SyrupCast Podcast Ep. 138: iPhone X gon’ give it to ya


  • danakin

    An unsurprisingly Apple centric podcast this week with Igor, Rose, Patrick, and Josh McConnell from The Financial Post.

    Right off the hop I’ll say that the podcast managed to handle the basics and provide a recap. It didn’t, however, have a standout moment or redeem itself beyond offering the basics. Shouldn’t a show that sent staff to such an important event provide more wheat than chaff?

    The initial talk centred around the event itself, the devices, and a verbal treatise on MobileSyrup staff’s bathroom prioritization. At one point, I was left longing for similar attention to the event’s happenings, but hey when Patrick has to go, he has to go.

    It was mentioned that the iPhone X has the nicest looking screen ever seen on a smartphone. Was any thought given to inquiring (reporting on) if it’s because the device supports both HDR 10 and Dolby Vision? Or even, if the screen’s quality is because of the sub-pixel arrangement – pentile or full RGB stripe? Perhaps it’s the custom 2436 x 1125 resolution that results in a higher pixel density. I suppose we’ll have to visit other sites for that information. Reporting 101 anyone?

    Passing mention made to the new gesture-based paradigm Apple will be pushing with the 10. As influential as Apple is, did this not merit at least as much time as the bathroom sourcing discussion?

    Lastly it’s kind of sad to hear “seasoned” tech “reporters” admitting they did not know how to pronounce Qi until it was mentioned during the keynote. Minor League podcast you say? Isn’t it better to keep quiet about being a luddite as opposed to opening one’s gob and removing all doubt?

    I had high hopes for this week’s guest given the quality of recent SMEs on the show. Sadly, Josh came off feebly and without any of the passion and preparedness of past contributors. He needn’t become a regular.

    This week’s show gets a 7.1 SMSPR (Subjective MobileSyrup Podcast Review) score. This week’s DCS (Dopey Comment Score) is, like OLED black levels, unmeasurable.