Apple Slice

Apple Slice
A fresh Apple tech news podcast from an Australian perspective. Get the latest news, rumours and reviews on Apple iPhone, iPad, Watch, Mac and more!
Bonus Bite - Australia’s Encryption Bill
Dec 9 • 46 min
Officially known as the ‘Assistance and Access Bill’, fast-paced movements were made in Aussie politics recently that directly affect Apple and other tech giants. Simon invites Andrew of ‘The Curb’ to delve into what went down, the severity this Bill…
Ep 64 - MacBook Air Review, “Bendgate” Antics, Phoenix iMac
Nov 27 • 66 min
In Ep 64, Simon invites Dave from Auscast fam ‘Barely Audible’ on deck to review his sleek new MacBook Air. Through fire and flame, Dave also brings us the triumphant tale of his iMac’s survival - it’s well lit! “Bendgate” also returns to grab your clicks…
Ep 63 - iPad Pro + Apple Pencil Review, ‘Pro’ Apps Wishlist
Nov 13 • 58 min
Apple’s powerhouse tablet (or is it computer) has arrived - we go all in on the super sleek iPad Pro. Of course, with a new Pencil to match we draw our conclusion as to whether it justifies the price. The preview of Photoshop CC also sparks conversation…
Ep 62 - iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, MacBook Air, Mac mini
Oct 31 • 59 min
Apple Event done! Here’s our keynote reactions within a day after - there’s a lot to be excited about! Since the rumours of an iPad overhaul in early 2017, the redesigned iPad Pro is finally here. Along with new Apple Pencil, this is excellent news. Plus…
Ep 61 - Mojave Review, Angry Apple, Cam-paring Pixel + XS
Oct 15 • 50 min
Apple have a bone to pick with Bloomberg, oh and the Aussie government - we talk about what’s going down. With the latest version of macOS out and about, a familiar voice jumps on board (Lance) to meddle with Mojave. Is it an iPhone or a Pixel? There’s…
Ep 60 - Series 4 Review, iPhone XS Camera, October iPad Event
Oct 2 • 59 min
Thinking of Series 4? Get Simon’s wrist-ready review of this fresh faced device. Also Nic spent time with the Hermes version - lovely! Why upgrade from X to iPhone XS? Nic took the photogenic plunge and is here to talk about it. Plus new details point to…
Ep 59 - iPhone XS, iPhone XR, Apple Watch Series 4
Sep 18 • 64 min
Having had time to process the Apple Event, Simon and Nic give their thoughts on the latest Apple announcements: iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and Apple Watch Series 4. Will they upgrade, or is this the time to wait it out? Find out in this XSive Apple Slice!…
Ep 58 - Apple Event Predictions
Aug 26 • 55 min
In just over a fortnight, an Apple event will take place (we assume). Simon and Nic lock in their final predictions for iPhone, Watch, iPad and maybe more! Rumours of a Mac Mini and MacBook Air replacement run high, so will this mean a separate event…
VOX PIP - New Gear, One Year
Aug 24 • 58 min
Right before the September event, we look back at new releases over the past 12 months: three guests from three unique fields covering three products from three categories. Simon invites Sad C The Clown (Illustrator - iPad / Pencil), CheckingLocks (Music…
Ep 57 - Pencil for iPhone, Apple Car, Group FaceTime “delay”
Aug 17 • 42 min
Simon flies SOLO to give you the need-to-know on the Group FaceTime “delay”, new storage tier and Pencil for iPhone - what the? It’s getting dicey down under with new Aussie laws and a next level ‘hacky hacky hack’, then more on AR Glasses and the…
Ep 56 - MBP Thermal Fix, iPad Pro Oddities, iPhone 9 Colours
Aug 1 • 49 min
What is a ‘missing digital key’? Get the lowdown on the short-lived MacBook Pro thermal issue here! Simon and Nic also address some truly bizarre iPad Pro rumours and multi-colour madness for iPhone 9. With Q3 financials just released, find out how…
Ep 55 - New MacBook Pro, Hands-on Shortcuts, 11” iPad Pro
Jul 17 • 65 min
Surprise! New MacBook Pro models land out of nowhere - get the specs and our reactions on these powerful Pro magnets. Nic delves into the highly anticipated Shortcuts app for iOS 12… how is the first taste of this virtual assistant game-changer?…
Ep 54 - X-like iPhone 9, iOS 12 Beta Life, Rebuilding Maps
Jul 5 • 68 min
There’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X… so what happened to 9? Simon and Lance give a clearer picture of what to expect in September. A host of new audio hardware may be on the horizon too - AirPods Pro anyone? The guys have been living the beta life for the past…
Ep 53 - USB-C for iPhone, Watch Series 4, Apple TV Subscription
Jun 18 • 54 min
To C or not to C… we ponder the potential switch from Lightning to USB-C in iOS devices. It’s also time to talk Watch with new details on hand. Apple are ramping up a diverse range of original films and series, so when will we see the long-awaited TV…
Ep 52 - WWDC Unpacked: iOS 12, watchOS 5, macOS Mojave, tvOS 12
Jun 6 • 67 min
The WWDC keynote revealed a load of exciting new features coming in iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12 and macOS Mojave. With just over a day since the main event, Simon and Nic deliver their fresh take and summarise what was presented. Jammed packed with…
Bonus Bite - WWDC Wishlist
Jun 1 • 56 min
With WWDC right around the corner, it’s time to talk about what we’d like to see announced for iOS, watchOS, macOS, tvOS as well as new hardware releases. Simon is joined by returning guest Ty (The Podcast Post) to compare and contrast each other’s WWDC…
Ep 51 - Circular Watch, Google I/O Reactions, Face ID Future
May 15 • 53 min
What if Apple went circular for the Watch? Simon and Nic discuss UI and hardware struggles of this recently approved patent. Also, with Google I/O and the viral Duplex demo hitting headlines, the guys handpick highlights from the event… but what does it…
Ep 50 - AirPort Ends, Not-So “Doomed” iPhone X, Apple Leaks Run Dry
May 3 • 47 min
While Apple boast a thriving array of products, a handful are left stagnant with no sign of change. Apple’s decision to officially discontinue the AirPort line raises a few points worth getting off the runway. Simon and Nic reveal interesting sales stats…
Bonus Bite - Social Podcast App ‘Breaker’ with CEO Erik Berlin
Apr 28 • 74 min
Finding a podcast player with the right balance of design, function and suitability for your listening habits may prove to be a tricky process. This is where Erik Berlin and crew cruise in with ‘Breaker’ - the social podcast app. In this Bonus Bite, Simon…
Ep 49 - Gold iPhone X + SE 2, Watch Face Future, Meet Daisy
Apr 23 • 51 min
With rumours at an all-time high, backed by new evidence, could we finally see a second iPhone SE? Then the FCC casually reveal a Gold iPhone X… so what happened to it? Simon and Nic delve into what’s next for Apple Watch Faces - could it be an exciting…
Bonus Bite - iOS 12 Concept: Behind the Scenes with iupdateos
Apr 13 • 43 min
In the tech space, concept videos ebb and flow - some questionable and others outstanding. On April 6, an exciting new iOS 12 concept was launched courtesy of iupdateos - what set this apart from others was the attention to detail married with features…
Ep 48 - (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8, Mac Pro, Google-fied Siri
Apr 11 • 50 min
With rumours flying high of a new iPhone X colour, Apple launch the speccy (PRODUCT)RED iPhone… 8 and 8 Plus. Simon and Nic cover what’s different this time around plus new accessories that continue to support The Global Fund. Interesting new details…
Ep 47 - Event Wrap-up: New iPad + Pencil in Education
Mar 28 • 37 min
Surprise! ICYMI, Apple just held an exclusive education event in Chicago. Simon and Nic drop deets on the powerful new 9.7” iPad, Pencil support, iWork updates and other sweet school extras. Plus a host of flavourful Watch Bands and Sleeves to expand your…
Ep 46 - WWDC 18 Design, macOS 11, HomePod Short Film
Mar 15 • 72 min
With WWDC 2018 announced, Lance and Simon delve into the design theme and peruse for clues. A thought-provoking ‘macOS 11’ concept (by Alvaro Pabesio) is also explored, including the potential for ‘universal apps’ - psyched! Acclaimed director Spike Jonze…
Ep 45 - March iPads, ‘Hey Siri’ AirPods, Apple Over-Ears
Feb 27 • 58 min
The rumour mill is in full swing with new iPads for March, updated AirPods, high-end non-Beats over-ear headphones… and Apple Slice are here to decipher the details. With Lance filling in for Nic this month, we also deliver our take on Tekken for iOS and…
Ep 44 - HomePod Review: The Sound and Siri
Feb 13 • 64 min
Welcome HomePod! With Australia being first to receive Apple’s new Siri-ous speaker, Simon and Nic now enjoy awesome audio the Apple way. Where does HomePod sit among other high-end speakers? And does Siri deliver a truly useful home assistant experience?…
Ep 43 - HomePod Arrival, Indie Devs Talk App Creation
Jan 28 • 69 min
Get ready to ‘rock the house’ as Apple HomePod is nearly here - listen for new details and our pre-order experience. We also welcome indie developer duo Ish and Heidi to discuss the challenges of coding and designing their iOS apps. Plus what happens when…
Ep 42 - Predictions for 2018: Apple Products & Software Focus
Jan 10 • 66 min
We embrace the crystal ball once again to kick off 2018 with our Apple predictions. When will HomePod arrive… what will WWDC have in store… and a third new iPhone? So much to ponder - enjoy! Plus we have a special reveal to start the new year. It’s…
Bonus Bite - The Good, The Bad & The Battery
Dec 26, 2017 • 24 min
Simon and Nic reveal all behind the controversial ‘battery smoothing’ of older iPhone models. What does this mean for loyal fans? And what should be Apple’s next move? Plus we reflect on 2017 with our favourite products, features and more - it’s a…
Ep 41 - iMac Pro, Best Apps Of 2017, Return Of The J-Ive
Dec 18, 2017 • 55 min
The juggernaut known as iMac Pro has made its December launch. We discuss who it’s for and if it’s worth the sky-high price tier. As 2017 closes, we also reveal which Apps and Games made Apple well… ‘appy (sigh, dad joke). Plus design genius Jony Ive back…
PSA - A Must For Subscribers
Dec 13, 2017 • 1 min
If you are one of our very awesome subscribers, then Apple Slice have a special announcement for you. Apple Slice have become part of the Auscast Network. This will help us achieve a wider reach of listeners while also supporting other podcasts in our…
Ep 40 - HomePod Plan, Apple Focus Down Under, Ad Xplosion
Dec 3, 2017 • 50 min
It’s sayonara to the idea of a HomePod for Christmas… we discuss reasons for delay and how this may affect the HomePod’s viability. As an Australian podcast, we also get psyched on several Apple events happening Down Under! Plus it’s quality AND quantity…
VOX PIP - 5 of 6 Tech Guests Love iPhone X
Dec 1, 2017 • 31 min
With the iPhone X now in the hands of many, Simon took to the (internet) streets to give 6 special guests a chance to drop their hot take on Apple’s flagship device. Simon invites Daniel (Geeks Interrupted), Lance (Review Culture Podcast), Xalirate (Tech…
Ep 39 - iPhone X Review, Reserve & Pickup in Australia
Nov 15, 2017 • 75 min
In a rare turn of events, Simon AND Nic acquired an iPhone X each via Reserve & Pickup in Australia - get all the details and our official review of this top-tier device. Also joining in the conversation is special guest Doyle Digital. Plus what’s a…
Ep 38 - iPhone X Pre-order Panic, Truth on Face ID, iMac Pro IRL
Nov 1, 2017 • 62 min
The iPhone X pre-order madness took place last week - Xperience our play-by-play in podcast form! We also drop the truth-bomb on recent controversy involving a fired engineer and Face ID accuracy. Plus the god-like iMac Pro had an “event” and more - it’s…
Ep 37 - Made By Google: The Apple perspective vs Android guest
Oct 17, 2017 • 67 min
Simon enters the danger zone with Android-loving guest Jared to discuss Google’s latest hardware announcements. Get the Apple Slice view on the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel Buds and expanded Google Home line-up… boxing gloves (hopefully) not needed. Plus…
Ep 36 - Wrist-on Series 3, watchOS 4, iOS 11 on iPhone, Aussie TV app
Oct 3, 2017 • 61 min
We silence the critics with Nic’s Series 3 Watch review, followed by our take on watchOS 4. Given the iPad-centric nature of iOS 11, we also delve into the iPhone experience of Apple’s latest major release. Oh and Apple tell us how Face ID does and doe…
VOX PIP - Tech guests talk iPhone X / 8, Series 3, TV 4K and leaks
Sep 21, 2017 • 63 min
Introducing a new bonus format: VOX PIP. In this debut, Simon talks to four Apple-loving guests on everything to do with the September Apple Event and the products presented. Simon is joined by Heidi (UI Designer), Lance (Review Culture Podcast), Ty (The…
Ep 35 - Event Wrap-up: iPhone X, 8 / 8 Plus, Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K
Sep 13, 2017 • 61 min
Apple’s long-awaited Special Event for 2017 is now over, and what a show it was! Recorded merely hours after the live stream, Simon and Nic deliver early-morning impressions for you to take home. Our thoughts on iPhone X, iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, Watch Seri…
Bonus Bite - Event Spoilers: iPhone 8 and LTE Watch Details
Sep 9, 2017 • 10 min
You have been warned! This quick little Bonus Bite contains confirmed details for the new iPhone before this week’s event including naming, features, Face ID and more. Plus, LTE Watch design and data usage. It’s a sneaky snack, it’s Bonus Bite by Apple…
Ep 34 - New iOS 11 icons, Series 3 Watch, POTA review, Tekken on iOS
Aug 27, 2017 • 59 min
With iOS 11 under a month away, we are sprung with new icons, potential new app switcher and other features to discuss. Plus Planet Of The Apps wrap-up, finer points on the Series 3 Watch and more - a cut above the rest, it’s Apple Slice! More detail…
Ep 33 - HomePod leaks ‘iPhone 8’, Face ID, LTE Watch, ‘Copper Gold’
Aug 10, 2017 • 58 min
Someone has a lot to answer for with leaked HomePod firmware revealing iPhone 8’s ‘top notch’ design, Face ID, HomePod specs and more. Plus Nic’s 2017 12” MacBook review and potential LTE Watch - all in a top secret Apple Slice! More details at apple…
Ep 32 - New iPhone SE, 10.5” iPad Pro review, The Rock x Siri, Encryption ban
Jul 25, 2017 • 62 min
This episode get a sizeable serving of slice-sized news - we look at a potential iPhone SE 2, Aussie encryption ban, Apple’s ML journal and The Rock’s love of Siri. Plus Simon reviews the 10.5” iPad Pro and more, in another Oscar-nominated Apple Slice…
Ep 31 - Fate of Touch ID, iPhone 8 ‘Mirror’ finish, Presence sensing Mac
Jul 11, 2017 • 59 min
Whoever thought a fingerprint sensor could hold such mystery? Simon and Nic discuss all possible Touch ID options for ‘iPhone 8’ and reflect on the idea of a ‘mirror’ finish. Plus, wake your Mac just by being there? This and much more in a must-listen…
Ep 30 - Apple’s AR future, Hands-on iPad Pro, Forstall breaks silence
Jun 27, 2017 • 61 min
Apple’s next move draws near with Augmented Reality: what does this mean for current / future devices and app devs? Nic also goes hands on with the new iPad Pro. Plus, Scott Forstall opens up on Apple and more in a forward-thinking Apple Slice! More …
Ep 29 - WWDC unpacked, Planet of the Apps, New products we want
Jun 15, 2017 • 63 min
After having calmed down post-keynote, Simon calls in a special guest to peel out more WWDC greatness and talk features you may not know about. Plus does Planet of the Apps live up to the hype? All this and more in the tasty treat called Apple Slice!
Bonus Bite - iOS 11, watchOS 4, High Sierra, iPad Pro, iMac Pro, HomePod
Jun 7, 2017 • 36 min
Fresh after WWDC 2017, we give you our impressions of iOS 11, watchOS 4, macOS High Sierra, amazing Pro products and HomePod. Plus we reveal a few extra features not contained in the keynote. It’s short but sweet, it’s Bonus Bite by Apple Slice!
Ep 28 - iOS 11 concept, Aussie iOS wallpaper, Inside Apple Park, Neural Engine
Jun 1, 2017 • 36 min
With the last episode pre-WWDC, Simon flies solo to talk potential iOS 11 features, Apple’s new ‘Neural Engine’ and his exciting front page news iOS discovery. Apple Park is further revealed, Nike accessorise again and Australia gets some HomeKit love….
Ep 27 - WWDC Rumours, Google Home review, Dark Data, Zelda for iOS
May 16, 2017 • 50 min
In the lead-up to WWDC, we speculate new rumours of the 10.5” iPad Pro and long-awaited Siri Speaker. Nic also brings Google Home home to see if this ‘ambient tech’ offering hits the mark. Plus Apple find dark data, and Zelda for iOS? All in a mostly …
Ep 26 - iPhone 8, Siri Speaker, Enviro goals, NikeLab Watch, Car road tests
May 2, 2017 • 57 min
Fake sweat, grass-fed yaks and buildings that breathe? It all comes together for major enviro action from Apple. A new NikeLab Watch is also revealed and we confirm known details for iPhone 8. Plus Siri Speaker and road tests, in a sweetly self-driven…
Ep 25 - Upcoming Pro Macs, Clips app, Watch + Diabetes breakthrough
Apr 17, 2017 • 59 min
Episode 25 marks 1 year of Apple Slice! This time around we discuss the rare pre-announced Pro Mac line-up, what’s up with Clips, and an exciting Watch breakthrough for diabetics. Plus enter the House of Strombo and more, in a ripe and retrospective A…
Ep 24 - Apple vs Samsung DeX, Red iPhone review, Watch colours, Workflow and more
Apr 3, 2017 • 52 min
A hybrid dock to take on DeX, Red iPhone looking tasty, new colours now to pimp your Watch, and who the hell is Bixby? Plus Workflow for iOS and much more, in a wedge-to-edge Apple Slice!
Bonus Bite - iPhone 7 Product Red, New Watch bands, Cheaper iPad
Mar 23, 2017 • 20 min
Join Simon and Nic for some extra tasty tech talk in Bonus Bite. Get our thoughts on the special edition iPhone 7 Product Red and diverse new Apple Watch Bands. Plus we outline who the streamlined, mid-tier iPad is designed for. It’s fast and fresh, it’s…
Ep 23 - Apple Music at SXSW, Flexible displays, Best Watch apps, Graphic iTunes and more
Mar 20, 2017 • 61 min
Can streaming and physical music survive together? Do displays have a flexible future? Why does Jobs look like Wolverine? Find out in Episode 23. Plus fan feedback on the best Watch apps and more, in a delicious and diverse Apple Slice!
Ep 22 - Apple Park, iPhone 8 features, Facebook for Apple TV and more
Mar 6, 2017 • 63 min
Take a stroll through Apple Park, Facebook TV after dark, iPhone 8 with 3D selfie? It’s Apple Slice, fresh and healthy. Plus Apple push new ads and much more, in a simply smooth Apple Slice!
Ep 21 - Beats X, Planet of the Apps, Carpool Karaoke, Apple Ad series and more
Feb 21, 2017 • 65 min
Singing in the car, not the rain, and an App developer reality game? Yes, these both exist, exclusive to Apple Music. Plus new wireless Beats, and Apple ads short but sweet in a golden master Apple Slice!
Episode 20 - Find My Airpods, Mac Night Shift, Theater Mode, USB-C vs Lightning, Record Quarter and more
Feb 6, 2017 • 63 min
In this episode of Apple Slice we change the tone using Mac Night Shift, track down missing AirPods and keep quiet with Watch Theater mode. Plus Lightning vs USB-C, and Apple’s Record Quarter in a tasty and tech-heavy Apple Slice!
Episode 19 - Predictions for 2017: iPhone 8, iPad Redesign, Siri Speaker, Macs and more
Jan 22, 2017 • 74 min
Apple Slice have acquired a crystal ball with Jet Black high gloss base, enhanced Siri functionality and AirPods connectivity to give you this year’s products right now… Well that would be the dream, but keep listening as Simon and Nic predict what th…
Episode 18 - Review Special: AirPods, Super Mario Run, Apple Watch Series 1 and more
Jan 8, 2017 • 82 min
From Apple Watch Series 1, to AirPods and Mario Run - Simon and Nic are back with a Review Special of Apple Slice. Plus they pick up the pace with Nike Watch ads, and sample smooth moves using touch bar in Photoshop. So now in 2017, it’s time to get …
Episode 17 - New Buttonless iPad, Apple’s First Doco, Best Apps of 2016 and more
Dec 12, 2016 • 58 min
Join Simon and Nic as they drop details on a buttonless new iPad, and bring the beat back with Apple’s 808 documentary. Plus Apple award the Best Of 2016 and take to the stage with Romeo and Juliet: iPhone edition. And like a Sea World seal show, pre…
Episode 16 - Macbook Pro Touch Bar Review, Apple’s New Book, Advert Trio and more
Nov 30, 2016 • 60 min
Join Simon and Nic as they review the trio of Apple ads and go hands-on with the Macbook Pro Touch Bar. Plus the guys give their two cents on Apple’s premium new book, and question if the Airport line is out of time. So plug in your imaginary AirPods…
Episode 15 - Macbook Pro ‘Dongle Life’, Jet White iPhone 7, USB-C Price Drop and more
Nov 13, 2016 • 50 min
Join Simon and Nic as they discuss the dongle life with USB-C, and look at the rumoured Jet White iPhone 7. Plus accessory price drops and Apple Pay expansion for Australia. So grab your salt n pepper for it’s time to season a mouth-watering Apple Sl…
Episode 14 - Macbook Pro with Touch Bar, Apple TV App and Keynote Highlights
Oct 31, 2016 • 80 min
In a special episode of Apple Slice, join Simon and Nic as they give you need to the know details of the Macbook Pro and its incredible Touch Bar. Plus they discuss Apple’s ‘unified viewing experience’ with the upcoming TV app. Get all of this cool k…
Episode 13 - Macbook Pro in Oct, Google Pixel / Google Home, Tech Giants Unite and more
Oct 13, 2016 • 61 min
Join Simon and Nic as they get Quite confused, Really intrigued and Very frustrated on Google Pixel and Google Home. They also ponder an impending Macbook Pro launch, and talk about something brand new Apple are creating with their 3 frenemies… Plu…
Episode 12 - iOS 10 review, iPhone 7 / Apple Watch 2, Headphone Jack debate and more
Sep 29, 2016 • 69 min
Join Simon and special guest Cody, as they get sticker slappy and emoji happy with iMessage and much more in iOS 10. They also get a gander at the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2, then bro it down on the removal of the 3.5mm jack. Plus get illustrator ins…
Episode 11 - iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2, Airpods, Super Mario Run and more
Sep 9, 2016 • 56 min
Fresh after the September Apple Event, Simon and Nic give you a taste of: iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2, Airpods, Super Mario Run and much more. Kick back and relax with a flavour-heavy Apple Slice!
Episode 10 - 10.5 inch iPad, THE Tim Cook interview, GPS Apple Watch and more
Aug 25, 2016 • 59 min
In Episode 10, join Simon and Nic as they trip on tablet talk of not 1, not 2 but 3 new iPads for 2017. Plus get an inside look at the mind of Tim Cook, while Apple make sure olympians won’t go away empty handed. These and more hand-picked highlights!
Episode 9 - iPhone 7 Launch, Hands-on Sierra, Aus Banks vs Apple Pay and more
Aug 8, 2016 • 59 min
In Episode 9, join Simon and Nic as they drop details on the iPhone 7 launch, and ask the question… what’s the deal with the Aussie banks? Plus, the new TV Remote app and you Beta believe it hands-on with Sierra, iOS 10 and more.
Episode 8 - Apple Typography, iPhone 7 Rumours, Aussie Apple Stores and more
Jul 24, 2016 • 42 min
In Episode 8, join Simon and Nic as they talk typography and design direction of Apple plus the very latest iPhone 7 rumours. They also tell it how it is with Aussie Apple Stores, Olympic Watch Bands and more edible extras.