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A weekly podcast discussing the latest in Apple and technology. Hosted by 9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall.
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This week Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall discuss the latest Ming-Chi Kuo rumors of redesigned MacBooks and Apple Watches, our time spent with macOS Big Sur so far, Apple's plans for Black Friday, and much more. Sponsored by Roborock: Get the Roborock S6 Pure robot vacuum and mop in black for $359.99 (Reg. $599). 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 Amazon Alexa: Get $10 off a two-pack of Sengled Smart Color-Changing Light Bulbs, only at amazon.com/happyhour. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxP1YfaM6JM&t=7s
Benjamin and Zac discuss the first few days with the all-new HomePod mini and M1 Macs, macOS Big Sur experience, and much more. Sponsored by Headspace: You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Go to headspace.com/mac to start your free one-month trial. 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. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsipB83HOAI
Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's major M1 chip event where it unveiled the first Macs to switch from Intel processors to Apple Silicon. Sponsored by Appfigures: The tools you need to monitor, optimize, and get more downloads. Use code HH3030 to get 30% off for the next 3 months. Sponsored by CleanMyMac X: Try CleanMyMac X for free & get 30% off to optimize and clean your Mac. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by Right Side Up: For a limited time only, 9to5Mac Happy Hour listeners get a FREE week of service after your first quarter of engagement as a new Right Side Up client. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Stories iPhone 12 mini reviews: A small and powerful phone, but battery life is questionable iPhone 12 Pro Max reviews: Major camera upgrades, 6.7-inch display could be too big for some users HomePod mini reviews: Impressive sound quality and design for users in the Apple ecosystem Apple unveils M1, it's first system-on-a-chip for Mac computers Apple unveils all-new MacBook Air powered by Apple Silicon M1 chip Apple announces new Mac mini featuring Apple M1 chip, cheaper $699 price Apple announces 13-inch MacBook Pro with faster performance and longer battery thanks to M1 chip MacBook Pro and Mac mini still available with Intel chips for now https://youtu.be/dh6zzECZsIk
Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo discuss iOS 14.2, new HomePod features, what to expect from Apple's November 10 event, and much more. 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 Survivor: Refined Rugged protection for all iPhone 12 models. Sponsored by Appfigures: The tools you need to monitor, optimize, and get more downloads. Use code HH3030 to get 30% off for the next 3 months. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Stories Apple releases iOS 14.2 with new emoji and wallpapers, HomePod Intercom support, more Hands-on with iOS 14.2 RC top changes and features [Video] Apple releases watchOS 7.1 with expanded ECG support, headphone level alerts, screen issue fix iPhone 12 mini MagSafe charging tops out at 12W, Lightning accessories limit power for all models Pandora gains HomePod integration and Siri support ahead of HomePod mini launch Apple announces special event for November 10: ‘One more thing’ Apple TV app coming to Xbox One, Series X, and Series S next week Rumor suggests Apple will announce TestFlight for macOS next week Rumor: 13-inch MacBook Pro and Air likely first Apple Silicon Macs Bloomberg: Apple to announce three new MacBooks with Apple Silicon at next week’s event Apple launches recall program for some AirPods Pro units due to ‘sound issues’ How to check if your AirPods Pro are eligible for free replacement Alleged photo of AirPods 3 parts shows AirPods Pro-inspired design First iPad Pro with mini LED display likely coming in Q1 2021, new report says
Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo talk Apple One bundle, AAPL earnings, Apple Silicon Macs, iPhone 12 features, and much more. Sponsored by Right Side Up: Listeners can gain a FREE WEEK of service after your first quarter of engagement when you go to ​RightSideUp.com/HAPPYHOUR​. Sponsored by CleanMyMac X: Learn more about CleanMyMac X and download it for free at macpaw.app/happyhour. Sponsored by Incipio: Listeners can get 20% off cases for iPhone 12 models with code HAPPYHOUR Sponsored by totallee: Get 25% off totallee's iPhone 12 cases for a limited time with code PODCAST. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Stories: iOS 14 beta users are being notified with a constant message about a non-existent update Apple begins rolling out Apple One services bundle starting at $15 per month You can now get up to 4 TB of iCloud storage Apple announces fiscal Q4 2020 earnings: revenue of $64.7 billion, more Tim Cook teases ‘more exciting things’ still coming from Apple in 2020 Three versions of A14 chip, says Chinese report: two for Apple Silicon Macs macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 beta includes references to 3 unreleased Macs ahead of Apple Silicon Apple invites macOS developers to special labs ahead of 1st Apple Silicon Mac announcement Apple FCC filing hints at hidden reverse wireless charging feature in iPhone 12 New AirPods coming in 2021; AirPods Studio delayed; possible new HomePod T-Mobile announces TVision live TV service starting at $10/month, Apple TV+ and Apple TV 4K promos Apple TV+ renews record-setting comedy ‘Ted Lasso’ for a third season 83 Minutes of Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman Riding Motorcycles — POV From Long Way Up | Apple TV+ Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart to launch current affairs series on Apple TV+ Report: Apple considered $400 million deal with MGM for latest James Bond film Report: MGM considered moving James Bond to streaming but Apple/Netflix balked at $600m price tag Eve Light Strip becomes first accessory to support HomeKit Adaptive Lighting in iOS 14 Apple refreshes its Clips app with new UI, horizontal support, HDR recording on iPhone 12
Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo discuss iPhone 12 / iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Air 4 day one launch, Apple TV on PlayStation, Apple Music TV, HomePod OS 14.1, and much more. Sponsored by Raptic: Take 20% off all iPhone 12 cases with code 9to5MaciP12  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 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. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify
Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo unpack Apple's iPhone 12 and HomePod mini event. Sponsored by Appfigures: The tools you need to monitor, optimize, and get more downloads. Use code HH3030 to get 30% off for the next 3 months. Sponsored by Decluttr: Trade-in your old Apple device with a10% cash bonus and 28-day price lock guarantee now. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by Sun Basket: Save $35 off your order when you go to sunbasket.com/happyhour and use promo code happyhour. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify
Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo preview Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 event on October 13. Sponsored by Concepts App: Sketch and design your ideas on an infinite canvas with flexible vector ink. Available on iPad and iPhone. Try it for free. Sponsored by RavPower:Get the new RAVPower 65W 4-Port Desktop USB-C Charging Station for $39 (Reg $59) with code 9TO5MACRP. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify
Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo talk AirPods and Spatial Audio in iOS 14, Apple Maps expansion in the UK, the latest updates to iOS 14.2 beta, Roku gaining AirPlay 2 and the Apple TV app, TV+ coming to consoles, and much more. Sponsored by Chargeasap: Preorder the Omega 200W or 100W GaN USB-C Charger for 55% off. And enter our MacBook Pro giveaway! Sponsored by Fundrise: Welcome to the future of real estate investing. Sponsored by CleanMyMac X: Learn more about CleanMyMac X and download it for free at macpaw.app/happyhour Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBlWlb1mECk&t=2136s
Benjamin and Zac discuss the launch of iOS 14, best features, Home screen customization trends, new features in iOS 14.2 beta, Zac's experience with the all-new Apple Watch Series 6, and new rumors about a 'mini' iPhone 12. 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 LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-C6xGHew2g
Zac and Benjamin unpack everything announced at Apple's September 15 event where Apple Watch Series 6 and SE were revealed, iPad 8 and iPad Air 4 debuted, and Apple One bundle and Fitness+ premiered. Tune in at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR2uOqN8U08 Sponsored by Sun Basket: Save $35 off your order when you go to sunbasket.com/happyhour and use promo code happyhour. 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 LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by DEVONthink: Manage your documents the smart way on Mac and iOS. Get 10% off with code 9to5mac-2020 Stories Everything Apple announced during its September event: Apple Watch Series 6, new iPad Air, and more Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify
Apple's September event is official, but iPhones aren't on the agenda this month. Zac and Benjamin discuss what we can expect from iPads to Apple Watches, when we'll see iPhone 12, and much more. Tune in at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv7ysLtJr38 Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Sponsored by Fundrise: Welcome to the future of real estate investing. 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 The lantern on the bay: Apple Marina Bay Sands illuminates Singapore Apple rolling out custom-designed ‘Apple Face Mask’ to corporate and retail employees Peloton launches new ‘Bike+’ exercise bike featuring Apple Watch GymKit support ‘Apple One’ subscription bundle confirmed by Apple Music for Android ahead of Sept. 15 event Apple officially announces Apple Watch and iPad virtual event for September 15 Bloomberg: Apple September event focused on iPad and Apple Watch, iPhone 12 won’t be announced until October Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify
Join Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo from 9to5Mac to discuss this week's top Apple and technology stories. Tune in at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G34kZxEpHmA 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 Fundrise: Welcome to the future of real estate investing. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify
There's a new iPad Air 4 on the way, Apple Watch GymKit is real, and Benjamin and Zac unpack the week in iPhone 12 and iPad Air 4 rumors. Tune in at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM3_IBeNku8 Sponsored by Sun Basket and Raycon Earbuds — check out both to support the podcast! Sponsored by ALOGIC: Get the 10-in-1 Super Dock 50% off retail on Indiegogo for a limited time. Enter the MacBook Air giveaway.  Stories Alleged iPad Air 4 pamphlet shows new full-screen design, Touch ID power button, USB-C Apple Watch Series 6 and new iPad models appear in Eurasian filings iPadOS 14 now lets you interact with Siri and apps at the same time Report: Apple TV+ to add augmented reality bonus content next year Apple reportedly acquires VR startup ‘Spaces’ Users can now create Shortcuts to switch accounts on Apple TV with iOS 14 and tvOS 14 Rumors: Images claim to show iPhone 12 Pro Max camera features, 120hz display settings, notch size Apple releases iOS 14 public beta 6 with time picker changes, Spatial Audio toggle, more Bloomberg: Apple developing ‘less ambitious’ wireless charger following AirPower cancellation Apple updates iMovie for iPhone, iPad, and Mac with new filters, soundtracks, and more Apple unveils Final Cut Pro X update with proxy workflow improvements, performance upgrades, more Judge temporarily restrains Apple from blocking Unreal Engine, Fortnite ban upheld for now Which U.S. states are using Apple’s Exposure Notification API for COVID-19 contact tracing? Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify
This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour, Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall discuss the rebranding of Beats 1, new changes in iOS 14, week two of Apple's Fortnite battle, and much more. Our thanks to LinkedIn Jobs and Fundrise for supporting the podcast! Stories Apple releases iOS 14 beta 5 and iPadOS 14 beta 5 to developers Hands-on: iOS 14 beta 5 changes and features [Video] Save 50%: CBS and Showtime bundle offer now available for Apple TV+ subscribers How to sign into CBS apps and CBS․com with your Apple TV Channels subscription Apple TV+ debuting first music competition series with Reese Witherspoon’s ‘My Kind of Country’ Apple renames Beats 1 to 'Apple Music 1', launches two more live radio stations Apple terminating Epic’s developer account over Fortnite App Store protest News publishers including Wall Street Journal join attack on App Store, ask for Apple's cut to be halved iPhone 12 event date? Apple posts and deletes September event test on YouTube Apple becomes first public company to reach a $2 trillion market cap Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0WlaytnZEM
This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour, Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall unpack the rumored Apple One bundle, the App Store removing the popular Fortnite game from Epic, and much more. Sponsored by Crypto Pro, a Bitcoin / crypto ticker and portfolio. Get a month of Premium with code 9TO5MAC Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! 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=24FopOb7qLE Links: Bloomberg: Apple services bundle to launch in October alongside iPhone 12, called ‘Apple One’ iOS 14 can automatically redirect web links to Apple News+ for premium articles Fortnite removed from App Store after Epic Games added direct payment option Facebook iOS gaming app launches with no games; condemns Apple policy Report: Apple to launch TV+, Showtime, and CBS All Access bundle next week Apple warns White House about severe implications of banning WeChat 9to5Mac Watch Time: Season 3 coming in September 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!
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!
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 Apple 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!
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!
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!
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