Catch our WWDC hardware expectations, this week on The CultCast


Tim Cook's next WWDC keynote is right around the corner!
The WWDC keynote is right around the corner!
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This week on The CultCast: It’s official — the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote takes place June 5. Don’t miss our WWDC 2017 hardware expectations! Plus: Apple quietly acquires one of the world’s best sleep-tracking technologies; why Amazon’s Prime Video app may finally be coming to your Apple TV; our first impressions of the Amazon Echo Show, and the features we hope Apple steals from it; and stick around for a very weird, very tribal “What We’re Into,” the segment where we reveal all the non-tech stuff we’re currently digging.

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Apple sends out press invites for WWDC keynote on June 5

  • The invites are out! The WWDC keynote you’ve been waiting for is coming in three weeks, on June 5 at 10 a.m. Pacific.

Apple acquires sleep-tracking startup Beddit

  • Apple recently purchased Beddit, a sleep-monitoring system that pairs a pliable under-sheet sleep sensor with an app, all of which is designed to help users analyze and improve their sleeping habits.
  • Apple’s Beddit purchase came to light because Beddit updated its privacy policy to highlight the acquisition and implement Apple’s privacy rules. “Your personal data will be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the Apple Privacy Policy,” reads the site.

Amazon Prime Video may come to Apple TV this summer

  • Apple and Amazon are close to an agreement to bring an Amazon video app to the Apple TV, according to people familiar with the two companies.
  • It’s unclear what got the tech giants to finally reach an agreement, but some suggest that any deal would have been worked out at a high level, possibly by CEOs Tim Cook and Jeff Bezos.

Amazon Echo Show brings video to smart-speaker party

  • Amazon’s new Echo Show is just like Echo, but with video. You’re gonna just love video. It’s like audio but for your eyes!
  • With Echo Show, you can watch video flash briefings, weather forecasts and YouTube, see music lyrics, monitor security cameras, look at photos, check to-do and shopping lists, and more. All hands-free — just ask.