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Benjamin and Zac discuss a change to Low Power Mode on the Apple Watch, Apple’s newest TV+ ad, and reviewers have gotten a chance to go hands-on with the new M2 MacBook Pro and Mac mini. Plus, there’s new rumors about the iPhone 15 Pro chassis redesign and insights into exactly how Apple’s upcoming AR headset will work from a software perspective. Sponsored by Factor: Factor has everything I need for a week of flavorful, nutritious eats. Head to GO.FACTOR75.com/happyhour60 and use code happyhour60 to get 60% off your first box. Sponsored by Private Internet Access: Right now, go to PIAVPN.com/happyhour to get a whopping 82% off your VPN service… PLUS, four free months with a two-year plan! Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac or @zac@home.social Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo or @bzamayo@mastodon.social Read More Apple Watch Ultra never really turns off Advanced Data Protection has created a problem for HomePods, here’s how to fix it Timothée Chalamet is desperate to have an Apple TV+ show in new ad M2 MacBook Pro reviews: A beast of a machine, but overkill for almost everyone M2 Mac mini reviews: ‘Mac Studio junior’ with impressive performance, versatile prices Rumor: iPhone 15 Pro to feature ‘beautiful’ new design with thinner bezels and curved edges Apple ‘Reality Pro’ headset will toggle between AR/VR, serve as Mac display, 2-hour external battery packs, more Hands-on: Tapbots officially launches ‘Ivory for Mastodon’ with Tweetbot foundation Apple Fellow Phil Schiller confirms he’s now on Mastodon after deleting Twitter account Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify
Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s hardware announcements this week including the new lineup of MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and the return of the original big HomePod. Plus, there’s more rumors about the AR headset roadmap and Apple TV+ presents its spring slate of shows. Sponsored by Wildgrain: Get $30 off your first box plus free croissants in every box when you go to Wildgrain.com/happyhour to start your subscription. 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 Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac or @zac@home.social Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo or @bzamayo@mastodon.social Read More New MacBook Pro now official: M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, 8K HDMI, Wi-Fi 6E Apple launches new Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro chip, lower $599 starting price Bah, humbug! MacBook Air’s midnight finish was no match for a toy air hockey table Apple unveils new full-size HomePod with refined design, new color, $299 price, more Apple celebrates Black History Month with special-edition Apple Watch Sport Loop, new watch face, more iOS 16.3 brings iCloud Advanced Data Protection feature to all users worldwide Apple reportedly developing cheaper mixed-reality headset, postpones AR glasses Ted Lasso season three confirmed for spring as Apple TV+ unveils a dozen new original series Siri pulled a false alarm at the gym and caused 15 armed police officers to show up Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify
A whole bunch of rumors this week as Apple’s plans for 2023 products become clearer. Further ahead, there’s a new report out that Apple is readying its first touchscreen Mac. Apple is also preparing to replace the modem, WiFi and Bluetooth chips in its device with custom parts of its own design. Plus, AI-narrated audiobooks in Apple Books and Apple Services VP Peter Stern announces he is leaving the company. 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 Ladder: Go to Ladder.com/HappyHour today to see if you're instantly approved. Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac or @zac@home.social Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo or @bzamayo@mastodon.social Read More Tim Cook taking $50 million pay cut in 2023 at his own request Apple to lean on LG for production of its first Apple Watch micro-LED display Apple Music exec adds Apple TV+ to responsibilities amid Services leadership reshuffle Report: MacBook Pro refresh ‘delayed once again,’ shipments expected to halve Kuo: New AirPods Max and $99 AirPods Lite in the works Apple developing touchscreen Macs that could debut in 2025 with new MacBook Pro First Apple Silicon Mac Pro could come by spring as test machines run macOS 13.3 Apple custom displays: What the Bloomberg report really means (probably) Apple Business Connect launches as free tool to help organize key information across services First OLED MacBook next year ‘at the earliest’; expect thinner and lighter models New report hints at brighter Micro LED display coming to 2024 Apple Watch models Apple to start making its own custom screens for iPhone and Apple Watch, ditching partners like Samsung Eddy Cue pens letter celebrating Apple’s ‘groundbreaking’ services: $320 billion paid to developers, nearly 1 billion paid subs Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Benjamin and Zac start the new year off with Jeff Pu reporting on Apple’s upcoming product roadmap, from iPhone 15 to Apple Watch to AirPods. The Information has a big story about the latest tech specs of the Apple AR/VR headset. Plus, Apple announces price increases for iPhone battery replacement and the new HomeKit architecture rollout is paused, for now. Sponsored by Private Internet Access: Right now, go to PIAVPN.com/happyhour to get a whopping 82% off your VPN service... PLUS, four free months with a two-year plan! Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac or @zac@home.social Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo or @bzamayo@mastodon.social Read More Kuo: Apple AR/VR headset development behind schedule, expect late fall release Apple mixed reality headset may require AirPods for audio, H2 chip includes secret low-latency mode iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus rumored to feature 48MP rear camera, just like Pro models Jeff Pu: Apple Watch Ultra to get larger display with Micro LED technology in 2024 Apple reportedly working on ‘AirPods Lite’ to compete with cheaper wireless earbuds Apple raising prices of its battery replacement service for older iPhone models Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
2022 Apple Year in Review

2022 Apple Year in Review

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Benjamin and Zac review the year in Apple news, discussing all the major stories from the last twelve months, including reflecting on all the new 2022 hardware products, from the Mac Studio in March through to the iPhone 14 lineup in the fall. Happy New Year everyone! Sponsored by Factor: Factor has everything I need for a week of flavorful, nutritious eats. Head to GO.FACTOR75.com/happyhour60 and use code happyhour60 to get 60% off your first box. Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac or @zac@home.social Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo or @bzamayo@mastodon.social Read More January AAPL hits $3 trillion market cap, Apple now first company to reach milestone valuation AAPL lost a trillion dollars this year as iPhone shipments forecasted to drop into 2023 iPhone 14 Pro now rumored to feature ‘hole + pill design’ instead of notch iOS 15.4 enables Face ID support while wearing a mask, no Apple Watch required Cisco exec turned Apple comms VP departs after less than a year, Kristin Huguet to take over February Apple tackling AirTag stalking concerns with these changes to Find My network Apple announces new Tap to Pay feature that turns iPhones into contactless payment terminals Square bringing Tap to Pay on iPhone support to its POS app later this year March iPhone SE 3 tidbits: Lacks MagSafe and Ceramic Shield technologies, IP67, no 5G mmWave Apple unveils iPad Air 5 with M1 chip, purple color option, more Apple details highest-end processor with M1 Ultra, combining M1 Max chips Apple announces new ‘Mac Studio’ desktop computer powered by M1 Ultra chip with expanded I/O Apple announces new $1599 27-inch 5K Apple Studio Display, featuring Center Stage webcam Apple’s Studio Display’s poor webcam quality is not a software bug after all Apple teases Apple Silicon Mac Pro at end of March event CODA wins Best Picture: Apple becomes first streaming service to get Oscars top prize April MLB talks Friday Night Baseball on TV+: ‘Apple reaches into every single home’ Apple Self Service Repair store now available, allowing customers to repair their own iPhones for the first time May Apple discontinues iPod touch, ending 20 year run of iconic ‘iPod’ brand iPod touch now removed from Apple website as old URL redirects users to Apple Support Now obsolete, the iPod touch was once the gateway to the iOS ecosystem iPod In Memoriam June WWDC 2022 News Hub and Live Blog: iOS 16, macOS 13, new MacBook Air, more Apple announces exclusive streaming deal for all Major League Soccer games, separate subscription required Apple again updates App Store guidelines to comply with Dutch government requirements July Jony Ive is no longer an Apple consultant, says report Jony Ive LoveFrom contract was likely only ever a PR fiction; ending it means nothing M2 MacBook Air reviews are in: New era, all-day battery, same base storage concern as MacBook Pro M2 MacBook Air takes performance hit with slower SSD on base model August Apple expanding App Store ads from search to ‘Today’ tab and more Apple temporarily halts showing ads for gambling apps on App Store product pages following developer complaints September iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max: Top features available on both large screen models AirPods Pro 2 have everything you need – but there’s one feature Apple hid Hands-on: Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra Apple Watch Series 8: Hands-on with the new Hermès Lucky Horse face October Apple announces new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro with M2 chip, Apple Pencil hover feature Apple debuts all-new iPad 10: Larger display, four colors, landscape front camera, more Apple TV 4K officially launches; delays and shortages impacting availability November Apple warns iPhone 14 Pro availability is limited as COVID-19 restrictions close supply chain factories in China iPhone 14 Pro shortage could hit 6M units following unrest and resignations Apple-backed Matter smart home standard officially launches as iOS 16.1 adds support December Apple reveals new karaoke-like ‘Apple Music Sing’ feature launching this month Apple debuts Advanced Data Protection to bring end-to-end encryption to Messages in iCloud, Photos, device backups, much more Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Benjamin and Zac dive into the reports that Apple is preparing to comply with the EU Digital Markets Act, with alternative app stores and sideloading becoming a possibility on the iPhone for the first time. Also, there’s rumors that Apple has cancelled plans to release an iPhone SE 4 next year, and we have more clarity on the final specs for the upcoming Apple Silicon Mac Pro. Sponsored by Private Internet Access: Right now, go to PIAVPN.com/happyhour to get a whopping 82% off your VPN service... PLUS, four free months with a two-year plan! Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep-tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by Chargeasap: The world’s first and smallest 270W USB-C GaN Charger-- Chargeasap Zeus-- is available now with early bird pricing for a limited time. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac or @zac@home.social Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo or @bzamayo@mastodon.social Read More Apple VR headset is probably to blame for Google picking off NFL Sunday Ticket deal at the 11th hour Kuo: Mass production of iPhone SE 4 might be cancelled or delayed until 2024 AirPods Pro 2: The perfect replacement for AirPods Max that I didn’t know I needed Apple reveals MLS Season Pass schedule following exclusive streaming rights deal Apple’s self-service repair program now available for Studio Display and M1 Mac desktops Apple TV app for Android is rumored, following earlier expansion to Android TV devices Reported 2023 Mac Pro plan would be understandable, but still potentially concerning Apple reportedly prepping ‘multiple new external monitors’ with Apple Silicon inside Gurman: Apple cancels plans for high-end ‘M2 Extreme’ chip, but new Mac Pro will retain expandability options for RAM and storage After months of negotiations, Apple reportedly exits the running for NFL Sunday Ticket package Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
iOS 16.2 is out with a raft of new features, including Advanced Data Protection in the US, the Freeform app, HomeKit architecture changes, and more. Also, Zac and Benjamin praise the incomparable-yet-discontinued OG HomePod, Tesla cars get Apple Music and there’s rumors of an OLED MacBook Air coming in 2024. 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 Tailscale: A frustratingly simple VPN. Get 12 months of Tailscale Personal Pro for free with code 9TO5MAC. Sponsored by Chargeasap: The world’s first and smallest 270W USB-C GaN Charger-- Chargeasap Zeus-- is available now with early bird pricing for a limited time. Sponsored by SecuritySpy: Check out SecuritySpy- CCTV (video surveillance software) for macOS. SecuritySpy allows customers to easily set up CCTV systems in their home or business, with just a Mac and some IP cameras. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac or @zac@home.social Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo or @bzamayo@mastodon.social Read More Twitter free speech enthusiast suspends journalists, blocks Mastodon links, closes Spaces New MacBook Air with 15.5-inch display rumored for spring 2023 launch iOS 16.2 patches over a dozen security vulnerabilities, iOS 15.7.2 also available with fixes watchOS 9.2 now available for Apple Watch; here’s everything new How to enable ‘More Frequent Updates’ for Live Activities in iOS 16.2 iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via satellite rolls out to United Kingdom, France, Germany and Ireland today Advanced Data Protection is a win for Apple and users alike [Comment] MacBook Air and iPad Pro with OLED displays still planned for 2024, report says Apple now selling HomePod mini in Sweden and more countries Uber and Uber Eats now rolling out Live Activities for the Lock Screen and iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Chance Miller joins Zac and Benjamin to discuss all of Apple’s surprise announcements from the past week, including Apple Music Sing karaoke mode, new privacy and security features such as iCloud Advanced Data Protection, and new App Store price point options. Also in the headlines is a big — if unsurprising — change to the ambitions for the long-rumored Apple Car project. Sponsored by SecuritySpy: Check out SecuritySpy- CCTV (video surveillance software) for macOS. SecuritySpy allows customers to easily set up CCTV systems in their home or business, with just a Mac and some IP cameras. Sponsored by Ladder: Go to Ladder.com/HappyHour today to see if you're instantly approved. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Sponsored by Chargeasap: The world’s first and smallest 270W USB-C GaN Charger-- Chargeasap Zeus-- is available now with early bird pricing for a limited time. Follow Chance Miller @ChanceHMiller or @chancehmiller@mastodon.social Zac Hall @apollozac or @zac@home.social Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo or @bzamayo@mastodon.social Read More The FBI isn’t happy with Apple’s expansion of end-to-end encryption for iCloud Apple’s mixed reality ambitions may include both xrOS and realityOS for future products Apple confirms that it has stopped plans to roll out CSAM detection system Apple drops iOS 16.2 RC with upgrades to end-to-end encryption, Apple Music Sing, and more Apple debuts Advanced Data Protection to bring end-to-end encryption to Messages in iCloud, Photos, device backups, much more Apple announces physical Security Key support for Apple ID two-factor, new iMessage verification technology MarsEdit 5 lands on the Mac with quick and easy micropost blogging and Markdown highlighting Tim Cook introduces TSMC Arizona factory: ‘These chips can be proudly stamped Made in America’ Apple Car on track for 2026 release, under $100K price, custom chip, and no full self-driving at launch App Store subscriptions can now cost up to $10,000 (or as low as 29¢) Apple reveals new karaoke-like ‘Apple Music Sing’ feature launching this month Report: Apple advances plans to diversify supply chain outside of China Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Benjamin and Zac react to the double-180 Elon Musk pulled on Apple this week. Mastodon gains steam, with Tapbots announcing plans to launch a Tweetbot-like client. Zac reflects on the Apple Watch Ultra, after spending some time with a Series 8. Apple Music Replay has been overhauled for 2022 and Apple TV+ has some cool new premieres coming up next. Sponsored by Chargeasap: The world’s first and smallest 270W USB-C GaN Charger-- Chargeasap Zeus-- is available now with early bird pricing for a limited time. 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 Rocket Money: Get rid of useless subscriptions with Rocket Money now. Go to RocketMoney.com/HAPPYHOUR. Seriously, it could save you HUNDREDS per year. Sponsored by Tailscale: A frustratingly simple VPN. Get 12 months of Tailscale Personal Pro for free with code 9TO5MAC. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac or @zac@home.social Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo or @bzamayo@mastodon.social Read More Elon Musk says Twitter not at risk of removal from iPhone App Store, following meeting with Tim Cook Skiers accidentally setting off iPhone 14 Crash Detection, dispatcher says to leave the feature on Elon thanks Tim Cook for tour of ‘Apple’s beautiful HQ’ as Twitter Blue on pause to avoid 30% App Store fee Spotify launches Wrapped 2022 with ‘listening personality’ test alongside your favorite music Apple Music Replay 2022 is here: How to find your top songs, artists, albums, and more Apple Podcasts Award winner is ‘Slow Burn’, for history of Roe v. Wade Apple Music Replay overhauled for 2022 with animated highlight reel of your favorite songs and artists Apple made up 4% of Twitter revenue in Q1 as biggest ad buyer; recent estimates show change Apple unveils 2022 App Store Awards, highlighting ‘cultural impact’ and ‘abundant possibilities’ Oceanic+ app for Apple Watch Ultra: How to get, price, features, more Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
iPhone 15 rumors are in full force; titanium redesign perchance? Zac and Benjamin talk about this year’s Apple holiday ad, the latest developments in the Twitter saga, and what exactly is going on with Apple Music Classical? Also, Benjamin reviews HomeKit Secure Video experience using the Eve Outdoor Camera. Sponsored by Upside: Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code 9to5mac to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. Sponsored by Private Internet Access: Right now, go to PIAVPN.com/happyhour to get a whopping 82% off your VPN service... PLUS, four free months with a two-year plan! Sponsored by Addigy: The ONLY real-time Apple device management platform that combines MDM with live agent capabilities to manage and secure your Apple ecosystem — regardless of your Mac-spertise. Visit addigy.com/9to5Mac for a free 14-day trial. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Apple’s Black Friday Shopping Event is kicking off around the world; here are the details When is Apple Music Classical launching? Review: AirPods Max are as important for music to me now as the iPod was [U: November 2022] Yes, Phil Schiller deleted his Twitter account; no, Apple has not removed its tweets iPhone 15 design to feature titanium case, may have iPhone 5C-style rounded back – leaker iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro: What the early rumors say about new features Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Benjamin and Zac break down everything new in the world of Apple this week, including changes to AirDrop in China, the launch of Emergency SOS via satellite in the US, new Always-On display features in iOS 16.2, and the announcement of MLS Season Pass for Apple TV. Sponsored by Tailscale: A frustratingly simple VPN. Get 12 months of Tailscale Personal Pro for free with code 9TO5MAC. Sponsored by Rocket Money: Get rid of useless subscriptions with Rocket Money now. Go to RocketMoney.com/HAPPYHOUR. Seriously, it could save you HUNDREDS per year. 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 Addigy: The ONLY real-time Apple device management platform that combines MDM with live agent capabilities to manage and secure your Apple ecosystem — regardless of your Mac-spertise. Visit addigy.com/9to5Mac for a free 14-day trial. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Apple Watch can help spot another life-threatening heart condition, Mayo Clinic study reveals Kuo: iPhone 15 Pro with USB-C to offer major boost in data transfer speeds Apple tests ‘Rapid Security Response’ update on iOS 16.2 beta iOS 16.2 public beta now available with new Always-On display features MLS Season Pass will cost $14.99 month or $99/season, discounted price available for Apple TV+ subscribers Hands-on: Here’s what it’s actually like to use iPhone 14’s new satellite connectivity features Emergency SOS via satellite available today; UK, France, Germany, Ireland next month New features still coming to watchOS 9 and Apple Watch Series 8, Ultra, and more Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Benjamin gives some hands-on impressions with the new Apple TV 4K. Hey Siri changes are rumored, and iOS 16.2 beta includes a whole new user interface with Custom Accessibility Mode. Plus, Zac got a Trail Loop for his Apple Watch Ultra, and takes a look at the status quo of streaming live sports. Sponsored by Paperlike: Check out Paperlike 2.1 the iPad screen protector featuring improved visual clarity and same papery feel and stroke resistance from Paperlike 2. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Sponsored by Ladder: Go to Ladder.com/HappyHour today to see if you're instantly approved. Sponsored by Abode: The Abode HomeKit bundle includes everything you need to build your home security setup with 7 different HomeKit products discounted $300 to $499 for a limited time. Enter a chance to win an iPhone 14 here. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More iPhone production crisis in China will see Foxconn quadruple workforce in India China’s COVID-19 outbreaks worsen, with another manufacturing hub under lockdown iOS 16.2 beta 2: Here’s every new feature and change This Apple Watch Ultra band takes weeks to ship, but you can find it sooner Apple wants to change the ‘Hey Siri’ trigger command to just ‘Siri’ Apple TV 4K officially launches; delays and shortages impacting availability Apple News integration appears in Weather app on iOS 16.2 beta with relevant regional stories Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Following some insightful comments on Apple earnings, the consensus now is to not expect any new M2 Macs to arrive before the end of the year. Benjamin and Zac also discuss 16-inch iPad rumors for 2023, the possibility of solid state volume buttons for iPhone 15, Apple surprises us all with a major revamp to iCloud.com, and — finally — Elon Musk has acquired Twitter. Sponsored by Abode: The Abode HomeKit bundle includes everything you need to build your home security setup with 7 different HomeKit products discounted $300 to $499 for a limited time. Enter a chance to win an iPhone 14 here. Sponsored by Hello Fresh: Go to HelloFresh.com/happyhour65 and use code happyhour65 for 65% off plus free shipping! Sponsored by Rocket Money: Get rid of useless subscriptions with Rocket Money now. Go to RocketMoney.com/HappyHour. Seriously, it could save you HUNDREDS per year! Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep-tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac (@omfgzac) Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Apple TV app now hides ‘Up Next’ row, making it harder to find what you want to watch 2023 iPhone models to keep using Qualcomm’s 5G modem Apple slashes budgets and implements broad hiring freeze, report claims Apple TV 4K is solving the ‘Match Content’ screen blackout problem with a new tvOS update Apple TV 4K reviews: The best streaming box gets better (and cheaper) Elon’s latest business innovation for Twitter is to charge $8/month for verification and other benefits Twitter chaos continues: 84-hour weeks, moderation frozen, ad-free articles gone Apple supercycle predicted as iPhone 14, Mac, and Apple Watch attract switchers Apple pushes new MacBook Pro and Mac mini updates to 2023, report says Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek Podcast The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Podcast Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
The App Store ads expansion faces backlash, but it’s unclear whether Apple cares. iOS 16.2 beta gives us our first look at Freeform app. Moreover, macOS Ventura is released to the public — Zac and Benjamin share their hands-on with Stage Manager. And, we also discuss the surprise price hikes to Apple Music and Apple TV+. 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 Jamf: Get complete management and security solutions for your organization that are enterprise secure, consumer simple, and protect personal privacy with Jamf. Learn more at jamf.com/9to5mac. Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep-tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Apple surpasses 900 million paid subscribers as Services revenue increases 5% YoY Apple temporarily halts showing ads for gambling apps on App Store product pages following developer complaints Apollo for Reddit now lets users follow thread comments with Live Activities iOS 16.2 beta introduces new architecture to the Home app for a more reliable experience Stage Manager on Mac: Hands-on with the new multitasking UI in macOS Ventura [Video] Flighty update adds Live Activity to track your current flight status, including Dynamic Island integration on iPhone 14 Pro macOS Ventura now available for Mac users with Camera Continuity and Stage Manager iPadOS 16.1 now available: Stage Manager, iMessage editing, display scaling, more iOS 16.1 now rolling out, here are the full release notes Apple is raising the price of Apple Music, Apple TV+ and Apple One from today M2 iPad Pro reviews: Much like the M1 model, only a handful of people need it 10th-gen iPad reviews: A long-awaited update, but maybe not the best buy Jony Ive successor Evans Hankey leaving Apple, no new design lead named yet Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek Podcast The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Podcast Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Zac and Benjamin discuss everything from this week’s Take Note not-event event, including the redesigned 10th-generation iPad, iPad Pro update with M2, and the new Apple TV 4K. There’s also some rumors about purported iris tracking for the Apple headset, and an annoyance with the focal distance on the iPhone 14 Pro. Sponsored by Jamf: Get complete management and security solutions for your organization that are enterprise secure, consumer simple, and protect personal privacy with Jamf. Learn more at jamf.com/9to5mac. Sponsored by Ladder: Go to Ladder.com/HappyHour today to see if you're instantly approved. Sponsored by BetterHelp: As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/MacHappyHour. Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep-tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More M2 iPad Pro vs iPad Air: What do you gain or give up? M2 iPad Pro and iPad 10 orders ‘Preparing to Ship’ ahead of official launch next week M2 iPad Pro vs M1 iPad Pro: What’s changed? 2015 Apple TV HD no longer sold by Apple following new Apple TV 4K announcement Apple TV’s new Siri Remote comes with USB-C, but you need to buy a cable separately iPadapalooza: Weird choices Apple is making for its new iPads Apple TV 4K price drops to new low, but you’ll have to pay up if you want Thread support in your Home hub New iPad Pro offers clever ‘hover’ feature for Apple Pencil, here’s how it works New $449 iPad doesn’t work with Apple Pencil 2, requires dongle to charge first-gen Pencil macOS Ventura to be released to all users on October 24 iPad 9 still available for $329 as new iPad 10 sees price hike to $449 Apple debuts Magic Keyboard Folio for iPad with detachable two-part design, trackpad, function keys Apple announces new Apple TV 4K with A15 Bionic chip and HDR10+ support Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Zac gives his first round of hands-on thoughts with the Apple Watch Ultra. Apple launches a new Ask Apple Q&A series for developers, as well as a bunch of TV+ news to discuss. And take note, Apple has changed how it refers to its laptops. Sponsored by ALOGIC: Order the new ALOGIC 4K Clarity Monitor and get the Iris 1080p webcam for free. 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 Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Apple Music and Apple TV apps coming to Windows PCs next year, as Windows 11 Photos app integrates iCloud ‘Ask Apple’ launches as the company’s newest support series for developers Dating app ‘Bantr’ from Ted Lasso becomes real, Jony Ive adds Apple TV+ producer to résumé Apple ‘notebooks’ become ‘laptops’ in sweeping Mac branding change Holiday Peanuts specials will not air on PBS this year, streaming exclusively on Apple TV+ alongside new festive originals Report: Apple to start selling video ad inventory next year, possibly for ad-supported TV+ tier Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
On his birthday, Zac gives his hands-on review of the new AirPods Pro 2. New software betas brings a cool new screensaver for the Mac and some less-welcome changes to the Dynamic Island. iPhone 14 Plus launches and the smart home standard Matter officially hits a 1.0 release. Sponsored by Ladder: Go to Ladder.com/HappyHour today to see if you're instantly approved. Sponsored by ALOGIC: Order the new ALOGIC 4K Clarity Monitor and get the Iris 1080p webcam for free. Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More First iPhone 14 Plus pre-orders begin arriving to buyers Apple reminds customers about iPhone 14 Plus availability, in stores tomorrow iPhone 14 Plus reviews: Great battery life within a familiar hardware Ventura adds dynamic wallpaper and new screensaver as macOS 13 readies for release Apple isn’t selling its own lanyard for AirPods Pro 2; here are some other options Apple reportedly agrees to TSMC chip price increase after saying it wouldn’t iOS 16.1 beta 4 now available as public release quickly approaches Apple-backed Matter smart home standard officially launches as iOS 16.1 adds support USB-C iPhone will be a legal requirement in Europe by 2024, as law finally passes Apple presses on with Will Smith film ‘Emancipation,’ theatrical and TV+ release set Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Benjamin and Zac have more to say about the iPhone 14 Pro, with another week of usage under their belts. They also dissect what’s new in the iOS 16.1 beta including the policy changes surrounding Stage Manager on iPad. There’s also rumors about the hardware products we expect to see before the end of the year, and whether they’ll arrive via an October media event or press release. Sponsored by New Relic: That next 9:00 p.m. call is just waiting to happen, get New Relic before it does! You can get access to the whole New Relic platform and 100GB of data free, forever – no credit card required. Sign up at NewRelic.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. Sponsored by ALOGIC: Order the new ALOGIC 4K Clarity Monitor and get the Iris 1080p webcam for free. Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Tim Cook picks up a Master’s degree in Innovation and International Management while in Italy Apple Watch Ultra tested in the Scottish Highlands with 61-mile hike and beautiful views iPhone 14 Pro camera: It passed the travel photography test with flying colors [Diary] iOS 16.1 public beta 3 now available with Stage Manager for more iPad Pro models Tim Cook travels through Europe to visit ‘Ted Lasso’ cast, pet dogs, drink beer, and more Apple Music Classical app references again spotted in iOS code, as deadline approaches iOS 16.1 to feature ‘Satellite Connection Demo’ for iPhone 14 users AirPods Pro 2 scans reveal potential hidden purpose of new lanyard loop iOS 16.1 beta 3 now lets users switch between wallpaper sets in the Settings app Apple expands Stage Manager to non-M1 iPads, removes external display support from all models Apple Watch Ultra impresses in durability, Depth app, and battery life testing Gurman: 15-inch MacBook Air, new Mac Pro, updated HomePod, and more expected for 2023 iPhone users continue to complain of battery life issues after installing iOS 16 Gurman: Upcoming Apple product announcements could come as press releases, not an October Event Hands-on with Apple Watch Ultra: First impressions and gallery While Apple chases NFL Sunday Ticket deal, Apple Music is announced as the new sponsor of the Super Bowl halftime show Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Benjamin and Zac give their hands-on impressions with all the new features of the iPhone 14 Pro, including the Dynamic Island, Always-On Display and new camera system. We also discuss some of the launch-day bugs going around, test Apple Wallet Order tracking, and the surprising internal design change to the iPhone 14 that helps with repairability. Sponsored by Rogue Amoeba: Save 20% on everything Rogue Amoeba make to celebrate their 20th anniversary! No coupons or codes or special URLs, just go to MacAudio.com and save. Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by ALOGIC: Order the new ALOGIC 4K Clarity Monitor and get the Iris 1080p webcam for free. Sponsored by Urban Armor Gear: Get premium protection for the new iPhone 14 with the latest collections from Urban Armor Gear. Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More Apple releases iOS 16.0.2 to fix iPhone 14 Pro camera shake bug, copy and paste permission, more iOS 16.1 beta 2 no longer wants your permission to paste every single time Halide adds iPhone 14 Pro support for 48MP images, new depth capture features, more iPhone 14 Pro: This camera has range [Gallery] iPhone 14 internal redesign significantly reduces cost of cracked back glass repairs How Apple could expand iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island to Apple Pay, notifications, more Apple executive confirms incessant iOS 16 clipboard paste permission prompts are a bug Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
Benjamin and Zac both have some stories to tell about their ordering experiences last Friday. Plus, iOS 9 and watchOS 9 are now available to the public and we recap all the significant features of Apple’s new operating systems. The beta train doesn’t stop with iOS 16.1 beta 1 also being available … and the first round of iPhone 14 reviews are out! Sponsored by Urban Armor Gear: Get premium protection for the new iPhone 14 with the latest collections from Urban Armor Gear. 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 Helix Sleep: Learn more and take the Helix Sleep quiz at helixsleep.com/9to5mac. Sponsored by Decluttr: Trade-in your iPhone or other device with a 28 day price lock and get an extra 10%* cash back with code 9TO5MAC(*$30 cap). Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Read More iOS 16 now available: Lock Screen customization, iMessage edit/undo send, much more Best trade-in values following iPhone 14 launch + 10% cash bonus How to pair a new or existing Apple Watch with your new iPhone [New process] Best iPhone 14 launch day deals: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and more Apple Watch Series 8 and SE 2 reviews: Body-temperature sensor explained, software features praised Travel photographer Austin Mann puts iPhone 14 Pro’s new 48MP camera to the test iOS 16.1 beta brings battery percentage indicator to more iPhones Live Activities API returns with iOS 16.1 beta 1, here’s how it works iPhone users adopting iOS 16 faster than iOS 15 iPhone 14 reviews: Spend more for the iPhone 14 Pro, or less for the iPhone 13 iPhone 14 Pro: Here are all the apps and features the Dynamic Island works with at launch iOS 16 can instantly remove the background from any image, here’s how Apple Watch Ultra battery tidbits: mAh capacity and LTE impact Listen to more Happy Hour Episodes Subscribe Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Listen to more 9to5 Podcasts Apple @ Work Alphabet Scoop Electrek The Buzz Podcast Space Explored Rapid Unscheduled Discussions Enjoy the podcast? Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Happy Hour or shop 9to5Mac Merch!
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