SyrupCast Podcast Ep. 133: iPhone 8 leakfest

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  • danakin

    This week we get Igor in his usual host role, Rose, Patrick, and a back to back appearance from Tom Emrich.

    Patrick, for a change, kicked off the initial segment which was all about the recent deluge of 2017 iPhone leaks. Plenty of interesting discussion on where Apple might be heading with what appears to be an initial salvo at having a piece of tech capture and interpret the emotion of its user. The discussion on how Apple rarely, if ever, goes back to technologies they’ve abandoned, contrasted on their apparent dismissal of Touch ID, was particularly well executed.

    A discussion on the Fitbit’s smartwatch ambitions followed. Nice to hear an intelligent, strong opinion right off the hop and Tom’s bravado and confidence in this arena was pure tech ear candy. An excellent, if brief, verbal thesis on the future of smartwatches.

    This week’s show was an example of how the SyrupCast, if it continues bolstering the 4th chair with talent similar to that of late, can avoid being a poser in the tech podcast space. When the Mobilesyrup powers-that-be go “cheap” on who’s added to the regulars, the quality drop is devastatingly obvious.

    Tom Emrich ably avoided asinine bathroom commentary to offer excellent insights while fully integrating himself into the spectrum of the conversation. He should definitely be considered for a quasi routine spot as guest chair.

    This week’s show gets a 8.8 SMSPR (Subjective MobileSyrup Podcast Review) score. This week’s DCS (Dopey Comment Score) is: 0.