TC AppleCast 12: Apple Watch, MacBook And Beards

It’s Apple Watch pre-order day! The new device went on sale this morning at just after midnight Pacific time, and now shipping times are extending to at least June across the product lineup. Our guest today, The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple (@jdalrymple), not only successfully ordered three but also went to the Apple Store in Palo Alto to check out the in-store experience.

I also managed to see the Apple Watch retail process in action here in Toronto, and experienced a try-on appointment first-hand. Jim met up with Apple CEO Tim Cook, though, so he comes out the clear winner.

We also talk about the new 12-inch MacBook, which we ended up having very similar conclusions about in our respective reviews. Apple’s latest notebook is actually far better at meeting the needs of most users than you might expect, and we talk about why that is. Also, the technology in that Force Touch trackpad still pretty clearly beguiles and amazes us both.

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