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Vergecast: MacBook Air, iPad Pro, and Foxconn

Vergecast: MacBook Air, iPad Pro, and Foxconn


Plus, we talked to Kara Swisher about her interview with Elon Musk

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Vergecast hosts Nilay and Dieter were able to attend Apple’s event in Brooklyn this week, so you can guess that’s what the crew talked about on this week’s show.

Apple finally announced a new MacBook Air and Mac mini, along with an update to iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Nilay and Dieter got to try them briefly and gave their first impressions on The Vergecast.

Nilay also explains the situation with Foxconn building a factory in Wisconsin and his personal attachment to the area.

But there is more than that! For our “This week in Elon Musk” segment of the show, Liz Lopatto interviews Kara Swisher of Recode Decode about her interview with Elon Musk this week and brings some clips from it to share. You can listen to the full interview here.

There’s a whole lot more in between that, so listen to it all to get everything you need for this week in tech news.

2:42 - The 5 biggest announcements from the Apple iPad and MacBook event

6:49 - iPad Pro: hands-on with Apple’s new all-screen tablet

36:57 - This week in Elon Musk with Liz Lopatto and Kara Swisher

43:37 - MacBook Air 2018: hands-on with Apple’s new ultra-thin laptop

1:00:48 - Apple’s new Mac mini includes six-core processors and a space gray finish

1:02:48 - Paul’s weekly segment “First to fold

1:04:35 - The dual-screen Nubia X solves the notch problem with extreme over-engineering

1:05:08 - Wisconsin’s $4.1 billion Foxconn boondoggle

1:19:59 - OnePlus 6T announced with premium specs and in-display fingerprint reader

If you want more Vergecast, you’re in luck. Every Tuesday, Nilay interviews a different tech figure in the world. This week he sits down with Ivy Ross and Rishi Chandra of Google to discuss the new products Google announced last month. You can check that out right in The Vergecast feed.

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