Apple Silicon unveiled, Xbox Series X & PlayStation 5 battle to win over gamers: Vertical Hold ep 304


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Special guests NewsCorp’s Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson, The Age’s Alice Clarke and Kotaku Australia’s Alex Walker join us for a huge show.

That’s because it’s a big week in tech news, with Apple finally announcing its first “Apple Silicon” Macs. Apple had announced that it would launch at least one model with its own SoC silicon underneath by the end of the year, but it’s instead launching 3 of them, and very quickly too.

We delve into what it all means, and whether Apple can live up to the hype with Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson from News. Alex also wrote up the Apple Silcon news, which you can read here.

It’s also a huge week for gamers, with Sony and Microsoft delivering… some… Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 consoles to store shelves.

In one of life’s coincidences, episode 1 of Vertical Hold was all about the battle between Microsoft and Sony with the PS4 and Xbox One, but will history repeat itself this console generation? Alex chats to Alice Walker from the Age and Alex Walker from Kotaku about how you sell a “new” console that has very few “new” games — and which should you pick?

All this and further controversy around the best biscuit in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News – podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia’s leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.


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Award-winning Australian technology news podcast Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News dives into the big stories of the week. Joined by Australia’s leading tech journalists every Friday, co-hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture. About/Contact us