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A weekly podcast discussing the latest in Apple and technology. Hosted by 9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo and Chance Miller.

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A weekly podcast discussing the latest in Apple and technology. Hosted by 9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo and Chance Miller.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    iPhone 17 Ultra rumors, Apple Music rumors, iOS 17.5.1 deleted photos bug

    iPhone 17 Ultra rumors, Apple Music rumors, iOS 17.5.1 deleted photos bug

    Benjamin and Chance react to the surprise reports of a major form-factor change coming to the iPhone in 2025, with the addition of a new redesigned ‘Ultra’ model priced above the current Pro Max. The Plus is also expected to go away next year. iOS 17.5.1 includes a fix for the deleted photos bug but Apple yet again neglects to explain what happened. And, Apple Music causes a stir with their Best 100 albums list. 



    And in Happy Hour Plus, Benjamin and Chance discuss the appeal of the newly announced Peacock, Apple, and Netflix Comcast ‘StreamSaver’ bundle.




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    Benjamin Mayo




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    Apple Music 'best albums of all time' countdown reveals the top 10



    Apple Music kicks off 10-day '100 Best Albums' of all time countdown



    Rumor: iOS 18 to include new 'smart song transitions' feature for Apple Music



    Apple launches iPhone trade in promotion, get boosted credit for a new iPhone for a limited time



    Apple says iOS 17.5.1 fixes 'rare' bug that caused deleted photos to return



    iOS 17.5 is allegedly resurfacing pictures that were deleted years ago



    Apple Plans a Thinner iPhone in 2025 — The Information



    iPhone 17 rumors: New design, 'Slim' model to replace 'Plus’, more



    All-screen M5 MacBook with foldable display and Vision Pro price now rumored for 2026



    Netflix, Apple TV+ and Peacock bundle priced at $15/mo for Comcast Xfinity customers

    • 45 min
    New iPad Pro released, iOS 18 accessibility features, Apple AI servers

    New iPad Pro released, iOS 18 accessibility features, Apple AI servers

    Benjamin gives his thoughts on his brief experience using the new M4 iPad Pro hardware, while Chance ponders a purchase. Apple previews some exciting new iOS 18 accessibility features, and we gist more insight into Apple’s AI plans with reports that the company is already hosting Apple Silicon chips in its server farms.



    And in Happy Hour Plus, Benjamin and Chance react to the increasing likelihood that John Ternus becomes Apple’s next CEO, in the fullness of time. Subscribe at 9to5mac.com/join.




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    Chance Miller




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    Benjamin Mayo




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    Here’s how the new iOS Cross-Platform Tracking Detection works



    Apple announces new accessibility features, including Eye Tracking - Apple



    iOS 17.5 is now available: Here's everything you need to know



    Apple previews iOS 18 accessibility features including eye tracking and music haptics



    CarPlay in iOS 18 will add these new accessibility features



    iOS 18 will let you use custom voice phrases to trigger actions



    Vision Pro will soon be able to show live captions of everything being spoken around you



    M4 iPad Pro reviews praise OLED display; criticize price, software



    Hands-on with the nano-texture M4 iPad Pro [Video]



    Here's how much lighter the iPad Pro's new Magic Keyboard actually is



    Not an iPad Pro Review: Why iPadOS Still Doesn’t Get the Basics Right



    Apple reportedly developing new dedicated chip for AI data centers



    Bloomberg: iOS 18 AI tech to rely on data centers with Apple silicon



    iOS 18: Apple finalizing deal to bring ChatGPT to iPhone



    Apple to unveil brand new Siri at WWDC powered by generative AI



    iPhone 17 rumors: New design, 'Slim' model to replace 'Plus’, more



    Apple allegedly planning foldable 20.3-inch hybrid for 2025, foldable iPhone in 2026



    John Ternus emerging as most likely successor to Tim Cook as Apple CEO

    • 55 min
    New iPad Pro released, iOS 18 accessibility features, Apple AI servers

    New iPad Pro released, iOS 18 accessibility features, Apple AI servers

    Benjamin gives his thoughts on his brief experience using the new M4 iPad Pro hardware, while Chance ponders a purchase. Apple previews some exciting new iOS 18 accessibility features, and we gist more insight into Apple’s AI plans with reports that the company is already hosting Apple Silicon chips in its server farms.

    And in Happy Hour Plus, Benjamin and Chance react to the increasing likelihood that John Ternus becomes Apple’s next CEO, in the fullness of time.

    New iPad Pro, iPad Air, and M4 chip Apple event reactions

    New iPad Pro, iPad Air, and M4 chip Apple event reactions

    Benjamin and Chance react to all the announcements out of the spring ‘Let Loose’ event, including the radically thin new iPad Pro, the new 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Air lineup, what to expect from the M4 chip, and how the event compared to their expectations going in overall.



    And in Happy Hour Plus, Benjamin and Chance reflect on how they feel the video event format is performing for Apple, and whether it makes sense for the company to return to the live keynote style, sometimes. Subscribe at 9to5mac.com/join.




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    Hosts



    Chance Miller




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    Benjamin Mayo




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    Monthly bonus episodes




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    Links




    Here's what Apple announced at its iPad-focused ‘Let loose’ event



    iPad Air 6: Redesigned model available in 11-inch and 13-inch sizes, landscape front camera, more



    Apple announces new iPad Pro: OLED display, M4 chip, thinner redesigned chassis



    Apple unveils M4: Its first chip made for AI from the ground up



    New versions of Final Cut and Logic Pro for iPad take advantage of the power of the M4 chip



    Apple doubles down on AI virtual musicians, adds intelligent stem splitting, more in new Logic Pro for iPad and Mac



    Apple debuts Magic Keyboard for M4 iPad Pro with larger trackpad, function row, aluminum palm rest



    Apple Pencil Pro launches, with squeeze gesture, roll, FindMy



    Apple reduces iPad 10 price to $349, discontinues iPad 9 with Home button

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Beats Solo Buds, surprising iPad Pro specs, and iOS 18 rumors

    Beats Solo Buds, surprising iPad Pro specs, and iOS 18 rumors

    Benjamin and Chance assess the final iPad rumors ahead of next week’s ‘Let Loose’ event. Beats launches an incredibly compelling new addition to their headphones lineup, the Beats Solo Buds. At the same time, Apple fails to acknowledge what happened with people getting locked out of their Apple IDs over the weekend, in the same week as it releases a statement promising to fix an issue with iPhone alarms. 



    And in Happy Hour Plus, Benjamin and Chance discuss what podcast client they currently use and why, and how their listening habits reflect their app preferences. Subscribe at 9to5mac.com/join.




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    Hosts



    Chance Miller




    @ChanceHMiller on Twitter



    @chancehmiller@mastodon.social



    @ChanceHMiller on Instagram



    @ChanceHMiller on Threads




    Benjamin Mayo




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    Subscribe, Rate, and Review




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    9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus



    Introducing 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus! Support Benjamin and Chance directly with Happy Hour Plus! 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus includes: 




    Ad-free versions of every episode 



    Pre- and post-show content



    Monthly bonus episodes




    Join for $5 per month or $50 a year at 9to5mac.com/join. 



    Feedback




    Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads



    Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com




    Links




    Beats Solo 4 hands-on: the most iconic Beats headphones just got better



    Apple debuts new Beats Solo Buds with 18-hour battery life for $79



    Apple's Beats Pill speaker could be about to make a comeback



    Apple users are being locked out of their Apple IDs with no explanation



    Apple working on fix for bug causing iPhone alarms to not play sounds



    iOS 18 rumor: These new AI features are coming to Safari



    EU will force Apple to add app sideloading, alternative browser engine support to iPad



    Report: iOS 18 to update many of the built-in apps, home screen updates, 'modular' design tweaks



    Gurman: New iPad Pro may actually be powered by the M4 chip, touting AI features



    M4 iPad Pro: Will Apple put a brand new chip in its next iPad?



    New Apple Pencil to include haptic feedback and new gestures

    • 59 min
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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
692 Ratings

692 Ratings

David Staneart ,

Audio leveling

I enjoy the podcast but it’s way too quiet

Hamidullah sadaat ,

Hi

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Gameman114 ,

Love This Podcast Since Chance Came On

I was kinda wishy washy on this pod when it was Benjamin and Zac, but since Chance has stepped in I really feel like the show has hit its stride. I love the banter between them. Most importantly though, the hosts aren’t afraid to criticize Apple when needed, unlike another podcast that I listen to that also had a recent change of host. Keep up the great work guys!

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