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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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    iOS 16.4 features, SiriGPT, Apple TV+ theatrical ambitions

    iOS 16.4 features, SiriGPT, Apple TV+ theatrical ambitions

    Benjamin and Zac discuss all the cool features coming in iOS 16.4, and what old macOS habits they’ve carried across to the modern day. Zac gives his thoughts on the Kindle Scribe, and Apple dips its toe into the neural network language model hype train with a new Siri framework hidden in the tvOS beta. Plus, Apple TV+ wants to make a big splash in cinemas with plans for wide theatrical distribution of its original films going forward.



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    Exclusive: Apple testing Siri language generating features



    Amazon Official: Introducing Kindle Scribe (16 GB), the first Kindle for reading and writing



    iOS 16.4 RC now rolling out to developers ahead of final release



    iPhone 15 USB-C port to have limited speed for non-certified cables



    MLB Friday Night Baseball returns April 7, Apple TV+ subscription now required



    Apple again rumored to bid for English Premier League football streaming rights








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    HomePod with screen rumored, Apple exec turnover, AR/VR headset market fit

    HomePod with screen rumored, Apple exec turnover, AR/VR headset market fit

    Benjamin bought a new keyboard, and talks about the ‘magic’ found within. Zac is excited for a new rumored HomePod model coming next year with a 7-inch display. And the pair evaluate whether it makes sense for Apple to enter the AR/VR headset market now, or whether the company should have held off, as some members of Apple’s design team purportedly argued for internally.



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    MACBREAK WEEKLY 861: THE NUMBER BEFORE TWO



    Want Touch ID for Mac with any keyboard? Developer finds a way



    Kuo: New HomePod with built-in 7-inch display to be announced in early 2024



    Report: Tim Cook and Jeff Williams push forward with AR/VR headset launch this year, design team wanted to hold off until AR glasses



    Bloomberg: Apple reshuffling its sales organization 'to put a bigger focus on India'



    Apple shareholder meeting: investors approve Tim Cook’s $50 million pay cut, more



    Apple's Head of iCloud heading out the door in latest executive exit








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    Apple Music Classical announced, iPhone 15 mute switch, M3 Mac schedule

    Apple Music Classical announced, iPhone 15 mute switch, M3 Mac schedule

    Benjamin and Zac react to the announcement of Apple Music Classical, and recent rumors about the new design for the iPhone 15 mute ‘switch’ and the rollout for the next generation M3 Apple Silicon Macs. Plus, we discuss the experience of using HomePods as your TV speakers.



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    Apple Music Classical launching on March 28, here's a first look



    Use HDMI ARC or eARC with your Apple TV 4K



    Apple launches new yellow color for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus



    iPhone 14's Emergency SOS via satellite feature expanding to six new countries this month



    iPhone 15 Pro rumored to have new unified volume buttons



    iOS 16.4 lets users sign in with different Apple ID to download beta



    New 15-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro to feature M3 chip



    New M3 iMac could launch 2H 2023








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    iOS 16.4 beta 2, 2018 iPad Pro in hindsight, MLS Season Pass experience

    iOS 16.4 beta 2, 2018 iPad Pro in hindsight, MLS Season Pass experience

    iOS 16.4 changes include the return of the much beloved Book page curl, the EU commission continues its anticompetitive case against Apple Music, and Benjamin and Zac reflect on just how good the 2018 iPad Pro was, and still is. Plus, Apple boosts the trade-in values for many of its products, TV+ hires another ad executive, and Benjamin gives his impressions of the MLS Season Pass launch.



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    Apple/Spotify battle could be resolved in Europe with Epic-style compromise



    Roundup: Here’s everything new in iOS 16.4 beta 2



    There’s something special about the 2018 iPad Pro



    Wish Apple Watch faces had light and dark mode? Here’s how to do it



    Apple boosts trade-in values for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch



    Apple adds another exec to its growing Apple TV+ advertising team



    Apple TV+ releases official trailer for Ted Lasso season three



    How to watch all MLS games with MLS Season Pass








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    iPhone 15 Pro design leaks, iOS 16.4 new features, non-invasive glucose monitoring progress

    iPhone 15 Pro design leaks, iOS 16.4 new features, non-invasive glucose monitoring progress

    Benjamin and Zac explore the rumors swirling about a 15-inch MacBook Air supposedly coming soon, and how it would fit into the current MacBook lineup. They also discuss the latest news that the AR/VR headset has once again been delayed, and ponder whether Apple would limit the capabilities of the iPhone 15 USB-C port on purpose.



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    Apple holds press event showing off its ‘latest advances in gaming’



    What happened at Apple's AI summit for employees - 9to5Mac



    Exclusive: iPhone 15 CADs reveal larger 6.2-inch display, Dynamic Island, and more - 9to5Mac



    Exclusive: First look at iPhone 15 Pro’s special color



    Exclusive: iPhone 15 CADs reveal larger 6.2-inch display, Dynamic Island, and more - 9to5Mac



    iOS 16.4 beta 1 rolling out today for iPhone users - 9to5Mac



    Apple hits ‘major milestones’ in moonshot to bring noninvasive blood glucose monitoring to Apple Watch



    Apple could be new home for Pac-12 football streaming




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    0:00 Zmail



    04:58 Gaming “event”



    13:35 AI “event”



    19:33 Things



    22:09 iPhone 15 



    28:39 iPhone 15 Pro



    42:06 ZocDoc



    43:23 iOS 16.4



    1:03:05 Ladder



    01:04:49 Glucose tracking



    01:09:50 TV Corner







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    iPhone 15 USB-C, 15-inch MacBook Air coming soon, Apple headset delayed again

    iPhone 15 USB-C, 15-inch MacBook Air coming soon, Apple headset delayed again

    Benjamin and Zac explore the rumors swirling about a 15-inch MacBook Air supposedly coming soon, and how it would fit into the current MacBook lineup. They also discuss the latest news that the AR/VR headset has once again been delayed, and ponder whether Apple would limit the capabilities of the iPhone 15 USB-C port on purpose.



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    iPhone 15 USB-C port may have some features limited to Apple certified cables and accessories



    15-inch MacBook Air set for an ‘early April’ release, new report says



    Bloomberg: Apple delays AR/VR headset launch again, now expects to unveil the device at WWDC



    Apple fixes annoying HomePod bug that caused HomeKit requests to time out and fail the first time you ask



    iOS 16.3.1 now available for iPhone users, here’s what’s new



    Apple announces release date for Ted Lasso season three








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