finder money podcast #41: iPhone 8 launch with Alex Kidman
This week on the podcast we spoke to finder's Tech & Telco Editor Alex Kidman about the recent iPhone 8 and iPhone X launch. In the episode we covered:
- Why Alex thinks the iPhone X won’t be the best Apple phone for 2017
- Battery life predictions for the new iPhones
- Why Alex doesn’t think there will be an iPhone 9
- Alex’s thoughts about iOS 11 and Apple’s changes to apps
- The best iOS changes
- How Samsung’s facial recognition compares to Apple’s version
- Qi charging and Apple’s choice to use open source Qi
- How Apple's facial recognition has the potential to be used in scary ways
- Alex’s 30 second summary of the 8 and 8 Plus
- Why major software updates can also bring updates to camera performance and quality
- How single lens smartphone cameras compare to dual lens cameras
- How does mobile phone leasing work and does it make sense?
- Do $100 plan re-signs make financial sense?
Also in the episode Adam, Marc and Liz talk FOMO suburbs, trademark infringing beverages and ridiculous tax deduction claims.
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Notes and links mentioned in the podcast
- Australia has the biggest alternative finance market in the Asia Pacific region
- Australia’s top FOMO suburbs - the one cheap suburbs now worth a ton
- NAB is predicting a rate rise to the official cash rate in August 2018
- Polish company is forced to rebrand after John Lennon trademark infringement
- Some of the ridiculous tax deductions Australians have asked for
- London father is selling home for Bitcoin
Notes from Alex Kidman
- iPhone 8 review
- iPhone 8 Plus review
- iPhone X opinion
- Mobile phone finder comparison guide
- finder's top 10 smartphones guide
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Review
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review
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