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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 Music updates, iPhone 9 rumors, iOS 14 default apps

    Apple Music updates, iPhone 9 rumors, iOS 14 default apps

    Apple Music gains new features, coronavirus forces Apple to adjust earnings guidance (again), new iPhone SE and iPad Pro rumors continue, and Apple may finaly be considering third-party default apps.
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    Stories we discuss in this episode:

    Ming-Chi Kuo casts doubt on 2x2 MIMO uplink support for 5G iPhone 12
    Three is launching 5G in time for 'critical' launch of new iPhones
    Pandora now lets you stream music on the Apple Watch without iPhone
    iPhone 12 may use custom 5G antenna with Qualcomm modems
    Apple March event rumored: iPhone 9 and more expected
    Apple says it won't hit Q2 revenue target due to coronavirus
    Tim Cook details Apple’s response to coronavirus outbreak in memo to employees
    Bloomberg: iPhone SE 2 on track to launch in March despite coronavirus production delays, new iPad Pro in first half of the year
    Digitimes: New '12-inch' iPad Pro in production with 3D-sensing rear camera, likely March launch
    Alternate albums now get smarter handling on Apple Music
    Kuo: Ultra-wide band chip production ramp predicts Q3 2020 launch for Apple AirTags
    watchOS 6.1.3 for Apple Watch available today with critical bug fixes
    iPhone 9 mass production 'likely' delayed due to coronavirus, report says
    China to Taiwan: Apple shifting production over coronavirus
    Bloomberg: Apple considers allowing iPhone users to set third-party web browsers and email apps as defaults, native Spotify on HomePod
    Apple Music for Mac adds time-synced lyrics feature in latest macOS 10.15.4 beta
    Episode 32: CES and HomeKit Roundtable with Special Guests Zac Hall, Adam Justice and Richard Gunther
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    • 59 min
    Swift Playgrounds on Mac, state of Catalyst, 5G iPhone rumors

    Swift Playgrounds on Mac, state of Catalyst, 5G iPhone rumors

    Apple Swift Playgrounds iPad app comes to the Mac, we talk about the ongoing state of Mac Catalyst apps, cheap iPhone and 5G iPhone rumors, and more.
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    Stories we discuss in this episode:

    Have a question about the 2020 election? Siri can now answer it for you
    You can now opt-out of receiving subscription renewal emails from Apple
    Oscar winner Taika Waititi says Writers Guild union needs to get Apple to fix the MacBook keyboards
    France has fined Apple $27M for adding battery management features to iPhones
    Apple launches Swift Playgrounds app for the Mac, built using Catalyst
    Apple launches purchase button for AR Quick Look feature with Home Depot and Wayfair on board
    iPhone 9 price: Starting even lower than the iPhone 8
    Digitimes: Coronavirus production delays will not affect iPhone 12 September launch, high demand for 5G A14 chips
    SwitchGlass app brings a customizable application switcher to macOS
    Marshall Ramsey on digital sketching with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
    9to5Mac Watch Time episode 15: watchOS 7 concepts with Matt Birchler
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    iOS 13.4 beta changes, unified App Store, Apple TV rumors

    iOS 13.4 beta changes, unified App Store, Apple TV rumors

    Apple prepares to sponsor its first presidential debate, iOS 13.4 beta packs lots of changes, 9to5Mac discovers a new CarKey feature coming in the future, Apple takes steps toward unifying the iOS and Mac App Store, and more Apple TV rumors emerge.
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    Stories we discuss in this episode:

    Apple News app accepting voter questions for Democratic debate in New Hampshire
    Apple News calls its special 2020 presidential election coverage 'the most comprehensive resource'
    Apple News head of business steps down as service struggles to attract subscribers
    Apple releases first developer betas of iOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, more
    What's new in iOS 13.4 beta 1? iCloud Drive folder sharing, new Memoji, more
    iOS 13.4 features a new Mail toolbar, fixing the bad design introduced with iOS 13
    New ‘CarKey’ feature in iOS 13.4 beta brings built-in support for unlocking, driving, and sharing NFC car keys
    Apple adds ability for developers to sell Mac and iOS apps as a single purchase
    Hands-on with iOS 13.4 beta 1 changes and features [Video]
    New Apple TV 4K hardware appears closer to launching based on tvOS 13.4 beta code
    LG launches Apple TV app for its 2019 TVs
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    What’s new in iOS 13.3.1, Fantastical 3 and Filmic DoubleTake, Spring Apple Event rumors

    What’s new in iOS 13.3.1, Fantastical 3 and Filmic DoubleTake, Spring Apple Event rumors

    Benjamin and Zac discuss what's new in iOS 13.3.1 and other new software updates, Apple Maps 2.0 coming to Europe, new Fantastical and Filmic DoubleTake apps, the current state of HomeKit routers, and Apple hardware rumors including a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, backlit iPad Pro Smart Keyboard, and possibly a spinoff of AirPower.
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    Stories we discuss in this episode:

    Apple reportedly abandoned plans to roll out end-to-end encrypted iCloud backups, apparently due to pressure from the FBI
    Apple releasing iOS 13.3.1 today with Screen Time and Mail app fixes, more
    How to turn off Ultra Wideband U1 chip to prevent background location tracking on iPhone 11 and 11 Pro
    Apple Card adds native support for exporting transactions to a spreadsheet
    Apple officially completes rollout of rebuilt Apple Maps in the US, coming to Europe next
    Say hello to the new Fantastical: one robust calendar for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac
    Following demo at iPhone 11 event, FiLMiC multi-cam recording now available as new 'DoubleTake' app
    HomeKit support for Eero appears imminent following latest firmware update
    Apple Watch Connected offers real rewards for gym workouts
    Bloomberg: New low-cost iPhone entering production next month, could be released in March
    iPhone 9, 13-inch MacBook update, (RED) Apple Watch — is an Apple event around the corner?
    Digitimes: Backlit Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro coming later this year, 13-inch MacBook Pro with scissor keys sooner
    Kuo expects new Apple products this year: wireless charging mat, AirTag, and high-end headphones
    EjectBar — Benjamin Mayo
    9to5Mac Watch Time episode 14: Movement and momentum with Michael Potuck
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    An interview with Astronaut Reisman, ‘For All Mankind’ consultant for Apple TV+

    An interview with Astronaut Reisman, ‘For All Mankind’ consultant for Apple TV+

    Special guest Astronaut Garrett Reisman joins Zac and Benjamin to discuss his experience with 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+. Dr. Reisman joined NASA in 1998, traveled to space on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2008 and Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2010, and performed three spacewalks from the International Space Station.
    Dr. Reisman is also a Professor of Astronautical Engineering at the University of Southern California, motivational speaker, Senior Advisor for SpaceX, technical consultant for the film Ad Astra, and technical advisor for the series 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+.
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    Stories we discuss in this episode:

    For All Mankind on Apple TV+
    Apple renews ‘For All Mankind’ and other TV+ shows for second seasons
    Covering a SpaceX rocket launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center with the iPhone 11 Pro Max
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    • 1 hr
    Apple security and the FBI, ‘Pro Mode’ for Macs

    Apple security and the FBI, ‘Pro Mode’ for Macs

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case repair program, the new Sensei app for Mac, Apple's AI startup acquisition, the new Apple security battle with the FBI, racked mounted Mac Pro launch, a new 'Pro Mode' coming to Macs, and the latest Apple TV+ developments.
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    Stories we discuss in this episode:

    Apple accepting donations to aid Australian bushfire relief
    Are you having problems charging with iPhone XS or XR Smart Battery Case? Apple opens replacement program for affected units
    Sensei app for Mac launches with SSD trim, battery health, storage management features, more
    Apple acquires low-power AI startup behind Wyze on-device person detection for $200M
    FBI again asking Apple to unlock two iPhones belonging to suspected shooter
    The FBI wants Apple to break encryption for iPhone models that third-party companies can already unlock
    Report: The FBI recently unlocked an iPhone 11 Pro with GrayKey, raising more doubts about the Pensacola case
    Apple's rack-mountable Mac Pro is now available for purchase for $6499
    Back to the Mac 015: my Mac Pro setup and upgrades
    Pro Display XDR top features — amazing build quality and stunning view
    macOS beta hints at future 'Pro Mode' to boost performance on portable Macs
    Oprah cancels Apple TV+ documentary on sexual assault in the music industry, only one month after Apple announced it
    Apple TV+ takes home its first awards win, as Billy Crudup named Best Supporting Actor at the Critics Choice Awards
    Apple TV+ seals multi-year content deal with 'Little America' co-creator
    'Beastie Boys Story' doc from Spike Jonze coming to Apple TV+ in April after IMAX debut
    Apple TV+ originals ‘Home’ and ‘Central Park’ debuting at SXSW in March
    Apple TV+ planning first theatrical movie release with ‘The Banker’ after delay over controversy
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

aced411 ,

Enjoyable but be aware of host bias

I’ve been listening to 9to5mac happy hour for a long time. The hosts do a great job and are fun to listen to if you like to geek out on Apple stuff. Just know going in that Zac (not Benjamin) is a super passionate Apple fanboy who has blinders on most of time.

Frespirt1002 ,

Apple Products

Ummmm the name of the podcast is “9to5Mac” which is the first clue that the podcast is about Apple products.
I love the in-depth coverage Zach and Ben give us. I learn so much from you guys. Please keep doing what you are doing.

Mhopman31 ,

Just awesome

I have been listening to podcasts for a long time now and I have been back and forth with this podcast. From what I have heard the past 2 or 3 episodes have me now keeping me subscribed and not bailing out on unsubscribing! Keep it up guys and love the great stuff on technology!!!!

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