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The CultCast covers each week’s best Apple stories, news, and accessories for your iDevices and Mac—but more importantly—we do it with pizzaz. Why listen to another dreary tech program? Tune in to the CultCast each week for a healthy dose of Apple, jokes gone sour, and plenty of tangents.
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This week: we talk Apple leaks with the man Tim Cook wants to silence... Jon Prosser! And we cover it all, including juicy NEW details on  Glass,  Car, Apple’s master plan for the next iPhone, the next  TV, Apple’s secret VR gaming headset, which big leaks are coming next, and more…. This episode supported by Keeps’ treatments are are up to 90% effective at reducing and stopping further hair loss, so the sooner you start using Keeps, the more hair you’ll save! Visit keeps.com/cultcast to get started and get your first month's treatments free. Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace / @jon_prosser This week's stories UNBOX THERAPY - the TRUTH about Lew's new phone cases [UPDATED] Apple's AR Glasses! HERE YOU GO! Design, Name, Price, Release date, and more! EXCLUSIVE LEAKS! iPhone 12 - HERE YOU GO! Prices and more! Exclusive leaks!
This week: details leak on AirPods Studio, Apple’s super secret pro headphones. Plus: Cupertino is opening for business as Apple gets ready to get back to work. And we wrap up with a high-tech “oregano” grinder, mini beer tap, and an electric bike cruiser styled like a vintage moped in an all-new Under Review! This episode supported by The NETGEAR Orbi WiFi 6 router gives you ultra-fast speeds and wider coverage throughout your home – it’s the biggest revolution in WiFi ever. Check it out today at your local Best Buy and at Netgear.com/bestwifi6. Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories Apple to bring essential staff back to offices in phased return Apple reportedly plans to gradually return its corporate employees to work over the next few months, likely starting with those focused on major hardware projects. Over-ear headphones dubbed ‘AirPods Studio’ might debut in June Apple is allegedly prepping a set of over-ear wireless headphones that will be part of the AirPods line. Over-ear AirPods headphones might pile on advanced features Apple’s rumored over-the-ear headphones will include sensors to detect from the head or neck if they have been removed to stop or start audio as well as customized equalizer settings, according to a published report Monday. Under Review New Vape Grinder Hopsy beer tap at home RadRunner e-bike
This week: Apple announces WWDC 2020! We talk our hardware and software predictions. Plus: a new leak gives us some exciting new info on the upcoming AppleTV hardware, and the iPhone 12 lineup, including some surprising prices and new features. We wrap up with a look at the new 13” MacBook Pro, so stay tuned sucka! This episode supported by The NETGEAR Orbi WiFi 6 router gives you ultra-fast speeds and wider coverage throughout your home – it’s the biggest revolution in WiFi ever. Check it out today at your local Best Buy and at Netgear.com/bestwifi6. Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories Apple’s virtual Worldwide Developers Conference to begin June 22 Apple announced Tuesday it will host its 2020 Worldwide Developers Conference virtually, beginning June 22. It will be available to view using the Apple Developer app, streamed on the Apple Developer website and free for all registered developers. iPhone 12 prices rumored to stay close to current models, even with OLED screen upgrades Front Page Tech analyst Jon Prosser tweeted Thursday base pricing on what Cult of Mac has reported as four new iPhone 12 models coming later this year. New Apple TV ‘ready to ship’ with much faster A12X chip A new Apple 4K Apple TV with the company’s A12X chip, which made its debut with the 11-inch iPad Pro in 2018, is primed to drop any time, claims Apple tipster Jon Prosser. New 13-inch MacBook Pro brings Magic Keyboard, double storage and 10th-gen Intel chips Apple unveiled a new 13-inch MacBook Pro on Monday, bringing a slew of upgrades to its smaller high-end laptop.
This week: a new full-size HomePod may be on the way... We discuss! Plus: the $400 iPhone SE outperforms even the most expensive Androids, and clever software tricks make its camera almost as good as iPhone 11’s. And reveal our favorite new shows in an all-new What We’re Into, Quarantine Edition… Part 2! This episode supported by The NETGEAR Orbi WiFi 6 router gives you ultra-fast speeds and wider coverage throughout your home – it’s the biggest revolution in WiFi ever. Check it out today at your local Best Buy and at Netgear.com/bestwifi6. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories Bag a brand-new HomePod for under $205 before they’re all gone MacSales is currently offering brand-new HomePod units for as little as $204.99 — a generous $94 off the usual price Is a HomePod refresh on the way? Lots of iPhone SE components are swappable with iPhone 8 — but not all As the iFixit teardown confirms, the new iPhone SE is, in many senses, an updated iPhone 8. iPhone SE uses software trick to give photos beautiful bokeh The 2020 iPhone SE is the first Apple smartphone to offer Portrait Mode photos created entirely with software techniques rather than hardware. That’s not true of any previous iOS device, not even iPhone XR. Apple Watch workouts Apple Watch supports a huge selection of workout types, but most of the popular ones, like running and swimming, you probably can’t do right now thanks to the coronavirus lockdown. Fortunately, if you delve a little deeper, you’ll find plenty of Apple Watch home workouts you can choose from that require little or no special equipment. Cult of Mac redesign For the last 10 years or so, Cult of Mac used the standard blog format, a reverse scroll of stories with the newest posts published at the top of the site. What We're Into picks! Handmaids Tale Star Trek The Next Generation Devs
This week: the next generation of AirPods are incoming! We’ll tell you what we know. Plus: Final Cut Pro and Logic are coming to iPad, along with microLED and TouchID… UNDER the screen... This could be the new TouchID tech we’ve been waiting for. And we’ll tell you how to listen to YouTube music in the background, WITHOUT paying for YouTube Red. It’s a hot tip, and it’s coming your way. This episode supported by The NETGEAR Orbi WiFi 6 router gives you ultra-fast speeds and wider coverage throughout your home – it’s the biggest revolution in WiFi ever. Check it out today at your local Best Buy and at Netgear.com/bestwifi6. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories Kuo: 5G iPhone delayed until October; iPhone SE Plus pushed back until late 2021 The first iPhone with 5G reportedly won’t debut alongside the other new iOS handsets early this autumn. Trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Apple will begin producing a pair of 4G handsets in September, but won’t start making the 5G model until October. Leaker: Apple Planning iPad Air With Under-Screen Touch ID, ARM MacBook, Game Controller, and More An anonymous Twitter account with a fairly accurate track record has shared details about several Apple products that are supposedly under development. Devs might be able to write software on iPad and iPhone with Xcode for iOS macOS and iOS software developers will soon be able to code on an iPad or even iPhone, if an unconfirmed report is correct. iPadOS 14 and the iPhone equivalent will reportedly include support for Xcode, Apple’s software development environment. New AirPods could be on the way as soon as next month New AirPods, which Apple reportedly planned to unveil at its canceled-before-it-was-announced March event, are ready to go, claims regular Apple leaker Jon Prosser. How to listen to YouTube music in the background on iPhone Can you make YouTube play just the audio, even when you’re not showing the video? You can, and it’s really, really simple.
This week: iPhone SE 2 is finally here, and the amount of tech packed into this $400 phone is truly remarkable. We’ll tell you everything you need to know. Plus, a new report outlines Apple’s plans for iPhone 12 with 5G, a new mini, possibly portable, HomePod, and the AirPower mat, resurrected! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories 2020 iPhone SE combines a familiar face with new technology for $399 Here’s what you get for just $399: Apple's best camera and their fastest chip. Why the 2020 iPhone SE is the perfect iPhone for a rotten time Talk about good timing. Apple unleashed its new budget-priced iPhone SE successor Wednesday, smack in the middle of a worldwide health crisis that’s wreaking havoc on health care, economies and behavioral norms. Surprise! Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro launches early The Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is now available to order on the Apple Store. The version make for the 11-inch iPad is $299. Apple asks $349 for the one designed for its 12.9-inch tablet, putting this accessory well above the cost of rival keyboard cases. Bloomberg: As many as 4 new 5G iPhones coming in the fall Bloomberg reported early Monday that as many as four new iPhone models will include 5G technology with at least two of them re-designed with flat stainless steel edges and a flat-screen with no notch at the top of the screen, similar in design to Apple’s latest iPads… AirPower wireless charging pad project reignited with A11 chip to manage heat issues The AirPower charging mat has been resurrected from the dead.
This week: a tipster says the new 14-inch MacBook Pro is right around the corner! We’ll tell you what we know... Plus: Apple is readying their secret over-the-ear headphones, and a mysterious little product called the AirPods X. We discuss! And we wrap up with a USB-C charger that can charge it all, Logitech’s new Streamcam, and a double duty iPhone/Apple Watch stand in an all-new Under Review. And stay tuned for Erfon's Corona virus update.... This episode supported by Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's, and our Easter sale will save you up to 70% on our most popular accessories. Find your next strap at store.cultofmac.com. CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories iOS 14 could bring new wallpaper settings, Home screen widgets The latest iOS 14 leaks hint that new wallpaper settings and Home screen widgets are coming to iPhone and iPad. Apple readies new headphones, AirPods X; plans to ‘phase out Beats’ Apple is readying new over-ear headphones and “AirPods X” for 2020 as it plans to slowly “phase out Beats,” a tipster claimed Tuesday. Apple expected to deliver new 13-inch MacBook Pro in May Apple’s much-anticipated 13-inch MacBook Pro refresh will arrive next month, according to one popular tipster. Apple reveals COVID-19 Face Shield details in new support doc Tim Cook revealed last weekend that Apple is making 1 million face shields a week for medical workers and thanks to a new support document, we finally got a good look at how they work. Under Review picks! Logitech Streamcam Highrise duet PowerPort Atom PD 4 100W USB-C charger
This week: iPhone SE.... 2! Let's talk about it... Plus: Apple is “scrambling” to prevent iPhone 12 delays; and we wrap up with an all new What We’re Into, Quarantine Edition! We’ll tell you about the shows, game videos, and stuff we’re doing with our extra "free" time. This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. And check out CoM's handsome new Bay Blue leather strap collar with Clessant. CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories WSJ: Apple ‘scrambling’ to prevent iPhone delays amid COVID-19 pandemic Over the last several weeks, various reports have detailed how Apple is adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the supply chain and product development. Now, a report from The Wall Street Journal adds more detail to the ongoing situation. Foxconn confident it can deliver iPhone 12 this fall Foxconn’s previous guidance suggested that it would be back up and running at its normal levels by late March. Last week, the manufacturer said that it had hired enough workers at its major Chinese plants to meet seasonal demand for iPhone manufacturing. Apple supposedly pencils in April 15 launch for iPhone 9 Apple has supposedly penciled in an April 15 launch date for its low-cost iPhone 9. What we're Into (quarantine edition!) Webcam darts Pennyworth Animal crossing: New Horizons Tiger King Westworld, season 3 The Wire Colony Relic radio vintage radio podcasts
This week: forget the A12Z and LIDAR camera, it’s iPadOS and the new Magic Keyboard that just super charged the iPad Pro—we discuss! Plus, we’ll tell you the best new features in iOS 13.4. And the Cookie uses Apple’s massive supply chain prowess to deliver hugely-needed supplies for medical workers—we got the story for ya right here! This episode supported by Our thanks to Linked In for supporting this episode. A business is only as strong as its people, and every hire matters… head to LinkedIn.com/cultcast and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. And check out CoM's handsome new Bay Blue leather strap collar with Clessant. CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories 2020 iPad Pro review roundup: Still stellar, but little reason to upgrade Apple’s newest iPad Pro will begin landing on customers’ doorsteps today, Wednesday, March 25. Will it be worth their hard-earned cash? Let’s find out from reviewers who already have their hands on one. And from LK! iPadOS and iOS 13.4 finally arrive, bringing tons of big changes [Updated] iPad and iPhone both just received important software updates, with iPadOS 13.4 and iOS 13.4 bringing a range of new features. Apple’s tablets now enjoy robust mouse/trackpad support. iPhones and iPads both gain iCloud Drive folder sharing. Apple donating 9 million N95 masks for coronavirus fight U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced Tuesday that Apple has donated nine million N95 respirator masks to help hospitals and medical workers deal with the growing coronavirus pandemic. Apple TV+ misses out on big COVID-19 surge in streaming demand It’s a surprise to no one that video streaming services are seeing big surges in demand while everyone is stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. But it seems Apple TV+ is missing out.
This week: our reactions to Apple’s new hardware! Plus, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the new Mac mini, MacBook Air, iPad Pro, and Magic Keyboard. This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. And check out CoM's handsome new Bay Blue leather strap collar with Clessant. CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories Surprise iPad Pro refresh brings LiDAR Scanner, Ultra Wide camera, trackpad support Apple on Wednesday surprised us with a brand-new iPad Pro that packs a LiDAR Scanner, Ultra Wide camera, and studio-quality microphones. It’s powered by an improved A12Z Bionic chip that makes it faster than many laptops. New MacBook Air announced with $999 starting price, Magic Keyboard and 6K display support Apple updated its MacBook Air lineup Wednesday with a re-designed scissor-switch Magic Keyboard, twice the storage, a reported two times faster CPU performance, and a lower price tag starting at $999. Apple doubles SSD storage capacity for Mac mini Apple announced Wednesday an update of its entire Mac mini line, offering double the SSD storage capacity at the regular price. 5 reasons why iPad Pro’s new Magic Keyboard blows our minds Apple’s exciting new Magic Keyboard is going to make working on iPad Pro better than ever when the accessory debuts in May. It’s a huge improvement over the Smart Keyboard Folio in so many ways. Movies Anywhere tests letting users loan out iTunes movies Movies Anywhere combines films bought through iTunes, Google Play, etc. into one service. And now it’s testing a new feature called Screen Pass that enables loaning your movies to other people.   Hardware notes   Mac Mini Now comes with double the storage capacity on the standard configurations. $799 now gets you 256GB instead of 128GB, and $1099 gets you 512GB instead of 256GB. Still using the same 6th-gen 4-year-old intel processor.   MacBook Air $100 price cut. Standard storage has been doubled too.   You get 256GB for $999 now, and 512GB for $1299. Features the same scissor-mech keyboard as the new 16-inch MBP. Using Intel's newest 10th gen chip, Quad Core 1.2GHz i7, Apple claims speeds are about twice as fast as previous gen. Probably cause last gen was dual-core.  GPU performance increase of up to 80%.   iPad Pro Now with triple lenses, kind of. Still the same 11" and 12.9" sizes. A12Z Bionic chip which supports a 8-core GPU. Apple says this setup is faster than most PC laptops. Apple says you can edit 4K videos with the iPad Pro. Pro Motion 120hz display Five-studio quality microphones, just like Apple packed into the 16-inch MBP Now features a 10MP ultrawide camera Also includes a 12PM main camera, which is probably the same one found in the iPhone 11/11 Pro Brand new LiDAR so depth sensing.  LiDAR is the same technology that self-driving cars use for depth sensing and object tracking.  It's what the Mars Rover uses too. How will iPad Pro use it?  Definitely for Virtual Reality, but who knows what else. Now supports WiFi 6. 60% faster gigabit LTE for LTE models. Size is about the same, but slightly thicker and heavier. Price is the same, but now the base level of storage has been upgraded from 64GB to 128GB. Upgrading to 256GB of storage is $50, so $1200 instead of $1250. 1TB is $1300 instead of $1350.   New Magic Keyboard  Coming in May.   Features passthrough charging to the iPad via its own USB-C port on the hinge. Features a full-size Magic Keyboard with backlighting, scissor keyboard switches, and trackpad with multi-gesture support. iOS 13.4 will feature cursor support.  Works with both the older and new ipad 11" Pro for $300. Or $350 for the 12.9" keyboard....
#431 - iOS 14 leaks!

#431 - iOS 14 leaks!

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This week: iOS 14 leaks! We’ll run through the best new features. Plus: Corona has hit Apple hard, and will mean delays for some of your most anticipated tech. Is Apple’s March event going to be canceled too? We’ll tell you what we know. This episode supported by Keeps’ treatments are are up to 90% effective at reducing and stopping further hair loss, so the sooner you start using Keeps, the more hair you’ll save! Visit keeps.com/cultcast to get started and get your first month's treatments free. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. And check out CoM's handsome new Bay Blue leather strap collar with Clessant. CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories Game over for E3 2020: COVID-19 takes out gaming’s biggest event E3 2020 is the latest major event to be scrapped amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The game industry’s biggest trade show was scheduled to kick off in Los Angeles on June 9. It will no longer go ahead this year. With iPhone SE 2 delayed indefinitely, source confirms Apple nixes rumored March event Apple decided to postpone a March product launch event after continuing delays in the production of an expected successor to the iPhone SE, a source at Apple confirmed to Cult of Mac. iOS 14 could bring brand-new Home screen layout with list view iOS 14 will ship with a brand-new Home screen layout that allows users to arrange icons in a list, according to a new report. The view is expected to be customizable and will incorporate Siri Suggestions for making your most frequently used apps easier to access. Apple tests iMessage mentions, retractions and more for iOS 14 Apple is reportedly testing a number of new iMessage features that could debut with iOS 14 later this year. They include the ability to retract messages after they’re sent, and to tag other people in group chats. We could also get the option to mark messages as unread. Apple’s HomeKit may add Night Shift to smart lights Apple’s HomeKit home-automation system will reportedly get a version of Night Shift to reduce the amount of blue in smart light bulbs as each day nears its end. This feature, allegedly coming with iOS 14 in the fall, is supposed to help people sleep better.
This week: Apple is prepping a new 14.1” MacBook Pro with an all-new mini-LED display, plus a new iMac and iMac mini! We’ll tell you what you need to know. And in the wake of Corona virus, will Apple need to cancel WWDC? We discuss. And stay tuned for the best ways to disinfect your iPhone, iPad, keyboard, and more. This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. And check out CoM's handsome new Bay Blue leather strap collar with Clessant. CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories Apple preps 14.1-inch MacBook Pro with mini-LED display Apple plans to make an aggressive push adding mini-LED displays to its products in 2020, according to one of the most reliable Apple analysts in the game. What to expect from this month’s new iMac This week, serial rumor-tweeter CoinX predicted the imminent release of a new iMac and a new Mac mini. But what does that mean exactly? A giant, 30-inch iMac that looks like the Pro Display XDR? Apple’s first ARM-based Mac? Probably not. So what changes can we expect? Apple’s biggest manufacturer says production will return to normal by end of March Apple manufacturer Foxconn hopes to resume regular production in China by the end of March. COVID-19 virus means tough decisions about WWDC and rumored Apple keynote Apple faces mounting pressure to decide whether to cancel, delay or change the format of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, typically held in June. The same holds true, although to a lesser extent, for Apple’s rumored March product keynote. How to disinfect your Mac, iPhone, mouse, trackpad, keyboard and cases
This week: Apple’s first ARM-based Mac is headed our way—we’ll tell you what we know. Plus, Apple’s new AirTags tracking tiles will be unlike anything we’ve seen, and way more powerful than we thought. We discuss! And stay tuned—we’ll tell you the weird rule Apple makes big movies follow if they want to put iPhones or Macs on the silver screen. This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. The NETGEAR Orbi WiFi 6 router gives you ultra-fast speeds and wider coverage throughout your home – it’s the biggest revolution in WiFi ever. Check it out today at your local Best Buy and at Netgear.com/bestwifi6. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. And check out CoM's handsome new Bay Blue leather strap collar with Clessant. CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories Apple’s first Mac with a custom chip expected in early 2021 This would be Apple’s first computer powered by a custom Arm chipset. It would also be the first brand-new Mac to launch without an Intel CPU since Apple made the switch from PowerPC processors back in 2006. AirTags Said to Be 'Completely Waterproof' and Use Magnetic Charging Like Apple Watch In a report touching on several topics today, Japanese site Mac Otakara claims that Apple's Tile-like "AirTags" item trackers will be "completely waterproof" and use similar magnetic wireless charging to that seen on the Apple Watch. Apple should steal this iPad multitasking concept right now This amazing mockup/concept was executed by design student Tommy Rutherling using the Principle app to create the interactive animations. Director Rian Johnson Breaks Down a Scene from 'Knives Out' Write and director Rian Johnson talks about making his new movie Knives Out, but in the process reveals a insider tidbit about using Apple products in movies
This week: new iPads Pros, new AirPods, and AirTags are incoming, but Apple warns coronavirus could mean big manufacturing delays. Plus: from cut and paste, to Newton, and more—we remember the inventions of tech folk hero Larry Tesler. And stick around for an all new Under Review, where Leander pitches some of the more bizarre shows on TV. This episode supported by Our thanks to Linked In for supporting this episode. A business is only as strong as its people, and every hire matters… head to LinkedIn.com/cultcast and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. The NETGEAR Orbi WiFi 6 router gives you ultra-fast speeds and wider coverage throughout your home – it’s the biggest revolution in WiFi ever. Check it out today at your local Best Buy and at Netgear.com/bestwifi6. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories iPad Pro refresh expected this March, but supplies could be limited Apple is expected to deliver a big iPad Pro refresh this March, and that’s still on track despite the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, according to a new report. Supplies could be limited at launch, however, with production likely to be slow to ramp up until after April. Apple warns of iPhone 'supply shortages' due to coronavirus outbreak The consequences of the coronavirus outbreak will be worse than expected for Apple. The tech firm has warned that global iPhone supply will be "temporarily constrained" while it resumes production. Wait for ‘AirPods Pro Lite’ will drag on as production is reportedly delayed We could be waiting longer for the mysterious “AirPods Pro Lite” headphones Apple is rumored to be developing. A new report claims production will not begin during the second half of 2020 as originally planned. MacBooks may be in short supply after March Now might be the best time to buy that MacBook you’ve been considering. Factory shutdowns in China because of the coronavirus outbreak will reportedly lead to shortages of components needed to make laptops. AirTags on the radar for roll out in the second half of 2020 Apple’s fall product launch will include a tiny gadget with a big responsibility: knowing the whereabouts of your devices when you lose them. What We're Into Picks Lost in space Mind Hunter American Factory The 1,000 pound sisters My feet are killing me Dr. Pimple Popper
This week: Apple is prepping iPhone SE 2, but trouble in China could mean massive delays across the entire tech industry. Plus: masOS leaks hint at BIG CPU upgrades on the way; and a famous celebrity calls out Mac’s troubled keyboards. This episode supported by Our thanks to Linked In for supporting this episode. A business is only as strong as its people, and every hire matters… head to LinkedIn.com/cultcast and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories iPhone SE 2 could cost $399 just like the first-gen iPhone SE Apple is ramping up production on the new iPhone SE 2, a report published by Fast Companyover the weekend claims. Apple manufacturer reopens factory — but fewer than 10% of employees turn up Key iPhone manufacturer Foxconn continues to feel the effects of the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China. The company recently reopened its factory in the eastern central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, but fewer than 10% of its workforce returned to work, according to Reuters. Big macOS leak hints at future switch to AMD chips Could Apple be preparing to make a surprise switch to AMD processors in a future Mac? References to a number of new AMD APUs have been spotted in the latest macOS 10.15.4 beta, which rolled out to developers on Wednesday. Apple brings Swift Playgrounds to the Mac Apple’s educational coding app, Swift Playgrounds, has finally made its way to the Mac. Jojo Rabbit screenwriter vents about ‘horrendous’ MacBook keyboard Actors love to have some political message to impart to viewers at award shows. At last night’s Oscars, Taika Waititi, winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit, voiced his own passionate plea — for Apple to change its MacBook keyboards.
This week: the new iOS 13.4 beta just leaked new hardware, new iPhone features, and MORE. We’ll share aaaaall the juicy details. Plus: how your iPhone might soon replace your car keys; Apple Maps just got a massive update; and Microsoft quietly stole Apple’s secret recipe… This episode supported by The NETGEAR Orbi WiFi 6 router gives you ultra-fast speeds and wider coverage throughout your home – it’s the biggest revolution in WiFi ever. Check it out today at your local Best Buy and at Netgear.com/bestwifi6. Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories iOS 13.4 beta code hints at new Apple TV device An updated Apple TV 4K could soon roll out of Apple’s product pipeline, based on references to an unreleased product discovered in the latest iOS beta. Apple’s universal purchases will change how you buy and use apps Apple is laying the groundwork to make it easier for developers to distribute their apps across all of Apple’s platforms. CarKey feature buried in iOS beta might let iPhones replace car keys Apple reportedly added code to iPhone and Apple Watch to let these devices function as car keys, giving users one less thing to constantly carry around. Apple debuts redesigned Maps with major U.S. improvements Apple today made its major Maps redesign with big improvements available to all users in the United States. Microsoft is merging its Windows and hardware teams Panos Panay, Microsoft's hardware head honcho and the creator of Surface, is set to oversee the Windows team too. The company will reportedly roll the product and Windows groups into a single unit called Windows + Devices later this month with Panay at the helm. The move, which is part of a broader reorganization, is a strong indicator that Microsoft is eager to tie Windows and hardware more closely together.
This week: A huge lineup of new Apple products is coming our way. We’ll tell you what we know... Plus: how is Apple doing under Tim Cook’s leadership? We dare to ask the question. And if you thought AppleTV+ felt a little dry on content, Apple’s got a plan for that—buying one of the industries biggest movie studios. WE DISCUSS. This episode supported by The NETGEAR Orbi WiFi 6 router gives you ultra-fast speeds and wider coverage throughout your home – it’s the biggest revolution in WiFi ever. Check it out today at your local Best Buy and at Netgear.com/bestwifi6. Keeps’ treatments are are up to 90% effective at reducing and stopping further hair loss, so the sooner you start using Keeps, the more hair you’ll save! Visit keeps.com/cultcast to get started and get your first month's treatments free. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories The biggest surprises from Apple’s shockingly good earnings report The first Apple earnings report of 2020 was a smashing success that shattered most of Apple’s previous records. Thanks to shockingly strong iPhone sales and a surging wearables business that is bigger than the Mac and the iPad, Apple managed to surpass even the most optimistic expectations. AirPods Pro supply problems couldn’t stop Apple’s surging wearables business When Apple reported an all-time record for quarterly revenue Tuesday, it got a big boost from one of its smallest products: the AirPods Pro. Kuo: Huge 2020 lineup of new Apple products brings AirPower alternative A new report says major new hardware products are headed our way, including a 4.7-inch LCD iPhone, iPad Pro, MacBook Pro/Air, smaller wireless charging mat, UWB tag, and a high-end Bluetooth headphones. DoubleTake is a video app that lets you shoot with 2 cameras A new iOS app lets users simultaneously record video using multiple iPhone cameras. DoubleTake is created by the makers of popular camera app Filmic Pro. Buying MGM could prove crucial to Apple TV+ growth Apple is reportedly in talks to buy MGM, which would bring a catalogue of classic and modern movies to the iPhone maker’s streaming video service.
This week: it’s not your imagination, Apple changed AirPods Pro and it made them worse—we’ll tell you what’s going on… Plus: a new report says Apple caved to FBI pressure to keep your iCloud backups less safe. And stay tuned to hear about about Tim Cook’s favorite new… shower tech? Rub a dub dub yaaaaaaaall! And stick around for our favorite new Netflix shows and crack pipes in an all-new What We're Into. This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Our thanks to Linked In for supporting this episode. A business is only as strong as its people, and every hire matters… head to LinkedIn.com/cultcast and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories Apple reportedly dropped iCloud encryption plans amid FBI pressure Apple ditched plans to let users fully encrypt backups of their devices using iCloud, a new report by Reuters claims. Apple reportedly made the decision after the FBI complained that this would make it harder to carry out future investigations. AirPods Pro noise cancellation spoiled by firmware updates, users say A growing number of users say their buds aren’t blocking out background noise as effectively as they once did. And testing confirms that to be the case. Now you can shower like Tim Cook without getting soaked Nebia, the eco-friendly shower head company adored by Tim Cook, unveiled a new version of its shower system today. Unlike the previous two-generations, this one is priced to sell. What We're Into! Messiah Mind Hunter Doomsday Preppers Another Life Pax 3 vaporizer crack pipe
This week: Apple is working on a way to make your existing MacBook Pro far more powerful—we’ll tell you everything we know. Plus: get your wallet ready! Apple is getting ready to release the portable MacBook Pro you’ve been waiting for. And we’ll tell you why Apple may soon be forced ditch Lighting in their iPhones and iPads. And stick around for our spoiler-free review of the full first season of SEE! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories Unreleased ‘Pro Mode’ may bring performance boost to MacBooks Apple is working on a new software feature for macOS that can crank Macs’ processing powers into overdrive. Mystery MacBook spilled in new filing ahead of release Apple has filed for approval of a new MacBook ahead of its official debut. A listing in the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database reveals a model number of “A2289.” Its description confirms it is a portable Mac. EU Parliament debates forcing Apple to kill the Lightning port The European Parliament will soon vote on whether to require all phones, tablets and other mobile devices to use a single type of charger. If passed, this could force Apple to abandon its proprietary Lighting port in future iPhones. US Attorney General demands Apple unlock Pensacola shooter’s iPhones Apple could be headed for another collision course with U.S. federal law enforcement, similar to the spat it had with the FBI over creating backdoors into iOS. Dave Bautista battles onto next season of See Jason Momoa was the big star of the first season of See on Apple TV+, but he’s reportedly being joined by Dave Bautista, perhaps best known for playing Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy series.
This week: Tim Cook strikes back! Ricky Gervais tore Apple a new one live at the Golden Globes, but TC always gets the last laugh... we discuss. Plus: we round up the coolest, weirdest, and whackiest gadgets announced at the 2020 Consumer Electronics show. This episode supported by Our thanks to Linked In for supporting this episode. A business is only as strong as its people, and every hire matters… head to LinkedIn.com/cultcast and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11, Apple Watch, Mac Pro and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @mistercharlie This week's stories Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais: Apple ‘runs sweatshops in China’ * Apple’s first night at the Golden Globes didn’t go exactly as Tim Cook may have hoped — with none of the nominations for Apple TV+ show The Morning Show resulting in award wins. Adding insult to injury, returning host Ricky Gervais quipped that Apple used sweatshops to make its products. And even drew parallels to terrorist group ISIS. Why Samsung will probably get away with ‘borrowing’ Face ID icon * Eagle-eyed viewers spotted something oddly familiar during Samsung’s CES keynote Monday. On a slide regarding Samsung Pass, its new biometric “identity management as-a-service” product, Samsung included a logo that looks (to be polite) “borrowed” from Apple’s Face ID. Crock-Pot's latest slow cooker comes with Alexa voice control * Belkin has quietly unveiled a 6 quart Crock-Pot slow cooker with a new twist: you can control it with Amazon Alexa. Segway’s S-Pod looks weird, but it’s a lot of fun to drive * Segway’s newest self-balancing vehicle is a strange egg-shaped S-Pod wheelchair. PiBo is a robotic companion for single people * It can get lonely living on your own, especially when you've got a landlord that doesn't allow pets or roommates. That’s where PIBO comes in, a cute robotic companion robot from Korean developer, Circulus Don’t worry: Impossible Foods is already working on fake bacon * Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown has revealed that his company is working on a plant-based version of bacon.
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Jammy Kuck

I love the impression of Tim that this cracks me up every f****** time

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