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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    iPhone 14 always-on details, more App Store ads, iPadOS 16 delayed

    iPhone 14 always-on details, more App Store ads, iPadOS 16 delayed

    Benjamin and Zac catch up on Apple’s quarterly earnings results from last week, and bemoan the ongoing expansion of Apple’s ad business. iPadOS 16 will also reportedly be delayed until October for the first time. There are also iOS 16 always-on display leaks and Apple Studio Display woes to discuss.
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    Apple Studio Display firmware 15.5 drops amid speaker problem complaints
    Rumored 10th-generation iPad schematics show new rear camera module design, flat edge chassis, no headphone jack?
    Apple delaying iPadOS 16 release to October; iOS 16 still expected in September
    Hiring trends indicate Apple plans to significantly expand its ads business
    AAPL investors need to see inside the company’s “$70 billion black box,” say analysts
    Apple preps Android switchers for iPhone 14 with new explainer video
    $50 gift card with Apple TV purchase promotion available again at the US Apple Store, also launches in other countries
    Apple overhauls iPhone checkout experience with larger images, focus on trade-ins, more
    Apple expanding App Store ads from search to ‘Today’ tab and more

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    iOS 16 beta 4 changes, more Apple Watch Pro info and AR’s uncertain future

    iOS 16 beta 4 changes, more Apple Watch Pro info and AR’s uncertain future

    Benjamin and Zac analyze the new changes in iOS 16 beta 4, and recall some recent positive SharePlay experiences. There’s even more new info on the Apple Watch Pro, and we have doubts about the state of the augmented reality businesses in big tech and new startups.
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    iOS 16 beta 4 reduces time limit for unsending iMessages, adds new edit log
    iOS 16 Live Activities API now available with beta 4 for developers to try it out
    CarPlay wallpaper options expand in iOS 16 beta 4, download images here
    iOS 16 adds new wallpapers for the Home app, and you can download them here
    Heads Up! for iPhone and iPad
    Netflix rolling out external subscription button for iOS users
    Gurman: Apple Watch Pro to feature a redesign and larger display, new sensors delayed
    Theater Mode on Apple Watch
    flyastroapple on Twitter
    Meta raising the price on its Oculus Quest 2 VR headset by $100 in August
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    MacBook Air hands on, Apple TV+ Emmys, Apple Health whitepaper

    MacBook Air hands on, Apple TV+ Emmys, Apple Health whitepaper

    This week, Benjamin and Zac break down Apple’s continued success at getting TV+ awards, and some new Apple Music initiatives. Plus, Zac gets his hands on with the brilliant — completely controversy unencumbered — new MacBook Air.
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    Apple Music Sessions announced: Exclusive live releases in Spatial Audio
    Luke Combs concert streaming on Apple Music Live in August
    Apple to cash out $50 million for selling MacBooks with faulty keyboard
    M2 MacBook Air base model review -
    How iPhone and Apple Watch are taking on health - 9to5Mac
    Apple Arcade adds new 'Leaving Soon' tab with 15 titles to be removed
    Apple to cut spending and hiring on select teams in response to economic slowdown

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    iOS 16 public beta is out, macOS Ventura System Settings, Apple Car details

    iOS 16 public beta is out, macOS Ventura System Settings, Apple Car details

    This week, Jony Ive says goodbye to Apple for the second time. Apple releases iOS 16 beta 3 for the second time, and we talk about the rumored bigger Apple Watch for the second time in as many weeks. Benjamin and Zac also discuss a really interesting report from The Information about the progress of the Apple Car project.
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    James Webb Space Telescope’s first color image unveiled by NASA – Space Explored
    Jony Ive LoveFrom contract was likely only ever a PR fiction; ending it means nothing
    Jony Ive is no longer an Apple consultant, says report
    iOS 15.6 RC version now available with bug fixes and TV app feature for live sports
    iOS 16 public beta is here: Should you install it?
    Get iOS 16: Here’s how to install the beta
    Get watchOS 9: How to install the beta on your Apple Watch
    Get macOS Ventura: How to install the beta on your Mac
    How to install HomePod Software 16 public beta
    These are the five best features of iOS 16
    Inside Apple Car: Jony Ive’s design, Federighi’s skepticism, the ‘jogger incident,’ more
    Gurman: Rugged Apple Watch could be branded ‘Pro’ and replace Edition

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    iCloud Shared Photo Library hands on, iOS 16 beta 3, bigger screen Apple Watch

    iCloud Shared Photo Library hands on, iOS 16 beta 3, bigger screen Apple Watch

    Zac has COVID-19. But Apple has cool stuff to discuss, including hands-on with iCloud Shared Photo Library, Lockdown mode and other changes in iOS 16 beta 3, a bigger Apple Watch screen rumor and TV+ sports rumors continue to swirl.
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    Difference between MacBook Air and Pro: How the redesigned lightweight MacBook stacks up
    Fate of Apple and Sunday Ticket to be determined by fall, says NFL commissioner
    Bloomberg: Rugged Apple Watch edition to have stronger metal case and larger display
    iOS 16 beta 3: Here’s everything new on iPhone and iPad
    iOS 16 beta 3 includes clownfish wallpaper from original iPhone
    iPhone Lockdown Mode coming in iOS 16 to protect against targeted cyber attacks, here’s how it works
    MKBHD Easter egg latest clue to suggest 2022 MacBook Air pre-orders will start on Friday
    Apple Music giving away free Beats Flex earphones to new student subscribers
    Gurman: Apple Watch Series 8 to feature body temperature sensor (as long as it passes internal tests)

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    13-inch M2 MacBook Pro quirks, HomePod rumors, new HomeKit architecture

    13-inch M2 MacBook Pro quirks, HomePod rumors, new HomeKit architecture

    Buyers of the 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro have discovered that the base model’s SSD speeds are slower than the M1 counterpart. Benjamin and Zac weigh in on whether this is a big deal or not. Plus, the story around iPadOS 16 and home hubs gets even more complicated. There are also juicy new rumors surrounding the upcoming HomePod and Apple TV updates, Apple has apparently delayed plans to introduce its own in-house modems in the iPhone, and more. 
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    Apple increases iPhone 13 prices in Japan ahead of iPhone 14 launch this fall
    Should anyone actually buy the new M2 MacBook Pro?
    iFixit teardown shows M2 MacBook Pro is just a recycled laptop with a new chip inside
    Apple 5G chip problem in iPhone 15 is likely legal, not technical
    iOS 16 Home app: Hands-on with the overhauled HomeKit experience [Video]
    Apple says iPad can still be a home hub in iOS 16, as long as the new HomeKit features don’t Matter to you
    Kuo: Apple in-house 5G modem faces development woes, will use Qualcomm chips for iPhone 15
    Apple TV 4K (2022): Rumors, release date, features, Siri Remote, more
    Apple Watch Series 8 rumored to feature new Low Power Mode
    A new full-size HomePod could be a hit, as long as Apple doesn’t overthink it
    US Supreme Court puts Apple vs Qualcomm battle to rest (for now)
    Entry-level M2 MacBook Pro has a slower SSD than M1 model
    AirPods Pro 2: Design, features, release date, price, more

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    • 1 hr 26 min

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Awesome Tech Podcast

I listen to all the great Podcast ... The Talk Show, ATP, Upgrade etc. Happy Hour is by far the best .... Chemistry between the guys is superb and my only complain is that I would like more but like all good chefs say ... Keep them wanting more , look forward to each instalment ! Keep up the awesome work Mayo and Zack

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