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A weekly podcast discussing the latest in Apple and technology. Hosted by 9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo and Chance Miller.
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Benjamin gives his thoughts on his brief experience using the new M4 iPad Pro hardware, while Chance ponders a purchase. Apple previews some exciting new iOS 18 accessibility features, and we gist more insight into Apple’s AI plans with reports that the company is already hosting Apple Silicon chips in its server farms. And in Happy Hour Plus, Benjamin and Chance react to the increasing likelihood that John Ternus becomes Apple’s next CEO, in the fullness of time. Subscribe at 9to5mac.com/join. Sponsored by Incogni: Limit public access to your private information, mitigate the risks of identity theft, and keep your data from being sold. Use code “happyhour” at the link below to get an exclusive 60% off an annual Incogni plan: incogni.com/happyhour Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR. 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus Introducing 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus! Support Benjamin and Chance directly with Happy Hour Plus! 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus includes:  Ad-free versions of every episode  Pre- and post-show content Monthly bonus episodes Join for $5 per month or $50 a year at 9to5mac.com/join.  Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links Here’s how the new iOS Cross-Platform Tracking Detection works Apple announces new accessibility features, including Eye Tracking - Apple iOS 17.5 is now available: Here's everything you need to know Apple previews iOS 18 accessibility features including eye tracking and music haptics CarPlay in iOS 18 will add these new accessibility features iOS 18 will let you use custom voice phrases to trigger actions Vision Pro will soon be able to show live captions of everything being spoken around you M4 iPad Pro reviews praise OLED display; criticize price, software Hands-on with the nano-texture M4 iPad Pro [Video] Here's how much lighter the iPad Pro's new Magic Keyboard actually is Not an iPad Pro Review: Why iPadOS Still Doesn’t Get the Basics Right Apple reportedly developing new dedicated chip for AI data centers Bloomberg: iOS 18 AI tech to rely on data centers with Apple silicon iOS 18: Apple finalizing deal to bring ChatGPT to iPhone Apple to unveil brand new Siri at WWDC powered by generative AI iPhone 17 rumors: New design, 'Slim' model to replace 'Plus’, more Apple allegedly planning foldable 20.3-inch hybrid for 2025, foldable iPhone in 2026 John Ternus emerging as most likely successor to Tim Cook as Apple CEO
Benjamin and Chance react to all the announcements out of the spring ‘Let Loose’ event, including the radically thin new iPad Pro, the new 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Air lineup, what to expect from the M4 chip, and how the event compared to their expectations going in overall. And in Happy Hour Plus, Benjamin and Chance reflect on how they feel the video event format is performing for Apple, and whether it makes sense for the company to return to the live keynote style, sometimes. Subscribe at 9to5mac.com/join. Sponsored by Shopify: Grow your business no matter what stage you’re in. Sign up for a $1 per month trial at shopify.com/happyhour. Sponsored by Zocdoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/happyhour and download the Zocdoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as today. Sponsored by iMazing 3: The world’s most trusted tool to manage Apple devices and transfer data from a Mac or PC. Redesigned for the future.  Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus Introducing 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus! Support Benjamin and Chance directly with Happy Hour Plus! 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus includes:  Ad-free versions of every episode  Pre- and post-show content Monthly bonus episodes Join for $5 per month or $50 a year at 9to5mac.com/join.  Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links Here's what Apple announced at its iPad-focused ‘Let loose’ event iPad Air 6: Redesigned model available in 11-inch and 13-inch sizes, landscape front camera, more Apple announces new iPad Pro: OLED display, M4 chip, thinner redesigned chassis Apple unveils M4: Its first chip made for AI from the ground up New versions of Final Cut and Logic Pro for iPad take advantage of the power of the M4 chip Apple doubles down on AI virtual musicians, adds intelligent stem splitting, more in new Logic Pro for iPad and Mac Apple debuts Magic Keyboard for M4 iPad Pro with larger trackpad, function row, aluminum palm rest Apple Pencil Pro launches, with squeeze gesture, roll, FindMy Apple reduces iPad 10 price to $349, discontinues iPad 9 with Home button
Benjamin and Chance assess the final iPad rumors ahead of next week’s ‘Let Loose’ event. Beats launches an incredibly compelling new addition to their headphones lineup, the Beats Solo Buds. At the same time, Apple fails to acknowledge what happened with people getting locked out of their Apple IDs over the weekend, in the same week as it releases a statement promising to fix an issue with iPhone alarms.  And in Happy Hour Plus, Benjamin and Chance discuss what podcast client they currently use and why, and how their listening habits reflect their app preferences. Subscribe at 9to5mac.com/join. Sponsored by Ladder: Go to Ladderlife.com/HappyHour today to see if you’re instantly approved. Sponsored by Incogni: Limit public access to your private information, mitigate the risks of identity theft, and keep your data from being sold. Use code “happyhour” at the link below to get an exclusive 60% off an annual Incogni plan: incogni.com/happyhour Sponsored by Kolide by 1Password, the device trust solution that ensures that if a device isn’t secure, it can’t access your apps. Close the Zero Trust access gap for Okta. Learn more or watch the demo. Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus Introducing 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus! Support Benjamin and Chance directly with Happy Hour Plus! 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus includes:  Ad-free versions of every episode  Pre- and post-show content Monthly bonus episodes Join for $5 per month or $50 a year at 9to5mac.com/join.  Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links Beats Solo 4 hands-on: the most iconic Beats headphones just got better Apple debuts new Beats Solo Buds with 18-hour battery life for $79 Apple's Beats Pill speaker could be about to make a comeback Apple users are being locked out of their Apple IDs with no explanation Apple working on fix for bug causing iPhone alarms to not play sounds iOS 18 rumor: These new AI features are coming to Safari EU will force Apple to add app sideloading, alternative browser engine support to iPad Report: iOS 18 to update many of the built-in apps, home screen updates, 'modular' design tweaks Gurman: New iPad Pro may actually be powered by the M4 chip, touting AI features M4 iPad Pro: Will Apple put a brand new chip in its next iPad? New Apple Pencil to include haptic feedback and new gestures
Benjamin and Chance get hyped for the just-announced Apple event, entitled ‘Let Loose’ set for May 7, in which we expect Apple to finally update the iPad hardware lineup. There’s also rumors that Apple is preparing to end FineWoven case production, and a weird curio that the iPhone 17 Plus screen may get slightly smaller. Elsewhere, AirPlay for hotels finally arrives and Apple is nearing a deal to exclusively stream the 2025 FIFA Club Word Cup. And in Happy Hour Plus, Chance’s Mac broke. Subscribe at 9to5mac.com/join. Sponsored by Shopify: Grow your business no matter what stage you’re in. Sign up for a $1 per month trial at shopify.com/happyhour. Sponsored by NordVPN: Go to nordvpn.com/happyhour to get the best discount off your NordVPN plan, along with 4 extra months on the 2-year plan. Sponsored by Roborock: Get a special deal on the S8 MaxV Ultra Robot Vac & S8 Max Ultra with free gifts for a limited time. Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus Introducing 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus! Support Benjamin and Chance directly with Happy Hour Plus! 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus includes:  Ad-free versions of every episode  Pre- and post-show content Monthly bonus episodes Join for $5 per month or $50 a year at 9to5mac.com/join.  Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links Apple announces special event for May 7: 'Let Loose' Tim Cook hints at new Apple Pencil 3 coming next month Ross Young: New iPad Air won’t feature mini-LED after all, but a new mystery iPad is coming in Q4 Rumor: Apple ends production of FineWoven cases and watch bands, following complaints Apple still has one more 'season' of FineWoven accessories in the works, but the end is near Kuo: Apple cuts Vision Pro shipments, now 'reviewing and adjusting' headset strategy AirPlay streaming launches today on TVs at IHG hotels and resorts Full list of hotels with AirPlay streaming support Report: iPhone 17 Plus to feature a smaller screen than current 'Plus' phones Gurman: iOS 18 AI features to be powered by 'entirely on-device' LLM, offering privacy and speed benefits Apple nearing billion-dollar streaming TV deal with FIFA; still in the running for NBA rights Yes, the YouTube app now hijacks your Apple TV's screen saver
Benjamin and Chance discuss the latest in Apple news, including Web Distribution for EU users launching in iOS 17.5 beta 2, we get our first sense of the M4 Mac release scheduled and the company opens up its third-party repair policies further. Also, the Humane Ai Pin debuts to a very mixed critical response. And in Happy Hour Plus, we talk about our multitasking and window management habits on macOS. Subscribe at 9to5mac.com/join. Note from Chance: We had some technical difficulties this week, so the audio quality isn't up to our normal standards. We apologize and will be back to normal next time! Sponsored by Ladder: Go to Ladderlife.com/HappyHour today to see if you’re instantly approved. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR. 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus Introducing 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus! Support Benjamin and Chance directly with Happy Hour Plus! 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus includes:  Ad-free versions of every episode  Pre- and post-show content Monthly bonus episodes Join for $5 per month or $50 a year at 9to5mac.com/join.  Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links Game Boy emulator now available on the iPhone following App Store rules change [update: gone] iPhone 'iGBA' emulator removed from App Store, but we aren't sure why Here's why Apple removed the first Game Boy emulator from the App Store The Verge’s Humane AI Pin review MKBHD’s AI Pin review iOS 17.5 beta 2 coming today with new Web Distribution sideloading feature in the EU Apple will relax repair policy to allow used genuine parts with select iPhones Apple's John Ternus defends iPhone parts pairing as 'not evil' Here's when to expect the first M4 Macs to launch Apple aiming to release first M4-powered Macs this year with a focus on AI
Benjamin and Chance delve into the latest rounds of iOS 18 rumors, including a curious discovery of a new ‘Safari browser assistant’ in development. Apple has also changed the rules surrounding game emulators in the App Store, with somewhat unclear implications. Apple News+ adds a new Quartile word puzzle, and the wait for the new iPad Pro continues. And in Happy Hour Plus, Chance considers his smart home strategy ahead of the move to his new house. Subscribe at 9to5mac.com/join. Sponsored by Shopify: Grow your business no matter what stage you’re in. Sign up for a $1 per month trial at shopify.com/happyhour. Sponsored by Fast Growing Trees: Fast Growing Trees makes it easy to order online, and your plants are shipped directly to your door in 1-2 days. Get an additional 15% off with code HAPPYHOUR at checkout. 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus Introducing 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus! Support Benjamin and Chance directly with Happy Hour Plus! 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus includes:  Ad-free versions of every episode  Pre- and post-show content Monthly bonus episodes Join for $5 per month or $50 a year at 9to5mac.com/join.  Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links Rumor: iOS 18 to include new 'Safari browsing assistant' AI feature iOS 18 reportedly bringing these two upgrades to Apple Maps iPadOS 18 rumored to drop support for these iPads; iOS 18 support unchanged How Apple is making sure Vision Pro doesn't end up like Google Glass App Store guidelines now allow game emulators; more iOS 17.5 expands Puzzles collection with leaderboards and new 'Quartiles' word game New iPad Pro and iPad Air launch likely set for second week of May, expect iPad Pro price increases iPadOS 17.5 confirms new display for next-gen iPad Pro
Benjamin and Chance discuss the bizarre idea that Apple is interested in making a humanoid robot to help with household chores, as its “next big thing”. Also, Apple launches the first ever sports ‘film’ shot in Immersive Video, and releases Spatial Personas for all Vision Pro users. And in Happy Hour Plus, Benjamin discusses the frustrations of driving theory test iPhone apps. Subscribe at 9to5mac.com/join. Sponsored by Zocdoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/happyhour and download the Zocdoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as today. Sponsored by NordVPN: Go to nordvpn.com/happyhour to get the best discount off your NordVPN plan, along with 4 extra months on the 2-year plan. 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus Introducing 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus! Support Benjamin and Chance directly with Happy Hour Plus! 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus includes:  Ad-free versions of every episode  Pre- and post-show content Monthly bonus episodes Join for $5 per month or $50 a year at 9to5mac.com/join.  Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links Apple launches first ever Immersive Video sports film for Apple Vision Pro New spatial Persona beta feature launching for Apple Vision Pro users today Bloomberg: New iPad Pro and iPad Air updates expected in 'early May' iOS 17.5 beta 1: Here's everything new iPadOS 17.5 hints at new 'squeeze' gesture for Apple Pencil 3 Gurman: Apple working on personal robotics as next skunk-works project Apple sues former iOS engineer for leaking Journal app, Vision Pro details, and more
Benjamin and Chance go deep on the Department of Justice vs. Apple suit, in which the DOJ alleges Apple’s iPhone monopoly is illegally maintained. In happier news, Apple announced the dates for WWDC 2024 where we expect to see major AI announcements as part of iOS 18, and much more. And in Happy Hour Plus, we rank our favorite WWDC invite artwork from the last decade. Subscribe at 9to5mac.com/join. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by Fast Growing Trees: Fast Growing Trees makes it easy to order online, and your plants are shipped directly to your door in 1-2 days. Get an additional 15% off with code HAPPYHOUR at checkout. 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus Introducing 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus! Support Benjamin and Chance directly with Happy Hour Plus! 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus includes:  Ad-free versions of every episode  Pre- and post-show content Monthly bonus episodes Join for $5 per month or $50 a year at 9to5mac.com/join.  Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links WWDC 2024 confirmed for June 10: iOS 18 and more expected Apple teases 'Absolutely Incredible' AI-focused WWDC Apple says DOJ 'threatens who we are' as it vows to 'vigorously defend' against iPhone antitrust lawsuit United States sues Apple: Read the full DOJ lawsuit document here Apple says it spent three years trying to bring Apple Watch to Android Understanding the DOJ's Antitrust Complaint Against Apple - MacStories WWDC artwork over the years Mac OS X Mavericks banner
Benjamin and Chance react to the news that Apple is partnering with Google to use their Gemini models to power some AI features coming in iOS 18. Also, there’s more details about the two new AirPods models set to debut later this year. There’s also rumors about anti-reflective matte screens for iPhone and iPad, and Walmart announces that it is selling Macs for the first time, starting with the cut-price $699 M1 MacBook Air. In Happy Hour Plus: Chance tells Mayo about his experience seeing the Rivian R2. Subscribe at 9to5mac.com/join. Sponsored by Nom Nom: Your pet’s a member of the family–don’t feed them like they’re in the dog house. Give them Nom Nom. Get 50% off your no-risk two-week trial at trynom.com/happyhour and use code HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by Shopify: Grow your business no matter what stage you’re in. Sign up for a $1 per month trial at shopify.com/happyhour. 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus Introducing 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus! Support Benjamin and Chance directly with Happy Hour Plus! 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus includes:  Ad-free versions of every episode  Pre- and post-show content Monthly bonus episodes Join for $5 per month or $50 a year at 9to5mac.com/join.  Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links Walmart begins selling the Mac for the first time: M1 MacBook Air for $699 [Updated] Mass production of two new AirPods models to start in May, targeting fall release iOS 18 to include new 'hearing aid mode' for AirPods Pro, report says Apple might use Google Gemini to power some iPhone AI features Apple says DOJ ‘threatens who we are’ as it vows to ‘vigorously defend’ against iPhone antitrust lawsuit NYTimes echoes report of AI partnership talks between Apple and Google Apple to be sued by US Department of Justice for antitrust as soon as tomorrow Rumor: iPhone 17 to have new anti-reflective display New iPad Pro could be available in new matte screen option, rumor claims
Benjamin and Chance analyze the latest round of Apple’s changes to appease the EU, get hyped for the impending 2024 iPad Pro features, and news that Apple is testing an AI platform for advertising. Apple Arcade is the topic in Happy Hour Plus, as we discuss how the service stacks up today compared to how it was presented in 2019. Sponsored by Fast Growing Trees: Fast Growing Trees makes it easy to order online, and your plants are shipped directly to your door in 1-2 days. Get an additional 15% off with code HAPPYHOUR at checkout. Sponsored by Ladder: Go to Ladderlife.com/HappyHour today to see if you’re instantly approved. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR. 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus Introducing 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus! Support Benjamin and Chance directly with Happy Hour Plus! 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus includes:  Ad-free versions of every episode  Pre- and post-show content Monthly bonus episodes Join for $5 per month or $50 a year at 9to5mac.com/join.  Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links Epic says Apple will reinstate developer account, clearing path for Epic Games Store on iPhone Apple will allow users to download apps directly from a developer’s website, in latest EU App Store rule change Apple revises App Store rules in the EU in response to developer feedback Here are the full dimensions of the 2024 iPad Air and iPad Pro A new iPad Pro is coming: Here are four things to expect What to expect from the new iPad Air New iPad Air will feature landscape front-facing camera, new rumor says iOS 17.4 beta hints at new iPad with landscape Face ID camera Apple developed chip equivalent to four M2 Ultras for Apple Car Apple talks with Mercedes detailed in new Apple Car report Report: Apple testing AI-powered ads platform Apple ramps up work on ad-supported Apple TV+ plan Apple Arcade criticized by developers for falling payouts and more
Benjamin and Chance analyze what’s new in the just-announced M3 MacBook Air and praise the MacBook Air lineup as it stands today, iOS 17.4 brings a whole host of changes to comply with the EU Digital Markets Act, and Apple TV+ launches a limited time catalog of movies to watch. Chance also gives us a one-month check in on the Vision Pro.  And in Happy Hour Plus, Chance explains why he has decided to delete TikTok from his phone, and we discuss how to find a healthy balance in social media usage. Sponsored by Zocdoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/happyhour and download the Zocdoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as today. 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus Introducing 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus! Support Benjamin and Chance directly with Happy Hour Plus! 9to5Mac Happy Hour Plus includes:  Ad-free versions of every episode  Pre- and post-show content Monthly bonus episodes Join for $5 per month or $50 a year at 9to5mac.com/join.  Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links iOS 17.4 won't remove Home Screen web apps in the EU after all Apple fined $2 billion by EU commission for 'abusive' App Store rules, Apple to appeal Epic says Apple terminated its newly reinstated developer account over tweet Should you update to iOS 17.4? Here's what's new Apple launches new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air with M3 chip, support for two external displays, faster Wi-Fi Apple confirms 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro update for multi-display Apple TV+ adds a limited time library of 50 movies to stream for free
Benjamin and Chance react to the shock news of the cancellation of the long-gestating Apple Car project, and Mark Gurman details some of the future wearables Apple is pondering including smart glasses, rings, and AirPods earbuds with integrated cameras. We are also anticipating some design changes in iOS 18, but recognize Apple has likely learned the painful lessons of the iOS 6 -> iOS 7 transition.  Sponsored by Shopify: Grow your business no matter what stage you're in. Sign up for a $1 per month trial at shopify.com/happyhour. Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Ad-free version You can get an ad-free version of 9to5Mac Happy Hour on Apple Podcasts each week for $5 per month or $50 per year. Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links Gurman: Apple exploring future wearable ideas including AirPods with cameras, smart glasses Gurman: iOS 18 to include redesigned UI elements, macOS 'revamp' to follow later Rumor: These are the devices that will support iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Apple cancels Apple Car project after more than a decade New Beats Solo 4 headphones revealed by iOS 17.4 RC files
The Apple news cycle continues apace this week, with the company launching a brand new app, Sports, for sports scores. The iPhone 15 battery is now rated for twice as many charge cycles, along with a redesigned Battery UI in iOS 17.4. Apple is reportedly planning new AI features for both Spotlight search and Xcode code completion, and the EU readies a $500 million fine for Apple’s anticompetitive behavior in music streaming market. Benjamin and Chance break down all that and more in this week’s episode. Sponsored by Nom Nom: Your pet’s a member of the family–don’t feed them like they’re in the dog house. Give them Nom Nom. Get 50% off your no-risk two-week trial at trynom.com/happyhour and use code HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by Factor Meals: Factor’s delicious, ready-to-eat meals make eating better every day easy. Go to factormeals.com/happyhour50 and use code happyhour50 to get 50% off. Sponsored by Fast Growing Trees: Fast Growing Trees makes it easy to order online, and your plants are shipped directly to your door in 1-2 days. Get an additional 15% off with code HAPPYHOUR at checkout. Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Ad-free version You can get an ad-free version of 9to5Mac Happy Hour on Apple Podcasts each week for $5 per month or $50 per year. Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links Apple confirms iOS 17.4 removes Home Screen web apps in the EU, here’s why Report: EU to fine Apple about $500 million for anticompetitive App Store policy in music streaming market Is Microsoft planning an Xbox Cloud Gaming app for iPhone? Nope. Apple to launch new AI coding and testing features in Xcode this year: report Apple tests upgraded iPhone and Mac search using AI Apple Music Replay updated with monthly stats views, 2024 Replay Mix available starting today Apple Music testing feature that easily imports playlists from Spotify and other services Apple says iPhone 15 batteries have a longer lifespan than initially thought iOS 17.4 makes it easier to know if your iPhone's battery health is 'normal' iMessage quantum security arrives with iOS 17.4 Apple releases Sports app for iPhone, featuring real-time scores, stats and more Apple teases MLS playoffs Immersive Video for Vision Pro coming soon, shot in 8K 3D
Benjamin and Chance discuss the tantalizing references to a HomePod with some kind of screen found in iOS 17.4 beta 3, the App Store Review process has an embarrassing week, and The Information reports Apple is still working on foldable iPhone prototypes. Chance also bought the developer strap for the Apple Vision Pro, while some other launch day buyers opt to return their units within the two-week window. Sponsored by We Got Your Mac: This episode is brought to you by ‘We Got Your Mac’—your guide to Mac adoption at scale. Tune in for expert insights from SHI, Apple and around the business world. Visit WeGotYourMac.com or wherever you get your podcasts. Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep-tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Use code HAPPYHOUR23 to unlock a 30% discount for PIllow Premium. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by Incogni: Limit public access to your private information, mitigate the risks of identity theft, and keep your data from being sold. Use code “happyhour” at the link below to get an exclusive 60% off an annual Incogni plan: incogni.com/happyhour Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Ad-free version You can get an ad-free version of 9to5Mac Happy Hour on Apple Podcasts each week for $5 per month or $50 per year. Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links iOS 17.4 adds new 'Virtual Card Number' feature to Apple Cash Apple Vision Pro will work with mobile device management starting with visionOS 1.1 visionOS 1.1 lets users reset Vision Pro without their password visionOS 1.1 lets Vision Pro users bring virtual 3D objects closer Apple pulls pirated movies and TV shows app disguised as a vision testing tool LastPass alerting customers to imposter 'LassPass' password manager currently in App Store [U: Pulled] Apple wants you to know that App Store is a safe and trusted place Apple posts Q1 2024 earnings results Apple says the EU accounts for just 7% of its global App Store revenue Tim Cook teases Apple AI announcements coming "later this year", amid iOS 18 rumors Report: Apple actively developing foldable clamshell iPhone prototypes, folding 8-inch iPad iCloud for Windows redesigned, Apple Music and Apple TV exit preview, iTunes remains
Chance has had his Apple Vision Pro for about one week, and we all have a lot of thoughts about Apple’s brand new platform. A truly new Apple product doesn’t come along very often, and this is a particularly special one. We go deep on the Vision Pro hardware, comfort, what it’s like using Vision Pro for media and productivity, Personas, FaceTime, real-world battery life, and so much more. Sponsored by PureVPN: Secure, reliable, and Lightning-fast VPN service. Use PureVPN on tvOS 17 to access your favorite content from anywhere in 4K HDR quality. Save up to 83% today. Sponsored by We Got Your Mac: This episode is brought to you by ‘We Got Your Mac’—your guide to Mac adoption at scale. Tune in for expert insights from SHI, Apple and around the business world. Visit WeGotYourMac.com or wherever you get your podcasts. Sponsored by Ladder: Go to Ladderlife.com/HappyHour today to see if you’re instantly approved. Sponsored by Masterclass: Unlimited access to 180+ classes delivered in bite-sized lessons. Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Ad-free version You can get an ad-free version of 9to5Mac Happy Hour on Apple Podcasts each week for $5 per month or $50 per year. Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links How to get the best fit wearing Apple Vision Pro Unboxing Apple Vision Pro and Travel Case [Gallery] The MLB app on Vision Pro
Benjamin and Chance deep dive into all the App Store changes announced in response to the EU Digital Markets Act, and debate whether anyone is incentivized to make the leap. Also, the first Apple Vision Pro reviews have dropped ahead of its Friday release, and iOS 17.4 brings some fun new features and code references look ahead to iOS 18's AI integration. Sponsored by PureVPN: Secure, reliable, and Lightning-fast VPN service. Use PureVPN on tvOS 17 to access your favorite content from anywhere in 4K HDR quality. Save up to 83% today. Sponsored by Incogni: Limit public access to your private information, mitigate the risks of identity theft, and keep your data from being sold. Use code “happyhour” at the link below to get an exclusive 60% off an annual Incogni plan: incogni.com/happyhour Sponsored by We Got Your Mac: This episode is brought to you by ‘We Got Your Mac’—your guide to Mac adoption at scale. Tune in for expert insights from SHI, Apple and around the business world. Visit WeGotYourMac.com or wherever you get your podcasts. Sponsored by Zocdoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/happyhour and download the Zocdoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as today. Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Ad-free version You can get an ad-free version of 9to5Mac Happy Hour on Apple Podcasts each week for $5 per month or $50 per year. Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links Apple Vision Pro review roundup Nine problems with Vision Pro passthrough: 'VR trying to be AR' New Vision Pro tidbits and MKBHD's full hands-on video You can't edit your Apple Vision Pro home screen: visionOS apps are arranged alphabetically Vision Pro won't let you save web apps to your home screen Can you cook with Vision Pro? Here are the pros and cons [Video] Here's what it's like using Vision Pro as an external Mac display Apple announces support for third-party iPhone app stores in the EU, coming with iOS 17.4 Apple says third-party app marketplace creators must have €1,000,000 'letter of credit' Apple announces reduced commission structure for apps in Europe Apple now allows game streaming apps in the App Store Apple shares more details about the new default web browser prompt in iOS 17.4 iPad users will miss out on third-party app stores, browser engines, and more Apple will prompt users to set default browsers and allow third-party web engines on iPhone in the EU Spotify CEO slams Apple's App Store changes; Apple fires back [U] Epic CEO Tim Sweeney says latest App Store changes are an 'anticompetitive scheme rife with junk fees' Fortnite coming back to iOS (in the EU) through new 'Epic Store' Microsoft calls Apple's proposed App Store changes a 'step in the wrong direction' Apple Podcasts now offers auto-generated transcripts in iOS 17.4 iOS 17.4 beta 1: Here are all the new features and changes Apple Music SharePlay control expands from CarPlay to HomePod and Apple TV iOS 17.4: Apple continues work on AI-powered Siri and Messages features, with help from ChatGPT iOS 17.4 beta hints at new iPad with landscape Face ID camera Gurman: New iPad Pro and M3 MacBook Air already in production, set for end of March release
Benjamin and Chance talk about all the latest Apple news from this week, including some new iPhone 16 rumors on tech specs and capabilities of the new Capture Button, incentives for artists to produce Spatial Audio music, and the latest installment in the Apple Watch ban saga. Plus, Ford has some CarPlay announcements in the same week that Apple’s ambitions for Project Titan have been scaled back significantly, as the company now looks to launch its own electric vehicle in 2028. Sponsored by Nom Nom: Your pet’s a member of the family–don’t feed them like they’re in the dog house. Give them Nom Nom. Get 50% off your no-risk two-week trial at trynom.com/happyhour. Sponsored by We Got Your Mac: This episode is brought to you by 'We Got Your Mac'—your guide to Mac adoption at scale. Tune in for expert insights from SHI, Apple and around the business world. Visit WeGotYourMac.com or wherever you get your podcasts. Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Ad-free version You can get an ad-free version of 9to5Mac Happy Hour on Apple Podcasts each week for $5 per month or $50 per year. Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links Report: iPhone 16 camera button will let users zoom in and out by swiping, adjust focus Report: iPhone 16 to feature more RAM and faster Wi-Fi; upgraded 5G coming to iPhone 16 Pro Hands-on: Ford debuts new in-car digital platform with dual-screen Apple Maps via CarPlay Bloomberg: Apple targets 2028 release date for its own electric vehicle Rivian taps ex-Porsche and Apple vet to lead R2, R3 EVs   Apple Music will now pay 10% higher royalties to artists for Spatial Audio music Apple readies Apple Watch Series 9 ban workaround by disabling blood oxygen functionality [U] Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 sales ban resumes tomorrow, appeals court rules How Apple is informing customers about the modified Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 Apple begins selling Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 without the blood oxygen feature Apple revises US App Store rules to let developers link to outside payment methods, but it will still charge a commission Spotify calls Apple's 27% cut of purchases outside the App Store 'outrageous'; urges EU to 'act switftly' Supreme Court upholds Apple vs. Epic ruling, Apple must allow app developers to link to other payment systems Apple demands $73M in Epic legal expenses Epic to contest Supreme Court ruling on App Store in-app sales
Chance talks about his second time going hands-on with the Apple Vision Pro, including trying the newly announced Disney+ experiences. We also discuss the preorder process, and the newly released tech specs and accessories for Apple’s upcoming headset. There’s also an ongoing debacle about exactly what third party apps, if any, will be available on visionOS at launch. Sponsored by Incogni: Limit public access to your private information, mitigate the risks of identity theft, and keep your data from being sold. Use code “happyhour” at the link below to get an exclusive 60% off an annual Incogni plan: incogni.com/happyhour Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep-tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Use code HAPPYHOUR23 to unlock a 30% discount for PIllow Premium. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by Coda: If you want a platform that empowers your team to collaborate effectively and focus on shared goals, you can get started with Coda today for FREE. Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Ad-free version You can get an ad-free version of 9to5Mac Happy Hour on Apple Podcasts each week for $5 per month or $50 per year. Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links Apple Vision Pro: EyeSight, comfort, and more impressions from my latest demo Vision Pro: Apple's first spatial computer is now available for pre-order Apple Vision Pro available in three storage configurations Apple Vision Pro accessories: $200 Travel Case, $200 Battery, $200 Light Seal, and more Here's how much Vision Pro AppleCare and deductibles cost Apple Vision Pro comes with these pre-installed spatial apps Vision Pro shipping estimates begin slipping to March for some configurations Apple Vision Pro custom engraving offered on optical inserts from ZEISS PSA: Here's what to expect if you buy Vision Pro but don't live in the United States Apple offers in-depth look at Vision Pro in new 'Guided Tour' video Vision Pro replacement/repair costs up to $2,399 without AppleCare Apple reveals Vision Pro's weight for the first time: Here's how it compares Vision Pro supports AirPlay mirroring to iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and more YouTube, Spotify, and some other popular apps (probably) won't be available on Vision Pro at launch Vision Pro Immersive Video makes it the ultimate entertainment device, says Apple
Benjamin and Chance discuss Apple’s announcement of Vision Pro pre-orders and launch dates, and dive into what we still don’t know. Also, Ming-Chi Kuo has some details on future iPhone camera upgrades, Apple’s anti-trust concerns continue, and the latest Apple TV+ news.  Sponsored by HelloFresh: Use code happyhourfree for FREE breakfast for life! HelloFresh is America’s #1 meal kit. Sponsored by Kolide: Kolide ensures that if a device isn’t secure, it can’t access your cloud apps. It’s Zero Trust for Okta. Watch a demo and see how it works for you. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR. Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Ad-free version You can get an ad-free version of 9to5Mac Happy Hour on Apple Podcasts each week for $5 per month or $50 per year. Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links Zac's post on Threads and Phil Schiller's response Kuo: 24-megapixel upgraded front camera coming with iPhone 17 AirTag 2 not expected until 2025 as Apple sits on backlog of first-gen inventory Will the iPhone 16 Pro be able to record 4K spatial video? Vision Pro launching on February 2, pre-orders begin next week Here's everything that Apple includes in the Vision Pro box Prescription lenses for Vision Pro to cost $149 – less than predicted Apple increases Vision Pro battery life estimate for video playback Vision Pro's Persona feature will be considered a 'beta' at launch Apple shares new 'Get Ready' Vision Pro ad with clips from Star Wars, Back to the Future, more Xcode files reveal Vision Pro RAM details, but what about storage capacities? Apple Vision Pro demos in retail stores will begin on February 2 US expected to hit Apple with major antitrust lawsuit this year Apple tells EU it has five different App Stores, not just one When will Killers of the Flower Moon stream on Apple TV+? Ridley Scott's Napoleon movie now available on premium video on demand
Benjamin and Chance are back from the holidays. Chance retells his experience using CarPlay and EV routing in Apple Maps, the Apple Watch is (temporarily?) back on shelves, Apple is reportedly in talks with news publishers about licensing content for its AI systems, and all signs point to an impending Vision Pro release. Sponsored by Zocdoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/happyhour and download the Zocdoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as today. Sponsored by Masterclass: Unlimited access to 180+ classes delivered in bite-sized lessons. Sponsored by Kolide: Kolide ensures that if a device isn’t secure, it can’t access your cloud apps. It’s Zero Trust for Okta. Watch a demo and see how it works for you. Hosts Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller on Twitter @chancehmiller@mastodon.social @ChanceHMiller on Instagram @ChanceHMiller on Threads Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo on Twitter @bzamayo@mastodon.social @bzamayo on Threads Subscribe, Rate, and Review Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Ad-free version You can get an ad-free version of 9to5Mac Happy Hour on Apple Podcasts each week for $5 per month or $50 per year. Feedback Submit #Ask9to5Mac questions on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads Email us feedback and questions to happyhour@9to5mac.com Links Chance’s thread on Threads with Mach-E roadtrip details Charging a Mach-E at a Tesla Supercharger Ford will add Tesla plug to its electric vehicles in surprising move GM and Ford EV owners to get Tesla Supercharger access as soon as February iOS 17 adds real-time charging availability info for EV drivers This CarPlay GPS bug makes Apple Maps unusable and dangerous Apple Watch ban news hub: Everything we know right now Apple Watch ban temporarily halted, thanks to US appeals court Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 return to Apple Online Store after a week of unavailability Next-gen Apple Watch again rumored to break compatibility with existing bands - 9to5Mac Apple Infinite Loop retail store permanently closing next month Apple permanently closing Apple Royal Hawaiian retail store next month after 15 years Apple wants to train its AI with $50 million worth of licensed news articles Vision Pro release date: Everything we know
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