268 – Jeff is Geeking Out on the Apple Pencil – With Guest Chuck Joiner, Jeff Gamet, and Ben Roe…

Apple Pencil,iPad

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave he is joined by guest Chuck Joiner, Jeff Gamet, and Ben Roethig. We talk about Apple Pencil alternatives and then Jeff geeks out how he uses it. eSIM is the way to go on iPhone now with the physical SIM finally being retired? In Touch with MacOS we talk about Sonoma Beta 6 and the new release of Parallels 19 VM with Touch ID support. 

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Apple Will Soon Send Payments in $500 Million 'Batterygate’ iPhone Throttling Lawsuit (https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/14/apple-batterygate-iphone-lawsuit/)

T-Mobile’s 'Go5G Next’ Plan Lets Customers Upgrade Smartphones Every Year (https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/21/t-mobile-go5g-next-plan/)

Samsung’s 'Try Galaxy’ Feature Uses Two iPhones to Demo Z Fold5 Experience (https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/21/samsung-try-galaxy-iphone-demo/) and hers is the link to experience it on the iPhone. https://trygalaxy.com/

Apple Support App Now Offers More Info on Nearby Locations (https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/21/apple-support-app-nearby-locations/)

Good news for podcast creators. Apple Podcasts Launches New Subscription Analytics Dashboard (https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/21/apple-podcasts-subscription-analytics/)

Apple Pay to Support U.S. National Park Foundation This Week  (https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/21/apple-pay-national-parks-donations/)

Tesla App Update Adds Over 20 Apple Shortcuts Actions (https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/21/tesla-app-update-adds-apple-shortcuts-actions/)

Threads Social Network Expands to the Web  (https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/24/threads-now-available-on-web/)



Beta this week. iOS17 Beta 7 was released this week.

Apple Seeds Seventh Betas of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available] (https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/22/apple-seeds-ios-17-beta-7-to-developers/)

Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of watchOS 10 to Developers (https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/22/apple-seeds-watchos-10-beta-7-to-developers/)

Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of tvOS 17 to Developers (https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/22/apple-seeds-tvos-17-beta-7-to-developers/)

Everything New in iOS 17 Beta 7 (https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/22/ios-17-beta-7-new-features/)

eSIM. What is it and do we think a physical SIM days are numbered? Well they are in the iPhone. Plus How to travel with an eSim iPhone (https://www.macworld.com/article/2029000/how-to-travel-esim-iphone-roaming.html)

What is an Integrated SIM (iSIM)? Is it better than eSIM? (https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/integrated-sim-isim-explainer/)

Are there any good alternates to Apple Pencil? ZAGG’s new Pro Stylus 2 takes on Apple Pencil with magnetic charging and five fun colors (https://9to5toys.com/2023/08/15/zagg-pro-stylus-2-launch/) and Jeff geeks out on how he uses his Pencil. 

Astropad Debuts Screen Protector and Apple Pencil Tip for a Realistic Paper Feel on iPad (https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/24/astropad-rock-paper-pencil/)

In Touch with MacOS Segment

MacOS Sonona Beta 6 was released. Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS 14 Sonoma to Developers (https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/22/apple-seeds-macos-sonoma-14-beta-6/)

Dave uses Parallels Desktop  to keep virtual machines available, most notably Windows 11. Parallels release version 19 this week and we discussed its new improvements and features. Parallels Desktop 19 Adds Password-Less Sign-In With Touch ID Support, macOS Sonoma Compatibility, and Mor (https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/22/parallels-desktop-19-password-less-sign-in/)


GoodNotes 6 Brings AI-Powered Handwriting Spellcheck and Autocomplete Features – MacRumors (https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/09/goodnotes-6-ai-powered-handwriting-spellcheck/)

Macstock 7 (https://macstockconferenceandexpo.com/event/macstock-vii/) is in the books for 2023. Purchase a virtual pass (https://macstockconfer…