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Past articles by Panzer:

First impressions: Yes, Apple Vision Pro works and yes, it’s good.

After a roughly 30 minute demo that ran through the major features that are yet ready to test I came away convinced that Apple has delivered nothing less than a genuine leapfrog in capability and execution of XR — or mixed reality with its new Apple Vision Pro. To be super clear, I’m not saying […] → Read More

Walt Disney Imagineering snags Chief Creative Officer Bruce Vaughn back from Airbnb

Walt Disney Imagineering, the workshop that makes all of the cool things you experience at the Disney Parks, is bringing back a veteran to co-lead the division. Bruce Vaughn was previously at WDI for 22 years, leaving for VR experience company Dreamscape before landing at Airbnb. Vaughn will take the role of Chief Creative Officer […] → Read More

Apple execs on M2 chips, winning gamers and when to buy a Mac

Apple’s M series chips were incredibly well telegraphed when they arrived in late 2021. Apple had been designing its own silicon since the A4 appeared in the iPhone 4 just over a decade earlier. The appearance of Apple’s in-house efforts in the Mac was really just a question of when, not if. When the M1 […] → Read More

Review of Apple’s iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro: They’re leaning into it

Apple’s iPhone 14 lineup delivers on a bunch of different vectors this year with very few peccadillos or complaints. → Read More

Apple resizes the iPad’s workflow with Stage Manager –

Though the iPad was a huge hit from the beginning based on its user-friendly interface and single-application focus, it had begun feeling a bit stale for those who hunger for more depth. Long one of the world’s lightest and most powerful medium format computers, the lag between what kind of work it was capable of […] → Read More

Apple execs on developing Mac Studio and Studio Display for the other pros –

The seeds of the Mac Studio were planted 5 years ago next month when, in a rare candid admission of misstep, Apple said it was pushing the reset button on the Mac Pro. Having painted itself into a “thermal corner,” Apple realized that it had to burn down the architecture it had created and start […] → Read More

Apple’s 2022 iPad Air elbows M1 into the lineup –

I must confess, the iPad Air was a bit confusing to me at first. With each passing addition to Apple’s iPad lineup, they fill out more of their pricing umbrella, leaving less room for competitors. But they also make the lineup more complex. For a consumer looking to buy the right device this year’s iPad is […] → Read More

The iPhone SE is the platonic ideal of a smartphone

I wish I was an iPhone SE person. Since its re-launch in 2020, the entry model iPhone has transformed from a nod to relic-era sizing into a prime example of a ‘just what it needs to be and nothing more’ smartphone. Even as Apple has retained the smaller 4.7” size screen and the Touch ID […] → Read More

Utopia Labs is building an operating system for DAOs –

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, or DAOs, are all the rage at the moment. We’re seeing explosive growth in this sector as people experiment with building companies on top of tokens and smart contracts. And where new organization types bloom, so does the need for infrastructure. Utopia Labs is a team of 4 founders who met on […] → Read More

How Apple built the iPhone 13 Pro’s Cinematic Mode –

The Cinematic Mode on the iPhone 13 Pro models had a marquee spot in Apple’s presentation about the devices last week. The reviews so far this week have people acknowledging the cleverness but questioning its usefulness. I’ve been testing out the feature for the past week and this weekend took it to Disneyland to give […] → Read More

Apple’s 2021 iPad mini isn’t just living, it’s thriving –

Every few years all of the iPad mini lovers hold their breath as they wait to see whether this very specific device will keep on trucking or hit the chopping block. Well they probably needn’t worry for a while as the device just got a big modern makeover with Apple’s new iPad Pro-like design, an […] → Read More

The iPhone 13 Pro goes to Disneyland –

This year’s iPhone review goes back to Disneyland for the first time in a couple of years for, uh, obvious reasons. I’m happy to report that the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 performed extremely well and the limited testing I was able to do on the iPhone mini and iPhone 13 Pro Max showed […] → Read More

In internal memo, Apple says it is monitoring legal challenges to Texas abortion law –

In a message posted on an internal employee message board today, Apple said that it was monitoring the legal challenges to what it refers to as the “uniquely restrictive abortion law” that was recently passed in Texas. Apple confirmed the authenticity of the message to TechCrunch. “We are actively monitoring the legal proceedings challenging the […] → Read More

Interview: Apple’s Head of Privacy details child abuse detection and Messages safety features –

Last week, Apple announced a series of new features targeted at child safety on its devices. Though not live yet, the features will arrive later this year for users. Though the goals of these features are universally accepted to be good ones — the protection of minors and the limit of the spread of Child […] → Read More

Hyper is a new fund that offers $300k checks and promise of a media slingshot for founders

Hyper is a $60M early-stage fund co-founded by Josh Buckley, Product Hunt’s CEO along with writer, founder and designer Dustin Curtis. Two ex-Sequoia operators are part of the team at launch as well. Malika Cantor as Partner and GM and Ashton Brown as Head of Program. The fund launches today and is self-described as ‘inspired […] → Read More

MSCHF drops tiny action figures of your favorite failed startup hardware –

Hardware is hard. You can browse the archives of this site and come up with dozens of bold attempts to make new consumer electronics gadgets work — some of them very close to home. But, like all startups, most hardware companies run into the hard core grind of turning atoms into something worth buying. To […] → Read More

Hit iPhone controller Backbone One scores Xbox Game Pass partnership at xCloud’s iOS launch today –

Backbone One, the killer iPhone game pad I profiled here late last year has just scored the mother of all tie-ups for a gaming accessory. It’s getting bundled with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate as it launches on iOS today alongside the xCloud game streaming service. As a part of the deal, Backbone is being bundled […] → Read More

Andreessen Horowitz goes into publishing with Future –

Today, venture firm Andreessen Horowitz is officially launching its media property, called Future. I’m on vacation today but couldn’t resist covering this fascinating new project. The publication will initially focus on topics related to areas that the firm invests in but will expand over time using a mix of full-time staff, paid contributors and industry […] → Read More

Apple’s iPadOS 15 breaks the app barrier –

The announcement of new iPad software at this year’s WWDC conference had an abnormally large expectation hung on it. The iPad lineup, especially the larger iPad Pro, has kept up an impressively frantic pace of hardware innovation over the past few years. In that same time frame, the software of the iPad, especially its ability […] → Read More

This one email explains Apple –

An email has been going around the internet as a part of a release of documents related to Apple’s App Store based suit brought by Epic Games. I love this email for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that you can extrapolate from it the very reasons Apple has remained such […] → Read More