Apple.

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