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The CultCast covers each week’s best Apple stories, news, and accessories for your iDevices and Mac—but more importantly—we do it with pizzaz. Why listen to another dreary tech program? Tune in to the CultCast each week for a healthy dose of Apple, jokes gone sour, and plenty of tangents.

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The CultCast covers each week’s best Apple stories, news, and accessories for your iDevices and Mac—but more importantly—we do it with pizzaz. Why listen to another dreary tech program? Tune in to the CultCast each week for a healthy dose of Apple, jokes gone sour, and plenty of tangents.

    #463 - iPhone 12/Pro first impressions!

    #463 - iPhone 12/Pro first impressions!

    This week: the reviews are in, let's talk about iPhone 12! Plus—the honest truth about of 5G, HomePod gets a game changing new feature, and Jony Ive gets a brand new job.
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    iPhone 12 and 12 Pro first impressions: Apple does it again
    The first reviews of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro landed online Tuesday, and the devices’ marquee feature — 5G wireless connectivity — largely went unnoticed. iPhone 12 sees strong start with twice as many preorders as iPhone 11
    iPhone 12 has seen twice as many preorders as last year’s iPhone 11, while iPhone 12 Pro is proving more popular than iPhone 11 Pro, according to new estimates from reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Early iPhone 12 and 12 Pro battery tests suggest 5G comes at a cost
    The new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro bring 5G to Apple’s smartphones for the first time. But it comes at a cost to your battery. iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 12 vs iPhone 11 Pro Camera Test
    HomePod will soon have Dolby Atmos support for Apple TV 4K
    An upcoming home cinema feature will soon enable Apple HomePod to blast Dolby Atmos audio from Apple TV 4K. The feature, which is on the way as part of a future firmware update, will also support 5.1 and 7.1 channel audio (via The Verge). Only the regular HomePod will get the option, however. The new HomePod mini won’t support Atmos.

    • 55 min
    #462 - iPhone 12/Pro/Mini and HomePod Mini — our reactions!

    #462 - iPhone 12/Pro/Mini and HomePod Mini — our reactions!

    This week: it’s our iPhone 12/Pro/Mini and HomePod Mini reactions! We review everything Apple announced at the "Hi, Speed" event, and we dig into all the new features. We’ve got a lot to say….
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    With HomePod mini, Apple goes small, cheap and smart
    Apple took the wraps of the HomePod mini Tuesday, showcasing a pint-size smart speaker that promises high-end audio at a lower price than its big brother. But the most interesting parts might have nothing to do with music. iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini look anything but standard
    Apple showcased the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 handsets Tuesday, showing just how powerful an “entry level” smartphone can be. iPhone 12 Pro dazzles with new design, 5G, improved cameras
    Like its predecessor, iPhone 12 Pro comes in two size options. The smaller model offers a 6.1-inch display, while the larger Max model packs a 6.7-inch display — the largest ever in an iPhone. And yet, both devices are just as portable as iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max. They’re also available in new color options: silver, graphite, gold, and Pacific blue.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #461 - Our "Hi, Speed" Apple event.... PREDICTIONS

    #461 - Our "Hi, Speed" Apple event.... PREDICTIONS

    This week: iPhone 12! HomePods Mini! AirTags! Next Gen Macs! Air Power Mat? We’re talking our “Hello, Speed” Apple event hardware predictions.
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    Apple October event invite might hide AirTags in plain sight
    The invite to an Apple October product event might have an upcoming device hidden in plain sight. Part of the graphic included with the invite apparently bears a strong resemblance to AirTags, the item-location tags that are supposedly on the docket for the October 13 event. Apple ‘Hi, Speed’ event on Oct. 13 could bring iPhone 12, new Mac and more
    Apple just invited the world to an event on October 13. No agenda was announced, but there’s little doubt the star will be the iPhone 12, the first iOS device with 5G wireless networking. Apple hinted at the coming upgrade with the title of the HomePod mini on the way this year, but don’t expect HomePod 2
    Apple will introduce a HomePod mini in 2020, but don’t get your hopes up about a sequel to the original HomePod smart speaker, claims a reliable Apple leaker.

    • 56 min
    #460 - Apple's own leaks confirms iPhone 12 Mini!

    #460 - Apple's own leaks confirms iPhone 12 Mini!

    This week: whoopsie! Apple accidentally leaks the new iPhone 12 mini—we talk prices and storage options. Plus: Apple’s beefs up AppleCare+ and slashes the cost; and we wrap up with an EPIC update to the Fortnite Vs. Apple app store antitrust case.
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    CONFIRMED! 'iPhone 12 mini' Name Reappears in Leaked Apple iPhone 12 Case Stickers
    Earlier this week a proven leaker (L0vetodream) claimed that the iPhone 12 lineup would be named "iPhone 12 mini," "iPhone 12," "iPhone 12 Pro," and "iPhone 12 Pro Max," and today the same nomenclature has appeared again in a photo depicting alleged stickers from unreleased Silicone iPhone cases originating from Apple's international distribution center in Ireland. iPhone 12 will come in a 64GB storage option after all Don’t bid farewell to the 64GB storage option for the iPhone just yet! According to Apple leaker Jon Prosser, the 5.4-inch
    iPhone 12 mini and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will come in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB options. AppleCare+ Updated to Cover 2 Accidental Damage Incidents Every 12 Months, Theft and Loss Deductible Lowered
    Apple today updated its AppleCare+ protection plan for Apple devices to cover two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months. Prior to now, AppleCare+ covered two incidents of accidental damage every 24 months. Epic’s decision to bypass Apple’s App Store policies were dishonest, says US judge
    A US judge hearing arguments in Epic’s antitrust lawsuit against Apple has criticized the game developer’s decision to breach its contract with the iPhone maker by pushing a version of Fortnite with a custom payment system onto the App Store. The decision resulted in Apple removing Fortnite from the App Store.

    • 59 min
    #459 - Apple Watch Series 6 - our one week review!

    #459 - Apple Watch Series 6 - our one week review!

    This week: don't miss our one week reviews of Apple Watch Series 6!  We’ll tell you if it’s worth upgrading... Plus: multiple sources are now confirming a NEW Apple hardware event coming October 13th, where a new “iPhone 12 Mini” may be announced—we’ll tell you what we know. And stick around for more Apple Stock talk! Erfon’s reveals what his $100K investment is worth now after this month’s depressing APPL stock plummet!
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    Apple Watch Series 6: Color us impressed [Review]
    Almost all the reviews of the Apple Watch Series 6 say the same thing: Yeah, it’s great, but it’s an incremental upgrade, and if you already have a Series 5, skip the upgrade. Multiple sources point to iPhone 12 event on October 13
    The iPhone 12 will debut at a special event on October 13, multiple sources claimed on Wednesday. The release date will reportedly come shortly thereafter. Apple’s smallest iPhone 12 could be called ‘iPhone 12 mini’
    For the first time ever, Apple will adopt its “mini” branding for the iPhone, claims Apple leaker L0vetodream. According to the tipster, Apple will use the name “iPhone 12 mini” for the smallest of four models coming this year. iPhone Home screen modders go crazy with iOS 14
    Ever wanted to make your brand-new iPhone look like it’s running Windows 95? That’s the outrageously novel idea that sprang into the mind of Ashley, an 18-year-old from Indiana who wants to work as a graphic designer, after she upgraded to iOS 14 last week. Apple has lost more than $500 billion in market cap so far this month
    Apple has lost more than $500 billion in market cap since the start of this month, CNBC reported over the weekend.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #458 - Series 6 Apple Watch & AirPods Studio - Let’s talk!

    #458 - Series 6 Apple Watch & AirPods Studio - Let’s talk!

    This week: we’re talking Apple Watch Series 6, and the freshly leaked AirPods Studio headphones! Plus: we recap all the best announcements from Apple’s Time’s Up event, discuss the power of the U1 chip, and explain Spatial Audio, the crazy good new feature added to AirPods Pro.
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    Apple Watch SE packs essential features, larger screen for just $279
    Unveiled alongside Apple Watch Series 6 on Tuesday, the more affordable model packs an egde-to-edge display, a super-speedy S5 processor, fall detection, and more. Compare Apple Watches: https://www.apple.com/watch/compare/ Leaks give us first uninspiring look at AirPods Studio headphones
    After months of near quiet, a images and even video leaked out supposedly showing Apple’s first over-the-ears headphones, possibly called AirPods Studio. Apple quietly reveals the Watch Series 6 will be the first with U1 locator chip
    In September 2019, Apple added a new feature to the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro without saying a single word onstage — and it did it again today with the Apple Watch Series 6. Apple Updates AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro Firmware to Version 3A283
    Apple has released new 3A283 firmware updates for the second-generation AirPods and the AirPods Pro. What in the update? No clue.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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