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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.

    Apple prepping new Vision Air, thinner Apple Watch, and more M4 Macs! (CultCast #652)

    Apple prepping new Vision Air, thinner Apple Watch, and more M4 Macs! (CultCast #652)

    This week, rumors are swirling of a cheaper Vision Air, a thinner Apple Watch and faster M4 Macs! Also, we’ll dive deep into the iOS 18 Developer Beta so you don’t have to.
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    This week’s stories:
    Cheaper Apple Vision AR headset might launch next year
    A cheaper version of Apple’s Vision augmented reality headset has reportedly been fast-tracked. The goal is supposedly to have the scaled-back device on the market by next year. Apple Watch Series 10 could get larger but thinner
    The Apple Watch Series 10 might adopt a thinner design with a bigger display. Reportedly, Apple will bump the chassis size from 41mm and 45mm to 45mm and 49mm. M4 MacBook Pro could launch before 2024 ends
    Apple could refresh its MacBook Pro lineup with M4 chips as soon as Q4 2024. Based on supply-chain checks, panel shipments for the 14-inch and 16-inch models will start in Q3 2024. Hands-on with iOS 18: Impressive but incomplete
    After spending a few days trying out all the new features in iOS 18, I think it really is one of the biggest updates in a long time. However, hands-on testing shows there’s a lot that needs cleaned up before September, when it’s expected to ship. 11 hidden iOS 18 features Apple did not tell you about
    Here’s a roundup of all the little changes and useful features in iOS 18. MoviePass, MovieCrash
    MoviePass, MovieCrash chronicles the visionary mission of its cofounders, its impressive early success as an innovative movie ticketing model, and its precipitous downfall caused by mismanagement and corporate greed.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Apple nailed it! Our reactions to Apple Intelligence & the WWDC24 announcements (CultCast #651)

    Apple nailed it! Our reactions to Apple Intelligence & the WWDC24 announcements (CultCast #651)

    What a show — this week, our reactions to Apple Intelligence, iOS 18 and ALL the WWDC announcements!
    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 Intelligence:
    AI-powered Siri is the new face of Apple Intelligence Image Playground and Genmoji bring AI images to iMessage and more Platforms State of the Union explains Apple Intelligence and new OS features Major iOS 18 update packs cool iPhone customization features
    “iOS 18 is a big release that delivers more ways to customize your iPhone, stay connected and relive special moments,” said Craig Federighi. Messages app gets satellite connectivity in iOS 18, plus emoji Tapbacks Customizing iPhone and iPad Home Screen just got much easier iOS 18’s Control Center gets a lot more customizable and powerful Safari surfaces web page highlights, summaries and video control AirPods Pro will let you answer calls by nodding your head Passwords app turns iCloud Keychain into a full-fledged password manager Apple’s Calculator app finally comes to iPad
    The official Apple Calculator application is headed for iPad. It’s a feature missing from the tablet since its launch in 2010 but iPadOS 18 will include one. macOS Sequoia brings iPhone and Mac closer than ever
    iPhone mirroring enables you to wirelessly mirror your iPhone’s display on your Mac with just a tap. visionOS 2 brings Spatial Photos, bigger Mac Virtual Display and other niceties
    visionOS 2, the first major update to the Vision platform, will bring Spatial Photos, a rearrangeable Home View, a bigger Mac Virtual Display, new gestures and other nice quality-of-life improvements. The CultCast WWDC24 Predictions
    Congratulations to listeners Ryan Peterson and AL for their top audience scores of 17.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Our WWDC 2024 Keynote predictions! (CultCast #650)

    Our WWDC 2024 Keynote predictions! (CultCast #650)

    This week, $NVDA has overtaken $AAPL, iPhone 16 Pro could have some crazy new display tech, last minute iOS 18 rumors, and we lay out our WWDC predictions!
    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:
    Marvel’s What If…? shows off the promise of spatial gaming
    Marvel Studios’ new What If…? An Immersive Story is a free app for Apple’s Vision Pro headset that combines interactivity with storytelling in a brand-new way. iOS 18 leaks:
    Expect Settings revamp, Control Center tweaks in iOS 18, iPadOS 18 and macOS 15 iMessage could let you animate words in texts in iOS 18 ‘I’m a Mac’ actor returns with lamest PC ad yet
    In the new Qualcomm ad, which promotes the company’s new Snapdragon X Elite chips, Long works on his MacBook at a kitchen table. Notifications keep popping up all around his head. He swats them away with irritation. Then he types in a Google search: “Where can I find a Snapdragon-powered PC?” Watch the ad on YouTube Fight over blood oxygen feature cuts into Apple Watch sales
    Apple Watch shipments dropped almost 20% year over year in the first quarter of 2024. Market analysts blame some of the decline on Apple being temporarily forced to halt sales. iPhone 16 Pro’s display could sport seriously small bezels
    The iPhone 16 Pro could sport the world’s slimmest bezels on a smartphone. Its borders will apparently measure just 1.2mm, with the iPhone 16 Pro Max having even slimmer bezels at 1.15mm. Apple’s market cap passes $3 trillion … but so does Nvidia’s
    Apple, which spent years as the world’s most valuable publicly traded company, is now in third place. The CultCast WWDC24 Predictions
    Submit your own predictions here

    • 1 hr 10 min
    VS Movie Edition - Part 3! (CCOT #10)

    VS Movie Edition - Part 3! (CCOT #10)

    • 18 min
    Erf & Lew review: Fallout on Amazon Prime - part 2 & no spoilers! (CCOT #9)

    Erf & Lew review: Fallout on Amazon Prime - part 2 & no spoilers! (CCOT #9)

    • 16 min
    Apple’s secret iPhone testing labs + iOS 18’s WEIRD new features + What We're Into! (CultCast #649)

    Apple’s secret iPhone testing labs + iOS 18’s WEIRD new features + What We're Into! (CultCast #649)

    This week, details on WEIRD new features in iOS 18, exciting news for the iPad mini, a peek at Apple’s secret iPhone testing lab, and an all-new What We’re Into!
    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:
    iOS 18 could bring new Home Screen personalization options
    iOS 18 reportedly will let iPhone users change app icon colors on the Home Screen. Plus, they would be able to put the icons anywhere they want. iOS 18 could feature generative AI-powered custom emoji tool
    Apple might use generative AI in iOS 18 to allow iPhone users to create custom emojis, letting them express themselves just the way they want. Slim new Find My tracking card recharges via MagSafe
    The slim new Nomad Tracking Card works with Apple’s Find My app on your devices and recharges via MagSafe to help you keep tabs on your wallet, purse or other valuables, Nomad said Tuesday. Give your Mac a makeover with custom icons
    A great way to personalize your Mac is with custom Mac folder icons. In fact, you can change any icon on your Mac to customize it to your taste. Soaked! Take a peek at how Apple tests iPhone water resistance.
    Marques Brownlee recently visited Apple product durability testing labs that try to make sure products like iPhone can resist water ingress and take a few bumps and shakes, among other mild tortures. What We’re Into
    Griffin: Alice Merton on Apple Music and Spotify , a relatively unknown musician with a distinctive style and excellent live performances. La Regola Dell'amico , a bizarre and incredibly catchy Italian pop song from, like, 20 years ago. Lewis: The Righteous Gemstones , a show about the horrible televangelists running a megachurch. Erfon: Toast of London and What We Do In The Shadows , comedies starring Matt Berry that are really funny, if the viral clips on TikTok are to be believed.

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

dbacks5444 ,

Great

Another great Apple podcast

7209361298 ,

Humorous

Not a place to good for rich in content, but a fun listen.

Madera9475 ,

Off topic #8

First review ever. Horrible and condescending to a deceased person. Poor taste. Enjoy Erfon, Lewis and normally Griffin but this particular episode is the first time I’ve turned off a podcast. I did not care for Griffin’s cohost. Absolutely horrible.

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