Apple’s car plans and our most-loved tech, this week on The CultCast

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Apple might be getting (back) into the car game.
Apple might be getting (back) into the car game.
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This week on The CultCast: Alex Jones and free speech, Part 2. Plus: Ming-Chi Kuo says the Apple Car is real, and you might drive it off the lot in 2023! And stay tuned for our most-loved tech! We’ll discuss the gadgets and apps we can’t go without.

CultCast #349 show notes

Apple’s true car plans and our most loved tech!

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On the show this week:
@erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace / @bst3r

Apple Car by 2023?

Kuo: Apple to Launch Apple Car in 2023 to 2025” — MacRumors

According to Kuo, Apple will launch an Apple Car sometime between 2023 and 2025. He said this in a recent note to investors:

“We expect that Apple Car, which will likely be launched in 2023–2025, will be the next star product. The reasons for this are as follows: (1) Potentially huge replacement demands are emerging in the auto sector because it is being redefined by new technologies. (2) Apple’s leading technology advantages (like AR) would redefine cars and differentiate Apple Car from peers’ products (3) Apple’s service will grow significantly by entering the huge car finance market via Apple Car, and (4) Apple can do a better integration of hardware, software, and service than current competitors.

AirPower pricing rumor

We may finally know AirPower price” — Cult of Mac

The long-awaited launch of Apple’s AirPower wireless charging pad may coincide with the launch of the 2018 iPhone lineup.

Based on a new report out of Asia, Apple engineers are in the debugging phase of the AirPower rollout. The product may not launch on the exact same day as the 2018 iPhones, but a Chinese site claims to know the planned price. And it’s not going to be cheap.

Though a previous rumor claimed the price could hit $200, Apple will reportedly charge $149 for the AirPower charging mat, according to Chongdiantou. Overheating issues have allegedly caused delays with the Apple charging pad.

Our most-loved gadgets!

Anker Powerhouse — a portable power supply that fuels Buster’s van life magic

Parrot Zik 3 headphones — Leander’s go-to ear pleasers

Lose It! — Lewis’ favorite weight-loss app

Sound Devices MixPre-6 — Erfon’s beloved audio gadget

Fuji X-T1 — Erfon’s favorite camera

Specialized Tarmac — Leander’s precious two-wheeler

Ultimate Ears Megaboom — Lewis’ must-have portable, “lifeproof” Bluetooth speaker

Moment iPhone X lenses — Buster’s secret to all those amazing Instagram photos