On Monday, Apple held a special event focused on the all-new 12-inch MacBook with a Retina display, and the Apple Watch, providing us a deeper look at the smartwatch’s software. The special event merits a special podcast, so we got Matthew Panzarino, Darrell Etherington and Kyle Russell together to capture the magic on video. And there’s an audio version, too, so pick your poison.
The Apple Watch was indeed a star of the show, but the event also highlighted Apple’s new MacBook, which has a case that’s 13.1mm thin at its thickest point, with a taper that accommodates a custom-created, terraced battery arrangement for all-day use (10 hours give or take). That notebook also has a 12-inch Retina display, and a single USB-C type input/output port for power and data connectivity.
Apple’s notebook is clearly its vision for the future, and one of the more interesting links between the Apple Watch and the computer is the use of two of its newest technological achievements: force touch and taptic feedback. These account for a lot of the ‘wow’ factor associated with both products, and we discuss them at length.
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