Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller make sense of the week's tech news with help from our diverse and wide-ranging staff. And on Tuesdays, Nilay hosts in-depth, one-on-one interviews with major technology leaders. Join us every week for a fun, deeply nerdy, often off-the-rails conversation about what's happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets. And, remember, promo code. Produced by The Verge and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
We’re less than a week away from CES 2019, and The Vergecast is ready. This week, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter prep by looking at rumors, early announcements, and predictions for the upcoming “biggest event in tech.”
Also, what was thought to be a quiet week turned into another Apple-heavy discussion. In a letter to investors, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed on Wednesday that it’s expecting a $9 billion loss in revenue due to a decline in iPhone sales. The Vergecast discusses what may have caused this, including the claim of more people replacing their batteries, and what this could mean for their future product line.
And of course we’ve got some fan-favorite segments like Paul’s “Tell me, am I beautiful?” and Liz Lopatto’s “This week in Elon Musk.” Listen to it all to stay informed.
01:18 - Apple says it could miss $9 billion in iPhone sales due to weak demand
2:51 - AT&T tries to trademark ‘Verge TV’ as if we’re going to let them get away with it
7:03 - Apple says cheap battery replacements hurt iPhone sales
36:03 - “This week in Elon Musk” with Liz Lopatto
39:38 - CES 2019: What to expect
42:43 - LG’s 2019 TV lineup includes Alexa, HDMI 2.1, and an 88-inch 8K OLED
57:36 - Paul’s weekly segment “Tell me, am I beautiful?”