180 – Apple TV It’s a Device and Service, Plus More Gifts – With Guest Guy Serle

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave and Warren they are joined by guest Guy Serle. We talk about Apple TV and Apple TV. Yes it’s confusing, it’s a device and a service we review. Dave reviews the wireless CarPlay module from Carlinkit and it works great. iOS15.2 Beta 4 is out, we reviewed it and it’s close to release. More gift picks from the panel. iPhone SE with 5G? It’s possible. Plus more.

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Links to our Show

Website: In Touch With iOS

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In Touch with iOS Magazine on Flipboard


iPhone 13 Demand Weakening Ahead of Holidays, Apple Tells Suppliers

Apple no longer signing iOS 15.1, downgrade blocked

App Store monopoly claim rejected by federal court; reasoning is a strong win for Apple

Apple Picks the 2021 App Store Award Winners, Highlighting the Best Apps of the Year

New iPhone SE Reportedly on Track for Release in First Quarter of 2022

Apple Adding iPhone 6 Plus to Vintage Products List Later This Month


Beta this week. iOS15.2 Beta 4 was release today, 

Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 to Developers

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 8.3 to Developers

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 15.2 to Developers

Apple TV, Apple TV, and Apple TV+. You have a device, and aggregator app, and a paid streaming service. We discuss why we think Apple chose to use basically the same name for all 3 and review what each do. 

Apple TV Streaming box comes in a 4K and HD model. We discuss if it’s worth the higher price vs other streaming devices like Roku. 

TV & Home

Apple TV app is available on the Apple TV box as well as most SmartTVs plug Roku and more. 

Apple TV app

Apple TV+ is the paid service with original content including Ted Lasso, Foundation, and the latest movie from Tom Hanks Fitch, its $4.99 per month with a 3 month free trial with purchase of an Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Mac, or iPod Touch. 

All Apple Originals. Only on Apple TV+.

Dave reviews wireless CarPlay which was his gift guide pick from last week. The brand is Carlinkit and they have different models for different model years. He reviews how it works and if it’s a solid choice.

Our Listener Donna sent in a review of another CarPlay wireless adapter.

Gift Guide 

Our picks of gifts for your devices. 


Ear Fun Air Pro 2 BT 5.2 wireless earbuds $86 (

Elgato Wave 1 USB microphone $99 (

Elgato Wave 3 USB Microphone $149 (



Nulaxy Phone Stand, Height Angle Adjustable Cell Phone Stand, Phone Holder for Desk Compatible with iPhone12 Mini 11 Pro Xs Xs Max Xr X 8 7 6 6s Plus, All Smartphones (4-8 inches) – Black

JOBY GripTight POV Kit- Image Stabilizer w/Bluetooth Remote for Apple/Android Smartphones BLACK

Our Host

David Ginsburg is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users and his wealth of knowledge of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.

Visit the YouTube channel and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65.

About our Guest

Guy Serle Is the host of the MyMac Podcast email @MacParrot and @VertShark on Twitter,  Vertshark on YouTube, Skype +1 Area code  703-436-9501

About our 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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