MLS gets a lot cheaper

Fans of Messi rejoice!

How many streaming platforms do you subscribe to?

For me, it’s starting to add up.

Between Apple TV+, HBO Max, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu, streaming is getting pretty pricey.

It’ll soon be as expensive as the cable bill that all this cord-cutting was supposed to eliminate.

But here’s a glimmer of good news, especially if you’re a fan of the beautiful game: Apple just significantly dropped the price of the MLS Season Pass.

How much? Enough to pay for a whole bunch of six-packs to enjoy while watching Lionel Messi run rings around everyone!

Also in today’s newsletter:

  • I love the Magic Keyboard that I use with my iPad Pro. The next version may be even more metal.

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  • This tiny SSD packs a whopping 2TB of storage.

  • Surprisingly, readers of this newsletter are firmly against Apple’s plan to scan iCloud photo libraries for CSAM imagery. See the results of last Friday’s poll below.

— Leander Kahney, EIC.


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I’ll always remember Apple like any man remembers the first woman he’s fallen in love with.

— Steve Jobs, 2011.

Today’s poll

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Results from last Friday’s poll: Should Apple have implemented CSAM scanning?

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