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 Myke Hurley and Jason Snell.
Repudiation of a Decade
A half-sized Mac Pro? No more Touch Bar? MagSafe is coming back? A consumer Apple display? This week Jason and Myke are partying like it's 2015 as they analyze all the reports about new Macs coming later this year.
Tina, If You're Tuna…
The avalanche of 2021 Apple product rumors has arrived, the Mac App Store turns 10, tech platforms show some of their users the door, and Jason provides Intel Mac buying advice to a friend, or is it a fish?
New Year, Same Old Prediction
2021 has arrived, so it's time for Jason to predict what he thinks Apple will do this year. But it's also time for Myke to look back on his 2020 predictions and judge how well those came out.
The 2020 Upgradies
It's the 7th annual Upgradies! Myke and Jason discuss their favorites of 2020 across many categories.
Mandatory Turkey Holiday
It's the Upgrade Holiday Special! Myke reviews the AirPods Pro Max and Jason reviews Apple Fitness+. Then we get into the spirit of the season with a holiday-themed #askupgrade, and Myke watches "A Charlie Brown Christmas" for the very first time!
People Aren't Always Logical
Warner Media blowback, Apple's Gawker show gets cancelled, Disney fires off its Death Star, and Apple announced a $550 pair of headphones.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Great Apple punditry
THe strength of Upgrade compared with other Apple podcasts are the different segments and special shows. Upstream is always really interesting and I do love the event drafts.
It would nice to have a special guest on every now and again to get new perspectives.
Otherwise a great show with knowledgeable hosts, even if one is sadly losing his British accent (I die a little bit every time I hear “a bunch of” come out of a Brit’s mouth - completely my issue though. Myke is great!)
Probably the best Relay show
The description doesn't say it but this show is mostly about Apple and they even have drafts of Apple events but don't even mention any other tech events. It says it's about technology but it's mostly just Apple with a segment on streaming services. That said, it's probably the best Relay show as the pairing of the hosts actually go well together, unlike some of the other shows. It's a tight format, sometimes funny, and gets the job done. The segment called UpStream is good as it's interesting to keep up to date with lots of stuff in TV and movie streaming which can be hard to keep up with otherwise. A decent weekly listen.
The 2019 Upgradies was probably the worst show I’ve heard all year. Not sure if it’s for fun or meant to be serious. Won’t be listening to that again!