9to5Mac Happy Hour

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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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A weekly podcast discussing the latest in Apple and technology. Hosted by 9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall.

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Apple One premiers, ARM Macs near, iPhone 12 reverse charging
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Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo talk Apple One bundle, AAPL earnings, Apple Silicon Macs, iPhone 12 features, and much more.

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Oct 30, 2020
iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Air 4 hands-on
4630

Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo discuss iPhone 12 / iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Air 4 day one launch, Apple TV on PlayStation, Apple Music TV, HomePod OS 14.1, and much more.

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Oct 23, 2020
iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and HomePod mini impressions
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Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo unpack Apple's iPhone 12 and HomePod mini event.

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Oct 17, 2020
Last minute iPhone 12 leaks and October Apple event expectations
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Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo preview Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 event on October 13.

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Oct 10, 2020
9to5Mac Happy Hour 297: AirPods Spatial Audio, iOS 14.2 emoji, Apple TV on Xbox
4179

Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo talk AirPods and Spatial Audio in iOS 14, Apple Maps expansion in the UK, the latest updates to iOS 14.2 beta, Roku gaining AirPlay 2 and the Apple TV app, TV+ coming to consoles, and much more.

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Oct 02, 2020
iOS 14 mania, Apple Watch Series 6 experience, iPhone 12 naming
5565

Benjamin and Zac discuss the launch of iOS 14, best features, Home screen customization trends, new features in iOS 14.2 beta, Zac's experience with the all-new Apple Watch Series 6, and new rumors about a 'mini' iPhone 12.

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Sep 26, 2020
Apple Watch Series 6 & SE, iPad 8 and iPad Air 4 event
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Zac and Benjamin unpack everything announced at Apple's September 15 event where Apple Watch Series 6 and SE were revealed, iPad 8 and iPad Air 4 debuted, and Apple One bundle and Fitness+ premiered. Tune in at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT:

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Everything Apple announced during its September event: Apple Watch Series 6, new iPad Air, and more

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Sep 17, 2020
Apple Watch Series 6 and iPad event expectations
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Apple's September event is official, but iPhones aren't on the agenda this month. Zac and Benjamin discuss what we can expect from iPads to Apple Watches, when we'll see iPhone 12, and much more. Tune in at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT:

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The lantern on the bay: Apple Marina Bay Sands illuminates Singapore

Apple rolling out custom-designed ‘Apple Face Mask’ to corporate and retail employees

Peloton launches new ‘Bike+’ exercise bike featuring Apple Watch GymKit support

‘Apple One’ subscription bundle confirmed by Apple Music for Android ahead of Sept. 15 event

Apple officially announces Apple Watch and iPad virtual event for September 15

Bloomberg: Apple September event focused on iPad and Apple Watch, iPhone 12 won’t be announced until October

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Sep 10, 2020
iOS 13.7 released, two new Apple Watch models, Apple TV+ AR
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Join Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo from 9to5Mac to discuss this week's top Apple and technology stories. Tune in at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT:

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Sep 03, 2020
iPad Air 4 design, Apple Watch GymKit, iPhone 12 rumors
4305

There's a new iPad Air 4 on the way, Apple Watch GymKit is real, and Benjamin and Zac unpack the week in iPhone 12 and iPad Air 4 rumors. Tune in at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT:

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Aug 27, 2020
Apple Music Radio rebrand, iOS 14 beta 5 changes, Epic’s App Store fight continues
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Aug 21, 2020
Fortnite provokes App Store fight and ‘Apple One’ services bundle
5079

This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour, Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall unpack the rumored Apple One bundle, the App Store removing the popular Fortnite game from Epic, and much more.

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Aug 13, 2020
9to5Mac Happy Hour 289: Schiller retires, iMac design refuses to retire, iPhone 12 parts leak
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This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour, Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall make sense of Phil Schiller's "Fellow" retirement, the new nano-texture (option) iMac, this week in iPhone 12 part leaks, and much more. Sponsored by Space Time — check out the 9to5 Network's new space news podcast!

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Aug 06, 2020
Face ID on Mac, Apple confirms iPhone 12 delays, antitrust hearing
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Apple has a unified gift card system, Face ID Mac evidence piles up, Digitimes backs Apple Watch Series 6 reporting, MacBook Air refresh clues, Apple's informative antitrust hearing, iPhone 12 release clues in Aple earnings, and much more.

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Aug 01, 2020
iOS 14 beta 3 changes, iPhone 12 specs, iOS apps on the Mac
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This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour, Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall talk iPhone 12, iOS 14, ARM Mac apps, and much more. Sponsored by LinkedIn — check out our offer to support the podcast! 

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Jul 23, 2020
iOS 14 privacy, iOS 13.6 released, the state of the Apple Watch
4504

This week Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall unpack privacy features in iOS 14, Apple's first tweet, iPhone 12 and the braided USB-C cable, the latest Apple Silicon Mac expectations, iOS 13.6, and much more.

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Jul 17, 2020
iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur impressions
4676

This week Zac and Benjamin discuss the iOS 14 public beta, two weeks using macOS Big Sur and the latest OS updates, favorite under-the-radar features so far, and much more.

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Jul 10, 2020
iPhone 12 charger rumors, Force Touch on watchOS 7, shifting Arcade strategy
4102

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s Developer Transition Kit ARM Mac mini, rumors that iPhone 12 won’t include a charger in the box, Apple Watch losing Force Touch in watchOS 7, Apple Arcade’s shifting game strategy, and new Apple Card features.

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Jul 03, 2020
WWDC 2020 impressions: iOS 14, watchOS 7, macOS Big Sur and tvOS 14
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s major WWDC 2020 keynote, including what’s new in iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, macOS Big Sur, and tvOS 14.

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Jun 25, 2020
WWDC Preview: iOS 14, watchOS 7, and more
4344

This week Zac and Benjamin are joined by Mark Gurman to unpack the long-running rumors that Apple will switch from Intel to custom-designed chips in Macs, a new rumor that Apple has a redesigned iMac coming at WWDC, new changes in iOS 13.6 beta, Apple's plans for WWDC week, and much more.

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Jun 18, 2020
iMac redesign, ARM Mac transition, WWDC plans
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This week Zac and Benjamin are joined by Mark Gurman to unpack the long-running rumors that Apple will switch from Intel to custom-designed chips in Macs, a new rumor that Apple has a redesigned iMac coming at WWDC, new changes in iOS 13.6 beta, Apple's plans for WWDC week, and much more.

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Jun 12, 2020
Rumored iPad upgrades, Apple News+ Audio hands on, more iOS 14 leaks
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This week Zac and Benjamin take 9to5Mac Happy Hour live on video for the first time to discuss the upcoming Apple News+ Audio feature, evidence of an Apple bundle in code, iPad Pro and iPad Air 4 rumors, and much more.

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Jun 04, 2020
Apple Store at the curb, macOS 10.15.5, Apple TV+ expansions
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This week Zac and Benjamin discuss the state of Apple Stores during the global pandemic, updates to Apple's Exposure Notifications API, macOS 10.15.5 and new battery features, new details about Messages for Mac on macOS 10.16, loads of Apple TV+ developments, and much more.

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May 29, 2020
iOS 13.5 release, iPhone 12 EarPods, Apple TV+ back catalog
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Benjamin and Zac unpack the release of iOS 13.5 and the Apple/Google Exposure Notification API app adoption, Apple Watch 2020 Pride bands and faces, Ming-Chi Kuo's prediction that iPhone 12 won't include EarPods in the box, Apple TV+ potentially buying a back catalog of content, a new Tom Hanks film coming to the service, and much more.

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00:00:00 — iOS 13.5 now available

00:23:50 — Apple Watch 2020 Pride faces and bands

00:34:28 — iPhone 12 EarPods

00:48:15 — Apple TV+ back catalog

01:04:25 — Apple Podcast originals

01:09:00 — Yobi B3 HomeKit doorbell

01:18:30 — Apple Watch Activity Challenge

01:21:35 — Wrap up

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May 22, 2020
AirPods Studio, new iPads rumored and iPhone 12 Pro exclusive features
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Apple closes deal to buy NextVR, Logic Pro X gains Live Loops, exclusive new details on AirPods Studio, Kuo on iPad size updates, iPhone 12 features, and much more.

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00:00:00 — NextVR deal closes

00:08:56 — WWDC TV

00:12:26 — Magic Keyboard battery drain

00:24:17 — Logic Pro X

00:28:31 — AirPods Studio

00:38:49 — Powerbeats Pro 2020

00:45:03 — New iPad sizes, Apple Glasses

00:56:46 — Apple News audio

01:09:22 — iPhone 12 ProMotion, 3x zoom

01:19:22 — SpaceExplored.com Space Pod teaser

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May 15, 2020
iOS 13.5 beta 4, the ’new’ 13-inch MacBook Pro, making a HomeKit house
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Benjamin explains a recent Facebook bug, iOS 13.5 beta 4 brings changes to Exposure Notification, Apple unveils WWDC 2020 dates, 13-inch MacBook Pro switches to Magic Keyboard, Zac recaps recent HomeKit updates, Apple TV+ reaches half a year, and much more.

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00:00:00 — Facebook

00:12:48 — iOS 13.5

00:22:32 — WWDC20

00:40:58 — 13-inch MacBook Pro

00:55:30 — HomeKit

01:31:22 — Apple TV+

01:47:25 — 9to5Mac Watch Time Virtual 5K

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May 08, 2020
iOS 13.5 beta addresses COVID-19, AirPods rumors, HomePod mini
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iOS 13.5 arrives in beta, Apple's Exposure Notification API is ready to combat COVID-19 risks, Face ID and Group FaceTime are making changes, Zac has more thoughts on the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard, iPhone SE has a missing feature, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts new AirPods, Apple announces earnings results, and much more.

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00:00:00 — iOS 13.5

00:09:49 — Face ID and masks

00:15:21 — Group FaceTime zooming

00:20:51 — Magic Keyboard followup

00:31:32 — iPhone SE followup

00:36:05 — AirPods Pro Lite

00:41:47 — HomePod Lite

00:47:01 — AirTags Expensive

00:52:59 — AAPL Earnings

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May 01, 2020
Magic Keyboard for iPad, Apple Music on Samsung TVs, 23-inch iMac
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Zac has hands-on impressions with the Magic Keyboard for iPad, Benjamin has an update on the Logitech trackpad, Apple has a new Mac battery feature, and there's a 23-inch iMac update rumored.

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Apr 24, 2020
iPhone SE launch, magnetic headphones rumors, contact tracing explained
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Apple releases its Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, Logitech starts selling its own, Mac Pro feet and wheels are rolling off the shelves, Apple has a brand new iPhone SE available to order, Bloomberg reports new details about Apple's high-end, over-ear headphones, and we explain how Apple's contact tracing works.

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00:00:00 — Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro

00:04:52 — Logitech Trackpad Keyboard Case

00:14:57 — Mac Pro feet and wheels

00:18:49 — AirPods Pro tips

00:19:51 — iPhone SE announcement

00:36:05 — More on iPhone SE

00:56:29 — Magnetic headphones

00:59:02 — Contact tracing explained

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Apr 17, 2020
iPad Pro LiDAR, iOS 14 wallpapers and widgets, App Store clips
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Benjamin and Zac dive into LiDAR on the new iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard weight and availability, a new ARKit app called Pocket Rocket, iPad Pro's new hardware disconnect feature, new iOS 14 wallpaper and widget features, a new app clips feature, Watchsmith for Apple Watch, the new Quibi video app, and what's happening with HBO on Apple TV 3.

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00:00:00 — iPad Pro LiDAR

00:23:17 — iOS 14 wallpapers and widgets

00:37:42 — App 'Clips'

00:48:23 — Watchsmith for Apple Watch

00:58:22 — What's Quibi?

01:05:49 — HBO on Apple TV 3

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Apr 10, 2020
Amazon skirts App Store rules, Apple buys Dark Sky, iPhone 9 is iPhone SE
6200

Benjamin and Zac unpack the week of news including more features coming to iOS 14 and watchOS 7, Siri for Spotify on Apple Watch, Apple's COVID-19 app, the Amazon Prime Video App Store situation, new AirTag leaks, Apple buying Dark Sky, breaking 2020 iPhone SE news, and much more.

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00:00:00 — Anniversary!

00:02:30 — iOS 14 iCloud Keychain

00:07:15 — Apple Watch activity tracking for kids

00:11:35 — Apple's Logic leak

00:13:55 — Wireless CarPlay Adapter

00:19:22 — Spotify for Siri on Apple Watch

00:20:31 — Messenger for Mac

00:24:21 — COVID-19 app

00:29:56 — Amazon

00:53:39 — iPhone SE 2020

00:58:06 — AirTag

01:35:58 — Apple Watch Touch ID

01:39:47 — iOS 13.4.5 beta

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Apr 03, 2020
iPhone 9 Plus, Apple CarKey, iPadOS 13.4
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Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's first theatrical release film, iPhone 9 and iPhone 12 rumors, the latest 9to5Mac exclusives from iOS 14, iOS 13.4, and more.

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00:00:00 — The Banker

00:09:23 — iPhone 9 Plus

00:22:40 — iPhone 12 camera

00:31:15 — CarPlay wallpapers

00:38:52 — New Find My features

00:46:20 — CarKey and BMW

00:55:10 — App Store and game services

01:01:47 — iPadOS 13.4

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Mar 27, 2020
2020 MacBook Air, iPad Pro with trackpad, iOS 13.4
4544

Benjamin and Zac unpack new releases from Apple including a cheaper and improved MacBook Air, Mac mini storage upgrades, the new 2020 iPad Pro model, iOS 13.4 and trackpad support coming to iPad, the new Magic Keyboard coming in May, Beats Powerbeats debut, and more.

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Mar 20, 2020
iOS 14 and watchOS 7 leaks, iPad Pro cursor, Apple Watch Series 6 features
6959

Benjamin and Zac have a week of 9to5Mac exclusives to discuss including loads of iOS 14, watchOS 7, and Apple Watch Series 6 details, new details about iPad cursor support, and much more.

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00:00:00 — Apple Watch Series 6 blood oxygen saturation

00:11:54 — AirPods Studio icon

00:24:32 — watchOS 7 SchoolTime

00:47:57 — iPadOS cursor details

01:01:38 — AR in iOS 14

01:10:50 — Hardware clues

01:15:48 — Apple TV remote???

01:31:02 — HomeKit in iOS 14

01:40:55 — Accessibility in iOS 14

01:49:52 — watchOS 7 "International"

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Mar 13, 2020
14-inch MacBook Pro, mini LED displays, WWDC fate
4107

App Store has new review guidelines, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts new iMac Pro and 14.1-inch MacBook Pro, @coiiiiiiiin predicts new iMac and Mac mini, Apple has to deal with COVID-19 and SXSW, and Apple's first theatrical release film is coming Friday.

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00:00:00 — Zac's AirPods Pro journey

00:11:26 — App Store guidelines

00:22:10 — 14" MacBook Pro

00:34:54 — CoinX on iMac, Mac mini, iPad

00:50:02 — SXSW, WWDC, COVID-19

01:02:36 — Apple TV+ premiers

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Mar 05, 2020
iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Trackpad, ARM Macs, HomeKit routers
6139

Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest report that Apple is planning to release an iPad Pro Smart Keyboard with a trackpad, new Powerbeats4 leaks, the latest Ming-Chi Kuo prediction on Macs dropping Intel, HomeKit routers, and much more.

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Feb 28, 2020
Apple Music updates, iPhone 9 rumors, iOS 14 default apps
3590

Apple Music gains new features, coronavirus forces Apple to adjust earnings guidance (again), new iPhone SE and iPad Pro rumors continue, and Apple may finaly be considering third-party default apps.

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Feb 21, 2020
Swift Playgrounds on Mac, state of Catalyst, 5G iPhone rumors
4378

Apple Swift Playgrounds iPad app comes to the Mac, we talk about the ongoing state of Mac Catalyst apps, cheap iPhone and 5G iPhone rumors, and more.

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Feb 14, 2020
iOS 13.4 beta changes, unified App Store, Apple TV rumors
5002

Apple prepares to sponsor its first presidential debate, iOS 13.4 beta packs lots of changes, 9to5Mac discovers a new CarKey feature coming in the future, Apple takes steps toward unifying the iOS and Mac App Store, and more Apple TV rumors emerge.

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Feb 07, 2020
What’s new in iOS 13.3.1, Fantastical 3 and Filmic DoubleTake, Spring Apple Event rumors
4087

Benjamin and Zac discuss what's new in iOS 13.3.1 and other new software updates, Apple Maps 2.0 coming to Europe, new Fantastical and Filmic DoubleTake apps, the current state of HomeKit routers, and Apple hardware rumors including a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, backlit iPad Pro Smart Keyboard, and possibly a spinoff of AirPower.

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Jan 31, 2020
An interview with Astronaut Reisman, ‘For All Mankind’ consultant for Apple TV+
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Special guest Astronaut Garrett Reisman joins Zac and Benjamin to discuss his experience with 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+. Dr. Reisman joined NASA in 1998, traveled to space on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2008 and Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2010, and performed three spacewalks from the International Space Station.

Dr. Reisman is also a Professor of Astronautical Engineering at the University of Southern California, motivational speaker, Senior Advisor for SpaceX, technical consultant for the film Ad Astra, and technical advisor for the series 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+.

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Jan 24, 2020
Apple security and the FBI, ‘Pro Mode’ for Macs
4140

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case repair program, the new Sensei app for Mac, Apple's AI startup acquisition, the new Apple security battle with the FBI, racked mounted Mac Pro launch, a new 'Pro Mode' coming to Macs, and the latest Apple TV+ developments.

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Jan 17, 2020
Apple at CES 2019, Services era, iPhone Night mode contest
3816

Apple wins CES with AirPods emoji, Global Privacy Senior Director Jane Horvath talks privacy on behalf of Apple, PopSocket now works with wireless charging, HomeKit advances in 2020, Apple marks a new era of Services, iPhone 11 has a new Night mode photo contest this month, and much more.

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Jan 10, 2020
Red Apple Watch, Apple TV+ taps HBO chief, iPhone 12 rumors
3656

Benjamin and Zac kick off 2020 with rumors about a Product (RED) Apple Watch Series 5, new perks for Apple Store staff, the first Made for iPhone external flash, HBO's former chief signing an exclusive deal with Apple TV+, Apple's surprise agreement with Imagination Technologies, and the latest iPad Pro and iPhone 12 rumors.

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Jan 03, 2020
Our first product memories and Apple's decade in review
7044

Christmas week has arrived and so has the end of the decade. Benjamin and Zac walk down memory lane to recall their first Apple products including iPhone and Mac. The duo also explores the biggest Apple stories of the decade from each decade.

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Dec 23, 2019
HomeKit and ‘Connected Home’, Apple Podcasts on Echo, TV+ in 2020
5415

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss a wide range of topics including Apple Podcasts, Arcade, News, and more service news, the latest iOS beta software updates, more Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR details, and much more.

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Dec 19, 2019
Apple TV remotes, Mac Pro released, and the latest OS updates
6774

Benjamin and Zac reflect on the Apple TV Siri remote, the first round of award nominations for TV+, what's new in iOS 13.3 and other software updates, the launch of the 2019 Mac Pro, and much more.

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Dec 13, 2019
Apple award season, 16-inch MacBook Pro experience, no Lightning port iPhone future
5318

iPhone 11 has a privacy concern, Ming-Chi Kuo forecasts a whole new wave of iPhone releases with major changes, Zac takes the Apple Watch Series 5's always-on display for a half marathon, Zac and Benjamin talk more about the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and much more.

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Dec 06, 2019
Apple holiday ad, Apple Watch for kids, Group FaceTime retrospective
4028

Apple's annual special holiday ad is out alongside Black Friday through Cyber Monday promotions, Benjamin and Zac take a retrospective look at Group FaceTime and how it's perfect for the holidays, the prospect an using a cellular Apple Watch with kids, and much more.

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Nov 27, 2019
Apple December ‘event’, iPhone 11 Smart Battery Cases and HomeKit Secure Video
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Apple has a 'special event' dedicated to apps, the WWDC app has been rebranded, iPhone 11 has an all-new Smart Battery Case, Zac has hands-on experience with HomeKit Secure Video, and Apple TV+ has some unexpected movie drama.

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Nov 22, 2019
16-inch MacBook Pro, service bundle rumors, Apple Music Replay
6555

Apple has a brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro with a 'Magic Keyboard', the new Apple Research app with two new health studies debuts, Apple Music has a new 'Replay' year-in-review playlist, and lots of news about Apple Services bundles, TV+, HomeKit Secure Video, and much more.

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Nov 15, 2019
AirPods Pro review and Apple TV+ launch
4590

HomePod has a great holiday price and new features, Zac tested AirPods Pro at a Disney World Half Marathon, iOS 13.3 introduces new improvements, and Benjamin gives his take on the launch of Apple TV+.

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Nov 08, 2019
AirPods Pro unveiled, 16-inch MacBook Pro leaks continue, HomePod update
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iPhone 5 is just days away from going offline with a critical update, Apple unveiled new AirPods Pro in-ear headphones, 9to5Mac has a detailed glimspe at the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and Apple releases new features for HomePod.

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Oct 31, 2019
16-inch MacBook Pro leak, Mac Catalyst experience, HomeKit updates
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Apple has effectively managed our 16-inch MacBook Pro expectations, Zac has a favorite Mac Catalyst app, Benjamin has released his own Catalyst app, Netatmo surprises us with welcome HomeKit news, Fire TV picks up Apple TV+, and much more.

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Oct 25, 2019
iPhone SE 2 spec rumors, Beats Solo Pro, Apple TV+ run-up
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This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour: Apple's iPhone SE appears to be making a comeback as a better iPhone 8, Beats has announced all-new Solo Pro on-ear headphones with impressive features, and Apple TV+ is days away from debuting.

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Oct 18, 2019
macOS Catalina impressions, iPad 7, iPhone SE 2 rumors
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Benjamin has new info on Apple TV PIP, Zac has more experience with QuickTake on iPhone 11, watchOS 6.1 beta helps Apple Watch Series 5 battery, macOS Catalina lands, and Ming-Chi Kuo has new iPhone SE 2 predictions.

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Oct 10, 2019
Apple Watch Series 5 impressions and iOS 13.2 features
5382

Zac has spent some time with Apple Watch Series 5, Benjamin has observations from afar, and iOS 13.2 beta brings new features to the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.

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Oct 04, 2019
iPhone 11 impressions and iPadOS 13.1 debut
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iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro are here, and Zac and Benjamin have first week impressions on Night mode, the new ultra wide camera, and more. iOS 13.1 for iPhone and iPadOS 13.1 for iPad are also out along with tvOS 13 for Apple TV, and there are new features to unpack.

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Sep 27, 2019
iPhone 11 and Apple Watch review roundups, Arcade launch, iOS 13 release
5349

The first round of iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 reviews are out, Apple Watch Series 3 has a new low price, Apple Arcade is officially here, and iOS 13 and other major software updates are arriving this week.

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Sep 19, 2019
iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 event extravaganza
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Apple's September 10th event for iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 has wrapped up, and Benjamin and Zac have completed their annual marathon episode breaking down every announcement from the keynote.

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Sep 12, 2019
Apple event predictions, iPhone 11 hype, Apple Watch sleep tracking
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Apple's major September event is officially announced! Does the colorful event invitation have a hidden meaning? Zac and Benjamin also talk upcoming Apple's Tile tracker competitor and rumors about Apple's AR/VR headset plans, the possibility of a new Apple TV upgrade, Gui Rambo's major sleep tracking Apple Watch scoop, and much more!

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Sep 05, 2019
iPhone 'Walkie-Talkie', Siri changes, iOS 13.1 confusion
5321

This week Benjamin and Zac talk about positive things coming to HomeKit this year, opportunities for advancements in HomeKit going forward, Zac's review-in-progress of the Peloton bike and treadmill system with Apple Watch, a cool kid's stationary bike with an Apple TV game, creative uses for the Voice Memos app on watchOS 6, the search for the perfect MacBook Pro and iPad Pro charger, Apple's planned and cancelled iPhone "Walkie-Talkie" project, Siri improving at providing simple answers, Apple's formal response to privacy issues with Siri grading, the surprise release of iOS 13.1, and much more.

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Aug 29, 2019
Titanium Apple Watch, new iPhone 11 details, Arcade preview leak
7944

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the full rollout of Apple Card in the US, new Apple Watch material leaks including titanium cases, what the latest EEC database entry tells us about Apple's fall hardware lineup, new iPhone 11 Pro features coming, iPad and iPad Pro upgrades in the works, a rumored cheaper HomePod, HomeKit in iOS 13, more Apple TV+ info, 9to5Mac's exclusive Apple Arcade preview leak, and much more.

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Aug 23, 2019
iPhone 11 rumors, Spotify on Siri, iOS 13 beta 7
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss using the new Apple Maps experience, the release of iOS 13 beta 7, a potential iPhone 11 event date, an improvement to Mac App Store stories, the possibility of Spotify working with Siri, our review of the new Sonos IKEA AirPlay 2 speakers, and much more.

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Aug 16, 2019
iOS 13 and watchOS 6 beta changes, Apple Card launch, and the upgraded Shortcuts app
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This week Benjamin and Zac unpack Apple's latest software beta changes in iOS 13 and watchOS 6, the upgraded Shortcuts app and HBO in Apple TV Channels, the limited launch of Apple Card in the US, rumors about future iPhones with Face ID and under-the-screen Touch ID, Apple's Siri privacy issue and new Bug Bounty Program announcements, new accessories including the upgraded LG 5K display and Mophie's AirPower alternative, using HomeBridge and an IR blaster for a HomeKit fan, and much more.

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Aug 09, 2019
Apple spends a billion, iPadOS multitasking, #Ask9to5Mac Q&A
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Ming-Chi Kuo's updated forecast for when Apple's MacBook keyboard problems will be resolved, Apple's $1 billion purchase of Intel's smartphone modem business, the state of iPad multitasking in iPadOS 13, and our first-ever #Ask9to5Mac question and answer segment!

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Jul 30, 2019
iOS 12.4, Apple Podcasts+ and iPhone 11 features
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This week Benjamin and Zac talk LG's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit TV launch, changes in iOS 12.4 and watchOS 5.3, Bloomberg's report that Apple may invest in original podcasts, and new hardware rumors for Apple Watch, MacBook Pro, and iPhone 11.

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Jul 24, 2019
MacBook speeds, Apple TV+ details, and iPhone 11 dummies
4041

This week Benjamin and Zac talk more about the updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, news around Apple TV+ and the upcoming streaming video service, new emoji coming in iOS 13, the latest iPhone 11 rumors, changes in iOS 13 beta 4, and much more.

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Jul 19, 2019
Apple shakes up the MacBook line, iOS 13 beta 3 and iPad rumors
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss reporting that followed Jony Ive's Apple exit, changes in beta 3 versions of iOS/iPadOS/macOS/tvOS/watchOS, Apple's Texas Hold'Em 2.0 game, Apple's refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, the death of the 12-inch MacBook, 10.2-inch iPad rumors, and much more.

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Jul 12, 2019
Jony Ive leaving Apple, Watch Time teaser
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss new Bluetooth smart lights from Philips Hue, how Apple HomeKit setup could be easier for new users, a new charging solution from TwelveSouth, and our live reactions to the news that Jony Ive is leaving Apple. (We recorded on June 27th just as the news was crossing the wire. We'll talk more about the reports that have followed next week.) Stick around for a sneak peek at Zac's new podcast series called Watch Time — with a familiar guest this week.

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Jul 03, 2019
Public betas hit, MacBook Pro rumors, iOS 13 Home app design
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors plus speculation about future MacBook Airs and more, Apple's surprise release of iOS 13 beta ahead of July, our thoughts on Dark Mode and other top features, new design changes in the Home app (for better or worse), the new Apple News election hub, Apple's latest response to Spotify's complaints, and much more.

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Jun 27, 2019
iOS 13 beta 2, new Apple TV features, 2020 iPhone screen sizes
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple HomeKit Secure Video, changes in iOS 13 beta 2 including a new Portrait filter, SMB Server support, a new subscription warning, and design changes to CarPlay.

Also discussed: a new feature coming in watchOS 6, new faces on older watches, Wireless Audio Sync and PIP for Apple TV, potential improvements to Mojave's built-in apps in macOS Catalina, 2020 iPhone rumors, Apple Card testing, changes being tested at select Apple Stores, and more.

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Jun 20, 2019
Hands-on with new CarPlay features and early beta impressions
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss new uses for Apple's updated iPod touch, hands-on experience using CarPlay in iOS 13, the future of 3D Touch, how Face ID has improved on iPhone XS, macOS Catalina and Apple's new Sidecar feature, initial watchOS 6 face impressions, and much more.

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Jun 14, 2019
WWDC 2019 impressions: iOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina and tvOS 13
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's major WWDC 2019 keynote, including what's new in iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina, and tvOS 13.

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Jun 07, 2019
iOS 13 screenshot leaks and WWDC expectations
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This week, Benjamin and Zac break down the latest iOS 13 leaks and rumors, as well as give their last minute takes on what they are most excited to see at WWDC. (Editor's Note: Unfortunately, audio on this episode is not quite up to our usual high standard ... but we didn't want to to leave it on the cutting room floor. Cheers and thanks for listening as always.)

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Jun 02, 2019
8-core MacBook Pros, butterfly keyboard changes, new LG UltraFine display
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss LG's new 23.7-inch 4K UltraFine display in Apple Stores, the surprise MacBook Pro updates and changes to the keyboard repair program, an update on Apple News+, and much more.

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May 23, 2019
iOS 12.3 release, Apple Pay stickers, iPhone XR 2 rumors
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iOS 12.3 and the all-new Apple TV app, AirPlay 2 on Samsung Smart TVs, watchOS 5's newest Apple Watch faces, Apple Pay stickers and how they work, iPhone XR 2 rumors, and more features expected in iOS 13.

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May 18, 2019
Powerbeats Pro review and watchOS 6 rumors
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the mysterious LG UltraFine display disappearance and Apple's upcoming display, Apple's wacky new iOS game, our Beats Powerbeats Pro review after week one, and exciting new watchOS 6 rumors for Apple Watch at WWDC.

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May 10, 2019
Apple earnings, Screen Time App Store controversy, Jony’s design lab
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's Q2 2019 earnings report, the latest developments in Qualcomm/Intel/Apple/5G, turnover in Jony Ive's design department, Apple's statement on ScreenTime and removing similar apps, and much more.

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May 03, 2019
More iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 leaks, AirPods 3 rumors, iPhone 11 camera upgrades
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac's Gui Rambo's latest week of scoops including Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time coming to the Mac, new Apple Watch features in macOS 10.15, and WWDC 2019 for developers, plus Ming-Chi Kuo's latest iPhone 11 camera predictions, a flood of rumors about AirPods 3, Samsung's big Galaxy Fold blunder, and much more.

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Apr 25, 2019
iOS 13 iPad features detailed, macOS Sidecar, Qualcomm and 5G iPhones
5100

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac's scoops on iOS 13's dark mode, multiple window apps and panels, redesigned volume HUD, macOS 10.15's project sidecar, Apple's possible plans to unify Find My Friends and iPhone, potential hardware tracker accessories, Apple's settlement with Qualcomm and what it means for 5G iPhones, and much more.

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Apr 18, 2019
macOS 10.15 Marzipan media apps, HomePod price drop, iPhone 11 rumor mix
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac's report that standalone Music, Podcasts, TV, and Books apps will replace functions in iTunes on the Mac this fall, Apple's rare price drop on the HomePod, the latest iPhone 11 rumors, potential Mac Pro release rumors, and much more.

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Apr 12, 2019
AirPower cancelled, AirPods 2 review, Powerbeats Pro announced
5447

This week Benjamin and Zac unpack AirPower's demise including Apple's statement on the cancellation and alternative recommendations, our first week with new AirPods including "Hey Siri" and wireless charging, newly announced Beats Powerbeats Pro specs, and the latest iPhone 11 rumors, and much more.

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Apr 04, 2019
Apple TV+, Card, Arcade, and News+ event
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's March 25th event, including Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, plus new AirPods are out and new Powerbeats have leaked, plus much more.

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Mar 29, 2019
New iPad mini and iPad Air, iMac refresh, second-gen AirPods debut
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's product release carousel including the first new iPad mini in years, a new iPad Air size, faster iMacs, and second-generation AirPods, plus much more.

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Mar 21, 2019
Apple March event official, 2020 AR rumors, Spotify vs Apple
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This week Benjamin and Zac are joined by Mark Gurman to discuss Apple's upcoming March 25th event, WWDC 2019, and Apple's AR/VR headset plans, plus Apple vs Spotify, Amazon Fire TV gaining Apple Music, a new HomeKit lamp review, and more.

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Mar 14, 2019
Smart Battery Case take two, Apple's TV drama, iOS 12.2 final touches
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss our extended experience with Apple's new Smart Battery Case, developing Mac software and a special utility used for the show, Apple's TV drama before its new video service launches, the latest changes in iOS 12.2 beta, and much more.

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Mar 07, 2019
Shot on iPhone finale, foldable XR and XS competition, Apple Watch sleep tracking
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's Shot on iPhone contest winners, Halide's new long exposure app Spectre, Apple's latest iPhone marketing refinements, foldable phones and iPhone competition, the rumored Apple Pay credit card and new Wallet app features, Apple Stores closing in Texas due to patent trolls, rumored sleep tracking features for Apple Watch, and more.

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Feb 28, 2019
16-inch MacBook Pro rumors, Apple high-end display, Marzipan rollout
6685

This week Benjamin and Zac unpack the new 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors, Apple Display spec leaks, the future of Project Marzipan, the latest changes in iOS 12.2, and much more.

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Feb 21, 2019
Apple spring event, news and video service details, hardware rumor flurry
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This week Benjamin and Zac connect the steady stream of new reports on Apple's upcoming subscription news and video services, including solid rumors of Apple's next spring event, plus a look at the flood of hardware rumors this week including AirPower, AirPods 2, and much more.

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Feb 14, 2019
FaceTime fixed, Angela Ahrendts leaving Apple, 5G E & Animoji
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iOS 12.1.4 and the fix for Group FaceTime and other security flaws, Apple's bug bounty program and other security concerns, Angela Ahrendts leaving her role as SVP of Retail, and the latest changes in iOS 12.2 beta.

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Feb 08, 2019
iOS 12.2 beta features, FaceTime bug debacle, iOS 13 rumors
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iOS 12.2 beta and the changes included, Apple's FaceTime debacle and quarterly earnings results, plus iOS 13 rumors and much more.

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Jan 31, 2019
Smart Battery Case impressions, Shot on iPhone contest, AirPods for health
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss their hands-on experience with Apple's new Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, new places where Apple Pay is accepted, Apple's first-ever 'Shot on iPhone' contest, the latest iPhone 11 and beyond rumors, and much more..

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Jan 24, 2019
New iPod touch rumors, competing iPhone 11 renders, leaked Smart Battery Cases debut
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss how Apple's revenue miss is affecting iPhone prices in China, a new detail about how the battery replacement program affected upgrades, a new AirPower launch rumor, competing iPhone 11 rumors and renders, hope for a future iPod touch, and the debut of the leaked Smart Battery Case for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max.

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Jan 17, 2019
iPhone 11 triple camera rumors, AirPlay 2 TVs, HomeKit at CES 2019
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple TV and the new zero sign-on feature in tvOS 12, iCloud Photos and managing limited storage, a possible preview at how the iPhone 11 camera system will appear, CES 2019 and the wave of new AirPlay 2 and HomeKit TVs, the changing proposition of the Apple TV, and much more CES 2019 news.

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Jan 11, 2019
AirPods memes, AirPower mystery, and iPhone China woes
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the entertaining 'AirPods for Christmas' meme, the mystery about AirPower and Apple's missing update, Apple's rare revenue guidance change and iPhone upgrade growth challenges, and much more.

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Jan 05, 2019
Apple's 2018 Year-In-Review
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's 2018 year-in-review, including hardware and software achievements and misses, how Apple has overcome challenges from 2017, and what Apple faces in 2019.

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Dec 28, 2018
iOS changes in China, Apple Music on Alexa, Connect gets Ping'd
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's ongoing battle with Qualcomm in China and changes to iOS animations over patents, the end of Apple Music Connect and how Apple Music social features surpass the vision of iTunes Ping, Apple Music's launch on Amazon Echo, Amazon's new Echo Wall Clock, and much more.

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Dec 21, 2018
iPhone XS Smart Battery Case, XR and HomePod discounts, Apple Watch tidbits
6680

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac’s exclusive iPhone XS Smart Battery Case story, a limited HomePod discount holiday strategy, Qualcomm’s effort to block iPhone sales in China, location privacy on iOS apps, Apple Watch Series 4 heart rate features and battery life, the wait for an update on AirPower, and much more.

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Dec 13, 2018
Apple Music coming to Echo, iPhone XR clear case, Apple Watch ECG launch
5500

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.

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