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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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What a show — this week, our reactions to Apple Intelligence, iOS 18 and ALL the WWDC announcements! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 15 Pro, guitars, glasses and lenses sparkling clean! For a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a two free CarryCloths with any order $20+ at CultCloth.co Notion AI can now give you instant answers to your questions, using information from across your wiki, projects, docs and meeting notes. Go to notion.com/cultcast to try the powerful Notion AI today. This week’s stories: Apple Intelligence: AI-powered Siri is the new face of Apple Intelligence Image Playground and Genmoji bring AI images to iMessage and more Platforms State of the Union explains Apple Intelligence and new OS features Major iOS 18 update packs cool iPhone customization features “iOS 18 is a big release that delivers more ways to customize your iPhone, stay connected and relive special moments,” said Craig Federighi. Messages app gets satellite connectivity in iOS 18, plus emoji Tapbacks Customizing iPhone and iPad Home Screen just got much easier iOS 18’s Control Center gets a lot more customizable and powerful Safari surfaces web page highlights, summaries and video control AirPods Pro will let you answer calls by nodding your head Passwords app turns iCloud Keychain into a full-fledged password manager Apple’s Calculator app finally comes to iPad The official Apple Calculator application is headed for iPad. It’s a feature missing from the tablet since its launch in 2010 but iPadOS 18 will include one. macOS Sequoia brings iPhone and Mac closer than ever iPhone mirroring enables you to wirelessly mirror your iPhone’s display on your Mac with just a tap. visionOS 2 brings Spatial Photos, bigger Mac Virtual Display and other niceties visionOS 2, the first major update to the Vision platform, will bring Spatial Photos, a rearrangeable Home View, a bigger Mac Virtual Display, new gestures and other nice quality-of-life improvements. The CultCast WWDC24 Predictions Congratulations to listeners Ryan Peterson and AL for their top audience scores of 17.
This week, $NVDA has overtaken $AAPL, iPhone 16 Pro could have some crazy new display tech, last minute iOS 18 rumors, and we lay out our WWDC predictions! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 15 Pro, guitars, glasses and lenses sparkling clean! For a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a two free CarryCloths with any order $20+ at CultCloth.co 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. This week’s stories: Marvel’s What If…? shows off the promise of spatial gaming Marvel Studios’ new What If…? An Immersive Story is a free app for Apple’s Vision Pro headset that combines interactivity with storytelling in a brand-new way. iOS 18 leaks: Expect Settings revamp, Control Center tweaks in iOS 18, iPadOS 18 and macOS 15 iMessage could let you animate words in texts in iOS 18 ‘I’m a Mac’ actor returns with lamest PC ad yet In the new Qualcomm ad, which promotes the company’s new Snapdragon X Elite chips, Long works on his MacBook at a kitchen table. Notifications keep popping up all around his head. He swats them away with irritation. Then he types in a Google search: “Where can I find a Snapdragon-powered PC?” Watch the ad on YouTube Fight over blood oxygen feature cuts into Apple Watch sales Apple Watch shipments dropped almost 20% year over year in the first quarter of 2024. Market analysts blame some of the decline on Apple being temporarily forced to halt sales. iPhone 16 Pro’s display could sport seriously small bezels The iPhone 16 Pro could sport the world’s slimmest bezels on a smartphone. Its borders will apparently measure just 1.2mm, with the iPhone 16 Pro Max having even slimmer bezels at 1.15mm. Apple’s market cap passes $3 trillion … but so does Nvidia’s Apple, which spent years as the world’s most valuable publicly traded company, is now in third place. The CultCast WWDC24 Predictions Submit your own predictions here
This week, details on WEIRD new features in iOS 18, exciting news for the iPad mini, a peek at Apple’s secret iPhone testing lab, and an all-new What We’re Into! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 15 Pro, guitars, glasses and lenses sparkling clean! For a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a two free CarryCloths with any order $20+ at CultCloth.co This week’s stories: iOS 18 could bring new Home Screen personalization options iOS 18 reportedly will let iPhone users change app icon colors on the Home Screen. Plus, they would be able to put the icons anywhere they want. iOS 18 could feature generative AI-powered custom emoji tool Apple might use generative AI in iOS 18 to allow iPhone users to create custom emojis, letting them express themselves just the way they want. Slim new Find My tracking card recharges via MagSafe The slim new Nomad Tracking Card works with Apple’s Find My app on your devices and recharges via MagSafe to help you keep tabs on your wallet, purse or other valuables, Nomad said Tuesday. Give your Mac a makeover with custom icons A great way to personalize your Mac is with custom Mac folder icons. In fact, you can change any icon on your Mac to customize it to your taste. Soaked! Take a peek at how Apple tests iPhone water resistance. Marques Brownlee recently visited Apple product durability testing labs that try to make sure products like iPhone can resist water ingress and take a few bumps and shakes, among other mild tortures. What We’re Into Griffin: Alice Merton on Apple Music and Spotify , a relatively unknown musician with a distinctive style and excellent live performances. La Regola Dell'amico , a bizarre and incredibly catchy Italian pop song from, like, 20 years ago. Lewis: The Righteous Gemstones , a show about the horrible televangelists running a megachurch. Erfon: Toast of London and What We Do In The Shadows , comedies starring Matt Berry that are really funny, if the viral clips on TikTok are to be believed.
Good, great, or garbage?  Lewis and Erfon discuss what they like and don't about the new Fallout series on Amazon Prime. No spoilers!
This week, we’re talking all the nitty gritty details on the iPad Pro, the AI features coming in iOS 18 — what’s coming and what’s missing — and the weird iPhone rumors. And what did Apple pick as the best album of all time? This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 15 Pro, guitars, glasses and lenses sparkling clean! For a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a two free CarryCloths with any order $20+ at CultCloth.co Notion AI can now give you instant answers to your questions, using information from across your wiki, projects, docs and meeting notes. Go to notion.com/cultcast to try the powerful Notion AI today. This week’s stories: Take a deep dive into the best parts of M4 iPad Pro [Review] What stands out most about Apple’s new tablet is that it’s noticeably lighter and visibly thinner than its predecessors without compromising any of the other features. The screen looks better, the performance has improved, and battery life is unaffected. It really is amazing. All the AI features headed for iPhone, Mac and iPad Artificial intelligence-powered features are likely to make iOS 18, macOS 15 and iPadOS 18 the biggest upgrades to Apple’s platforms in many years. Siri could get a more conversational voice in iOS 18 Apple reportedly will make Siri’s voice more conversational in iOS 18. Plus, the voice assistant will gain several “proactive intelligence” features that will help in daily life. Apple leaker floats iPhone 16 and 16 Pro color predictions This year’s iPhone 16 Pro models could trade the blue for a new rose titanium shade, which should resemble pink, while retaining the other colors. As for the iPhone 16 and its Plus sibling, Kuo predicts they will launch in black, green, pink, blue and white. Future iPhone might go super slim Apple reportedly found ways to “significantly” slim down the iPhone. The result will reportedly be part of the iPhone 17 series when it reaches customers next year, according to The Information. WTF??? Apple chose this as the best album of all time? Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums is a 21st-century ranking of the greatest records ever made, crafted by Apple Music’s team of experts alongside a select group of artists, songwriters, producers and other industry professionals. Sign up for Cult of Mac Today at newsletters.cultofmac.com Under Review: Griffin: MagEasy Magnetic Wireless Car Charger Erfon: TuneBlade
This week, we have over two years of rumors — Apple’s plans for Siri and AI, what’s coming in iOS 18, the new lineup of the iPhone 17, the first folding iPhone and MacBook, and who will be the next Apple CEO! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com 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 Bilt Mastercard® is the first card to offer points on rent with no transaction fee. Earn points by paying rent right now when you go to joinbilt.com/CULTCAST This week’s stories: Apple using AI to make Siri more useful Siri supposedly won’t become a general-purpose chatbot. It’ll be focused on better handling the sort of tasks iPhone users need. New York Times: Apple Will Revamp Siri to Catch Up to Its Chatbot Competitors iOS 17.5 helps detect unwanted Bluetooth tracking tags iOS 17.5 was released on Monday this week. It features Bluetooth tracker detection for third-party devices, a new daily word game in Apple News+ and the new Pride Lock screen. Apple showcases amazing new accessibility features like Eye Tracking In a press release on Wednesday, Apple showcased some remarkable new accessibility features for people with disabilities that are coming in iOS 18. Could John Ternus equal Tim Cook and Steve Jobs as Apple CEO? John Ternus, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, reportedly sits at the top of the list to step into Tim Cook’s shoes when the current Apple CEO steps down. iPhone 17 lineup might feature ‘more complex’ designs, smaller Dynamic Island Apple reportedly plans some big design changes for next year’s iPhone 17 lineup. The changes include an iPhone 17 Slim, a smaller Dynamic Island and a “more complex” aluminum design. First folding iPhone could launch in 2026 Jeff Pu also says the first iPhone with a folding screen will go into production in 2026. This is the second such report in recent months, and could be a sign that Apple is really ready to move ahead with the product. MacBook with 20-inch folding display could launch as early as 2025 According to Jeff Pu from Haitong International Securities, a 20.3-inch foldable MacBook will go into production near the end of 2025.
This week, you know what’s up — it’s ALL about the new iPads! The surprises, the disappointments, the questions answered. But most importantly… who won the prediction game? This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com . Notion AI can now give you instant answers to your questions, using information from across your wiki, projects, docs and meeting notes. Go to notion.com/cultcast to try the powerful Notion AI today. The Bilt Mastercard® is the first card to offer points on rent with no transaction fee. Earn points by paying rent right now when you go to joinbilt.com/CULTCAST This week’s stories: Apple supersizes iPad Air with 13-inch model The new iPad Air is available with a gigantic 13-inch display for the first time. The new iPad Airs run on the M2 processor, which Apple says is 50% faster than the M1 chip in the 2022 iPad Air and three times faster than the fourth-gen iPad Air with the A14 Bionic chip. iPad Pro upgraded with beautiful OLED display, M4 chip The 2024 iPad Pro is the first with an OLED screen and — shocking! — it runs on the Apple M4 processor. Yes, the iPad Pro beat the Mac to Apple's latest chip! First M4 iPad Pro benchmarks show 21% performance increase over M3 Steve Troughton-Smith on Mastodon Apple’s ‘Crush!’ ad touting new iPad Pro draws ire Apple Pencil Pro adds ‘squeeze’ gesture, haptic feedback, Find My and more New Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro features a bigger glass trackpad with haptic feedback iPad 10 gets a much-deserved price cut Alongside the M4 iPad Pros and M2 iPad Air, Apple announced a price drop for the 10th-generation iPad. The tablet now costs $349, making it $100 cheaper than before. Updated Pro apps: Final Cut Pro adds live multi-camera recording Logic Pro updates bring powerful new tools for music-makers “Let Loose” Prediction Results
D. Griffin Jones and special guest Sam Henri-Gold attempt to talk about the upcoming “Let Loose” Apple event.
This week, our predictions for the “Let Loose” iPad keynote on Tuesday! Also, some last-minute rumors of an M4 chip, alternate app stores are officially coming to iPad too, and new iOS 18 features! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com . Backblaze offers unlimited cloud backups for Macs, PCs and businesses for just $99 a year. Access your data from anywhere in the world. Get a fully-featured no-risk free trial at Backblaze.com/CultCast . CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 15 Pro, guitars, glasses and lenses sparkling clean! For a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a two free CarryCloths with any order $20+ at CultCloth.co This week’s stories: Upcoming OLED iPad Pro might feature next-gen M4 chip Apple’s upcoming OLED iPad Pro reportedly will begin the company’s shift into AI hardware. The new tablets could sport the next-gen M4 chip to power all the AI features. EU labeling iPad a ‘gatekeeper’ will bring major changes to iPadOS The iPad joined the European Union’s list of “gatekeeper” platforms Monday. The designation requires Apple to make the same sorts of sweeping changes to iPadOS that the company already made to iPhone, including allowing sideloading of applications. iOS 18 might revamp many built-in iPhone apps Apple could upgrade many of iPhone’s built-in apps with iOS 18 later this year. Reportedly, this includes Notes, Mail, Photos, and Fitness. AppleInsider: Apple's iOS 18 to streamline task management with unified events and reminders iPhone charger with built-in battery pack looks totally sci-fi How many times have you rushed out the door with a battery pack for your iPhone, only to discover the battery is dead as a doornail? SwitchEasy’s 2-in-1 Portal solves that. This stylish MagSafe battery pack stand includes a portable power pack that is always charged and ready to go. The CultCast ‘Let Loose’ Predictions For the first time in 2024, The CultCast prediction game is here as we lay down our judgements on next week’s “Let Loose” iPad event. Listener score sheet
This week, surprise! iPads are finally coming with an Apple Event — we have all the details! Also, big news for iOS 18, capacitive buttons are making a comeback on the iPhone, and the huge Apple Watch redesign we’re all dreaming for! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com . This week’s stories: Surprise! Apple sets May 7 event to launch new iPad Pro and iPad Air Apple just invited the world to a May 7 product-launch event with the theme “Let Loose.” What new features to expect in Apple Pencil 3 Say goodbye to hopes for mini-LED iPad Air Get 2 Free Months of Apple TV+ Watch live MLB games every Friday, plus award-winning Apple Originals on Apple TV+. Code expires on September 27, 2024. iOS 18 AI features could run entirely on-device Apple’s large language model that will power iOS 18’s AI features could run entirely locally. This would prioritize user privacy and offer faster response times. Calculator app for iPad might finally launch in iPadOS 18 In a long-overdue move, Apple reportedly will integrate a Calculator app into the iPad operating system. Why iPhone 16 might dump physical buttons for capacitive ones The upcoming iPhone 16 series will have no traditional buttons at all, according to information leaking out of the company that will supply the capacitive buttons that will supposedly replace them. Apple Watch Series X concept will make you want it now Apple Watch Series X is expected to bring a redesign, new sensors and other changes later this year. A designer created images of a concept device to showcase the leaked/rumored features.
Lewis, Griffin and Papa E discuss the state of theme parks and what's going with Disney.
This week, game emulators and alternate app stores are HERE! Also, the new camera features coming to iPhone 16, and a roundup of new Apple TV+ shows. This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com . 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. Notion AI can now give you instant answers to your questions, using information from across your wiki, projects, docs and meeting notes. Go to notion.com/cultcast to try the powerful Notion AI today. This week’s stories: First third-party app store goes live in EU The first third-party app marketplace, AltStore PAL, launched in the European Union Wednesday. Delta all-in-one retro game emulator now out for iPhone The Delta retro game emulator is now on the iPhone App Store. Not only can it handle ROMs originally for the classic Game Boy handheld console, but it also emulates NES, SNES, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS. Delta on the App Store 9to5Mac: iPhone 16 Pro: Four new camera features coming this year We’re expecting multiple noticeable improvements to the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max camera hardware. Here are four things to look forward to this year… Apple could finally fix iPhone’s longstanding camera flare problem Apple could finally eliminate lens flare, a longtime problem with the iPhone camera, with a new lens coating technology on the iPhone 16 Pro. 5 essential Mac settings you should change If you’ve been using the Mac for a long time, you’re probably used to the way things work on your particular computer. But changing a setting that you’ve had set one way for a long time can make your Mac feel completely different! Video on YouTube Apple TV+ Roundup: Slow Horses author brings new thriller to Apple TV+ Apple TV+ brings huge Hollywood scam to the screen Silo star drops major hints about sci-fi hit’s future on Apple TV+ Apple TV+ renews For All Mankind, spins off Star City
This week, M4 Macs are already incoming! Also: Apple’s next big thing, the AI tools that could turbocharge iOS 18, the disastrous Humane AI Pin, and an all-new What We’re Into! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com . Factor Meals. Treat yourself to Factor’s delicious, high-quality, ready-to-eat meals delivered right to your door. Head over to FactorMeals.com/CultCast50 and use offer code CultCast50 to get 50% off. This week’s stories: Macs with AI-focused M4 chip launching this year Mac users won’t have to wait until 2025 for the Apple M4 processor, according to a reputable Apple tipster. The replacement for the current M3 will put an emphasis on AI, and will start appearing in Macs this autumn. Apple Is Rebooting Its Search for a New Next Big Thing Apple’s business remains heavily reliant on the iPhone, which accounts for more than half its revenue. And sales in that market have stagnated. That’s made it all the more important for the company to find a major new product category. Apple’s Ferret-UI helps AI use your iPhone Apple’s new Ferret-UI multimodal large language model could help artificial intelligence systems understand your iPhone’s screen, according to a research paper released Tuesday. Humane AI Pin The Verge: Humane AI Pin Review: Not even close Inverse: Humane’s Ai Pin Isn't Ready to Replace Your Phone, But One Day It Might What We’re Into: Doctor Who (1963 – 1989) on archive.org Constellation on Apple TV+ Fallout on Amazon Prime Video
It's Movie VS Movie in an all-new VS!
This week: Forget a car — Apple thinks personal home robots are their next big thing. Plus: iPhone 16 leaks, what comes next for the M3, a big new feature lands on Vision Pro, and our solar eclipse stories and photo tips! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com . And if you would like to leave The CultClub, you can do so at unfork.thecultcast.com . 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. Backblaze offers unlimited cloud backups for Macs, PCs and businesses for just $99 a year. Access your data from anywhere in the world. Get a fully-featured no-risk free trial at Backblaze.com/CultCast . This week’s stories: With car junked, Apple robots could be Cupertino’s next moonshot Teams in Cupertino are working on Apple personal home robotic devices, including a mobile robot and a table-top device with a moving display, according to a new report. iPhone 16 ‘dummy’ units give us glimpse of upcoming changes Images of iPhone 16 “dummy” units have been published by a tipster with an established record. They show the redesigned camera hump reportedly coming to the two non-Pro models and other changes. New iPads won’t arrive until May and we can’t stop crying No new iPad models came out in 2023 at all, and the tablet drought continues. That’s why there’s so much excitement about the upcoming Pro and Air models. Redesign could give Apple M3 Ultra processor wicked performance boost Apple's in the process of restructuring their Apple Silicon lineup. M3 Max no longer comes with the UltraFusion interconnect. This means that the M3 Ultra chip will be redesigned as its own standalone chip, no longer being made up of 2x Max dies. Free-floating Spatial Personas arrive in visionOS 1.1 for Vision Pro Apple has made Spatial Personas, a more lifelike enhancement of the Persona feature for the Vision Pro mixed-reality headset, available in the visionOS 1.1 update which came Tuesday. How to take solar eclipse photos with iPhone Photographing the solar eclipse is hard without the right tools. Here’s how you can get prepared. YouTube video
This week: Apple just announced WWDC24, a big change coming to iOS 18, hackers found an exploit in M-series chips and more of the bizarre claims of the DOJ against Apple! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com . Manscaped. This season, make sure to groom your carpets AND the drapes with the leaders in below-the-waist grooming. Get 20% off and free shipping with the code CULTCAST at Manscaped.com . Factor Meals. Treat yourself to Factor’s delicious, high-quality, ready-to-eat meals delivered right to your door. Head over to FactorMeals.com/CultCast50 and use offer code CultCast50 to get 50% off. This week’s stories: Apple sets WWDC24 kickoff date for June 10 WWDC24, this year’s big Apple developer conference, will start with a live-streamed event on June 10, the company said Tuesday. During the keynote, Apple undoubtedly will reveal its plans for iOS and its other computing platforms, with a rumored focus on AI. Griffin’s coverage of WWDC22 iOS 18 could introduce more customizable iPhone Home Screen Apple will allow for greater iPhone Home Screen customization in iOS 18, including the ability to place app icons anywhere on the screen, according to a new report. Hackers can exploit flaw in Apple M-series processors Security researchers have found a serious exploit in all Apple M-series processors. The flaw exposes precious encryption keys, and it’s baked into the hardware — so it can’t easily be patched without a performance penalty. ‘Presto,’ your new iPhone comes out of box with fresh software update The next time you buy a new iPhone, it could come out of the box with a fresh iOS software update. A new proprietary system called “Presto” will update it right in the packaging before you buy it at an Apple Store. iMore: DOJ lawsuit says failure of Amazon Fire Phone, end of Windows Phone, and HTC’s demise all Apple’s fault The DOJ states that Microsoft, HTC, and LG all exited the smartphone market because of Apple.
This week, breaking news! The US launches huge lawsuit against Apple. Also, Apple AI might be powered by Google Gemini, all the details on AirPods 4, Epic’s new game store, and a MUCH cheaper Vision headset! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com . 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. BetterHelp. Just fill out a brief questionnaire to get matched with a licensed therapist, entirely online. Visit BetterHelp.com/CultCast to get 10% off your first month. Backblaze offers unlimited cloud backups for Macs, PCs and businesses for just $99 a year. Access your data from anywhere in the world. Get a fully-featured no-risk free trial at Backblaze.com/CultCast . This week’s stories: Get ready for ‘the biggest AirPods launch to date’ Apple could launch the AirPods 4 in two flavors later this year: one with ANC and another without. Alongside updated internals, the new earbuds purportedly will sport a sleeker new design. Blockbuster US antitrust lawsuit targets Apple’s ‘iPhone monopoly’ The Department of Justice and 16 state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit Thursday aimed at forcing Apple to open up many aspects of its ecosystem, from the App Store to Apple Watch. Extra Ordinary: Apple’s Platform Advantage iOS 18’s generative AI features might use Google Gemini Apple could use Google Gemini to power the generative AI features reportedly coming this year in iOS 18. Apple and Google are reportedly in “active negotiations” about the possibility, but have not yet finalized a deal. iPhone 17’s display could get a big anti-reflective upgrade A new rumor says that the 2025 iPhone might feature a “super-hard anti-reflective layer,” which is also more scratch-resistant. MacRumors: Epic Games to Charge 12% Fee for App Sales From Alternative iPhone Store Epic Games in February said that it would launch an Epic Games Store on the iPhone in the European Union. For games distributed through the Epic Games Store, Epic will collect a 12 percent share of revenue, which is the same fee that it charges on Windows and Mac machines. Tomsguide: Apple reportedly ‘accelerating’ entry-level Vision Pro — and it could cost $2,000 less Apple is aiming to cut the cost of the Apple Vision Pro from $3,500 down to as low as $1,500, according to a new report. How? Apple’s apparently going back to the drawing board when it comes to one of the headset's most expensive components: its two 4K micro-OLED displays.
The Return of VS - the segment where we pit one movie against another then argue over which is best - all while building our list of the greatest movies ever made!
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Jammy Kuck

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

Jun 1st
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