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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.

    All the best iOS 16 features + Apple’s incoming October event! (CultCast #562)

    All the best iOS 16 features + Apple’s incoming October event! (CultCast #562)

    This week: iOS 16's best features + our hardware predictions for Apple's definitely-gonna-happen October event!
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    This week's stories
    16 Hidden iOS 16 Features You Didn't Know About
    Other than the headlining features, there are a number of quality-of-life changes, improvements, and new capabilities baked into iOS 16 that help improve the iPhone experience. Enter to win a shiny new elago iPhone 14 case of your choice [Cult of Mac giveaway]
    This week’s giveaway is to ensure your glossy new iPhone 14 is protected the best way possible. elago, one of our favorite Apple accessory-makers, just launched its new iPhone 14 cases, and we are giving three lucky readers a chance get their hands on one of them. The best bit is, if you win, the case choice is yours. Apple Releases New HomePod 16 Software
    Alongside iOS 16, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16, Apple today released new software that's designed for the HomePod and the HomePod mini. iPhone 14 Pro wait times already stretch into October
    If you procrastinated on ordering one of the new iPhone 14 Pro models, there’s a good chance you’re looking at a lengthy wait for it to be delivered. Kuo: iPhone 14 Plus Pre-Orders Worse Than iPhone 13 Mini, Product Strategy 'Fails'
    The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus have seen "bad" pre-order results, indicating that Apple's positioning of the two new standard models may have failed, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Steve Jobs' Daughter Shares Then Deletes Meme Mocking iPhone 14's Modest Upgrades
    After Apple's iPhone 14 launch event, Steve Jobs' daughter Eve Jobs shared a meme on Instagram that mocked the new iPhones as basically unchanged compared to last year's iPhone 13. Elon says Apple's in talks with StarLink...
    His tweet: We’ve had some promising conversations with Apple about Starlink connectivity. iPhone team is obv super smart.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Reactions! iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch Ultra, AirPods Pro 2! (CultCast #561)

    Reactions! iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch Ultra, AirPods Pro 2! (CultCast #561)

    This week: Apple Watch Ultra, iPhone 14 Pro, AirPods Pro 2 — our reactions to everything!
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    This week's stories
    iPhone 14 Pro models get major camera upgrades and always-on displays
    Apple revealed its new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max handsets Wednesday with numerous updates, including massive camera upgrades, always-on displays, an improved A16 chip and the notorious “notch” replaced with a pill-shaped cutout with new “Dynamic Island” interactive functionality. iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island looks … shockingly original?
    On iPhone 14 Pro models, the notch is gone! It's replaced by what Apple calls the Dynamic Island -- This transforms the pill-shaped cutout into a wild new way to . Always active, it shows information from native and third-party apps, including alerts, so you can keep track of things at a glance, no matter what app you’re in. iPhone 14 Plus ushers in big changes
    The two Pro models usually get all the attention, but it’s the “standard” iPhone that’s the top seller. That makes the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 the most important model introduced at the event. Apple Watch Ultra is a big, bulky, beautiful beast
    Measuring 49mm in height, the Ultra is a whopping 4mm taller than the largest Series 7. It boasts the largest watch screen Apple has ever made. New AirPods Pro support personalized Spatial Audio and precision finding
    With a new low-distortion audio driver and custom amplifier, Apple says the new H2 chip in AirPods Pro 2 provides an "exceptional acoustic experience", including richer bass and clearer sound across a wider range of frequencies.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Pro - New last-minute leaks! (CultCast #560)

    iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Pro - New last-minute leaks! (CultCast #560)

    This week: ahead of next week's Apple event, we've got last-minute details on iPhone 14 and the super secret Apple Watch Pro!
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    This week's stories
    Expect Apple Watch Pro to sport 47mm display
    A critical detail has leaked about about Apple’s upcoming wearable designed for serious athletes. The new top-tier Apple Watch will have a 47mm screen, according to a new report coming out of Asia. iPhone 14 Pro ultra-wide camera might surprise with its low-light performance
    Shocker! It seems Apple has significant camera upgrades planned for this year’s iPhones. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the iPhone 14 Pro will use a new ultra-wide sensor with larger 1.4µm pixels. That’s up from the current 12MP sensor featuring a 1.0µm pixel size. It is unclear if the ultra-wide camera will also see a resolution bump from 12MP. iPhone 14 Pro screen cutouts might not look as expected [Updated]
    Leaks about the “pill and hole” design of the iPhone 14 Pro models started months ago, but Apple still might have a surprise up its sleeve. A new report indicates that software will merge the two display cutouts into one. Apple and Globalstar Rumored to Announce Satellite Connectivity Feature for iPhone 14 at September 7 Event
    Apple may announce its long-rumored satellite connectivity feature for the iPhone 14 next month, according to Tim Farrar, a satellite communications consultant at California-based research firm Telecom, Media and Finance Associates. iPhone 13 might offer emergency satellite communication, too
    While large swaths of the world have cellular coverage, there are still huge areas without it. That’s a problem for hikers, boaters and anyone traveling through the remote areas without cell service.   T-Mobile and SpaceX want to connect your iPhone to satellites to end network dead zones
    You won’t need an iPhone 14 or iPhone 15 for satellite connectivity. SpaceX and T-Mobile have announced their plan to bring cell connectivity everywhere in the US using satellites. An AI-Generated Artwork Won First Place at a State Fair Fine Arts Competition, and Artists Are Pissed
    A man came in first at the Colorado State Fair’s fine art competition using an AI generated artwork on Monday. “I won first place,” a user going by Sincarnate said in a Discord post above photos of the AI-generated canvases hanging at the fair.

    • 1 hr
    It's official! Let’s talk Apple’s September 7th “Far Out” event! (CultCast #559)

    It's official! Let’s talk Apple’s September 7th “Far Out” event! (CultCast #559)

    This week: let's talk Apple's "Far Out" event predictions!
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    This week's stories
    Apple’s ‘far out’ event invite hints at iPhone 14 features
    The starry invitation to the September 7 Far Out event that went out this week might drop a clue to one or more long-rumored features finally coming to the iPhone 14. M2 MacBook Air runs Windows 11 faster than pricier Dell laptop
    Real-world experiments with the new MacBook Air show Apple’s latest can use Parallels 18 to run Windows 11 faster than a Dell XPS Plus. Enter to win Bucardo’s unique Apple Watch accessories [Cult of Mac giveaway]
    Two lucky winners will receive one Bucardo Apple Pocket Watch and one Bucardo Sports Band. Together, the items in this unique bundle retail for $189. Enter below for your shot at taking home the big prize. After 20 years, what’s the most ‘Shazamed’ song of all time?
    Apple bought the popular music-recognition app Shazam, which can name any song you hear, in 2018. Friday marks the app’s 20th birthday. And this week it officially surpassed 70 billion song recognitions, Cupertino said. MoviePass to relaunch on Labor Day in beta form with pricing ranging from $10-$30 a month
    MoviePass will relaunch in beta form on Labor Day. How to get 3 months of Apple TV+ for free (new or returning subscribers)

    • 1 hr 12 min
    September 7th Apple event – here we go! (CultCast #558)

    September 7th Apple event – here we go! (CultCast #558)

    This week: September 7th Apple event, here we go! Let's talk hardware expectations.
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    This week's stories
    September 7 might bring iPhone 14 unveiling
    Some iPhone 14 models jumping in price, but not all
    Enter to win Bucardo’s unique Apple Watch accessories [Cult of Mac giveaway]
    Beats Fit Pro gets a Kim Kardashian makeover — and sells out fast [Updated]
    Berkshire Hathaway added 3.9M more Apple shares in Q2 2022
    Does Mark Zuckerberg Not Understand How Bad His Metaverse Looks?

    • 1 hr 6 min
    iOS 16 best new features + new HomePods incoming! (CultCast #557)

    iOS 16 best new features + new HomePods incoming! (CultCast #557)

    This week: we review iOS 16's best new features, and Apple is hard at work on some very interesting new HomePods, including the original HomePod V2!
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    This week's stories
    iOS 16 beta 5: All the new features and changes
    The biggest highlight of iOS 16 beta 5 is the ability to show the battery percentage in the status bar of notched iPhones. Currently, the feature is available on the iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone X and XS series. For some strange reason, the iPhone 11 lineup and both the iPhone mini models are missing from this list, but this could change in a future beta release. Every new email trick in iOS 16 that you need to know
    Enter to win a versatile Laut backpack [Cult of Mac giveaway]
    We teamed up with Laut to give Cult of Mac readers a chance to win a roomy City Daypack 12ltr Backpack, retailing at $69.99. 'High-Accuracy' Apple Watch Temperature Sensor Revealed by Patent Filing Just Weeks Before Series 8 Unveiling
    Gurman: Apple Considering Updated HomePod Mini Alongside New High-End HomePod

    • 1 hr 13 min

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