Upgrade looks at how technology shapes our lives, from the devices in our hands and pockets to the streaming services that keep us entertained. Hosted by Jason Snell and Myke Hurley.
The New Numbers
James Thomson joins Jason to celebrate Cyber Monday, generate an Apple Buying Guide, grapple with subscription (and human) burnout, and explore spatial videos and the current state of visionOS development.
Under the Thumb of Qualcomm
The possibilities that Apple will release a lower-cost MacBook, Apple's difficulties in building a 5G radio to rival Qualcomm, Apple attempts to appease the EU by adopting RCS, and all hell breaks loose with OpenAI.
On the Side of Reality
Spatial videos on iPhone, 2024 iPad updates, the Apple Watch as a health device, Apple pausing iOS development to fix bugs, the potential of AI interfaces, and the meaning of the "pro" label.
Best Witch and Beast Feature
Jason has reviewed the new M3 iMac and M3 MacBook Pro, and Myke asks him for all the details. We also discuss why the large-iMac era is at an end, and review Apple's recent quarterly financial results.
Jason got to spend some time with the new M3 iMac and MacBook Pro, and returns to spill the details! We delve into the differences between chips in the M3 family, the curious case of the new low-end 14-inch MacBook Pro, and much more.
The 2023 October Event Draft
Apple has announced a "scary fast" new product announcement, and so Myke and Jason have convened an emergency session to draft what they think will happen at next Monday's mysterious event.
Never miss it
Great Apple-focussed tech podcast which is informative and fun, yet doesn’t shy away from wider issues. Haven’t missed an episode since it started.
Informative and fun
A great podcast, with excellent chemistry between and knowledge from the hosts. I never miss an episode.
I’d say it’s a little more serious than connected (japes!) and less serious than eg Mac power users.
One of the best tech podcasts
A great fusion of technology and discussion following the apple ecosystem and related technologies alongside competition. Well worth a listen.