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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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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.

    Bad week for Apple Watch — HUGE news for HomePod (CultCast #655)

    Bad week for Apple Watch — HUGE news for HomePod (CultCast #655)

    This week, we’re talking potentially huge news for the iPhone 17, the latest changes in iOS 18, disappointing news for the Apple Watch — but the latest evidence the HomePod with a screen is real!
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    This week’s stories:
    iPhone 17 may get cutting-edge 2nm chip from TSMC after all
    Apple’s chip-maker TSMC will begin trial production of 2 nanometer processors next week. Apple Watch Series 10 could lack advanced new health features
    The upcoming Apple Watch Series 10 could sport a thinner design with a bigger display, but it sounds like new health sensors won’t arrive this year. How to customize Apple Watch widgets for easy access to your favorite apps Code for HomePod with large touchscreen found in tvOS 18
    A bit of the user interface for a rumored HomePod smart speaker with a large touchscreen reportedly turned up in the latest beta for tvOS 18. How to stop Siri from randomly activating all the damn time iOS 18 beta 3: All the new features and changes
    The third beta of iOS 18 is here, almost a month after Apple dropped the first developer build. Catch a scary glimpse of Severance season 2, coming in January
    Word of a season 2 air date arrived Wednesday, along with a spooky teaser trailer. Under Review: Wombat Willow Pro
    The Willow Wombat Pro is a low-profile backlit mechanical keyboard that packs a full set of keys in a compact layout. Griffin’s Model F keyboard

    • 56 min
    Proof our listeners are smarter than us + we answer your questions! (CCOT #12)

    Proof our listeners are smarter than us + we answer your questions! (CCOT #12)

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    • 32 min
    Weird new AirPods features + more details on the Vision Air (CultCast #654)

    Weird new AirPods features + more details on the Vision Air (CultCast #654)

    This week, next-gen AirPods Pro with IR cameras that’ll do… what, exactly? We also have more details on the cheaper Vision Pro, a hidden feature in your iPad Magic Keyboard and an all-new Under Review!
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    This week’s stories:
    Future AirPods could use IR cameras for in-air gesture control
    Apple could equip a future AirPods variant with camera modules. The earbuds may incorporate an IR camera, like the one Apple uses for iPhone’s Face ID. Vision Pro:
    Vision Pro might not get Apple Intelligence until 2025 MacRumors: Apple Likely Planning to Use Bigger, Lower Resolution Displays for Cheaper Vision Headset Apple will get a board observer seat at OpenAI later this year
    Apple Inc. will get an observer role on OpenAI’s board as part of a landmark agreement announced last month, further tightening ties between the once-unlikely partners. How to find the iPad Magic Keyboard’s hidden backlight
    Some people complain that the Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad doesn’t have a backlight for the keyboard. Turns out it actually does have one, but the controls aren’t where you might expect. Apple Watch can detect leading cause of heart attacks, doctor says
    The Apple Watch can detect a leading cause of heart attacks — an unadvertised capability that could have big implications for health monitoring — according to a Dutch doctor. The 8 weirdest unreleased Apple products
    Apple only shows off its finished products, which makes the company’s secret prototypes and early concepts all the more fascinating. Even if you’re well-versed in Apple history, these alternate-history unreleased Apple products will intrigue and confuse. Under Review:
    Soundpeats Air4 Pro Nintendo Switch OLED Model

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Cheaper Vision Pro leaks + why Europe WILL NOT get Apple Intelligence (CultCast #653)

    Cheaper Vision Pro leaks + why Europe WILL NOT get Apple Intelligence (CultCast #653)

    This week, details on the cheaper Apple Vision Pro, leaked Apple Watch Series 10, more new features in iOS 18, and why Apple Intelligence isn’t coming to the European Union!
    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:
    Leaked Apple Watch Series 10 renders reveal bigger display
    Alleged CAD renders of the Apple Watch Series 10 have leaked online, revealing its 2-inch display. Apple’s cheaper Vision headset might require a tethered iPhone or Mac
    The company’s engineers are struggling to reduce costs without affecting the headset’s key features. iOS 18 beta 2: All the new features and changes
    Following a two-week gap since the first iOS 18 beta release, Apple seeded the second developer beta of the OS. The new build packs many more features missing from the initial release. YouTube: How to Make a Great Custom Home Screen MacRumors: iOS 18 to Bring These 5 New Features to AirPods Pro
    iOS 18 promises to make your AirPods Pro experience better with a handful of sophisticated new capabilities that draw from machine learning improvements and AI enhancements. Your iPhone will soon work better with third-party displays and batteries
    Apple will improve support for third-party iPhone displays and batteries later this year. Bloomberg: Apple Won’t Roll Out Apple Intelligence to EU Over Regulatory Concerns
    Apple Inc. is withholding a raft of new technologies from hundreds of millions of consumers in the European Union, citing concerns posed by the bloc’s regulatory attempts to rein in Big Tech.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Wilhelm Scream - Hollywood's secret sound effect! (CCOT #11)

    The Wilhelm Scream - Hollywood's secret sound effect! (CCOT #11)

    • 16 min
    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.
    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:
    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.

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