Apple M4 chips and the rise of AI everything [The CultCast]


Apple M4 chips will power AI-focused Macs. The CultCast episode 642.
New Apple silicon is incoming, and that means AI-focused Macs.
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This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: A surprise leak about Apple M4 chips says they’ll come sooner than almost anybody suspected. But nobody’s shocked to hear that they will focus on bringing AI capabilities to Macs.

Plus, there’s news of Ferret-UI, a new Apple project designed to help AI understand how humans use iPhones. Apple’s definitely tin a rush to cash in on tech’s biggest buzzword!

Also on The CultCast:

  • With Project Titan abandoned and hopes of an Apple car destroyed, Cupertino goes on a desperate search for its “next big thing” to boost revenue.
  • The new Humane Ai Pin, previously lauded as a potential iPhone killer, is DOA. The first reviews are shockingly bad.
  • And we wrap up with an all-new edition of What We’re Into! Spoiler alert: It’s all sci-fi this time around.

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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).

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

What We’re Into

Griffin: Doctor Who (1963 to 1989) on

Doctor Who, the greatest TV show in the history of the world, began in 1963 as a weekly serial that ran continuously for almost the entire year. Classic Who is slower-paced, with lower production values than recent series, but it’s nonetheless an enjoyable half-hour of old science fiction.

Lewis: Constellation on Apple TV+

The mind-bending sci-fi/psychological horror/conspiracy thriller series stars Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Prometheus) as an astronaut on a doomed mission aboard the International Space Station and Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul) as a NASA big shot running a secretive experiment. The show asks all kinds of wild questions. Will the recently released season one finale answer all the questions?

Erfon: Fallout on Amazon Prime Video

The classic post-apocalyptic game Fallout comes to life as an Amazon Original. “200 years after the apocalypse, a peaceful denizen from a cozy fallout shelter is forced to return to the surface–and is shocked to discover the wasteland waiting for her,” the show description says. It’s in the must-watch queue!


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