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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.

    iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and HomePod mini impressions

    iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and HomePod mini impressions

    Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo unpack Apple's iPhone 12 and HomePod mini event.
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    Last minute iPhone 12 leaks and October Apple event expectations

    Last minute iPhone 12 leaks and October Apple event expectations

    Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo preview Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 event on October 13.
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    9to5Mac Happy Hour 297: AirPods Spatial Audio, iOS 14.2 emoji, Apple TV on Xbox

    9to5Mac Happy Hour 297: AirPods Spatial Audio, iOS 14.2 emoji, Apple TV on Xbox

    Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo talk AirPods and Spatial Audio in iOS 14, Apple Maps expansion in the UK, the latest updates to iOS 14.2 beta, Roku gaining AirPlay 2 and the Apple TV app, TV+ coming to consoles, and much more.
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    iOS 14 mania, Apple Watch Series 6 experience, iPhone 12 naming

    iOS 14 mania, Apple Watch Series 6 experience, iPhone 12 naming

    Benjamin and Zac discuss the launch of iOS 14, best features, Home screen customization trends, new features in iOS 14.2 beta, Zac's experience with the all-new Apple Watch Series 6, and new rumors about a 'mini' iPhone 12.
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    Apple Watch Series 6 & SE, iPad 8 and iPad Air 4 event

    Apple Watch Series 6 & SE, iPad 8 and iPad Air 4 event

    Zac and Benjamin unpack everything announced at Apple's September 15 event where Apple Watch Series 6 and SE were revealed, iPad 8 and iPad Air 4 debuted, and Apple One bundle and Fitness+ premiered. Tune in at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT:


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    Everything Apple announced during its September event: Apple Watch Series 6, new iPad Air, and more
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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Apple Watch Series 6 and iPad event expectations

    Apple Watch Series 6 and iPad event expectations

    Apple's September event is official, but iPhones aren't on the agenda this month. Zac and Benjamin discuss what we can expect from iPads to Apple Watches, when we'll see iPhone 12, and much more. Tune in at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT:


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    The lantern on the bay: Apple Marina Bay Sands illuminates Singapore
    Apple rolling out custom-designed ‘Apple Face Mask’ to corporate and retail employees
    Peloton launches new ‘Bike+’ exercise bike featuring Apple Watch GymKit support
    ‘Apple One’ subscription bundle confirmed by Apple Music for Android ahead of Sept. 15 event
    Apple officially announces Apple Watch and iPad virtual event for September 15
    Bloomberg: Apple September event focused on iPad and Apple Watch, iPhone 12 won’t be announced until October
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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
551 Ratings

551 Ratings

PJTG ,

Constant listener...

... but why is it taking so long for the weekly podcast to get online on Apple podcasts. It’s not even there by Friday morning, but recorded well before that. Or do I have that wrong? Otherwise 5 stars +
In any case, as a sidelight, been pretty cool over the past 4 years or so to tag along with the two guys as they progress through young adulthood!

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.

Kernal_Pan1c ,

3 stars for Benjamin and where’d chapter support go?

Benjamin is quite good at giving realistic Apple reviews. He’s good at calling out dumb decisions by Apple and giving props when deserved. Zac feels more like an Apple spokesman and it grows tiresome.

Also, where did chapter support go? Used to be so helpful to only listen to topics I care about. Now you have no idea and just have to randomly bounce around in the episode. Why was this removed? My guess is advertising requested to remove.

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