With the launch of the iPhone today, Josh, Matt and I got together to record some of our thoughts on the launch of the latest Apple devices, as well as the new Apple Watch Series 2. There has been some discussion online regarding the new A10 Fusion SoC, and what exactly those smaller cores are (or how they are being used), as well as new modems and how the company has removed the 3.5mm audio jack.  We found time to record a second podcast at the same time regarding a few other non-Apple devices, so stay tuned as we edit that and upload it soon!

The AnandTech Podcast #38: Smartphones Anonymous (iPhone)


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Total Time:  54 minutes 49 seconds

Outline mm:ss

00:00 - Start
00:39 - The Rush Hour of Apple Events
02:10 - Apple Watch Series 2
08:10 - Does Josh Like Smartwatches
12:32 - Apple iPhone and iPhone 7 Plus
 13:03 - SoC
 22:40 - Modems
 27:58 - No 3.5mm Jack
 33:09 - Benefits of no jack, Touch ID still present
 35:45 - Water resistance
 38:34 - Dual Cameras
 42:36 - High Color Gamut
 44:50 - Displays
 48:20 - Storage and Colors
 51:24 - Pricing
52:35 - Our Review Schedule         
54:49 - FIN

Related Reading

Apple Announces iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus: A10 Fusion SoC, New Camera, Wide Color Gamut
Hands On with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Early iPhone 7 Teardowns: Intel & Qualcomm Modems, TSMC SoC, 2 to 3 GB of RAM


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  • xTRICKYxx - Friday, September 16, 2016 - link

    Always glad to see a new podcast episode!
  • witeken - Friday, September 16, 2016 - link

    CMON guys. If you mention Anand, then why not tell us what he's doing up there. Is he the mastermind behind A10? Did the ditch the 3.5 mm audio jack?
  • Ryan Smith - Friday, September 16, 2016 - link

    In all seriousness, whatever Anand is doing is top secret. I don't know, and no one else seems to know either.
  • tipoo - Friday, September 16, 2016 - link

    I really hope Apple throws us nerds a bone one day and gets him on stage to explain something about a new chip :P
  • WinterCharm - Sunday, October 2, 2016 - link

    That would be amazing. :D
  • JoshHo - Saturday, September 17, 2016 - link

    I have never been told his position at Apple. I do not know any of this information. The same applies for Brian Klug.
  • Dennis Travis - Saturday, September 17, 2016 - link

    That is the way Apple is with people who work for them. It's not the fault of Anand nor Brian at all. If they want to keep their positions there at Apple they have to keep quiet about what they do there.
  • powerarmour - Friday, September 16, 2016 - link

    Yes, let's ditch all the indepth GPU reviews and do multiple Apple articles instead, our readers will love that eh?
  • JoshHo - Saturday, September 17, 2016 - link

    Ian, Matt, and I are not responsible for GPU coverage here. The organization of AnandTech is such that each editor has their own area of coverage that they are responsible for. The recording and editing of this podcast does not have an impact on GPU coverage.
  • quiksilvr - Friday, September 16, 2016 - link

    It would have been fine if they put USB-C and moved away from lightning entirely. At least it would have shown "courage" and would stop this walled garden proprietary nonsense.

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