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Zac tries out an Oculus Quest 2, a high-profile machine learning exec quits over Apple’s work from home policy, the iPhone might finally go to USB-C next year, and Apple discontinues the iPod for good. Sponsored by Zocdoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/happyhour and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for free and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as today. Sponsored by Helix Sleep: Learn more and take the Helix Sleep quiz at helixsleep.com/9to5mac. Sponsored by NetSuite: The CFOs that get it, get it. The CFOs that don’t, don’t. Over 29,000 businesses already use NetSuite. Head to NetSuite.com/HappyHour for a special one-of-a-kind financing offer. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Apple director of machine learning departs over return to in-person work policy Apple restructuring Services team to focus more on streaming and advertising businesses Gurman: Apple has explored ‘Instacart-like service’ with Health app integration Netflix hopes to launch ad-supported tier and crack down on password sharing this year Apple TV+ film Emancipation reportedly moving to 2023 release after Will Smith slap incident Report: Apple planning new colors for AirPods Max alongside AirPods Pro 2 launch this fall Apple discontinues iPod touch, ending 20 year run of iconic ‘iPod’ brand Memories of the iPod: A device that transformed our relationship to music iPod touch is now completely sold out in the US Apple Online Store USB-C iPhone 15 in the works, claims Kuo, following supply-chain survey Bloomberg backs report that iPhone 15 may switch to USB-C charging port next year Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Zac has read the new book on Apple and Jony Ive, ‘After Steve’. We break down the intriguing anecdotes shared about Ive, Cook, Forstall and others as well as our opinion on the book as a whole. Plus, in the news, Apple Pay is in the sights of the EU competition commission and Apple commits to supporting the FIDO standards for passwordless authentication. Sponsored by Nutrafol: Save $15 off your first month's subscription plus free shipping on every order by using the promo code HappyHour at Nutrafol.com. Grow thicker and healthier hair with Nutrafol. Sponsored by Ladder: Go to Ladder.com/HappyHour today to see if you're instantly approved. Sponsored by Kolide: Got Slack? Got Macs? Get Kolide: Device security that fixes challenging problems by messaging your users on Slack. Try Kolide Today! Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Apple shares criteria for removing ‘abandoned’ software from App Store, extending response window Dutch watchdog considers Apple actions ‘insufficient’ on App Store payment system policies on dating apps EU announces preliminary view that Apple abused dominant market position for Apple Pay by restricting access to NFC chip ‘After Steve’ book review and tidbits: Forstall friction, Apple Car origin, Jony’s exit The final years of Jony Ive at Apple: relationship with Tim Cook, Apple Watch vision, and burnout to come Apple, Google, and Microsoft to extend support for FIDO ‘passwordless’ sign-in WWDC 2022 guests will be the first to see the new Developer Center at Apple Park Apple opening submissions for in-person WWDC 2022 application next week Apple Music now available on Roku streaming devices, smart TVs Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
The long-awaited Studio Display firmware update is out to fix all the problems with the webcam — or so some would believe — and Apple debuted the new Self Service Repair Store. Benjamin and Zac also discuss the newest developments with Apple Pay Cash, the App Store old app purge, and more. Sponsored by Kolide: Got Slack? Got Macs? Get Kolide: Device security that fixes challenging problems by messaging your users on Slack. Try Kolide Today! Sponsored by New Relic: That next 9:00 p.m. call is just waiting to happen, get New Relic before it does! You can get access to the whole New Relic platform and 100GB of data free, forever – no credit card required. Sign up at NewRelic.com/happyhour. Sponsored by Upstart: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/HAPPYHOUR. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Apple Cash replaces Discover with Visa for new virtual debit card accounts EU set to announce new anticompetitive charges against Apple, targeting dominance of Apple Pay in iPhone Apple now removing outdated apps from the App Store, developers complain Apple-funded study claims App Store Search ads business doesn’t benefit from App Tracking Transparency rules Apple releases Studio Display Firmware 15.5 beta for developers, webcam fixes included Here’s how to update the Apple Studio Display and improve your webcam quality Studio Display webcam complaints are fair, but the importance is being overblown Apple Self Service Repair store now available, allowing customers to repair their own iPhones for the first time iFixit praises Apple Self Service Repair program, but says it falls short of Right to Repair goals Here’s where to download Apple’s official iPhone repair manuals for free Apple beats estimates with record Q2 earnings: $97.3 billion revenue Apple services subscribers grow 25% to new high of 825 million AAPL Q3 2022 will be tough, says company, for five reasons Could the iPhone 14 lineup mark the return of the ‘Plus’ branding? Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Benjamin and Zac start off by discussing the surprising firmware update for the MagSafe Battery Pack. Then, we continue to wish for Apple to bring back the big HomePod. The Information claims that Apple’s strict stance on user privacy is inhibiting feature development. And finally, there’s a handful of iPhone 14 rumors to digest. Sponsored by Lumin Skin: Level up your skincare game with Lumin Skin today! Go to LuminSkin.com/HappyHour to get your free trial of Lumin’s products. Sponsored by Helix Sleep: Learn more and take the Helix Sleep quiz at helixsleep.com/9to5mac. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Apple actively planning to expand supply chain locations after lockdown strains reliance on China Apple MagSafe Battery Pack can now charge your iPhone faster – Here’s how to update The original HomePod’s demise is a slow and sad one (despite appreciating value) Kuo doubles down on ‘high-end’ iPhone 16 models with under-display Face ID Netflix blames 100M users without paid accounts for revenue and subscriber drop iPhone 14 camera upgrades coming for FaceTime and more, predicts Kuo Report: NFL Sunday Ticket ‘Apple’s to lose,’ deal could already be done behind the scenes Case schematics show entire iPhone 14 lineup, no mini model, three cameras exclusive to Pro models Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Stacktrace Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
The software rumor mill has finally started, with reports about what to expect from iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and watchOS 9 to digest. Plus, Benjamin and Zac discuss the ongoing confusion about exactly when the M2 chip is launching. Finally, Apple showed off its first attempt at live sports, with the launch of Friday Night Baseball. Sponsored by NetSuite: The CFOs that get it, get it. The CFOs that don’t, don’t. Over 29,000 businesses already use NetSuite. Head to NetSuite.com/HappyHour for a special one-of-a-kind financing offer. Sponsored by Trade Coffee: Right now Trade Coffee is offering a total of $20 off your first three bags when you go to DrinkTrade.com/happyhour. Sponsored by Zocdoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/happyhour and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for free and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as today. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More ‘For All Mankind’ star Jodi Balfour joins another Apple TV+ original with ‘Ted Lasso’ S3 role MLB talks Friday Night Baseball on TV+: ‘Apple reaches into every single home’ Leaked images show alleged 35W Dual USB-C Power Adapter from Apple Studio Buds the ‘fastest-selling’ Beats product to date, now in three new colors Exclusive: iOS 16 notification updates will include expanded Focus mode configurations for more control ‘For All Mankind’ Season 3 to hit Apple TV+ on June 10 iOS 16: Here’s what we know so far about new features, supported devices, and more Apple Studio Display firmware update works again; may have been an embarrassing mistake Gurman: Apple could announce two new Macs at WWDC 2022 Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Stacktrace Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Apple finally announces the date for WWDC 2022, which returns as a mostly-but-not-completely online event. Zac unsurprisingly caves on the Studio Display. iOS 15.5 features some curious Apple Cash related changes, and Friday Night Baseball is just another example of the TV app needing significant UI redesign. Sponsored by Upstart: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by Coda: With Coda, you can solve for just about anything. And right now you can get started having your team all working together on the same page for FREE. Head over to Coda.io/happyhour. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Apple officially announces all-online WWDC 2022 for June 6; iOS 16 and more expected Which Apple announcements are you most looking forward to during WWDC 2022? Check out these WWDC 2022 inspired wallpapers for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac Apple holding limited WWDC 2022 keynote viewing at Apple Park for developers and students Apple cites report showing third-party apps often beat built-in services amid scrutiny Apple TV+ ‘Friday Night Baseball’ starts this Friday, here’s the game plan for broadcasts and production Friday Night Baseball appears in TV app ahead of MLB season start iOS 15.5 includes support for apps with external purchases to satisfy regulators, code confirms Apple releases first beta of iOS 15.5: final update before iOS 16? iOS 15.5 beta 1 changes and features: Wallet updates & handy new HomePod feature [Video] Want Touch ID for Mac with any keyboard? Developer finds a way Apple TV+ renews sci-fi workplace thriller Severance for season two Apple to rebrand iTunes Pass in Wallet app with iOS 15.5 Apple doesn’t allow apps to automatically charge for price increases, but that may change Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Stacktrace Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
After a week hiatus, Zac returns to the show with some eyes-on experience with the Apple Studio Display. Plus, Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest Apple news including rumors of an Apple hardware subscription service, so you can effectively lease an iPhone, and the ‘dream machine’ 15-inch MacBook Air. And, Apple TV+ wins big at the Oscars. Sponsored by MacStadium: Head over to MacStadium for more on its cloud services, and Mac virtualization with MacStadium's Orka 2.0. Sponsored by Helix: Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows for Happy Hour listeners at HelixSleep.com/9to5mac. Sponsored by Kandji: Go to Kandji.io/happyhour for a free demo or trial. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Apple enables external link support in ‘reader’ apps, updates App Store dating app policy to satisfy Dutch regulators Apple project ‘Breakout’ to bring financial services in-house, could broaden payment features beyond US iFixit Studio Display teardown examines infamous webcam, massive fans, logic board, more Here are the first MLB games coming to Apple TV+ starting next month CODA wins Best Picture: Apple becomes first streaming service to get Oscars top prize Poll: Would you buy a new 15-inch MacBook Air? Something Steve Jobs could have said about this whole Apple Studio Display situation Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Stacktrace Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
This week, Benjamin and special guest Chance Miller discuss the delayed Matter rollout, a major Apple services outage, and the final release of EV navigation routing in Apple Maps. Plus, Chance gives his hands-on impressions with the Mac Studio, Apple Studio Display and iPad Air 5. Sponsored by Lumin Skin: Level up your skincare game with Lumin Skin today! Go to LuminSkin.com/HappyHour to get your free trial of Lumin’s products. Sponsored by New Relic: That next 9:00 p.m. call is just waiting to happen, get New Relic before it does! You can get access to the whole New Relic platform and 100GB of data free, forever – no credit card required. Sign up at NewRelic.com/happyhour. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR. Follow Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller Read More Here’s how you will (and won’t) be able to use Apple digital IDs in the real world Apple officially launches digital IDs in Arizona with more states coming ‘soon’ Apple lobbies to bring digital IDs in Wallet to New York State Review: Schlage Encode Plus – the first smart lock with Apple home key support [Video] 3D print your own Apple Studio Display cable remover Apple Studio Display’s power cable is removable, but it requires a special tool PSA: Apple services including iMessage, Apple Music, iCloud, and more are currently down [U] Apple’s new Studio Display has 64GB of onboard storage, because why not? iPad Air 5 is great, but here’s why it’s not an M1 iPad Pro replacement EV routing comes to Apple Maps and CarPlay for Ford Mach-E drivers with iOS 15.4 Mac Studio hands-on: Unboxing and first impressions Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Stacktrace Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Zac and Benjamin review the reviews of the iPhone SE, iPad Air, Mac Studio and Apple Studio Display. Plus, iOS 15.4 launches with genuinely cool features, and there’s some interesting developments in the iPhone 14 rumor mill. Sponsored by Zocdoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/happyhour and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for free and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as today. Sponsored by Upstart: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by New Relic: That next 9:00 p.m. call is just waiting to happen, get New Relic before it does! You can get access to the whole New Relic platform and 100GB of data free, forever – no credit card required. Sign up at NewRelic.com/happyhour. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Mac Studio hands-on: Unboxing and first impressions First Mac Studio and Studio Display orders arriving to customers around the world Here’s how the new Mac Studio compares to the rest of the Mac lineup Apple streamlines the process of buying a new iPhone SE for AT&T and T-Mobile customers Universal Control was worth the wait – here’s how it’s changing the way I work Apple promises software update to improve Studio Display’s lackluster webcam Studio Display reviews: The Apple display we need, but with the webcam of an ‘old BlackBerry’ Mac Studio reviews: Impressive power and efficiency, but overkill for many users iPhone 14 with A15 Bionic chip? At the end of the day, it’s all about marketing iPad Air 5 reviews: Closing the iPad Pro gap with powerful M1 performance, 5G, and more Face ID with a mask tidbits: iOS 15.4, supported iPhones, glasses, Apple Pay, more Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Stacktrace Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
It’s Apple’s first event of the year. Benjamin and Zac break down all the announcements, including the brand new Mac Studio, Apple Studio Display, updates to iPhone SE and iPad Air, and the new MLB streaming initiative for Apple TV+ Sponsored by Babbel: Purchase a three-month Babbel subscription and you'll get an additional three months for free! Just go to Babbel.com and use the promo code HappyHour. Sponsored by Headspace: You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Go to Headspace.com/MAC for a one-month free trial. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Roundup: Here’s a closer look at the new green iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro designs iPhone SE 3 now available to pre-order: 5G, A15 Bionic, Touch ID, and more You can now pre-order Apple’s new green iPhone 13 and alpine green iPhone 13 Pro iPad Air 5 is now available for pre-order with first shipments arriving next week Mac Studio: Everything you need to know about features, specs, price, and more Will there be a pro Apple Studio Display this year with 120Hz and mini-LED? Analysts disagree Apple Studio Display works with Windows, but there are limitations Apple Studio Display tidbits: ‘Hey Siri’ for connected Mac, A13 handling, Center Stage onboarding, more iMovie update teased at Apple event – more to come in April iPad Air 5 tidbits: Studio Display support, no 5G mmWave, faster USB-C port iPhone SE 3 tidbits: Lacks MagSafe and Ceramic Shield technologies, IP67, no 5G mmWave Everything Apple announced during today’s ‘Peek Performance’ event Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Stacktrace Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Zac has a closer relationship with the Apple Watch once more thanks to a new purchase. Plus, Mark Gurman shares some rumors about what’s in store for the Apple Watch hardware and software this year. And we preview Apple’s March 8 event where we will ‘peek performance’. Sponsored by Coda: With Coda, you can solve for just about anything. And right now you can get started having your team all working together on the same page for FREE. Head over to Coda.io/happyhour. Sponsored by New Relic: That next 9:00 p.m. call is just waiting to happen, get New Relic before it does! You can get access to the whole New Relic platform and 100GB of data free, forever – no credit card required. Sign up at NewRelic.com/happyhour. Sponsored by Trade Coffee: Right now Trade Coffee is offering a total of $20 off your first three bags when you go to DrinkTrade.com/happyhour. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Apple announces March 8 event for new iPhone, iPad Air Here's everything we could see at the Apple event March 8 Apple on Russian invasion of Ukraine: all product sales paused, RT and Sputnik News apps pulled Apple halts all sales in Russian online store as Ukraine invasion continues Tim Cook email to employees about Ukraine; tripling donations Leaked schematic image claims to show true size of iPhone 14 'notch + pill' cutout design Gurman: Apple's mysterious 20" foldable could be MacBook/iPad hybrid with touchscreen keyboard Custom Dark Mode coming to Safari, WebKit code reveals NFL Sunday Ticket could be coming to Apple TV+ Ukraine asks Apple to halt App Store and sales in Russia Apple Watch Series 8 to offer new activity features, more Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Stacktrace Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Benjamin has put a Thunderbolt cable in his new MacBook’s HDMI port one too many times. Plus, Mark Gurman at Bloomberg gives us the breakdown on all the specs of the Apple Silicon Macs due this year. Plus, there are some wild rumors about foldable display MacBooks and iPhones.  Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Sponsored by Upstart: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by Kandji: Go to Kandji.io/happyhour for a free demo or trial. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More 2022 MacBook Air: Everything the rumors say we should expect Here’s why Apple should (still) make a 16-inch MacBook Air Comment: AirTag scare stories may have actually done more good than harm iOS 15.4 adds new Siri voice for American users, here’s how it sounds iOS 15.4 beta 4 adds anti-stalking alerts to AirTag and other Find My accessories Apple AR headset testing reaches next stage of engineering validation Everything we know so far about the Apple Silicon 27-inch iMac replacement Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Stacktrace Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Benjamin and Zac discuss one of the most frustrating parts of iOS; audio source management. There’s also some speculation about future directions for the Apple Watch, now the main product is relatively mature. Some new stuff from the latest round of iOS 15.4 betas — and the HomePod surprises, in a good way. Sponsored by Helix: Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows for Happy Hour listeners at HelixSleep.com/9to5mac. Sponsored by Zocdoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/happyhour and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for free and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as today. Sponsored by New Relic: That next 9:00 p.m. call is just waiting to happen, get New Relic before it does! You can get access to the whole New Relic platform and 100GB of data free, forever – no credit card required. Sign up at NewRelic.com/happyhour. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Top 10 hidden Mac tricks that most people don’t know about Apple TV+ Guide: Every Apple TV show and movie available now Apple releases third beta version of tvOS 15.4 and HomePod 15.4 iOS 15.4 beta 3 now rolling out to developers ahead of rumored March release iOS 15.4 stops iCloud Keychain from saving passwords without usernames Apple Podcasts in iOS 15.4 gains new features including season episode filters Apple Music Replay 2022 now available, here’s how to find it Apple’s App Store problem in the Netherlands keeps getting worse Everything we know about the iPad Air 5 so far Apple in 2021: The Six Colors report card Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Stacktrace Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Zac found an eMac on a beach. More importantly, Apple responds to AirTag stalking reports with a new round of mitigations, launches a new Tap to Pay on iPhone initiative, and reveals the new deal terms for alternative payment systems in the ongoing Dutch dating app saga. Sponsored by Trade Coffee: Right now Trade Coffee is offering a total of $20 off your first three bags when you go to DrinkTrade.com/happyhour. Sponsored by Journey: Get 10% off the new Journey cases for iPhone with code JOURNEY10. Enter the iPhone giveaway. Sponsored by Babbel: Purchase a three-month Babbel subscription and you'll get an additional three months for free! Just go to Babbel.com and use the promo code HappyHour. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Stacktrace Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Zac recalls a surprisingly difficult journey to buy a new $329 iPad. Fun word game Wordle has been sucked by the corporate overlords of the New York Times, and we have more iOS 15.4 features and tidbits to discuss. Sponsored by Kandji: Go to Kandji.io/happyhour for a free demo or trial. Sponsored by Upstart: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Report: iPad deliveries can take over two months as Apple focuses on iPhone production iPad shipments fell, but Apple still increased its share of the tablet market iOS 15.4 hints at AR/VR headset support and push notifications coming to web apps ‘Wordle’ acquired by New York Times for over $1M, could pave the way for an iOS app Hands-on: iOS 15.4 beta 1 changes and features – something for everyone [Video] Face ID with a mask tidbits: iOS 15.4, supported iPhones, glasses, Apple Pay, more iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 public beta now available with Universal Control, Face ID mask unlock, more Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Stacktrace Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Benjamin and Zac run down all of the new features in the just-released iOS 15.4 betas, including support for Face ID unlock with a face mask on. Apple also surprised everyone this week with an over-the-air new Apple Watch face. There’s also rumors of Apple turning iPhones into credit card payment terminals, and Apple’s head of PR leaves less than a year after joining the company. Sponsored by Things: The award-winning to-do app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Sponsored by Trade Coffee: Right now Trade Coffee is offering a total of $20 off your first three bags when you go to DrinkTrade.com/happyhour. Sponsored by Helix: Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows for Happy Hour listeners at HelixSleep.com/9to5mac. Sponsored by Kandji: Go to Kandji.io/happyhour for a free demo or trial. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Want to try Universal Control? Here are the compatible Macs and iPads macOS 12.3 public beta now available with Universal Control support iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 public beta now available with Universal Control, Face ID mask unlock, more tvOS 15.4 beta adds ‘Up Next’ queue to Apple TV video player Apple forecasts record Q2 2022 despite continued supply constraints and COVID-19 uncertainty Apple reports record Q1 2022 holiday earnings: $123.95 billion revenue tvOS 15.4 has a clever way to sign in to pesky captive Wi-Fi networks on Apple TV Apple wins worldwide rights for Sundance crowd-pleaser ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ Apple developing new iOS feature to let iPhones to accept NFC payments with tap-to-pay Apple tells developers it’s rolling out a fix for iCloud syncing issues impacting third-party apps Apple releases macOS 12.2 with Safari security patch, improved ProMotion scrolling Apple launches limited-edition Black Unity Braided Solo Loop for Apple Watch, ‘Unity Lights’ face Apple launches new Shot on iPhone Challenge, this time for iPhone 13 Pro macro images iCloud syncing issues are plaguing third-party apps as Apple stays silent Apple’s plans for third-party App Store payments are insufficient, Dutch regulator says Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Stacktrace Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Benjamin and Zac follow up with even more Apple headset rumors, discuss whether ProMotion will trickle down the iPhone lineup, new details about the 2022 iPad Pro redesign, and the App Store has a date with the Dutch authorities. Sponsored by New Relic: That next 9:00 p.m. call is just waiting to happen, get New Relic before it does! You can get access to the whole New Relic platform and 100GB of data free, forever – no credit card required. Sign up at NewRelic.com/happyhour. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More iOS 15.3 RC fixes Safari bug that gives websites access to browsing history and Google ID data Antitrust bills targeting Apple gain traction in Senate as Ted Cruz reveals 40-minute phone call with Tim Cook Apple confirms it is ramping up efforts to get more iOS 14 users to update to iOS 15 iPhone SE with 5G expected to launch in April or May as production moves ahead Apple CEO Tim Cook personally lobbying Senate Judiciary Committee as antitrust threats loom Likely new iPhone SE and iPad Air models appear in Eurasian database Apple’s AR/VR headset could be priced above $2,000, feature M1 Pro-like performance Making sense of the latest rumors about Apple’s looming AR and Mixed Reality headsets Report: iPad Air 5 with 5G, Center Stage camera, and more coming this spring Here’s everything we know so far about the 2022 iPad Pro Apple will allow dating apps in the Netherlands to use alternative payment systems, developers must maintain a separate app binary Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Stacktrace Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Benjamin and Zac mourn the loss of the (multiple) products Apple discontinued this week. Plus, there’s some funny rumors circling around the new look for the iPhone 14 notch, updates to Fitness+ and ‘serious talks’ about Apple acquiring some MLB broadcasting rights. Sponsored by Babbel: Purchase a three-month Babbel subscription and you'll get an additional three months for free! Just go to Babbel.com and use the promo code HappyHour. Sponsored by Zocdoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/happyhour and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for free and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as today. Sponsored by Upstart: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/HAPPYHOUR. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More iPhone 14 Pro now rumored to feature ‘hole + pill design’ instead of notch After Apple subtracted Beats Pill+ from its lineup, here’s what could replace it Microsoft poaches key Apple semiconductor engineer as it ramps up in-house chip design iPhone 14 Pro now rumored to feature ‘hole + pill design’ instead of notch iPhone 14 Pro rumored to feature the first rear-camera megapixel increase since iPhone 6S Kuo: Apple AR/VR headset will charge using same 96 W power adapter as MacBook Pro Report: Apple in ‘serious talks’ to broadcast Major League Baseball games starting next season Apple puts Beddit to rest as Apple Watch Series 8 rumors suggest upgraded sleep tracking Apple discontinues years-old Beats Pill+ Bluetooth speaker with no replacement Here’s everything we know about the low-cost 5G iPhone SE 3 coming this year Report: Apple Headset not an ‘all-day device,’ creating a metaverse ‘off limits’ Gurman: Apple likely to hold virtual event in March or April to announce iPhone SE 3 Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Stacktrace Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Benjamin and Zac discuss the divisive new series of Apple Watch commercials, intriguing rumors about Lossless music coming to AirPods Pro 2 courtesy of Ming-Chi Kuo, and whether the iPhone 15 will lose the physical SIM card slot. Plus, Zac poses a mysterious CarPlay riddle (find out the answer at the end of the show). Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by Headspace: You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Go to Headspace.com/MAC for a one-month free trial. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Intel claims the new Core i9 processor is faster than the Apple M1 Max – but that doesn’t mean much Report: Apple could launch an audiobooks service later this year The new Chipolo Card Spot brings Find My integration to your wallet This HomeKit bug could make your iPhone completely unusable; here are the details AAPL hits $3 trillion market cap, Apple now first company to reach milestone valuation Samsung unveils 2022 TVs with mini-LED panels, AirPlay 2, 144Hz refresh rates, NFT support, more AirPods with lossless audio support seem likely, but don’t get too excited Report: iPhone 13 sales strong during holiday season, Apple’s services business worth $1.5 trillion Kuo: AirPods Pro 2 to offer Lossless support, new form factor, more Apple shares real stories from Apple Watch users in new ‘911’ video Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Stacktrace Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Benjamin and Zac look back on all the Apple hardware releases in 2021, from the iPhone 13 to the long awaited release of the AirTags accessory, revamped iPad mini, the colorful M1 iMac, and the ultimate MacBook Pro update. Happy New Year! Sponsored by Prisoner Wine: Go to ThePrisonerWine.com/HAPPYHOUR for 20% off plus shipping included on your first purchase - get it in time for the Holidays. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More The 9to5Mac Product of the Year: The new 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro Here are the products Apple should stop selling in 2022 Here’s everything to expect from Apple in 2022 Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Stacktrace Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
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