WWDC22: M2 MacBook Air, macOS Ventura and iOS 16, plus will the EU’s USB-C ruling doom innovation? Vertical Hold Ep 382

Apple’s WWDC2022 brought us new hardware in the form of M2 processors and MacBook Air and Pro models to go with them, along with a LOT of software announcements covering macOS Ventura, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9 and more. But what was worth getting excited about — and what was sheer marketing puff? Plus, is the EU’s move to force gadget makers to standardise on USB-C going to stifle innovation? Special guest News Corp Tech Editor Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson!

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M2 MacBook Air

It’s all about Apple this week, with WWDC bringing us the M2 processor, the new colourful MacBook Air M2, the less colourful MacBook Pro 13 M2, iOS 16, macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16 and a whole lot more from the wild minds employed by Mr Tim Cook.

But all is not well in Apple-land, with the EU mandating a single, USB-C style charger standard from 2024… directly in opposition to Apple’s Lightning adaptor. How will Apple respond — and does it stifle innovation, or make matters better for consumers?

We’re joined this week by Jennifer Dudley Nicholson from News Corp!


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