Pivoting by Bryce - Issue #14 (The Apple Edition 🍎)

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September 12 - Issue #14

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Technology, Startups & the Future. I'm lucky when it comes to finding amazing content written by others and want to share that luck with you. Find me at http://twitter.com/bryceadams 💖

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As an Android user for many years now, the new iPhone 7 wasn’t of much interest to me. But as someone with an interest in technology and the anticipation of future trends, Apple events are always worth keeping an eye on. It wasn’t a very exciting presentation though, with no surprises or significant announcements made, except for the AirPods - Apple’s first foray into wireless earphones (besides for their acquisition of Beats 2 years ago) and the confirmation that going forward, iPhones won’t come with a headphone jack. A bold but obvious move for Apple.
At almost $200, the AirPods are feeling more like a burden rather than a feature to many people. And I get that. Traditionally iPhones (and iPods) always included a free pair of Apple wired earphones and there wasn’t really an additional investment required on top the expensive iPhone purchase. But as you’ll see in a few articles I’ve shared today, there’s a lot more behind the decision and it’s merely a preview of what’s to come.

Articles
Inside iPhone 7: Why Apple Killed The Headphone Jack
No Driver? Bring It On. How Pittsburgh Became Uber’s Testing Ground
How a scammer stole 500$ from me and in the end begged me not to tell his parents
Apple’s AirPods aren’t just wireless earbuds. They’re the future of computing.
Apple Is Said to Be Rethinking Strategy on Self-Driving Cars
The Reading List
The remarkable story of the Google engineer who died on Everest in pursuit of the Silicon Valley ideal
Tesla’s Self-Driving Software Gets a Major Update
Why GitHub Finally Abandoned Its Bossless Workplace
Employee #1: Amazon
Products
Super Mario Run (iOS App)
Courage
ReferredClub
Sleep Tracking by Gyroscope
YC Companies
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