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.
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…