MacVoices #23252: MacVoices Live! – iPhone 15 Weight, Camera, and Switching to iPhone (3)

This MacVoices Live! session concludes as Chuck Joiner, David GinsburgJim ReaEric BoldenMark FuccioBen RoethigKelly GuimontBrian Flanigan-Arthurs, Brittany Smith discuss the difference in weight between the iPhone 14 and 15. the explore the  iPhone 15’s camera capabilities including the decision not to include a 10X optical zoom and the challenges of stabilization.Potential privacy settings issues in iOS 17 and the benefits of competition between Apple and Google turn into a sharing of anecdotes about interest in switching to iPhone, the importance of the Apple Watch for health tracking, and the mixed reactions to the Apple Music Super Bowl halftime show headliner. (Part 3) 

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Show Notes:


0:02:20 The noticeable difference in weight between iPhone 14 and 15
0:03:32 USB-C and Titanium: Upgrade Considerations
0:04:34 iOS 17: Weight balance and Privacy Settings
0:05:28 The Demand for iPhone 15 is High
0:06:26 Android vs iOS: Features and Competition
0:08:48 The Importance of Competition in Advancing iPhone Technology
0:15:27 Promotional vs Factual: The Dual Nature of Advertising
0:17:49 Influence and Recommendations in Tech Choices
0:19:13 Personal Preference vs. Popular Appeal in Music
0:24:47 Will Usher’s Halftime Show Attract More Super Bowl Viewers?
0:25:32 The Spectacle of Stage Setups and Music Performances


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Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.

Brittany Smith is a trained cognitive neuroscientist who provides ADD/ADHD, technology, and productivity coaching through her business, Devise and Conquer, along with companion video courses for folks with ADHD. She’s also the cofounder of The ADHD Guild, a community for nerdy folks with ADHD. She, herself, is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”. She can be found on Twitter as @addliberator, on Mastodon as @[email protected], and on YouTube with tech tips.


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