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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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    iPhone 15 rumors, HomeKit Secure Video, Apple Black Friday

    iPhone 15 rumors, HomeKit Secure Video, Apple Black Friday

    iPhone 15 rumors are in full force; titanium redesign perchance? Zac and Benjamin talk about this year’s Apple holiday ad, the latest developments in the Twitter saga, and what exactly is going on with Apple Music Classical? Also, Benjamin reviews HomeKit Secure Video experience using the Eve Outdoor Camera.
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    Apple’s Black Friday Shopping Event is kicking off around the world; here are the details
    When is Apple Music Classical launching?
    Review: AirPods Max are as important for music to me now as the iPod was [U: November 2022]
    Yes, Phil Schiller deleted his Twitter account; no, Apple has not removed its tweets
    iPhone 15 design to feature titanium case, may have iPhone 5C-style rounded back – leaker
    iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro: What the early rumors say about new features

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    iPhone 14 satellite mode launches, Always-On display changes, MLS Season Pass

    iPhone 14 satellite mode launches, Always-On display changes, MLS Season Pass

    Benjamin and Zac break down everything new in the world of Apple this week, including changes to AirDrop in China, the launch of Emergency SOS via satellite in the US, new Always-On display features in iOS 16.2, and the announcement of MLS Season Pass for Apple TV.
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    Apple Watch can help spot another life-threatening heart condition, Mayo Clinic study reveals
    Kuo: iPhone 15 Pro with USB-C to offer major boost in data transfer speeds
    Apple tests ‘Rapid Security Response’ update on iOS 16.2 beta
    iOS 16.2 public beta now available with new Always-On display features
    MLS Season Pass will cost $14.99 month or $99/season, discounted price available for Apple TV+ subscribers
    Hands-on: Here’s what it’s actually like to use iPhone 14’s new satellite connectivity features
    Emergency SOS via satellite available today; UK, France, Germany, Ireland next month
    New features still coming to watchOS 9 and Apple Watch Series 8, Ultra, and more

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    New Apple TV hands-on, sports streaming, iOS 16.2 beta

    New Apple TV hands-on, sports streaming, iOS 16.2 beta

    Benjamin gives some hands-on impressions with the new Apple TV 4K. Hey Siri changes are rumored, and iOS 16.2 beta includes a whole new user interface with Custom Accessibility Mode. Plus, Zac got a Trail Loop for his Apple Watch Ultra, and takes a look at the status quo of streaming live sports.
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    iPhone production crisis in China will see Foxconn quadruple workforce in India
    China’s COVID-19 outbreaks worsen, with another manufacturing hub under lockdown
    iOS 16.2 beta 2: Here’s every new feature and change
    This Apple Watch Ultra band takes weeks to ship, but you can find it sooner
    Apple wants to change the ‘Hey Siri’ trigger command to just ‘Siri’
    Apple TV 4K officially launches; delays and shortages impacting availability
    Apple News integration appears in Weather app on iOS 16.2 beta with relevant regional stories

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    No more new Macs this year, 16-inch iPad rumors, iCloud web app redesign

    No more new Macs this year, 16-inch iPad rumors, iCloud web app redesign

    Following some insightful comments on Apple earnings, the consensus now is to not expect any new M2 Macs to arrive before the end of the year. Benjamin and Zac also discuss 16-inch iPad rumors for 2023, the possibility of solid state volume buttons for iPhone 15, Apple surprises us all with a major revamp to iCloud.com, and — finally — Elon Musk has acquired Twitter.
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    Apple TV app now hides ‘Up Next’ row, making it harder to find what you want to watch
    2023 iPhone models to keep using Qualcomm’s 5G modem
    Apple slashes budgets and implements broad hiring freeze, report claims
    Apple TV 4K is solving the ‘Match Content’ screen blackout problem with a new tvOS update
    Apple TV 4K reviews: The best streaming box gets better (and cheaper)
    Elon’s latest business innovation for Twitter is to charge $8/month for verification and other benefits
    Twitter chaos continues: 84-hour weeks, moderation frozen, ad-free articles gone
    Apple supercycle predicted as iPhone 14, Mac, and Apple Watch attract switchers
    Apple pushes new MacBook Pro and Mac mini updates to 2023, report says

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    App Store ads, Apple Music and TV+ price hike, first iOS 16.2 beta

    App Store ads, Apple Music and TV+ price hike, first iOS 16.2 beta

    The App Store ads expansion faces backlash, but it’s unclear whether Apple cares. iOS 16.2 beta gives us our first look at Freeform app. Moreover, macOS Ventura is released to the public — Zac and Benjamin share their hands-on with Stage Manager. And, we also discuss the surprise price hikes to Apple Music and Apple TV+.
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    Apple surpasses 900 million paid subscribers as Services revenue increases 5% YoY
    Apple temporarily halts showing ads for gambling apps on App Store product pages following developer complaints
    Apollo for Reddit now lets users follow thread comments with Live Activities
    iOS 16.2 beta introduces new architecture to the Home app for a more reliable experience
    Stage Manager on Mac: Hands-on with the new multitasking UI in macOS Ventura [Video]
    Flighty update adds Live Activity to track your current flight status, including Dynamic Island integration on iPhone 14 Pro
    macOS Ventura now available for Mac users with Camera Continuity and Stage Manager
    iPadOS 16.1 now available: Stage Manager, iMessage editing, display scaling, more
    iOS 16.1 now rolling out, here are the full release notes
    Apple is raising the price of Apple Music, Apple TV+ and Apple One from today
    M2 iPad Pro reviews: Much like the M1 model, only a handful of people need it
    10th-gen iPad reviews: A long-awaited update, but maybe not the best buy
    Jony Ive successor Evans Hankey leaving Apple, no new design lead named yet

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    New iPad, iPad Pro and Apple TV announced

    New iPad, iPad Pro and Apple TV announced

    Zac and Benjamin discuss everything from this week’s Take Note not-event event, including the redesigned 10th-generation iPad, iPad Pro update with M2, and the new Apple TV 4K. There’s also some rumors about purported iris tracking for the Apple headset, and an annoyance with the focal distance on the iPhone 14 Pro.
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    M2 iPad Pro vs iPad Air: What do you gain or give up?
    M2 iPad Pro and iPad 10 orders ‘Preparing to Ship’ ahead of official launch next week
    M2 iPad Pro vs M1 iPad Pro: What’s changed?
    2015 Apple TV HD no longer sold by Apple following new Apple TV 4K announcement
    Apple TV’s new Siri Remote comes with USB-C, but you need to buy a cable separately
    iPadapalooza: Weird choices Apple is making for its new iPads
    Apple TV 4K price drops to new low, but you’ll have to pay up if you want Thread support in your Home hub
    New iPad Pro offers clever ‘hover’ feature for Apple Pencil, here’s how it works
    New $449 iPad doesn’t work with Apple Pencil 2, requires dongle to charge first-gen Pencil
    macOS Ventura to be released to all users on October 24
    iPad 9 still available for $329 as new iPad 10 sees price hike to $449
    Apple debuts Magic Keyboard Folio for iPad with detachable two-part design, trackpad, function keys
    Apple announces new Apple TV 4K with A15 Bionic chip and HDR10+ support

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    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
647 Ratings

647 Ratings

jjts2703 ,

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…

Bill525 ,

Volume issues

This is a good podcast that would be better if you could hear it. The volume is consistently low even with the phone volume maxed out, and is made worse by the presenters speaking very softly and often trailing off as they finish a thought. I suspect that the presenters may be leaning into and then away from their microphones. A little post processing would help this show a lot.

DRKbadger ,

Awesome and interesting.

I drive for a living so you guys help pass my time while I’m working. Love the banter. I chime in all the time but hey nobody hears what I have to say 😂. Keep up the awesome work guys. I wouldn’t be upset with more content either.

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