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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.

    We’ve got more intel on iPhone 14 + Apple’s secret FOLDING iPhones (CultCast #527)

    We’ve got more intel on iPhone 14 + Apple’s secret FOLDING iPhones (CultCast #527)

    This week:
    iPhone 14 Pro could pack strange ‘hole + pill’ screen cutout to replace notch Apple continues testing multiple folding iPhone prototypes Apple’s first headset could be 3 years ahead of rivals in computing power Apple VR headset won’t create a full metaverse Apple’s fancy Polishing Cloth is finally back in stock Apple loses head of Mac chip design to Intel This episode supported by
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    This week's stories
    iPhone 14 Pro could pack strange ‘hole + pill’ screen cutout to replace notch
    It was previously believed that Apple would use a hole punch cutout, like a lot of rival smartphone makers. Then that changed to a pill-shaped camera cutout. Now, one analyst, who has proven reliable in the past, says we should expect both. “We now believe Apple will have a hole + pill design on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models,” tweeted Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, on Wednesday. “The smaller hole will not be invisible.” Apple continues testing multiple folding iPhone prototypes
    Word that the iPhone-maker continues working on folding handset comes from Dylandkt in a thread on Twitter: "For those who are curious about a foldable iPhone, Apple is definitely working and testing multiple prototypes that contain foldable displays. Too many compromises still exist with foldable display technology though. Apple’s first headset could be 3 years ahead of rivals in computing power
    Apple’s first mixed-reality headset will ship with the same 96W power adapter that you get with some 14-inch MacBook Pro models, according to an analyst, who says that’s proof the device will pack plenty of computing power. Apple VR headset won’t create a full metaverse
    While Apple is creating a VR headset, it’s reportedly not developing a complete virtual world for users. It plans on virtual reality games, video and other experiences. But these supposedly won‘t be connected into a single VR metaverse. Apple’s fancy Polishing Cloth is finally back in stock
    Sick of sticky smudges all over your Apple devices? The company’s pricey Polishing Cloth is now back in stock for those who didn’t get a chance to buy one before it quickly sold out last fall. GIVEAWAY
    Win a Journey 3 in 1 Wireless Charging Station for all your Apple gear [Cult of Mac giveaway]
    Apple loses head of Mac chip design to Intel – erfon
    The person responsible for overseeing the transition from Intel to Apple silicon left the company. Jeff Wilcox was Director, Mac System Architecture before his departure.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    We've got NEW leaks on Apple's 2022 hardware (CultCast #526)

    We've got NEW leaks on Apple's 2022 hardware (CultCast #526)

    This week: Gurman's back at it laying out what we can expect Apple to release in 2022, plus new intel on AirPods Pro V2, a new cheaper Pro XDR Display, and we'll show you our favorite tech from CES 2022!
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    This week's stories
    Gurman: iPhone 14 Models Without Notch, Redesigned MacBook Air With M2 Chip, and More to Launch in 2022
    In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reiterated his expectations for new Apple products in 2022, including the iPhone 14 series, a redesigned MacBook Air with an M2 chip, an iPad Pro with wireless charging, and more. Redesigned AirPods Pro 2 will support high-quality lossless audio
    Apple will launch a second generation of AirPods Pro in the fall, according to an analyst who’s also a reliable tipster. The upgraded earbuds allegedly will offer better sound than the current version, via support for lossless audio. And there reportedly will be other changes, too, including a new design. Apple’s next desktop monitor could cost half the price of Pro Display XDR
    Apple’s next desktop monitor won’t be cheap, but it could be significantly less expensive than the high-end Pro Display XDR, according to a new report. Apple wins race to $3 trillion market cap
    Apple just became the first publicly traded U.S. company to be valued at a whopping $3 trillion. AAPL stock topped out at $182.88 a share Monday before dropping slightly, bringing the market cap back below the $3 trillion milestone. Win a Journey 3 in 1 Wireless Charging Station for all your Apple gear [Cult of Mac giveaway]
    The holidays are finally over, and if you were lucky enough to receive an Apple Watch, iPhone or AirPods as gifts, this latest giveaway is for you. Journey, a maker of innovative consumer electronics, is giving three lucky winners its 3 in 1 Wireless Charging Station. Comes in black or white, retails for $99.99 -- they are also having a 30% off sale right now. CES products
    This smart collar wants to be your dog’s Apple Watch
    Most canine trackers use accelerometers and GPS sensors, but Invoxia has gone further with its new collar. The company, which makes a variety of location trackers, said it worked with board-certified veterinary cardiologists to develop deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI) that relies on miniaturized radar sensors for health readings. Targus backpack uses Apple Find My without AirTag
    You won‘t have to attach an AirTag tracker to the upcoming Targus Cypress Hero Backpack to locate it because it’ll have Apple’s Find My tracking technology built in. Schlage rolls out first smart lock in US to support Apple Home Key
    Schlage introduced the first smart lock in North America to support Apple Home Key — the Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt — on Tuesday at CES 2022. Samsung beats Apple to truly wireless charging over Wi-Fi waves
    Despite Apple’s lengthy and ongoing efforts to deliver much-improved charging technologies, archrival Samsung has beaten Cupertino in the race for truly wireless charging. Except you won’t find it in a smartphone … yet.

    • 58 min
    Get ready for Apple’s 2022 Hardware EXPLOSION (CultCast #525)

    Get ready for Apple’s 2022 Hardware EXPLOSION (CultCast #525)

    This week: Apple is about to COMPLETE their move to Apple silicon, which means we're in for an EXPLOSION of new hardware in 2022, including an iMac "Pro", redesigned MacBook Air, new iPads, new Mac Pro, and new Mac Mini "Pro"!
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    Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com
    CultCloth will keep your iPhone 13, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co.
    This week's stories
    What to expect from iMac in 2022
    2022 could be the year Apple takes iMac to the next level. Various leaks point to an iMac Pro with a blazing-fast processor and a beautiful screen. What to expect from MacBook Air and the M2 processor in 2022
    The 2022 MacBook Air will reportedly look different even at first glance, with the classic tapered design being replaced with a squarer casing reminiscent of the 2021 MacBook Pro, but even slimmer. The more svelte design will supposedly still have room for a pair of USB-C ports as well as MagSafe charging, though. And it’ll allegedly be available in the same range of colors as the 2021 iMac. What to expect from iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini and basic iPad in 2022
    Apple won‘t let the iPad languish in 2022. Most notably, some big improvements are reportedly coming to the display and charging capabilities of the iPad Pro line. Win a Koala 2.0 iPhone harness from Hangtime [Cult of Mac giveaway]
    If you like epic adventures, you are going to want to enter our latest giveaway. Cult of Mac is giving away six Koala 2.0 iPhone harnesses from Hangtime to three lucky winners. This super-grip harness is the smartphone leash for life on the go. Apple hires Meta AR comms chief for its rumored headset launch
    Apple reportedly hired Meta’s AR communications chief recently, a move that fits with Cupertino’s long-rumored plan to launch an augmented reality/virtual reality headset.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    MORE details on Apple's AR goggles and MORE picks for our Gear of the Year! (CultCast #523)

    MORE details on Apple's AR goggles and MORE picks for our Gear of the Year! (CultCast #523)

    This week: we've got our bet look yet at Apple's upcoming mixed reality AR headset, but do Apple fans care!? Plus: we reveal even more picks from our list of Gear of the Year!
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    CultCloth will keep your iPhone 13, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co.
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    Apple’s first AR/VR headset might look like ski goggles
    Concept artist Ian Zelbo took the rumors about an upcoming Apple augmented reality and virtual reality headset and turned them into a possible design for a product that could be unveiled in 2022. TSA will accept Apple Wallet’s digital IDs from February 2022
    When Apple unveiled digital IDs for the Wallet app at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, the plan was to launch it sometime this year, with the TSA being its first supporter. Unfortunately, like a number of new additions to iOS 15, Apple later delayed the rollout. Crime-busting mom tracks down Christmas decoration thief with AirTags
    A Texas woman put Apple AirTags on her outdoor Christmas inflatables in case they were stolen. And when they were, she was able to use the item trackers to easily find them.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    iPhone 14 Pro with 8K Video and our Gear of the Year (CultCast #523)

    iPhone 14 Pro with 8K Video and our Gear of the Year (CultCast #523)

    This week: we're talking iPhone 14 Pro with 48 Megapixels and 8K video! Plus: we reveal more of our picks for Gear of the Year!
    This episode supported by
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    Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com
    CultCloth will keep your iPhone 13, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co.
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    iPhone 14 Pro could pack 48-megapixel camera and 8GB of RAM
    Camera updates could again be a big reason to upgrade to the newest iPhone lineup next year, with Apple expected to pack new 48-megapixel sensors — by far its biggest to date — into iPhone 14 Pro. Apple building smaller, more affordable alternatives to Pro Display XDR
    Apple is currently building two smaller, more affordable alternatives to its 32-inch Pro Display XDR, according to one leaker. The company is also said to be working on a new high-end display with a built-in A13 chipset. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss on making The Matrix Awakens with Epic Games
    Win a Wacom Intuos Pro creative pen tablet [Cult of Mac giveaway]
    We're giving away one of these $300 tablets. If you fancy yourself an artist, this giveaway is for you. Cult of Mac is giving one lucky winner an Intuos Pro tablet with pen from Wacom, the global leader in the pen display and tablet market. You can connect it via Bluetooth or USB to your Mac (or PC), and use it to draw, paint or retouch photos. Gear of the year, part 3!
    RadWagon 4 cargo bike
    AirTags!
    LG C1 OLED TV

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Apple’s BIG plans for 2022! (CultCast #522)

    Apple’s BIG plans for 2022! (CultCast #522)

    This week: get your wallet ready, cause Apple has some BIG releases planned for 2022! Plus: we reveal our Gear of the Year, part 2!
    This episode supported by
    Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.
    Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com
    CultCloth will keep your iPhone 13, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co.
    Join us in the CultClub! discord.gg/BrKdnSK
    SNAP’S FIRST AR SPECTACLES ARE AN AMBITIOUS, IMPRACTICAL START
    Apple has big plans for 2022, including iPad Pro and MacBook Air overhauls
    Apple reportedly plans ambitious upgrades for a number of its hottest products in 2022, including major revamps for iPad Pro and MacBook Air — as well as an Apple silicon boost for the Mac Pro. Mac mini is also expected to see a refresh. Samsung could make iPhone 14’s first ‘hole punch’ displays
    Apple made iPhone’s notch slightly smaller this year with iPhone 13. However, it remains a rather unsightly cutout that continues to be noticeable when watching fullscreen videos, playing games, and more. That could change in 2022. Win a Wacom Intuos Pro creative pen tablet [Cult of Mac giveaway]
    If you fancy yourself an artist, this giveaway is for you. Cult of Mac is giving one lucky winner an Intuos Pro tablet with pen from Wacom, the global leader in the pen display and tablet market. You can connect it via Bluetooth or USB to your Mac (or PC), and use it to draw, paint or retouch photos. Gear of the Year, Part 2
    iPhone 13 Pro!
    Winmau Dart Dock!
    Synology DS1520+ NAS

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

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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 used one on my old g4 and it works great after I gave it awhile because of old cpu and gpu.

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Nostril noise

If you are looking for the best Nostril Podcast - it is what you are looking for. Please make Leander’s solo podcast with only nostril perfection

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.

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