Satellite SOS and Chaos Surrounding iPhone 15 Pro Repair

Cupertino, August 11, 2023

The Homekit.Blog Podcast hosts discuss new leaks pointing to an iPhone 15 launch on September 13, tvOS 17 beta code revealing mysterious iPhone models, SOS via satellite saving lives in the Maui wildfires, and Stephen having a tough few days without an iPhone.
September 13 seems to be the day Apple will hold an event and announce the iPhone 15 lineup. The pro iPhones will use the A17 processor and specs for that chipset have leaked, suggesting it will offer six GPU cores and 6GB of RAM.
Your hosts discuss the situation in Maui and how a family used SOS via satellite to escape the wildfire. The feature is exclusive to iPhone 14 models so far and will eventually cost money to use, but not yet. Stephen's broken iPhone saga continues as he had to wait for repairs without a borrowed unit.
The trials and tribulations of navigating life with an Apple Watch that doesn't have a paired iPhone show that the wearable just isn't ready to stand on its own.
Finally, with Microsoft leaving Cortana, it seems the age of smart assistants is over - or it would be if Apple didn't still fully support Siri.
Also, Apple Music has a new Discovery Station that seems to do a great job recommending new music.

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