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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’s secret mixed reality headset incoming, + our 2021 Gear of the Year! (CultCast #521)

    Apple’s secret mixed reality headset incoming, + our 2021 Gear of the Year! (CultCast #521)

    This week: Apple’s much-anticipated augmented reality headset could finally drop in 2022, a new 5G iPhone SE is RIGHT around the corner, and we reveal our picks for 2021's Gear of the Year, part 1!
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    Apple’s first AR headset could arrive late next year with super-speedy chip
    Apple’s much-anticipated augmented reality headset could finally drop late next year, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. iPhone SE 3 with 5G could be right around the corner
    Apple is on course to introduce its third-generation iPhone SE early in 2022, according to a market-analysis firm. It’s expected to be the first in this budget line with 5G cellular-wireless networking. Apple hasn’t given up on making a do-it-all charger for multiple devices
    Apple continues to work on a wireless charger, similar to the abandoned AirPower mat, that will allow users to charge multiple devices simultaneously, according to a new report. The company also hopes to develop truly wireless charging in the future. GIVEAWAY Choetech is giving away MagSafe charging stands and a 40% discount code [Cult of Mac Giveaway]
    Elon Musk: Don’t waste money on ‘silly’ Apple Polishing Cloth, buy our $50 Tesla whistle
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks you should avoid wasting your money on a “silly” Apple Polishing Cloth and instead spend it on his company’s $50 Cyberwhistle. Gear of the Year, Part 1
    AirPods 3
    Burley D'Lite bike trailer
    M1 MacBook Air!
    Framed tech from GridStudio.cc

    • 54 min
    iMac Pro, resurrected! Plus our favorite new gadgets! (CultCast #520)

    iMac Pro, resurrected! Plus our favorite new gadgets! (CultCast #520)

    This week: Apple’s next-generation iMac Pro could feature an “M1 Max Duo” chip with 20 cores for processing and up to 64 graphics cores!
    Plus: we reveal our favorite new gadgets, movies, and shows in an all-new What We're Into.
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    16" M1 Max MacBook Pro vs $15,000 Mac Pro: Embarrassing
    Apple aims to build self-driving car with no steering wheel.
    New iMac Pro could pack insane ‘M1 Max Duo’ chip with up to 20 CPU cores
    Apple’s next-generation iMac Pro could feature an “M1 Max Duo” chip with 20 cores for processing and up to 64 for graphics, according to a new report. For those who think the M1 Pro and M1 Max in the MacBook Pro are impressive, the new Mac Pro desktop is expected to come in at least two variations
    For those who think the M1 Pro and M1 Max in the MacBook Pro are impressive, the new Mac Pro desktop is expected to come in at least two variations: 2X and 4X the number of CPU and GPU cores as the M1 Max. That’s up to 40 CPU cores and 128 GPU cores on the high-end. Choetech is giving away MagSafe charging stands and a 40% discount code [Cult of Mac Giveaway]
    Is it a Black Friday sale or a giveaway? This week it’s both! Choetech is giving away three MagSafe wireless 2 in 1 charging stands. These minimalist magnetic chargers are perfect for anybody who pairs a MagSafe-compatible iPhone with wirelessly charging AirPods. The best Black Friday deals on Apple’s hottest devices
    It’s that time of the year again. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and the Black Friday discounts are coming in thick and fast. It’s the perfect time to do some holiday shopping — especially if you’re on the lookout for Apple devices.

    • 57 min
    M1 Max MacBook Pro VS $15,000 Mac Pro - This can't be right! (CultCast #519)

    M1 Max MacBook Pro VS $15,000 Mac Pro - This can't be right! (CultCast #519)

    This week: just how well does a $3500 M1 Max MacBook Pro perform against a $15,000 Mac Pro? These results are INSANE. Plus: Apple is prepping an Apple Car for 2025, and it will be fully autonomous!
    And we wrap up with our favorite shows in an all-new Under Review!
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    16" M1 Max MacBook Pro vs $15,000 Mac Pro: Embarrassing
    Apple aims to build self-driving car with no steering wheel.
    Project Titan - aka the secret Apple car project -- is the on again/off again mother of all Apple rumors. The latest twist, based on info from anonymous insiders, is that Apple is reportedly committed to making a car capable of driving completely autonomously. Apple will sell parts and tools so customers can repair their own devices
    Apple on Wednesday revealed its new Self Service Program, which will provide customers with the parts and tools they need to repair their own devices. It marks a major shift in the company’s approach to hardware fixes. Get the fantastic Cult of Mac, 2nd Edition book at more than 70% off
    If you’re looking for a holiday gift for an Apple fan, consider The Cult of Mac, 2nd Edition. This great-looking coffee table book about the Apple community is on sale right now for just $9.99 — a whopping 71% off. Co-written by David Pierini and yours truly, the gorgeously designed, full-color book details many aspects of the Apple fan universe. Win a BluShark gift card to buy Apple Watch bands
    Our latest giveaway is from BluShark, maker of high-quality watch straps -- just look at them! Totally colorful, and they are made from a variety of materials, including leather, canvas, silicone, knit weave and Cordura.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    M1 Pro/M1 Max MacBook Pros #MagSafeGate - The fatal flaw! (CultCast #518)

    M1 Pro/M1 Max MacBook Pros #MagSafeGate - The fatal flaw! (CultCast #518)

    This week: you just KNEW there was gonna be a "Gate" for the new M1 MacBook Pros, and now we've got it! The internet has decided that the brand new MagSafe connector the M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro includes a fatal flaw that can't be ignored. We'll tell you what you need to know, and you can decided for yourself.
    And we talk or favorite gadgets and Apple+ movies in an all-new Under Review!
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    Apple spoils the one thing that made MacBook’s MagSafe charger so great
    Apple brought back the MagSafe charger for its newest MacBook Pro models — much to the delight of long-time fans who have appreciated the proprietary charging port in the past. And although it might be faster now, Cupertino has spoiled one of the biggest things that made MagSafe charging so great. The next Mac revolution: Companies rush to buy new M1 machines
    The likes of Reddit, Twitter and others are rolling out 2021 MacBook Pro units to employees so that they can take advantage of the massive performance gains. “Engineering hours are much more expensive than laptops,” one said. Win a BluShark gift card to buy Apple Watch bands [Cult of Mac giveaway]
    Our latest giveaway is from BluShark, maker of high-quality watch straps. Three lucky winners will each win a $100 BluShark gift card to buy Apple Watch bands. Jony Ive confirms LoveFrom works for Apple
    Jony Ive is continuing his long-term collaboration with Apple via his design agency LoveFrom, the former Chief Design Officer has revealed, confirming his departure hasn't completely ended the relationship between the designer and the iPhone maker.
    Apple Business Essentials gives companies tools to manage employee devices
    Apple launched a new service aimed at small businesses Wednesday. Now in beta, Apple Business Essentials bundles device management, Apple support and iCloud storage into flexible subscription plans for companies with up to 500 employees. iCloud for Windows now supports ProRes videos and ProRaw photos
    Apple threw a bone to iPhone owners who are also PC users on Wednesday. iCloud for Windows version 13 adds support for Apple ProRes videos and Apple ProRaw photos. Under Review!
    Liberty 3 Pro
    Finch
    Roborock S6 robot vacuum

    • 1 hr 16 min
    M1 Max MacBook Pro Vs MONSTER PC — it's not even close! (CultCast #517!)

    M1 Max MacBook Pro Vs MONSTER PC — it's not even close! (CultCast #517!)

    This week: just how well does a M1 Max MacBook Pro perform against a MONSTER PC build with top-tier components? These results might blow your mind lol.
    Plus: we got new details on the upcoming iMac “Pro”, and we wrap up with our favorite shows and movies in an all-new Under Review!
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    iMac Pro could make a comeback in 2022 with Apple’s newest M1 chips
    The high-end iMac Pro is expected to return next year with Apple’s newest M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets. One tipster also claims the powerful all-in-one will feature a 27-inch mini-LED display — and possibly even Face ID. New leaks on the upcoming iMac (Pro)!
    MacBook Pro M1 Max vs Windows Desktop (RTX3090, Ryzen9 5950x) M1Max Outperforms more expensive PC!
    MacBook Pro with M1 Max VS PC MONSTER Build! iPhone and Apple Watch could get car crash detection next year
    Apple Watch already offers fall detection, which, as its name suggests, uses built-in sensors to detect hard falls and then gives users the option to call emergency services. It can also send a message to select contacts. Win a sleek Satechi Trio Wireless Charging Pad [Cult of Mac giveaway]
    This beautiful-looking charging pad from Satechi juices up an iPhone, an Apple Watch and AirPods all at once. It retails for $119.99, and we're giving away FOUR of them. Apple's Craig Federighi Says Sideloading on iPhone Would Open the Floodgates to Malware
    Speaking at the Web Summit conference in Portugal, Federighi said sideloading would result in the "floodgates" opening to malware.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    M1 Pro Vs. Intel MacBook Pro Benchmarks - WHOA! (CultCast #516)

    M1 Pro Vs. Intel MacBook Pro Benchmarks - WHOA! (CultCast #516)

    This week: Pro MacBook Pro Vs. the Intel MacBook Pro—battle of the benchmarks! And the performance differences are absolutely INSANE.
    Plus: our hands-on review of AirPods 3, and Apple is perfectly poised to release and actual Apple Television.
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    On the show this week
    @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace
    2021 MacBook Pro review roundup: Just what we hoped for
    The first reviews of the 2021 MacBook Pro just dropped, and they’re generally quite positive. There’s praise for the mini-LED display, the return of useful ports, and the sheer power of Apple’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. New MacBook Pros prove surprisingly good at gaming
    Apple’s M1 Pro and M1 Max processors in the new MacBook Pro offer powerful graphic performance. That’s intended for artists rendering video and other professional tasks, but tests show that it translates to excellent gaming performance. Intel CEO: My job is to win Apple back Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger says the ball is in the chip giant's court to win back lost business from the Mac making Apple.
    Win a sleek Satechi Trio Wireless Charging Pad [Cult of Mac giveaway]
    Hands-on: AirPods 3 sound great thanks to lots of trickle-down tech [Review]
    The new AirPods 3 are marvelous little earbuds. They sound fantastic, are dead easy to set up and use, and the wireless charging case is a godsend. Amazon TVs to Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit
    Amazon's Omni and 4-Series Omni TVs launch today, featuring 4K HDR, voice controls with Amazon Alexa, and close integration with the Fire TV user experience. Upon the launch of the new TVs, Amazon today announced that it plans to add support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit "soon." The Iconic Pillow Collection 2 by Throwboy  

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

cartakk is the best😄 ,

Best apple podcast

Best apple podcast and it has the best nostril noise. I enjoy hearing about apple and what’s found on because I am still using a power book G4. At the moment it is on pieces on my desk as I try to repair it.
By the way for a good case check out life proof. I have one on my iPhone 6 and I have dropped it 10000000000 times and it has not bent once. And Erfon stop complaining of the 1080p of cinomatic mode just download a AI upscaler for all your videos in your Mack book pro! I use on and it works great

Gigatexal ,

Invest more time in better audio production

Look I love the show. The atmosphere is great and the banter even better. But the heavy breathing. And the background noise. It’s like they don’t pay any attention to properly recording the show and editing it: separate clean recordings, editing out uhh and um etc and then the heavy breathing which is creepy come on.

Stillwaiting16 ,

Guess the image should’ve given it away

I dislike multiple host podcasts where they excitedly talk over each other and present very little original material. This one is like listening to a bunch of teenage boys. Not for me.

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