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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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    Apple Headset news heats up, iPad Pro redesign details

    Apple Headset news heats up, iPad Pro redesign details

    Benjamin and Zac follow up with even more Apple headset rumors, discuss whether ProMotion will trickle down the iPhone lineup, new details about the 2022 iPad Pro redesign, and the App Store has a date with the Dutch authorities.
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    iOS 15.3 RC fixes Safari bug that gives websites access to browsing history and Google ID data
    Antitrust bills targeting Apple gain traction in Senate as Ted Cruz reveals 40-minute phone call with Tim Cook
    Apple confirms it is ramping up efforts to get more iOS 14 users to update to iOS 15
    iPhone SE with 5G expected to launch in April or May as production moves ahead
    Apple CEO Tim Cook personally lobbying Senate Judiciary Committee as antitrust threats loom
    Likely new iPhone SE and iPad Air models appear in Eurasian database
    Apple’s AR/VR headset could be priced above $2,000, feature M1 Pro-like performance
    Making sense of the latest rumors about Apple’s looming AR and Mixed Reality headsets
    Report: iPad Air 5 with 5G, Center Stage camera, and more coming this spring
    Here’s everything we know so far about the 2022 iPad Pro
    Apple will allow dating apps in the Netherlands to use alternative payment systems, developers must maintain a separate app binary

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    iPhone 14 pill holes, Beddit discontinued, Apple-MLB rumors

    iPhone 14 pill holes, Beddit discontinued, Apple-MLB rumors

    Benjamin and Zac mourn the loss of the (multiple) products Apple discontinued this week. Plus, there’s some funny rumors circling around the new look for the iPhone 14 notch, updates to Fitness+ and ‘serious talks’ about Apple acquiring some MLB broadcasting rights.
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    iPhone 14 Pro now rumored to feature ‘hole + pill design’ instead of notch
    After Apple subtracted Beats Pill+ from its lineup, here’s what could replace it
    Microsoft poaches key Apple semiconductor engineer as it ramps up in-house chip design
    iPhone 14 Pro now rumored to feature ‘hole + pill design’ instead of notch
    iPhone 14 Pro rumored to feature the first rear-camera megapixel increase since iPhone 6S
    Kuo: Apple AR/VR headset will charge using same 96 W power adapter as MacBook Pro
    Report: Apple in ‘serious talks’ to broadcast Major League Baseball games starting next season
    Apple puts Beddit to rest as Apple Watch Series 8 rumors suggest upgraded sleep tracking
    Apple discontinues years-old Beats Pill+ Bluetooth speaker with no replacement
    Here’s everything we know about the low-cost 5G iPhone SE 3 coming this year
    Report: Apple Headset not an ‘all-day device,’ creating a metaverse ‘off limits’
    Gurman: Apple likely to hold virtual event in March or April to announce iPhone SE 3

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    CarPlay complications, Lossless AirPods Pro, Apple Watch 911

    CarPlay complications, Lossless AirPods Pro, Apple Watch 911

    Benjamin and Zac discuss the divisive new series of Apple Watch commercials, intriguing rumors about Lossless music coming to AirPods Pro 2 courtesy of Ming-Chi Kuo, and whether the iPhone 15 will lose the physical SIM card slot. Plus, Zac poses a mysterious CarPlay riddle (find out the answer at the end of the show).
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    Intel claims the new Core i9 processor is faster than the Apple M1 Max – but that doesn’t mean much
    Report: Apple could launch an audiobooks service later this year
    The new Chipolo Card Spot brings Find My integration to your wallet
    This HomeKit bug could make your iPhone completely unusable; here are the details
    AAPL hits $3 trillion market cap, Apple now first company to reach milestone valuation
    Samsung unveils 2022 TVs with mini-LED panels, AirPlay 2, 144Hz refresh rates, NFT support, more
    AirPods with lossless audio support seem likely, but don’t get too excited
    Report: iPhone 13 sales strong during holiday season, Apple’s services business worth $1.5 trillion
    Kuo: AirPods Pro 2 to offer Lossless support, new form factor, more
    Apple shares real stories from Apple Watch users in new ‘911’ video

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    A look back at every Apple product from 2021

    A look back at every Apple product from 2021

    Benjamin and Zac look back on all the Apple hardware releases in 2021, from the iPhone 13 to the long awaited release of the AirTags accessory, revamped iPad mini, the colorful M1 iMac, and the ultimate MacBook Pro update. Happy New Year!
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    The 9to5Mac Product of the Year: The new 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro
    Here are the products Apple should stop selling in 2022
    Here’s everything to expect from Apple in 2022

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    More Apple display rumors, macOS 12.2 features, Swift Playgrounds 4

    More Apple display rumors, macOS 12.2 features, Swift Playgrounds 4

    Apple’s return to work deadline is extended indefinitely. Meanwhile, Zac and Benjamin share some grievances about keyboard shortcuts and Live Text behavior. There’s also renewed rumors about a possible trio of Apple external displays coming soon and Swift Playgrounds 4 launches on iPadOS.
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    iOS 15.2 offers custom control to hide your email address; here’s how it works
    Gurman: ‘Strongly believe’ Apple will launch a new external display for Macs
    Apple releases first macOS 12.2 beta with new Music app to public testers
    macOS keyboard shortcuts are confusing by default so I found a better way without apps
    Apple quietly removes all references to CSAM scanning, but says nothing has changed
    Apple releases long-awaited Swift Playgrounds 4 with the ability to create apps using iPad

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    iOS 15.2 is out, Apple’s new Android app, Universal Control officially delayed

    iOS 15.2 is out, Apple’s new Android app, Universal Control officially delayed

    iOS 15.2 is out with a bevy of interesting new features including the Apple Music Voice Plan and Legacy Contacts support. Apple launches a new app for Android this week in the form of the Tracker Detector for identifying nearby AirTags. Universal Control is officially delayed and the tvOS 15.2 has a few cool surprises inside. Plus, Zac has an update in the ongoing iCloud Photos saga.
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    Apple Music’s Siri-controlled Voice Plan launching in iOS 15.2 for $4.99/month[Update: Now available] Apple Music’s Siri-controlled Voice Plan launching in iOS 15.2 for $4.99/month
    Comment: Will Universal Control meet the same fate as AirPower?
    How to pass on your data to loved ones with iPhone Digital Legacy feature
    Apple University dean graduates to startup life, leaving the company after 13 years
    Apple’s ambitious Universal Control feature for Mac and iPad delayed until spring 2022
    Apple alleviates Android user concerns with ‘Tracker Detect’ app to locate nearby AirTags
    Apple updates macOS Monterey with SharePlay, MagSafe charging fix, and more
    Apple releases iOS 15.2, watchOS 8.3, and tvOS 15.2 to all users

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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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626 Ratings

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Subscriber Edition playing ads?

I love the podcast and want to support it, hence why I have a paid subscription…but why do all the episodes still play with ads? Please help!!

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Paid subscription still gets ads

I paid for the year up front to support the pod because I did like the content but there is no way I would recommend for anyone to pay because you get all the ads regardless so it’s the exact same experience paid or not.

I do hope they recognize this as a problem and rectify it.

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Problem with the subscriber edition

The subscriber edition goes on playing blank audio when ad reads happen. This seems like a broken experience. Before I realized what was happening I force quit the podcast app, disconnected and reconnected my AirPods Pro, and restarted my iPhone. Strangely one of these times I actually did start hearing the ad being read. I love the podcast so I paid for the subscription but this is a problem.

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