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

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

    iPhone 9 Plus, Apple CarKey, iPadOS 13.4

    iPhone 9 Plus, Apple CarKey, iPadOS 13.4

    Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's first theatrical release film, iPhone 9 and iPhone 12 rumors, the latest 9to5Mac exclusives from iOS 14, iOS 13.4, and more.
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    Stories we discuss in this episode:

    Watch now on Apple TV: The Banker movie, Amazing Stories starring Robert Forster, Carpool Karaoke with Stranger Things cast
    Hands-on: What’s new in iOS 13.4? An awesome productivity update for iPad users [Video]
    ‘Find My’ features found in iOS 14 code include new notification triggers and AR mode
    iOS 14: CarPlay wallpapers, deeper Apple Store integration in Maps
    iOS 14 code confirms Apple planning ‘iPhone 9 Plus’ with A13 as larger version of rumored entry-level model
    iOS 14 code reveals Apple working with BMW on futuristic ‘CarKey’ iPhone feature
    App Store rules are preventing game streaming services from reaching iPhone and iPad users
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    Chapters:
    00:00:00 — The Banker
    00:09:23 — iPhone 9 Plus
    00:22:40 — iPhone 12 camera
    00:31:15 — CarPlay wallpapers
    00:38:52 — New Find My features
    00:46:20 — CarKey and BMW
    00:55:10 — App Store and game services
    01:01:47 — iPadOS 13.4
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    2020 MacBook Air, iPad Pro with trackpad, iOS 13.4

    2020 MacBook Air, iPad Pro with trackpad, iOS 13.4

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

    9to5Mac - Apple News & Mac Rumors Breaking All Day
    Apple announces WWDC 2020 coming in June as an ‘online experience’: Apple will reveal iOS 14 and more
    All-new Powerbeats replacing Powerbeats3 for $50 less, 3 hours more battery, ‘Pro’ design
    Apple announces new MacBook Air with scissor switch keyboard, $999 price point
    Apple unveils new iPad Pro with backlit Magic Keyboard case, available to order today
    Apple updates Mac mini with double the storage
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    iOS 14 and watchOS 7 leaks, iPad Pro cursor, Apple Watch Series 6 features

    iOS 14 and watchOS 7 leaks, iPad Pro cursor, Apple Watch Series 6 features

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

    Exclusive Archives
    Apple Watch blood oxygen detection feature found in iOS 14 code snippet
    iOS 14 icon leak reveals first look at Apple's high-end, over-ear headphones with AirPods features
    Apple Watch Series 6 and watchOS 7 to include 'Infograph Pro' with tachymeter, SchoolTime and kids mode, sleep tracking, more
    Sophisticated mouse cursor support coming to iOS 14, new iPad Smart Keyboard models with trackpad
    Apple developing new augmented reality app for iOS 14, testing Apple Store and Starbucks partnership
    iOS 14 reveals iPhone 9 and updated iPad Pro details, new Apple TV remote, AirTags, more
    iOS 14 to include new homescreen list view option with Siri suggestions and more
    HomeKit in iOS 14: Face recognition, Apple TV audio, Night Shift for lights
    iOS 14: Major accessibility features, Alipay Apple Pay, wallpaper app integration, more
    watchOS 7 to include new 'International' Apple Watch face with multiple country flags
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    Chapters:
    00:00:00 — Apple Watch Series 6 blood oxygen saturation
    00:11:54 — AirPods Studio icon
    00:24:32 — watchOS 7 SchoolTime
    00:47:57 — iPadOS cursor details
    01:01:38 — AR in iOS 14
    01:10:50 — Hardware clues
    01:15:48 — Apple TV remote???
    01:31:02 — HomeKit in iOS 14
    01:40:55 — Accessibility in iOS 14
    01:49:52 — watchOS 7 "International"
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    • 1 hr 55 min
    14-inch MacBook Pro, mini LED displays, WWDC fate

    14-inch MacBook Pro, mini LED displays, WWDC fate

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

    Apple now allows push notification advertising, updates dating app review guidelines and more
    Kuo: 14.1-inch MacBook Pro joining lineup after 16-inch redesign, new iMac Pro in Q4
    New Mac mini and iMac updates coming 'soon' alongside new iPad, leaker says
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    Chapters:
    00:00:00 — Zac's AirPods Pro journey
    00:11:26 — App Store guidelines
    00:22:10 — 14" MacBook Pro
    00:34:54 — CoinX on iMac, Mac mini, iPad
    00:50:02 — SXSW, WWDC, COVID-19
    01:02:36 — Apple TV+ premiers
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Trackpad, ARM Macs, HomeKit routers

    iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Trackpad, ARM Macs, HomeKit routers

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

    Report: Apple releasing iPad Pro Smart Keyboard with built-in trackpad this year
    2020 AAPL shareholders meeting recap
    Target inventory system also includes placeholder listings for new Apple TV, iPod touch, and Apple Watch bands
    New Powerbeats wireless headphones get FCC approval, 'Hey Siri' support expected
    Apple to launch ARM Mac without Intel CPU in 2021, says Kuo
    Apple planning over-the-air OS recovery for iOS devices based on iOS 13.4 beta code
    Report: iPhone 12 may support new short-range WiFi standard, AirTags to charge wirelessly like an Apple Watch
    Amazon’s Eero debuts first HomeKit router update, bringing enhanced smart home security
    Apple support document details HomeKit router features, complicated setup process
    Apple lists the cameras and routers that will be compatible with the latest HomeKit features
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Apple Music updates, iPhone 9 rumors, iOS 14 default apps

    Apple Music updates, iPhone 9 rumors, iOS 14 default apps

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

    Ming-Chi Kuo casts doubt on 2x2 MIMO uplink support for 5G iPhone 12
    Three is launching 5G in time for 'critical' launch of new iPhones
    Pandora now lets you stream music on the Apple Watch without iPhone
    iPhone 12 may use custom 5G antenna with Qualcomm modems
    Apple March event rumored: iPhone 9 and more expected
    Apple says it won't hit Q2 revenue target due to coronavirus
    Tim Cook details Apple’s response to coronavirus outbreak in memo to employees
    Bloomberg: iPhone SE 2 on track to launch in March despite coronavirus production delays, new iPad Pro in first half of the year
    Digitimes: New '12-inch' iPad Pro in production with 3D-sensing rear camera, likely March launch
    Alternate albums now get smarter handling on Apple Music
    Kuo: Ultra-wide band chip production ramp predicts Q3 2020 launch for Apple AirTags
    watchOS 6.1.3 for Apple Watch available today with critical bug fixes
    iPhone 9 mass production 'likely' delayed due to coronavirus, report says
    China to Taiwan: Apple shifting production over coronavirus
    Bloomberg: Apple considers allowing iPhone users to set third-party web browsers and email apps as defaults, native Spotify on HomePod
    Apple Music for Mac adds time-synced lyrics feature in latest macOS 10.15.4 beta
    Episode 32: CES and HomeKit Roundtable with Special Guests Zac Hall, Adam Justice and Richard Gunther
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

Revilo Namnep ,

My Honest Opinion.

The discussions about Apple tech/news stories are interesting but limited slightly in my view by Zac’s eagerness to wrap up a segment, only to then start a new chapter to talk about his latest personal experience running a marathon with Apple Watch, or updating his laptop for example. These sections are much less engaging and seldom provoke a response from Benjamin, and often cause me to switch off.

The free flowing discussion about emerging tech, product leaks and apple events is what I value in this podcast and is surely must be the case with the wider listener base.

DaveJB27 ,

Passionate Presenters

This is a great podcast if you want to keep up to date with anything Apple related from software to hardware, special events and WWDC events. They’re both really honest too, with iOS 13 release they really do talk honestly about how buggy it is and also talk about predictions for the future, iOS 14. Give it a listen, it helps you to make an informed decision about products too because the presenters do own the products and test the betas and are passionate about this subject

Duccly ,

Good podcast to stay up to date with the news

If you want to stay up to date with Apple news this is the definitive show. Other Apple shows hosts try to make it all about themselves but these two guys stick to the news and keep everything informative. Zac can be major cringe when he talks about "diversity" or Brexit but it's rare so still worth staying subscribed to.

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