Every Friday, On the edge publishes our leading podcast, The Vergecast, where host Nilay Patel discusses the week in technical news with reporters and editors covering the biggest stories.
This week onwards The Vergecast, Inserts Nilay Verge Deputy Editor Dan Seifert and News Editor Chaim Gartenberg to discuss features added in Apple’s iOS update to 14.5, the growing profits of Apple and other technology companies despite the ongoing pandemic, and how the global shortage of semiconductors is affecting the technology industry.
Later in the show, senior reporter Ashley Karman discusses the latest developments in podcasting platforms. At an event last week, Apple announced a new subscription feature within Apple Podcasts that creators will offer to their listeners. Ashley discusses audio product developments announced this week by rival companies such as Spotify, Facebook and SiriusXM, and what this could mean for podcast creators.
There’s a lot more to it all – like Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy Book Pros and the upcoming test between Epic Games and Apple – so listen here or in your favorite podcast player to hear the full discussion.
Stories discussed in this episode: