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The CultCast covers each week’s best Apple stories, news, and accessories for your iDevices and Mac—but more importantly—we do it with pizzaz. Why listen to another dreary tech program? Tune in to the CultCast each week for a healthy dose of Apple, jokes gone sour, and plenty of tangents.

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    • 4.6 • 1.1K Ratings

The CultCast covers each week’s best Apple stories, news, and accessories for your iDevices and Mac—but more importantly—we do it with pizzaz. Why listen to another dreary tech program? Tune in to the CultCast each week for a healthy dose of Apple, jokes gone sour, and plenty of tangents.

    New M4 Macs are already incoming! (CultCast #642)

    New M4 Macs are already incoming! (CultCast #642)

    This week, M4 Macs are already incoming! Also: Apple’s next big thing, the AI tools that could turbocharge iOS 18, the disastrous Humane AI Pin, and an all-new What We’re Into!
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    Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com .
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    This week’s stories:
    Macs with AI-focused M4 chip launching this year
    Mac users won’t have to wait until 2025 for the Apple M4 processor, according to a reputable Apple tipster. The replacement for the current M3 will put an emphasis on AI, and will start appearing in Macs this autumn. Apple Is Rebooting Its Search for a New Next Big Thing
    Apple’s business remains heavily reliant on the iPhone, which accounts for more than half its revenue. And sales in that market have stagnated. That’s made it all the more important for the company to find a major new product category. Apple’s Ferret-UI helps AI use your iPhone
    Apple’s new Ferret-UI multimodal large language model could help artificial intelligence systems understand your iPhone’s screen, according to a research paper released Tuesday. Humane AI Pin
    The Verge: Humane AI Pin Review: Not even close Inverse: Humane’s Ai Pin Isn't Ready to Replace Your Phone, But One Day It Might What We’re Into:
    Doctor Who (1963 – 1989) on archive.org Constellation on Apple TV+ Fallout on Amazon Prime Video

    • 1 hr 25 min
    VS Movie Edition (Part 2!) - CultCast Off Topic #6

    VS Movie Edition (Part 2!) - CultCast Off Topic #6

    It's Movie VS Movie in an all-new VS!

    • 24 min
    House Robots are Apple’s NEXT big thing! (CultCast #641)

    House Robots are Apple’s NEXT big thing! (CultCast #641)

    This week: Forget a car — Apple thinks personal home robots are their next big thing. Plus: iPhone 16 leaks, what comes next for the M3, a big new feature lands on Vision Pro, and our solar eclipse stories and photo tips!
    This episode supported by:
    Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com . And if you would like to leave The CultClub, you can do so at unfork.thecultcast.com .
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    This week’s stories:
    With car junked, Apple robots could be Cupertino’s next moonshot
    Teams in Cupertino are working on Apple personal home robotic devices, including a mobile robot and a table-top device with a moving display, according to a new report. iPhone 16 ‘dummy’ units give us glimpse of upcoming changes
    Images of iPhone 16 “dummy” units have been published by a tipster with an established record. They show the redesigned camera hump reportedly coming to the two non-Pro models and other changes. New iPads won’t arrive until May and we can’t stop crying
    No new iPad models came out in 2023 at all, and the tablet drought continues. That’s why there’s so much excitement about the upcoming Pro and Air models. Redesign could give Apple M3 Ultra processor wicked performance boost
    Apple's in the process of restructuring their Apple Silicon lineup. M3 Max no longer comes with the UltraFusion interconnect. This means that the M3 Ultra chip will be redesigned as its own standalone chip, no longer being made up of 2x Max dies. Free-floating Spatial Personas arrive in visionOS 1.1 for Vision Pro
    Apple has made Spatial Personas, a more lifelike enhancement of the Persona feature for the Vision Pro mixed-reality headset, available in the visionOS 1.1 update which came Tuesday. How to take solar eclipse photos with iPhone
    Photographing the solar eclipse is hard without the right tools. Here’s how you can get prepared. YouTube video

    • 1 hr 17 min
    WWDC 2024 announced + hackers find serious flaw in Apple silicon! (CultCast #640)

    WWDC 2024 announced + hackers find serious flaw in Apple silicon! (CultCast #640)

    This week: Apple just announced WWDC24, a big change coming to iOS 18, hackers found an exploit in M-series chips and more of the bizarre claims of the DOJ against Apple!
    This episode supported by:
    Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com .
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    This week’s stories:
    Apple sets WWDC24 kickoff date for June 10
    WWDC24, this year’s big Apple developer conference, will start with a live-streamed event on June 10, the company said Tuesday. During the keynote, Apple undoubtedly will reveal its plans for iOS and its other computing platforms, with a rumored focus on AI. Griffin’s coverage of WWDC22 iOS 18 could introduce more customizable iPhone Home Screen
    Apple will allow for greater iPhone Home Screen customization in iOS 18, including the ability to place app icons anywhere on the screen, according to a new report. Hackers can exploit flaw in Apple M-series processors
    Security researchers have found a serious exploit in all Apple M-series processors. The flaw exposes precious encryption keys, and it’s baked into the hardware — so it can’t easily be patched without a performance penalty. ‘Presto,’ your new iPhone comes out of box with fresh software update
    The next time you buy a new iPhone, it could come out of the box with a fresh iOS software update. A new proprietary system called “Presto” will update it right in the packaging before you buy it at an Apple Store. iMore: DOJ lawsuit says failure of Amazon Fire Phone, end of Windows Phone, and HTC’s demise all Apple’s fault
    The DOJ states that Microsoft, HTC, and LG all exited the smartphone market because of Apple.

    • 41 min
    BIG AirPods updates incoming + BREAKING: US Justice Dept. SUES Apple (CultCast #639)

    BIG AirPods updates incoming + BREAKING: US Justice Dept. SUES Apple (CultCast #639)

    This week, breaking news! The US launches huge lawsuit against Apple. Also, Apple AI might be powered by Google Gemini, all the details on AirPods 4, Epic’s new game store, and a MUCH cheaper Vision headset!
    This episode supported by:
    Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com .
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    This week’s stories:
    Get ready for ‘the biggest AirPods launch to date’
    Apple could launch the AirPods 4 in two flavors later this year: one with ANC and another without. Alongside updated internals, the new earbuds purportedly will sport a sleeker new design. Blockbuster US antitrust lawsuit targets Apple’s ‘iPhone monopoly’
    The Department of Justice and 16 state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit Thursday aimed at forcing Apple to open up many aspects of its ecosystem, from the App Store to Apple Watch. Extra Ordinary: Apple’s Platform Advantage iOS 18’s generative AI features might use Google Gemini
    Apple could use Google Gemini to power the generative AI features reportedly coming this year in iOS 18. Apple and Google are reportedly in “active negotiations” about the possibility, but have not yet finalized a deal. iPhone 17’s display could get a big anti-reflective upgrade
    A new rumor says that the 2025 iPhone might feature a “super-hard anti-reflective layer,” which is also more scratch-resistant. MacRumors: Epic Games to Charge 12% Fee for App Sales From Alternative iPhone Store
    Epic Games in February said that it would launch an Epic Games Store on the iPhone in the European Union. For games distributed through the Epic Games Store, Epic will collect a 12 percent share of revenue, which is the same fee that it charges on Windows and Mac machines. Tomsguide: Apple reportedly ‘accelerating’ entry-level Vision Pro — and it could cost $2,000 less
    Apple is aiming to cut the cost of the Apple Vision Pro from $3,500 down to as low as $1,500, according to a new report. How? Apple’s apparently going back to the drawing board when it comes to one of the headset's most expensive components: its two 4K micro-OLED displays.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Return of VS - movie edition! (Off Topic #5)

    The Return of VS - movie edition! (Off Topic #5)

    The Return of VS - the segment where we pit one movie against another then argue over which is best - all while building our list of the greatest movies ever made!

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

dbacks5444 ,

Great

Another great Apple podcast

n0wwa ,

It’s a mixed bag

I like the podcast I listen to every episode, but I find it odd that one of the hosts has an obsession with the size of his hands and then at one point referred to shaving his junk? I’m not sure how that has anything to do with Apple but I suppose, whatever, I guess? There is some really great information though, I do recommend the podcast.

Rocket Ranger ,

Great podcast

These three guys are entertaining as heck. I can listen to them all day long.

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