288 – Apple Disrupts CES with the Vision Pro – With Jill McKinley and Jeff Gamet

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave he is joined by guest Jill McKinley, and Jeff Gamet. Apple disrupts CES and announces the preorder and release of Vision Pro. Preorder Jan 19 and released on Feb 2, CES2024 is this week we review some of the Apple related tech and some of the other thing things announced, Apple Card savings account had another interest APY increase. ITC wants Apple Watch ban reinstated because Apple has a weak ans uncompelling case. Plus much more. 

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Beta this week iOS 17.3 beta 3 was released this week. 

Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3 to Developers – MacRumors

Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 10.3 to Developers – MacRumors

When Will iOS 17.3 Be Released? – MacRumors

Vision Pro interrupts CES,  to launch Feb 2 .  Preorders on Jan 19. We discuss the pending release and will we buy one?

The Apple Vision Pro goes on sale in the US on February 2 for $3,499

Vision Pro Lenses $99 for read, $149 Prescription Apple Vision Pro prescription lenses will cost $149 extra 

Apple Vision Pro Features 16GB of RAM and Likely Up to 1TB of Storage

Apple Store App Will Use Face Scan to Determine Apple Vision Pro Size – MacRumors

Kuo: Apple Will Only Produce Up to 80,000 Vision Pro Headsets for Launch, Sellout Likely – MacRumors

Your Mac and Apple Vision Pro: What You Can Do (and What You Can’t) – MacRumors

CES2024 was the week and  many of the great product announcements. AI was all the trend this year, 

CES 2024: Satechi Debuts New Qi2 Wireless Charging Stands 

CES 2024: Mila Debuts HomeKit-Compatible Smart Air Purifier – MacRumors

CES 2024 Day 2: Transparent TVs From LG, OtterBox’s Cactus Leather, Lockly Smart Locks and More – MacRumors

CES 2024: Ugreen Unveils NASync Network Attached Storage Series – MacRumors

Here are the best new devices from CES Unveiled 2024

The best CES 2024 tech you can buy right now | ZDNET

The 12 best mobile accessories at CES 2024 so far: iPhone call recorder, Qi2 chargers, and more | ZDNET

CES 2024: 3 trends to watch as we learn what’s next in tech | ZDNET

CES Day 4: ZDNET’s top 10 CES stories you don’t want to miss | ZDNET

CES 2024: Sennheiser’s New Wireless Earbuds Feature Heart Rate and Body Temperature Sensors 

CES 2024: Scosche Shares Qi2 BaseLynx Modular Charging System – MacRumors

CES 2024 Day 2: The best gear for Apple users from the show floor


Batterygate payments in the wild.. Apple Starts Sending ‘Batterygate’ Settlement Payments to iPhone Users 

Some Apple Music Subscribers Experiencing Library Syncing Issue Across the iPhone and Mac

Apple Card Savings Account Receives Another Rate Increase 

Here’s How the Apple Card’s New Savings Rate Compares to Alternatives

Apple Music Classical Expanding to More Countries Later This Month

Al Gore and James Bell to Retire From Apple’s Board of Directors, Dr. Wanda Austin to Join 

Apple Releases Magic Keyboard Firmware Update With Bluetooth Security Fix – MacRumors

YouTube discontinues its iMessage mini-app for iPhone and iPad users

ITC Wants Apple Watch Sales Ban Reinstated: ‘Apple Presents a Weak and Unconvincing Case’

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Dave Ginsburg is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users and shares his wealth of knowledge of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and related technologies. Visit the YouTube channel, follow him on Mastadon @daveg65, and the show @intouchwithios


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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 Mastadon @jgamet as well as Twitter and Instagram as @jgamet  His YouTube channel

Ben Roethig Former Associate Editor of GeekBeat.TV and host of the Tech Hangout and Deconstruct with Patrice  Mac user since the mid 90s. Tech support specialist. Twitter @benroethig  Website:

About our Guest

Jill McKinley is a professional in the field of enterprise software, server administration, and IT. She started her technical career in Windows but now exclusively uses a Mac in her personal life. She hosts several podcasts, including Start with Small Steps and Small Steps with God, where she offers tips and insights for a better life. Her podcast is at and X @schmern.

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