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The MacVoices Live! panel takes another look at the desirability and function of foldable phones after some close encounters. Chuck JoinerGuy SerleDavid GinsburgBen RoethigEric BoldenKelly GuimontWeb Bixby, and Mark Fuccio. They share their experiences and initial impressions, highlighting the challenges of weight and app compatibility. They also touch on Samsung's struggle to differentiate itself from other Android makers. The conversation wraps up with brief mentions rumors about upcoming Apple events. (Part 3) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:01 Introduction and discussion of foldable phones
0:01:30 Shift in conversation to another topic: foldable phones
0:04:25 A Friend with a Samsung Galaxy Foldable
0:04:39 Desiring a phone that transitions into an iPad
0:06:18 Comparing foldable phones to the Palm Pilot
0:12:06 Speculating on the Future of Technology
0:13:23 The iPad vs. TikTok debate
0:15:13 Apple's control over their platform and app development
0:17:39 The frustration of Samsung's attempts to be different
0:19:12 Apple's interest in a foldable iPad
0:20:43 The limitations and wasted space of foldable screens
0:24:00 The benefits and drawbacks of foldable phones
0:24:40 Unexpected Departures and Quick Mention of Apple Card and Cortana
0:26:25 Apple Rumors: Event Date Speculation\

Links:

Apple Card savings account tops $10 billion in deposits
https://9to5mac.com/2023/08/02/apple-card-savings-account-tops-10-billion-in-deposits/

Guests:

Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.

Guy Serle, best known for being one of the co-hosts of the MyMac Podcast, sincerely apologizes for anything he has done or caused to have happened while in possession of dangerous podcasting equipment. He should know better but being a blonde from Florida means he's probably incapable of understanding the damage he has wrought. Guy is also the author of the novel, The Maltese Cube. You can follow his exploits on Twitter, catch him on Mac to the Future on Facebook, at @Macparrot@mastodon.social, and find everything at VertShark.com.

 

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00:00:00 Introduction and discussion of foldable phones 00:01:30 Shift in conversation to another topic: foldable phones 00:04:25 A Friend with a Samsung Galaxy Foldable 00:04:39 Desiring a phone that transitions into an iPad 00:06:18 Comparing foldable phones to the Palm Pilot 00:12:05 Speculating on the Future of Technology 00:13:22 The iPad vs. TikTok debate 00:15:12 Apple's control over their platform and app development 00:17:39 The frustration of Samsung's attempts to be different 00:19:11 Apple's interest in a foldable iPad 00:20:42 The limitations and wasted space of foldable screens 00:23:59 The benefits and drawbacks of foldable phones 00:24:39 Unexpected Departures and Quick Mention of Apple Card and Cortana 00:26:24 Apple Rumors: Event Date Speculation

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