9to5Mac Happy Hour

By Benjamin Mayo & Zac Hall

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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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MacBook Pro experience, Friends Mix, 'Creative Selection' excerpt
4772
<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
3613
<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"></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
3992
<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
4639
<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
Happy Hour Podcast 152 | Living with Alexa, iPhone batteries and speed, and iOS apps back to the Mac
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the iMac Pro launch, using Amazon Echo and Alexa with HomeKit products, the fake Cuphead game that appeared on the App Store, Apple throttling older iPhone batteries, iOS 12 and macOS 10.13 cross platform apps, and the Apple Watch New Year’s Challenge.</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/372663704&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/2017/12/14/imac-pro-now-available/">Apple’s all-new iMac Pro is now available, first orders arriving Dec 27</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/15/apple-watch-saves-life-managing-heart-attack/">How Apple Watch saved one man’s life — and how it’s empowering him after his heart attack</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/19/how-to-amazon-alexa-apple-reminders/">How to connect Amazon Alexa and Apple Reminders using IFTTT</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/05/31/amazon-echo-alexa-apple-icloud-calendar/">Amazon Echo gains iCloud Calendar support ahead of rumored ‘Siri Speaker’ competitor introduction </a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/18/stolen-cuphead-game-gets-past-app-review-accompanied-by-faked-developer-website-appears-to-be-one-of-many/">Stolen ‘Cuphead’ game gets past App Review accompanied by faked developer website, appears to be one of many</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/19/apple-email-fake/">Supposed Apple email describing app review policy changes is fake</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/18/iphone-battery-performance-issues/">Geekbench developer links iPhone performance issues to battery age and iOS updates</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/20/apple-statement-iphone-performance-battery-age-issues/">Apple admits it slows down old iPhones (but for the right reasons)</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/20/report-apple-to-support-cross-platform-apps-that-run-on-iphone-ipad-and-mac-next-year/">Report: Apple to support cross-platform apps that run on iPhone, iPad and Mac next year</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> </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/~4/8dPslg7A4yQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 21, 2017
Happy Hour Podcast 151 | Jony Ive’s design return, TV app deep dive, Apple buys Shazam
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss running a half marathon with Apple Watch Series 3 and AirPods, Apple’s first Folio Case for iPhone X, Jony Ive returning to lead day-to-day design, a quick TV app review, Apple buying Shazam, HomeKit’s vulnerability and iOS 11.2.1, and the iMac Pro’s debut.</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/369540572&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 id="results-list"> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/01/how-to-fix-iphone-randomly-rebooting/">Many iPhone users suffering from random reboots & crashes due to date/time bug affecting notifications</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/02/apple-releases-ios-11-2/">Apple releases iOS 11.2 with date crashing fix, Apple Pay Cash included, other changes</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/04/apple-pay-cash-roll-out/">Apple Pay Cash now rolling out on iOS 11.2 for non-beta users</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/05/how-to-set-up-use-apple-pay-cash/">How to set up and use Apple Pay Cash</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/05/watchos-4-2-apple-pay-cash-apple-watch/">watchOS 4.2 for Apple Watch now available with Apple Pay Cash support</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/04/audiobridge-airplay-sonos/">AudioBridge for Mac lets you easily AirPlay to Sonos from any app</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/30/apple-heart-study-watch/">Apple and Stanford begin Heart Study to detect irregular heart rhythms using Watch</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/05/apple-tv-amazon-prime-video-impending/">Apple mistakenly starts promoting Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV ahead of release [U]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/06/amazon-prime-video-app-available-apple-tv/">Amazon Prime Video app rolling out to Apple TV App Store</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/06/apple-tv-dolby-atmos-youtube-4k/">Prime Video catches Apple TV up with smart TVs, but these two features are still missing</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/06/apple-tv-twitter/">Apple rebrands iTunes Movies with new @AppleTV account on Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/04/tvos-11-2/">tvOS 11.2 with new HDR and frame rate options now available for Apple TV 4K</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/21/apple-tv-4k-atmos-youtube/">Apple TV 4K will support Dolby Atmos surround sound eventually, YouTube app doesn’t show 4K video</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/05/search-ads-basic-advanced/">Changes to Apple’s ‘Search Ads’ bring more options for developers</a></li> </ul> <h3 id="yui_3_17_2_1_1513275139787_67521">Sponsor:</h3> <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1513275139787_67531" dir="ltr">Hyper - Visit <a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/13/9to5mac-holiday-deal-hub-exclusive-deals-on-great-apple-accessories/">9to5Mac's Holiday Deal Hub</a> for exclusive savings on Apple accessories including $20 off <a href="http://bit.ly/2BjuLut">HYPER’S SOLO</a> and <a href="http://bit.ly/2CbDj4j">DUO USB-C HUBS</a> for MacBook and MacBook Pro with 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/vbvTxV7Md1s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 14, 2017
Happy Hour Podcast 150 | DateGate, new App Store Search Ads and Amazon Prime Video hits Apple TV
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the unfortunate date bug that affected iPhones over the weekend and resulted in the early delivery of iOS 11.2, the official launch of Apple Pay Cash in the U.S., updates to our Mac setups and a new app that makes AirPlaying to Sonos easier, a potential half marathon challenge that may or may not happen, the latest on Apple’s Heart Study with Apple Watch, a tease of an upcoming Apple Watch story, Amazon Prime Video finally coming to Apple TV, changes in tvOS 11.2 and what’s missing, new App Store search ads, and more.</p> <p>9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for<a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> download 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/366013136&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 available every week. As mentioned, you can <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">download this podcast via iTunes</a> or plug in <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">our RSS feed link</a> into your favorite podcasting app.</p> <p><em><strong>Note: </strong>Subscribing to the podcast feed will guarantee the latest episode is downloaded as soon as possible.</em></p> <p><strong>Hosts:</strong></p> <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> <p><strong>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</strong></p> <ul id="results-list"> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/01/how-to-fix-iphone-randomly-rebooting/">Many iPhone users suffering from random reboots & crashes due to date/time bug affecting notifications</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/02/apple-releases-ios-11-2/">Apple releases iOS 11.2 with date crashing fix, Apple Pay Cash included, other changes</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/04/apple-pay-cash-roll-out/">Apple Pay Cash now rolling out on iOS 11.2 for non-beta users</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/05/how-to-set-up-use-apple-pay-cash/">How to set up and use Apple Pay Cash</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/05/watchos-4-2-apple-pay-cash-apple-watch/">watchOS 4.2 for Apple Watch now available with Apple Pay Cash support</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/04/audiobridge-airplay-sonos/">AudioBridge for Mac lets you easily AirPlay to Sonos from any app</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/30/apple-heart-study-watch/">Apple and Stanford begin Heart Study to detect irregular heart rhythms using Watch</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/05/apple-tv-amazon-prime-video-impending/">Apple mistakenly starts promoting Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV ahead of release [U]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/06/amazon-prime-video-app-available-apple-tv/">Amazon Prime Video app rolling out to Apple TV App Store</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/06/apple-tv-dolby-atmos-youtube-4k/">Prime Video catches Apple TV up with smart TVs, but these two features are still missing</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/06/apple-tv-twitter/">Apple rebrands iTunes Movies with new @AppleTV account on Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/04/tvos-11-2/">tvOS 11.2 with new HDR and frame rate options now available for Apple TV 4K</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/21/apple-tv-4k-atmos-youtube/">Apple TV 4K will support Dolby Atmos surround sound eventually, YouTube app doesn’t show 4K video</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/05/search-ads-basic-advanced/">Changes to Apple’s ‘Search Ads’ bring more options for developers</a></li> </ul> <p>Feedback? Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. Remember: <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=925">Subscribe on iTunes</a> to catch all of the episodes as they go live and thanks for listening!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/1QYRCrAMfOg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 07, 2017
Happy Hour Podcast 149 | Moving with HomeKit, Apple Heart Study, and getting to the root of Mac bugs
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss moving houses with HomeKit accessories, restarting a fitness routine with Apple Watch, Apple and Stanford’s new Apple Heart Study, the brand new Pixelmator Pro Mac app, macOS High Sierra’s terrible root vulnerability and quick fix, and the history of software bugs in recent and not-so-recent years.</p> <p>9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for<a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> download 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/363457313&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 available every week. As mentioned, you can <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">download this podcast via iTunes</a> or plug in <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">our RSS feed link</a> into your favorite podcasting app.</p> <p><em><strong>Note: </strong>Subscribing to the podcast feed will guarantee the latest episode is downloaded as soon as possible.</em></p> <p><strong>Hosts:</strong></p> <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> <p><strong>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</strong></p> <ul id="yui_3_17_2_1_1511415029356_33618"> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/20/review-hunter-simpleconnect-ceiling-fan-homekit/">Review: Hunter SimpleConnect ceiling fan is a 2-in-1 HomeKit essential for home automation</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb47OMEjw2l/?taken-by=9to5mac">9to5Mac on Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/30/apple-heart-study-watch/">Apple and Stanford begin Heart Study to detect irregular heart rhythms using Watch</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/08/28/fitbit-iconic-smartwatch/">Fitbit launches $300 ‘Ionic’ Apple Watch competitor w/ 4+ day battery, sleep tracking, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/30/ekg-reader-is-first-ever-apple-watch-accessory-to-win-fda-approval-as-a-medical-device/">EKG reader is first ever Apple Watch accessory to win FDA clearance as a medical device</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/29/pixelmator-pro-now-available-for-60-an-advanced-single-window-image-editor-for-mac/">Pixelmator Pro now available for $60, an advanced single-window image editor for Mac</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/28/apple-support-youtube-channel/">Apple Support launches YouTube channel featuring how-to tutorial videos for iPhone and iPad</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/29/macos-root-fix/">Apple releases macOS High Sierra security fix for critical root vulnerability [U]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/28/how-to-set-root-password/">macOS High Sierra security vulnerability discovered, here’s how to set root password for fix</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2014/10/28/apple-vp-greg-joswiak-takes-the-stage-at-codemobile-conference/">Apple VP Greg Joswiak talks iOS 8.0.1, Apple Pay, and more at Code/Mobile conference</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_version_history">iOS version history</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Sponsor</strong>:</p> <p><strong>Plex</strong>, all your movies, TV shows, music and photos on any device for free. Upgrade to Plex Pass at <a href="http://www.plex.tv/redeem">www.plex.tv/redeem</a> and get your first month free with promo code ‘happyhour’.</p> <p>Feedback? Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. Remember: <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=925">Subscribe on iTunes</a> to catch all of the episodes as they go live and thanks for listening!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/wiaNBupQl0A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 01, 2017
Happy Hour Podcast 148 | HomePod misses holidays and iMac Pro rumors
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac unpack the HomePod delay a week later, detail the competition going in to the holiday season, discuss expectations and potential challenges for Apple's upcoming smart speaker, fresh iMac Pro rumors including Hey Siri support and much more.</p> <p>9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for<a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> download 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/359751623&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 available every week. As mentioned, you can <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">download this podcast via iTunes</a> or plug in <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">our RSS feed link</a> into your favorite podcasting app.</p> <p><em><strong>Note: </strong>Subscribing to the podcast feed will guarantee the latest episode is downloaded as soon as possible.</em></p> <p><strong>Hosts:</strong></p> <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> <p><strong>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</strong></p> <ul id="yui_3_17_2_1_1511415029356_33618"> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/17/spotify-iphone-x/">Spotify for iPhone X is now available with updated interface</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/17/homepad-delay/">Apple delaying HomePod smart speaker launch until next year</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/18/imac-pro-a10-fusion-chip/">iMac Pro to feature A10 Fusion coprocessor, possibly for always-on ‘Hey Siri’</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/19/apple-watch-thanksgiving-2017/">Apple Watch Thanksgiving Activity Challenge returns this year, run/walk 5K to earn new iMessage sticker</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/20/review-hunter-simpleconnect-ceiling-fan-homekit/">Review: Hunter SimpleConnect ceiling fan is a 2-in-1 HomeKit essential for home automation</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/21/apple-homepod-cancelled-revived/">HomePod project cancelled & revived several times; was originally three-feet tall; ‘blindsided’ by Amazon – Bloomberg</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/21/sonos-spotify-alexa-now-available/">Sonos rolls out Spotify control with voice using Alexa ahead of delayed HomePod launch</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/22/apples-holiday-ad-shows-off-wireless-airpods-and-a-stunning-dance-performance-in-the-snow/">Apple’s holiday ad shows off wireless AirPods and a stunning dance performance in the snow</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/16/review-ecobee4-homekit-alexa/">Review: ecobee4 packs Alexa and Google Home control in a HomeKit thermostat</a></li> <li id="yui_3_17_2_1_1511415029356_33617"><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/22/best-black-friday-apple-deals/">Best Apple Black Friday Deals: 9.7-inch iPad $249, $250 off MacBooks, iTunes gift cards, more</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Sponsor</strong>:</p> <p><strong>iMazing:</strong> Manage your iPhone, your way. Visit<a href="http://imazing.com/happyhour"> imazing.com/happyhour</a> for a 30% discount on all iMazing licenses.</p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1511415029356_33641"><strong id="yui_3_17_2_1_1511415029356_33652">9to5Toys:</strong> Visit<a href="http://9to5toys.com/"> 9to5Toys.com</a> for daily deals and the best savings on Apple products this holiday season.</p> <p>Feedback? Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. Remember: <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=925">Subscribe on iTunes</a> to catch all of the episodes as they go live and thanks for listening!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/DBxrdk8QqyA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 23, 2017
Happy Hour Podcast 147 | watchOS apps and GymKit launch, even bigger iPhones, and HomePod hype
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss changes coming to watchOS apps, the launch of GymKit in Australia, changes in iOS 11.2 beta for iPhone X, iPhone rumors for next year including a larger OLED model and a mid-sized LCD update, and anticipation of HomePod and AirPlay 2.</p> <p>9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for<a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> download 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/357316514&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 available every week. As mentioned, you can <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">download this podcast via iTunes</a> or plug in <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">our RSS feed link</a> into your favorite podcasting app.</p> <p><em><strong>Note: </strong>Subscribing to the podcast feed will guarantee the latest episode is downloaded as soon as possible.</em></p> <p><strong>Hosts:</strong></p> <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> <p><strong>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</strong></p> <ul id="yui_3_17_2_1_1510270758855_21995"> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/16/end-of-watch-os-1-apps-2018/">Apple will require new Apple Watch apps to be native starting next year</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/09/i-autocorrect-fix/">Apple releases iOS 11.1.1 for iPhone and iPad with ‘i’ autocorrect fix</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/15/gymkit-apple-watch-launch/">GymKit launches today in Australia, automatically sync workout data between Apple Watch and gym equipment</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/13/ios-11-2-watchos-4-2-tvos-11-2-macos-10-13-2-beta-3/">Apple releases third iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, tvOS 11.2, and macOS 10.13.2 betas</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/13/whats-new-in-ios-11-2-beta-3-video/">What’s new in iOS 11.2 beta 3? Hands-on with changes and features [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/13/kgi-6-5-inch-oled-6-1-inch-lcd-iphone-2018/">KGI: Apple adding 6.5-inch OLED and 6.1-inch LCD bezel-less iPhone to lineup in 2018</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/14/homepod-siri-speaker-launch-details/">HomePod: Everything we know about the Apple smart speaker so far</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/15/airplay-2-details-availability/">AirPlay 2: Everything we know about Apple’s upgraded wireless audio streaming feature</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Sponsor</strong>:</p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1510270758855_23226"><strong>Caseology:</strong> <a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/06/win-an-apple-iphone-x-giveaway/">Win an iPhone X & case bundle from 9to5Mac & Caseology! [Giveaway]</a></p> <p><strong>9to5Toys:</strong> Visit<a href="http://9to5toys.com"> 9to5Toys.com</a> for daily deals and the best savings on Apple products this holiday season.</p> <p>Feedback? Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. Remember: <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=925">Subscribe on iTunes</a> to catch all of the episodes as they go live and thanks for listening!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/t9MtyNggmEw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 17, 2017
Happy Hour Podcast 146 | Apple Pay Cash, Face ID iPads, and deep dive into the iPhone X experience
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the Apple Pay Cash beta launching, Face ID and a new design coming to next year’s iPad Pros, and the first few days with iPhone X.</p> <p>9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for<a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> download 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/353604581&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 available every week. As mentioned, you can <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">download this podcast via iTunes</a> or plug in <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">our RSS feed link</a> into your favorite podcasting app.</p> <p><em><strong>Note: </strong>Subscribing to the podcast feed will guarantee the latest episode is downloaded as soon as possible.</em></p> <p><strong>Hosts:</strong></p> <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> <p><strong>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</strong></p> <ul id="yui_3_17_2_1_1510270758855_21995"> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/07/apple-pay-cash-beta/">Apple Pay Cash now available in beta on iOS 11.2 and watchOS 4.2 [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/08/ipad-pro-face-id-apple-pencil/">Report: Redesigned iPad Pros will gain Face ID, debut next year with updated Apple Pencil</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/02/iphone-x-orders-arrive/">First iPhone X pre-orders arrive as sales begin at Apple Stores around the globe [Gallery]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/03/iphone-x-walk-in-stock/">Reports that Apple Stores may have more iPhone X stock than expected for walk-in customers</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/03/apple-shares-gallery-of-images-celebrating-iphone-x-launch-around-the-world/">Apple shares gallery of images celebrating iPhone X launch around the world</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/03/apple-bayshore-iphonex-launch/">iPhone X launch day Apple Store queues drastically different from iPhone 8</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/03/iphone-x-guided-tour/">Apple releases iPhone X guided tour video to help users with changes and new features</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/03/ios-11-2-beta-iphone-x/">PSA: iOS 11.2 beta not yet available for iPhone X, ships with 11.0.1 [U]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/03/find-iphone-x-battery-percentage-video/">How to view your current battery percentage on iPhone X [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/03/iphone-x-activation-issues/">Some users experiencing iPhone X activation failures (updated)</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/03/iphone-x-oled-burn-in-color-shifting/">Apple says color and hue shifting, OLED burn-in expected on iPhone X</a></li> <li id="yui_3_17_2_1_1510270758855_23345"><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/03/iphone-x-gesture-navigate-guide-no-home-button-video/">How to navigate the Home button-less iPhone X using gestures [Video]</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Sponsor</strong>:</p> <p><strong>iMazing:</strong> Manage your iPhone, your way. Visit<a href="http://imazing.com/happyhour"> imazing.com/happyhour</a> for a 30% discount on all iMazing licenses.</p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1510270758855_23226"><strong>Caseology:</strong> <a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/06/win-an-apple-iphone-x-giveaway/">Win an iPhone X & case bundle from 9to5Mac & Caseology! [Giveaway]</a></p> <p>Feedback? Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. Remember: <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=925">Subscribe on iTunes</a> to catch all of the episodes as they go live and thanks for listening!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/hu47eerlgrw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 10, 2017
Happy Hour Podcast 145 | iPhone X hype, HomePod SiriKit, and tvOS 11.2 features
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss initial iPhone X reviews, iOS 11.2 and SiriKit for HomePod, changes to Apple TV 4K in tvOS 11.2, and much more.</p> <p>9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for<a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> download 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/350568190&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 available every week. As mentioned, you can <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">download this podcast via iTunes</a> or plug in <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">our RSS feed link</a> into your favorite podcasting app.</p> <p><em><strong>Note: </strong>Subscribing to the podcast feed will guarantee the latest episode is downloaded as soon as possible.</em></p> <p><strong>Hosts:</strong></p> <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> <p><strong>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/27/apple-says-demand-for-iphone-x-is-off-the-charts-as-device-sells-out-around-the-world/">Apple says demand for iPhone X is ‘off the charts’ as device sells out around the world</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/31/iphone-x-reviews-previews/">iPhone X first impressions round-up: ‘good but not perfect’ the view so far [U]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/30/steven-levy-iphone-x-review/">Original iPhone reviewer Steven Levy gets early hands-on with iPhone X</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/30/iphone-x-unboxing-face-id-video/">New in-depth videos offer hands-on look at iPhone X unboxing, Face ID set up, and more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/30/sirikit-for-homepod-ios-11-2/">iOS 11.2 introduces ‘SiriKit for HomePod’ for limited third-party app support using nearby iPhones or iPads</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/30/whats-new-in-ios-11-2-beta-1-hands-on-with-changes-and-features-video/">What’s new in iOS 11.2 beta 1? Hands-on with changes and features [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/31/ios-11-1-new-emoji/">Apple releases iOS 11.1 with hundreds of new emoji, 3D Touch multitasking fix, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/31/watchos-4-1-apple-music-apple-watch/">watchOS 4.1 with Apple Music and Radio streaming for Apple Watch is now available</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/31/tvos-11-1/">tvOS 11.1 update for Apple TV (4th-gen) and Apple TV 4K now available</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/31/change-apple-id-from-gmail-to-icloud/">You can now change your Apple ID from a third-party email to an Apple domain</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/01/ios-11-2-tvos-11-2-public-beta-1/">Apple releases first iOS 11.2 and tvOS 11.2 public betas</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/01/iphone-x-exclusive-default-ringtone-reflection/">The iPhone X features a new, exclusive, default ringtone: ‘Reflection’</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/02/iphone-x-teardown/">Watch this 15-minute long iPhone X teardown video while you wait for yours</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/02/apple-earnings-fy17-q4/">Apple announces Q4 2017 revenue of $52.6b: 46.7m iPhones, 10.3m iPads, 5.4m Macs, next quarter guidance $84b-$87b</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/02/q4-17-aapl-live-blog/">Live blog: Apple’s fiscal year Q4 2017 earnings call</a></li> </ul> <p>Feedback? Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. Remember: <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=925">Subscribe on iTunes</a> to catch all of the episodes as they go live and thanks for listening!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/QtRVyiKCuDk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 03, 2017
Happy Hour Podcast 144 | Apple TV content plans, Face ID concerns, and preordering iPhone X
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac catch up on Apple's recent TV hires and upcoming show plans, reports of Face ID security changes and video hands-on leaks, which iPhone X we plan to pre-order, and a fast-forward to the middle of the night where we discuss how pre-orders went.</p> <p>9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for<a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> download 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/348898183&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 available every week. As mentioned, you can <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">download this podcast via iTunes</a> or plug in <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">our RSS feed link</a> into your favorite podcasting app.</p> <p><em><strong>Note: </strong>Subscribing to the podcast feed will guarantee the latest episode is downloaded as soon as possible.</em></p> <p><strong>Hosts:</strong></p> <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> <p><strong>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/25/apple-bbc-tv-jay-hunt-original-content/">Apple hires Channel 4 TV exec as company reportedly plans Apple Store-friendly original video content</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/20/apple-video-morgan-wandell/">Apple adds Amazon Studios alum to its original content team for international role</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/2017/10/25/bloomberg-face-id-iphone-x-production-quality/">Bloomberg: Apple lowered Face ID component specifications to make iPhone X easier to produce</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/20/3-million-iphone-x-units-at-release-date-production/">KGI: About 3 million iPhone X units will be available for launch, production improving in November</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/24/20-million-iphone-x-2017/">Report: Apple will ship just 20 million iPhone X units in 2017 due to production issues</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/23/iphone-x-meeting-jeff-williams-foxconn-ceo/">Apple COO Jeff Williams met with Foxconn CEO today ahead of iPhone X launch</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/24/iphone-x-in-store-availability/">Apple says retail stores will have iPhone X stock at launch, encourages customers to ‘arrive early’</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/24/iphone-x-closeup-hands-on/">YouTube vlog provides close-up look at iPhone X ahead of launch, from inside Caffè Macs [updated]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/24/app-switching-iphone-x-video/">Brief hands-on video offers closer look at app switching on iPhone X</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/24/apple-homepage-iphone-x/">iPhone X takes over Apple․com ahead of pre-orders</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/23/iphone-x-pre-approvals-open/">iPhone X pre-approvals for iPhone Upgrade Program customers now open</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Sponsor</strong>:</p> <p><strong>iMazing</strong>, Manage your iPhone, your way. Visit<a href="http://imazing.com/happyhour"> imazing.com/happyhour</a> for a 30% discount on all iMazing licenses.</p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1509129921967_30609"><strong>Plex</strong>, all your movies, TV shows, music and photos on any device for free. Upgrade to Plex Pass at <a href="http://www.plex.tv/redeem">www.plex.tv/redeem</a> and get your first month free with promo code ‘happyhour’.</p> <p>Feedback? Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. Remember: <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=925">Subscribe on iTunes</a> to catch all of the episodes as they go live and thanks for listening!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/d7w4j2fkGh0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 27, 2017
Happy Hour Podcast 143 | Evolving Mac setups, MacBook vs iPad, and Touch Bar oddities
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss current Mac setups including the best desktop and notebook Macs for different tasks, the current state of working from an iPad, Touch Bar thoughts after almost one year with the technology, and much more.</p> <p>9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for<a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> download 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/347632988&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 available every week. As mentioned, you can <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">download this podcast via iTunes</a> or plug in <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">our RSS feed link</a> into your favorite podcasting app.</p> <p><em><strong>Note: </strong>Subscribing to the podcast feed will guarantee the latest episode is downloaded as soon as possible.</em></p> <p><strong>Hosts:</strong></p> <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> <p><strong>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/11/tim-cook-oxford-interview/">Tim Cook describes lessons from Steve Jobs, says ‘focus on the dead’ when it comes to heroes [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/iphone-x-hands-on-video-face-id/">Hands-on with Apple’s new iPhone X, Face ID, and more [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtUlRE1b8Rc">First look: iPhone X!</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pOTNQk9Xb8&t=445s">Hands on walkthrough: Apple iPhone X!</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/17/how-to-erase-macbook-pro-touch-bar-before-selling/">Selling your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar? Apple recommends this step</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2016/12/08/macbook-pro-with-touch-bar-three-week-review/">Review: Three weeks working from the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2015/04/20/review-macbook-retina-12-inch-early-2015/">Review: Can you actually use the new 12-inch MacBook for work?</a></li> <li id="yui_3_17_2_3_1508426113597_3368"><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/06/05/imac-update/">Apple updates all iMacs with improved displays, Kaby Lake processors, more</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Sponsor</strong>:</p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_3_1506626330964_3343">Jamf Now, Create your free account today at<a href="https://www.jamf.com/lp/set-up-manage-and-protect-apple-devices-at-work/?utm_source=happyhour&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=2017-42"> jamf.com/happyhour</a>.</p> <p>Feedback? Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. Remember: <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=925">Subscribe on iTunes</a> to catch all of the episodes as they go live and thanks for listening!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/0YL_eadEl9Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 19, 2017
Happy Hour Podcast 142 | Refocusing iTunes, latest beta changes, and the future of Face ID
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the recent iTunes refocus and what could happen next, the latest changes in iOS 11.1 beta 2 including new emoji and 3D Touch gestures, watchOS 4.1 with Radio streaming over LTE and the new Wi-Fi option, potential new dynamic wallpapers on the iPhone X and Face ID coming to new iPads and much more.</p> <p>9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for<a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> download 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/346725385&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 available every week. As mentioned, you can <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">download this podcast via iTunes</a> or plug in <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">our RSS feed link</a> into your favorite podcasting app.</p> <p><em><strong>Note: </strong>Subscribing to the podcast feed will guarantee the latest episode is downloaded as soon as possible.</em></p> <p><strong>Hosts:</strong></p> <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> <p><strong>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li id="yui_3_17_2_1_1507905094086_20361"><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/06/jony-ive-new-yorker-techfest-live/">Jony Ive says we ‘sense care’ in good design, Apple will continue to be revolutionary, and more in new interview</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/09/apple-itunes-apps-focused-removed-stopgap/">Apple still offers an iTunes version with App Store, Ringtones and other features removed in ‘focused’ iTunes 12.7</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/06/emoji-ios-11-1-beta-2/">Hundreds of new emoji coming to iOS 11.1 beta 2 next week [Gallery]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/09/ios-11-1-beta-2-2/">Apple releases iOS 11.1 beta 2 with hundreds of new emoji</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/09/whats-new-ios-11-1-beta-2-changes-features-video/">What’s new in iOS 11.1 beta 2? A look at new changes and features [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/09/watchos-4-1-beta-2/">Second watchOS 4.1, macOS 10.13.1, and tvOS 11.1 betas now available</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/09/watchos-4-1-beta-2-new-changes-features-video/">What’s new in watchOS 4.1 beta 2? Hands-on with new changes and features [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/07/iphone-x-in-the-wild/">iPhone X with new wallpaper shown off in the wild thanks to new video</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/09/kgi-ipad-pro-face-id-iphone-x/">KGI: iPad Pro upgrade will likely gain Face ID from iPhone X</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/12/kgi-all-2018-iphones-to-adopt-face-id-as-apple-abandons-touch-id/">KGI: All 2018 iPhones to adopt Face ID as Apple abandons Touch ID</a></li> <li id="yui_3_17_2_1_1507905094086_20949"><a id="yui_3_17_2_1_1507905094086_24257" href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/12/all-day-assistant-camera-apple-watch/">A true all-day assistant: The compelling argument for a camera in the Apple Watch</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Sponsor</strong>:</p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_3_1506626330964_3343">iMazing, Manage your iPhone, your way. Download our free backup app at <a id="yui_3_17_2_3_1506626330964_3342" href="http://imazing.com/mini">imazing.com/mini</a>.</p> <p><strong>Feedback? Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. Remember: <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=925">Subscribe on iTunes</a> to catch all of the episodes as they go live and thanks for listening!</strong></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/FaOl-ngSvps" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 13, 2017
Happy Hour Podcast 141 | HomeKit and AirPlay 2, Sonos One event, and HomePod competition
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones, iOS 11.0.2 for iPhone 8 and watchOS 4.0.1 for Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Pay Cash testing, Nike+ Run Club's watchOS app update, running with streaming music on watchOS 4.1, HomeKit updates including Philips Hue and Chamberlain products, the Sonos One event and AirPlay 2 support, HomePod's latest competition, and more.</p> <p>9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for<a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> download 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/345480024&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 available every week. As mentioned, you can <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">download this podcast via iTunes</a> or plug in <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">our RSS feed link</a> into your favorite podcasting app.</p> <p><em><strong>Note: </strong>Subscribing to the podcast feed will guarantee the latest episode is downloaded as soon as possible.</em></p> <p><strong>Hosts:</strong></p> <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> <p><strong>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/03/apple-releases-ios-11-0-2-for-iphone-ipad-and-ipod-touch/">Apple releases iOS 11.0.2 for iPhone and iPad, including crackling audio fix for iPhone 8</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/04/apple-releases-watchos-4-0-1-w-fix-for-lte-connectivity-issues-on-apple-watch-series-3/">Apple releases watchOS 4.0.1 w/ fix for LTE connectivity issues on Apple Watch Series 3</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/28/apple-pay-cash-late-october-launch/">Apple Pay Cash may launch in late October after missing iOS 11 / watchOS 4 release</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/03/apple-pay-cash-release-date-testing/">Apple employees testing Apple Pay Cash internally w/ iOS 11.1 as public launch nears</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/02/nike-run-update-apple-watch/">Nike+ Run Club adds Audio Guided Runs, elevation support for Apple Watch-only workouts, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/03/philips-hue-homekit-tap-dimmer-switch-motion-sensor/">Philips Hue retroactively adds HomeKit features to tap, dimmer switch and motion sensor</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/03/chamberlain-myq-smart-garage-hub/">Chamberlain’s MyQ Smart Garage Hub and MyQ Home Bridge bring HomeKit to almost any garage door</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/04/sonos-new-one-wireless-speaker-upcoming-airplay-2-support/">Sonos unveils new ‘One’ wireless speaker with Alexa voice control, upcoming AirPlay 2 support</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/04/sonos-says-airplay-2-and-siri-control-coming-next-year/">Sonos says AirPlay 2 and Siri control coming next year</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/27/amazon-new-echo-speakers-4k-fire-tv/">Amazon debuts new Echo speakers and $70 4K Fire TV to rival HomePod and Apple TV</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/04/google-event-roundup-home-mini-max-pixel/">Roundup: Google announces Home Mini & Max speakers, new Pixel & Chromebook devices</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/27/jony-ive-tech-fest-2017/">Jony Ive to discuss ‘the shape of things to come’ at The New Yorker’s Tech Fest</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Feedback? Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. Remember: <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=925">Subscribe on iTunes</a> to catch all of the episodes as they go live and thanks for listening!</strong></p> <div align="center"><iframe scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="width:500px;height:580px;border:0;overflow:hidden;" width="500" height="580" src="https://app.stitcher.com/splayer/f/152127?el=1&refid=stpr"></iframe></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/FB29SoyriKQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 05, 2017
Happy Hour Podcast 140 | Apple TV 4K hands on, High Sierra debut, and what’s new in watchOS 4.1
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new Apple TV 4K, macOS High Sierra launching, Apple Watch Series 3 and LTE apps, watchOS 4.1 beta and streaming music, and more.</p> <p>9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for<a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</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/344469308&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>New episodes of Happy Hour are available every week. As mentioned, you can <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">download this podcast via iTunes</a> or plug in <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">our RSS feed link</a> into your favorite podcasting app.</p> <p><em><strong>Note: </strong>Subscribing to the podcast feed will guarantee the latest episode is downloaded as soon as possible.</em></p> <p><strong>Hosts:</strong></p> <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> <p><strong>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/22/hands-on-with-apple-tv-4k-and-the-new-siri-remote/">Hands-on with Apple TV 4K and the new Siri Remote</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/25/macos-high-sierra-now-available/">macOS High Sierra now available to download, featuring APFS, Photos updates, Safari 11, more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/26/photos-mac-os-project-extension-apps/">Photos in macOS High Sierra now works with these third-party apps for Projects</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/26/shazam-watchos-4-update-lte-support/">Shazam watchOS 4 update brings new design, faster performance, and LTE support</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/26/starbucks-apple-pay-apple-watch/">Starbucks now lets you reload store cards with Apple Pay on Apple Watch</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/27/ios-11-1-beta-1/">Apple releases first iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, tvOS 11.1, and macOS 10.13.1 developer betas</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/27/watchos-4-1-apple-music-streaming-radio/">watchOS 4.1 beta for Apple Watch Series 3 includes Apple Music streaming, new Radio app </a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/27/watchos-4-1-beta-1-music-streaming-lte-radio-app-video/">Hands-on with watchOS 4.1 beta 1: Music streaming, new Radio app, and LTE music support [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/27/whats-new-in-ios-11-1-beta-1-hands-on-with-new-features-and-changes-video/">What’s new in iOS 11.1 beta 1? Hands-on with new features and changes [Video]</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Sponsors</strong>:</p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_3_1506626330964_3330"><strong>Plex</strong>. All your movies, TV shows, music and photos on any device for free. Upgrade to Plex Pass at <a href="http://www.plex.tv/redeem">www.plex.tv/redeem</a> and get your first month free with promo code ‘happyhour’.</p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_3_1506626330964_3343"><strong>iMazing</strong>, Manage your iPhone, your way. Download our free backup app at <a id="yui_3_17_2_3_1506626330964_3342" href="http://imazing.com/mini">imazing.com/mini</a>.</p> <p><strong>Feedback? Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. Remember: <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=925">Subscribe on iTunes</a> to catch all of the episodes as they go live and thanks for listening!</strong></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/SKsPGcGDWC8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 28, 2017
Happy Hour Podcast 139 | Hands on with Apple Watch Series 3 and iPhone 8
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac's iPhone 8 / 8 Plus and Apple Watch Series 3 reviews, favorite app updates for iOS 11, and best features in iOS 11 / watchOS 4 / tvOS 11.</p> <p>9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for<a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app</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/343398791&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>New episodes of Happy Hour are available every week. As mentioned, you can <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">download this podcast via iTunes</a> or plug in <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">our RSS feed link</a> into your favorite podcasting app.</p> <p><em><strong>Note: </strong>Subscribing to the podcast feed will guarantee the latest episode is downloaded as soon as possible.</em></p> <p><strong>Hosts:</strong></p> <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> <p><strong>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</strong></p> <ul id="yui_3_17_2_1_1506005517023_29396"> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/19/review-iphone-8-8-plus/">iPhone 8/Plus Review: With this traditionally beautiful powerhouse, should you really wait for iPhone X?</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/20/review-apple-watch-series-3/">Review: Apple Watch Series 3 unlocks new potential with LTE, dramatically improved Siri</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/19/apple-releases-ios11-iphone-ipad-ipod-touch-new-features/">Apple releases iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad, here’s everything new</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/19/watchos-4-release/">watchOS 4 update for Apple Watch is now available, here’s everything new</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/19/tvos-11-release/">tvOS 11 update for Apple TV is now available, here’s everything new</a></li> <li id="yui_3_17_2_1_1506005517023_29395"><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/19/things-siri-drag-drop/">Things 3.2 adds direct Siri integration on iOS 11 and watchOS 4, iPad drag and drop</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Feedback? Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. Remember: <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=925">Subscribe on iTunes</a> to catch all of the episodes as they go live and thanks for listening!</strong></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/7GoQI-zy7rM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 21, 2017
Happy Hour Podcast 138 | iPhone 8 / X, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K event
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac react to Apple’s September event announcements including the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8 / 8 Plus / X, and much (much) more.</p> <p>9to5Mac's Happy Hour podcast is available for<a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> download on iTunes and Apple's Podcasts app</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/342361864&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong>iMazing, Manage your iPhone, your way. Download our free backup app at <a id="yui_3_17_2_5_1505408894971_3339" href="http://imazing.com/mini">imazing.com/mini</a>.</p> <p>New episodes of Happy Hour are available every week. As mentioned, you can <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">download this podcast via iTunes</a> or plug in <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">our RSS feed link</a> into your favorite podcasting app.</p> <p><em><strong>Note: </strong>Subscribing to the podcast feed will guarantee the latest episode is downloaded as soon as possible.</em></p> <p><strong>Hosts:</strong></p> <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> <p><strong>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</strong></p> <ul id="yui_3_17_2_6_1505408894971_3338"> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/11/apple-iphone-x-event-live-blog/">News Hub + Live Blog: 9to5Mac at Steve Jobs Theater for the iPhone X, LTE Apple Watch, and Apple TV 4K unveiling</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/apple-park-steve-jobs-theater-gallery/">Inside Apple Park + Steve Jobs Theater on iPhone X event day [Gallery]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/dedication-to-steve-jobs-opens-iphone-x-event/">Dedication to Steve Jobs opens iPhone X event</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/angela-ahrendts-apple-retail/">Angela Ahrendts makes first keynote appearance, calls Retail Apple’s largest product</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/watch-apples-iphone-x-iphone-8-and-apple-watch-announcement-videos-right-here/">Watch Apple’s iPhone X, iPhone 8, and Apple Watch announcement videos right here</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/apple-announces-lte-apple-watch/">Apple officially announces new Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE connectivity</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/apple-watch-series-3-starts-at-329-for-wifi-only-and-399-for-lte-pre-order-sept-15/">Apple Watch Series 3 starts at $329 for WiFi-only and $399 for LTE, pre-order Sept 15</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/watchos-adds-new-heart-rate-features-as-apple-announces-apple-heart-rate-study/">watchOS adds new heart rate features as Apple announces ‘Apple Heart Rate’ study</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/apple-announces-apple-tv-4k-with-cinematic-quality/">Apple announces Apple TV 4K with ‘cinematic quality’ video, HDR</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/itunes-will-sell-4k-movies-and-tv-shows-for-the-same-price-as-hd/">iTunes will sell 4K movies and TV shows for the same price as HD</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/apple-tv-4k-price-release-date/">Apple TV 4K starts at $179, order from September 15</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/iphone-8-iphone-8-plus/">Apple announces glass-backed iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus w/ A11 Bionic chip, 4K 60 fps video, calibrated for AR, wireless charging</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/iphone-8-price-launch/">iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus launching September 22 from $699</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/iphone-x/">Apple unveils iPhone X with all-new design, OLED Super Retina Display, Face ID</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/iphone-x-price-availability/">iPhone X starts at $999, shipping November 3</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/animoji-iphone-x/">Apple announces Animoji for iPhone X, 3D animated emoji based on your facial expressions</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/iphone-x-space-gray-silver-no-gold/">iPhone X offered in Space Gray and Silver only, no gold color option</a></li> <li id="yui_3_17_2_6_1505408894971_3337"><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/12/siri-remote-update/">Siri Remote for Apple TV updated with new Menu button and price</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Feedback? Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. Remember: <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=925">Subscribe on iTunes</a> to catch all of the episodes as they go live and thanks for listening!</strong></p> <div><a href="http://bit.ly/2eX4etN" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img title="Happy Hour Podcast 138 | iPhone 8 / X, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K event" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-498370" src="https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2017/09/nativebanner750by150.jpg?quality=82&strip=all" alt="" width="750" height="150" /></a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/WRf-tU0wx78" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 14, 2017
Happy Hour Podcast 137 | Eleventh hour iPhone X and LTE Apple Watch leaks
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac's exclusive look at the leaked iOS 11 GM and what it reveals about the LTE Apple Watch and new iPhone X.</p> <p>9to5Mac's Happy Hour podcast is available for<a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> download on iTunes and Apple's Podcasts app</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/341662690&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>New episodes of Happy Hour are available every week. As mentioned, you can <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">download this podcast via iTunes</a> or plug in <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">our RSS feed link</a> into your favorite podcasting app.</p> <p><em><strong>Note: </strong>Subscribing to the podcast feed will guarantee the latest episode is downloaded as soon as possible.</em></p> <p><strong>Hosts:</strong></p> <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> <p><strong>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</strong></p> <ul id="yui_3_17_2_1_1504877630332_27212"> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/08/ios-11-gm-wallpapers/">Leaked iOS 11 GM reveals several vibrant (and OLED black) new wallpapers and more [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/08/ios-11-gm-leak-seemingly-leaks-lte-apple-watch-with-new-face-and-digital-crown/">iOS 11 GM leak seemingly leaks LTE Apple Watch with new face and Digital Crown [Video]</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/08/lte-apple-watch-free-trial-plan/">LTE Apple Watch uses same phone number as iPhone, some carriers to offer free/cheaper trial plans</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/09/apple-watch-blush-gold-gray-ceramic/">Firmware points to new Apple Watch case finishes: ‘Blush Gold’ aluminium and ‘Gray’ ceramic</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/08/ios-11-gm-d22-iphone-8-details/">iOS 11 GM leak confirms D22 ‘iPhone 8’ features: Portrait Lighting, True Tone Display, revised AirPods, much more</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/08/iphone-8-3d-sensors-all-colors-black-front/">KGI: Breakdown of iPhone 8 3D sensors, all colors to come with black front</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/08/how-setting-up-face-id-iphone-8-will-work/">Here’s how setting up Face ID on the iPhone 8 will work</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/08/iphone-8-animoji-3d-emoji-face/">iPhone 8 to feature Animoji, send 3D animated emoji based off your facial expressions</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/09/heres-how-the-iphone-8-status-bar-will-accommodate-the-notch/">Here’s how the iPhone 8 status bar will accommodate the notch</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/09/ios-firmware-indicates-apple-to-announce-iphone-8-iphone-8-plus-and-iphone-x-on-tuesday/">iOS firmware indicates Apple to announce ‘iPhone 8’, ‘iPhone 8 Plus’ and ‘iPhone X’ on Tuesday</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/09/ios-all-face-id-interface-iphone-x/">iOS 11 + iPhone X tidbits: Face ID interface and setup, Camera app adjustments, more</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Feedback? Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. Remember: <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=925">Subscribe on iTunes</a> to catch all of the episodes as they go live and thanks for listening!</strong></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/UimQKp0FYvw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 09, 2017
Happy Hour Podcast 136 | Latest iPhone 8 rumors and what we want to see at Apple’s September event
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<p>This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the App Store overhaul on iOS 11, Family Sharing and iCloud, Apple's new Beats Studio 3 headphones, progress at Steve Jobs Theater, and expectations for the 4K Apple TV/LTE Apple Watch/iPhone 8 event on Tuesday.</p> <p>9to5Mac's Happy Hour podcast is available for<a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> download on iTunes and Apple's Podcasts app</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/341475117&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false"></iframe></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>New episodes of Happy Hour are available every week. As mentioned, you can <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=HH" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">download this podcast via iTunes</a> or plug in <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">our RSS feed link</a> into your favorite podcasting app.</p> <p><em><strong>Note: </strong>Subscribing to the podcast feed will guarantee the latest episode is downloaded as soon as possible.</em></p> <p><strong>Hosts:</strong></p> <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> <p><strong>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</strong></p> <ul id="yui_3_17_2_1_1504877630332_27212"> <li id="yui_3_17_2_1_1504877630332_27211"><a id="yui_3_17_2_1_1504877630332_28007" href="https://apple.news/THIO8RUsFTaaGHbdNl6KqOQ">9to5Mac on Apple News</a></li> <li id="yui_3_17_2_1_1504877630332_27022"><a id="yui_3_17_2_1_1504877630332_27021" href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/04/apple-beats-studio-3-wireless-buy-headphones-w1/">Apple releases new Beats Studio 3 headphones featuring W1 chip, better noise cancellation and battery life</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/01/inside-underground-steve-jobs-theater/">A look inside the underground Steve Jobs Theater ahead of Apple’s iPhone 8 event</a></li> <li id="yui_3_17_2_1_1504877630332_26970"><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/06/steve-jobs-theater-design-details/">Steve Jobs Theater has a rotating elevator and sliding wall to reveal product demo area –Bloomberg</a></li> <li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/05/iphone-8-edition-gold-sim-tray/">Purported OLED iPhone 8 SIM trays surface, once again showing new gold color</a></li> <li id="yui_3_17_2_1_1504877630332_26688"><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/01/iphone-8-edition/">Major Apple casemakers updating internal SKUs to ‘iPhone 8’, ‘iPhone 8 Plus’ and ‘iPhone Edition’</a></li> <li id="yui_3_17_2_1_1504877630332_26422"><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/07/iphone-8-release-delay/">Yet another report says the iPhone 8 will ship later than the iPhone 7s</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Feedback? Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:happyhour@9to5mac.com">happyhour@9to5mac.com</a>. Remember: <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id641836403?at=10laZc&ct=925">Subscribe on iTunes</a> to catch all of the episodes as they go live and thanks for listening!</strong></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/9to5cast/iUSC/~4/LA5Va8sDJtM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 08, 2017