The rise of Clubhouse competitors / Apple’s WWDC rumors / What is Google Chrome FLoC?

Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk with Verge deputy editor Dan Seifert about this week’s Apple rumors ahead of WWDC 2021 — from their AR headset to new iPads.

Senior reporter Ashley Carman joins the show to discuss social audio platform Clubhouse and the rise of competitors from other companies.

Further reading:

Real-world evidence shows that the COVID-19 vaccines work
Biden administration looks to organize ‘vaccine passport’ development
Apple Maps will show COVID-19 travel guidances so you know what to expect at the airport
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine highly effective in adolescents
Amazon gets FDA authorization for an at-home COVID-19 test kit
Errors ruin 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine
Apple WWDC 2021 announced as online-only event
Apple Aiming to Announce Mixed-Reality Headset With In-Person Event in ‘Next Several Months’
Ming-Chi Kuo Says Apple’s AR/VR Headset Will Weigh Less Than 150 Grams
Apple reportedly plans revamped AirPods for as early as next year
New iPad Pros reportedly launching as soon as April, and the 12.9-inch model may have a Mini LED screen
Apple reportedly mulls rugged smartwatch coming as soon as this year
Casio announces first Wear OS smartwatch in iconic G-Shock lineup
Google Chrome FLoC: how it replaces cookies and what it means for privacy 
T-Mobile is betting big on Google’s Android services: RCS, YouTube TV, Pixel, and more
T-Mobile is already shutting down its live TV service, partners with YouTube TV and Philo
Google Nest Hub (2nd-Gen) review: sleep on it
Huawei’s Mate X2 foldable adopts Samsung’s dual-screen …
Xiaomi announces the Mi Mix Fold, its first folding phone
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra’s camera bump is no moon; it’s a space station
Bose Frames Tempo review: the specs to beat
Spotify is launching its own Clubhouse competitor
Even LinkedIn is making a Clubhouse clone
Discord’s new Clubhouse-like feature, Stage Channels, is available now
Slack is getting Instagram-like stories and push-to-talk audio …
Instagram launches its own TikTok Duet feature called Reels Remix
Facebook shorted video creators thousands of dollars in ad revenue
Samsung created a whole Hulu series that’s sponcon for the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Biden plans to connect every American to broadband in new infrastructure package
NBA on NFT
We read your phone plan’s fine print so you don’t have to
The unsettling surveillance of anti-Asian racism

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