9to5Mac Happy Hour

9to5Mac Happy Hour

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Happy Hour is a podcast hosted by Benjamin Mayo, Zac Hall and the staff of 9to5Mac discussing the latest in tech news.


Apple holiday ad, Apple Watch for kids, Group FaceTime retrospective
Nov 27 • 67 min
Apple’s annual special holiday ad is out alongside Black Friday through Cyber Monday promotions, Benjamin and Zac take a retrospective look at Group FaceTime and how it’s perfect for the holidays, the prospect an using a cellular Apple Watch with kids,…
Apple December ‘event’, iPhone 11 Smart Battery Cases and HomeKit Secure Video
Nov 22 • 103 min
Apple has a ‘special event’ dedicated to apps, the WWDC app has been rebranded, iPhone 11 has an all-new Smart Battery Case, Zac has hands-on experience with HomeKit Secure Video, and Apple TV+ has some unexpected movie drama. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is…
16-inch MacBook Pro, service bundle rumors, Apple Music Replay
Nov 15 • 109 min
Apple has a brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro with a ‘Magic Keyboard’, the new Apple Research app with two new health studies debuts, Apple Music has a new ‘Replay’ year-in-review playlist, and lots of news about Apple Services bundles, TV+, HomeKit Secure…
AirPods Pro review and Apple TV+ launch
Nov 8 • 76 min
HomePod has a great holiday price and new features, Zac tested AirPods Pro at a Disney World Half Marathon, iOS 13.3 introduces new improvements, and Benjamin gives his take on the launch of Apple TV+. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet…
AirPods Pro unveiled, 16-inch MacBook Pro leaks continue, HomePod update
Oct 31 • 62 min
iPhone 5 is just days away from going offline with a critical update, Apple unveiled new AirPods Pro in-ear headphones, 9to5Mac has a detailed glimspe at the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and Apple releases new features for HomePod. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available…
16-inch MacBook Pro leak, Mac Catalyst experience, HomeKit updates
Oct 25 • 88 min
Apple has effectively managed our 16-inch MacBook Pro expectations, Zac has a favorite Mac Catalyst app, Benjamin has released his own Catalyst app, Netatmo surprises us with welcome HomeKit news, Fire TV picks up Apple TV+, and much more. Sponsored by…
iPhone SE 2 spec rumors, Beats Solo Pro, Apple TV+ run-up
Oct 18 • 76 min
This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour: Apple’s iPhone SE appears to be making a comeback as a better iPhone 8, Beats has announced all-new Solo Pro on-ear headphones with impressive features, and Apple TV+ is days away from debuting. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is…
macOS Catalina impressions, iPad 7, iPhone SE 2 rumors
Oct 10 • 119 min
Benjamin has new info on Apple TV PIP, Zac has more experience with QuickTake on iPhone 11, watchOS 6.1 beta helps Apple Watch Series 5 battery, macOS Catalina lands, and Ming-Chi Kuo has new iPhone SE 2 predictions. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on…
Apple Watch Series 5 impressions and iOS 13.2 features
Oct 4 • 89 min
Zac has spent some time with Apple Watch Series 5, Benjamin has observations from afar, and iOS 13.2 beta brings new features to the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through…
iPhone 11 impressions and iPadOS 13.1 debut
Sep 27 • 98 min
iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro are here, and Zac and Benjamin have first week impressions on Night mode, the new ultra wide camera, and more. iOS 13.1 for iPhone and iPadOS 13.1 for iPad are also out along with tvOS 13 for Apple TV, and there are new…
iPhone 11 and Apple Watch review roundups, Arcade launch, iOS 13 release
Sep 19 • 89 min
The first round of iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 reviews are out, Apple Watch Series 3 has a new low price, Apple Arcade is officially here, and iOS 13 and other major software updates are arriving this week. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple…
iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 event extravaganza
Sep 12 • 198 min
Apple’s September 10th event for iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 has wrapped up, and Benjamin and Zac have completed their annual marathon episode breaking down every announcement from the keynote. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts,…
Apple event predictions, iPhone 11 hype, Apple Watch sleep tracking
Sep 5 • 101 min
Apple’s major September event is officially announced! Does the colorful event invitation have a hidden meaning? Zac and Benjamin also talk upcoming Apple’s Tile tracker competitor and rumors about Apple’s AR/VR headset plans, the possibility of a new…
iPhone ‘Walkie-Talkie’, Siri changes, iOS 13.1 confusion
Aug 28 • 88 min
This week, Benjamin and Zac talk about positive things coming to HomeKit this year, opportunities for advancements in HomeKit going forward, Zac’s review-in-progress of the Peloton bike and treadmill system with Apple Watch, a cool kid’s stationary bike…
Titanium Apple Watch, new iPhone 11 details, Arcade preview leak
Aug 23 • 132 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the full rollout of Apple Card in the US, new Apple Watch material leaks including titanium cases, what the latest EEC database entry tells us about Apple’s fall hardware lineup, new iPhone 11 Pro features coming, iPad…
iPhone 11 rumors, Spotify on Siri, iOS 13 beta 7
Aug 16 • 82 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss using the new Apple Maps experience, the release of iOS 13 beta 7, a potential iPhone 11 event date, an improvement to Mac App Store stories, the possibility of Spotify working with Siri, our review of the new Sonos IKEA…
iOS 13 and watchOS 6 beta changes, Apple Card launch, and the upgraded Shortcuts app
Aug 9 • 111 min
This week Benjamin and Zac unpack Apple’s latest software beta changes in iOS 13 and watchOS 6, the upgraded Shortcuts app and HBO in Apple TV Channels, the limited launch of Apple Card in the US, rumors about future iPhones with Face ID and…
Apple spends a billion, iPadOS multitasking, #Ask9to5Mac Q&A
Jul 30 • 88 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Ming-Chi Kuo’s updated forecast for when Apple’s MacBook keyboard problems will be resolved, Apple’s $1 billion purchase of Intel’s smartphone modem business, the state of iPad multitasking in iPadOS 13, and our…
iOS 12.4, Apple Podcasts+ and iPhone 11 features
Jul 24 • 75 min
This week Benjamin and Zac talk LG’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit TV launch, changes in iOS 12.4 and watchOS 5.3, Bloomberg’s report that Apple may invest in original podcasts, and new hardware rumors for Apple Watch, MacBook Pro, and iPhone 11. 9to5Mac Happy…
MacBook speeds, Apple TV+ details, and iPhone 11 dummies
Jul 19 • 67 min
This week Benjamin and Zac talk more about the updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, news around Apple TV+ and the upcoming streaming video service, new emoji coming in iOS 13, the latest iPhone 11 rumors, changes in iOS 13 beta 4, and much more. 9to5Mac…
Apple shakes up the MacBook line, iOS 13 beta 3 and iPad rumors
Jul 12 • 104 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss reporting that followed Jony Ive’s Apple exit, changes in beta 3 versions of iOS/iPadOS/macOS/tvOS/watchOS, Apple’s Texas Hold’Em 2.0 game, Apple’s refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, the death of the 12-inch MacBook,…
Jony Ive leaving Apple, Watch Time teaser
Jul 3 • 66 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss new Bluetooth smart lights from Philips Hue, how Apple HomeKit setup could be easier for new users, a new charging solution from TwelveSouth, and our live reactions to the news that Jony Ive is leaving Apple. (We…
Public betas hit, MacBook Pro rumors, iOS 13 Home app design
Jun 27 • 73 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors plus speculation about future MacBook Airs and more, Apple’s surprise release of iOS 13 beta ahead of July, our thoughts on Dark Mode and other top features, new design changes in…
iOS 13 beta 2, new Apple TV features, 2020 iPhone screen sizes
Jun 20 • 95 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple HomeKit Secure Video, changes in iOS 13 beta 2 including a new Portrait filter, SMB Server support, a new subscription warning, and design changes to CarPlay. Also discussed: a new feature coming in watchOS 6, new…
Hands-on with new CarPlay features and early beta impressions
Jun 14 • 84 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss new uses for Apple’s updated iPod touch, hands-on experience using CarPlay in iOS 13, the future of 3D Touch, how Face ID has improved on iPhone XS, macOS Catalina and Apple’s new Sidecar feature, initial watchOS 6 face…
WWDC 2019 impressions: iOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina and tvOS 13
Jun 7 • 151 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s major WWDC 2019 keynote, including what’s new in iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina, and tvOS 13. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or…
iOS 13 screenshot leaks and WWDC expectations
Jun 2 • 119 min
This week, Benjamin and Zac break down the latest iOS 13 leaks and rumors, as well as give their last minute takes on what they are most excited to see at WWDC. (Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, audio on this episode is not quite up to our usual high…
8-core MacBook Pros, butterfly keyboard changes, new LG UltraFine display
May 23 • 57 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss LG’s new 23.7-inch 4K UltraFine display in Apple Stores, the surprise MacBook Pro updates and changes to the keyboard repair program, an update on Apple News+, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and…
iOS 12.3 release, Apple Pay stickers, iPhone XR 2 rumors
May 18 • 89 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iOS 12.3 and the all-new Apple TV app, AirPlay 2 on Samsung Smart TVs, watchOS 5’s newest Apple Watch faces, Apple Pay stickers and how they work, iPhone XR 2 rumors, and more features expected in iOS 13. 9to5Mac Happy…
Powerbeats Pro review and watchOS 6 rumors
May 10 • 85 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the mysterious LG UltraFine display disappearance and Apple’s upcoming display, Apple’s wacky new iOS game, our Beats Powerbeats Pro review after week one, and exciting new watchOS 6 rumors for Apple Watch at WWDC.…
Apple earnings, Screen Time App Store controversy, Jony’s design lab
May 3 • 63 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s Q2 2019 earnings report, the latest developments in Qualcomm/Intel/Apple/5G, turnover in Jony Ive’s design department, Apple’s statement on ScreenTime and removing similar apps, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour…
More iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 leaks, AirPods 3 rumors, iPhone 11 camera upgrades
Apr 25 • 119 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac’s Gui Rambo’s latest week of scoops including Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time coming to the Mac, new Apple Watch features in macOS 10.15, and WWDC 2019 for developers, plus Ming-Chi Kuo’s latest iPhone 11 camera…
iOS 13 iPad features detailed, macOS Sidecar, Qualcomm and 5G iPhones
Apr 18 • 85 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac’s scoops on iOS 13’s dark mode, multiple window apps and panels, redesigned volume HUD, macOS 10.15’s project sidecar, Apple’s possible plans to unify Find My Friends and iPhone, potential hardware tracker…
macOS 10.15 Marzipan media apps, HomePod price drop, iPhone 11 rumor mix
Apr 12 • 81 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac’s report that standalone Music, Podcasts, TV, and Books apps will replace functions in iTunes on the Mac this fall, Apple’s rare price drop on the HomePod, the latest iPhone 11 rumors, potential Mac Pro release…
AirPower cancelled, AirPods 2 review, Powerbeats Pro announced
Apr 4 • 90 min
This week Benjamin and Zac unpack AirPower’s demise including Apple’s statement on the cancellation and alternative recommendations, our first week with new AirPods including “Hey Siri” and wireless charging, newly announced Beats Powerbeats Pro specs,…
Apple TV+, Card, Arcade, and News+ event
Mar 29 • 143 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s March 25th event, including Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, plus new AirPods are out and new Powerbeats have leaked, plus much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s…
New iPad mini and iPad Air, iMac refresh, second-gen AirPods debut
Mar 21 • 109 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s product release carousel including the first new iPad mini in years, a new iPad Air size, faster iMacs, and second-generation AirPods, plus much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s…
Apple March event official, 2020 AR rumors, Spotify vs Apple
Mar 14 • 99 min
This week Benjamin and Zac are joined by Mark Gurman to discuss Apple’s upcoming March 25th event, WWDC 2019, and Apple’s AR/VR headset plans, plus Apple vs Spotify, Amazon Fire TV gaining Apple Music, a new HomeKit lamp review, and more. 9to5Mac Happy…
Smart Battery Case take two, Apple’s TV drama, iOS 12.2 final touches
Mar 7 • 78 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss our extended experience with Apple’s new Smart Battery Case, developing Mac software and a special utility used for the show, Apple’s TV drama before its new video service launches, the latest changes in iOS 12.2 beta,…
Shot on iPhone finale, foldable XR and XS competition, Apple Watch sleep tracking
Feb 28 • 91 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s Shot on iPhone contest winners, Halide’s new long exposure app Spectre, Apple’s latest iPhone marketing refinements, foldable phones and iPhone competition, the rumored Apple Pay credit card and new Wallet app…
16-inch MacBook Pro rumors, Apple high-end display, Marzipan rollout
Feb 21 • 111 min
This week Benjamin and Zac unpack the new 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors, Apple Display spec leaks, the future of Project Marzipan, the latest changes in iOS 12.2, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher,…
Apple spring event, news and video service details, hardware rumor flurry
Feb 14 • 70 min
This week Benjamin and Zac connect the steady stream of new reports on Apple’s upcoming subscription news and video services, including solid rumors of Apple’s next spring event, plus a look at the flood of hardware rumors this week including AirPower,…
FaceTime fixed, Angela Ahrendts leaving Apple, 5G E & Animoji
Feb 8 • 99 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iOS 12.1.4 and the fix for Group FaceTime and other security flaws, Apple’s bug bounty program and other security concerns, Angela Ahrendts leaving her role as SVP of Retail, and the latest changes in iOS 12.2 beta.…
iOS 12.2 beta features, FaceTime bug debacle, iOS 13 rumors
Jan 31 • 82 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iOS 12.2 beta and the changes included, Apple’s FaceTime debacle and quarterly earnings results, plus iOS 13 rumors and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn,…
Smart Battery Case impressions, Shot on iPhone contest, AirPods for health
Jan 24 • 91 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss their hands-on experience with Apple’s new Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, new places where Apple Pay is accepted, Apple’s first-ever ‘Shot on iPhone’ contest, the latest iPhone 11 and beyond rumors,…
New iPod touch rumors, competing iPhone 11 renders, leaked Smart Battery Cases debut
Jan 16 • 79 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss how Apple’s revenue miss is affecting iPhone prices in China, a new detail about how the battery replacement program affected upgrades, a new AirPower launch rumor, competing iPhone 11 rumors and renders, hope for a…
iPhone 11 triple camera rumors, AirPlay 2 TVs, HomeKit at CES 2019
Jan 11 • 121 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple TV and the new zero sign-on feature in tvOS 12, iCloud Photos and managing limited storage, a possible preview at how the iPhone 11 camera system will appear, CES 2019 and the wave of new AirPlay 2 and HomeKit TVs,…
AirPods memes, AirPower mystery, and iPhone China woes
Jan 4 • 128 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the entertaining ‘AirPods for Christmas’ meme, the mystery about AirPower and Apple’s missing update, Apple’s rare revenue guidance change and iPhone upgrade growth challenges, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is…
Apple’s 2018 Year-In-Review
Dec 28, 2018 • 97 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s 2018 year-in-review, including hardware and software achievements and misses, how Apple has overcome challenges from 2017, and what Apple faces in 2019. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s…
iOS changes in China, Apple Music on Alexa, Connect gets Ping’d
Dec 20, 2018 • 104 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s ongoing battle with Qualcomm in China and changes to iOS animations over patents, the end of Apple Music Connect and how Apple Music social features surpass the vision of iTunes Ping, Apple Music’s launch on…
iPhone XS Smart Battery Case, XR and HomePod discounts, Apple Watch tidbits
Dec 13, 2018 • 111 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac’s exclusive iPhone XS Smart Battery Case story, a limited HomePod discount holiday strategy, Qualcomm’s effort to block iPhone sales in China, location privacy on iOS apps, Apple Watch Series 4 heart rate…
Apple Music coming to Echo, iPhone XR clear case, Apple Watch ECG launch
Dec 7, 2018 • 91 min
This week Benjamin and Zac share a quick review of the Smart Folio cover for the new iPad Pro, talk about Apple Music coming soon to Amazon’s Echo speakers, recent iPhone XR discounts and Apple’s marketing strategies, the launch of the Apple Clear Case…
Bigger iPad Pro, App Store monopoly, and Apple Watch half marathon
Nov 30, 2018 • 71 min
This week Benjamin and Zac talk 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro differences, using the iPad as a teleprompter, Apple Pencil versus Logitech Crayon, Apple’s Supreme Court case over monopolies and the App Store, running long distances with Apple Watch, and…
Apple holiday ad, iPhone sales fears, Apple TV dongles
Nov 23, 2018 • 60 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s 2018 holiday ad and how it was created, the four-day ‘shopping event’ that Apple is hyping this year, Siri’s unfortunate Thanksgiving Day blunder, a new rumored Apple TV HDMI stick, iPhone XS and iPhone XR sales…
New MacBook Pro GPUs, Spotify for Apple Watch, iPad pros and cons
Nov 15, 2018 • 114 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new MacBook Pro GPU updates, the upcoming Blackmagic eGPU Pro, Apple’s Mac SSD pricing, new Apple Watch bands, AirPower predictions, Spotify for Apple Watch, the first week with the new iPad Pro, and the state of…
2018 iPad Pro impressions, FaceTime and iPhone XR improvements, watchOS updates
Nov 9, 2018 • 100 min
This week Benjamin and Zac offer up early impressions on the 2018 iPad Pro, new Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard Folio, a few iPhone XR thoughts, changes coming in iOS and watchOS for FaceTime and more, a change to how Apple is reporting earnings, and…
MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro event impressions
Oct 31, 2018 • 119 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s October 30th event and the new MacBook Air, Mac mini, iPad Pro, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS…
iPhone XR reviews, iPad mini 5 rumors, HomeKit speakers
Oct 24, 2018 • 78 min
This week Benjamin and Zac talk iPhone XR reviews, the upcoming fix for ‘beautygate’, the newly rumored iPad mini 5 and AirPower expectations, the iPad Pro and Mac updates expected at next week’s Apple event, the latest AirPlay 2 HomeKit speaker, Safari…
October event announced, iPhone XR pre-order, Photoshop for iPad
Oct 19, 2018 • 136 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the newly announced October Apple event, expectations for the new iPad Pro and Mac lineup, iPhone XR pre-orders and the Apple clear case, full Photoshop coming to iPad, Apple’s subscription issues on the App Store, and…
Latest OS updates, the new smart ‘speakers’, and troubles in China
Oct 12, 2018 • 111 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss a range of topics including Apple Watch and DST challenges, new Apple Watch Series 4 improvements, iOS 12.0.1 fixes and iOS 12 adoption rate, new Apple Music and Apple Pay updates, the latest round of smart ‘speakers’…
Series 4 reviewed, iOS 12.1 changes, Marzipan apps
Oct 4, 2018 • 83 min
This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the Apple Watch Series 4 review process and the latest thinking on the new model, a new student ID card feature in Wallet on iOS 12 and watchOS 5, new features coming in iOS 12.1, an issue with Dolby Atmos and…
iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4, and macOS Mojave impressions
Sep 27, 2018 • 113 min
This week Benjamin and Zac initial impressions with iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4, and macOS Mojave. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for…
HomePod gets smarter, best iOS 12 features, iPhone XS anticipation
Sep 20, 2018 • 71 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iPhone and Apple Watch orders, early reviews for the new products, the giant HomePod update that adds a few essential features, the best features of newly released iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, and all the hardware…
Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone Xs, and iPhone XR event impressions
Sep 13, 2018 • 118 min
This week Benjamin and Zac share their thoughts on the Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR event. Plus there’s positive HomePod news! 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google…
Apple Watch Series 4 & iPhone Xs leak ahead of event
Sep 5, 2018 • 78 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac’s exclusive Apple Watch Series 4 and iPhone Xs leaks, iPad Pro redesign rumors, event predictions, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play…
AirPlay 2 on AirPort Express, 2018 iPhone names and resolutions
Aug 30, 2018 • 74 min
This week Benjamin and Zac talk AirPlay 2 coming to the AirPort Express, Bloomberg’s report on iPhone naming and features, Ming-Chi Kuo’s prediction that at least one iPhone will be delayed and no Pencil support, that rumor about 3D Touch going away, and…
MacBook rumors, Mac mini expectations, Apple Watch Series 4 lineup
Aug 23, 2018 • 72 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest Digitimes report on MacBook, AirPower, and iPad rumors, Bloomberg’s report on the MacBook Air replacement and rumored Mac mini update, our expectations for the Apple Watch Series 4 lineup, the end of Back to…
Group FaceTime delay, Twitter API damage, 2018 iPhone rumors
Aug 15, 2018 • 74 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Group FaceTime’s delay, Twitter’s destructive API change, new details about AirPower, iPhone rumors including Apple Pencil support, Apple Car development, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and…
MacBook Pro experience, Friends Mix, ‘Creative Selection’ excerpt
Aug 9, 2018 • 79 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss using the Keyboard Service Program for MacBook, experience with the 2018 MacBook Pro including True Tone and “Hey Siri” features, Apple Music’s new Friends Mix playlist, 9to5Mac’s exclusive excerpt from the upcoming…
iPad Pro design leaks, upcoming HomePod features and AAPL earnings
Aug 2, 2018 • 60 min
This week Benjamin and Zac talk about traveling and data caps on carrier plans, the resolution to Apple’s MacBook Pro throttling issue (and possibly the keyboard problem), Macotakara’s report on the upcoming iPad Pro losing its headphone jack, Face ID…
UK HomeKit, Face ID iPad, Photos in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave
Jul 26, 2018 • 66 min
This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the state of HomeKit in the UK and some useful ways to use automation, iPad rumors and guesses about rounded corners and the Home indicator, Photos in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, photo sharing changes and questionable…
2018 MacBook Pro upgrade, thermal throttling concerns, macOS Mojave and watchOS 5 changes
Jul 18, 2018 • 77 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the newly announced 2018 MacBook Pro hardware upgrades, higher RAM and SSD storage upgrades, Apple’s T2 chip in the iMac Pro and MacBook Pro, Hey Siri and True Tone, iFixit’s keyboard discovery, the 6-core i9 thermal…
Siri’s new boss, 11-inch iPad Pro, bezel-free Apple Watch rumors
Jul 12, 2018 • 97 min
Benjamin and Zac talk 3D Touch, AirPlay and Apple TV, iTunes 12.8 and Sonos gaining AirPlay 2, John Giannandrea’s new Chief of ML and AI job, Siri changing bosses again, using Shortcuts on iOS 12, and Ming-Chi Kuo’s big report on new Macs, iPads, and…
Colorful iPhone rumors, A12 chip leaks, Apple Watch Raise to Speak Siri
Jul 6, 2018 • 69 min
This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the five iPhone colors leak, new iPad and Mac rumors, new Geekbench results for unreleased chips, using Apple Watch Raise To Speak Siri on watchOS 5, Apple’s plan to rebuild its mapping data in Apple Maps, and…
iOS 12 public beta, AirPlay 2 speakers, and MacBook keyboard repair program
Jun 27, 2018 • 68 min
This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the risks and benefits of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave public betas, 9to5Mac’s Sonos Beam smart soundbar review, AirPlay 2 speakers, Apple’s surprise MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboard repair program, rumors about new…
iOS 12 beta 2 changes, Walkie-Talkie for Apple Watch, Oprah and Apple’s TV plans
Jun 21, 2018 • 73 min
This week Benjamin and Zac iOS 12 beta 2, MP3 chapter support in Apple’s Podcasts app, AirPlay 2 potential for AirPort Express; watchOS 5 beta 2, Apple’s new Walkie-Talkie app, aggressive watch face indicators, and the death of Time Travel; macOS Mojave…
AirPlay 2 growing pains, using iOS 12’s Screen Time, USB-C iPhone rumors
Jun 14, 2018 • 66 min
This week Benjamin and Zac catch up on the Sonos Beam soundbar announcement, AirPlay 2 support coming to Sonos in July, more HomePod stereo thoughts after a few weeks of use, how Apple TV speakers can be challenging with AirPlay 2, iOS 12’s new Screen…
WWDC 2018: iOS 12, macOS Mojave, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12
Jun 8, 2018 • 176 min
This week Benjamin and Zac talk WWDC 2018 including iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS, and macOS Mojave. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and…
Apple Watch Pride, HomePod stereo & AirPlay 2, macOS 10.14 wish list
May 30, 2018 • 112 min
This week Benjamin and Zac talk Apple Watch workout tracking, Apple’s new privacy portal in the EU, Apple Watch’s hidden Pride watch face, HomePod gaining calendar, stereo, and AirPlay 2 support, and macOS 10.14 wish list items. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is…
WWDC invites, Beats HomePod rumor, ‘audioOS’ wish list
May 24, 2018 • 82 min
This week Benjamin and Zac talk WWDC press invites, misinterpreted Siri clues, a surprise Apple car update, a Beats-branded HomePod rumor, and HomePod features we want to see at WWDC 2018. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts…
Twitter ruffles feathers, iPhone SE and fast charging rumors, iOS 12 wish list
May 18, 2018 • 95 min
This week Benjamin and Zac sort through the latest mess Twitter is creating for third-party apps, the growing possibility that new iPhones will come with fast charging, farfetched iPhone SE rumors, and iOS 12 feature requests. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is…
HomePod calendar clue, I/O impressions, watchOS 5 wish list
May 10, 2018 • 89 min
This week Benjamin and Zac welcome a clue that suggests HomePod will soon work with Calendar, new details about the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus and an iOS 12 Face ID rumor, quick impressions from Google I/O, Hodinkee’s new Jony Ive interview on Apple Watch,…
AAPL earnings, state of AirPlay 2, tvOS 12 wish list
May 4, 2018 • 71 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss what Ming-Chi Kuo’s retirement from KGI Securities could mean for future Apple rumors, Apple’s latest earnings report and why iPhone revenue was up despite flat unit sales, the current state of AirPlay 2 and some…
Apple officially kills AirPort routers, iPhone SE 2 rumors, macOS dark mode clues
Apr 26, 2018 • 52 min
This week Benjamin and Zac break news that Apple has officially discontinued its AirPort router line, weigh new iPhone SE 2 rumors, and clues about dark mode finally coming to macOS. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app,…
FCC leaks gold iPhone X as Apple doubles down on secrecy
Apr 18, 2018 • 73 min
This week Benjamin and Zac talk about recent Amazon Alexa features and HomePod sales, Apple’s leaked memo on stopping leaks, the FCC’s gold iPhone X leak, and the potential for third-party Apple Watch faces. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and…
Red iPhone 8, 2019 Mac Pro, macOS 64-bit app transition
Apr 12, 2018 • 62 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the wait for AirPower, the latest Mac Pro news, macOS High Sierra’s 32-bit app warning, and watchOS 5 likely dropping old Apple Watch apps. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is…
Watch app graveyard, Apple poaches Google’s AI chief, iOS 11.4 changes
Apr 5, 2018 • 61 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss early reception to the new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support, Instagram for Apple Watch’s demise and why loads of watchOS apps are disappearing, Apple reportedly ramping up Siri hiring and poaching Google’s AI…
9to5Mac Happy Hour 166: Apple’s EDU iPad event, Apple Watch redesign rumors, iOS 11.3 release
Mar 30, 2018 • 101 min
This week Benjamin and Zac share thoughts on Apple’s March education event where the new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support was unveiled, new Apple Watch Series 4 rumors that claim a new design is coming with more screen, and the launch of iOS 11.3,…
microLED future, Apple ad ups and downs, March event predictions
Mar 23, 2018 • 93 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s plans for microLED displays in future Apple Watches and iPhones, the new iPhone X Face ID ad and lingering bugs in iOS, the behind-the-scenes video showing how the HomePod ad was created, 9to5Mac’s new HomeKit…
MacBook lineup predictions, Siri status report, Apple unveils two events
Mar 16, 2018 • 72 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest MacBook update rumors, The Information’s report on Siri’s history and why Apple has struggled to scale it, a surprise Apple education event announcement mid-episode, Apple’s Texture acquisition and Eddy Cue’s…
9to5Mac Happy Hour 163: iTunes LP is dead, cheaper MacBook Air rumors, predicting Apple’s spring announcements
Mar 8, 2018 • 77 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss features previewed in iOS 11.3 that have been reverted, new CarPlay promotions with Apple Music, iTunes LP going away and what Apple Music Connect could be, and the latest spring hardware refresh rumors. 9to5Mac Happy…
162: AirPods 2, Apple’s Beats Studio3 competitor, iPhone X Plus rumors | 9to5Mac Happy Hour
Mar 1, 2018 • 85 min
This week Benjamin and Zac unpack the latest rumors about second-generation AirPods adding ‘Hey Siri’ support, the status of Apple’s special AirPower charging mat, new rumors about Apple making high end over ear headphones, fresh details about the…
161: Twitter for Mac abandoned, iOS 11’s Telugu fix, iPad refresh rumors | 9to5Mac Happy Hour
Feb 22, 2018 • 78 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the slow death of Twitter for Mac, Apple requiring app updates to support iPhone X, Nokia probably killing Withings and how HealthKit will be affected, the Telugu character bug in iOS 11, a small change in watchOS 4.3…
160: The HomePod Review | 9to5Mac Happy Hour
Feb 15, 2018 • 179 min
This week Benjamin and Zac have a short chat about the new Apple HomePod. (Stay tuned for 9to5Mac’s official review later next week. This episode was also recorded before stain-gate, so thoughts on that next episode.) 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on…
159: HomePod review roundup, iPhone battery health and watchOS 4.3 changes | 9to5Mac Happy Hour
Feb 8, 2018 • 89 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss welcome changes in watchOS 4.3 for Apple Watch, HomePod reviews before receiving ours, how Apple is resolving battery health issues with iOS 11.3, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s…
158: iPhone SE 2 pessimism, iBooks revamp, and iOS 12’s focus on fixes | 9to5Mac Happy Hour
Feb 2, 2018 • 72 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest on HomePod before its launch including what they ordered, a new report that casts doubt on the possibility of an iPhone SE 2, rumors about an iBooks overhaul and imagining an Apple Books service, plus iOS 12…
157: iOS 11.3 Preview, 6.1-inch iPhone rumors, HomePod is coming | 9to5Mac Happy Hour
Jan 25, 2018 • 83 min
This week Benjamin and Zac are joined by Guilherme Rambo to discuss HomePod launch details, iOS 11.2.5 and new Siri skills, iOS 11.3 beta and changes included, and a new 6.1-inch iPhone rumor. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts…
156: Apple’s TV plans, iPhone X notch future, watchOS 5 ideas | 9to5Mac Happy Hour
Jan 18, 2018 • 74 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s efforts to build a new TV service, the fate of the iPhone X notch and recent iPhone sales, CarPlay news out of the International Auto Show in Detroit, a beautiful watchOS 5 mockup, and HomePod predictions.…
155: iPhone SE 2 rumors, iOS parental controls & Apple AirPort’s future | 9to5Mac Happy Hour
Jan 11, 2018 • 60 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s entry in the video consortium behind AV1, iPhone SE 2 rumors and our headphone jack predictions, the need for more robust parental controls on iOS, the future of Apple’s AirPort hardware and selling mesh routers,…
Happy Hour Podcast 154 | Ringing in the New Year, HomePod challenges, and battery saga continues
Jan 4, 2018 • 71 min
This week Benjamin and Zac catch up on Apple news since the new year including talk about the iMac Pro accessories and wallpaper, Apple Watch Activity Sharing and Series 3 rebooting in ICUs, the need for a refreshed HomePod pitch before launch, how Alexa…