183 – Its TVTime tracking and HomePod Requiem -With Guests Patrice Brend’Amour and Jeff Gamet

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave he is joined by returning guests Patrice Brend’Amour and Jeff Gamet. We review many of the items released in 2021 including AirTag which was a new product, iPhone 13, iPad Pro with M1 processor and more. We discussed whether Apple could replace the lightning connector with USB-C on the iPhone or go wireless. HomePod Mini released more colors. TVTime app for tracking TV shows you watch and more. 

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Beta this week. iOS15.3 Beta 1 was released. 

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Apple Year in review. What was the best or worse for 2021?

HomePod Mini they still need to expand the need for more support with the smart home. they did add colors. What about maybe a HomePod Max bring a big one back?

AitTag was introduced this year and they have room for improvement. Security concerns with rogue tags being placed in cars and other places. Could they start integrating them into devices down the road? We give thoughts on how they are working so far. 

iPhone 13 was a great upgrade? We discussed was there really anything special with this year?

iPad Pro 2021 was there a big upgrade from previous models? The M1 processor was the big addition but not a big upgrade. 

iPad Mini 6th Gen 

iPad 9th Gen

Apple Watch Series 7 added a slightly larger display and battery life but was it worth the upgrade? Dave did give in with a gift card and trade in value. 

AirPods 3rd Gen 

Crazy item released this year is the Polishing Cloth. They give it away with a $5k monitor but not a MacBook Pro and others? 

Items discontinued in 2021 HomePod and iPhone XR

What are our expectations in 2022 with Apple? Will the lightning connector go away to USB-C or will they go all wireless?


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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.

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About our Guests

Jeff Gamet is a podcaster, technology blogger, artist, and author. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s managing editor, and Smile’s TextExpander Evangelist. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram as @jgamet and YouTube

Patrice Brend’amour loves to create podcasts, automations or software. She also enjoys working with diverse sets of people, leading them to success and making a tiny difference in the world. Which she does as VP of Development at a Healthcare Software provider. She can be found at and her podcast Foodie Flashback at

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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