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August 6, 2020
This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour, Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall make sense of Phil Schiller's "Fellow" retirement, the new nano-texture (option) iMac, this week in iPhone 12 part leaks, and much more. Sponsored by Space Time — check out the 9to5 Network's new space news podcast! Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcPQxABqQR0 Links: Apple veteran Phil Schiller transitions to new ‘Fellow’ role, Greg Joswiak promoted to SVP of marketing Apple updates 27-inch iMac with new 10th-gen Intel CPUs, T2 chip and a 1080p webcam Alleged OLED display for upcoming iPhone 12 surfaces in leaked image iPhone 12 chassis rumored to feature a ring of magnets, perhaps for mounting to a new charging accessory Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
August 1, 2020
Apple has a unified gift card system, Face ID Mac evidence piles up, Digitimes backs Apple Watch Series 6 reporting, MacBook Air refresh clues, Apple's informative antitrust hearing, iPhone 12 release clues in Aple earnings, and much more. Sponsored by Things: The award-winning to-do app for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Links: New Apple Gift Cards can be used in Apple Stores and the App Store Exclusive: Want Face ID on the Mac? macOS Big Sur suggests the TrueDepth camera is coming Digitimes: Apple Watch Series 6 to include blood oxygen sensor Regulatory filings reveal new 49.9Wh battery from Apple, could be for updated MacBook Air Apple says all developers treated equally, yet documents show Amazon Prime Video pays half the usual App Store commission Internal emails show how an Amazon ad prompted Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller to block in-app purchases of Kindle books on iOS Apple announces fiscal Q3 2020 earnings: revenue of $59.7 billion, more Apple confirms iPhone 12 will launch 'a few weeks later' than usual Apple TV+ scores its first-ever Emmy nominations for ‘The Morning Show’ and more Apple TV+ announces 'The Oprah Conversation' interview series debuting this week Universal inks deal that will bring new movies to iTunes just 17 days after theatrical debut Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
July 23, 2020
This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour, Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall talk iPhone 12, iOS 14, ARM Mac apps, and much more. Sponsored by LinkedIn — check out our offer to support the podcast!  Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv0ANu9CSSs Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Links: New benchmarks and details about iPhone and iPad apps emerge from Apple Silicon Macs What's new in macOS 11 Big Sur beta 3? Battery icon change, new screenshot sound effect, more Braided Apple iPhone lightning cable pictured, expected to ship with iPhone 12 Report: Apple held ‘preliminary’ talks with Arm about an acquisition, but not planning a bid iOS 14 beta gives us a glimpse of the system interface on the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Rumors: iPhone 12 battery capacity, release potentially delayed until November What's new in iOS 14 beta 3? New Music app icon, Clock widgets, more Apple launches Security Research Device Program to help researchers find security vulnerabilities in its devices Apple defends 30% App Store commission with new study as antitrust threats loom iPadOS 14 changes and features - Apple Pencil powers up 100% carbon neutral supply chain by 2030, says Apple Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
July 17, 2020
This week Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall unpack privacy features in iOS 14, Apple's first tweet, iPhone 12 and the braided USB-C cable, the latest Apple Silicon Mac expectations, iOS 13.6, and much more. Sponsored by Sun Basket and Raycon Earbuds — check both out to support the podcast! Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Links: Apple's official Twitter account hacked in widespread cryptocurrency scam LinkedIn sued after being caught reading users’ clipboards on iOS 14 iOS 14 clipboard notifications are annoying, but developer adoption of a new API will improve the experience iOS 14: What do the orange and green dots in the status bar mean? Apple releasing iOS 13.6 today with Apple News+ Audio, Car Key feature, more How to subscribe to Apple's free daily news podcast Apple News+ sees another free month promotion as audio stories are set to launch Apple partners with Verizon to offer free six months of News+ for new iPad buyers Leaker claims iPhone 12 will come with new Lightning to USB-C braided cable Kuo: New Apple Silicon Macs will include redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2021 Report: Apple TV+ beats its viewership records following release of 'Greyhound' Apple TV+ picks up Justin Timberlake drama 'Palmer' and new thriller 'Echo 3' Follow Zac: Introducing Space Time, a Space Explored podcast Space Time: Will Pomerantz, Virgin Orbit VP of Special Projects, on Stennis Space Center’s name Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 9 a.m. ET (or the video after 10 a.m. ET): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCT7EyXCvbw Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
July 10, 2020
This week Zac and Benjamin discuss the iOS 14 public beta, two weeks using macOS Big Sur and the latest OS updates, favorite under-the-radar features so far, and much more. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by Griffin: Get Griffin Survivor iPhone SE cases now for 15% offwith code 9TO5SURVIVOR.  Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sFTI1pl6qI Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
July 3, 2020
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s Developer Transition Kit ARM Mac mini, rumors that iPhone 12 won’t include a charger in the box, Apple Watch losing Force Touch in watchOS 7, Apple Arcade’s shifting game strategy, and new Apple Card features. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
June 25, 2020
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s major WWDC 2020 keynote, including what’s new in iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, macOS Big Sur, and tvOS 14. Sponsored by CleanMyMac X: Get CleanMyMac X 30% off valid until July 5. Sponsored by MacStadium: Get 50% off the first six months of a Mac mini subscription with code WWDC2020 Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Post a healthcare or essential service job for free, or if you're in another industry and have hiring needs, visit LinkedIn.com/HappyHour. Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILuCtoaa_Dg Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Stories: Everything Apple announced in its WWDC keynote: iOS 14, Apple Silicon, macOS 11 Big Sur, more Apple unveils iOS 14 with new home screen design, widgets, picture in picture, more watchOS 7 for Apple Watch: Sleep tracking, face sharing, new workouts including dance, hand washing detection, more Apple announces Mac architecture transition from Intel to its own ARM chips, offers emulation path Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
June 18, 2020
This week Zac and Benjamin preview WWDC 2020, iOS 14, and much more. Sponsored by Sun Basket: Save $35 off your order when you go to sunbasket.com/happyhour and use promo code happyhour. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Stories: 9to5Mac Exclusives Exclusive: iOS 14 to include overhauled Podcasts app with ‘For You’, bonus content, more iOS 14 to include built-in translator in Safari, full Apple Pencil support on websites Apple working to replace Messages app on Mac with a Catalyst version iOS 14 code reveals iOS 14: Apple developing ‘Clips’ feature for using apps without requiring full downloads iOS 14 code reveals updated Activity rings for Apple Watch in upcoming kids mode on watchOS 7 iOS 14 code reveals Apple working with BMW on futuristic ‘CarKey’ iPhone feature ‘Find My’ features found in iOS 14 code include new notification triggers and AR mode iOS 14: CarPlay wallpapers, deeper Apple Store integration in Maps watchOS 7 to include new ‘International’ Apple Watch face with multiple country flags iOS 14: Major accessibility features, Alipay Apple Pay, wallpaper app integration, more iOS 14 to include new homescreen list view option with Siri suggestions and more HomeKit in iOS 14: Face recognition, Apple TV audio, Night Shift for lights iOS 14 reveals iPhone 9 and updated iPad Pro details, new Apple TV remote, AirTags, more Apple developing new augmented reality app for iOS 14, testing Apple Store and Starbucks partnership Apple Watch Series 6 and watchOS 7 to include ‘Infograph Pro’ with tachymeter, SchoolTime and kids mode, sleep tracking, more iOS 14 icon leak reveals first look at Apple’s high-end, over-ear headphones with AirPods features Apple Watch blood oxygen detection feature found in iOS 14 code snippet WWDC.Tempo.Run Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0K7gUtdMqc Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
June 12, 2020
This week Zac and Benjamin are joined by Mark Gurman to unpack the long-running rumors that Apple will switch from Intel to custom-designed chips in Macs, a new rumor that Apple has a redesigned iMac coming at WWDC, new changes in iOS 13.6 beta, Apple's plans for WWDC week, and much more. Sponsored by Incipio: Check out the 100% plant-based case collection for Apple’s iPhone SE and more Sponsored by CleanMyMac: Visit macpaw.com/podcast and use coupon code HAPPYHOUR to save 5% on CleanMyMac X at checkout! Sponsored by PDFpen from Smile: PDFpen 12 and PDFpenPro 12 are the ultimate tool for editing PDFs on the Mac. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Stories: Bloomberg: Apple to announce its first ARM Mac chips at WWDC, as it starts transition away from Intel Bloomberg: ‘Very limited’ number of Apple workers returning to office beginning June 15 Bloomberg details how Apple Park staff will return during COVID-19: elevator limit, masks required, more Rumor: Redesigned iMac to be announced at WWDC with thin bezels, AMD Navi GPUs and T2 chip Eurasian regulatory filings list upcoming iPhone 12 models and likely redesigned iMac Apple renames beta again, introduces ‘beta 2’ of iOS 13.6 and iPadOS 13.6 What's new in iOS 13.6 beta 2? New changes/features [Video] iOS 13.6 adds new toggle to automatically download future software updates Apple discontinuing iBooks Author and iTunes U, here’s what you need to know Apple debuts new Apple Watch Sport Bands and silicone iPhone cases for summer Apple to add 0% interest Apple Card payment plans for iPad, Mac, AirPods and more Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tnLsUhIXB4 Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
June 4, 2020
This week Zac and Benjamin take 9to5Mac Happy Hour live on video for the first time to discuss the upcoming Apple News+ Audio feature, evidence of an Apple bundle in code, iPad Pro and iPad Air 4 rumors, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Stories: 9to5Mac Watch Time 24: A conversation on race with Ish ShaBazz (In memory of George Floyd) Killing of George Floyd: Tim Cook memo to all staff Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks out on George Floyd's 'senseless killing' in open letter on racism and equality Apple temporarily closes US retail stores in wake of widespread looting and protests Boarded up Apple Stores become unofficial canvases for peaceful protest Apple Music joins wider music industry Black Out Tuesday awareness campaign with app takeover Apple Music's Zane Lowe brings interviews with iconic artists to new podcast iOS 13.5.5 code provides evidence of future Apple services bundle in development Here's our first look at new Apple News+ Audio hidden feature in iOS 13.5.5 beta First look: Apple News+ Audio in iOS 13.5.5 beta [Video] iOS 14 to include built-in translator in Safari, full Apple Pencil support on websites Report: iOS 14 will support all iPhones that run iOS 13 Report: Fourth-generation iPad Air to switch to USB-C, iPad mini sticking with Lightning Fast 5G and mini-LED in iPad Pro models Q1 or Q2 2021 [Update: Apple explains] Apple doubles cost of RAM upgrade for entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro iPhone 12 launch in october, says new supply-chain report Next Apple Watch Activity Challenge set for World Environment Day this week Stacktrace Podcast 086: “Into the void of the internet” Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0_kFpvMQc4 Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
May 29, 2020
This week Zac and Benjamin discuss the state of Apple Stores during the global pandemic, updates to Apple's Exposure Notifications API, macOS 10.15.5 and new battery features, new details about Messages for Mac on macOS 10.16, loads of Apple TV+ developments, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by Sun Basket: Save $35 off your order when you go to sunbasket.com/happyhour and use promo code happyhour. Stories: [Update: New pictures and video] Leaked images may show redesigned Leather Loop for Apple Watch How to jailbreak iOS 13.5 on a Windows machine using Unc0ver jailbreak More than half of Apple Stores worldwide have reopened A look at the new Pro Display XDR fine-tune calibration settings in macOS Catalina 10.15.5 Apple acquires machine learning startup Inductiv Inc. to improve Siri data Voice dictation on iPhone much slower than Pixel [Video]- 9to5Mac Apple reaches deal for upcoming Martin Scorsese film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro HBO stops participating in Apple TV Channels, users directed to HBO Max app COVID-19: Here's every open Apple Store Apple TV+ now includes all classic Fraggle Rock episodes, orders full season reboot [update: official] HBO Max now available for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV Quibi for iPhone updated with AirPlay integration for big-screen viewing Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.5 with new Battery Health Management feature Switzerland first to release COVID-19 app using Apple and Google Exposure Notification API Apple will reopen over 100 US retail stores this week, most with curbside or storefront service only How to jailbreak iOS 13.5 using Unc0ver on macOS Apple working to replace Messages app on Mac with a Catalyst version iOS 14 code reveals Apple TV+ roundup: ‘Little Voice’ premiere date, Daytime Emmy nominations, series about Gawker Bloomberg: Apple seeking new boss for original podcasts effort, plans TV+ tie-ins Icon Garden podcast - Zac appearance Space Explored joining Seth Weintraub’s 9to5 Network Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Chapters: Zac is traveling this week. Chapters will return next week! Thanks for understanding! Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
May 22, 2020
Benjamin and Zac unpack the release of iOS 13.5 and the Apple/Google Exposure Notification API app adoption, Apple Watch 2020 Pride bands and faces, Ming-Chi Kuo's prediction that iPhone 12 won't include EarPods in the box, Apple TV+ potentially buying a back catalog of content, a new Tom Hanks film coming to the service, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by Bitrise: iOS Continuous Integration and Delivery for building better applications, faster. Sign up for free and learn more here. Sponsored by CleanMyMac: Visit macpaw.com/podcast and use coupon code HAPPYHOURto save 5% on CleanMyMac X at checkout! Stories: Apple releases iOS 13.5, here are the new features [Update: Now available] watchOS 6.2.5 enables ECG and Irregular heart rhythm notifications for Apple Watch in Saudi Arabia New Apple Watch faces: 2020 Pride and rainbow Gradient [update: more] Apple releases two new Pride Edition Sport Bands for Apple Watch Looking for the new Rainbow color on your Apple Watch? watchOS 6.2.5 may have lost it Kuo: Apple may not include EarPods headphones in iPhone 12 box to boost AirPods sales Bloomberg: Apple TV+ tops 10 million subscribers, company buying TV show and movie back catalog to expand service Apple TV+ inks $70 million deal to premiere upcoming Tom Hanks film ‘Greyhound’ Apple TV+ comedy 'Mythic Quest' set to debut shot on iPhone quarantine episode on May 22 ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ to become a Spotify exclusive, leaving Apple Podcasts Next Apple Watch Activity Challenge set for World Environment Day next month Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Chapters: 00:00:00 — iOS 13.5 now available 00:23:50 — Apple Watch 2020 Pride faces and bands 00:34:28 — iPhone 12 EarPods 00:48:15 — Apple TV+ back catalog 01:04:25 — Apple Podcast originals 01:09:00 — Yobi B3 HomeKit doorbell 01:18:30 — Apple Watch Activity Challenge 01:21:35 — Wrap up Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
May 15, 2020
Apple closes deal to buy NextVR, Logic Pro X gains Live Loops, exclusive new details on AirPods Studio, Kuo on iPad size updates, iPhone 12 features, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by Bitrise: iOS Continuous Integration and Delivery for building better applications, faster. Sign up for free and learn more here. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by CleanMyMac: Visit macpaw.com/podcast and use coupon code HAPPYHOURto save 5% on CleanMyMac X at checkout! Stories: Exclusive: NextVR acquired by Apple (Updated) Apple touts ‘broadcast quality’ of iPhone cameras as Hollywood adapts to at-home production Some iPad Pro users complaining that the Magic Keyboard causes excessive battery drain Massive Logic Pro X update hits today with Live Loops, more Rumor: ‘AirPods Studio’ name and $349 price for Apple’s over-ear headphones Exclusive: AirPods Studio to feature head and neck detection, custom equalizer settings, more Powerbeats Pro likely gaining four new colors including Cloud Pink and Lava Red Kuo: New 10.8-inch iPad and 9-inch iPad mini on the way, Apple Glasses in 2022 'at the earliest' Apple News+ audio stories planned; publishers fear the worst Rumors: iPhone 12 Pro to feature ProMotion high-refresh rate screen, improved Face ID, 3x rear camera zoom Space Pod: Astronaut Tom Cruise, NASA Human Landing System, SpaceX Demo-2 Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Chapters: 00:00:00 — NextVR deal closes 00:08:56 — WWDC TV 00:12:26 — Magic Keyboard battery drain 00:24:17 — Logic Pro X 00:28:31 — AirPods Studio 00:38:49 — Powerbeats Pro 2020 00:45:03 — New iPad sizes, Apple Glasses 00:56:46 — Apple News audio 01:09:22 — iPhone 12 ProMotion, 3x zoom 01:19:22 — SpaceExplored.com Space Pod teaser Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
May 8, 2020
Benjamin explains a recent Facebook bug, iOS 13.5 beta 4 brings changes to Exposure Notification, Apple unveils WWDC 2020 dates, 13-inch MacBook Pro switches to Magic Keyboard, Zac recaps recent HomeKit updates, Apple TV+ reaches half a year, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by Bitrise: iOS Continuous Integration and Delivery for building better applications, faster. Sign up for free and learn more here.  Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by Sun Basket: Save $35 off your order when you go to sunbasket.com/happyhour and use promo code happyhour. Stories: PSA: Facebook SDK bug causing several popular apps to crash right now [Update: Fixed] iOS 13.5 beta 4 revamps COVID-19 exposure notification opt-in interface in Settings Apple Watch and iPhone can automatically send vital Medical ID info to first responders in iOS 13.5 Emergency SOS  Medical ID  Apple kicking off week of virtual WWDC on June 22, jackets and pins for Swift Challenge winners Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard, doubles SSD storage Kuo: 14.1-inch MacBook Pro joining lineup after 16-inch redesign, new iMac Pro in Q4 Review roundup: 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is a 'strong and safe bet' but also the 'awkward middle child' [Videos] Six months on, Apple TV+ features creative original shows but service remains confusing for newcomers https://bzamayo.com/box-sets-apple-tv-app Ground Control to Major Tom: NASA shooting film in space with Tom Cruise Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Chapters: 00:00:00 — Facebook 00:12:48 — iOS 13.5 00:22:32 — WWDC20 00:40:58 — 13-inch MacBook Pro 00:55:30 — HomeKit 01:31:22 — Apple TV+ 01:47:25 — 9to5Mac Watch Time Virtual 5K Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
May 1, 2020
iOS 13.5 arrives in beta, Apple's Exposure Notification API is ready to combat COVID-19 risks, Face ID and Group FaceTime are making changes, Zac has more thoughts on the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard, iPhone SE has a missing feature, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts new AirPods, Apple announces earnings results, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Stories: Apple releases iOS 13.5 beta with first version of its COVID-19 exposure notification API iOS 13.5 beta makes it easier to skip Face ID if you're wearing a mask Busy Group FaceTime call? iOS 13.5 lets you turn off automatic face zooming iPhone SE lacks support for Haptic Touch on notifications, and it's not a bug Kuo expects 'AirPods Pro Lite' to be Beats, AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro 2 as soon as next year Bloomberg: iPhone 12 to feature smaller notch and share design cues with iPad Pro, half-size cheaper HomePod later this year Rumors: Apple-designed game controller, iPad with under-screen Touch ID, smaller iPhone 12 notch pictured Apple announces fiscal Q2 2020 earnings: revenue of $58.3 billion amid COVID-19 concerns Tim Cook expects iPhone SE to attract Android users, 'it's faster than the fastest Android phones' Apple working on new Apple Card financing options for products other than iPhone Tim Cook: iMessage and FaceTime saw record daily use in Q2, Apple News reached 125M users Apple Stores in Australia and Austria will reopen in 1 to 2 weeks 9to5Mac Watch Time Podcast 9to5Mac stickers! Zac on Today in Space podcast NASA taps SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics to develop human landing systems for Artemis moon mission Astronaut Reisman on Twitter 9to5Mac Happy Hour 261: An interview with Astronaut Reisman, ‘For All Mankind’ consultant for Apple TV+ Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Chapters: 00:00:00 — iOS 13.5 00:09:49 — Face ID and masks 00:15:21 — Group FaceTime zooming 00:20:51 — Magic Keyboard followup 00:31:32 — iPhone SE followup 00:36:05 — AirPods Pro Lite 00:41:47 — HomePod Lite 00:47:01 — AirTags Expensive 00:52:59 — AAPL Earnings Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
April 24, 2020
Zac has hands-on impressions with the Magic Keyboard for iPad, Benjamin has an update on the Logitech trackpad, Apple has a new Mac battery feature, and there's a 23-inch iMac update rumored. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by Intego: Get 9to5Mac's deal of the month with 50% off Intego's Mac Internet Security X9 bundle. Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
April 17, 2020
Apple releases its Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, Logitech starts selling its own, Mac Pro feet and wheels are rolling off the shelves, Apple has a brand new iPhone SE available to order, Bloomberg reports new details about Apple's high-end, over-ear headphones, and we explain how Apple's contact tracing works. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Stories we discuss in this episode: Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro now available to order, ships next week Apple officially unveils rumored 'iPhone 9' with iPhone SE name Apple donating portion of PRODUCT(RED) iPhone SE proceeds to COVID-19 relief Apple makes the Radeon Pro W5700X MPX Module available in custom Mac Pro builds AirPods Pro ear tip replacements now available to order from Apple Online Store Apple releases leather and silicone cases for new iPhone SE, priced from $35 Apple now sells Mac Pro wheels and feet from $299 to $699 2020 iPhone SE includes Wi-Fi 6 and Express Card support but skips Ultra Wideband chip New iPhone SE replaces iPhone 8, Apple discontinues iPhone 8 Plus without replacement Google Classroom app flooded with 1-star reviews as students react to working from home Apple makes Apple Maps mobility data available to help health authorities mitigate COVID-19 spread iPhone and Android COVID-19 contact-tracing: Public health authority apps only, can be disabled by region, multiple iOS updates required Google, Apple building COVID-19 tracing into Android, iOS - 9to5Google Bloomberg: iPhone 12 to feature smaller notch and share design cues with iPad Pro, half-size cheaper HomePod later this year Bloomberg: Apple over-ear headphones launching ‘later this year’ with swappable magnetic parts Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Chapters: 00:00:00 — Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 00:04:52 — Logitech Trackpad Keyboard Case 00:14:57 — Mac Pro feet and wheels 00:18:49 — AirPods Pro tips 00:19:51 — iPhone SE announcement 00:36:05 — More on iPhone SE 00:56:29 — Magnetic headphones 00:59:02 — Contact tracing explained Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
April 10, 2020
Benjamin and Zac dive into LiDAR on the new iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard weight and availability, a new ARKit app called Pocket Rocket, iPad Pro's new hardware disconnect feature, new iOS 14 wallpaper and widget features, a new app clips feature, Watchsmith for Apple Watch, the new Quibi video app, and what's happening with HBO on Apple TV 3. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Stories we discuss in this episode: Pocket Rocket is a SpaceX launch tracker that puts spacecrafts in the palm of your hand using ARKit 2020 iPad Pro first model with microphone hardware disconnect privacy feature Apple iPad Magic Keyboard is up for preorder on Amazon, don’t trust the May 30 release date Moshi iVisor for 11-inch iPad Pro Moshi iVisor for 16-inch MacBook Pro Leaked iOS 14 screenshot shows new wallpaper settings, beta code reveals Home screen widgets iOS 14: Apple developing ‘Clips’ feature for using apps without requiring full downloads Watchsmith is a must-have app for unlocking new Apple Watch features with dynamic complications HBO Now stops working for 3rd-gen Apple TV at end of the month, here are your options Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Chapters: 00:00:00 — iPad Pro LiDAR 00:23:17 — iOS 14 wallpapers and widgets 00:37:42 — App 'Clips' 00:48:23 — Watchsmith for Apple Watch 00:58:22 — What's Quibi? 01:05:49 — HBO on Apple TV 3 Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
April 3, 2020
Benjamin and Zac unpack the week of news including more features coming to iOS 14 and watchOS 7, Siri for Spotify on Apple Watch, Apple's COVID-19 app, the Amazon Prime Video App Store situation, new AirTag leaks, Apple buying Dark Sky, breaking 2020 iPhone SE news, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by SaneBox: The easiest way to get your email under control and hit inbox zero. Get a free two-week free trial and a $25 credit at sanebox.com/9to5mac. Stories we discuss in this episode: 9to5Mac Happy Hour 257: Our first product memories and Apple’s decade in review iOS 14: Keychain password manager to gain new 1Password-like features iOS 14 code reveals updated Activity rings for Apple Watch in upcoming kids mode on watchOS 7 Review: This adapter turns standard CarPlay into Wireless CarPlay, and somehow it actually works Spotify launches Siri support for Apple Watches running watchOS 6 [Update: Now available globally in App Store] Facebook kicks off long-awaited Messenger for Mac rollout Apple launches informative COVID-19 app and website screener in partnership with FEMA and CDC Amazon Prime Video now lets users buy TV shows and movies in the app, seemingly struck special deal with Apple Apple references unreleased AirTag item trackers in new support video What Apple buying Dark Sky could mean for iOS 14, iPad and Mac, and developers Apple purchases hyperlocal weather app Dark Sky, ending API and killing Android apps Rumor: Apple developing Touch ID fingerprint biometrics for Apple Watch, Series 2 will not support watchOS 7 Exclusive: iPhone 9 launch imminent, 2020 ‘iPhone SE’ in red, white, and black with up to 256GB Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Chapters: 00:00:00 — Anniversary! 00:02:30 — iOS 14 iCloud Keychain 00:07:15 — Apple Watch activity tracking for kids 00:11:35 — Apple's Logic leak 00:13:55 — Wireless CarPlay Adapter 00:19:22 — Spotify for Siri on Apple Watch 00:20:31 — Messenger for Mac 00:24:21 — COVID-19 app 00:29:56 — Amazon 00:53:39 — iPhone SE 2020 00:58:06 — AirTag 01:35:58 — Apple Watch Touch ID 01:39:47 — iOS 13.4.5 beta Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
March 27, 2020
Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's first theatrical release film, iPhone 9 and iPhone 12 rumors, the latest 9to5Mac exclusives from iOS 14, iOS 13.4, and more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Soulver: A powerful hybrid between a calculator app and a text editor, designed for your Mac. Get 15% off with code 9to5Mac at checkout.  Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Stories we discuss in this episode: Watch now on Apple TV: The Banker movie, Amazing Stories starring Robert Forster, Carpool Karaoke with Stranger Things cast Hands-on: What’s new in iOS 13.4? An awesome productivity update for iPad users [Video] ‘Find My’ features found in iOS 14 code include new notification triggers and AR mode iOS 14: CarPlay wallpapers, deeper Apple Store integration in Maps iOS 14 code confirms Apple planning ‘iPhone 9 Plus’ with A13 as larger version of rumored entry-level model iOS 14 code reveals Apple working with BMW on futuristic ‘CarKey’ iPhone feature App Store rules are preventing game streaming services from reaching iPhone and iPad users Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Chapters: 00:00:00 — The Banker 00:09:23 — iPhone 9 Plus 00:22:40 — iPhone 12 camera 00:31:15 — CarPlay wallpapers 00:38:52 — New Find My features 00:46:20 — CarKey and BMW 00:55:10 — App Store and game services 01:01:47 — iPadOS 13.4 Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
March 20, 2020
Benjamin and Zac unpack new releases from Apple including a cheaper and improved MacBook Air, Mac mini storage upgrades, the new 2020 iPad Pro model, iOS 13.4 and trackpad support coming to iPad, the new Magic Keyboard coming in May, Beats Powerbeats debut, and more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by SaneBox: The easiest way to get your email under control and hit inbox zero. Get a free two-week free trial and a $25 credit at sanebox.com/9to5mac. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Stories we discuss in this episode: 9to5Mac - Apple News & Mac Rumors Breaking All Day Apple announces WWDC 2020 coming in June as an ‘online experience’: Apple will reveal iOS 14 and more All-new Powerbeats replacing Powerbeats3 for $50 less, 3 hours more battery, ‘Pro’ design Apple announces new MacBook Air with scissor switch keyboard, $999 price point Apple unveils new iPad Pro with backlit Magic Keyboard case, available to order today Apple updates Mac mini with double the storage Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
March 13, 2020
Benjamin and Zac have a week of 9to5Mac exclusives to discuss including loads of iOS 14, watchOS 7, and Apple Watch Series 6 details, new details about iPad cursor support, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by OWC: Get the new OWC memory and Accelsior 4M2 SSD for the 2019 Mac Pro now. Enter the Mac Pro Rack giveaway here. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Stories we discuss in this episode: Exclusive Archives Apple Watch blood oxygen detection feature found in iOS 14 code snippet iOS 14 icon leak reveals first look at Apple's high-end, over-ear headphones with AirPods features Apple Watch Series 6 and watchOS 7 to include 'Infograph Pro' with tachymeter, SchoolTime and kids mode, sleep tracking, more Sophisticated mouse cursor support coming to iOS 14, new iPad Smart Keyboard models with trackpad Apple developing new augmented reality app for iOS 14, testing Apple Store and Starbucks partnership iOS 14 reveals iPhone 9 and updated iPad Pro details, new Apple TV remote, AirTags, more iOS 14 to include new homescreen list view option with Siri suggestions and more HomeKit in iOS 14: Face recognition, Apple TV audio, Night Shift for lights iOS 14: Major accessibility features, Alipay Apple Pay, wallpaper app integration, more watchOS 7 to include new 'International' Apple Watch face with multiple country flags Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Chapters: 00:00:00 — Apple Watch Series 6 blood oxygen saturation 00:11:54 — AirPods Studio icon 00:24:32 — watchOS 7 SchoolTime 00:47:57 — iPadOS cursor details 01:01:38 — AR in iOS 14 01:10:50 — Hardware clues 01:15:48 — Apple TV remote??? 01:31:02 — HomeKit in iOS 14 01:40:55 — Accessibility in iOS 14 01:49:52 — watchOS 7 "International" Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
March 5, 2020
App Store has new review guidelines, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts new iMac Pro and 14.1-inch MacBook Pro, @coiiiiiiiin predicts new iMac and Mac mini, Apple has to deal with COVID-19 and SXSW, and Apple's first theatrical release film is coming Friday. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by SaneBox: The easiest way to get your email under control and hit inbox zero. Get a free two-week free trial and a $25 credit at sanebox.com/9to5mac. Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple now allows push notification advertising, updates dating app review guidelines and more Kuo: 14.1-inch MacBook Pro joining lineup after 16-inch redesign, new iMac Pro in Q4 New Mac mini and iMac updates coming 'soon' alongside new iPad, leaker says Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Chapters: 00:00:00 — Zac's AirPods Pro journey 00:11:26 — App Store guidelines 00:22:10 — 14" MacBook Pro 00:34:54 — CoinX on iMac, Mac mini, iPad 00:50:02 — SXSW, WWDC, COVID-19 01:02:36 — Apple TV+ premiers Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
February 28, 2020
Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest report that Apple is planning to release an iPad Pro Smart Keyboard with a trackpad, new Powerbeats4 leaks, the latest Ming-Chi Kuo prediction on Macs dropping Intel, HomeKit routers, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by Hyper: Preorder the new HyperDrive GEN2: Next Generation USB-C Hub for $59 (40% off the expected retail price). Enter the Mac Pro Giveaway. Sponsored by Zapier:Right now through the end of the month, try Zapier free by going to our special link Zapier.com/HAPPYHOUR Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Stories we discuss in this episode: Report: Apple releasing iPad Pro Smart Keyboard with built-in trackpad this year 2020 AAPL shareholders meeting recap Target inventory system also includes placeholder listings for new Apple TV, iPod touch, and Apple Watch bands New Powerbeats wireless headphones get FCC approval, 'Hey Siri' support expected Apple to launch ARM Mac without Intel CPU in 2021, says Kuo Apple planning over-the-air OS recovery for iOS devices based on iOS 13.4 beta code Report: iPhone 12 may support new short-range WiFi standard, AirTags to charge wirelessly like an Apple Watch Amazon’s Eero debuts first HomeKit router update, bringing enhanced smart home security Apple support document details HomeKit router features, complicated setup process Apple lists the cameras and routers that will be compatible with the latest HomeKit features Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
February 21, 2020
Apple Music gains new features, coronavirus forces Apple to adjust earnings guidance (again), new iPhone SE and iPad Pro rumors continue, and Apple may finaly be considering third-party default apps. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Stories we discuss in this episode: Ming-Chi Kuo casts doubt on 2x2 MIMO uplink support for 5G iPhone 12 Three is launching 5G in time for 'critical' launch of new iPhones Pandora now lets you stream music on the Apple Watch without iPhone iPhone 12 may use custom 5G antenna with Qualcomm modems Apple March event rumored: iPhone 9 and more expected Apple says it won't hit Q2 revenue target due to coronavirus Tim Cook details Apple’s response to coronavirus outbreak in memo to employees Bloomberg: iPhone SE 2 on track to launch in March despite coronavirus production delays, new iPad Pro in first half of the year Digitimes: New '12-inch' iPad Pro in production with 3D-sensing rear camera, likely March launch Alternate albums now get smarter handling on Apple Music Kuo: Ultra-wide band chip production ramp predicts Q3 2020 launch for Apple AirTags watchOS 6.1.3 for Apple Watch available today with critical bug fixes iPhone 9 mass production 'likely' delayed due to coronavirus, report says China to Taiwan: Apple shifting production over coronavirus Bloomberg: Apple considers allowing iPhone users to set third-party web browsers and email apps as defaults, native Spotify on HomePod Apple Music for Mac adds time-synced lyrics feature in latest macOS 10.15.4 beta Episode 32: CES and HomeKit Roundtable with Special Guests Zac Hall, Adam Justice and Richard Gunther Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! https://twitter.com/apollozac/status/1229947001527246854 Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
February 14, 2020
Apple Swift Playgrounds iPad app comes to the Mac, we talk about the ongoing state of Mac Catalyst apps, cheap iPhone and 5G iPhone rumors, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Stories we discuss in this episode: Have a question about the 2020 election? Siri can now answer it for you You can now opt-out of receiving subscription renewal emails from Apple Oscar winner Taika Waititi says Writers Guild union needs to get Apple to fix the MacBook keyboards France has fined Apple $27M for adding battery management features to iPhones Apple launches Swift Playgrounds app for the Mac, built using Catalyst Apple launches purchase button for AR Quick Look feature with Home Depot and Wayfair on board iPhone 9 price: Starting even lower than the iPhone 8 Digitimes: Coronavirus production delays will not affect iPhone 12 September launch, high demand for 5G A14 chips SwitchGlass app brings a customizable application switcher to macOS Marshall Ramsey on digital sketching with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil 9to5Mac Watch Time episode 15: watchOS 7 concepts with Matt Birchler Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
February 7, 2020
Apple prepares to sponsor its first presidential debate, iOS 13.4 beta packs lots of changes, 9to5Mac discovers a new CarKey feature coming in the future, Apple takes steps toward unifying the iOS and Mac App Store, and more Apple TV rumors emerge. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by Chargeasap: Preorder the new Flash 150W USB-C Powerbank for $139 (Reg $299) & enter our iPhone 11 giveaway. Sponsored by Zapier:Right now through the end of the month, try Zapier free by going to our special link Zapier.com/HAPPYHOUR Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple News app accepting voter questions for Democratic debate in New Hampshire Apple News calls its special 2020 presidential election coverage 'the most comprehensive resource' Apple News head of business steps down as service struggles to attract subscribers Apple releases first developer betas of iOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, more What's new in iOS 13.4 beta 1? iCloud Drive folder sharing, new Memoji, more iOS 13.4 features a new Mail toolbar, fixing the bad design introduced with iOS 13 New ‘CarKey’ feature in iOS 13.4 beta brings built-in support for unlocking, driving, and sharing NFC car keys Apple adds ability for developers to sell Mac and iOS apps as a single purchase Hands-on with iOS 13.4 beta 1 changes and features [Video] New Apple TV 4K hardware appears closer to launching based on tvOS 13.4 beta code LG launches Apple TV app for its 2019 TVs Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
January 31, 2020
Benjamin and Zac discuss what's new in iOS 13.3.1 and other new software updates, Apple Maps 2.0 coming to Europe, new Fantastical and Filmic DoubleTake apps, the current state of HomeKit routers, and Apple hardware rumors including a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, backlit iPad Pro Smart Keyboard, and possibly a spinoff of AirPower. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple reportedly abandoned plans to roll out end-to-end encrypted iCloud backups, apparently due to pressure from the FBI Apple releasing iOS 13.3.1 today with Screen Time and Mail app fixes, more How to turn off Ultra Wideband U1 chip to prevent background location tracking on iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Apple Card adds native support for exporting transactions to a spreadsheet Apple officially completes rollout of rebuilt Apple Maps in the US, coming to Europe next Say hello to the new Fantastical: one robust calendar for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac Following demo at iPhone 11 event, FiLMiC multi-cam recording now available as new 'DoubleTake' app HomeKit support for Eero appears imminent following latest firmware update Apple Watch Connected offers real rewards for gym workouts Bloomberg: New low-cost iPhone entering production next month, could be released in March iPhone 9, 13-inch MacBook update, (RED) Apple Watch — is an Apple event around the corner? Digitimes: Backlit Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro coming later this year, 13-inch MacBook Pro with scissor keys sooner Kuo expects new Apple products this year: wireless charging mat, AirTag, and high-end headphones EjectBar — Benjamin Mayo 9to5Mac Watch Time episode 14: Movement and momentum with Michael Potuck Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
January 24, 2020
Special guest Astronaut Garrett Reisman joins Zac and Benjamin to discuss his experience with 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+. Dr. Reisman joined NASA in 1998, traveled to space on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2008 and Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2010, and performed three spacewalks from the International Space Station. Dr. Reisman is also a Professor of Astronautical Engineering at the University of Southern California, motivational speaker, Senior Advisor for SpaceX, technical consultant for the film Ad Astra, and technical advisor for the series 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Stories we discuss in this episode: For All Mankind on Apple TV+ Apple renews ‘For All Mankind’ and other TV+ shows for second seasons Covering a SpaceX rocket launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center with the iPhone 11 Pro Max Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Astronaut Reisman: Twitter @astro_g_dogg Website garrettreisman.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSUJh-rxs68 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWQ4wXVPUco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3RjayAF0b4 Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQw4zbhDIco&feature=youtu.be Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
January 17, 2020
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case repair program, the new Sensei app for Mac, Apple's AI startup acquisition, the new Apple security battle with the FBI, racked mounted Mac Pro launch, a new 'Pro Mode' coming to Macs, and the latest Apple TV+ developments. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple accepting donations to aid Australian bushfire relief Are you having problems charging with iPhone XS or XR Smart Battery Case? Apple opens replacement program for affected units Sensei app for Mac launches with SSD trim, battery health, storage management features, more Apple acquires low-power AI startup behind Wyze on-device person detection for $200M FBI again asking Apple to unlock two iPhones belonging to suspected shooter The FBI wants Apple to break encryption for iPhone models that third-party companies can already unlock Report: The FBI recently unlocked an iPhone 11 Pro with GrayKey, raising more doubts about the Pensacola case Apple's rack-mountable Mac Pro is now available for purchase for $6499 Back to the Mac 015: my Mac Pro setup and upgrades Pro Display XDR top features — amazing build quality and stunning view macOS beta hints at future 'Pro Mode' to boost performance on portable Macs Oprah cancels Apple TV+ documentary on sexual assault in the music industry, only one month after Apple announced it Apple TV+ takes home its first awards win, as Billy Crudup named Best Supporting Actor at the Critics Choice Awards Apple TV+ seals multi-year content deal with 'Little America' co-creator 'Beastie Boys Story' doc from Spike Jonze coming to Apple TV+ in April after IMAX debut Apple TV+ originals ‘Home’ and ‘Central Park’ debuting at SXSW in March Apple TV+ planning first theatrical movie release with ‘The Banker’ after delay over controversy Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
January 10, 2020
Apple wins CES with AirPods emoji, Global Privacy Senior Director Jane Horvath talks privacy on behalf of Apple, PopSocket now works with wireless charging, HomeKit advances in 2020, Apple marks a new era of Services, iPhone 11 has a new Night mode photo contest this month, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Sponsored by Hyper: Our CES 2020 coverage partner — get an exclusive sneak peek at the new heavy duty Hyper USB-C hubs here. Stories we discuss in this episode: AirPods can now be engraved with select emoji as Apple refreshes exclusive font Apple returns to CES for privacy roundtable alongside Facebook and others You can now use a Popsocket + wirelessly charge your iPhone Pioneer’s 2020 Wireless CarPlay lineup includes a premium 10.1-inch floating receiver for your old car Eve Cam indoor camera with support for HomeKit Secure Video Lutron expands HomeKit-compatible Caséta line with new motion sensor and repeater IKEA Tradfri smart blinds finally rolling out support for Apple HomeKit Hands on with IKEA's smart blinds and HomeKit Best iPhone Night mode photos – submit yours to Apple Apple wins Christmas: iPhone claims top 9 spots for mobile device activations in the US Apple announces new single-day record for App Store purchases: $386 million spent on New Year's Day Analyst: Apple to launch sub-6GHz 5G iPhones this year, but faster mmWave 5G iPhones delayed until 2021 Ricky Gervais praised ‘The Morning Show’ in front of Tim Cook ... then roasted Apple's ‘sweatshops in China’ Apple TV+ to close out Television Critics Association Press Tour with presentation on January 19 New trailer for Apple TV+ comedy ‘Mythic Quest’ teases ‘Always Sunny’ star Rob McElhenney as outlandish creative director LG bringing Apple TV app to 2018 and newer TVs this year Covering a SpaceX rocket launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center with the iPhone 11 Pro Max Defining the decade: ten years of Apple on one page 'Front and Center' brings classic Mac window management to macOS Catalina ‎Doomsday Vault on the Mac App Store Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
January 3, 2020
Benjamin and Zac kick off 2020 with rumors about a Product (RED) Apple Watch Series 5, new perks for Apple Store staff, the first Made for iPhone external flash, HBO's former chief signing an exclusive deal with Apple TV+, Apple's surprise agreement with Imagination Technologies, and the latest iPad Pro and iPhone 12 rumors. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Stories we discuss in this episode: (RED) Apple Watch found in Apple database, could arrive next spring 9to5Mac Watch Time episode 12: Gregory McFadden on losing 100 pounds with Apple Watch Apple Watchcast appearance Apple Store employees to get Apple Music, TV+, and Arcade for free Apple introduces specs for photography strobe accessories that augment iPhone 11’s flash First MFi-certified LED flash for iPhone 11 photography now available [U] Former HBO boss officially inks five-year exclusive production deal with Apple TV+ Apple restores Imagination GPU chip agreement after public dispute and employee poaching Renders based on claimed design leaks show 2020 iPads with triple rear cameras First supposed case designs of iPhone 12 hit the web, shows flat sides like iPhone 4 TSMC will reportedly start production of A14 chip for this year's iPhones in Q2, new 5 nanometer process iPhone 9: Latest sketchy report suggests two different models Notchless iPhone could be top-end 2020 model – report iPhone capacitor supplier looks forward to strong 2020 with upcoming 5G demand Upgrade for 5G? More than a third of iPhone owners may do so. Chinese-made OLED screens in 2020 iPhones, says report Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
December 23, 2019
Christmas week has arrived and so has the end of the decade. Benjamin and Zac walk down memory lane to recall their first Apple products including iPhone and Mac. The duo also explores the biggest Apple stories of the decade from each decade. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
December 19, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss a wide range of topics including Apple Podcasts, Arcade, News, and more service news, the latest iOS beta software updates, more Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR details, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by Hyper: Get 25% off sitewide at Hyper with our exclusive promo code HOLIDAY25 for a limited time. Stories we discuss in this episode: ‎BlueHeart: Bluetooth HeartRate on the App Store Smart home security: Apple, others, working on open standard You can now ask Alexa to play Apple Podcasts on Amazon Echo speakers Apple Arcade annual subscription now available, 2 months free Apple News confirms ABC News partnership for presidential election coverage Where to watch Apple TV+: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, smart TVs, and more Five-part Apple TV+ docuseries 'Visible' to explore LGBTQ  movement and television in February Apple TV+ announces Mythic Quest comedy series, all episodes available on February 7 MusicBot leverages the power of Shortcuts to enhance Apple Music, AirPlay 2, and HomePods Apple releasing first public beta of iOS 13.3.1 today Apple’s ‘Assembled in USA’ Mac Pro is made in China for international customers Apple Pro Display XDR works with iMac Pro, but with limitations iPad Pro and 12-inch MacBook compatibility with Apple Pro Display XDR tested in new video review iPhone 11 Pro Max Smart Battery Case enhances the camera, but the battery may not be necessary Apple Watch 'Ring in the New Year' Activity Challenge returning in January after missing 2019 Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
December 13, 2019
Benjamin and Zac reflect on the Apple TV Siri remote, the first round of award nominations for TV+, what's new in iOS 13.3 and other software updates, the launch of the 2019 Mac Pro, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Defense: Get 20% off the Defense Shield case lineup for iPhone 11 models and the Defense Duo Qi Wireless charger for a limited time. Sponsored by Bitsbox: A crazy-fun subscription box that teaches kids how to code — save $25 with promo code HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Stories we discuss in this episode: Swiss cable company offering alternative remote to control Apple TV, like Apple's own IR remote Winners & Nominees 2020 | Golden Globes Apple's 'The Morning Show' gets nominated for multiple Golden Globes awards, including best TV series Apple TV+ sets January premier for 'Little America' anthology, renews for season 2 Apple releases iOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1, and tvOS 13.3, here's what's new [U: HomePod] Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.2 with iTunes Remote for Music and TV apps Apple News launches daily email newsletter Apple News co-hosting its first presidential debate between Democrats in February Apple preparing new ‘Powerbeats4’ headphones with 'Hey Siri'- 9to5Mac Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR now available to order from Apple Online Store Apple's new Mac Pro maxes out at over $50,000, and higher specs are coming Mac Pro fans: randomization and tire tech controls the noise Apple warns customers not to clean special Pro Display XDR with non-Apple polishing cloth Where to use or buy GymKit workout equipment with Apple Watch Mac Power Users #514: Apple is Listening — The 2019 Mac Pro, with Thomas Grove Carter - Relay FM Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
December 6, 2019
iPhone 11 has a privacy concern, Ming-Chi Kuo forecasts a whole new wave of iPhone releases with major changes, Zac takes the Apple Watch Series 5's always-on display for a half marathon, Zac and Benjamin talk more about the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple responds to iPhone 11 Pro location sharing controversy, iOS update will add new toggle Kuo: Four new OLED iPhones in 2020, iPhone without Lightning port in 2021 16-inch MacBook Pro review — a great keyboard is just the start [Video] Peloton launches official Apple Watch app for viewing workout data Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
November 27, 2019
Apple's annual special holiday ad is out alongside Black Friday through Cyber Monday promotions, Benjamin and Zac take a retrospective look at Group FaceTime and how it's perfect for the holidays, the prospect an using a cellular Apple Watch with kids, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Bitsbox: A crazy-fun subscription box that teaches kids how to code — save $25 with promo code HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by Hyper: Get early access to HYPER's Black Friday Sale using code HYPER30 for 30% off site wide. Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple reportedly cancelling first theatrical movie debut and TV+ release after pulling from film festival The Banker — Official Trailer | Apple TV+ Apple’s new ‘Make Someone’s Holiday’ ad uses the iPad to create a moment out of memories Apple announces its Black Friday deals: up to $200 Apple Store gift card with device purchase Use FaceTime on your Mac - Apple Support 16-inch MacBook Pro top features - a bonafide return to form Apple Card 3% cashback offer expands to Nike stores Here's how to tell when iPhone 11 camera is using Deep Fusion Smart Battery Case for iPhone 11 review Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
November 22, 2019
Apple has a 'special event' dedicated to apps, the WWDC app has been rebranded, iPhone 11 has an all-new Smart Battery Case, Zac has hands-on experience with HomeKit Secure Video, and Apple TV+ has some unexpected movie drama. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Bitsbox: A crazy-fun subscription box that teaches kids how to code — save $25 with promo code HAPPYHOUR. Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple holding 'special event' for December 2nd in New York City Apple renames WWDC app to "Apple Developer", adds new features Apple releases new Smart Battery Cases for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Bloomberg: Apple is changing the way it tests software following iOS 13's buggy debut, new process starts with iOS 14 Logitech now rolling out HomeKit Secure Video support to Circle 2 Wired camera Using HomeKit Secure Video in iOS 13.2 with Logitech Circle 2 cameras HomeKit Secure Video is a privacy win, but expect some missing features for now site:9to5mac.com theater mode [Update: Officially announced with full specs] Netatmo’s upcoming HomeKit video doorbell features microSD card slot for no-cost recording, more Netatmo Weather Station now supports HomeKit: air quality, humidity, temperature and CO2 sensors Hands-on: Netatmo Weather Station combines indoor and outside sensors with excellent HomeKit integration Apple wants to premiere Apple TV+ films in movie theaters weeks ahead of their streaming release Apple TV+ Plus Guide: Here's all the Apple TV shows and movies available now Apple cancels premiere of 'The Banker' original film starring Samuel L. Jackson over 'concerns' [U] HomeKit Weekly: Hyperlocal temperature and humidity with Siri and the Home app afi festival Apple TV Channels to add support for CBS All Access subscriptions next week CBS All Access now available through Apple TV Channels 9to5Mac Watch Time podcast Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
November 15, 2019
Apple has a brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro with a 'Magic Keyboard', the new Apple Research app with two new health studies debuts, Apple Music has a new 'Replay' year-in-review playlist, and lots of news about Apple Services bundles, TV+, HomeKit Secure Video, and much more. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Stories we discuss in this episode: 16-inch MacBook Pro reveal likely this week as Apple appears to be holding private press briefings Bloomberg: 16-inch MacBook Pro coming as soon as tomorrow, starting at $2,400 Apple announces new 16-inch MacBook Pro: scissor switch 'Magic Keyboard', louder speakers, $2399 16-inch MacBook Pro maxes out at over $6000 with 8TB SSD, 64GB RAM, more Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro still uses a 720p webcam and lacks Wi-Fi 6 — unlike iPhone 11 Apple discontinues 15-inch MacBook Pro as 16-inch now available Apple announces Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR available starting in December The latest MacBook Pro has a different keyboard, so is it safe to buy an Apple laptop now? Stanford Medicine publishes full results from the Apple Watch Heart Study Apple launches Research app, US users can enroll in three health studies Apple debuts Apple Music Replay for year-in-review insights Replay 2017 by Apple Music for Zac Hall on Apple Music Bloomberg: Apple prepares deals to offer a bundle of Apple Music, News+, and TV+ in 2020 Apple News+ failing to attract new subscribers after March launch, report says Former HBO CEO in ‘advanced talks’ with Apple TV+ for an exclusive production deal Disney Plus app now available on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV tvOS 13.3 adds setting to put back the Up Next queue on the Apple TV Top Shelf Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
November 8, 2019
HomePod has a great holiday price and new features, Zac tested AirPods Pro at a Disney World Half Marathon, iOS 13.3 introduces new improvements, and Benjamin gives his take on the launch of Apple TV+. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by OWC: Get 15% off OWC USB-C Travel Dock and 10% off the 10-Port USB-C Dock w/ code 9TO5DOCK. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Stories we discuss in this episode: HomePod for $200? New features and holiday promotions make a competitive AirPlay 2 speaker Running Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon with Apple Watch Series 5 and AirPods Pro What’s new in iOS 13.3 developer beta 1? iOS 13.2.2 now available with fix for background app performance, more Apple TV+ is now live in the TV app: Start watching Apple’s original TV shows and movies Apple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and movies available now Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
October 31, 2019
iPhone 5 is just days away from going offline with a critical update, Apple unveiled new AirPods Pro in-ear headphones, 9to5Mac has a detailed glimspe at the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and Apple releases new features for HomePod. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Stories we discuss in this episode: Still using an iPhone 5? iOS 10.3.4 is required to keep your phone working GPS Week Number Rollover - Wikipedia Apple unveils new AirPods Pro with noise cancellation Review: Beats Solo Pro on-ear headphones blend AirPods features with Studio noise cancellation Exclusive: 16-inch MacBook Pro Touch Bar and Touch ID layout confirmed The new Mac Pro gets FCC approval ahead of launch Digitimes: 2020 iPhone to feature 120Hz high refresh rate 'ProMotion' display iOS 13.2 now available with Deep Fusion, new emoji, Siri privacy settings, more Apple releasing HomePod software update with promised voice profiles, Handoff features, much more Apple releasing revised HomePod software update after reports of bricked devices Some users experiencing bricked HomePod after updating to iOS 13.2 [Update: pulled] First look at unreleased Apple Smart Battery case for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max Exclusive: Apple planning ‘AirTag’ name for Tile-like tracker accessory Apple TV app expands beyond Samsung Smart TVs with Sony update ahead of Apple TV+ debut $4.99/month Apple Music student subscription now bundles Apple TV+ for free Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
October 25, 2019
Apple has effectively managed our 16-inch MacBook Pro expectations, Zac has a favorite Mac Catalyst app, Benjamin has released his own Catalyst app, Netatmo surprises us with welcome HomeKit news, Fire TV picks up Apple TV+, and much more. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Sponsored by Mint Mobile: Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at MintMobile.com/HappyHour. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Stories we discuss in this episode: Is this the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro? macOS beta includes unreleased hardware icon Mac running Catalina? Apple has released a new update to macOS 10.15 Calory for Mac Twitter returns to the Mac with new Catalyst app now available for download Bingo Machine for Mac Apple planning more support and resources for developers using Mac Catalyst Netatmo Weather Station now supports HomeKit: air quality, humidity, temperature and CO2 sensors How to add an Infrared remote-controlled accessory to your HomeKit smart home Homebridge on Synology how to install homebridge-webos-tv homebridge-samsung-tizen Apple TV app launches on Amazon Fire TV devices Apple Watch Series 5 video review - the always-on display is a key feature Battery Performance of Apple Watch in a Marathon — Indie Computing Labs Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
October 18, 2019
This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour: Apple's iPhone SE appears to be making a comeback as a better iPhone 8, Beats has announced all-new Solo Pro on-ear headphones with impressive features, and Apple TV+ is days away from debuting. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Infinity Cable: Get the new Infinity Cable with interchangeable magnetic tips for USB-C, micro-USB and Lightning- the first with 100W Power Delivery. Available up to 55% off with early bird pricing now. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Stories we discuss in this episode: Kuo on iPhone SE 2 details: iPhone 8 design, $399 starting price, 64/128 GB storage, red color option, no 3D Touch Hands-on with new iOS 13.2 beta 2 changes and features [Video] Aura: Simple Mood Tracker for Apple Watch Beats Solo Pro debut with Pure ANC, Transparency, fold-to-power and Apple H1 chip; pre-order for $299 Apple TV app now available for Roku devices ahead of Apple TV+ launch Apple kickstarts its in-house studio with order for ‘Band of Brothers’ follow-up, ‘Masters of the Air’ Apple renews ‘For All Mankind’ and other TV+ shows for second seasons Apple previews For All Mankind at New York Comic Con, pitched as ‘Mad Men for NASA’ Apple picks up ‘A Christmas Carol’ musical with Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
October 10, 2019
Benjamin has new info on Apple TV PIP, Zac has more experience with QuickTake on iPhone 11, watchOS 6.1 beta helps Apple Watch Series 5 battery, macOS Catalina lands, and Ming-Chi Kuo has new iPhone SE 2 predictions. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by totallee: Get 25% off all totallee iPhone cases for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, & 11 Pro Max with code HAPPYHOUR Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Stories we discuss in this episode: What’s new in tvOS 13 for Apple TV iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro camera features Apple unveils all-new seventh-generation 10.2-inch iPad OtterBox Symmetry Series Case for iPad (7th generation) Slide Podcast - Deep Confusion DuetCam for iOS 13 brings simple front-and-back video recording to newer iPhones Meet GEMI: The World’s First Multi-Camera Recording App to Maximize Your New iPhone’s Power for Storytelling [Update: watchOS 6.1 beta] Apple Watch Series 5 battery life struggling to last all day for some users Apple Design VP Alan Dye talks Apple Watch face design on Hodinkee Radio podcast interview Official Apple Watch Sleep app accidentally mentioned in Alarms app screenshot macOS Catalina now available, here are the top 7 new Mac features macOS Catalina: Hands-on with the top new features and changes for Mac [Video] Apple now selling Microsoft Xbox gaming controller to boost Arcade service in iOS 13 Kuo: Apple to release ‘iPhone SE 2’ in Q1 2020 with iPhone 8 design, A13 processor Kuo: New iPad Pro and iPhone SE 2 in early 2020, followed by Apple AR headset collaboration with ‘third-party brands’ Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
October 4, 2019
Zac has spent some time with Apple Watch Series 5, Benjamin has observations from afar, and iOS 13.2 beta brings new features to the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple Watch Edition: Hands-on with the redesigned white ceramic Series 5 Apple Watch Series 5 battery life struggling to last all day for some users iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro adding Deep Fusion camera feature with upcoming iOS 13 beta Apple releasing first developer beta of iOS 13.2 today with Deep Fusion camera tech for iPhone 11 ‘Announce Messages with Siri’ feature returns for AirPods owners in iOS 13.2 New in-ear AirPods with noise cancellation found in iOS 13.2 beta Hands on with new iOS 13.2 beta 1 changes and features [Video] 9to5Mac Watch Time episode 7: Balancing work, life, and fitness with Federico Viticci Last Chance! Raising $1,300 to donate to the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Mississippi Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
September 27, 2019
iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro are here, and Zac and Benjamin have first week impressions on Night mode, the new ultra wide camera, and more. iOS 13.1 for iPhone and iPadOS 13.1 for iPad are also out along with tvOS 13 for Apple TV, and there are new features to unpack. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Stories we discuss in this episode: tvOS 13 now available, here's a look at the top 6 new Apple TV features Apple TV now features 10 beautiful underwater video screensavers iOS 13.1 now available with new Maps features and more- 9to5Mac iOS 13.1 changes: Everything new in today's update iPhone 11: Night Mode camera will make us rethink what we can capture with our phones iPhone 11 Pro Max camera shoots incredibly detailed concert photography in low light iPhone 11 camera lets you capture video without pausing your music iPhone 11 Pro Max camera shoots incredibly detailed concert photography in low light 9to5Mac Watch Time episode 7: Balancing work, life, and fitness with Federico Viticci Raising $1,300 to donate to the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Mississippi Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
September 19, 2019
The first round of iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 reviews are out, Apple Watch Series 3 has a new low price, Apple Arcade is officially here, and iOS 13 and other major software updates are arriving this week. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by MNML Case: Get $10 off MNML's Clear Case for iPhone 11 with promo code 9to5Mac.  Sponsored by Mint Mobile: Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at MintMobile.com/HappyHour. Stories we discuss in this episode: iPhone 11 review roundup: impressive Night Mode, ultra-wide camera is a useful addition, great price iPhone 11 Pro review roundup: massive jump in camera quality, battery life claims deliver Review: Apple Watch Series 3 is the new $200 Fitbit killer Apple Watch Series 5 review roundup: Always-on display worth the upgrade, battery life lives up to claim Apple Arcade gaming service now available for some ahead of Thursday launch Raising $1,300 to donate to the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Mississippi Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
September 12, 2019
Apple's September 10th event for iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 has wrapped up, and Benjamin and Zac have completed their annual marathon episode breaking down every announcement from the keynote. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Monowear:  Get 15% off the company’s premium Apple Watch accessories w/ code 9to5MAC15. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple Event News Hub — iPhone 11, Apple Watch Series 5, iPad, TV+, Arcade, much more Raising $1,300 to donate to the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Mississippi Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
September 5, 2019
Apple's major September event is officially announced! Does the colorful event invitation have a hidden meaning? Zac and Benjamin also talk upcoming Apple's Tile tracker competitor and rumors about Apple's AR/VR headset plans, the possibility of a new Apple TV upgrade, Gui Rambo's major sleep tracking Apple Watch scoop, and much more! 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Withings: Get up to 40% off Withings activity & sleep watches, body composition smart scales, advances sleep tracking and health monitors. Sponsored by MyWallSt: Listeners can access the entire MyWallSt app for free for 30 days instead of the normal 7 days to get access to market-beating stock picks and expert guidance. Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple announces expected iPhone 11 event for September 10: 'By innovation only' September Apple event invite incites speculation 9to5Mac - Apple News & Mac Rumors Breaking All Day 'Apple Glasses' explained and how iPhone-connected item trackers will work Apple Watch sleep tracking revealed: sleep quality, battery, more Sleep Cycle debuts Apple Watch app with snore prevention, silent alarm Apple Watch partner Hermès listing ‘Series 5’ bands, but may be mistake Have an old Apple Watch? Here's how to use it for sleep tracking Garmin vívofit jr 2, Kids Fitness/Activity Tracker, 1-Year Battery Life, Adjustable Band, Disney Princess, Pink: Cell Phones & Accessories 20AWG USB-C Type C to USB C Cable 5V 3A Charging Fast Charger USB 2.0 Data Lead Monoprice Essentials USB Type C to Type C 2.0 Cable - 480Mbps, 5A, 26AWG, Black, 4m (13.1 ft) Raising $1,300 to donate to the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Mississippi Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
August 29, 2019
This week, Benjamin and Zac talk about positive things coming to HomeKit this year, opportunities for advancements in HomeKit going forward, Zac's review-in-progress of the Peloton bike and treadmill system with Apple Watch, a cool kid's stationary bike with an Apple TV game, creative uses for the Voice Memos app on watchOS 6, the search for the perfect MacBook Pro and iPad Pro charger, Apple's planned and cancelled iPhone "Walkie-Talkie" project, Siri improving at providing simple answers, Apple's formal response to privacy issues with Siri grading, the surprise release of iOS 13.1, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Stories we discuss in this episode: HomeKit Guide Using Peloton bikes and treadmills with Apple Watch, Music, and Health Fisher-Price Think & Learn Smart Cycle RAVPower GAN Charger Report: Apple planned ‘walkie-talkie’ feature for offline iPhone messaging, project shelved for now Apple testing smarter Siri web answers for Spotlight search queries Apple says Siri audio grading program will return later this fall, with privacy-focused policy changes Apple publishes FAQ page addressing Siri privacy and common concerns Hands-on with iOS 13.1 beta 1 changes and features [Video] 9to5Mac Watch Time podcast episode 5: How to train like an IronMan with Apple Watch featuring Ian Blackburn Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
August 23, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the full rollout of Apple Card in the US, new Apple Watch material leaks including titanium cases, what the latest EEC database entry tells us about Apple's fall hardware lineup, new iPhone 11 Pro features coming, iPad and iPad Pro upgrades in the works, a rumored cheaper HomePod, HomeKit in iOS 13, more Apple TV+ info, 9to5Mac's exclusive Apple Arcade preview leak, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Sponsored by MyWallSt: Listeners can access the entire MyWallSt app for free for 30 days instead of the normal 7 days to get access to market-beating stock picks and expert guidance. Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple Card now available to all iPhone users in the United States, 3% cashback for Uber and Uber Eats Apple launches Twitter account for the Apple Card Here’s how Apple is promoting its new credit card to iPhone customers watchOS 6 assets reveal new Apple Watch models coming in titanium and ceramic cases Apple registers new (16-inch?) MacBook Pro and Apple Watch models in Eurasian database Bloomberg: iPhone 11 will take better low light photos, multi-angle Face ID, new iPads coming, cheaper HomePod in 2020 Another report claims iPhone 11 will bundle USB-C charger in the box Apple releases macOS Catalina beta 6 to developers Apple releasing iOS 13 developer beta 8 today [U] macOS Catalina Home app adds new icon options for HomeKit lights and plugs Apple's Home app takes a step back in iOS 13 Report: Apple's original content spending hits $6 billion, Apple TV+ launching 'within next 2 months' Apple TV+ price rumored at $10/month, coming in November Apple shows long The Morning Show trailer after earlier teaser Disney+ will let you subscribe on iOS and tvOS using in-app purchase, offers TV app integration Apple running early access program for Apple Arcade Exclusive: Apple planning $4.99/month price for Arcade game subscription service after free trial, works with Family Sharing Exclusive: Apple Arcade hands-on with early access games [Video] Beats launching three new Powerbeats Pro colors next week You can now order Powerbeats Pro in moss, ivory, and navy colors Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
August 16, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss using the new Apple Maps experience, the release of iOS 13 beta 7, a potential iPhone 11 event date, an improvement to Mac App Store stories, the possibility of Spotify working with Siri, our review of the new Sonos IKEA AirPlay 2 speakers, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Mint Mobile: Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at MintMobile.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple shares sneak peek trailer for ‘The Morning Show,’ launching on Apple TV+ this fall Reliable Twitter leaker suggests Apple to name iPhone 11 ‘Pro’ Case maker expecting ‘iPhone 11’, ‘iPhone 11 Pro’ and ‘iPhone 11 Pro Max’ brand names Report: 2019 iPad Pro to feature triple-lens camera array similar to the iPhone 11 App Store Today editorial stories are now available on the web in full Spotify reportedly in talks with Apple to integrate with Siri for playback control in iOS 13 Sonos developing portable Bluetooth speaker with AirPlay 2, likely coming this fall The all-new Apple Aventura: A tropical Apple Store inspired by the coast Apple Watch Activity Challenge set for August 25 in honor of Grand Canyon National Park anniversary 9to5Mac Watch Time podcast episode 4: Apple Watch and learning to love workouts with Kyle Seth Gray Zac on Clarion Ledger Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
August 9, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac unpack Apple's latest software beta changes in iOS 13 and watchOS 6, the upgraded Shortcuts app and HBO in Apple TV Channels, the limited launch of Apple Card in the US, rumors about future iPhones with Face ID and under-the-screen Touch ID, Apple's Siri privacy issue and new Bug Bounty Program announcements, new accessories including the upgraded LG 5K display and Mophie's AirPower alternative, using HomeBridge and an IR blaster for a HomeKit fan, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by HomeIQ: Get 60% off the HomeIQ OnlyBrush smart toothbrush & travel kit w/ Qi wireless charging and iOS/Apple Watch control $60 (Reg. $149). Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by MyWallSt: Listeners can access the entire MyWallSt app for free for 30 days instead of the normal 7 days to get access to market-beating stock picks and expert guidance. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Stories we discuss in this episode: Hands-on: iOS 13 beta 5 changes and features [Video] Hands-on: iOS 13 beta 6 changes and features [Video] Hands-on: Apple Card application and approval, Wallet app, iPad support, more Apple winds down Barclaycard partnership ahead of Apple Card launch, Apple Card app reportedly coming to iPad Kuo: Apple to release iPhone with both Face ID and under-screen Touch ID in 2021 Apple reviewing Siri audio grading practices, will let users opt out in future Apple vastly expands security bounty program: higher payouts, ‘dev’ devices, Mac support New LG UltraFine 5K display now on sale, works with Mac or iPad Pro Mophie’s new multi-device wireless chargers now in stock at Apple Stores Sonos holding two-day media event in New York City later this month, new audio products expected 9to5Mac Watch Time podcast episode 3: Apple Watch and managing mental health with Alex Cox AWC 290 - Special Guest Zac Hall from 9to5Mac Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
July 30, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Ming-Chi Kuo's updated forecast for when Apple's MacBook keyboard problems will be resolved, Apple's $1 billion purchase of Intel's smartphone modem business, the state of iPad multitasking in iPadOS 13, and our first-ever #Ask9to5Mac question and answer segment! 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper:  Get the new HyperDrive 9 port USB-C hub for iPad Pro and MacBook Pro/Air. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Stories we discuss in this episode: Kuo: All MacBook butterfly keyboards replaced with more reliable key switches in 2020, starting with rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro this fall Apple confirms $1 billion acquisition of Intel’s smartphone modem business Hands-on with 50 new iPadOS 13 changes and features [Video] #Ask9to5Mac Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
July 24, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac talk LG's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit TV launch, changes in iOS 12.4 and watchOS 5.3, Bloomberg's report that Apple may invest in original podcasts, and new hardware rumors for Apple Watch, MacBook Pro, and iPhone 11. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Stories we discuss in this episode: LG AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support coming next week watchOS Walkie-Talkie service for Apple Watch restored watchOS 5.3 brings ECG app to Canada and Singapore New iPhone set up: Transfer data directly to a new iPhone wirelessly, or using a cable Report: Apple to fund podcast shows for Apple Podcasts  original content exclusives Apple in 'advanced talks' to acquire Intel's modem business Report: Apple to switch from OLED to microLED displays in Apple Watch as soon as next year 16-inch MacBook Pro rumored to launch in October More support for idea that 2020 iPhones will use 5nm chips Apple to release three 'iPhone 11' models this fall- 9to5Mac Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
July 19, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac talk more about the updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, news around Apple TV+ and the upcoming streaming video service, new emoji coming in iOS 13, the latest iPhone 11 rumors, changes in iOS 13 beta 4, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
July 12, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss reporting that followed Jony Ive's Apple exit, changes in beta 3 versions of iOS/iPadOS/macOS/tvOS/watchOS, Apple's Texas Hold'Em 2.0 game, Apple's refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, the death of the 12-inch MacBook, 10.2-inch iPad rumors, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper: Get HyperCube to automatically backup photos & more to microSD or USB storage while you charge your iPhone. Special $29 preorder price (40% off). Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
July 3, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss new Bluetooth smart lights from Philips Hue, how Apple HomeKit setup could be easier for new users, a new charging solution from TwelveSouth, and our live reactions to the news that Jony Ive is leaving Apple. (We recorded on June 27th just as the news was crossing the wire. We'll talk more about the reports that have followed next week.) Stick around for a sneak peek at Zac's new podcast series called Watch Time — with a familiar guest this week. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Stories we discuss in this episode: Philips Hue launches its first Bluetooth smart lights, no bridge required TwelveSouth launches HiRise Wireless stand, features removable Qi charging pad for travel and AirPods charging Jony Ive to depart Apple, form his own independent design company 9to5Mac Watch Time: A new podcast exploring the impact of Apple Watch Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
June 27, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors plus speculation about future MacBook Airs and more, Apple's surprise release of iOS 13 beta ahead of July, our thoughts on Dark Mode and other top features, new design changes in the Home app (for better or worse), the new Apple News election hub, Apple's latest response to Spotify's complaints, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ZUGU CASE: Get the new Muse Case for iPad mini(or iPad Pro) on Amazon and enter the iPad mini giveaway now. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Stories we discuss in this episode: New 16-inch MacBook Pro rumored to launch in fall with 3072×1920 display, spec bump refresh for MacBook Air 9to5Rewards: Enter to win Apple’s new iPad mini [Giveaway] Apple releases first public beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR Hands-on with Satechi’s new HomeKit Dual Smart Outlet Apple News launches Democratic candidate guide for the 2020 presidential campaign Apple puts Spotify’s App Store complaint in perspective, says it only earns revenue from 0.5% of users 9to5Mac Watch Time: A new podcast exploring the impact of Apple Watch — coming soon Subscribe, Rate, and Review 9to5Mac Happy Hour! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
June 20, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple HomeKit Secure Video, changes in iOS 13 beta 2 including a new Portrait filter, SMB Server support, a new subscription warning, and design changes to CarPlay. Also discussed: a new feature coming in watchOS 6, new faces on older watches, Wireless Audio Sync and PIP for Apple TV, potential improvements to Mojave's built-in apps in macOS Catalina, 2020 iPhone rumors, Apple Card testing, changes being tested at select Apple Stores, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Clear: Get through security even faster. Get your first 2 months free with code HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Stories we discuss in this episode: Logitech plans to support HomeKit Secure Video with Circle 2 Wired later this year Zac Hall on Twitter: "Why isn’t this portrait filter called Jony Ive’s white room? https://t.co/BAP3pBwocq… " iOS 13 beta 2 enables SMB Server connectivity in the Files app iOS 13 adds new subscription warning for users Hands-on with CarPlay in iOS 13: New apps, light mode, more Apple Watch users will be able to delete stock apps with watchOS 6 iOS 13 includes an updated HomePod setup process What's new in iOS 13 beta 2? Files improvements, Camera updates, more iOS 13 uses your iPhone microphone to fix Apple TV audio sync issues 2018 UHD Smart TV (NU6900) | Owner Information & Support | Samsung US Project Catalyst to improve existing Mac apps on Catalina Apple's Beddit sleep tracking company launches beta program for testing new features Ming-Chi Kuo reports 2020 iPhone lineup to feature new smaller and larger OLED screen sizes, 5G connectivity Apple Card test expands to retail employees New Apple Store design changes prioritize a straightforward shopping experience Apple Watch Activity Challenge set for International Day of Yoga- 9to5Mac ‎Yoga Studio: Mind & Body on the App Store ‎Asana Rebel on the App Store 9to5Mac Daily: June 19, 2019 Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
June 14, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss new uses for Apple's updated iPod touch, hands-on experience using CarPlay in iOS 13, the future of 3D Touch, how Face ID has improved on iPhone XS, macOS Catalina and Apple's new Sidecar feature, initial watchOS 6 face impressions, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Wiplabs: Get the Wiplabs Slope stand for iPhone or iPad 15% off for a limited time with code 9to5mac2019 Sponsored by PDFPen: PDFpen 11 is the ultimate tool for editing PDFs on the Mac. Stories we discuss in this episode: iPod touch (2019) 7th-generation review: a slightly more capable multi-purpose iOS handheld [Video] Previewing CarPlay in iOS 13: Light mode, new and improved apps, more iOS 13 Apple Maps: Share your live route ETA with a friend Hands-on: These are all of the new watch faces in watchOS 6 [Gallery] Hands-on with 200+ iOS 13 changes and features [Video] Hands-on with 50 new iPadOS 13 changes and features [Video] 9to5Mac Stacktrace Podcast Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
June 7, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's major WWDC 2019 keynote, including what's new in iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina, and tvOS 13. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by MacStadium: Get 50% off your first two months of a Mac mini subscription now w/ code 9TO5MAC and sign up to get more information about MacStadium's new Orka platform. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Stories we discuss in this episode: Here’s everything Apple announced during its WWDC 2019 keynote Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
June 2, 2019
This week, Benjamin and Zac break down the latest iOS 13 leaks and rumors, as well as give their last minute takes on what they are most excited to see at WWDC. (Editor's Note: Unfortunately, audio on this episode is not quite up to our usual high standard ... but we didn't want to to leave it on the cutting room floor. Cheers and thanks for listening as always.) 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Stories we discuss in this episode: iFixit: 2019 MacBook Pro butterfly keyboard includes new membrane covers and tweaked dome switch iPhone 11 could send music to two Bluetooth devices Apple releases new iPod touch featuring A10 Fusion chip, 256 GB storage option Exclusive: Screenshots reveal iOS 13 Dark Mode, new Reminders app, more Exclusive screenshots reveal new Music and TV apps on macOS 10.15 Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
May 23, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss LG's new 23.7-inch 4K UltraFine display in Apple Stores, the surprise MacBook Pro updates and changes to the keyboard repair program, an update on Apple News+, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple Stores are quietly selling a 23.7-inch LG UltraFine display Apple Store now selling new generation LG UltraFine 4K display with 23.7-inch screen, Thunderbolt 3 passthrough Apple announces more powerful 8-core MacBook Pro Apple expands Keyboard Service Program to include 2018 MacBook Pro and current MacBook Air Eddy Cue says Apple has 'hundreds' of people working to make Apple News+ better FTC wins antitrust case against Qualcomm [update: Qualcomm appealing] Government database filing suggests Apple Watch ECG will soon launch in Canada Lutron announces new Aurora dimmer for Hue lights Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
May 18, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iOS 12.3 and the all-new Apple TV app, AirPlay 2 on Samsung Smart TVs, watchOS 5's newest Apple Watch faces, Apple Pay stickers and how they work, iPhone XR 2 rumors, and more features expected in iOS 13. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple releases iOS 12.3 & tvOS 12.3 with new TV app, watchOS 5.2.1 & macOS 10.14.5 also now available Apple TV app and AirPlay 2 debut on Samsung Smart TVs alongside iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 release iOS 12.4 developer beta released ahead of Apple Card launch Apple announces support for Apple Pay NFC stickers, partners with Bird scooters and more Latest 2019 iPhone molds leak once again show square camera bump coming to all three new phones Report: 2019 iPhone XR to be available in two new colors, replacing coral and blue Bloomberg: iOS 13 revamps Health and Reminders, watchOS 6 adds Calculator, Voice Memos, Books and App Store apps Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
May 10, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the mysterious LG UltraFine display disappearance and Apple's upcoming display, Apple's wacky new iOS game, our Beats Powerbeats Pro review after week one, and exciting new watchOS 6 rumors for Apple Watch at WWDC. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Stories we discuss in this episode: LG UltraFine 5K no longer available from Apple following disappearance of 4K model last month Apple partners with Warren Buffett on free Paper Wizard game Hands-on and first impressions with Beats Powerbeats Pro totally wireless earphones Pre-order Powerbeats Pro? Here’s everything you need to know to master the totally wireless Beats Powerbeats Pro review: Beats brawn meets AirPods brains in the ultimate sport earphones Bloomberg: iOS 13 revamps Health and Reminders, watchOS 6 adds Calculator, Voice Memos, Books and App Store apps Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5mac Facebook Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
May 3, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's Q2 2019 earnings report, the latest developments in Qualcomm/Intel/Apple/5G, turnover in Jony Ive's design department, Apple's statement on ScreenTime and removing similar apps, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Volta Charger: Get 10% off the Volta 2.0 magnetic charge cable now by visiting voltacharger.com/happyhour using promo code 9to5TAKE10 at checkout. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Apple releases Q2 2019 earnings, announces revenue of $58 billion Qualcomm says it expects revenue of $4.5B from legal settlement with Apple Apple continues crack down on third-party screen time apps, faces new antitrust complaint in Europe Apple releases official statement responding to parental control app rejection controversy HomeRun for Apple Watch lets you make HomeKit complications that change based on time of day Beats Powerbeats Pro pre-order May 3 and launch May 10, totally wireless with ‘Hey Siri’ and H1 chip Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
April 25, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac's Gui Rambo's latest week of scoops including Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time coming to the Mac, new Apple Watch features in macOS 10.15, and WWDC 2019 for developers, plus Ming-Chi Kuo's latest iPhone 11 camera predictions, a flood of rumors about AirPods 3, Samsung's big Galaxy Fold blunder, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Luna Display: Get an exclusive 10% discount on Luna Display, the only hardware solution that turns your iPad into a wireless second display for Mac. Go to www.lunadisplay.com and enter promo code HAPPY at checkout. Sponsored by Withings: Get 20% off Withings Body+ Wi-Fi Smart Scale at the company’s website or Amazon $79 (Reg. $99) Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time coming to the Mac Apple Watch authentication expanding on the Mac WWDC 2019 for developers: Siri, Marzipan, AR, more Kuo: Apple upgrading front camera in 2019 iPhones to 12 megapixels, ultra-wide lens 'inconspicuous' thanks to new coating 5G iPhone using Qualcomm and Samsung chips in 2020 AirPods 3 rumored: fall 2019 with noise cancellation Kuo: Two new AirPods coming in late 2019, all-new design Samsung Galaxy Fold display issues emerge after 48 hours Should iPhone owners envy Samsung’s Galaxy Fold? Samsung Galaxy Fold US launch delayed 'at least a month' Over 200,000 users signed up for Apple News+ during its first 48 hours, report says Apple's Texture acqusition worth at least $485 million Apple reportedly spending $500 million to fund development of 100+ games for its Apple Arcade subscription service LG UltraFine 4K Display removed from Apple Store Powerbeats Pro launch approaches as Apple gets FCC approval Powerbeats Pro colors limited to black at launch Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
April 18, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac's scoops on iOS 13's dark mode, multiple window apps and panels, redesigned volume HUD, macOS 10.15's project sidecar, Apple's possible plans to unify Find My Friends and iPhone, potential hardware tracker accessories, Apple's settlement with Qualcomm and what it means for 5G iPhones, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Sponsored by Luna Display: Get an exclusive 10% discount on Luna Display, the only hardware solution that turns your iPad into a wireless second display for Mac. Go to www.lunadisplay.com and enter promo code HAPPY at checkout. Sponsored by Withings: Get 20% off Withings Body+ Wi-Fi Smart Scale at the company’s website or Amazon $79 (Reg. $99) Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: iOS 13: Dark Mode, detachable panels, Safari and Mail, more Apple planning Luna Display-like desktop extension feature for macOS 10.15, codenamed ‘Sidecar’ Apple revamping Find My Friends & Find My iPhone in unified app, developing Tile-like personal item tracking Apple and Qualcomm reach settlement in patent case Qualcomm to supply Apple with 5G iPhone modems Following Apple's deal with Qualcomm, Intel says it is exiting the 5G smartphone modem business Report: Apple is designing its own lidar sensors, and in talks with third-party suppliers, for autonomous driving Apple Car project Apple Music on Sonos now works with Alexa New small, cheaper, iPhone in 2020 says report Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
April 12, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac's report that standalone Music, Podcasts, TV, and Books apps will replace functions in iTunes on the Mac this fall, Apple's rare price drop on the HomePod, the latest iPhone 11 rumors, potential Mac Pro release rumors, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by PDFpen: PDFpen is the ultimate tool for editing PDFs on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Sponsored by Luna Display: Get an exclusive 10% discount on Luna Display, the only hardware solution that turns your iPad into a wireless second display for Mac. Go to www.lunadisplay.com and enter promo code HAPPY at checkout. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: macOS 10.15 to include standalone media apps, splitting iTunes With Music for macOS coming soon, legacy iTunes features will disappear or spread to iOS Apple Podcasts on the web gets a fresh new interface Apple cuts price of HomePod worldwide, now $299 at the US Apple Store The case for a HomePod mini and HomePod Air New report claims that the triple-camera iPhones in 2019 will feature 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch OLED screens, tweaked chassis thickness Triple-camera iPhone rumors strengthened by claim parts leak Kuo: Mini-LED 31.6" Apple display by Q3, iPad + MacBook 2021 Apple Watch Earth Day Activity Challenge returns Tempo on the App Store Standland on the App Store Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
April 4, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac unpack AirPower's demise including Apple's statement on the cancellation and alternative recommendations, our first week with new AirPods including "Hey Siri" and wireless charging, newly announced Beats Powerbeats Pro specs, and the latest iPhone 11 rumors, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Luna Display: Get an exclusive 10% discount on Luna Display, the only hardware solution that turns your iPad into a wireless second display for Mac. Go to www.lunadisplay.com and enter promo code HAPPY at checkout. Sponsored by OWC: For a limited time, OWC is giving Stacktrace listeners that buy the new 10-Port USB-C Dock a free 5-port OWC USB-C Travel Dock normally valued at $49. Just use promo code “9TO5DOCK” with both items in your cart. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by Keeps: To receive your first month of treatment for free, go to Keeps.com/happyhour. Keeps. Hair today. Hair tomorrow. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Links: Apple AirPower mat cancelled, Apple says unable to meet its own standards of quality Now that AirPower is dead, here are some of the best wireless charger alternatives Hands-on: Apple AirPods 2 provide incremental improvements to the best truly wireless headphones for iPhone AirPods 2 review – wireless charging is nice, but it’s all about Hey Siri and new H1 chip [Video] AirPods 2: Running with ‘Hey Siri’, wireless charging without AirPower, more Beats officially unveils ‘totally wireless’ Powerbeats Pro with Apple’s H1 chip in new AirPods, ‘Hey Siri’ Should you buy AirPods 2 or Powerbeats Pro? Here’s how Apple’s truly wireless earbuds compare Kuo: 2019 iPhones to feature larger batteries to accommodate bilateral wireless charging Report: Apple to release three OLED iPhones in 2020, featuring new screen sizes from 5.42- to 6.67-inches Does this ‘new iPhone XR’ schematic actually show us the iPhone 11? watchOS 5.2 coming to all customers today, includes ECG support in Europe, more [U: Now Available] Apple Watch skeptic discovers Afib days after ECG app reaches Europe Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
March 29, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's March 25th event, including Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, plus new AirPods are out and new Powerbeats have leaked, plus much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper: For the entire month of March, get 50% off Hyper’s combo wireless charger/USB-C hub and its other wireless chargers w/ code 9to5wireless. Sponsored by Hair Club: Go to HairClub.com/HappyHour for a free hair analysis AND a free take home hair care kit – all valued over three hundred dollars. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Apple Event News Hub — live coverage from Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park Apple playfully turns on its March 25 event live stream early, showing an empty Steve Jobs Theater Apple announces Apple News+ for $9.99/mo, adds 300 magazines and select newspapers to the News app Apple unveils Apple Card in partnership with Goldman Sachs Apple announces ‘Apple Arcade’ game subscription service through App Store Apple announces ‘all-new’ TV app with ‘Apple TV Channels’ and more Apple TV app coming to Mac, Fire TV and Roku, smart TVs this year Apple announces Apple TV+ service for its original TV shows and movies Apple shows off first snippets from its TV+ original content TV shows Apple rebrands 2015 Apple TV as ‘Apple TV HD’ as it introduces Apple TV+ streaming service AirPods 2 now available for in-store pickup Hands-on: Apple AirPods 2 provide incremental improvements to the best truly wireless headphones for iPhone AirPods 2 review – wireless charging is nice, but it’s all about Hey Siri and new H1 chip [Video] Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
March 21, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's product release carousel including the first new iPad mini in years, a new iPad Air size, faster iMacs, and second-generation AirPods, plus much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper: For the entire month of March, get 50% off Hyper's combo wireless charger/USB-C hub and its other wireless chargers w/ code 9to5wireless. Sponsored by Upstart: Hurry to Upstart.com/HAPPYHOUR to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is! Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Apple announces new 10.5-inch iPad Air and iPad mini with Apple Pencil support Apple updates iMac with new 6-core and 8-core Intel CPUs, Radeon Pro Vega graphics options New Apple AirPods now available: H1 chip, wireless charging case, hands-free Hey Siri Spring Apple Watch band collection debuts alongside new iPhone Smart Battery Case color Tim Cook’s AirPods 2 reveal created the next big Twitter meme [Gallery] Tempo Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
March 14, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac are joined by Mark Gurman to discuss Apple's upcoming March 25th event, WWDC 2019, and Apple's AR/VR headset plans, plus Apple vs Spotify, Amazon Fire TV gaining Apple Music, a new HomeKit lamp review, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by Hair Club: Go to HairClub.com/HappyHour for a free hair analysis AND a free take home hair care kit – all valued over three hundred dollars. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Mark Gurman Topics: Apple’s March 25th event is official: ‘It’s show time’ Bloomberg: Apple TV service to feature mostly content from partners at launch, Apple’s original TV shows coming later Kuo: Apple to start manufacturing AR headset in Q4 2019 – Q2 2020, relies on iPhone for rendering and connectivity New ‘Apple News Magazine’ details uncovered in iOS and Mac betas: PDF-based, offline reading, more Spotify files complaint with European Commission about the App Store, says Apple is giving itself an ‘unfair advantage at every turn’ Apple Music launches on Amazon Fire TV, coming to Echo for UK users soon Review: Eve Flare is a fun portable HomeKit mood light with impressive all-day battery life Should Apple Watch fall detection be enabled for all ages by default? Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
March 7, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss our extended experience with Apple's new Smart Battery Case, developing Mac software and a special utility used for the show, Apple's TV drama before its new video service launches, the latest changes in iOS 12.2 beta, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get a $50 credit toward your first job post! Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Apple officially releases Smart Battery cases for iPhone XS/Max/XR with Qi charging support Tabs To Links for Mac Tim Cook reportedly tells Apple's original content TV producers 'don't be so mean', lack of clarity causing delays iOS 12.2 beta 4 now available, here's what's new What's new in iOS 12.2 beta 4 - changes and features [Video] Apple quietly updates the quality of the British Siri voice 2019 AAPL shareholders meeting: New iPad Pro features, philanthropy controversy, Apple health push Researcher who found macOS Keychain security hole is sharing details with Apple, even though company yet to promise macOS bug bounty program iPhone again sees hefty discounts in China, this time for iPhone XS and XS Max Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
February 28, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's Shot on iPhone contest winners, Halide's new long exposure app Spectre, Apple's latest iPhone marketing refinements, foldable phones and iPhone competition, the rumored Apple Pay credit card and new Wallet app features, Apple Stores closing in Texas due to patent trolls, rumored sleep tracking features for Apple Watch, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper: Get the HyperJuice wireless charger case for Apple’s AirPods 60% off $20 (Reg. $50). Sponsored by Upstart: Hurry to Upstart.com/HAPPYHOUR to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is! Sponsored by Ridge Wallet: Get 10% off today —WITH FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING—by going to ridgewallet.com/mac and use code “MAC10”. ​ Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Shot on iPhone contest winners announced by Apple Apple teams up with NHL to promote ‘Shot on iPhone’ campaign, player photos taken by teammates Halide creators launch Spectre, an AI-powered long exposure camera app for iPhone Zac Hall on Twitter Apple credit card launching later this year, according to rumors WSJ: Apple partnering with Goldman Sachs to introduce 'Apple Pay' credit card in early 2019 Apple plans new store for Galleria Dallas; Plano and Frisco, Texas locations may close Report: Apple aims to release native sleep tracking features for Apple Watch by next year Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
February 21, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac unpack the new 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors, Apple Display spec leaks, the future of Project Marzipan, the latest changes in iOS 12.2, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by Hair Club: Go to HairClub.com/HappyHour for a free hair analysis AND a free take home hair care kit – all valued over three hundred dollars. Sponsored by Ridge Wallet: Get 10% off today —WITH FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING—by going to ridgewallet.com/mac and use code “MAC10”. ​ Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Kuo: 16-inch MacBook Pro, 31-inch 6K display, iPhones w/ upgraded Face ID & bilateral wireless charging coming in 2019 Envisioning Apple’s rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro with edge-to-edge display Apple reportedly plans to debut first iPad/Mac cross-platform app SDK at WWDC, new Mac Pro preview iOS 12.2 beta 3 coming today, here are the changes iOS 12.2 adds new subscription discount options for developers, Apple releases Siri Shortcuts design resources New exclusive Apple Watch Hermès faces coming in watchOS 5.2 Comical iPhone XR ad shows off Portrait Mode Depth Control: ‘Did you bokeh my child?’ Apple shows the 'freedom of cellular' in new Apple Watch Series 4 ad Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
February 14, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac connect the steady stream of new reports on Apple's upcoming subscription news and video services, including solid rumors of Apple's next spring event, plus a look at the flood of hardware rumors this week including AirPower, AirPods 2, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Apple event hype season begins as sketchy report suggests March 29 launch date for AirPower, AirPods 2 and new iPads Apple March event: Subscription news service coming March 25 WSJ: Apple wants 50% revenue from $10/month News subscription service Bloomberg: Apple unveiling video service at star-studded March 25th event Apple’s original content video service reportedly launching in April, major video partners for subscription feature not on board yet Report: Apple has inked 50% revenue deals with many publishers for News subscription service Onleaks: AirPods wireless charging case releasing soon, but AirPods 2 may not launch until fall Report: New iPad mini 5 will look the same as iPad mini 4 design, aimed as lower cost product 2019 iPhone reported to stick to Lightning port and same 5W USB-A charger in box Digitimes: TSMC to manufacture 7nm A13 chip for 2019 iPhone, new iPads and AirPods 2 launching in first half of the year Rumor: AirPods 2 coming with specialized grip coating, AirPower launching this spring Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
February 8, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iOS 12.1.4 and the fix for Group FaceTime and other security flaws, Apple's bug bounty program and other security concerns, Angela Ahrendts leaving her role as SVP of Retail, and the latest changes in iOS 12.2 beta. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper: Get the HyperJuice wireless charger case for Apple's AirPods 60% off $20 (Reg. $50). Sponsored by Upstart: Hurry to Upstart.com/HAPPYHOUR to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is! Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get a $50 credit toward your first job post! Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Apple says iOS fix for Group FaceTime bug now coming next week, issues apology Apple exec met with teenager who found FaceTime bug at his Arizona home, will be eligible for bug bounty program iOS 12.2 beta 2 update for iPhone and iPad now available Apple releasing iOS 12.1.4 to fix FaceTime eavesdropping bug later today [Now available] Group FaceTime server restored following iOS 12.1.4 release, feature disabled on older versions Popular iOS apps found to record user screens for analytics, sometimes exposing sensitive data Apple cracks down on apps that record user screens, threatens removal from the App Store Security researcher demos macOS exploit to access Keychain passwords, but won't share details with Apple out of protest Angela Ahrendts departing Apple in April, Deirdre O’Brien named SVP of Retail + People Making sense of Angela Ahrendts’ departure and the future of Apple retail Apple’s Siri VP exits role as Giannandrea shifts team’s focus to ‘long-term research’ Apple releasing iOS 12.2 public beta with new Animoji iOS 12.2 beta 2 update for iPhone and iPad now available iOS 12.2 beta replaces AT&T LTE with ‘5G E’ in certain markets on latest iPhones and iPads What is 5G E? Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
January 31, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iOS 12.2 beta and the changes included, Apple's FaceTime debacle and quarterly earnings results, plus iOS 13 rumors and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by Hair Club: Go to HairClub.com/HappyHour for a free hair analysis AND a free take home hair care kit – all valued over three hundred dollars. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Apple shares behind-the-scenes look at how ‘made on iPad Pro’ ads were created Apple reverses course, will now pay the winners of its 'Shot on iPhone Challenge' Apple releasing first iOS 12.2 and watchOS 5.2 developer betas today [U: Now available] What's new in iOS 12.2 beta 1? [Video] Images show Apple preparing News app in iOS 12.2 for new magazine subscription service iOS 12.2 beta allows you to customize Downtime in Screen Time by days of the week Exclusive: iOS 12.2 includes 'Hey Siri' setup interface for rumored AirPods 2 Apple News expanding to Canada with upcoming iOS 12.2 update iOS 12.2 beta includes references to four new iPad models, new iPod touch without Touch ID Apple registers new iPad models in Eurasian database ahead of rumored 10-inch iPad and iPad mini 5 Developer demos what will be possible with HomeKit-connected AirPlay 2 Smart TVs Vizio begins SmartCast 3.0 TV beta testing with AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support Major iPhone FaceTime bug lets you hear the audio of the person you are calling ... before they pick up Apple says it has taken Group FaceTime offline in attempt to resolve calling exploit Woman claims she alerted Apple about FaceTime eavesdropping bug days ago, shares video evidence AAPL issues Q1 2019 earnings results with final revenue Apple to lower iPhone prices in some international markets that were most impacted by currency fluctuations Bloomberg reports iOS 13 will include Dark Mode & Live Photos revamp, 2019 iPhone with three cameras, more Apple Watch Activity Challenge returning February 8th with new animated stickers Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
January 24, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss their hands-on experience with Apple's new Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, new places where Apple Pay is accepted, Apple's first-ever 'Shot on iPhone' contest, the latest iPhone 11 and beyond rumors, and much more.. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get a $50 credit toward your first job post! Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Hands-on: Using an iPhone Smart Battery Case for the first time Apple Smart Battery Case Review: iPhone XS/Max & XR design, wireless charging, still bulky [Video] Apple releasing watchOS 5.1.3, iOS 12.1.3 for iPhone, iPad and HomePod later today Apple Pay will soon work at Target, Taco Bell and more locations, covering 74% of top US merchants Despite Apple Pay coming to Target, REDcard with 5% savings won't be supported for now Apple announces contest to crown 10 best 'Shot on iPhone' photos, submissions open through February 7th WSJ: Apple to drop LCD in favor of OLED on all new iPhones from next year Report: 2019 iPhone XR to improve LTE with 4x4 MIMO antenna like current iPhone XS Reported plans to make flagship iPhones in India 'progressing' Digitimes: AirPods 2 launching in first half of this year, redesigned to support 'health monitoring' features Digitimes: AirPower to be available 'later in 2019,' provide boost to certain suppliers There's at least one AirPower '2018' reference left on Apple.com Digitimes: New entry-level iPad and iPad mini 5 launching in first half of 2019 Custom Apple Watch Sport Loop Band set as prize for Apple's third company-wide activity challenge HomeKit Weekly: VOCOlinc's FlowerBud combines a Siri-controlled diffuser with a cool mood lamp How to control iRobot Roomba with Siri, no HomeKit required Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
January 17, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss how Apple's revenue miss is affecting iPhone prices in China, a new detail about how the battery replacement program affected upgrades, a new AirPower launch rumor, competing iPhone 11 rumors and renders, hope for a future iPod touch, and the debut of the leaked Smart Battery Case for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Setapp: Setapp, the first subscription service for Mac offering users access to a suite of over 130+ apps for $9.99/month. Sign up for a free trial and enter to win our MacBook Air giveaway below! Sponsored by Upstart: Hurry to Upstart.com/HAPPYHOUR to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is! Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: iPhone prices discounted by up to 20% at Chinese retailers Apple replaced 11 million iPhone batteries in 2018, up from its usual of 1-2 million AirPower charging mat reportedly enters production after missing 2018 release [update] Report: Apple developing new iPod touch, 2019 iPhones could switch to USB-C iPhone 11 rumors: 10MP selfie camera, rear camera details, USB-C may not replace Lightning, more Renders show another supposed iPhone 11 prototype with smaller notch, sleeker camera bump design Apple officially releases Smart Battery cases for iPhone XS/Max/XR with Qi charging support ‘AirPower Wireless Charging Mat’ was briefly mentioned in the iPhone XS Battery Case website description iPhone XS and XS Max Smart Battery Case contains 10.1Wh battery, 13% larger capacity than previous cases iPhone XS Smart Battery Case fits iPhone X, but functionality blocked by iOS [U] Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show! Giveaway: Get a free trial of Setapp's collection of 130+ Mac apps. How to Enter:
January 11, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple TV and the new zero sign-on feature in tvOS 12, iCloud Photos and managing limited storage, a possible preview at how the iPhone 11 camera system will appear, CES 2019 and the wave of new AirPlay 2 and HomeKit TVs, the changing proposition of the Apple TV, and much more CES 2019 news. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Setapp: Setapp, the first subscription service for Mac offering users access to a suite of over 130+ apps for $9.99/month. Sign up for a free trial and enter to win our MacBook Air giveaway below! Sponsored by HYPER: Get the Hyper USB-C Hub for iPad Pro on Kickstarter now for a special $59 preorder price (Reg. $99) Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get a $50 credit toward your first job post! Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Charter officially releases new Spectrum TV streaming app for Apple TV Zero Sign-on now live on Apple TV, but Spectrum TV app delayed to 2019 Charter now offering Apple TV 4K at $7.50/mo for existing Spectrum TV & Internet customers Renders purport to depict ‘iPhone 11’ prototypes, features three rear cameras and square camera bump Apple says ‘leading TV manufacturers’ will integrate AirPlay 2, send video to TV with Siri voice commands Here are all the new AirPlay 2-enabled TVs and speakers announced so far Samsung Smart TVs will soon add AirPlay 2, iTunes Movies and TV Shows app LG bringing AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support with Siri and Home app functionality to its TVs this year Vizio announces AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support coming to SmartCast-enabled TVs this year Sony announces AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support coming to its Android-powered TVs Netatmo’s upcoming HomeKit video doorbell features microSD card slot for no-cost recording, more Hands-on with Netatmo’s HomeKit Smart Video Doorbell Lutron introducing Alexa-compatible fan speed controller that works with existing fans, no HomeKit at launch Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show! Giveaway: Get a free trial of Setapp's collection of 130+ Mac apps. How to Enter:
January 5, 2019
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the entertaining 'AirPods for Christmas' meme, the mystery about AirPower and Apple's missing update, Apple's rare revenue guidance change and iPhone upgrade growth challenges, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Atlassian’s OpsGenie: Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control during incidents. Get a free company account for up to 5 team members, forever. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by Setapp: Setapp, the first subscription service for Mac offering users access to a suite of over 130+ apps for $9.99/month. Sign up for a free trial and enter to win our MacBook Air giveaway below! Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: ‘AirPods for Christmas’: Apple’s truly-wireless earbuds became a hilarious social media meme AirPower officially misses 2018 deadline, Apple silent on its status AAPL issues rare revision to earnings guidance, lowering expectations due to ‘fewer iPhone upgrades’ & China struggles Trump economic advisor says China may have stolen Apple technology Trump responds to AAPL revenue drop over China iPhone sales, claims stock up ‘hundreds of percent’ since taking office Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show! Giveaway: Get a free trial of Setapp's collection of 130+ Mac apps. How to Enter:
December 28, 2018
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's 2018 year-in-review, including hardware and software achievements and misses, how Apple has overcome challenges from 2017, and what Apple faces in 2019. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Atlassian’s OpsGenie: Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control during incidents. Get a free company account for up to 5 team members, forever. Sponsored by Setapp: Setapp, the first subscription service for Mac offering users access to a suite of over 130+ apps for $9.99/month. Sign up for a free trial and enter to win our MacBook Air giveaway below! Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show! Giveaway: Get a free trial of Setapp's collection of 130+ Mac apps. How to Enter:
December 21, 2018
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's ongoing battle with Qualcomm in China and changes to iOS animations over patents, the end of Apple Music Connect and how Apple Music social features surpass the vision of iTunes Ping, Apple Music's launch on Amazon Echo, Amazon's new Echo Wall Clock, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Atlassian’s OpsGenie: Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control during incidents. Get a free company account for up to 5 team members, forever. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: iOS 12.1.2 expected today with eSIM bug fixes, likely addresses Qualcomm patents in China Apple releasing first iOS 12.1.3 developer beta today [U: now available] Apple Music removes ability for artists to post to Connect, posts removed from Artist Pages and For You Apple Music now live on Amazon Echo speakers using Alexa App Store promoting Amazon’s Alexa app following Apple Music integration with Echo speakers Amazon promises Apple Music integration coming to third-party Alexa-enabled speakers after Echo exclusivity Apple Books releases six free audiobooks read by celebrity narrators Review: Amazon’s $29 Echo Wall Clock packs modern tricks in classic tech with a few limitations Comment: 2018 iPad Pros are portable enough for split keyboards — and floating iPhone keyboards Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
December 13, 2018
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac’s exclusive iPhone XS Smart Battery Case story, a limited HomePod discount holiday strategy, Qualcomm’s effort to block iPhone sales in China, location privacy on iOS apps, Apple Watch Series 4 heart rate features and battery life, the wait for an update on AirPower, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ZUGU Case: Check out ZUGU’s new Muse case for Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro and enter our 12.9-inch iPad Pro giveaway below. Sponsored by +sum DIAL wireless charger: Get 20% off w/ code 9TO5MAC at checkout. Sponsored by Atlassian’s OpsGenie: Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control during incidents. Get a free company account for up to 5 team members, forever. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Exclusive: First look at unreleased Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, three models and 2018 release possible Apple offering discounts on HomePod to Apple Music subscribers as holiday promotion China grants iPhone import and sale ban over Qualcomm dispute, but Apple seemingly has a workaround [U] Qualcomm says Apple in breach of China iPhone sales ban because it is still selling iPhones in China Some apps pass personally identifiable location data to as many as 40 companies Apple Watch Series 4 Heart Rate app takes ‘faster reading with higher fidelity’ using Digital Crown Testing Apple Watch Series 4 half marathon battery life with cellular off: over 50% after 2 hours Comment: AirPower update probably days away, but we’re likely beyond the good news window Holiday Deal Hub: Exclusive deals for 9to5Mac readers! Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show! Giveaway:
December 7, 2018
This week Benjamin and Zac share a quick review of the Smart Folio cover for the new iPad Pro, talk about Apple Music coming soon to Amazon's Echo speakers, recent iPhone XR discounts and Apple's marketing strategies, the launch of the Apple Clear Case for iPhone XR, the 18W USB-C charger, and lots of software updates and new features including iOS 12.1.1 and FaceTime fixes, HomePod in China, dual SIM in the US, and the new ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4, plus much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ZUGU Case: Check out ZUGU’s new Muse case for Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro and enter our 12.9-inch iPad Pro giveaway below. Sponsored by Atlassian’s OpsGenie: Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control during incidents. Get a free company account for up to 5 team members, forever. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Apple Music coming to Amazon Echo speakers in time for the holidays Report: Apple to lower iPhone XR prices in Japan, restarts some iPhone X production As rumored, iPhone XR price drops by ~$100 at Japanese carrier over two year contract Apple reportedly reassigned some marketing staff to focus on boosting new iPhone sales Apple will release its own clear case for iPhone XR Apple’s official clear case for iPhone XR is now available for $39 Apple begins selling $29 18W USB-C power adapter separately, previously only available with 2018 iPad Pro Apple releases iOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.1.1, macOS 10.14.2, and HomePod 12.1.1 update AT&T becomes first major US carrier to support eSIM functionality on iPhone XS & XR Verizon memo says Dual SIM and eSIM rollout to start in early December Verizon eSIM support coming December 7, says leaked memo Apple Watch Series 4 getting the ECG app today with watchOS 5.1.2 watchOS 5.1.2 for Apple Watch now available with ECG app, new Infograph complications, more PSA: ECG and irregular heart rate notifications not available for users under 22 Kuo: ‘All-new design’ AirPods in 2020, wireless charging model in first quarter 2019 Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show! Giveaway:
November 30, 2018
This week Benjamin and Zac talk 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro differences, using the iPad as a teleprompter, Apple Pencil versus Logitech Crayon, Apple's Supreme Court case over monopolies and the App Store, running long distances with Apple Watch, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ZUGU Case: Check out ZUGU’s new Muse case for Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro and enter our 12.9-inch iPad Pro giveaway below. Sponsored by Atlassian’s OpsGenie: Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control during incidents. Get a free company account for up to 5 team members, forever. Sponsored by Mack Weldon: Mack Weldon is a premium essentials brand that believes in smart design and premium fabric. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Review: 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro: a tamed beast [Video] Review: Logitech Crayon – a price-friendly Apple Pencil alternative [Video] US Supreme Court to hear arguments on Monday in Apple antitrust suit alleging App Store monopoly Running with Apple Watch Series 4 and optimizing for long workouts Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show! Giveaway:
November 23, 2018
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's 2018 holiday ad and how it was created, the four-day 'shopping event' that Apple is hyping this year, Siri's unfortunate Thanksgiving Day blunder, a new rumored Apple TV HDMI stick, iPhone XS and iPhone XR sales concerns and how Apple is responding, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ZUGU Case: Check out ZUGU’s new Muse case for Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro and enter our 12.9-inch iPad Pro giveaway below. Sponsored by Atlassian’s OpsGenie: Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control during incidents. Get a free company account for up to 5 team members, forever. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Apple shares new Pixar-like animated ‘Share Your Gifts’ holiday ad Apple Black Friday sale live in the US: Apple Store gift cards when buying iPhone, Mac, iPad and Apple Watch Apple reportedly mulls Chromecast-like dongle to help spread adoption of upcoming TV show service Apple reportedly cuts production orders for iPhone XS and iPhone XR Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show! Giveaway:
November 16, 2018
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new MacBook Pro GPU updates, the upcoming Blackmagic eGPU Pro, Apple's Mac SSD pricing, new Apple Watch bands, AirPower predictions, Spotify for Apple Watch, the first week with the new iPad Pro, and the state of Apple's apps — not just the OS — on the iPad. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Sponsored by PDFpen: the ultimate tool for editing PDFs on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: You can now order the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Radeon Pro Vega discrete graphics Three new Apple Watch Nike Sport and Sport Loop band colors coming this week (PRODUCT)RED Sport Loop for Apple Watch debuts alongside recently introduced Hermès straps Spotify releases ‘first version’ of its Apple Watch app with limited features Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
November 9, 2018
This week Benjamin and Zac offer up early impressions on the 2018 iPad Pro, new Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard Folio, a few iPhone XR thoughts, changes coming in iOS and watchOS for FaceTime and more, a change to how Apple is reporting earnings, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by OPSO: Check out the MFi certified Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable at a fraction of the price of other options. Sponsored by Atlassian’s OpsGenie: Never miss a critical alert again with Opsgenie — sign up for a free account for up to five members with no credit card required. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get a $50 credit toward your first job post! Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: 2018 iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard Folio — a big leap from the first Pro iPad Pro, Retina MacBook Air, and Mac mini video review roundup FaceTime Live Photos returns in iOS 12.1.1, flip camera UI improved watchOS 5.1.2 adds Control Center toggle for Walkie-Talkie availability iOS 12.1.1 will let iPhone XR users expand notifications with Haptic Touch Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
October 31, 2018
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's October 30th event and the new MacBook Air, Mac mini, iPad Pro, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper: Get 25% off the new HyperDrive USB-C Hubs for MacBook Pro. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Sponsored by Atlassian's OpsGenie: Never miss a critical alert again with Opsgenie. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Apple Event News Hub: iPad Pro, Macs, much more Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
October 25, 2018
This week Benjamin and Zac talk iPhone XR reviews, the upcoming fix for 'beautygate', the newly rumored iPad mini 5 and AirPower expectations, the iPad Pro and Mac updates expected at next week's Apple event, the latest AirPlay 2 HomeKit speaker, Safari and Dark Mode on the web, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: First iPhone XR reviews hit YouTube ahead of pre-orders iPhone XR reviews: the best of iPhone XS with a couple compromises, beats Max battery life Apple will release its own clear case for iPhone XR Kuo predicts new iPad mini 5, AirPower launch in late 2018 or early 2019, more Apple registers three new desktop Macs in Eurasian database ahead of October 30 event HomeKit Weekly: Libratone Zipp retroactively brings AirPlay 2 to a Bluetooth & Wi-Fi speaker New Safari beta allows websites to adapt their theme to complement macOS Mojave in Dark Mode Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
October 19, 2018
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the newly announced October Apple event, expectations for the new iPad Pro and Mac lineup, iPhone XR pre-orders and the Apple clear case, full Photoshop coming to iPad, Apple's subscription issues on the App Store, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get a $50 credit toward your first job post! Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Apple announces iPad Pro and Mac event for October 30: ‘There’s more in the making’ Apple will release its own clear case for iPhone XR First look: Adobe’s new illustration style comes alive in Creative Cloud Adobe announces full Photoshop CC for iPad shipping 2019, syncs with desktop Adobe MAX 2018: Premiere Rush CC released, Apple Photos to Lightroom migration, XD voice apps, more Adobe MAX 2018: Phil Schiller discusses Photoshop for iPad, AR, collaboration with Adobe Hands-on with Premiere Rush CC, Adobe’s new cross-device video editor Adobe offers tips on switching from Keynote to XD for app prototyping Adobe previews automatic image parallax, simple font customization, more in development for Creative Cloud apps Report explores the ‘sneaky subscription’ tactics that are plaguing the iOS App Store Apple appears to crack down on deceptive in-app subscriptions, pulling apps that ‘may mislead or confuse’ Skydio R1 autonomous drone gains Apple Watch control, now in Apple Stores Nike+ Run Club now optimized for Apple Watch Series 4 Have an old Apple Watch? Here’s how to use it for sleep tracking Alexa whisper mode rolling out to Echo starting today, here’s how to enable it Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
October 12, 2018
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss a range of topics including Apple Watch and DST challenges, new Apple Watch Series 4 improvements, iOS 12.0.1 fixes and iOS 12 adoption rate, new Apple Music and Apple Pay updates, the latest round of smart 'speakers' from Facebook, Google, and Amazon, the mysterious China security story and an interesting fraud scheme, Apple's original content strategy, new iPad Pro rumors, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Zendure: Enter to win our iPhone XS Max giveaway! Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Some Apple Watch Series 4 models repeatedly crashing and rebooting due to daylight saving time bug Third iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS 12.1 developer betas now available Apple releasing iOS 12.0.1 with iPhone XS charging and iPad ‘.?123’ key position fix today iOS 12 now installed on 50% of active devices, outpacing iOS 11 adoption Apple officially says iOS 12 is now in use on 50% of all iPhones and iPads Apple Music now incorporates lyrics from Genius, Genius adds embedded Apple Music player Apple Pay is now accepted at CVS Pharmacy, Discover adds support for its debit card Facebook enters the smart speaker race with Portal and Portal+, featuring video calls and Amazon Alexa Apple strongly refutes report that it found Chinese ‘spy’ chips in iCloud servers Apple continues denial of Chinese server spy infiltration with new statement Report details Apple’s struggles to tackle iPhone repair fraud in China, which cost Apple billions of dollars a year Apple launching season 2 of Carpool Karaoke for free through the TV app starting October 12 Apple to offer some of its original content for free via TV app on iOS & Apple TV, report says Exclusive: iPad Pro Face ID details, 4K HDR video over USB-C, AirPod-like Apple Pencil 2 pairing, more [Update: A12X processor] [Update: Apple Store stock and unboxing] Apple Watch Nike+ hits stores Friday with new face and reflective band Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
October 4, 2018
This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the Apple Watch Series 4 review process and the latest thinking on the new model, a new student ID card feature in Wallet on iOS 12 and watchOS 5, new features coming in iOS 12.1, an issue with Dolby Atmos and HDMI-CEC on Apple TV 4K, and the state of Marzipan apps on macOS Mojave. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Zendure: Enter to win our iPhone XS Max giveaway! Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Review: Apple Watch Series 4 — beautiful design, invisible features Customizing the Infograph face on Apple Watch Series 4 Apple Watch Series 4: A big leap for the Digital Crown Three US universities now let students use iPhone and Apple Watch as their campus ID card Second iOS 12.1 and watchOS 5.1 developer betas coming today [U] iOS 12.1 comes with 70 new emoji including red hair, lobster, softball, bagel, more With iOS 12.1, the phone emoji finally loses the home button to reflect modern iPhone design Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
September 27, 2018
This week Benjamin and Zac initial impressions with iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4, and macOS Mojave. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Zendure: Enter to win our iPhone XS Max giveaway! Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get a $50 credit toward your first job post! Note: Original audio file had a few issues. Delete episode and re-download for corrected file. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Top 20+ iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max features [Video] iPhone XS camera is the major upgrade over iPhone X [Comparison] Capturing a miniature world with iPhone XS Max Hands-on with iPhone XS real-time preview of Depth Control in Portrait mode Hands-on: iOS 12.1 beta 1 changes and features [Video] Siri waveform animation on Apple Watch Series 4 responds dynamically to the sound of your voice macOS Mojave now available with Dark Mode, News and Home apps, much more macOS Mojave: Hands-on with 20+ new changes and features [Video] Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
September 20, 2018
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iPhone and Apple Watch orders, early reviews for the new products, the giant HomePod update that adds a few essential features, the best features of newly released iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, and all the hardware secrets contained in iOS 12.1 beta. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by PDFpen: the ultimate tool for editing PDFs on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Sponsored by Zendure: enter to win our iPhone XS Max giveaway! Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: iPhone XS/Max review roundup: iPhone X owners, don’t bother; everyone else, wait for the XR Apple Watch Series 4 review roundup: This is the one we’ve been waiting for HomePod update adds multiple timers, Find My iPhone, making and receiving phone calls, and more iOS 12 is now available with performance boosts, Screen Time, smarter notifications, much more watchOS 5 for Apple Watch now available with Podcasts and Walkie-Talkie apps, much more tvOS 12 now available for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K, brings Dolby Atmos audio, screensaver updates, more Apple releases first iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS 12.1 developer betas [U] iOS 12.1 references ‘iPad2018Fall’, all but confirming new iPad Pro debut next month iOS 12.1 suggests iCloud syncing for Memoji coming soon Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
September 13, 2018
This week Benjamin and Zac share their thoughts on the Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR event. Plus there's positive HomePod news! 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Udemy: Visit Ude.my/happyhour and use coupon code HAPPYHOUR to get 90% off life-changing classes! Sponsored by Molekule — the only air purifier that actually destroys pollutants. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Apple Event News Hub: iPhone Xs, Xr, Xs Max + Apple Watch Series 4, much more Apple website leak confirms all three 2018 iPhone names; 512GB storage option Apple sitemap leak reveals new 40mm and 44mm Apple Watch Series 4 sizes, gold stainless steel case 6.1-inch iPhone is called ‘iPhone Xr’ — will be available in black, white, red, yellow, coral and blue colors Sitemap leak suggests Apple won’t announce new iPad Pro models today iPhone SE and iPhone 6s may be discontinued following iPhone Xs event Apple officially announces Apple Watch Series 4 with larger display, more iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max announced: gold finish, two sizes, more iPhone Xs & iPhone Xs Max feature faster Face ID support, Apple claims Apple announces 6.1-inch iPhone XR in several colorful finishes, new A12 Bionic chip and faster Face ID HomePod will gain support for multiple timers, phone calls, iPhone pinging, more in new update AirPower may not make 2018 deadline, AirPods product page suggests Apple Watch lineup drops ceramic Edition models, Modern Buckle returns, more Mac Power Users #447: Workflows with Zac Hall Feedback? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
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