Aussie Mac Zone – Episode 067 – Show Notes

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Episode: 067

Title: only 2.5 more sleeps

Hosts: Glenn Goodman, Michael Seamons, Jayson Walmsley


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Finland Again “Oh Apple woe is me” minister-again-blames-apple-for-destroying-national-economy


Stubb told CNBC on Monday that Apple’s popular iOS devices were contributors to the downfall of Finland’s economy and the subsequent performance of its debt rating, which Standard & Poor’s recently downgraded to AA+ from AAA. The prime minister said much the same in comments on Finland’s troubled economy earlier this year.

Specifically, Stubb believes the iPhone toppled former mobile phone monolith Nokia, formerly the crown jewel of Finland’s IT sector, while the iPad took out the forest and paper industry.


MS The iPhone originally challenged the high end phone market NOT the low end, little margin, market the Nokia was even targeting back in 2007. Also newspapers sales have been in big decline for 14 years, the iPads only 4.5 years old.


UK iPhone 6 ad features Chris O’Dowd and Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd) richard-ayoade-the-it


Along with the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus came a charming pair of ads featuring Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon that showed some of the abilities of the two new phones. At least that’s what happened in America. In the UK the ads are basically the same, just with one major and important difference — their ads feature Chris O’Dowd and Richard Ayoade from The IT Crowd.

There are minor differences between the ads, but the most glaring example shows a major difference between our two cultures. In the UK ad Ayoade brags about eating a “massive” Arctic roll loaded with 540 calories, while in America Fallon consumes a 1200 calorie funnel cake. We suppose Americans would simply say “540 calories isn’t that bad”…

Currently the ads are only streaming at Apple’s UK site, so head over there to see the different versions of “Duo” and “Health”.


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