9to5Mac Happy Hour

By Benjamin Mayo & Zac Hall

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Alan (UK)
 Sep 14, 2018
Have loved your podcast for so long even after having moved away from Apple products to Android last year. Unfortunately, whilst understanding the need for sponsors, the length of "adverts" is putting me off listening.

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Happy Hour is a podcast hosted by Benjamin Mayo, Zac Hall and the staff of 9to5Mac discussing the latest in tech news.

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Apple Music coming to Echo, iPhone XR clear case, Apple Watch ECG launch
5500
<p>This week Benjamin and Zac share a quick review of the Smart Folio cover for the new iPad Pro, talk about Apple Music coming soon to Amazon's Echo speakers, recent iPhone XR discounts and Apple's marketing strategies, the launch of the Apple Clear Case for iPhone XR, the 18W USB-C charger, and lots of software updates and new features including iOS 12.1.1 and FaceTime fixes, HomePod in China, dual SIM in the US, and the new ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4, plus much more.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://amzn.to/2Ty9m74">Sponsored by ZUGU Case</a>:</strong><em> Check out ZUGU’s new Muse case for Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro and enter our 12.9-inch iPad Pro giveaway below.</em></p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.opsgenie.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=paidsocial&utm_campaign=Opsgenie_Brand_Podcast&utm_content=podcast">Sponsored by Atlassian’s OpsGenie</a>: </strong><em>Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control during incidents. Get a free company account for up to 5 team members, forever.</em></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/30/apple-music-on-echo/">Apple Music coming to Amazon Echo speakers in time for the holidays</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/22/report-apple-to-lower-iphone-xr-prices-in-japan-restarts-some-iphone-x-production/">Report: Apple to lower iPhone XR prices in Japan, restarts some iPhone X production</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/26/iphone-xr-price-drop-japan/">As rumored, iPhone XR price drops by ~$100 at Japanese carrier over two year contract</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/04/apple-marketing-iphone-xs-boost/">Apple reportedly reassigned some marketing staff to focus on boosting new iPhone sales</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/12/iphone-xr-apple-clear-case/">Apple will release its own clear case for iPhone XR</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/05/apple-clear-case-release/">Apple’s official clear case for iPhone XR is now available for $39</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/05/ipad-pro-18w-usb-c-power-adapter-now-available/">Apple begins selling $29 18W USB-C power adapter separately, previously only available with 2018 iPad Pro</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/05/ios-12-1-1/">Apple releases iOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.1.1, macOS 10.14.2, and HomePod 12.1.1 update</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/05/iphone-xs-xr-esim-carriers/">AT&T becomes first major US carrier to support eSIM functionality on iPhone XS & XR</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/21/verizon-memo-dual-sim-esim-december/">Verizon memo says Dual SIM and eSIM rollout to start in early December</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/06/verizon-esim-expecteddecember-7/">Verizon eSIM support coming December 7, says leaked memo</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/06/apple-watch-series-4-likely-getting-the-ecg-app-today-with-watchos-5-1-2/">Apple Watch Series 4 getting the ECG app today with watchOS 5.1.2</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/06/watchos-5-1-2-ecg-app/">watchOS 5.1.2 for Apple Watch now available with ECG app, new Infograph complications, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/06/ecg-age-restriction-psa/">PSA: ECG and irregular heart rate notifications not available for users under 22</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/02/kuo-all-new-design-airpods-in-2020-wireless-charging-model-in-first-quarter-2019/">Kuo: ‘All-new design’ AirPods in 2020, wireless charging model in first quarter 2019</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/OMEUJ3ZsxA4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 07, 2018
Bigger iPad Pro, App Store monopoly, and Apple Watch half marathon
4281
<p>This week Benjamin and Zac talk 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro differences, using the iPad as a teleprompter, Apple Pencil versus Logitech Crayon, Apple's Supreme Court case over monopolies and the App Store, running long distances with Apple Watch, and more.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://amzn.to/2Ty9m74">Sponsored by ZUGU Case</a>:</strong><em> Check out ZUGU’s new Muse case for Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro and enter our 12.9-inch iPad Pro giveaway below.</em></p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.opsgenie.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=paidsocial&utm_campaign=Opsgenie_Brand_Podcast&utm_content=podcast">Sponsored by Atlassian’s OpsGenie</a>: </strong><em>Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control during incidents. Get a free company account for up to 5 team members, forever.</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.mackweldon.com"><strong>Sponsored by Mack Weldon:</strong></a> Mack Weldon is a premium essentials brand that believes in smart design and premium fabric.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/08/review-2018-12-9-inch-ipad-pro-a-tamed-beast-video/">Review: 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro: a tamed beast [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/06/review-logitech-crayon-apple-pencil-alternative/">Review: Logitech Crayon – a price-friendly Apple Pencil alternative [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/25/apple-antitrust-supreme-court/">US Supreme Court to hear arguments on Monday in Apple antitrust suit alleging App Store monopoly</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/26/apple-watch-running-long-workouts/">Running with Apple Watch Series 4 and optimizing for long workouts</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p> <h1>Giveaway:</h1> <p><iframe src="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0p3FUcpmqDos3Ew-G29s9Wq_B7UrMkYpRmaMtFVs74PClOQ/viewform?embedded=true" frameborder="0" width="640" height="920" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" allowfullscreen="true" mozallowfullscreen="true" webkitallowfullscreen="true"></iframe></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/w9kUp28xMJo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 30, 2018
Apple holiday ad, iPhone sales fears, Apple TV dongles
3634
<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's 2018 holiday ad and how it was created, the four-day 'shopping event' that Apple is hyping this year, Siri's unfortunate Thanksgiving Day blunder, a new rumored Apple TV HDMI stick, iPhone XS and iPhone XR sales concerns and how Apple is responding, and more.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://amzn.to/2Ty9m74">Sponsored by ZUGU Case</a>:</strong><em> Check out ZUGU’s new Muse case for Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro and enter our 12.9-inch iPad Pro giveaway below.</em></p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.opsgenie.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=paidsocial&utm_campaign=Opsgenie_Brand_Podcast&utm_content=podcast">Sponsored by Atlassian’s OpsGenie</a>: </strong><em>Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control during incidents. Get a free company account for up to 5 team members, forever.</em></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/20/apple-share-your-gifts-ad/">Apple shares new Pixar-like animated ‘Share Your Gifts’ holiday ad</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/23/apple-black-friday-sale-now-live-us/">Apple Black Friday sale live in the US: Apple Store gift cards when buying iPhone, Mac, iPad and Apple Watch</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/21/apple-tv-chromecast-dongle/">Apple reportedly mulls Chromecast-like dongle to help spread adoption of upcoming TV show service</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/19/apple-cuts-orders-iphone-xs-xr/">Apple reportedly cuts production orders for iPhone XS and iPhone XR</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p> <h1>Giveaway:</h1> <p><iframe src="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0p3FUcpmqDos3Ew-G29s9Wq_B7UrMkYpRmaMtFVs74PClOQ/viewform?embedded=true" frameborder="0" width="640" height="920" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" allowfullscreen="true" mozallowfullscreen="true" webkitallowfullscreen="true"></iframe></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/9ZG_CkmE168" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 23, 2018
New MacBook Pro GPUs, Spotify for Apple Watch, iPad pros and cons
6870
<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new MacBook Pro GPU updates, the upcoming Blackmagic eGPU Pro, Apple's Mac SSD pricing, new Apple Watch bands, AirPower predictions, Spotify for Apple Watch, the first week with the new iPad Pro, and the state of Apple's apps — not just the OS — on the iPad.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://capterra.com/HappyHour">Sponsored by Capterra</a>: </strong><em>Visit <a href="http://capterra.com/HappyHour">Capterra.com/HappyHour</a> today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month.</em></p> <p><strong><a href="http://smilesoftware.com/podcast">Sponsored by PDFpen</a></strong><em>: the ultimate tool for editing PDFs on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.</em></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/14/you-can-now-order-the-15-inch-macbook-pro-with-radeon-pro-vega-discrete-graphics/">You can now order the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Radeon Pro Vega discrete graphics</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/13/apple-watch-nike-sport-band-colors/">Three new Apple Watch Nike Sport and Sport Loop band colors coming this week</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/14/apple-watch-red-sport-loop/">(PRODUCT)RED Sport Loop for Apple Watch debuts alongside recently introduced Hermès straps</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/13/spotify-apple-watch-2/">Spotify releases ‘first version’ of its Apple Watch app with limited features</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/ef64-SMi6_o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 16, 2018
2018 iPad Pro impressions, FaceTime and iPhone XR improvements, watchOS updates
6002
<p>This week Benjamin and Zac offer up early impressions on the 2018 iPad Pro, new Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard Folio, a few iPhone XR thoughts, changes coming in iOS and watchOS for FaceTime and more, a change to how Apple is reporting earnings, and much more.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2FaU8Sk"><strong>Sponsored by OPSO</strong></a>:<em> Check out the MFi certified Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable at a fraction of the price of other options.</em></p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.opsgenie.com">Sponsored by Atlassian’s OpsGenie</a>:</strong><em> Never miss a critical alert again with Opsgenie — sign up for a free account for up to five members with no credit card required.</em></p> <p><a href="https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/cx/17/10/jobs-dual-cta?src=re-pod&trk=happyhour&veh=happyhour#"><strong>Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <em>Go to <a href="https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/cx/17/10/jobs-dual-cta?src=re-pod&trk=happyhour&veh=happyhour#">LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR</a> and get a $50 credit toward your first job post!</em></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/08/2018-ipad-pro-upgrade/">2018 iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard Folio — a big leap from the first Pro</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/06/ipad-pro-macbook-air-mac-mini-video-reviews/">iPad Pro, Retina MacBook Air, and Mac mini video review roundup</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/31/facetime-live-photos-returns-in-ios-12-1-1-flip-camera-ui-improved/">FaceTime Live Photos returns in iOS 12.1.1, flip camera UI improved</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/07/walkie-talkie-control-centre/">watchOS 5.1.2 adds Control Center toggle for Walkie-Talkie availability</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/08/iphone-xr-expand-notifications-haptic-touch/">iOS 12.1.1 will let iPhone XR users expand notifications with Haptic Touch</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/o1KCenBj5ok" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 09, 2018
MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro event impressions
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's October 30th event and the new MacBook Air, Mac mini, iPad Pro, and much more.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.hypershop.com">Sponsored by Hyper</a>: </strong><i>Get 25% off the new HyperDrive USB-C Hubs for MacBook Pro.</i></p> <p><strong><a href="http://capterra.com/HappyHour">Sponsored by Capterra</a>: </strong><em>Visit <a href="http://capterra.com/HappyHour">Capterra.com/HappyHour</a> today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month.</em></p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.opsgenie.com">Sponsored by Atlassian's OpsGenie</a>:</strong><em> Never miss a critical alert again with Opsgenie.</em></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/30/ipad-pro-apple-pencil-macbook-imac-mac-mini-event/">Apple Event News Hub: iPad Pro, Macs, much more</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/Az7mmiAv3dc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 31, 2018
iPhone XR reviews, iPad mini 5 rumors, HomeKit speakers
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac talk iPhone XR reviews, the upcoming fix for 'beautygate', the newly rumored iPad mini 5 and AirPower expectations, the iPad Pro and Mac updates expected at next week's Apple event, the latest AirPlay 2 HomeKit speaker, Safari and Dark Mode on the web, and much more.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/18/iphone-xr-review-videos/">First iPhone XR reviews hit YouTube ahead of pre-orders</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/23/iphone-xr-reviews-the-best-of-iphone-xs/">iPhone XR reviews: the best of iPhone XS with a couple compromises, beats Max battery life</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/12/iphone-xr-apple-clear-case/">Apple will release its own clear case for iPhone XR</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/23/kuo-predicts-new-ipad-mini-5-airpower-launch-in-late-2018-or-early-2019-more/">Kuo predicts new iPad mini 5, AirPower launch in late 2018 or early 2019, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/24/apple-registers-three-new-desktop-macs-in-eurasian-database-ahead-of-october-30-event/">Apple registers three new desktop Macs in Eurasian database ahead of October 30 event</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/24/homekit-speaker-libratone-zipp/">HomeKit Weekly: Libratone Zipp retroactively brings AirPlay 2 to a Bluetooth & Wi-Fi speaker</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/24/safari-beta-dark-mode-theme-websites/">New Safari beta allows websites to adapt their theme to complement macOS Mojave in Dark Mode</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/32hC-6Cj8HM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 25, 2018
October event announced, iPhone XR pre-order, Photoshop for iPad
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the newly announced October Apple event, expectations for the new iPad Pro and Mac lineup, iPhone XR pre-orders and the Apple clear case, full Photoshop coming to iPad, Apple's subscription issues on the App Store, and much more.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://textexpander.com/podcast">Sponsored by TextExpander</a>: </strong><i>Visit <a href="https://textexpander.com/podcast">textexpander.com/podcast</a> and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year!</i></p> <p><a href="https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/cx/17/10/jobs-dual-cta?src=re-pod&trk=happyhour&veh=happyhour#"><strong>Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <em>Go to <a href="https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/cx/17/10/jobs-dual-cta?src=re-pod&trk=happyhour&veh=happyhour#">LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR</a> and get a $50 credit toward your first job post!</em></p> <p><strong><a href="http://capterra.com/HappyHour">Sponsored by Capterra</a>: </strong><em>Visit <a href="http://capterra.com/HappyHour">Capterra.com/HappyHour</a> today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month.</em></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/18/apple-october-event-ipad-pro-mac/">Apple announces iPad Pro and Mac event for October 30: ‘There’s more in the making’</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/12/iphone-xr-apple-clear-case/">Apple will release its own clear case for iPhone XR</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/15/first-look-adobe-max-creative-cloud-new-illustration-style/">First look: Adobe’s new illustration style comes alive in Creative Cloud</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/15/adobe-photoshop-cc-ipad-launching-2019/">Adobe announces full Photoshop CC for iPad shipping 2019, syncs with desktop</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/15/adobe-max-2018-premiere-rush-lightroom-migration-xd-voice-project-gemini/">Adobe MAX 2018: Premiere Rush CC released, Apple Photos to Lightroom migration, XD voice apps, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/15/phil-schiller-adobe-max-photoshop-ipad-ar/">Adobe MAX 2018: Phil Schiller discusses Photoshop for iPad, AR, collaboration with Adobe</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/15/hands-on-premiere-rush-cc-ios-mac/">Hands-on with Premiere Rush CC, Adobe’s new cross-device video editor</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/16/apple-keynote-to-adobe-xd-tips/">Adobe offers tips on switching from Keynote to XD for app prototyping</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/16/adobe-max-sneaks-2018/">Adobe previews automatic image parallax, simple font customization, more in development for Creative Cloud apps</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/15/app-store-subscription-shady-tactics/">Report explores the ‘sneaky subscription’ tactics that are plaguing the iOS App Store</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/18/apple-subscription-rejection-deceptive/">Apple appears to crack down on deceptive in-app subscriptions, pulling apps that ‘may mislead or confuse’</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/17/skydio-r1-autonomous-drone-gains-apple-watch-control-now-in-apple-stores/">Skydio R1 autonomous drone gains Apple Watch control, now in Apple Stores</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/15/nike-run-club-apple-watch-series-4/">Nike+ Run Club now optimized for Apple Watch Series 4</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/28/apple-watch-sleep-tracking/">Have an old Apple Watch? Here’s how to use it for sleep tracking</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/18/alexa-whisper-mode/">Alexa whisper mode rolling out to Echo starting today, here’s how to enable it</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/mlJ0BaFhfVY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 19, 2018
Latest OS updates, the new smart ‘speakers’, and troubles in China
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss a range of topics including Apple Watch and DST challenges, new Apple Watch Series 4 improvements, iOS 12.0.1 fixes and iOS 12 adoption rate, new Apple Music and Apple Pay updates, the latest round of smart 'speakers' from Facebook, Google, and Amazon, the mysterious China security story and an interesting fraud scheme, Apple's original content strategy, new iPad Pro rumors, and more.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/28/rewards-win-iphone-xs-max-zendure-deal/">Sponsored by Zendure</a>: Enter to win our iPhone XS Max giveaway!</strong></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/07/apple-watch-series-4-crash-loop-bug/">Some Apple Watch Series 4 models repeatedly crashing and rebooting due to daylight saving time bug</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/09/ios-12-1-beta-3/">Third iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS 12.1 developer betas now available</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/08/ios-12-0-1-iphone-xs-charging-ipad-key-position/">Apple releasing iOS 12.0.1 with iPhone XS charging and iPad ‘.?123’ key position fix today</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/06/ios-12-now-installed-on-50-of-devices-outpacing-ios-11/">iOS 12 now installed on 50% of active devices, outpacing iOS 11 adoption</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/11/apple-ios-12-50-percent-iphone-ipad/">Apple officially says iOS 12 is now in use on 50% of all iPhones and iPads</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/11/genius-apple-music/">Apple Music now incorporates lyrics from Genius, Genius adds embedded Apple Music player</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/11/apple-pay-is-now-accepted-at-cvs-pharmacy/">Apple Pay is now accepted at CVS Pharmacy, Discover adds support for its debit card</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/08/smart-speaker-portal-facebook-amazon-alexa/">Facebook enters the smart speaker race with Portal and Portal+, featuring video calls and Amazon Alexa</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/04/apple-spy-chips-china-bloomberg/">Apple strongly refutes report that it found Chinese ‘spy’ chips in iCloud servers</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/04/apple-statement-denies-bloomberg-report/">Apple continues denial of Chinese server spy infiltration with new statement</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/09/iphone-repair-fraud-china/">Report details Apple’s struggles to tackle iPhone repair fraud in China, which cost Apple billions of dollars a year</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/09/season-2-carpool-karaoke-tv-app/">Apple launching season 2 of Carpool Karaoke for free through the TV app starting October 12</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/10/apple-streaming-tv-service-details/">Apple to offer some of its original content for free via TV app on iOS & Apple TV, report says</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/10/2018-ipad-pro-details-face-id-display/">Exclusive: iPad Pro Face ID details, 4K HDR video over USB-C, AirPod-like Apple Pencil 2 pairing, more [Update: A12X processor]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/05/apple-watch-nike-series-4/">[Update: Apple Store stock and unboxing] Apple Watch Nike+ hits stores Friday with new face and reflective band</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/Shy_iyjRrvM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 12, 2018
Series 4 reviewed, iOS 12.1 changes, Marzipan apps
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the Apple Watch Series 4 review process and the latest thinking on the new model, a new student ID card feature in Wallet on iOS 12 and watchOS 5, new features coming in iOS 12.1, an issue with Dolby Atmos and HDMI-CEC on Apple TV 4K, and the state of Marzipan apps on macOS Mojave.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/28/rewards-win-iphone-xs-max-zendure-deal/">Sponsored by Zendure</a>: Enter to win our iPhone XS Max giveaway!</strong></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/03/apple-watch-series-4-review-2/">Review: Apple Watch Series 4 — beautiful design, invisible features</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/04/customizing-infograph-apple-watch-series-4/">Customizing the Infograph face on Apple Watch Series 4</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/04/apple-watch-series-4-digital-crown-evolution-review/">Apple Watch Series 4: A big leap for the Digital Crown</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/02/campus-id-cards-apple-wallet/">Three US universities now let students use iPhone and Apple Watch as their campus ID card</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/02/ios-12-1-beta-2-watchos-12-1-beta-2/">Second iOS 12.1 and watchOS 5.1 developer betas coming today [U]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/02/ios-12-1-new-emoji/">iOS 12.1 comes with 70 new emoji including red hair, lobster, softball, bagel, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/02/ios-12-iphone-emoji-updated/">With iOS 12.1, the phone emoji finally loses the home button to reflect modern iPhone design</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/dGNtTgjPD0I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 04, 2018
iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4, and macOS Mojave impressions
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac initial impressions with iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4, and macOS Mojave.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/18/giveaway-win-apples-iphone-xs-max-from-zendure-9to5mac/">Sponsored by Zendure</a>: Enter to win our iPhone XS Max giveaway!</strong></p> <p><a href="https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/cx/17/10/jobs-dual-cta?src=re-pod&trk=happyhour&veh=happyhour#"><strong>Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong><em>Go to <a href="https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/cx/17/10/jobs-dual-cta?src=re-pod&trk=happyhour&veh=happyhour#">LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR</a> and get a $50 credit toward your first job post!</em></strong></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p><em>Note: Original audio file had a few issues. Delete episode and re-download for corrected file.</em></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/22/top-20-iphone-xs-and-iphone-xs-max-features-video/">Top 20+ iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max features [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/24/iphone-xs-max-camera-versus-iphone-x/">iPhone XS camera is the major upgrade over iPhone X [Comparison]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/25/iphone-xs-max-portrait-depth-control-hdr-review/">Capturing a miniature world with iPhone XS Max</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/25/iphone-xs-depth-control-real-time-preview-portrait-mode/">Hands-on with iPhone XS real-time preview of Depth Control in Portrait mode</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/25/ios-12-1-beta-1-changes-features-video/">Hands-on: iOS 12.1 beta 1 changes and features [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/21/siri-waveform-apple-watch-series-4/">Siri waveform animation on Apple Watch Series 4 responds dynamically to the sound of your voice</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/24/macos-mojave-release/">macOS Mojave now available with Dark Mode, News and Home apps, much more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/24/macos-mojave-top-features-changes-video/">macOS Mojave: Hands-on with 20+ new changes and features [Video]</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/Ar_d3UCMcJc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 27, 2018
HomePod gets smarter, best iOS 12 features, iPhone XS anticipation
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iPhone and Apple Watch orders, early reviews for the new products, the giant HomePod update that adds a few essential features, the best features of newly released iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, and all the hardware secrets contained in iOS 12.1 beta.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://smilesoftware.com/podcast">Sponsored by PDFpen</a>: the ultimate tool for editing PDFs on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/18/giveaway-win-apples-iphone-xs-max-from-zendure-9to5mac/">Sponsored by Zendure</a>: enter to win our iPhone XS Max giveaway!</strong></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/18/iphone-xs-review-roundup/">iPhone XS/Max review roundup: iPhone X owners, don’t bother; everyone else, wait for the XR</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/19/apple-watch-series-4-review-roundup-this-is-the-one-weve-been-waiting-for/">Apple Watch Series 4 review roundup: This is the one we’ve been waiting for</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/17/homepod-timers-find-iphone-calling-more/">HomePod update adds multiple timers, Find My iPhone, making and receiving phone calls, and more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/17/ios-12-features-2/">iOS 12 is now available with performance boosts, Screen Time, smarter notifications, much more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/17/watchos-5-features/">watchOS 5 for Apple Watch now available with Podcasts and Walkie-Talkie apps, much more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/17/tvos-12-features/">tvOS 12 now available for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K, brings Dolby Atmos audio, screensaver updates, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/18/apple-releases-first-ios-12-1-watchos-5-1-and-tvos-12-1-developer-betas/">Apple releases first iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS 12.1 developer betas [U]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/18/ios-12-1-new-ipads-coming-this-year/">iOS 12.1 references ‘iPad2018Fall’, all but confirming new iPad Pro debut next month</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/18/icloud-sync-for-memoji-ahead-of-new-ipads/">iOS 12.1 suggests iCloud syncing for Memoji coming soon</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/gyN2ODde15c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 20, 2018
Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone Xs, and iPhone XR event impressions
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac share their thoughts on the Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR event. Plus there's positive HomePod news!</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://ude.my/happyhour">Sponsored by Udemy</a>: </strong><em>Visit <a href="http://ude.my/happyhour" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ude.my/happyhour</a> and use coupon code HAPPYHOUR to get 90% off life-changing classes!</em></p> <p><strong><a href="https://molekule.com">Sponsored by Molekule</a> </strong>—<em> the only air purifier that actually destroys pollutants.</em></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/12/iphone-apple-watch-event-news-hub/">Apple Event News Hub: iPhone Xs, Xr, Xs Max + Apple Watch Series 4, much more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/12/2018-iphone-names-2/">Apple website leak confirms all three 2018 iPhone names; 512GB storage option</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/12/apple-watch-40mm-44mm/">Apple sitemap leak reveals new 40mm and 44mm Apple Watch Series 4 sizes, gold stainless steel case</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/12/6-1-inch-iphone-xr-will-be-available-in-black-white-red-yellow-coral-and-blue-colors/">6.1-inch iPhone is called ‘iPhone Xr’ — will be available in black, white, red, yellow, coral and blue colors</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/12/2018-ipad-pro-october-event/">Sitemap leak suggests Apple won’t announce new iPad Pro models today</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/12/iphone-se-6s-fate-uncertain/">iPhone SE and iPhone 6s may be discontinued following iPhone Xs event</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/12/apple-watch-series-4-announced-release-price/">Apple officially announces Apple Watch Series 4 with larger display, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/12/iphone-xs-and-iphone-xs-max-announced-gold-finish-two-sizes-more/">iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max announced: gold finish, two sizes, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/12/apple-face-id-faster-iphone-xs/">iPhone Xs & iPhone Xs Max feature faster Face ID support, Apple claims</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/12/apple-announces-6-1-inch-iphone-xr-in-several-colorful-finishes/">Apple announces 6.1-inch iPhone XR in several colorful finishes, new A12 Bionic chip and faster Face ID</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/12/homepod-update/">HomePod will gain support for multiple timers, phone calls, iPhone pinging, more in new update</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/12/airpower-mentioned-airpods-product-page/">AirPower may not make 2018 deadline, AirPods product page suggests</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/12/edition-no-more-modern-buckle-once-again/">Apple Watch lineup drops ceramic Edition models, Modern Buckle returns, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.relay.fm/mpu/447">Mac Power Users #447: Workflows with Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/I6HNsHxRSnY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 13, 2018
Apple Watch Series 4 & iPhone Xs leak ahead of event
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac's exclusive Apple Watch Series 4 and iPhone Xs leaks, iPad Pro redesign rumors, event predictions, and more.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><a href="https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/cx/17/10/jobs-dual-cta?src=re-pod&trk=happyhour&veh=happyhour#"><strong>Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <em>Go to <a href="https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/cx/17/10/jobs-dual-cta?src=re-pod&trk=happyhour&veh=happyhour#">LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR</a> and get a $50 credit toward your first job post!</em></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/30/exclusive-apple-watch-series-4/">Exclusive: Apple Watch Series 4 revealed — massive display, dense watch face, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/05/apple-watch-series-4-resolution-likely-384x480-apps-capable-of-showing-much-more-content/">Apple Watch Series 4 resolution likely 384×480, apps capable of showing much more content</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/30/2018-iphone-xs-design-larger-version-gold-exclusive/">Exclusive: This is ‘iPhone XS’ — design, larger version, and gold colors confirmed</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/05/iphone-xs-max-name/">‘iPhone Xs Max’ likely name for 6.5-inch OLED flagship, sources say</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/03/ipad-pro-thin-bezel-renders/">Renders show new thin-bezel iPad Pro based on purported design: flat sides, iPhone-style antenna lines</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/04/creative-selection-book-available-now-the-creation-of-the-iphone-keyboard-apples-design-process-and-demoing-to-steve-jobs/">‘Creative Selection’ book available now: the creation of the iPhone keyboard, Apple’s design process, and demoing to Steve Jobs</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/WwK3MiIUzUc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 06, 2018
AirPlay 2 on AirPort Express, 2018 iPhone names and resolutions
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac talk AirPlay 2 coming to the AirPort Express, Bloomberg's report on iPhone naming and features, Ming-Chi Kuo's prediction that at least one iPhone will be delayed and no Pencil support, that rumor about 3D Touch going away, and a quick look at HomeKit shades.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://textexpander.com/podcast">Sponsored by TextExpander</a>: </strong><i>Visit <a href="https://textexpander.com/podcast">textexpander.com/podcast</a> and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year!</i></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/28/airport-express-airplay-2-homekit/">AirPort Express firmware update adds AirPlay 2 and Home app support</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/29/sonos-amp-announcement-airplay-2/">Sonos unveils upgraded Amp with AirPlay 2, Sonance partnership for in-wall and outdoor speakers, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/27/iphone-speed-camera-2018/">Bloomberg: New OLED iPhones to feature speed and camera improvements, Apple may not use ‘Plus’ label for 6.5-inch model</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/27/kuo-6-1-inch-iphone-shipping-later-no-apple-pencil-support-this-year/">Kuo: 6.1-inch iPhone shipping later, no Apple Pencil support this year</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/27/airpods-wireless-charging-airpower-iphone-lcd-late/">Barclays: AirPods wireless charging case arriving next month alongside AirPower, 6.1-inch iPhone landing late</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/04/apple-future-curved-iphone-hover-screen/">Bloomberg: Apple considering future iPhone models with ‘hover’ gestures and curved screens</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/29/homekit-weekly-serena-motorized-shades-lutron/">HomeKit Weekly: Controlling smart shades with Siri, automation, and the Home app</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/RK2Cj8cXg1E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 30, 2018
MacBook rumors, Mac mini expectations, Apple Watch Series 4 lineup
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest Digitimes report on MacBook, AirPower, and iPad rumors, Bloomberg's report on the MacBook Air replacement and rumored Mac mini update, our expectations for the Apple Watch Series 4 lineup, the end of Back to My Mac, and a lead change for Apple TV.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.hypershop.com">Sponsored by Hyper</a>: </strong><i>Visit<a href="http://bit.ly/2OzqQNU" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> hypershop.com</a> and use coupon code 9to5macbook to get 10% off site-wide, and enter our <a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/03/hyper-macbook-pro-giveaway/">2018 MacBook Pro giveaway</a>!</i></p> <p><strong><a href="http://ude.my/happyhour">Sponsored by Udemy</a>: </strong><em>Visit <a href="http://ude.my/happyhour" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ude.my/happyhour</a> and use coupon code HAPPYHOUR to get 90% off life-changing classes!</em></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/17/digitimes-1200-13-inch-entry-level-macbook-in-september-160-airpower-no-new-ipad-mini/">Digitimes: $1200 13-inch ‘entry-level’ MacBook in September, $160 AirPower, no new iPad mini</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/20/bloomberg-mac-mini-update-details/">Bloomberg: Mac mini update this year will target pro users, likely more expensive</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/20/apple-watch-series-4-six-eurasian/">Apple registers six new Apple Watch models in Eurasian database ahead of announcement next month</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/21/back-to-my-mac-macos-mojave/">macOS Mojave drops Back to My Mac iCloud feature, Apple Remote Desktop recommended</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/21/apple-tv-design-jen-false-apple-caffeine/">Apple TV exec Jen Folse exits Apple for Caffeine social broadcasting startup</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/AZJTTFUtyh4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 23, 2018
Group FaceTime delay, Twitter API damage, 2018 iPhone rumors
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Group FaceTime's delay, Twitter's destructive API change, new details about AirPower, iPhone rumors including Apple Pencil support, Apple Car development, and much more.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.hypershop.com">Sponsored by Hyper</a>: </strong><i>Visit<a href="http://bit.ly/2OzqQNU" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> hypershop.com</a> and use coupon code 9to5macbook to get 10% off site-wide, and enter our <a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/03/hyper-macbook-pro-giveaway/">2018 MacBook Pro giveaway</a>!</i></p> <p><a style="font-weight: bold" href="https://molekule.com">Sponsored by Molekule</a> —<em> the only air purifier that actually destroys pollutants.</em></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/13/group-facetime-delay/">iOS 12 and macOS Mojave won’t ship with Group FaceTime at launch</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/10/samsung-awkwardly-pits-note-9-against-iphone-x-performance-in-new-ingenius-ads/">Samsung awkwardly pits Note 9 against iPhone X performance in new ‘Ingenius’ ads</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/13/ios-12-beta-7/">iOS 12 developer beta 7 for iPhone and iPad coming today [U: Now available … and pulled]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/13/ios-12-beta-7-ota-pulled/">Apple pulls iOS 12 beta 7 OTA update amid reports of sluggish performance [U: ISPW files too]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/15/ios-12-beta-8/">iOS 12 developer beta 8 for iPhone and iPad expected today after beta 7 pulled [U: Now available]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/15/tweetbot-twitter-api-change/">Tweetbot loses streaming, activity/stats tab, and Apple Watch app over Twitter API change</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/13/reprot-airpower-september-launch-price/">Insiders believe AirPower launching in September, priced around $150</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/14/2018-iphone-specs/">2018 OLED iPhones to support Apple Pencil, with 512GB top tier – Trendforce</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/09/doug-field-returns-to-apple/">After stint at Tesla, Doug Field returns to Apple to work on Project Titan w/ Bob Mansfield</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/14/kuo-ar-glasses-2020-apple-car-3-5-years/">Kuo: AR glasses coming in 2020, Apple Car launch 3-5 years later</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/10/tvos-12-beta-dolby-atmos-itunes-movies/">tvOS 12 beta now includes Dolby Atmos support for iTunes Movies on Apple TV</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/15/homekit-weekly-control-cooling-fans-ac/">HomeKit Weekly: Four ways to control cooling with fans and air conditioners</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/13/apple-watch-running-cadence-pace-alerts-watchos-5/">Using Apple Watch running cadence and pace alerts in watchOS 5</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/GePiTzYqngo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 16, 2018
MacBook Pro experience, Friends Mix, 'Creative Selection' excerpt
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss using the Keyboard Service Program for MacBook, experience with the 2018 MacBook Pro including True Tone and "Hey Siri" features, Apple Music's new Friends Mix playlist, 9to5Mac's exclusive excerpt from the upcoming 'Creative Selection' book, Competitions and Pace Alerts on watchOS 5, features Apple's Activity needs to borrow from Nike Run Club, and more.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.hypershop.com">Sponsored by Hyper</a>: </strong><i>Visit<a href="http://bit.ly/2OzqQNU" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> hypershop.com</a> and use coupon code 9to5macbook to get 10% off site-wide, and enter our <a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/03/hyper-macbook-pro-giveaway/">2018 MacBook Pro giveaway</a>!</i></p> <p><a href="https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/cx/17/10/jobs-dual-cta?src=re-pod&trk=happyhour&veh=happyhour#"><strong>Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <em>Go to <a href="https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/cx/17/10/jobs-dual-cta?src=re-pod&trk=happyhour&veh=happyhour#">LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR</a> and get a $50 credit toward your first job post!</em></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/22/apple-macbook-pro-keyboard-sticky-repair-refund/">Apple finally acknowledges ‘sticky’ keyboard issues on MacBooks, offering free fix and refunds for past repairs</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/25/review-2018-macbook-pro-video/">Review: 2018 MacBook Pro – more than skin deep [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/07/apple-music-launches-new-weekly-friends-mix-in-for-you/">Apple Music launches new weekly ‘Friends Mix’ in For You</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/08/excerpt-iphone-software-keyboard-design/">Exclusive excerpt from upcoming book by ex-Apple engineer explores first iPhone software keyboard design process</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/04/apple-announces-watchos-5/">Apple announces watchOS 5: Podcasts, Activity Sharing challenges, automatic workout detection, Walkie-Talkie, more</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/dkYqa9MgZUU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 09, 2018
iPad Pro design leaks, upcoming HomePod features and AAPL earnings
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac talk about traveling and data caps on carrier plans, the resolution to Apple's MacBook Pro throttling issue (and possibly the keyboard problem), Macotakara's report on the upcoming iPad Pro losing its headphone jack, Face ID only working in portrait orientation, and moving its Smart Connector, a leaked CAD image that may back up that report, iGen's report on upcoming HomePod features including multiple timers and phone call features, Apple's latest earnings report, and more.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.hypershop.com">Sponsored by Hyper</a>: </strong><i>Visit<a href="http://bit.ly/2OzqQNU" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> hypershop.com</a> and use coupon code 9to5macbook to get 10% off site-wide, and enter our 2018 MacBook Pro giveaway <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2018/08/02/9to5mac-happy-hour-184">below</a>!</i></p> <p><strong><a href="http://ude.my/happyhour">Sponsored by Udemy</a>: </strong><em>Visit <a href="http://ude.my/happyhour" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ude.my/happyhour</a> and use coupon code HAPPYHOUR to get 90% off life-changing classes!</em></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/24/apple-releases-2018-macbook-pro-update-to-fix-cpu-throttling-thermal-management-bug/">Apple releases 2018 MacBook Pro update to fix CPU throttling/thermal management bug</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/27/2018-ipad-pro-headphone-jack-more/">New iPad Pro said to drop 3.5mm jack, move Smart Connector to bottom to accommodate vertical-only Face ID</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/30/2018-ipad-pro-smart-connector/">Purported 2018 iPad Pro CAD shows new location of Smart Connector</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/22/homepod-private-beta-multiple-timers/">HomePod OS 12 private beta reportedly includes Siri multiple timers, make and answer phone calls, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/30/homepod-phone-call-support/">iOS 12 beta 5 confirms HomePod will add support for making phone calls</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/31/apple-earnings-fy18-q3/">Apple announces Q3 2018 revenue of $53.3b: 41.3m iPhones, 11.5m iPads, 3.7m Macs</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p> <p><iframe src="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFk9zTya-7As8A5G1ZY8JBZjX1ClsOid_0FsE983XDRWfFXg/viewform?embedded=true" frameborder="0" width="700" height="1000" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" allowfullscreen="true" mozallowfullscreen="true" webkitallowfullscreen="true"></iframe></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/gDvWfXAPXNo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 02, 2018
UK HomeKit, Face ID iPad, Photos in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the state of HomeKit in the UK and some useful ways to use automation, iPad rumors and guesses about rounded corners and the Home indicator, Photos in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, photo sharing changes and questionable sharing suggestions, Apple's photo print products going away, and more.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/02/review-lightwave-light-switch-the-best-uk-homekit-solution-for-smart-lighting/">Review: Lightwave Light Switch, the best UK HomeKit solution for smart lighting</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/11/11-inch-ipad-pro-apple-watch-series-4-concept/">Gallery: Visualizing an 11-inch iPad Pro and bezel-free Apple Watch Series 4</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/bzamayo/status/984939839924686849">Benjamin’s mockup of an iPad with home indicator</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/12/photo-print-products-discontinued/">Apple discontinues its own photo printing service, recommends third-party Photos Projects apps instead</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2013/09/10/apple-confirms-cards-app-for-ios-is-discontinued-recommends-iphoto/">Apple confirms Cards app for iOS is discontinued, recommends iPhoto</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/VV8cmzIImD8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 26, 2018
2018 MacBook Pro upgrade, thermal throttling concerns, macOS Mojave and watchOS 5 changes
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the newly announced 2018 MacBook Pro hardware upgrades, higher RAM and SSD storage upgrades, Apple's T2 chip in the iMac Pro and MacBook Pro, Hey Siri and True Tone, iFixit's keyboard discovery, the 6-core i9 thermal throttling issue, the state of HomeKit doorbell cameras, and the latest changes in iOS 12, watchOS 5, and macOS Mojave betas.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://ude.my/happyhour">Sponsored by Udemy</a>: </strong><em>Visit <a href="http://ude.my/happyhour" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ude.my/happyhour</a> and use coupon code HAPPYHOUR to get 90% off life-changing classes!</em></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/12/apple-macbook-pro-with-touch-bar-updated-with-max-32-gb-ram-improved-third-generation-keyboard-true-tone-and-new-intel-chips/">Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar updated with max 32 GB RAM, ‘improved’ third-generation keyboard, True Tone, and new Intel chips</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/13/ifixit-macbook-pro-keyboard-protection/">iFixit finds new MacBook Pro keyboard has ‘thin, silicone barrier’ under each key</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/16/2018-macbook-pro-teardown/">Full 2018 MacBook Pro teardown shows off bigger battery, new T2 chip, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/17/2018-macbook-pro-cpu-throttling/">Video raises concerns about excessive thermal throttling on 2018 MacBook Pro w/ Intel Core i9</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/18/how-macbook-pro-throttles-with-final-cut-pro-x/">Here’s how Apple’s new MacBook Pro throttles with Final Cut Pro X exports [U]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/18/homekit-doorbell-removed/">Apple removes entire doorbell category from HomeKit accessory list</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/17/ios-12-beta-4/">iOS 12 developer beta 4 for iPhone and iPad now available</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/16/macos-mojave-beta-4/">macOS Mojave developer beta 4 for Mac now available, includes second Dynamic Desktop wallpaper</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/trZSz_mXUx0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 19, 2018
Siri's new boss, 11-inch iPad Pro, bezel-free Apple Watch rumors
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<p>Benjamin and Zac talk 3D Touch, AirPlay and Apple TV, iTunes 12.8 and Sonos gaining AirPlay 2, John Giannandrea's new Chief of ML and AI job, Siri changing bosses again, using Shortcuts on iOS 12, and Ming-Chi Kuo's big report on new Macs, iPads, and Apple Watches — which was recorded hours before Apple released new MacBook Pros.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://ude.my/happyhour">Sponsored by Udemy</a>: </strong><em>Visit <a href="http://ude.my/happyhour" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ude.my/happyhour</a> and use coupon code HAPPYHOUR to get 90% off life-changing classes!</em></p> <p><a href="https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/cx/17/10/jobs-dual-cta?src=re-pod&trk=happyhour&veh=happyhour#"><strong>Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <em>Go to <a href="https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/cx/17/10/jobs-dual-cta?src=re-pod&trk=happyhour&veh=happyhour#">LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR</a> and get a $50 credit toward your first job post!</em></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://instagram.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/09/apple-releases-macos-high-sierra-10-13-6-highlights-airplay-2-for-itunes/">Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, iTunes gains AirPlay 2</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/11/sonos-airplay-2-update/">Sonos speakers now work with AirPlay 2, control Apple Music with Siri</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/10/apple-groups-siri-and-machine-learning-teams/">Apple groups Siri and Machine Learning teams, ex-Google hire Giannandrea named Chief of ML and AI</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/01/apple-leadership-change/">Apple’s new Greater China and People VPs join Leadership ranks, Federighi takes over Siri</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/11/kuo-iphone-ipad-mac-apple-watch-rumors/">Kuo: Apple planning 11″ iPad Pro, Mac mini update, 1.57″ & 1.78″ Apple Watch, AirPower for fall</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/11/11-inch-ipad-pro-apple-watch-series-4-concept/">Gallery: Visualizing an 11-inch iPad Pro and bezel-free Apple Watch Series 4</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/12/apple-macbook-pro-with-touch-bar-updated-with-max-32-gb-ram-improved-third-generation-keyboard-true-tone-and-new-intel-chips/">Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar updated with max 32 GB RAM, ‘improved’ third-generation keyboard, True Tone, and new Intel chips</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/hpwWyFZdq3Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 12, 2018
Colorful iPhone rumors, A12 chip leaks, Apple Watch Raise to Speak Siri
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the five iPhone colors leak, new iPad and Mac rumors, new Geekbench results for unreleased chips, using Apple Watch Raise To Speak Siri on watchOS 5, Apple's plan to rebuild its mapping data in Apple Maps, and Shortcuts making a sneak peek for iOS 12 beta.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/05/kuo-2018-iphone-new-colors/">Kuo: New 2018 iPhone models to come in gold, grey, white, blue, red and orange colors</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/05/apple-new-ipads-mac-registered/">Apple registers five new iPads and Macs in Eurasian database</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/03/geekbench-new-macbook-pro-2018/">Geekbench benchmark hints at new MacBook Pro with 28W Intel CPU on the way</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/02/geekbench-scores-iphone-11-2/">Possible A12 Geekbench score suggests next-gen iPhone X upgraded with 4GB RAM, 10% speed boost</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/02/raise-to-speak-siri-watchos-5-apple-watch/">watchOS 5 beta now includes ‘Raise To Speak’ Siri on Apple Watch without ‘Hey Siri’</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/29/apple-maps-2/">Apple rebuilding Maps in massive overhaul, first results appearing in next iOS 12 beta</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/05/ios-12-shortcuts-app-beta/">Apple opens iOS 12 Shortcuts app testing to developers over TestFlight</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/xkJYlEkVAc0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 06, 2018
iOS 12 public beta, AirPlay 2 speakers, and MacBook keyboard repair program
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the risks and benefits of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave public betas, 9to5Mac's Sonos Beam smart soundbar review, AirPlay 2 speakers, Apple's surprise MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboard repair program, rumors about new AirPods and over-ear headphones from Apple, a possible explanation for AirPower not launching yet, Ming-Chi Kuo's latest predictions, and the end of the Apple Watch Modern Buckle.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/25/ios-12-public-beta/">Apple releases first iOS 12 public beta for iPhone and iPad</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/25/how-to-install-ios-12-public-beta-iphone-ipad-ipod-touch/">How to install the iOS 12 public beta on your eligible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/25/tvos-12-public-beta-1/">First tvOS 12 public beta for Apple TV now available</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/26/first-macos-mojave-10-14-public-beta-now-available-for-mac-users/">First macOS Mojave 10.14 public beta now available for Mac users</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/19/walkie-talkie-apple-watch-watchos-5-beta-2-video/">Hands-on: Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch with watchOS 5 beta 2 [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/27/sonos-beam-soundbar-review/">Review: Sonos Beam is the perfect smart soundbar for bedrooms and apartments</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/22/apple-macbook-pro-keyboard-sticky-repair-refund/">Apple finally acknowledges ‘sticky’ keyboard issues on MacBooks, offering free fix and refunds for past repairs</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/25/airpods-homepod-over-ear-phones-2019/">Bloomberg: Premium AirPods, next-gen HomePod and new over-ear Apple headphones coming in 2019</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/21/bloomberg-airpower-delays/">Bloomberg: Apple aims to launch AirPower mat by September, runs a ‘stripped down’ version of iOS</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/26/iphone-6-1-inch-launch-price/">Kuo details ‘notch’ LCD and 2019 iPhone expectations; Face ID iPad Pros, redesigned Apple Watch, cheaper MacBook Air coming</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/22/apple-discontinues-modern-buckle-apple-watch-band/">Apple quietly discontinues Modern Buckle band, first of the original Apple Watch styles to disappear</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p> <p><a href="http://bit.ly/2yBbcO6"><img title="9to5Mac Happy Hour 179: iOS 12 public beta, AirPlay 2 speakers, and MacBook keyboard repair program" class="aligncenter wp-image-539719" src="https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/06/9to5mac-zerolemon-ismartpower-relacement-battery-for-iphone.jpg?quality=82&strip=all" alt="" width="750" height="150" /></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/owh_k5k-Lsw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 28, 2018
iOS 12 beta 2 changes, Walkie-Talkie for Apple Watch, Oprah and Apple’s TV plans
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac iOS 12 beta 2, MP3 chapter support in Apple's Podcasts app, AirPlay 2 potential for AirPort Express; watchOS 5 beta 2, Apple's new Walkie-Talkie app, aggressive watch face indicators, and the death of Time Travel; macOS Mojave beta 2 and dark mode Maps; tvOS 12 beta 2 and Dolby Atmos sound; and Apple's new TV deal with Oprah.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><a href="https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/cx/17/10/jobs-dual-cta?src=re-pod&trk=happyhour&veh=happyhour#"><strong>Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs</strong></a>: <em>Go to <a href="https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/cx/17/10/jobs-dual-cta?src=re-pod&trk=happyhour&veh=happyhour#">LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR</a> and get a $50 credit toward your first job post!</em></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/19/ios-12-beta-2/">iOS 12 developer beta 2 for iPhone and iPad now available</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/20/ios-12-beta-2-changes-features-iphone-ipad-video/">Hands-on: 50 iOS 12 beta 2 changes and features [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/19/watchos-5-beta-2/">watchOS 5 developer beta 2 for Apple Watch now available</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/19/walkie-talkie-apple-watch-watchos-5-beta-2-video/">Hands-on: Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch with watchOS 5 beta 2 [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/19/macos-mojave-beta-2/">macOS Mojave developer beta 2 for Mac now available</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/19/tvos-12-beta-2/">tvOS 12 developer beta 2 for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K now available</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/15/apple-strikes-multi-year-original-content-deal-with-oprah/">Apple strikes multi-year original content deal with Oprah</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/20/apple-working-with-sesame-workshop-kids-programming/">Apple teams up with Sesame Workshop on kids’ programming</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p> <p><a href="http://bit.ly/2JMtEol"><img title="9to5Mac Happy Hour 178: iOS 12 beta 2 changes, Walkie-Talkie for Apple Watch, Oprah and Apple’s TV plans" class="aligncenter wp-image-538817" src="https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/06/august-banner-750x150-9to5-campaign-v2.jpeg?quality=82&strip=all" alt="" width="750" height="150" /></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/zOZM1EzOVfc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 21, 2018
AirPlay 2 growing pains, using iOS 12’s Screen Time, USB-C iPhone rumors
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac catch up on the Sonos Beam soundbar announcement, AirPlay 2 support coming to Sonos in July, more HomePod stereo thoughts after a few weeks of use, how Apple TV speakers can be challenging with AirPlay 2, iOS 12's new Screen Time and Down Time features, potential scenarios where Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch might be practical, and USB-C iPhones and 'solid state' Apple Watch rumors.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><a href="https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/cx/17/10/jobs-dual-cta?src=re-pod&trk=happyhour&veh=happyhour#"><strong>Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs</strong></a>: <em>Go to <a href="https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/cx/17/10/jobs-dual-cta?src=re-pod&trk=happyhour&veh=happyhour#">LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR</a> and get a $50 credit toward your first job post!</em></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/06/sonos-introduces-beam-sound-bar-with-airplay-2-siri-and-alexa-control/">Sonos introduces ‘Beam’ sound bar with AirPlay 2, Siri and Alexa control</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/06/sonos-airplay-2-support-siri-control-july/">Sonos announces AirPlay 2 support, Siri control coming in July</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/08/wwdc-2018-apple-music-playlist-rings-challenge/">WWDC 2018 Apple Music playlist released as attendees earn ‘Close Your Rings’ pins</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/12/watchos-5-activity-competition-automatic-workout-detection-siri-heart-data/">watchOS 5: Competitions, Workout detection and Siri face heart data push fitness tracking</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/11/watchos-5-beta-reissued/">Apple reissues watchOS 5 beta 1 to developers after pulling last week’s build</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/11/watchos-5-beta-reissued/">Apple reissues watchOS 5 beta 1 to developers after pulling last week’s build</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/08/apple-watch-solid-state-buttons/">Apple Watch to adopt solid state Side button and Digital Crown with Haptic Feedback</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/KbMEMBOwVzI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 14, 2018
WWDC 2018: iOS 12, macOS Mojave, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac talk WWDC 2018 including iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS, and macOS Mojave.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://bit.ly/2J7tjQG" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sponsored by Setapp</a></strong>: <em>Get the company’s subscription Mac app service with 119 apps worth $3400 for just <a href="http://bit.ly/2J7tjQG" target="_blank" rel="noopener">$9.99/month (7-day Free Trial).</a></em></p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.simplecontacts.com/happyhour" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sponsored by Simple Contacts</a></strong>: <em>Get $30 off your contacts at simplecontacts.com/happyhour or enter code HAPPYHOUR at checkout.</em></p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/03/wwdc-2018-news-hub/">WWDC 2018 — live coverage from San Jose</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/04/ios-12-unveil/">Apple unveils iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/04/apple-announces-watchos-5/">Apple announces watchOS 5: Podcasts, Activity Sharing challenges, automatic workout detection, Walkie-Talkie, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/04/apple-introduces-new-apple-watch-pride-band-available-today/">Apple announces tvOS 12 with immersive Dolby Atmos audio, iTunes content upgraded for free, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/04/apple-unveils-mac-10-14/">Apple unveils macOS 10.14 Mojave with dark mode, more</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p> <p><a href="http://bit.ly/2J7tjQG"><img title="9to5Mac Happy Hour 176: WWDC 2018: iOS 12, macOS Mojave, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12" class="aligncenter wp-image-535654" src="https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/05/native-banner_750x150.jpg?quality=82&strip=all" alt="" width="750" height="150" /></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/MscKwfpYnTI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 08, 2018
Apple Watch Pride, HomePod stereo & AirPlay 2, macOS 10.14 wish list
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac talk Apple Watch workout tracking, Apple's new privacy portal in the EU, Apple Watch's hidden Pride watch face, HomePod gaining calendar, stereo, and AirPlay 2 support, and macOS 10.14 wish list items.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/23/download-all-apple-id-icloud-data/">Apple launches new privacy portal, users can download a copy of everything Apple knows about them</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/29/heres-the-new-apple-watch-pride-face-that-will-become-available-next-monday/">Here’s the new Apple Watch Pride face that will become available Monday</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/29/ios-11-4-airplay-2-homepod-stereo-messages-icloud/">iOS 11.4 with AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud, HomePod stereo now available</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/29/ios-11-4-coming-today-homepod-gains-multiroom-audio-and-stereo-pairing-with-airplay-2/">iOS 11.4 coming today, HomePod gains multiroom audio and stereo pairing with AirPlay 2</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/29/ios-11-4-hands-on-homepods-airplay-2-multi-room-audio-stereo-pairing-and-calendar-support-video/">Hands-on: HomePod’s AirPlay 2 multi-room audio, stereo pairing, and Calendar support [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/29/apple-wwdc-app-update/">Apple’s WWDC app for iOS updated ahead of next week’s event, includes new stickers</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/30/apple-events-app-updated-wwdc-2018/">Apple Events app updated on Apple TV ahead of June 4 WWDC keynote live stream</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/C-oWvZ_irbQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 31, 2018
WWDC invites, Beats HomePod rumor, ‘audioOS’ wish list
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac talk WWDC press invites, misinterpreted Siri clues, a surprise Apple car update, a Beats-branded HomePod rumor, and HomePod features we want to see at WWDC 2018.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/22/wwdc-2018-keynote-date/">Apple invites press to WWDC 2018 keynote, iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 unveil expected</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/22/apple-confirms-it-will-live-stream-wwdc-keynote-on-june-4/">Apple confirms it will live stream WWDC keynote on June 4</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/21/siri-wwdc-hints-false/">PSA: Asking Siri about WWDC does not reveal a new HomePod or anything else</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/23/apple-volkswagen-shuttle-self-driving/">Report: After failed talks w/ Mercedes & BMW, Apple reaches self-driving car deal with Volkswagen</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/19/homepod-beats-branding-199/">Sketchy report says Apple planning $199 ‘HomePod’ with Beats branding</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/23/download-all-apple-id-icloud-data/">Apple launches new privacy portal, users can download a copy of everything Apple knows about them</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!h</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/JwjqaTHhEso" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 24, 2018
Twitter ruffles feathers, iPhone SE and fast charging rumors, iOS 12 wish list
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac sort through the latest mess Twitter is creating for third-party apps, the growing possibility that new iPhones will come with fast charging, farfetched iPhone SE rumors, and iOS 12 feature requests.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/15/tweetbot-3-for-mac-dark-mode/">Tweetbot 3 for Mac debuts with dark mode, expanded side bar, and more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/16/twitter-developer-api-change/">Twitter moves developer API change to August, third-party app future unclear</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/17/twitter-streaming/">Feature Request: Twitter’s apps need timeline streaming if they want ‘that feeling of electricity’</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/16/next-gen-usb-c-iphone-charger-leak/">Renders claim to show new 18W Apple USB-C charger, will be bundled with 2018 iPhones</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/10/iphone-se-2-notch-slim-bezels-rumor/">Case maker Olixar believes iPhone SE 2 will feature iPhone X-esque design with slim bezels and notch</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/-LT9bGut_dU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 18, 2018
HomePod calendar clue, I/O impressions, watchOS 5 wish list
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac welcome a clue that suggests HomePod will soon work with Calendar, new details about the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus and an iOS 12 Face ID rumor, quick impressions from Google I/O, Hodinkee's new Jony Ive interview on Apple Watch, and our watchOS 5 wish list.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/07/homepod-calendar-ios-11-4/">HomePod likely gaining Calendar support alongside iOS 11.4 release</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/07/iphone-x-plus-size-iphone-x-2-more/">iPhone X Plus said to be iPhone 8 Plus size, iOS 12 to bring horizontal Face ID support, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/08/google-i-o-2018-roundp-assistant-vs-siri/">Google I/O 2018: Assistant beats Siri to multiple actions & phone conversations, ‘Digital Wellbeing’, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/09/jony-ive-hodinkee-interview-apple-watch/">Jony Ive opens up about Apple Watch origin and the watch he ‘admires most’ in Hodinkee interview</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/04/watchos-5-wish-list/">watchOS 5 Wish List: Apple Watch Podcasts, open Siri face, rethought Control Center, more</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/VQmnARwBr2A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 10, 2018
AAPL earnings, state of AirPlay 2, tvOS 12 wish list
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss what Ming-Chi Kuo's retirement from KGI Securities could mean for future Apple rumors, Apple's latest earnings report and why iPhone revenue was up despite flat unit sales, the current state of AirPlay 2 and some impressive new features coming to iOS 11.4, and our wish list for tvOS 12 and Apple TV.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://bit.ly/2HfaOVn" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sponsored by DearMob</a></strong>: With our partner <em>DearMob</em>, we’re giving away Apple’s brand new 9.7-inch 2018 iPad and an Apple Pencil this month to one lucky winner. And for a limited time, 9to5 readers can get <b><a title="http://bit.ly/2HfaOVn" href="http://bit.ly/2HfaOVn" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DearMob iPhone Manager’s latest version for free</a>, </b>normally $59.95.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/30/prolific-apple-supply-chain-analyst-ming-chi-kuo-departs-kgi/">Prolific Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo departs KGI Securities, likely to focus on companies other than Apple</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/01/apple-earnings-fy18-q2/">Apple announces Q2 2018 revenue of $61.1b: 52.2m iPhones, 9.1m iPads, 4.07m Macs</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/03/hands-on-controlling-airplay-2-playback-on-apple-tv-from-siri-on-iphone-with-ios-11-4-beta/">Hands-on: Controlling AirPlay 2 playback on Apple TV from Siri on iPhone with iOS 11.4 beta</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/27/9to5rewards-win-apples-new-9-7-inch-ipad-apple-pencil-giveaway/">9to5Rewards: Win Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad + Apple Pencil [Giveaway]</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/pmUhEZVEUvo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 04, 2018
Apple officially kills AirPort routers, iPhone SE 2 rumors, macOS dark mode clues
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac break news that Apple has officially discontinued its AirPort router line, weigh new iPhone SE 2 rumors, and clues about dark mode finally coming to macOS.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://bit.ly/2Iduby9" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sponsored by FIBARO</a></strong>: We’ve teamed up with <em>FIBARO</em> to give away a HomeKit bundle to turn your house into a Siri-controlled smart home.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="http://9to5mac.com/2018/04/26/apple-airport-cancellation/">Apple officially discontinues AirPort router line, no plans for future hardware</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/24/amazon-alexa-for-iphone-x/">Amazon updates its Alexa companion app for iOS with iPhone X optimization</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/20/iphone-se-2-no-headphone-jack-may/">iPhone SE 2 could arrive next month, but without a headphone jack</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/20/webkit-testing-logs-reference-ios-12-running-on-an-iphone-5s-simulator/">WebKit testing logs reference iOS 12 running on an iPhone 5s simulator</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/20/macos-10-14-dark-mode/">WebKit code references suggest dark mode coming to macOS 10.14</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/9YiwXq0zUJM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 26, 2018
FCC leaks gold iPhone X as Apple doubles down on secrecy
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac talk about recent Amazon Alexa features and HomePod sales, Apple's leaked memo on stopping leaks, the FCC's gold iPhone X leak, and the potential for third-party Apple Watch faces.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://bit.ly/2Iduby9" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sponsored by FIBARO</a></strong>: We’ve teamed up with <em>FIBARO</em> to give away a HomeKit bundle to turn your house into a Siri-controlled smart home.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/09/amazon-alexa-follow-up-mode-homepod-dreams-about-this-feature/">Amazon’s Alexa gaining new ‘Follow-up Mode’, no longer requires trigger word after every request</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/05/amazon-echo-intercom-update/">Amazon adds long awaited intercom feature to its Alexa-enabled devices</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/11/homepod-report-early-struggles/">Bloomberg: Apple lowers HomePod forecasts & orders as early sales prove lackluster</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/13/apple-memo-on-leaks-leaks/">Apple ramping up effort to stop leaks with legal action, according to leaked memo</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/13/fcc-appears-to-leak-photos-of-gold-iphone-x/">FCC appears to leak photos of gold iPhone X</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/18/regulatory-filings-indicate-a-flurry-of-new-iphone-se-models-launching-soon/">Regulatory filings indicate a flurry of new iPhone (SE?) models launching soon</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/14/watchos-4-3-1-suggests-future-support-for-third-party-watch-faces/">watchOS 4.3.1 suggests future support for third party watch faces [U]</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/w5QHcrBhq3g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 18, 2018
Red iPhone 8, 2019 Mac Pro, macOS 64-bit app transition
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the wait for AirPower, the latest Mac Pro news, macOS High Sierra's 32-bit app warning, and watchOS 5 likely dropping old Apple Watch apps.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://bit.ly/2Iduby9" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sponsored by FIBARO</a></strong>: We’ve teamed up with <em>FIBARO</em> to give away a HomeKit bundle to turn your house into a Siri-controlled smart home.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/08/red-iphone-8-and-8-plus-release/">Report: Virgin Mobile employee memo claims (RED) iPhone 8 & 8 Plus launching tomorrow</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/09/apple-announces-special-edition-productred-iphone-8-and-8-plus-order-from-tomorrow/">Apple announces special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, order from tomorrow</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/09/product-red-iphone-8-ad/">Apple overhauls homepage for (PRODUCT)RED, including sleek new iPhone 8 ad</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/09/comment-airpower-features-price-release/">Comment: Managing expectations for AirPower release, price, and features</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/05/mac-pro-2019/">Apple planning modular Mac Pro release for 2019, new Pro Workflow Team providing feedback for professional needs</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/04/04/apple-upgrades-mac-pros-signals-radical-new-modular-mac-pros-next-year-with-apple-displays/">Apple upgrades Mac Pro, promises radical modular models and new displays after this year</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/10/watchos-4-3-1-hints-at-future-watchkit-app-incompatibility/">Apple Watch beta includes warning for old apps, suggests watchOS 5 will drop support</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/11/earth-day-activity-challenge-apple-watch/">Next Apple Watch Activity Challenge set for Earth Day, 30 minute workout will unlock eco-friendly animated sticker pack</a></li> </ul> <p><img title="9to5Mac Happy Hour 168: Red iPhone 8, 2019 Mac Pro, macOS 64-bit app transition" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-528325" src="https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/04/iphone-8-red.jpg?quality=82&strip=all" alt="" width="1000" height="500" /></p> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/i3QqWpg9hQ0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 12, 2018
Watch app graveyard, Apple poaches Google's AI chief, iOS 11.4 changes
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss early reception to the new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support, Instagram for Apple Watch's demise and why loads of watchOS apps are disappearing, Apple reportedly ramping up Siri hiring and poaching Google's AI chief, iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4 changes including the return of AirPlay 2, and Apple's futuristic iPhone 'hover' tech.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong>Sponsored by Setapp:</strong> <a id="yui_3_17_2_1_1522953206029_667" href="http://bit.ly/2GtroUv"><em id="yui_3_17_2_1_1522953206029_666"> Get 100+ high-quality Mac apps for thousands off retail with Setapp’s 50% off Education pricing.</em></a></p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/425267526&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul id="yui_3_17_2_1_1522953206029_695"> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/02/review-9-7-inch-329-ipad-2018-should-you-buy-it-video/">Review: 9.7-inch $329 iPad (2018) – Should you buy it? [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/02/instagram-apple-watch-dead/">Instagram for Apple Watch killed as Apple begins requiring native apps in updates</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/31/apple-hiring-for-siri-spike/">Report: Apple ramping up Siri improvement efforts as hiring hits new all-time high</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/03/apple-hires-google-ai-chief/">Apple bolsters AI team as it poaches Google’s search & artificial intelligence chief</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/02/ios-11-4-beta-1-whats-new-video/">What’s new in iOS 11.4 beta 1? Hands-on with new features and changes [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/04/airplay-2-airport-express/">AirPort Express showing up in iOS 11.4 Home app, suggests AirPlay 2 speaker support on the way</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/02/stereo-homepod-pairing-ios-11-4-beta/">Stereo HomePod reference makes its way back into iOS 11.4 beta [U]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/04/amazon-music-automation-echo-update/">Amazon adds music automation to Echo products as HomePod lags behind</a></li> <li id="yui_3_17_2_1_1522953206029_694"><a id="yui_3_17_2_1_1522953206029_693" href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/04/apple-future-curved-iphone-hover-screen/">Bloomberg: Apple considering future iPhone models with ‘hover’ gestures and curved screens</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p> <p><img class="aligncenter wp-image-526118 " title="9to5Mac Happy Hour 166: Apple&#039;s EDU iPad event, Apple Watch redesign rumors, iOS 11.3 release - 9to5Mac Happy Hour 167: Watch app graveyard, Apple poaches Google&#039;s AI chief, iOS 11.4 changes" src="https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/03/native-banner_750x150_free.jpg?quality=82&strip=all&strip=all" alt="" width="750" height="150" /></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/bSFBuC4ywhU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 05, 2018
9to5Mac Happy Hour 166: Apple’s EDU iPad event, Apple Watch redesign rumors, iOS 11.3 release
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac share thoughts on Apple's March education event where the new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support was unveiled, new Apple Watch Series 4 rumors that claim a new design is coming with more screen, and the launch of iOS 11.3, watchOS 4.3, and other software updates.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://bit.ly/2Iduby9" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sponsored by FIBARO</a></strong>: We’ve teamed up with <em>FIBARO</em> to give away a HomeKit bundle to turn your house into a Siri-controlled smart home.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/422409966&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/28/fibaro-apple-homekit-bundle-giveaway/">Win a HomeKit bundle from FIBARO & 9to5Mac [Giveaway]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/28/homekit-weekly-003/">HomeKit Weekly: Using Automation to put sensors to work</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/27/apple-event-live-blog/">Live Blog: 9to5Mac coverage from inside Apple’s education event</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/27/new-ipad/">Apple unveils new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support + A10 Fusion chip at education event</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/27/apple-announces-new-versions-of-iwork-with-apple-pencil-integration-built-in-book-authoring/">Apple announces new versions of iWork with Apple Pencil integration, built in book authoring</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/27/apple-announces-classkit-classwork-app/">Apple bringing Classroom to Mac, reveals new ClassKit framework coming in iOS 11.4 & Schoolwork app</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/27/new-spring-2018-apple-watch-bands-and-configurations-now-available/">New spring 2018 Apple Watch bands and configurations now available</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/27/new-apple-watch-larger-screen-series-4/">KGI: New Apple Watch models later this year with new design, ~15% bigger display</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/27/apple-launches-new-spring-inspired-leather-sleeve-and-smart-cover-colors-for-10-5-inch-ipad-pro/">Apple launches new spring-inspired Leather Sleeve and Smart Cover colors for 10.5-inch iPad Pro</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/27/space-gray-mac-accessories-now-sold-separately-from-imac-pro/">Space gray Mac accessories now sold separately from iMac Pro</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/27/logitech-announces-49-crayon-stylus-cheaper-alternative-to-apple-pencil/">Logitech announces $49 Crayon stylus, cheaper alternative to Apple Pencil</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/27/drawing-smart-annotations-tutorial-pages-iwork-video/">How to use the new drawing & Smart Annotation features in Pages on iPad [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/29/ios-11-3-release/">iOS 11.3 with new Animoji, iPhone throttling controls, much more coming today (U: Now available)</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/29/watchos-4-3/">watchOS 4.3 for Apple Watch coming today with iPhone Music control, smarter Siri watch face, more (U: Now available)</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/29/homepod-audioos-11-3/">Apple releasing first HomePod software update alongside iOS 11.3 today (U: Now available)</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/29/mac-os-10-13-4/">Apple releases macOS 10.13.4 update for High Sierra with iMac Pro wallpaper, enhanced eGPU support</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!<a href="http://bit.ly/2IajeO6"><img title="9to5Mac Happy Hour 166: Apple&#039;s EDU iPad event, Apple Watch redesign rumors, iOS 11.3 release" class="aligncenter wp-image-526118 " src="https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/03/native-banner_750x150_free.jpg?quality=82&strip=all" alt="" width="750" height="150" /></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/_hC4c5o-KdE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 30, 2018
microLED future, Apple ad ups and downs, March event predictions
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's plans for microLED displays in future Apple Watches and iPhones, the new iPhone X Face ID ad and lingering bugs in iOS, the behind-the-scenes video showing how the HomePod ad was created, 9to5Mac's new HomeKit Weekly series, new features recently added to Alexa, what we expect from Apple's education event next week, new Apple Watch bands that were announced, and the roll out of GymKit workout equipment.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong>Sponsored by CaseCo: </strong><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/06/win-apple-homepod-get-30-off-caseco-products/">Win an Apple HomePod + $500 gift cards from Caseco & 9to5Mac [Giveaway]</a> + Get 30% off <a href="http://bit.ly/2FWTrsw">Caseco cases & accessories</a> with promo code “9to5Mac30off” (Expires 3/31)</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/418296436&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/18/bloomberg-apple-secretly-building-its-own-microled-screens-for-future-devices-starting-with-apple-watch/">Bloomberg: Apple secretly building its own MicroLED screens for future devices, starting with Apple Watch</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/16/fun-unlock-iphone-x-ad-face-id/">Apple shares fun ‘Unlock’ iPhone X ad showcasing the convenience of Face ID</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/22/spike-jonze-homepod-ad-behind-the-scenes/">Making of Apple’s Spike Jonze-directed HomePod ad detailed in behind-the-scenes video</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/21/homekit-weekly-002/">HomeKit Weekly: Turning your old garage door into a Siri-controlled entrance</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/16/amazon-alexa-brief-mode-homepod-also-dreams-about-this-feature/">Amazon Alexa gains ‘Brief Mode’ with less verbose remarks after doing simple tasks</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/09/amazon-alexa-follow-up-mode-homepod-dreams-about-this-feature/">Amazon’s Alexa gaining new ‘Follow-up Mode’, no longer requires trigger word after every request</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/19/apple-education-event-roundup/">What we expect from Apple’s ‘field trip’ education event next week</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/22/apple-event-march-27-opinion/">Opinion: What I’d like to see Apple announce at the March 27 ‘education’ event</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/21/apple-announces-new-watch-bands-with-vibrant-colors-for-spring/">Apple announces new Watch bands with ‘vibrant colors for spring’</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/20/life-fitness-gymkit-rollout/">GymKit continues global expansion with new announcement from Life Fitness</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/20/technogym-gymkit-apple-watch/">Technogym claims first 5,000 GymKit-enabled cardio machines deployed for Apple Watch workouts</a></li> <li id="yui_3_17_2_1_1521814057877_14614"><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/22/where-to-buy-use-gymkit/">Where to use or buy GymKit workout equipment with Apple Watch</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/1xt_66OIFNc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 23, 2018
MacBook lineup predictions, Siri status report, Apple unveils two events
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest MacBook update rumors, The Information's report on Siri's history and why Apple has struggled to scale it, a surprise Apple education event announcement mid-episode, Apple's Texture acquisition and Eddy Cue's appearance at SXSW, and Apple unveiling dates for WWDC 2018.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong>Sponsored by CaseCo: </strong><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/06/win-apple-homepod-get-30-off-caseco-products/">Win an Apple HomePod + $500 gift cards from Caseco & 9to5Mac [Giveaway]</a> + Get 30% off <a href="http://bit.ly/2FWTrsw">Caseco cases & accessories</a> with promo code “9to5Mac30off” (Expires 3/31)</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/414694032&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul id="yui_3_17_2_1_1521221733483_3313"> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/12/new-lower-cost-13-inch-retina-macbook-reported-to-debut-in-june-ipad-refresh-coming/">New lower-cost 13-inch Retina MacBook reported to debut in June, iPad refresh coming</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/14/siri-team-didnt-learn-about-homepod-until-2015/">Report: Siri team didn’t learn about HomePod until 2015, after Amazon Echo debuted</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/16/apple-announces-creative-education-events-around-the-world-on-march-27/">Apple announces creative education event on March 27</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/12/apple-buying-digital-magazine-service-texture-likely-boosting-news-app-revenue/">Apple buying digital magazine service Texture, likely boost to subscription services revenue</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/12/live-blog-eddy-cue/">Eddy Cue talks Texture acquisition, great storytelling, and Rihanna in SXSW interview</a></li> <li id="yui_3_17_2_1_1521221733483_3312"><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/13/wwdc-2018-dates/">Apple opens WWDC 2018 registration: June 4-8 in San Jose</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/_YvmBVGsx40" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 16, 2018
9to5Mac Happy Hour 163: iTunes LP is dead, cheaper MacBook Air rumors, predicting Apple’s spring announcements
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss features previewed in iOS 11.3 that have been reverted, new CarPlay promotions with Apple Music, iTunes LP going away and what Apple Music Connect could be, and the latest spring hardware refresh rumors.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><strong>Sponsored by CaseCo: </strong><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/06/win-apple-homepod-get-30-off-caseco-products/">Win an Apple HomePod + $500 gift cards from Caseco & 9to5Mac [Giveaway]</a> + Get 30% off <a href="http://bit.ly/2FWTrsw">Caseco cases & accessories</a> with promo code “9to5Mac30off” (Expires 3/31)</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/410651385&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/07/lol-alexa/">Alexa spontaneously laughing at customers, Amazon hopes there’s a fix</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/02/amazon-aws-service-outage-us-east-1-region/">Amazon Web Services causing outages to the company’s Alexa service, among others</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/05/ios-11-3-beta-4-apple-cant-make-up-its-mind-with-ibooks/">iBooks to Apple Books? Latest iOS 11.3 beta reverts to former for now</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/06/new-carplay-cars-apple-music-trial/">Six month Apple Music trials to be bundled with some new CarPlay vehicles</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/06/itunes-lp-format-dead/">Apple reportedly killing iTunes LP format this month, but digital music sales are safe for now</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/05/homepod-apple-short-film/">Apple debuts new HomePod short film directed by Spike Jonze [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/07/lower-priced-macbook-homepod-new-ipad-pro/">Rumors: Cheaper HomePod and MacBook Air coming this year, Face ID iPad Pro slated for WWDC</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/03/more-affordable-13-inch-macbook-air/">KGI: Apple to release more affordable 13-inch MacBook Air in Q2, HomePod demand ‘mediocre’ so far</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/02/international-womens-day-activity-challenge/">Apple honoring International Women’s Day next week with new Watch Activity Challenge</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/GAUibSI3D7s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 08, 2018
162: AirPods 2, Apple’s Beats Studio3 competitor, iPhone X Plus rumors | 9to5Mac Happy Hour
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac unpack the latest rumors about second-generation AirPods adding 'Hey Siri' support, the status of Apple's special AirPower charging mat, new rumors about Apple making high end over ear headphones, fresh details about the so-called iPhone X Plus expected later this year, and much more.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/407185872&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/22/new-airpods-2-hey-siri-water-resistance/">New AirPods reportedly coming this year with ‘Hey Siri’ support, water resistant model in development</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/21/watchos-4-3-beta-3/">watchOS 4.3 beta 3 for Apple Watch developers now available</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/24/iphone-x-plus-leaked-images/">Leaked images claim to offer first look at ‘iPhone X Plus’ displays</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/24/apple-high-end-headphones/">KGI: Apple to release all new high-end over-ear headphones later this year</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/26/bloomberg-6-5-inch-iphone-resolution/">Bloomberg: 6.5-inch OLED iPhone may feature 1242 x 2688 resolution, gold option, dual SIM</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/26/samsung-apple-copy-denial/">Samsung mobile chief denies copying Apple, says he works on his ‘own roadmap’</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/27/iphone-battery-throttled-experience/">Hands-on with iOS 11.3 battery health features on a performance throttled iPhone</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/28/apple-watch-series-3-users-can-now-track-skiing-and-snowboarding-activity/">Apple Watch Series 3 users can now track skiing and snowboarding activity</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Beats-Studio3-Wireless-Headphones-Matte/dp/B075G56GZD/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?sr=1-1-spons&qid=1519933200&keywords=beats%2Bstudio%2B3%2Bwireless&psc=1&tag=n003f1-20&ie=UTF8&s=aht">Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Twelve-South-Fermata-Headphone-Charging/dp/B01LZER7Q8/ref=sr_1_1?sr=8-1&ie=UTF8&keywords=twelve%2Bsouth%2Bfermata&tag=n003f1-20&qid=1519933191">Twelve South Fermata Luxury Headphone Charging Stand</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/pm6FA1X1C7s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 01, 2018
161: Twitter for Mac abandoned, iOS 11’s Telugu fix, iPad refresh rumors | 9to5Mac Happy Hour
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the slow death of Twitter for Mac, Apple requiring app updates to support iPhone X, Nokia probably killing Withings and how HealthKit will be affected, the Telugu character bug in iOS 11, a small change in watchOS 4.3 beta, CarPool Karaoke returning for season 2, hints of new iPads coming soon, iOS 12 features rumored to be on the way, the current state of the not-yet-shipped AirPlay 2 feature, and HomePod's ring issue.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/403537368&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul id="yui_3_17_2_3_1519314276712_3348"> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/16/rip-twitter-for-mac/">Twitter puts deadline on Mac application, will drop support in 30 days</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/15/apple-require-new-apps-support-iphone-x/">Apple will require all new apps to natively support iPhone X display from April</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/19/apple-nokia-healthkit/">Opinion: Nokia hasn’t been healthy for Withings, Apple should consider HealthKit hardware</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/15/messages-crashes-ios-11/">Receiving an Indian character crashes Messages and other apps in iOS 11 [U: Mac & Watch too]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/15/telugu-fix-coming-soon-apple-platforms/">Apple confirms Telugu bug fix coming in next release of iOS, tvOS, watchOS, and macOS</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/21/watchos-4-3-beta-3/">watchOS 4.3 beta 3 for Apple Watch developers now available</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/15/carpool-karaoke-season-2/">Apple renews Carpool Karaoke spin-off for a second season</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/21/eurasian-filings-hint-at-two-new-ipad-models-coming-soon/">Eurasian filings hint at two new iPad models coming soon</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/12/apple-software-quality-focus/">New report explains the thinking behind Apple’s new focus on software quality</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/20/airplay-2-removed-11-3-beta/">AirPlay 2 removed from iOS and tvOS 11.3, suggests HomePod multi-room and stereo won’t arrive next month</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/14/homepod-wood-crop-circles/">Apple admits HomePod may leave white ring on wood surfaces, recommends using elsewhere</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/14/apple-homepod-ring-normal/">Apple responds to HomePod ‘ring’ issue, says not unusual for ‘vibration-dampening silicone’ to leave marks</a></li> <li id="yui_3_17_2_3_1519314276712_3347"><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/15/homepod-sonos-one-wood-marks/">Reviewer discovers Sonos One also marks certain wood finishes like Apple’s HomePod</a></li> </ul> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/pOVWNQzp1g4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 22, 2018
160: The HomePod Review | 9to5Mac Happy Hour
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac have a short chat about the new Apple HomePod. (Stay tuned for 9to5Mac's official review later next week. This episode was also recorded before stain-gate, so thoughts on that next episode.)</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/400242321&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> <li>...also Siri</li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/guides/homepod/">HomePod</a></li> </ul> <p><img title="160: The HomePod Review | 9to5Mac Happy Hour" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-520732" src="https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/02/apollozac_2018-feb-12.jpg?quality=82&strip=all" alt="" width="1000" height="667" /></p> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/R7NkGWuDAzw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 15, 2018
159: HomePod review roundup, iPhone battery health and watchOS 4.3 changes | 9to5Mac Happy Hour
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss welcome changes in watchOS 4.3 for Apple Watch, HomePod reviews before receiving ours, how Apple is resolving battery health issues with iOS 11.3, and much more.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/396422778&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Topics:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/25/watchos-4-3-beta-1/">watchOS 4.3 beta 1 for Apple Watch now available [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/07/watchos-4-3-beta-2/">watchOS 4.3 beta 2 for Apple Watch developers now available</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/14/feature-request-iphone-music-control-remote-apple-watch/">Feature Request: Restore iPhone music control from Apple Watch with Remote</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/06/homepod-review-roundup-not-so-smart-but-stunning-sound/">HomePod review roundup: not as smart as it could be, but stunning sound</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/06/audio-lab-apple-homepod/">Apple offers glimpse inside audio lab it used to test HomePod, iPhone and iPad speakers</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/06/ios-11-3-beta-2/">Apple releases iOS 11.3 beta 2 with battery health data</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/07/ios-11-3-public-beta-2/">Apple releases second iOS 11.3 public beta for iPhone and iPad</a></li> <li><a id="yui_3_17_2_3_1518116342960_4144" href="https://join.slack.com/t/homepodtalk/shared_invite/enQtMzEyMTc2OTY1MDYzLTM2ZjIxOTdmMmJmNTJiYzYwZDJiM2Q5MDljZTgyMTg4YTZkOTE4NjZkN2VmZTEzNjVlMjM4NTA0Yzk0YjIzNDE">HomePod Talk in Slack</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/guides/9to5mac-daily/">9to5Mac Daily</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5google.com/guides/9to5google-daily/">9to5Google Daily</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQ8Rk4HPF5LZ-a0My7wDlw">DroneDJ on YouTube</a></li> </ul> <h1>Sponsor:</h1> <p><strong>Monowear Apple Watch bands: </strong>Monowear gives you a band for every occassion. 9to5Mac Happy Hour listeners can save 15% off an entire order from Monowear at <a href="http://bit.ly/2DdQBgG">http://bit.ly/2DdQBgG</a> with coupon code ‘9to5mac’ at checkout.</p> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/O_v2XNuo7Ok" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 08, 2018
158: iPhone SE 2 pessimism, iBooks revamp, and iOS 12’s focus on fixes | 9to5Mac Happy Hour
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest on HomePod before its launch including what they ordered, a new report that casts doubt on the possibility of an iPhone SE 2, rumors about an iBooks overhaul and imagining an Apple Books service, plus iOS 12 rumors and Apple's holiday quarter results.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/393629115&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>New episodes of 9to5Mac Happy Hour are recorded every week. Subscribe to our podcast to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available.</p> <h1>Hosts:</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h1>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</h1> <ul id="results-list"> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/26/homepod-now-available/">Apple’s HomePod is now available to preorder, first orders arriving February 9</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/01/homepod-itunes-match-audio-sources/">Apple officially details HomePod audio sources including iTunes Match and iTunes purchases</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/29/kgi-iphone-se-2-possibility/">KGI: iPhone SE 2 wireless charging unlikely, upgrade for iOS 12 possible</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/08/iphone-se-2-wireless-charging/">Rumor: iPhone SE 2 will feature glass back, possibly for wireless charging</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/25/apple-reportedly-revamping-ibooks-app-with-ios-11-app-store-inspired-design/">Apple reportedly revamping iBooks app with iOS 11 App Store inspired design</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/25/apple-books-store-overhaul/">iOS 11.3 Books app confirms Apple Books Store overhaul</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/30/ios-12-apple-features-performance-reliability/">Apple reportedly delaying some major iOS features to next year, in order to focus on performance and reliability for iOS 12 [U]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/01/apple-earnings-fy18-q1/">Apple announces Q1 2018 revenue of $88.3b: 77.3m iPhones, 13.2m iPads, 5.1m Macs</a></li> </ul> <h1>Sponsor:</h1> <p><strong>Monowear Apple Watch bands: </strong>Monowear gives you a band for every occassion. 9to5Mac Happy Hour listeners can save 15% off an entire order from Monowear at <a href="http://bit.ly/2DdQBgG">http://bit.ly/2DdQBgG</a> with coupon code '9to5mac' at checkout.</p> <h1>Feedback?</h1> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/GqU8GB6yMTc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 02, 2018
157: iOS 11.3 Preview, 6.1-inch iPhone rumors, HomePod is coming | 9to5Mac Happy Hour
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<p>This week Benjmain and Zac are joined by Guilherme Rambo to discuss HomePod launch details, iOS 11.2.5 and new Siri skills, iOS 11.3 beta and changes included, and a new 6.1-inch iPhone rumor.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/389130792&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>New episodes of 9to5Mac Happy Hour are recorded every week. Subscribe to our podcast to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available.</p> <h3>Hosts:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/_inside">Guilherme Rambo</a></li> </ul> <h3>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</h3> <ul id="results-list"> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/19/homepod-launch-imminent/">HomePod launch appears imminent as smart speaker receives FCC approval</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/23/homepod-will-be-available-to-order-from-friday-in-stores-on-february-9/">HomePod will be available to order from Friday, in stores on February 9</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/23/homepod-international-price-launch-countries/">HomePod will cost £319 in UK and A$499 in Australia, coming to France and Germany next</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/23/homepod-airplay/">HomePod will launch with peer-to-peer AirPlay, multi-room and stereo coming this year</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/23/homepod-can-play-purchased-itunes-music-podcasts-and-stream-beats-1-without-apple-music-subscription/">HomePod can play purchased iTunes music, podcasts and stream Beats 1 without Apple Music subscription</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/23/applecare-homepod-cost-39/">AppleCare+ for HomePod will cost $39, covers AirPort products</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/23/ios-11-2-5/">iOS 11.2.5 is now available for iPhone and iPad, adds HomePod support and more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/24/apple-previews-ios-11-3-with-new-animoji-health-record-integration-and-more/">Apple previews iOS 11.3 with new Animoji, health record integration, Battery status, and more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/16/whats-new-ios-11-1-beta-3-changes-features-video/">What’s new in iOS 11.1 beta 3? Hands-on with changes and features [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/24/ios-11-3-beta-1/">Apple releases first iOS 11.3 developer beta for iPhone and iPad</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/24/macos-10-13-4-beta-1/">macOS 10.13.4 beta 1 now available for Mac</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/24/macos-10-13-4-standalone-podcast-app/">macOS 10.13.4 references standalone ‘Podcast app’, currently bundled in iTunes</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/24/macos-10-13-4-beta-32-bit-warning/">macOS 10.13.4 beta will alert users of 32-bit applications</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/23/kgi-entry-level-iphone-specs/">KGI: 6.1-inch LCD iPhone priced between $700-$800 w/ single rear camera, no 3D Touch</a></li> </ul> <h3>Sponsor:</h3> <p><strong>Monowear Apple Watch bands: </strong>Monowear gives you a band for every occassion. 9to5Mac Happy Hour listeners can save 15% off an entire order from Monowear at <a href="http://bit.ly/2DdQBgG">http://bit.ly/2DdQBgG</a> with coupon code '9to5mac' at checkout.</p> <h3>Feedback?</h3> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/xHuwOjOkzOo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 25, 2018
156: Apple’s TV plans, iPhone X notch future, watchOS 5 ideas | 9to5Mac Happy Hour
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's efforts to build a new TV service, the fate of the iPhone X notch and recent iPhone sales, CarPlay news out of the International Auto Show in Detroit, a beautiful watchOS 5 mockup, and HomePod predictions.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/385585481&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>New episodes of 9to5Mac Happy Hour are recorded every week. Subscribe to our podcast to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available.</p> <h3>Hosts:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h3>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/17/kristen-wiig-comedy/">Apple taps SNL veteran Kristen Wiig for new comedy series for TV package</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/16/apple-jj-abrams-drama-series/">Report: Apple in ‘bidding war’ with HBO for new J.J. Abrams sci-fi drama TV series</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/03/are-you-sleeping-tv/">Apple adds ‘Are You Sleeping?’ drama based on novel to its upcoming TV lineup</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/08/apple-jennifer-aniston-reese-witherspoon-tv-show/">Apple adds Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon drama to its TV lineup</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/10/apple-steven-knight-see-drama/">Apple reaches deal for futuristic drama ‘See’ from Steven Knight & Francis Lawrence</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/10/apple-amazing-stories-tv-deal/">WSJ: Apple strikes deal with Steven Spielberg for new ‘Amazing Stories’ sci-fi</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/05/apple-tv-home-docuseries/">Apple’s TV lineup will include a docuseries on ‘the world’s most extraordinary homes’</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/16/iphone-12-almost-notchless/">iPhone X’s one design limitation rumored to be improved next year</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/17/report-apple-suppliers-easing-off-iphone-production-following-peak-holiday-season-iphone-8-orders-less-than-expected/">Report: Apple suppliers easing off iPhone production following peak holiday season, iPhone 8 orders less than expected</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/15/toyota-carplay-2019-avalon-entune-3-0/">Starting with 2019 Avalon, Toyota finally bringing CarPlay to select vehicles</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/11/am-fm-radio-carplay/">CarPlay will soon have AM/FM integration with Gracenote</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/15/carplay-trucks/">CarPlay coming to more trucks including 2019 RAM 1500 with 12-inch display, Ford Ranger</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/16/iphone-12-almost-notchless/">iPhone X’s one design limitation rumored to be improved next year</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/16/bmw-carplay-subscription-based-pricing/">BMW nickel and diming owners with subscription based CarPlay for $80/year</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/17/report-apple-suppliers-easing-off-iphone-production-following-peak-holiday-season-iphone-8-orders-less-than-expected/">Report: Apple suppliers easing off iPhone production following peak holiday season, iPhone 8 orders less than expected</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/17/comment-bmw-carplay-subscription/">Comment: BMW’s CarPlay subscription plan is like charging for seatbelts</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/17/report-inventec-shipping-first-1-million-homepod/">Report: First 1 million HomePods begin shipping from supplier Inventec, 10-12 million expected this year</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/16/watchos-5-apple-watch/">watchOS 5 dream concept imagines info-dense faces, podcast playback, more</a></li> </ul> <h3>Sponsor:</h3> <p><strong>Monowear Apple Watch bands: </strong>Monowear gives you a band for every occassion. 9to5Mac Happy Hour listeners can save 15% off an entire order from Monowear at <a href="http://bit.ly/2DdQBgG">http://bit.ly/2DdQBgG</a> with coupon code '9to5mac' at checkout.</p> <h3>Feedback?</h3> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/ZVWz_2yG3Yc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 18, 2018
155: iPhone SE 2 rumors, iOS parental controls & Apple AirPort’s future | 9to5Mac Happy Hour
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's entry in the video consortium behind AV1, iPhone SE 2 rumors and our headphone jack predictions, the need for more robust parental controls on iOS, the future of Apple's AirPort hardware and selling mesh routers, and Siri's latest tricks.</p> <p>9to5Mac Happy Hour is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/radio/9to5Mac-Happy-Hour-p1087765/">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/382198775&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>New episodes of 9to5Mac Happy Hour are recorded every week. Subscribe to our podcast to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available.</p> <h3>Hosts:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h3>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/04/apple-alliance-for-open-media/">Apple joins consortium to help with more efficient video compression tech called AV1</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/08/iphone-se-2-wireless-charging/">Rumor: iPhone SE 2 will feature glass back, possibly for wireless charging</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/08/parental-control-features-iphone-ipad/">Significant AAPL investors put pressure on Apple to add better parental control features to iPhones and iPads</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/08/improved-parental-controls-ios/">In response to investor letter, Apple says improved parental controls coming in future update</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/09/9to5mac-fox-news-rundown/">Listen to 9to5Mac on the FOX News Rundown podcast</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/09/limit-adult-content-block-private-browsing-safari-iphone-ipad/">How to limit adult content and block private browsing in Safari on iPhone and iPad</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/10/apple-mesh-wifi-system-airport/">Apple now selling mesh Wi-Fi system as AirPort line remains unchanged</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/10/siri-tennis-golf-tournaments/">You can now ask Siri about tennis and golf tournament results, as well as player stats</a></li> </ul> <h3>Sponsor:</h3> <p><strong>Hyper</strong>: <a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/09/ces-hyperdrive-usb-c-hub-7-5w-qi-wireless-charger-iphone-stand/">Hyper unveils USB-C hub w/ built-in 7.5W Qi wireless charger & stand</a></p> <p>You can also get <a href="http://bit.ly/2Fdumce">20% off all Hyper’s other USB-C hubs</a> with coupon code “9to5mac” for a limited time until January 14.</p> <h3>Feedback?</h3> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/M08V90CROVE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 11, 2018
Happy Hour Podcast 154 | Ringing in the New Year, HomePod challenges, and battery saga continues
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac catch up on Apple news since the new year including talk about the iMac Pro accessories and wallpaper, Apple Watch Activity Sharing and Series 3 rebooting in ICUs, the need for a refreshed HomePod pitch before launch, how Alexa compares to Siri today, and Apple’s iPhone battery response.</p> <p>9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/378860213&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>New episodes of Happy Hour are recorded every week. Subscribe to our podcast to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available.</p> <h3>Hosts:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h3>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/28/apple-store-chicago-snow-roof/">Apple’s MacBook Air-like store roof wasn’t designed to handle snow…in Chicago</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/03/apple-store-chicago-snowed-in/">Apple blames software, not roof design, for Chicago Apple Store roped off by snow</a></li> <li>9to5Mac on Instagram → <a href="https://www.instagram.com/9to5mac/">instagram.com/9to5mac</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/26/imac-pro-wallpaper-download/">iMac Pro includes a stormy new macOS desktop wallpaper, download it here for free</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/20/apple-watch-activity-challenge-2018-new-year/">Apple to start off 2018 with a New Year’s Apple Watch Activity Challenge</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/31/apple-watch-celebrates-the-new-year-with-fireworks-on-the-clock-face/">Apple Watch celebrates the New Year with fireworks on the clock face</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/03/apple-watch-rebooting-icu/">Some Apple Watch users are reporting unexpected reboots possibly caused by ICU equipment </a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/02/why-choose-homepod/">Opinion: HomePod delay coupled with new competition amplifies Apple’s smart speaker challenge</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/28/apple-temporarily-drops-price-of-iphone-battery-replacement-by-50-promises-ios-update-to-address-battery-health-in-new-apology/">Apple temporarily drops price of iPhone battery replacement, promises iOS update to address battery health in new apology</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/30/apple-battery-replacement-program-29/">PSA: Apple is making its $29 battery replacement pricing effective immediately</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/04/swap-apocalypse-iphone-battery-replacement/">Swap-apocalypse: Upcoming iOS update will swarm Apple Stores with iPhone battery replacements</a></li> </ul> <h3>Feedback?</h3> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/EpyRj8uoJIE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 04, 2018
Happy Hour Podcast 153 | A look back at Apple’s 2017 and predicting 2018 announcements
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac look back at Apple’s 2017, how it compared to our predictions, and what we expect next year.</p> <p>9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/9to5mac/happy-hour-5?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/m/I5xn6oxaorvbyxlgotqacicj7ri?t=Happy_Hour">Google Play Music</a>, or through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated RSS feed</a> for Overcast and other podcast players.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/375857279&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>New episodes of Happy Hour are recorded every week. Subscribe to our podcast to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available.</p> <h3>Hosts:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/bzamayo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benjamin Mayo</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/apollozac">Zac Hall</a></li> </ul> <h3>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2016/12/28/happy-hour-podcast-100/">Happy Hour Podcast 100 | Everything Apple could unveil, release or discontinue in 2017</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/26/everything-apple-released-in-2017/">Year In Review: Everything Apple released across 2017</a></li> </ul> <h3>Feedback?</h3> <p>Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. You can also rate us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&pt=11l8808&ct=HH">Apple Podcasts</a> or recommend us in <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857?mt=8&at=10laZc&pt=11l8808">Overcast</a> to help more people discover the show!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/DQcW6EYnYIo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 28, 2017