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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.

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    9to5Mac Happy Hour 400: Hands-on with the iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island, Always-On display and new camera system

    9to5Mac Happy Hour 400: Hands-on with the iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island, Always-On display and new camera system

    Benjamin and Zac give their hands-on impressions with all the new features of the iPhone 14 Pro, including the Dynamic Island, Always-On Display and new camera system. We also discuss some of the launch-day bugs going around, test Apple Wallet Order tracking, and the surprising internal design change to the iPhone 14 that helps with repairability.
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    Apple releases iOS 16.0.2 to fix iPhone 14 Pro camera shake bug, copy and paste permission, more
    iOS 16.1 beta 2 no longer wants your permission to paste every single time
    Halide adds iPhone 14 Pro support for 48MP images, new depth capture features, more
    iPhone 14 Pro: This camera has range [Gallery]
    iPhone 14 internal redesign significantly reduces cost of cracked back glass repairs
    How Apple could expand iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island to Apple Pay, notifications, more
    Apple executive confirms incessant iOS 16 clipboard paste permission prompts are a bug

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    iOS 16 and watchOS 9 launch, iPhone 14 reviews, Apple Store ordering woes

    iOS 16 and watchOS 9 launch, iPhone 14 reviews, Apple Store ordering woes

    Benjamin and Zac both have some stories to tell about their ordering experiences last Friday. Plus, iOS 9 and watchOS 9 are now available to the public and we recap all the significant features of Apple’s new operating systems. The beta train doesn’t stop with iOS 16.1 beta 1 also being available … and the first round of iPhone 14 reviews are out!
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    iOS 16 now available: Lock Screen customization, iMessage edit/undo send, much more
    Best trade-in values following iPhone 14 launch + 10% cash bonus
    How to pair a new or existing Apple Watch with your new iPhone [New process]
    Best iPhone 14 launch day deals: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and more
    Apple Watch Series 8 and SE 2 reviews: Body-temperature sensor explained, software features praised
    Travel photographer Austin Mann puts iPhone 14 Pro’s new 48MP camera to the test
    iOS 16.1 beta brings battery percentage indicator to more iPhones
    Live Activities API returns with iOS 16.1 beta 1, here’s how it works
    iPhone users adopting iOS 16 faster than iOS 15
    iPhone 14 reviews: Spend more for the iPhone 14 Pro, or less for the iPhone 13
    iPhone 14 Pro: Here are all the apps and features the Dynamic Island works with at launch
    iOS 16 can instantly remove the background from any image, here’s how
    Apple Watch Ultra battery tidbits: mAh capacity and LTE impact

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra and new AirPods Pro event

    iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra and new AirPods Pro event

    It’s that time again, for the analysis of the big event of the year. Benjamin and Zac talk about everything announced at the Apple September 2022 event, including iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra, and the new AirPods Pro. Far out.
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    iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro: Which should you buy?
    AirPods Pro 2 vs AirPods Pro, AirPods 2/3: How the lineup compares
    iPhone 14 sales: Apple expects 85% of early buyers to opt for a Pro model – report
    iPhone 14 Pro: An in-depth look at how Dynamic Island works with apps, animations, more
    Apple Watch Ultra vs Series 8, SE: In-depth comparison of the new lineup
    iPhone 14 Pro hands-on: New colors, Dynamic Island in action, and more [Videos]
    Hands-on: Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra
    Tim Cook, Jony Ive, and Laurene Powell Jobs talk Steve Jobs’s legacy, Tesla design, and much more
    Laurene Powell Jobs, Jony Ive, Tim Cook, and others team up to launch the ‘Steve Jobs Archive’
    Tim Cook explains why Apple refuses to adopt RCS: ‘Buy your mom an iPhone’
    Apple event: The full recap on iPhone 14, Apple Watch Ultra, and much more
    iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via satellite feature to be powered by Globalstar

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    • 2 hrs 10 min
    iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 Apple event expectations

    iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 Apple event expectations

    Zac and Benjamin get hyped for next week’s Apple event, and discuss all the last-minute expectations for the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 and maybe the Apple Watch Pro too.
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    Gurman: iPhone 14 Pro notch replacement ‘looks like one wide pill shaped cutout’
    iPhone 14 Plus: Adding more evidence to the case we won’t get ‘iPhone 14 Max’
    iPhone 14 Plus might actually be the name of the iPhone 14 Max
    Apple Watch Series 8 release date: Here’s what to expect
    Will Apple hide the iPhone 14 hole punch notch in software?
    iPhone 14 price increase may be lower than expected, starting at $749 – TrendForce
    Apple Watch SE 2: Everything we know so far
    This iPhone 14 color lineup has us hyped for Apple’s September event next week
    Apple Watch Series 8 Pro: What will the new premium model actually be named?
    Prosser: Next-generation iPhone SE to have same form factor as iPhone XR

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    iPhone 14 event announced, self-service Mac repairs, iPadOS 16 officially delayed

    iPhone 14 event announced, self-service Mac repairs, iPadOS 16 officially delayed

    Benjamin and Chance break down this week’s Apple’s news including the announcement of the iPhone 14 event, set for September 7. Also, Cook, Ive, and Laurene Powell-Jobs will appear at the Code Conference the day before. Also, Apple officially announced the iPadOS 16 delay and launched the Self-Service Repair Program for the Mac.
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    Is there any room for Apple’s rumored AR/VR headset at the September 7 event?
    Does Apple’s ‘Far out’ invite artwork hint at iPhone 14 features? Here are some guesses
    iOS 16 beta 7 now available as Apple wraps up final development
    iPhone 14 in-person event confirmed for September 7: ‘Far out’
    iFixit: Self Repair Program actually makes M1 MacBooks less repairable
    iOS 16.1 to let users delete Wallet app amid antitrust concerns over Apple Pay
    Tim Cook, Jony Ive, and Laurene Powell Jobs will be interviewed at CodeCon 2022 event
    Apple confirms delay in iPadOS 16 release, first 16.1 beta now available to developers
    Apple’s Self Service Repair store goes live with M1 MacBook replacement parts
    Sketchy rumor: iPad 10 could feature Touch ID in top button, relocated FaceTime camera

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    • 59 min
    iOS 16 beta 6, iPhone 14 event date, Stage Manager thoughts

    iOS 16 beta 6, iPhone 14 event date, Stage Manager thoughts

    Apple seems to want to shove more ads down our throats. Benjamin and Zac discuss the careful line Apple must walk to not lose customers at the expense of infinite revenue growth. Also, iOS 16 beta 6 is out as Apple heads to weekly beta cycle ahead of an expected iPhone 14 event on September 7. Plus, Zac finally had a chance to try out Stage Manager and put it through its paces.
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    Bloomberg: iPhone 14 event slated for September 7, release on September 16
    Report: iPhone 14 Pro price increase could be $100, offset by more storage
    watchOS 9 beta 6 is now available to developers and public testers
    Apple sets new deadline for corporate employees to return to the office three days a week
    iOS 16 beta 6 gives users more control over battery percentage in Low Power Mode
    iOS 16 beta 6 now available as Apple finalizes features ahead of September launch
    Report: Apple wants to triple its revenue from ads business, likely expanding Search Ads to Maps app
    Apple September event: iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, iOS 16 release date, and more.

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    • 1 hr 12 min

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