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Apple held its WWDC’s annual event this week, where it announced a whole slew of new software features for its mobile and desktop platforms. It was also another opportunity for Apple to insist that all you need to do to make your life easier is buy more Apple products.

This week on Gadget Lab, Adrienne So, WIRED Associate Critics Editor, and WIRED Critics Editor Julian Chokkattu, join us to talk about WWDC and the pros and cons of integrating into it. Apple’s ecosystem.

Show Notes

Read Lauren’s story on the Walled Garden of Apple Products. Read Julian’s story on the most important features coming to your iPhone this fall. Find out everything Apple announced to WWDC here.


Adrienne recommends Anve Swimwear for this hot summer after the pandemic. Julian recommends the Secretlab Magnus Desk. Lauren recommends ousted Google researcher Timnit Gebru’s Tom Simonite WIRED profile. Mike recommends the Minimal Twitter browser extension created by Thomas Wang.

Adrienne So can be found on Twitter @adriennemso. Julian Chokkattu is @JulienChokkattu. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snack. Bling the main hotline at @GadgetLab. The show is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our musical theme is Solar Keys.

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