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.


9to5Mac Happy Hour 289: Schiller retires, iMac design refuses to retire, iPhone 12 parts leak
Aug 6 • 65 min
This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour, Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall make sense of Phil Schiller’s “Fellow” retirement, the new nano-texture (option) iMac, this week in iPhone 12 part leaks, and much more. Sponsored by Space Time — check out the 9to5 Network’s new…
Face ID on Mac, Apple confirms iPhone 12 delays, antitrust hearing
Aug 1 • 61 min
Apple has a unified gift card system, Face ID Mac evidence piles up, Digitimes backs Apple Watch Series 6 reporting, MacBook Air refresh clues, Apple’s informative antitrust hearing, iPhone 12 release clues in Apple earnings, and much more. Sponsored by…
iOS 14 beta 3 changes, iPhone 12 specs, iOS apps on the Mac
Jul 23 • 91 min
This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour, Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall talk iPhone 12, iOS 14, ARM Mac apps, and much more. Sponsored by LinkedIn — check out our offer to support the podcast! Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the…
iOS 14 privacy, iOS 13.6 released, the state of the Apple Watch
Jul 17 • 75 min
This week Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall unpack privacy features in iOS 14, Apple’s first tweet, iPhone 12 and the braided USB-C cable, the latest Apple Silicon Mac expectations, iOS 13.6, and much more. Sponsored by Sun Basket and Raycon Earbuds — check both…
iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur impressions
Jul 10 • 77 min
This week Zac and Benjamin discuss the iOS 14 public beta, two weeks using macOS Big Sur and the latest OS updates, favorite under-the-radar features so far, and much more. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy…
iPhone 12 charger rumors, Force Touch on watchOS 7, shifting Arcade strategy
Jul 3 • 68 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s Developer Transition Kit ARM Mac mini, rumors that iPhone 12 won’t include a charger in the box, Apple Watch losing Force Touch in watchOS 7, Apple Arcade’s shifting game strategy, and new Apple Card features.…
WWDC 2020 impressions: iOS 14, watchOS 7, macOS Big Sur and tvOS 14
Jun 25 • 149 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s major WWDC 2020 keynote, including what’s new in iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, macOS Big Sur, and tvOS 14. Sponsored by CleanMyMac X: Get CleanMyMac X 30% off valid until July 5. Sponsored by MacStadium: Get 50%…
WWDC Preview: iOS 14, watchOS 7, and more
Jun 18 • 72 min
This week Zac and Benjamin preview WWDC 2020, iOS 14, and much more. Sponsored by Sun Basket: Save $35 off your order when you go to sunbasket.com/happyhour and use promo code happyhour. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and…
iMac redesign, ARM Mac transition, WWDC plans
Jun 12 • 73 min
This week Zac and Benjamin are joined by Mark Gurman to unpack the long-running rumors that Apple will switch from Intel to custom-designed chips in Macs, a new rumor that Apple has a redesigned iMac coming at WWDC, new changes in iOS 13.6 beta, Apple’s…
Rumored iPad upgrades, Apple News+ Audio hands on, more iOS 14 leaks
Jun 4 • 61 min
This week Zac and Benjamin take 9to5Mac Happy Hour live on video for the first time to discuss the upcoming Apple News+ Audio feature, evidence of an Apple bundle in code, iPad Pro and iPad Air 4 rumors, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes…
Apple Store at the curb, macOS 10.15.5, Apple TV+ expansions
May 29 • 88 min
This week Zac and Benjamin discuss the state of Apple Stores during the global pandemic, updates to Apple’s Exposure Notifications API, macOS 10.15.5 and new battery features, new details about Messages for Mac on macOS 10.16, loads of Apple TV+…
iOS 13.5 release, iPhone 12 EarPods, Apple TV+ back catalog
May 22 • 85 min
Benjamin and Zac unpack the release of iOS 13.5 and the Apple/Google Exposure Notification API app adoption, Apple Watch 2020 Pride bands and faces, Ming-Chi Kuo’s prediction that iPhone 12 won’t include EarPods in the box, Apple TV+ potentially buying a…
AirPods Studio, new iPads rumored and iPhone 12 Pro exclusive features
May 15 • 84 min
Apple closes deal to buy NextVR, Logic Pro X gains Live Loops, exclusive new details on AirPods Studio, Kuo on iPad size updates, iPhone 12 features, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify…
iOS 13.5 beta 4, the ’new’ 13-inch MacBook Pro, making a HomeKit house
May 8 • 112 min
Benjamin explains a recent Facebook bug, iOS 13.5 beta 4 brings changes to Exposure Notification, Apple unveils WWDC 2020 dates, 13-inch MacBook Pro switches to Magic Keyboard, Zac recaps recent HomeKit updates, Apple TV+ reaches half a year, and much…
iOS 13.5 beta addresses COVID-19, AirPods rumors, HomePod mini
May 1 • 67 min
iOS 13.5 arrives in beta, Apple’s Exposure Notification API is ready to combat COVID-19 risks, Face ID and Group FaceTime are making changes, Zac has more thoughts on the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard, iPhone SE has a missing feature, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts new…
Magic Keyboard for iPad, Apple Music on Samsung TVs, 23-inch iMac
Apr 24 • 83 min
Zac has hands-on impressions with the Magic Keyboard for iPad, Benjamin has an update on the Logitech trackpad, Apple has a new Mac battery feature, and there’s a 23-inch iMac update rumored. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple…
iPhone SE launch, magnetic headphones rumors, contact tracing explained
Apr 17 • 76 min
Apple releases its Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, Logitech starts selling its own, Mac Pro feet and wheels are rolling off the shelves, Apple has a brand new iPhone SE available to order, Bloomberg reports new details about Apple’s high-end, over-ear…
iPad Pro LiDAR, iOS 14 wallpapers and widgets, App Store clips
Apr 10 • 72 min
Benjamin and Zac dive into LiDAR on the new iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard weight and availability, a new ARKit app called Pocket Rocket, iPad Pro’s new hardware disconnect feature, new iOS 14 wallpaper and widget features, a new app clips feature, Watchsmith…
Amazon skirts App Store rules, Apple buys Dark Sky, iPhone 9 is iPhone SE
Apr 3 • 103 min
Benjamin and Zac unpack the week of news including more features coming to iOS 14 and watchOS 7, Siri for Spotify on Apple Watch, Apple’s COVID-19 app, the Amazon Prime Video App Store situation, new AirTag leaks, Apple buying Dark Sky, breaking 2020…
iPhone 9 Plus, Apple CarKey, iPadOS 13.4
Mar 27 • 80 min
Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s first theatrical release film, iPhone 9 and iPhone 12 rumors, the latest 9to5Mac exclusives from iOS 14, iOS 13.4, and more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored…
2020 MacBook Air, iPad Pro with trackpad, iOS 13.4
Mar 20 • 75 min
Benjamin and Zac unpack new releases from Apple including a cheaper and improved MacBook Air, Mac mini storage upgrades, the new 2020 iPad Pro model, iOS 13.4 and trackpad support coming to iPad, the new Magic Keyboard coming in May, Beats Powerbeats…
iOS 14 and watchOS 7 leaks, iPad Pro cursor, Apple Watch Series 6 features
Mar 13 • 115 min
Benjamin and Zac have a week of 9to5Mac exclusives to discuss including loads of iOS 14, watchOS 7, and Apple Watch Series 6 details, new details about iPad cursor support, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠…
14-inch MacBook Pro, mini LED displays, WWDC fate
Mar 5 • 68 min
App Store has new review guidelines, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts new iMac Pro and 14.1-inch MacBook Pro, @coiiiiiiiin predicts new iMac and Mac mini, Apple has to deal with COVID-19 and SXSW, and Apple’s first theatrical release film is coming Friday. 9to5Mac…
iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Trackpad, ARM Macs, HomeKit routers
Feb 28 • 102 min
Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest report that Apple is planning to release an iPad Pro Smart Keyboard with a trackpad, new Powerbeats4 leaks, the latest Ming-Chi Kuo prediction on Macs dropping Intel, HomeKit routers, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour…
Apple Music updates, iPhone 9 rumors, iOS 14 default apps
Feb 21 • 59 min
Apple Music gains new features, coronavirus forces Apple to adjust earnings guidance (again), new iPhone SE and iPad Pro rumors continue, and Apple may finaly be considering third-party default apps. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts,…
Swift Playgrounds on Mac, state of Catalyst, 5G iPhone rumors
Feb 14 • 72 min
Apple Swift Playgrounds iPad app comes to the Mac, we talk about the ongoing state of Mac Catalyst apps, cheap iPhone and 5G iPhone rumors, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for…
iOS 13.4 beta changes, unified App Store, Apple TV rumors
Feb 7 • 83 min
Apple prepares to sponsor its first presidential debate, iOS 13.4 beta packs lots of changes, 9to5Mac discovers a new CarKey feature coming in the future, Apple takes steps toward unifying the iOS and Mac App Store, and more Apple TV rumors emerge.…
What’s new in iOS 13.3.1, Fantastical 3 and Filmic DoubleTake, Spring Apple Event rumors
Jan 31 • 68 min
Benjamin and Zac discuss what’s new in iOS 13.3.1 and other new software updates, Apple Maps 2.0 coming to Europe, new Fantastical and Filmic DoubleTake apps, the current state of HomeKit routers, and Apple hardware rumors including a new 13-inch MacBook…
An interview with Astronaut Reisman, ‘For All Mankind’ consultant for Apple TV+
Jan 24 • 60 min
Special guest Astronaut Garrett Reisman joins Zac and Benjamin to discuss his experience with ‘For All Mankind’ on Apple TV+. Dr. Reisman joined NASA in 1998, traveled to space on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2008 and Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2010, and…
Apple security and the FBI, ‘Pro Mode’ for Macs
Jan 17 • 69 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case repair program, the new Sensei app for Mac, Apple’s AI startup acquisition, the new Apple security battle with the FBI, racked mounted Mac Pro launch, a new ‘Pro Mode’ coming to Macs, and…
Apple at CES 2019, Services era, iPhone Night mode contest
Jan 10 • 63 min
Apple wins CES with AirPods emoji, Global Privacy Senior Director Jane Horvath talks privacy on behalf of Apple, PopSocket now works with wireless charging, HomeKit advances in 2020, Apple marks a new era of Services, iPhone 11 has a new Night mode photo…
Red Apple Watch, Apple TV+ taps HBO chief, iPhone 12 rumors
Jan 3 • 60 min
Benjamin and Zac kick off 2020 with rumors about a Product (RED) Apple Watch Series 5, new perks for Apple Store staff, the first Made for iPhone external flash, HBO’s former chief signing an exclusive deal with Apple TV+, Apple’s surprise agreement with…
Our first product memories and Apple’s decade in review
Dec 23, 2019 • 117 min
Christmas week has arrived and so has the end of the decade. Benjamin and Zac walk down memory lane to recall their first Apple products including iPhone and Mac. The duo also explores the biggest Apple stories of the decade from each decade. 9to5Mac…
HomeKit and ‘Connected Home’, Apple Podcasts on Echo, TV+ in 2020
Dec 19, 2019 • 90 min
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss a wide range of topics including Apple Podcasts, Arcade, News, and more service news, the latest iOS beta software updates, more Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR details, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available…
Apple TV remotes, Mac Pro released, and the latest OS updates
Dec 13, 2019 • 112 min
Benjamin and Zac reflect on the Apple TV Siri remote, the first round of award nominations for TV+, what’s new in iOS 13.3 and other software updates, the launch of the 2019 Mac Pro, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts,…
Apple award season, 16-inch MacBook Pro experience, no Lightning port iPhone future
Dec 6, 2019 • 88 min
iPhone 11 has a privacy concern, Ming-Chi Kuo forecasts a whole new wave of iPhone releases with major changes, Zac takes the Apple Watch Series 5’s always-on display for a half marathon, Zac and Benjamin talk more about the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and much…
Apple holiday ad, Apple Watch for kids, Group FaceTime retrospective
Nov 27, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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…