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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 beta 2 new features and changes, Apple + MLS streaming deal

    iOS 16 beta 2 new features and changes, Apple + MLS streaming deal

    Benjamin and Zac discuss all the features and changes in iOS 16 beta 2, as well as a grab bag of other iOS 16 stuff including a brand new video player. Plus, Apple announced a major sports deal with Major League Soccer.
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    Difference between MacBook Air and Pro: How the redesigned lightweight MacBook stacks up
    First M2 MacBook Pro orders now arriving to customers around the world.
    AirPods Max beta confirms higher quality Bluetooth codec, here’s what that means for AirPods Pro 2
    Everything new with the redesigned iOS 16 video player
    iOS 16 beta 2 now resends edited messages to users running previous versions of iOS
    iOS 16 beta 2: Here’s everything new on iPhone and iPad
    Is Apple’s new dual USB-C compact power adapter worth the price?
    This new iOS 16 feature will rid the web of pesky CAPTCHA verification puzzles
    Apple announces exclusive streaming deal for all Major League Soccer games, separate subscription required

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Stage Manager hardware restrictions, 15-inch MacBook Air and big HomePod rumors

    Stage Manager hardware restrictions, 15-inch MacBook Air and big HomePod rumors

    Benjamin and Zac discuss the exciting rumors about the introduction of a 15-inch MacBook Air, the return of a 12-inch MacBook, and big HomePod. Apple has finally settled its complaints with the Netherlands (for now) … and Zac gives his hands-on impressions of his new Mac Studio.
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    The M2 era officially begins: New MacBook Pro now available to order
    OLED MacBook Air and iPad Pro planned for 2024, report says
    Here’s why watchOS 9 changes how to turn off water lock and sleep mode features
    iPadOS 16 code confirms Apple has internal mode to enable Stage Manager on older iPads
    First M2 benchmarks show speed boost over original M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro
    Kuo: 15-inch MacBook could feature M2 and M2 Pro options without Air brand, 12-inch return uncertain
    iPad Air 5 base model lacks memory swap despite being a requirement for Stage Manager
    Exclusive: New entry-level iPad to pack A14 chip, 5G, and USB-C connectivity
    Young: 14″ iPad to feature LED panel, ProMotion unlikely, scheduled for early next year
    Stage Manager controversy won’t go away, and Apple can still fix it
    Apple again updates App Store guidelines to comply with Dutch government requirements

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    iOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS Ventura and new MacBook Air impressions

    iOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS Ventura and new MacBook Air impressions

    Benjamin and Zac break down all the announcements from Apple’s WWDC 2022 keynote with this bumper episode covering what’s new in iOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16 and more. This week’s event also saw the unveiling of the second-generation of Apple Silicon with the M2 chip powering a brand new MacBook Air.
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    WWDC 2022

    WWDC 2022 News Hub and Live Blog: iOS 16, macOS 13, new MacBook Air, more
    WWDC 2022 keynote replay now available on Apple’s website and YouTube
    Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak talk iOS 16, CarPlay, more in ‘The Talk Show’ interview

    iOS 16

    Apple debuts iOS 16 with customizable lock screen, Messages updates, more
    iOS 16 Messages app adds iMessage edit button, undo send, mark unread
    Apple Pay Later lets you pay in installments, directly in Wallet app, inc 0% interest
    iCloud Shared Photo Library debuts on iOS 16 to help share family photos with ease
    These are the iPhone models supported by iOS 16
    New parental controls come to iOS 16 update
    CarPlay features that are actually coming in iOS 16
    Safety Check in iOS 16 promotes user safety for those at risk from domestic violence
    Here’s how to use Personalized Spatial Audio for AirPods on iOS 16

    watchOS 9

    watchOS 9 features four new watch faces, advanced fitness and sleep tracking features, more
    Apple’s iOS 16 and watchOS 9 bring awesome animating Earth and Moon wallpapers and watch faces - Space Explored
    Apple Watch Series 3 still being sold by Apple for now despite losing watchOS 9 support
    AFib History is the quiet beginning of a huge Apple Health revolution

    M2 MacBook Air and 13" MacBook Pro

    Apple announces M2 chip, the next generation of Apple Silicon for Macs
    Apple unveils new MacBook Air: M2 chip, case redesign, new midnight blue color, display notch
    Entry-level MacBook Pro announced with M2 chip, Touch Bar, Thunderbolt ports
    Apple unveils new dual USB-C 35W power adapter
    MacBook Air redesign shown off in hands-on shots from WWDC 2022
    2022 MacBook Air tidbits: Display limitations, Thunderbolt specs, BTO options, more
    M1 versus M2 chip: Here’s everything we know so far

    macOS Ventura

    macOS Ventura adds more continuity features between Mac, iPhone, and iPad
    macOS 13 Ventura: These are the Macs that will support the new operating system
    These macOS Ventura features are exclusive to Apple Silicon-powered Macs
    Apple Mail modernizes with several new features in macOS Ventura and iOS 16

    iPadOS 16

    iPadOS 16 brings multitasking improvements, new lock screen, Weather app, more
    WWDC 2022: iPadOS 16 finally brings the Weather app to the iPad
    Apple gaming updates bring AAA games to some users
    iPad Pro Diary: Stage Manager looks great, but it’s a very expensive upgrade
    iPadOS 16: These are the new features exclusive to M1 iPads

    tvOS 16 / HomePod

    tvOS 16 beta 1 with enhanced cross-device connectivity now available to developers
    Apple forgot about tvOS 16, but here’s everything new
    HomePod Software 16 will be available to public beta users for the first time
    References to unreleased HomePod model found…

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    Apple Event Preview: iOS 16 wishes and hardware predictions for WWDC 2022

    Apple Event Preview: iOS 16 wishes and hardware predictions for WWDC 2022

    Benjamin and Zac break down what they want to see from Apple’s 2022 WWDC conference. There’s rumors abound for the next generation of Apple platforms, including lock screen widgets coming to iOS 16. We go through some of our hopes and dreams, before our wishes are brought back to (augmented?) reality next week.
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    Another report corroborates that only iPhone 14 Pro models will get new A16 chip
    Shanghai COVID-19 lockdowns see Apple move some iPad production to Vietnam for the first time
    Swift Student Challenge winners show off WWDC 22 swag and free AirPods Pro
    Apple promotes community events for developers attending WWDC 2022 keynote
    iOS 16 features: Here’s what we know so far ahead of WWDC
    Feature Request: iOS 16 should give Low Power Battery pop-up the volume HUD overhaul
    iPadOS 16 to bring ‘redesigned multitasking interface,’ Bloomberg reports
    Feature request: Apple Watch should have a better low power mode
    Apple cites $1.5 billion in App Store fraud prevention in latest push against regulators
    Apple’s mixed reality headset is a slow-burn project, so a tease at WWDC is possible
    Kuo: Apple’s mixed reality headset unlikely to be announced at WWDC 2022
    New MacBook Air imminent? Current inventory only M1 Mac with delayed shipping

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Apple AR headset tidbits, new Pride Band, WWDC approaches

    Apple AR headset tidbits, new Pride Band, WWDC approaches

    The Information posts a lengthy feature on the development of the Apple mixed reality headset, which could be publicly announced soon as Bloomberg reports Apple has recently demoed the device to its board of directors. Benjamin and Zac also wish for an iCloud-aware Time Machine backup solution, discuss the new Pride Band and watch face, and look at the latest announcements regarding Apple’s in-person WWDC event.
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    Hands-on with special edition Apple Watch Sport Loop Pride bands
    Apple Developer update to include WWDC 2022 session videos, digital lounges, more
    WWDC 2022 in-person attendees granted special access to tour Apple Park hills, fitness center, or Caffè Macs
    Latest Apple Watch Pride bands and faces shown off in early hands-on
    Apple giving AirPods Pro to Swift Challenge winners along with WWDC22 outerwear and pin set
    Apple confirms full WWDC 2022 schedule and keynote for June 6: ‘Swiftly approaching’
    Dinosaur docuseries Prehistoric Planet arrives on Apple TV+
    Everything we know so far about a new HomePod model
    Making sense of the latest rumors about Apple’s looming AR and Mixed Reality headsets
    iCloud Photos backups are discouraged by design, and that’s a dangerous problem for users
    New HomePod launching in late 2022 or early 2023, says Kuo
    Apple’s mixed reality headset challenges from Jony Ive to battery life, heat, cost, and lack of discipline

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    New Accessibility features, iOS 16 rumors, cheaper Apple TV

    New Accessibility features, iOS 16 rumors, cheaper Apple TV

    iOS 16 rumors are heating up, including Apple pre-announcing some accessibility-focused features that will inevitably arrive with iOS 16’s release later this year. Benjamin and Zac also discuss reports that a cheaper Apple TV is in development, interesting updates to Apple Podcasts, and hands-on with the game-changing Apple Studio Display firmware update.
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    Apple releases first iOS 15.6 and macOS 12.5 public beta for testing
    Apple promoting accessibility features for iOS users that anyone can take advantage of
    Apple releases iOS 15.6 beta 1 to developers as iOS 16 announcement looms
    Apple celebrates Accessibility Awareness Day with Fitness+, live sessions, shortcut suggestions, more
    Apple now lets apps charge increased prices for auto-renewable subscriptions with limits
    iOS 15.5 expands Communication Safety in Messages to these countries
    Rumor: iOS 16 public beta 1 expected later than usual due to ‘buggy’ software
    Apple releases macOS 12.4 with new Podcasts features and separate Studio Display webcam fix
    Apple TV+ releases trailer for season 3 of For All Mankind, premiering June 10
    Kuo: USB-C AirPods and other Apple accessories coming alongside iPhone 15

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    • 1 hr 14 min

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634 Ratings

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Good podcast

This is a good podcast but too Mac-centric… iPad, for example, is always the underdog here and looked down as a productivity tool…

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A highlight of my week!

Keep up the great work! I love the hosts’ dynamic on this show. It brings a good balance to the topics discussed.

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