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Links to today’s stories

Microsoft will pay you $650 to ditch your MacBook Air for a Surface

12 Inch MacBook Air to Begin Production in 3rd Quarter 2014

iPhone 6 Said to Launch on Friday September 19 in 32 GB and 64 GB Variants

Apple’s Big IPhones Said to Start Production Next Month

Google reveals its real face: unfocused, unoriginal and a little bit evil


CultCast #133 – The Hottest Chocolate

On The CultCast this week

Leander Kahney – Cult of Mac Editor-in-Chief, loyal subject of the Queen.
Buster Heine – Cult of Mac writer and community manager.
Erfon Elijah – Cult of Mac writer and host of The CultCast.

  • Adrayven

    I’m on T-Mobile. I don’t have to worry about my data cap. :p

    and for the iPhone 6 size variations….

    I’ve a prediction for you cuz, if analysts can do it, so can I! :p

    4.7″ in 32GB and 64GB ($650 and $700 respectively)
    5.5″ in 64GB and 128GB ($750 and $800 respectively)

    My reasoning
    – Several sources say 16GB is being dropped from 4.7″ line
    – We’ve heard from a few $100 premium gets you from base 4.7″ to base 5.5″ ($650 / $750)
    – iPod pricing seems to indicate a $50 premium is the new model for space upgrades
    – Maintaining only 2 storage capacities of each size is logistically easier on inventory and production management.. Especially considering the massive volumes Apple is expecting to sell.

    I don’t think they’ll will have a 32 GB 5.5″ and we’ve already heard rumors of the 16GB being dropped on the 16GB line. – I believe them dropping the 16GB and sticking with 2 models for the 4.7″ is a move to minimize variations in stock. In keeping with that, I think Apple will maintain only 2 versions of both the 4.7″ and of the 5.5″ to make it easier to manage stock and production costs. In other words, they will save more by giving customers more space between the 2 iPhone 6 product lines.

    Having 2 storage capacities of both screen sizes (4 units) would help with the massive numbers they expect to sell instead of having to manage 6 units.. when selling 80 million units in 3-4 months.. it’s no small feet to begin with..

    BTW: The above matches perfectly with the rumors of only the 5.5″ getting 128GB capacity and having a $100 premium to upgrade. Now, with iPod storage pricing changes, it makes even more sense and would seem to strongly support the changes.

    Thats my take anyway…

  • Daniel Kurz

    This was yet another great and entertaining podcast…I wish they’d do two a week!

    • erfon elijah

      Careful what you wish for Guv’nor!