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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.

    macOS Big Sur review, redesigned MacBooks, Apple Black Friday

    macOS Big Sur review, redesigned MacBooks, Apple Black Friday

    This week Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall discuss the latest Ming-Chi Kuo rumors of redesigned MacBooks and Apple Watches, our time spent with macOS Big Sur so far, Apple's plans for Black Friday, and much more.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    HomePod mini and M1 Mac hands-on

    HomePod mini and M1 Mac hands-on

    Benjamin and Zac discuss the first few days with the all-new HomePod mini and M1 Macs, macOS Big Sur experience, and much more.
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Apple M1 Mac event impressions

    Apple M1 Mac event impressions

    Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's major M1 chip event where it unveiled the first Macs to switch from Intel processors to Apple Silicon.
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    Stories
    iPhone 12 mini reviews: A small and powerful phone, but battery life is questionable
    iPhone 12 Pro Max reviews: Major camera upgrades, 6.7-inch display could be too big for some users
    HomePod mini reviews: Impressive sound quality and design for users in the Apple ecosystem
    Apple unveils M1, it's first system-on-a-chip for Mac computers
    Apple unveils all-new MacBook Air powered by Apple Silicon M1 chip
    Apple announces new Mac mini featuring Apple M1 chip, cheaper $699 price
    Apple announces 13-inch MacBook Pro with faster performance and longer battery thanks to M1 chip
    MacBook Pro and Mac mini still available with Intel chips for now


    https://youtu.be/dh6zzECZsIk

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Apple Silicon Mac event expectations

    Apple Silicon Mac event expectations

    Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo discuss iOS 14.2, new HomePod features, what to expect from Apple's November 10 event, and much more.
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    Stories

    Apple releases iOS 14.2 with new emoji and wallpapers, HomePod Intercom support, more
    Hands-on with iOS 14.2 RC top changes and features [Video]
    Apple releases watchOS 7.1 with expanded ECG support, headphone level alerts, screen issue fix
    iPhone 12 mini MagSafe charging tops out at 12W, Lightning accessories limit power for all models
    Pandora gains HomePod integration and Siri support ahead of HomePod mini launch
    Apple announces special event for November 10: ‘One more thing’
    Apple TV app coming to Xbox One, Series X, and Series S next week
    Rumor suggests Apple will announce TestFlight for macOS next week
    Rumor: 13-inch MacBook Pro and Air likely first Apple Silicon Macs
    Bloomberg: Apple to announce three new MacBooks with Apple Silicon at next week’s event
    Apple launches recall program for some AirPods Pro units due to ‘sound issues’
    How to check if your AirPods Pro are eligible for free replacement
    Alleged photo of AirPods 3 parts shows AirPods Pro-inspired design
    First iPad Pro with mini LED display likely coming in Q1 2021, new report says

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Apple One premiers, ARM Macs near, iPhone 12 reverse charging

    Apple One premiers, ARM Macs near, iPhone 12 reverse charging

    Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo talk Apple One bundle, AAPL earnings, Apple Silicon Macs, iPhone 12 features, and much more.

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    Stories:

    iOS 14 beta users are being notified with a constant message about a non-existent update
    Apple begins rolling out Apple One services bundle starting at $15 per month
    You can now get up to 4 TB of iCloud storage
    Apple announces fiscal Q4 2020 earnings: revenue of $64.7 billion, more
    Tim Cook teases ‘more exciting things’ still coming from Apple in 2020
    Three versions of A14 chip, says Chinese report: two for Apple Silicon Macs
    macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 beta includes references to 3 unreleased Macs ahead of Apple Silicon
    Apple invites macOS developers to special labs ahead of 1st Apple Silicon Mac announcement
    Apple FCC filing hints at hidden reverse wireless charging feature in iPhone 12
    New AirPods coming in 2021; AirPods Studio delayed; possible new HomePod
    T-Mobile announces TVision live TV service starting at $10/month, Apple TV+ and Apple TV 4K promos
    Apple TV+ renews record-setting comedy ‘Ted Lasso’ for a third season
    83 Minutes of Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman Riding Motorcycles — POV From Long Way Up | Apple TV+
    Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart to launch current affairs series on Apple TV+
    Report: Apple considered $400 million deal with MGM for latest James Bond film
    Report: MGM considered moving James Bond to streaming but Apple/Netflix balked at $600m price tag
    Eve Light Strip becomes first accessory to support HomeKit Adaptive Lighting in iOS 14
    Apple refreshes its Clips app with new UI, horizontal support, HDR recording on iPhone 12

    • 1 hr 31 min
    iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Air 4 hands-on

    iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Air 4 hands-on

    Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo discuss iPhone 12 / iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Air 4 day one launch, Apple TV on PlayStation, Apple Music TV, HomePod OS 14.1, and much more.
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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
562 Ratings

562 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!

Macbook_Pro_Retina ,

Change of rating

I previously rated your podcast at 5 stars. Recently though, one of you has forgotten that you’re producing a professional podcast and have begun allowing all of the background noise of your house into the podcast. Very annoying.

I’ll be unsubscribing now. Quite unfortunate, because I really enjoyed your show.

JTBrad1 ,

Audio has really dropped in quality over the last few months.

I enjoy the weekly recap of the news and color commentary, but the audio has really dropped in quality substantially on Zac’s side (seems to be since he’s moved his focus to his Space site over 9to5Mac). I hate to say it, but he’s not carrying his weight in the show anymore, between constant background noise in his recording environment, to not taking the time to read a lot of the stories or have correct facts. He had two phones to review and Barry touched them enough to talk about them meaningfully on the show. I just can’t listen anymore if he’s there pulling down the show.

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