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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.

    Apple Store at the curb, macOS 10.15.5, Apple TV+ expansions

    Apple Store at the curb, macOS 10.15.5, Apple TV+ expansions

    This week Zac and Benjamin discuss the state of Apple Stores during the global pandemic, updates to Apple's Exposure Notifications API, macOS 10.15.5 and new battery features, new details about Messages for Mac on macOS 10.16, loads of Apple TV+ developments, and much more.
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    Stories:

    [Update: New pictures and video] Leaked images may show redesigned Leather Loop for Apple Watch
    How to jailbreak iOS 13.5 on a Windows machine using Unc0ver jailbreak
    More than half of Apple Stores worldwide have reopened
    A look at the new Pro Display XDR fine-tune calibration settings in macOS Catalina 10.15.5
    Apple acquires machine learning startup Inductiv Inc. to improve Siri data
    Voice dictation on iPhone much slower than Pixel [Video]- 9to5Mac
    Apple reaches deal for upcoming Martin Scorsese film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro
    HBO stops participating in Apple TV Channels, users directed to HBO Max app
    COVID-19: Here's every open Apple Store
    Apple TV+ now includes all classic Fraggle Rock episodes, orders full season reboot [update: official]
    HBO Max now available for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV
    Quibi for iPhone updated with AirPlay integration for big-screen viewing
    Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.5 with new Battery Health Management feature
    Switzerland first to release COVID-19 app using Apple and Google Exposure Notification API
    Apple will reopen over 100 US retail stores this week, most with curbside or storefront service only
    How to jailbreak iOS 13.5 using Unc0ver on macOS
    Apple working to replace Messages app on Mac with a Catalyst version iOS 14 code reveals
    Apple TV+ roundup: ‘Little Voice’ premiere date, Daytime Emmy nominations, series about Gawker
    Bloomberg: Apple seeking new boss for original podcasts effort, plans TV+ tie-ins
    Icon Garden podcast - Zac appearance
    Space Explored joining Seth Weintraub’s 9to5 Network

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    iOS 13.5 release, iPhone 12 EarPods, Apple TV+ back catalog

    iOS 13.5 release, iPhone 12 EarPods, Apple TV+ back catalog

    Benjamin and Zac unpack the release of iOS 13.5 and the Apple/Google Exposure Notification API app adoption, Apple Watch 2020 Pride bands and faces, Ming-Chi Kuo's prediction that iPhone 12 won't include EarPods in the box, Apple TV+ potentially buying a back catalog of content, a new Tom Hanks film coming to the service, and much more.
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    Stories:

    Apple releases iOS 13.5, here are the new features
    [Update: Now available] watchOS 6.2.5 enables ECG and Irregular heart rhythm notifications for Apple Watch in Saudi Arabia
    New Apple Watch faces: 2020 Pride and rainbow Gradient [update: more]
    Apple releases two new Pride Edition Sport Bands for Apple Watch
    Looking for the new Rainbow color on your Apple Watch? watchOS 6.2.5 may have lost it
    Kuo: Apple may not include EarPods headphones in iPhone 12 box to boost AirPods sales
    Bloomberg: Apple TV+ tops 10 million subscribers, company buying TV show and movie back catalog to expand service
    Apple TV+ inks $70 million deal to premiere upcoming Tom Hanks film ‘Greyhound’
    Apple TV+ comedy 'Mythic Quest' set to debut shot on iPhone quarantine episode on May 22
    ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ to become a Spotify exclusive, leaving Apple Podcasts
    Next Apple Watch Activity Challenge set for World Environment Day next month

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    Chapters:
    00:00:00 — iOS 13.5 now available
    00:23:50 — Apple Watch 2020 Pride faces and bands
    00:34:28 — iPhone 12 EarPods
    00:48:15 — Apple TV+ back catalog
    01:04:25 — Apple Podcast originals
    01:09:00 — Yobi B3 HomeKit doorbell
    01:18:30 — Apple Watch Activity Challenge
    01:21:35 — Wrap up
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    AirPods Studio, new iPads rumored and iPhone 12 Pro exclusive features

    AirPods Studio, new iPads rumored and iPhone 12 Pro exclusive features

    Apple closes deal to buy NextVR, Logic Pro X gains Live Loops, exclusive new details on AirPods Studio, Kuo on iPad size updates, iPhone 12 features, and much more.
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    Stories:

    Exclusive: NextVR acquired by Apple (Updated)
    Apple touts ‘broadcast quality’ of iPhone cameras as Hollywood adapts to at-home production
    Some iPad Pro users complaining that the Magic Keyboard causes excessive battery drain
    Massive Logic Pro X update hits today with Live Loops, more
    Rumor: ‘AirPods Studio’ name and $349 price for Apple’s over-ear headphones
    Exclusive: AirPods Studio to feature head and neck detection, custom equalizer settings, more
    Powerbeats Pro likely gaining four new colors including Cloud Pink and Lava Red
    Kuo: New 10.8-inch iPad and 9-inch iPad mini on the way, Apple Glasses in 2022 'at the earliest'
    Apple News+ audio stories planned; publishers fear the worst
    Rumors: iPhone 12 Pro to feature ProMotion high-refresh rate screen, improved Face ID, 3x rear camera zoom
    Space Pod: Astronaut Tom Cruise, NASA Human Landing System, SpaceX Demo-2

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    Chapters:
    00:00:00 — NextVR deal closes
    00:08:56 — WWDC TV
    00:12:26 — Magic Keyboard battery drain
    00:24:17 — Logic Pro X
    00:28:31 — AirPods Studio
    00:38:49 — Powerbeats Pro 2020
    00:45:03 — New iPad sizes, Apple Glasses
    00:56:46 — Apple News audio
    01:09:22 — iPhone 12 ProMotion, 3x zoom
    01:19:22 — SpaceExplored.com Space Pod teaser
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    iOS 13.5 beta 4, the ’new’ 13-inch MacBook Pro, making a HomeKit house

    iOS 13.5 beta 4, the ’new’ 13-inch MacBook Pro, making a HomeKit house

    Benjamin explains a recent Facebook bug, iOS 13.5 beta 4 brings changes to Exposure Notification, Apple unveils WWDC 2020 dates, 13-inch MacBook Pro switches to Magic Keyboard, Zac recaps recent HomeKit updates, Apple TV+ reaches half a year, and much more.
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    Stories:

    PSA: Facebook SDK bug causing several popular apps to crash right now [Update: Fixed]
    iOS 13.5 beta 4 revamps COVID-19 exposure notification opt-in interface in Settings
    Apple Watch and iPhone can automatically send vital Medical ID info to first responders in iOS 13.5

    Emergency SOS 
    Medical ID 


    Apple kicking off week of virtual WWDC on June 22, jackets and pins for Swift Challenge winners
    Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard, doubles SSD storage
    Kuo: 14.1-inch MacBook Pro joining lineup after 16-inch redesign, new iMac Pro in Q4
    Review roundup: 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is a 'strong and safe bet' but also the 'awkward middle child' [Videos]
    Six months on, Apple TV+ features creative original shows but service remains confusing for newcomers

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    Ground Control to Major Tom: NASA shooting film in space with Tom Cruise

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    Chapters:
    00:00:00 — Facebook
    00:12:48 — iOS 13.5
    00:22:32 — WWDC20
    00:40:58 — 13-inch MacBook Pro
    00:55:30 — HomeKit
    01:31:22 — Apple TV+
    01:47:25 — 9to5Mac Watch Time Virtual 5K
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    • 1 hr 52 min
    iOS 13.5 beta addresses COVID-19, AirPods rumors, HomePod mini

    iOS 13.5 beta addresses COVID-19, AirPods rumors, HomePod mini

    iOS 13.5 arrives in beta, Apple's Exposure Notification API is ready to combat COVID-19 risks, Face ID and Group FaceTime are making changes, Zac has more thoughts on the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard, iPhone SE has a missing feature, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts new AirPods, Apple announces earnings results, and much more.
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    Stories:

    Apple releases iOS 13.5 beta with first version of its COVID-19 exposure notification API
    iOS 13.5 beta makes it easier to skip Face ID if you're wearing a mask
    Busy Group FaceTime call? iOS 13.5 lets you turn off automatic face zooming
    iPhone SE lacks support for Haptic Touch on notifications, and it's not a bug
    Kuo expects 'AirPods Pro Lite' to be Beats, AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro 2 as soon as next year
    Bloomberg: iPhone 12 to feature smaller notch and share design cues with iPad Pro, half-size cheaper HomePod later this year
    Rumors: Apple-designed game controller, iPad with under-screen Touch ID, smaller iPhone 12 notch pictured
    Apple announces fiscal Q2 2020 earnings: revenue of $58.3 billion amid COVID-19 concerns
    Tim Cook expects iPhone SE to attract Android users, 'it's faster than the fastest Android phones'
    Apple working on new Apple Card financing options for products other than iPhone
    Tim Cook: iMessage and FaceTime saw record daily use in Q2, Apple News reached 125M users
    Apple Stores in Australia and Austria will reopen in 1 to 2 weeks
    9to5Mac Watch Time Podcast
    9to5Mac stickers!
    Zac on Today in Space podcast
    NASA taps SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics to develop human landing systems for Artemis moon mission
    Astronaut Reisman on Twitter
    9to5Mac Happy Hour 261: An interview with Astronaut Reisman, ‘For All Mankind’ consultant for Apple TV+

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    Chapters:
    00:00:00 — iOS 13.5
    00:09:49 — Face ID and masks
    00:15:21 — Group FaceTime zooming
    00:20:51 — Magic Keyboard followup
    00:31:32 — iPhone SE followup
    00:36:05 — AirPods Pro Lite
    00:41:47 — HomePod Lite
    00:47:01 — AirTags Expensive
    00:52:59 — AAPL Earnings
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Magic Keyboard for iPad, Apple Music on Samsung TVs, 23-inch iMac

    Magic Keyboard for iPad, Apple Music on Samsung TVs, 23-inch iMac

    Zac has hands-on impressions with the Magic Keyboard for iPad, Benjamin has an update on the Logitech trackpad, Apple has a new Mac battery feature, and there's a 23-inch iMac update rumored.
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    • 1 hr 23 min

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