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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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    iPhone 13, iPad mini, and Apple Watch Series 7 first impressions

    iPhone 13, iPad mini, and Apple Watch Series 7 first impressions

    This week on Happy Hour Zac and Benjamin break down all the announcements from the September Apple event, featuring the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, Apple Watch Series 7 with larger display and the all-new iPad mini.
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    Apple TV+ / Fitness+

    Apple Fitness+ expanding to 15 more countries, adding Group Workouts with SharePlay
    Apple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and movies available now

    iPad / iPad mini

    Apple announces new entry-level iPad with screen, camera, and storage upgrades
    iPad mini benchmarks show slightly lower-power A15 chip inside than iPhone 13
    iPad mini 6 tidbits: A15 chip, camera upgrades, no mmWave 5G, more
    All of the ways the new iPad mini is better than the iPad Air: cameras, processor, 5G, and more
    Comment: The star of yesterday’s Apple event was the new iPad mini

    Apple Watch Series 7

    Apple Watch Series 7 debuts with similar design, larger display, faster charging, new colors, more
    Apple Watch Series 7 and SE now come with USB-C cable; fast charging may not work with MagSafe Duo
    Apple Watch Series 7 FAQ: color comparisons, band compatibility, release date
    Apple Watch Series 7 has the same processor as last year’s Apple Watch Series 6
    Apple releases all-new watch band collection in a wide variety of colors for Series 7

    iPhone 13 / iPhone 13 mini

    iPhone 13 pre-order process broken for many Apple Card, Apple Pay, and iUP shoppers
    iPhone 13 lineup now available to pre-order, first shipments arrive next week
    This is how Apple is removing the plastic wrap from iPhone 13 box
    iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro: 5 reasons to upgrade

    iPhone 13 Pro / iPhone 13 Pro Max

    iPhone 13 Pro shipping estimates slip into October for pre-orders
    ProRes support for iPhone 13 Pro ‘coming soon’ with a future iOS update
    iPhone 13 Pro Max with 1TB costs $1,599, iPhone XR and iPhone 12 Pro discontinued

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    iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7 and more September Apple event expectations

    iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7 and more September Apple event expectations

    This week on Happy Hour Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest leadership changes in the Apple Car teams, and get hyped for next week’s Apple event with last-minute rumor roundups for iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7 and more. California dreamin’.
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    Kuo: Apple Watch Series 8 to have body temperature sensors; new AirPods with health features
    iPhone 13 demand will see Apple take a third of all 5G shipments
    Kuo: Apple Watch Series 7 is a ‘dramatic change in design’, will be released this month despite initial production issues
    Bloomberg: Kevin Lynch tapped to lead Apple Car project in latest shakeup
    What to expect from Apple’s September event: iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and more
    UK government backs Apple, and wants to scan encrypted messages for CSAM
    Rumors: iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and AirPods 3 to have longer battery life, more
    8th-gen iPad shipping times slip to 3-6 weeks ahead of Apple event
    Ford poaches Apple Car VP, former Tesla exec Doug Field in setback for Project Titan
    Get California streamin’ with these Apple Event themed wallpapers

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    iPhone 13 satellite communication, Apple Watch production delays, App Store settlements

    iPhone 13 satellite communication, Apple Watch production delays, App Store settlements

    This week on Happy Hour Benjamin and Zac break down the App Store settlements of the week, and the policy changes they have caused, as well as some fascinating rumors about the iPhone 13’s satellite communication abilities and the Apple Watch health sensor roadmap.
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    9to5Mac's feature in the iPhone 11 ad
    Roundup: The iPhone 13 is coming this month; here’s what we know so far
    Take a closer look at the new Apple Watch display sizes and faces with these mock-ups
    Spotify CEO says Apple’s App Store sign-up changes are the ‘right direction’ but still unfair
    What Apple’s new App Store policy could mean for your favorite apps
    iOS 15 now prompts users if they want to enable Apple personalized ads, after it was previously on by default
    As Apple antitrust case ends in Japan, a new one opens in India
    Apple will let developers redirect users to sign up for services outside the App Store
    What to expect from Apple in September: iPhone 13, iOS 15 release, and more
    How SpaceX Starlink could resolve rising government-controlled internet shutdowns

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    Steve Jobs legacy, Apple Watch design changes, TestFlight on Mac

    Steve Jobs legacy, Apple Watch design changes, TestFlight on Mac

    This week on Happy Hour Zac and Benjamin take a retrospective tone this week, remembering the short-lived Cards app, the passing of Steve Jobs on the tenth anniversary of his retirement as CEO, all the incredible new features in iOS 15 beta 7, and the not-so-great-deal that is the Apple News Partner Program.
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    Apple Watch Series 7 clones offer closer look at new flat-edged design
    PSA: Here’s what to do if you can’t open TestFlight links in macOS
    Apple will halve its cut of In-App Purchases for publishers that also participate in Apple News
    Tim Cook set to receive $750M worth of AAPL in final payout from 10-year pay deal
    Another leaker corroborates Apple Watch Series 7 coming in new 45mm size
    Developers can now submit beta apps to TestFlight for macOS [U: Now available]
    Review: AirPods Max have become as important for music to me now as the iPod in the 2000s
    Remembering Steve: 10 years ago today, the legendary cofounder of Apple resigned his post as CEO

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    iOS 15 Safari design reverted, Apple Watch Series 7 rumors, SharePlay delay

    iOS 15 Safari design reverted, Apple Watch Series 7 rumors, SharePlay delay

    This week, Benjamin and Zac reflect on the design safari that was the iOS 15 beta period for Apple’s browser, as well as cover the features that won’t quite make the cut for the .0 release. Also, there are more Apple Watch Series 7 rumors, an update on Apple TV+ movie pipeline, and more.
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    Comment: SharePlay won’t be available when iOS 15 releases, but there’s plenty to be excited about
    Apple reportedly scales back ambitious ‘HealthHabit’ project for transforming healthcare
    Apple TV+ releases official trailer for sci-fi epic Foundation, series premieres September 24
    Tim Robbins joins the cast of Apple TV+ ‘Wool’ series adaptation
    Apple releases latest iOS 15 public beta with Safari changes and more
    These iOS 15 features won’t be available with the official release next month
    Apple seeds watchOS 8 beta 6 to all developers
    Apple’s Carpool Karaoke series renewed for fifth season, now branded as an Apple TV+ originalApple says SharePlay won’t be included in the initial iOS 15 release this fall
    Apple Watch Series 7 redesign shown off in new CAD renders

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    iPhone 13 video features, Apple in the living room, more on iCloud Child Safety

    iPhone 13 video features, Apple in the living room, more on iCloud Child Safety

    This week on Happy Hour, Benjamin and Zac follow up on the iCloud Child Safety backlash and look forward to the iPhone 13 with new reports from Bloomberg about expected new video and photo features. Plus, a wacky way to reset AirPods in iOS 15 and the state of Apple’s presence in the home.
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    Apple SVP Craig Federighi responds to confusion over iOS 15 iCloud child safety policies in new interview
    Opinion: The Apple CSAM scanning controversy was entirely predictable
    Apple employees express concerns about new CSAM scanning
    Apple releases latest macOS Monterey public beta
    Foxconn hints at iPhone 13 component shortages; new camera assembly process
    iOS 15 to link AirPods with your Apple ID as part of Find My Network
    Misusing CSAM scanning in US prevented by Fourth Amendment, argues Corellium
    Report: iPhone 13 Pro models to add Portrait video mode, ProRes recording, other camera improvements

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
618 Ratings

618 Ratings

Mhc1315 ,

Great podcast except for one thing...

In the last year or so Zach has become more and more negative and it’s seriously dragging on my enjoyment of the show. If I want snarky comments towards Apple I can look at any comment section anywhere. I really could not care less about zachs motorcycles or space obsession as well. Benjamin is fantastic. I love having the perspective from someone who can code and loves the products but doesn’t feel the need to buy what he doesn’t need.

a spiritual person ,

Why

This is a technology show, I do not care about Ted Lasso just because it’s produced by Apple.

Kjolberg ,

Volume control during last episode was impossible

I love this podcast, but trying to manage volume for both Zac and Benjamin has been tough. Zac’s audio has been poor for quite awhile. In the latest episode I could barely hear Zac and had to turn the volume up so much that Benjamin was too loud.

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