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MacBreak Weekly covers all things Apple: Leo, Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay, and Jason Snell analyze every bit of news from the most interesting company in tech. From AI to Vision Pro, iPad to iPhone, these Apple experts know-all and tell-all.

Records live every Tuesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.

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MacBreak Weekly covers all things Apple: Leo, Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay, and Jason Snell analyze every bit of news from the most interesting company in tech. From AI to Vision Pro, iPad to iPhone, these Apple experts know-all and tell-all.

Records live every Tuesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Honkin' Down Their Snorkel - DS_store, Epic Games App, Surface ARM Laptops

    Honkin' Down Their Snorkel - DS_store, Epic Games App, Surface ARM Laptops

    Apple finally approves the Epic Games marketplace app after Epic Games calls out Apple. Do the new Microsoft Surface ARM laptops outperform Apple's MacBooks? Be careful when considering stealing campaign posters; they might have an AirTag in them. And could a HomePod with a touchscreen display be coming?

    Jony Ive shaped the iPhone. These are the songs that shaped him.
    On the origins of DS_store.
    Apple okays Epic Games marketplace app in Europe.
    Russia says Apple blocks 25 VPN apps in Russia, IFX reports.
    Microsoft Surface ARM laptops beat MacBook Air – but not MacBook Pro.
    Sign Snatchers beware, that campaign poster might have an AirTag.
    Tim Cook talks Apple Vision Pro as spatial computing goes down under.
    First teaser revealed for Apple Original Films' movie 'F1'.
    Touchscreen-ready interface hidden in tvOS beta amid rumors of HomePod with display.
    Picks of the Week:

    Alex's Pick: Monoprice 8x8 Matrix
    Andy's Pick: Affinity Designer, Photo, and Publisher 2 6-month Trial
    Jason's Pick: KUXIU X36 Pro MAX iPad Magnetic Charging Stand
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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    • 2 hrs 28 min
    Hey, At Least They're Reading - EU Commissioner, CocoaPods, Apple TV+

    Hey, At Least They're Reading - EU Commissioner, CocoaPods, Apple TV+

    The European Competition Commissioner says that Apple is showing anticompetitive behavior by withholding the release of its AI system in Europe. iOS and macOS Apps are exposed to supply chain attacks through critical flaws in CocoaPods. Happy Repair Independence Day! And Apple TV+ is growing in the US, overtaking Paramount+.

    EU Competition Commissioner says Apple's decision to pull AI from EU shows anticompetitive behavior.
    Apple has sent a mysterious request for materials relating to the development of OLED+CF Displays for future headsets to Samsung & LG.
    Apple to begin mass production of AirPods with cameras by 2026.
    Critical flaws in CocoaPods expose iOS and macOS apps to supply chain attacks.
    Apple may want to monetize advanced Apple Intelligence features in the future.
    Apple's "Longevity, by Design" whitepaper argues its huge scale affects its repair policies.
    Today, twenty percent of the US has the right to repair electronics. Happy Repair Independence Day!
    Apple TV+ continues to grow in the US, overtaking Paramount+.
    The mute button gets a welcome, no-brainer upgrade in iOS 18 and tvOS 18.
    Picks of the Week:

    Alex's Pick: Central Control
    Andy's Pick: Swish Window Manager
    Jason's Pick: Unshaky
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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    • 2 hrs 3 min
    Algae Wars - EU Regulations, Emulators on iOS, MicroMac

    Algae Wars - EU Regulations, Emulators on iOS, MicroMac

    Brussels accuses Apple of breaking EU rules. There may be more indication of Apple's plans for its Vision Pro product lineup. Apple was contemplating partnering with Meta to integrate their AI system into the iPhone. And the Final Cut Camera app is now available on the App Store.

    Brussels accuses Apple of breaking EU competition rules.
    Apple won't roll out AI tech In EU market over regulatory concerns,
    Apple Vision plans: cheaper model in late 2025, Vision Pro 2 in 2026, AR Glasses.
    First iPhone game-streaming service brings 1,300 retro classics.
    Apple says no to PC emulators on iOS.
    Apple spurned idea of iPhone AI partnership with Meta months ago.
    Apple sets bold new goals for automating iPhone factories.
    For Apple's AI push, China is a missing piece.
    The world's first Spatial Computing Hack: I finally found a bug that literally fills your room full of bugs.
    Final Cut Camera for iPhone now available on the App Store.
    MicroMac, a Macintosh for under £5.
    How broken are Apple's Parental Controls? It took 3 years to fix an x-rated loophole.
    Picks of the Week:

    Jason's Pick: Combustion Predictive Thermometer
    Alex's Pick: Final Cut Pro & StreamVoodoo
    Andy's Pick: Shure MV7+ Podcast Mic
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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    • 2 hrs 42 min
    Hey Lady! Do a Thing! - Vision Pro, Apple Pay Later, Apple Watch

    Hey Lady! Do a Thing! - Vision Pro, Apple Pay Later, Apple Watch

    Apple has reportedly ceased work on the next Vision Pro with a focus on releasing a cheaper model in 2025. More information about Apple Intelligence is starting to roll out. Cheaper Vision Pro, Apple Pay Later, Apple Watch. And it's hard to talk about rumors sometimes, but reportedly, the upcoming Apple Watch Series 10 may get a larger screen and thinner design, according to Ming-chi Kuo.

    Apple's new AI is made in Google data centers.
    Apple to 'pay' OpenAI for ChatGPT through distribution, not cash.
    This is our best look yet at RCS working on an iPhone.
    Tim Cook may have met with Trump during WWDC to discuss second term priorities.
    Apple suspends work on next Vision Pro, focused on releasing cheaper model in late 2025.
    What are all these Apple executives doing with their legs?
    Steven Spielberg's Apple Watch keeps throwing false "Fall Detection" alerts during his packed talk Tribeca Film Festival; he throws it in desperation.
    US sues Adobe for 'deceiving' subscriptions that are too hard to cancel.
    Apple discontinuing Apple Pay Later, ahead of new features launching this fall.
    Ok, fine, here's Apple Intelligence.
    An accidental lock-in feature of the Apple ecosystem.
    Apple Watch Series 10 to get larger screen and thinner design, per Ming-chi Kuo.
    macOS Sequoia brings an unexpected update to Apple's Chess game.
    Howard Schultz, former Starbucks CEO, says Steve Jobs 'screamed in his face' telling him to fire his entire leadership team—and he was right.
    Apple refuses to notarize emulators in EU.
    Picks of the Week:

    Alex's Pick: Mix Effect Pro
    Andy's Pick: ODOSOLA Tablet Stand
    Jason's Pick: Zoom H6Essential
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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    • 2 hrs 33 min
    Sherlocking AI - Apple Intelligence, iPadOS 18, Calculator App

    Sherlocking AI - Apple Intelligence, iPadOS 18, Calculator App

    A bevy of announcements came from Apple during it WWDC24 event! Apple Intelligence is coming to iPhone, iPad, and Mac with features like Image Playground. iPadOS 18 is coming soon, including an official Calculator app for the iPad and Smart Script when using the Apple Pencil. And the Apple Vision Pro is expanding into new countries and regions, such as China and Singapore, starting June 28th.

    Introducing Apple Intelligence, the personal intelligence system that puts powerful generative models at the core of iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
    Elon Musk threatens to ban Apple devices from his companies over Apple's ChatGPT integrations.
    The iPhone is now an AI trojan horse.
    Apple introduces Image Playground - a new AI image tool.
    iPadOS 18 introduces powerful new intelligence features and apps designed for Apple Pencil.
    iOS 18 makes iPhone more personal, capable, and intelligent than ever.
    Apple is bringing RCS to the iPhone in iOS 18.
    visionOS 2 brings new spatial computing experiences to Apple Vision Pro.
    Blackmagic Design announces the world's first commercial camera system and editing software for Apple Immersive Video on Apple Vision Pro.
    Apple Vision Pro arrives in new countries and regions beginning June 28.
    iOS 18 finally adds T9 dialling on iPhone.
    Picks of the Week:

    Andy's Pick: NotebookLM
    Leo's Pick: Reconditioning a classic Mac 128K
    Mikah's Pick: Appe Developer app
    Alex's Pick: Decibel X
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, and Andy Ihnatko

    Guest: Mikah Sargent

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    • 2 hrs 30 min
    Wireless Wired - Justin Long, M2 iPad Air Cores, Apple News+

    Wireless Wired - Justin Long, M2 iPad Air Cores, Apple News+

    A new 3D 'Floor Plan' feature has been shipped with the latest HomeKit update. Apple mislabeled the number of GPU cores on the M2 iPad Air. You too can design your kitchen with the Apple Vision Pro & Lowe's. Plus, do cheap lightning-connected earbuds actually use Bluetooth even though it's a wired connection?

    Qualcomm uses 'I'm a Mac' actor Justin Long to promote ARM PC.
    Controller for HomeKit updated with new 3D 'Floor Plan' feature.
    M4 iPad Pro uses Secure Indicator Light for mic/camera access.
    Apple mislabeled GPU cores on M2 iPad Air; speed claims unaffected.
    Cheap lightning earbuds use Bluetooth?!
    Review: "What If?" shows off the Vision Pro's strengths.
    This is the best look yet at Apple's immersive video cameras.
    Apple Vision Pro Mindfulness App may get 'Respiration Tracking' feature.
    Lowe's wants you to use the Apple Vision Pro to design your kitchen.
    Apple News+ subscriptions growing 4x faster than major publishers, says report.
    This is Lunar Lake — Intel's utterly overhauled AI laptop chip that ditches memory sticks.
    TSMC says it has discussed moving fabs out of Taiwan but such a move impossible.
    Qualcomm: Snapdragon coming to "all PC form factors," including desktops.
    Picks of the Week:

    Leo's Pick: Bioluminescent Petunias
    Andy's Pick: Ulysses
    Alex's Picks: Zoom Tiles Beta
    Jason's Pick: Webaround Big Shot 5
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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    • 2 hrs 27 min

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