Here come the replaceable iPhone batteries [The CultCast]


An iPhone teardown and The CultCast logo (episode 600)
The EU plans to cram more changes down Apple's throat: This time's it's replaceable iPhone batteries.
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This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: Those EU technocrats plan to force Apple (and everybody else) to make batteries in their devices easier to replace. The specifics remain vague. But is forcing changes to the iPhone and iPad design a good thing or a bad thing?

Also on The CultCast:

  • Apple gives us a peek at how the software sausage will be made for the upcoming Vision Pro headset. Looks promising!
  • Some of the features coming to the Photos app in iOS 17 work wonders. Others not so much.
  • HomePods are about to get a long-awaited feature — sort of.
  • The latest Mac sales data seems impossible to believe.

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This week’s top Apple news

On the show this week: Your host Erfon Elijah (@erfon), Cult of Mac managing editor Lewis Wallace (@lewiswallace) and Cult of Mac writer D. Griffin Jones (@dgriffinjones on Mastodon).

Here are the headlines we’re talking about on this week’s show:

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Wide compatibility and US, UK and EU plugs make the new charger great for travelers.
This powerful three-way charger is great for international travelers.
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Win a 65W GaN travel charger you can plug in anywhere

This week, Cult of Mac is giving away two Ugreen 65W Nexode GaN Chargers. These fantastic travel chargers pack two USB-C ports and one USB-A port, so you can charge multiple devices simultaneously. Perfect for overseas jaunts, each charger comes with switchable plugs that work in the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union.

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