308 We Want a Lego Apple Store Kit – With Guest Guy Serle, Jeff Gamet, and Ben Roethig

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave he is joined by guest Guy Serle, Jeff Gamet, and Ben Roethig. We talk to Ben about his new iPhone 15 Pro Max purchase and why Apple automatically transfers the phone number before its completed setup. Can email be the best social network? We talk about if email newsletters and blogs are a better option.There are so many Apple Pencil versions now we discuss the differences and doesn’t give us easier choices, Jeff wants a Lego Apple Store kit and more. 

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Beta this week. Still no beta release iOS 17.5.1 is the current version. 

Ben buys an iPhone 15 Pro Max and has a bit of a challenge when he receives it. 

Ben’s New iPhone accessories links below:

ESR Find My Magsafe Wallet

ESR Case

anker qi2 charger

Screen Protectors

Is email the best social network? We discussed if it’s possible. 

Email Is Now the Best Social Network 

We have a discussion on Apple News and why it’s grown so much. 

Apple News+ subscriptions growing 4x faster than major publishers, says report – 9to5Mac

We explore the complicated Apple Pencil Differences Apple Pencil

Apple Pencil Pro Unveiled With New Squeeze Gesture, Haptic Feedback, Find My, and More

Here’s the Apple Pencil Lineup With New Pro Model

Apple Pencil Buyer’s Guide: Which Model Should You Choose


Jeff wants this, you know he does! ! Ever dream of a LEGO Apple Store? This fan built one – 9to5Mac Lego Ideas Apple Store

Apple Says Future iPads Could Feature Landscape Apple Logo 

T-Mobile Announces UScellular Acquisition, Promises Improved Connectivity in Rural Areas – MacRumors

CARROT Weather Gains Updated Design With Garden Layout and More – MacRumors

Halide Developers Launch New ‘Kino’ Pro Video Camera App for iPhone 


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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

Guy Serle Is the host of the MyMac Podcast and the (hopefully) reconstituted Guy’s Daily Drive…which isn’t daily, but is done by driving so half accurate. email @MacParrot and @VertShark on Twitter Vertshark on YouTube, Skype +1 Area code  703-828-4677

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