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The CultCast covers each week’s best Apple stories, news, and accessories for your iDevices and Mac—but more importantly—we do it with pizzaz. Why listen to another dreary tech program? Tune in to the CultCast each week for a healthy dose of Apple, jokes gone sour, and plenty of tangents.
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This week, there’s a BRAND NEW HOMEPOD — is it too good to be true? Yes. Also, more iPhone 16 Pro leaks, public betas are out, and an all-new Under Review! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/CultCast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. The Bilt Mastercard® is the first card to offer points on rent with no transaction fee. Earn points by paying rent right now when you go to joinbilt.com/CULTCAST This week’s stories: HomePod mini goes to the dark side Apple replaced the Space Gray color of the HomePod mini smart speaker with a new Midnight color. How to download the iOS 18 Public Beta Public betas of iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS Sequoia and watchOS 11 are now out. iOS 18’s Photos app will help recover corrupted pictures and videos iOS 18’s redesigned Photos app will gain a Recovered album to help you restore damaged photos or videos. It will show up when the app detects corrupted media not in your photo library. Rumor: iPhone 16 Pro to use iPhone 15 Pro Max’s 5x telephoto camera The upcoming iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max will seemingly use the same 5x tetraprism camera as the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Apple takes back title as world’s most valuable company With a market capitalization above $3.6 trillion, Apple regained the title of world’s most valuable publicly traded company. Under Review: OWC Thunderbay 4 The ThunderBay 4 by Otherworld Computing is the best option if you want modular, high-speed external storage.
This week, we’re talking potentially huge news for the iPhone 17, the latest changes in iOS 18, disappointing news for the Apple Watch — but the latest evidence the HomePod with a screen is real! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com Notion AI can now give you instant answers to your questions, using information from across your wiki, projects, docs and meeting notes. Go to notion.com/cultcast to try the powerful Notion AI today. This week’s stories: iPhone 17 may get cutting-edge 2nm chip from TSMC after all Apple’s chip-maker TSMC will begin trial production of 2 nanometer processors next week. Apple Watch Series 10 could lack advanced new health features The upcoming Apple Watch Series 10 could sport a thinner design with a bigger display, but it sounds like new health sensors won’t arrive this year. How to customize Apple Watch widgets for easy access to your favorite apps Code for HomePod with large touchscreen found in tvOS 18 A bit of the user interface for a rumored HomePod smart speaker with a large touchscreen reportedly turned up in the latest beta for tvOS 18. How to stop Siri from randomly activating all the damn time iOS 18 beta 3: All the new features and changes The third beta of iOS 18 is here, almost a month after Apple dropped the first developer build. Catch a scary glimpse of Severance season 2, coming in January Word of a season 2 air date arrived Wednesday, along with a spooky teaser trailer. Under Review: Wombat Willow Pro The Willow Wombat Pro is a low-profile backlit mechanical keyboard that packs a full set of keys in a compact layout. Griffin’s Model F keyboard
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This week, next-gen AirPods Pro with IR cameras that’ll do… what, exactly? We also have more details on the cheaper Vision Pro, a hidden feature in your iPad Magic Keyboard and an all-new Under Review! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/CultCast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. This week’s stories: Future AirPods could use IR cameras for in-air gesture control Apple could equip a future AirPods variant with camera modules. The earbuds may incorporate an IR camera, like the one Apple uses for iPhone’s Face ID. Vision Pro: Vision Pro might not get Apple Intelligence until 2025 MacRumors: Apple Likely Planning to Use Bigger, Lower Resolution Displays for Cheaper Vision Headset Apple will get a board observer seat at OpenAI later this year Apple Inc. will get an observer role on OpenAI’s board as part of a landmark agreement announced last month, further tightening ties between the once-unlikely partners. How to find the iPad Magic Keyboard’s hidden backlight Some people complain that the Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad doesn’t have a backlight for the keyboard. Turns out it actually does have one, but the controls aren’t where you might expect. Apple Watch can detect leading cause of heart attacks, doctor says The Apple Watch can detect a leading cause of heart attacks — an unadvertised capability that could have big implications for health monitoring — according to a Dutch doctor. The 8 weirdest unreleased Apple products Apple only shows off its finished products, which makes the company’s secret prototypes and early concepts all the more fascinating. Even if you’re well-versed in Apple history, these alternate-history unreleased Apple products will intrigue and confuse. Under Review: Soundpeats Air4 Pro Nintendo Switch OLED Model
This week, details on the cheaper Apple Vision Pro, leaked Apple Watch Series 10, more new features in iOS 18, and why Apple Intelligence isn’t coming to the European Union! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 15 Pro, guitars, glasses and lenses sparkling clean! For a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a two free CarryCloths with any order $20+ at CultCloth.co This week’s stories: Leaked Apple Watch Series 10 renders reveal bigger display Alleged CAD renders of the Apple Watch Series 10 have leaked online, revealing its 2-inch display. Apple’s cheaper Vision headset might require a tethered iPhone or Mac The company’s engineers are struggling to reduce costs without affecting the headset’s key features. iOS 18 beta 2: All the new features and changes Following a two-week gap since the first iOS 18 beta release, Apple seeded the second developer beta of the OS. The new build packs many more features missing from the initial release. YouTube: How to Make a Great Custom Home Screen MacRumors: iOS 18 to Bring These 5 New Features to AirPods Pro iOS 18 promises to make your AirPods Pro experience better with a handful of sophisticated new capabilities that draw from machine learning improvements and AI enhancements. Your iPhone will soon work better with third-party displays and batteries Apple will improve support for third-party iPhone displays and batteries later this year. Bloomberg: Apple Won’t Roll Out Apple Intelligence to EU Over Regulatory Concerns Apple Inc. is withholding a raft of new technologies from hundreds of millions of consumers in the European Union, citing concerns posed by the bloc’s regulatory attempts to rein in Big Tech.
This week, rumors are swirling of a cheaper Vision Air, a thinner Apple Watch and faster M4 Macs! Also, we’ll dive deep into the iOS 18 Developer Beta so you don’t have to. This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/CultCast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. The Bilt Mastercard® is the first card to offer points on rent with no transaction fee. Earn points by paying rent right now when you go to joinbilt.com/CULTCAST This week’s stories: Cheaper Apple Vision AR headset might launch next year A cheaper version of Apple’s Vision augmented reality headset has reportedly been fast-tracked. The goal is supposedly to have the scaled-back device on the market by next year. Apple Watch Series 10 could get larger but thinner The Apple Watch Series 10 might adopt a thinner design with a bigger display. Reportedly, Apple will bump the chassis size from 41mm and 45mm to 45mm and 49mm. M4 MacBook Pro could launch before 2024 ends Apple could refresh its MacBook Pro lineup with M4 chips as soon as Q4 2024. Based on supply-chain checks, panel shipments for the 14-inch and 16-inch models will start in Q3 2024. Hands-on with iOS 18: Impressive but incomplete After spending a few days trying out all the new features in iOS 18, I think it really is one of the biggest updates in a long time. However, hands-on testing shows there’s a lot that needs cleaned up before September, when it’s expected to ship. 11 hidden iOS 18 features Apple did not tell you about Here’s a roundup of all the little changes and useful features in iOS 18. MoviePass, MovieCrash MoviePass, MovieCrash chronicles the visionary mission of its cofounders, its impressive early success as an innovative movie ticketing model, and its precipitous downfall caused by mismanagement and corporate greed.
What a show — this week, our reactions to Apple Intelligence, iOS 18 and ALL the WWDC announcements! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 15 Pro, guitars, glasses and lenses sparkling clean! For a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a two free CarryCloths with any order $20+ at CultCloth.co Notion AI can now give you instant answers to your questions, using information from across your wiki, projects, docs and meeting notes. Go to notion.com/cultcast to try the powerful Notion AI today. This week’s stories: Apple Intelligence: AI-powered Siri is the new face of Apple Intelligence Image Playground and Genmoji bring AI images to iMessage and more Platforms State of the Union explains Apple Intelligence and new OS features Major iOS 18 update packs cool iPhone customization features “iOS 18 is a big release that delivers more ways to customize your iPhone, stay connected and relive special moments,” said Craig Federighi. Messages app gets satellite connectivity in iOS 18, plus emoji Tapbacks Customizing iPhone and iPad Home Screen just got much easier iOS 18’s Control Center gets a lot more customizable and powerful Safari surfaces web page highlights, summaries and video control AirPods Pro will let you answer calls by nodding your head Passwords app turns iCloud Keychain into a full-fledged password manager Apple’s Calculator app finally comes to iPad The official Apple Calculator application is headed for iPad. It’s a feature missing from the tablet since its launch in 2010 but iPadOS 18 will include one. macOS Sequoia brings iPhone and Mac closer than ever iPhone mirroring enables you to wirelessly mirror your iPhone’s display on your Mac with just a tap. visionOS 2 brings Spatial Photos, bigger Mac Virtual Display and other niceties visionOS 2, the first major update to the Vision platform, will bring Spatial Photos, a rearrangeable Home View, a bigger Mac Virtual Display, new gestures and other nice quality-of-life improvements. The CultCast WWDC24 Predictions Congratulations to listeners Ryan Peterson and AL for their top audience scores of 17.
This week, $NVDA has overtaken $AAPL, iPhone 16 Pro could have some crazy new display tech, last minute iOS 18 rumors, and we lay out our WWDC predictions! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 15 Pro, guitars, glasses and lenses sparkling clean! For a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a two free CarryCloths with any order $20+ at CultCloth.co Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/CultCast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. This week’s stories: Marvel’s What If…? shows off the promise of spatial gaming Marvel Studios’ new What If…? An Immersive Story is a free app for Apple’s Vision Pro headset that combines interactivity with storytelling in a brand-new way. iOS 18 leaks: Expect Settings revamp, Control Center tweaks in iOS 18, iPadOS 18 and macOS 15 iMessage could let you animate words in texts in iOS 18 ‘I’m a Mac’ actor returns with lamest PC ad yet In the new Qualcomm ad, which promotes the company’s new Snapdragon X Elite chips, Long works on his MacBook at a kitchen table. Notifications keep popping up all around his head. He swats them away with irritation. Then he types in a Google search: “Where can I find a Snapdragon-powered PC?” Watch the ad on YouTube Fight over blood oxygen feature cuts into Apple Watch sales Apple Watch shipments dropped almost 20% year over year in the first quarter of 2024. Market analysts blame some of the decline on Apple being temporarily forced to halt sales. iPhone 16 Pro’s display could sport seriously small bezels The iPhone 16 Pro could sport the world’s slimmest bezels on a smartphone. Its borders will apparently measure just 1.2mm, with the iPhone 16 Pro Max having even slimmer bezels at 1.15mm. Apple’s market cap passes $3 trillion … but so does Nvidia’s Apple, which spent years as the world’s most valuable publicly traded company, is now in third place. The CultCast WWDC24 Predictions Submit your own predictions here
This week, details on WEIRD new features in iOS 18, exciting news for the iPad mini, a peek at Apple’s secret iPhone testing lab, and an all-new What We’re Into! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 15 Pro, guitars, glasses and lenses sparkling clean! For a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a two free CarryCloths with any order $20+ at CultCloth.co This week’s stories: iOS 18 could bring new Home Screen personalization options iOS 18 reportedly will let iPhone users change app icon colors on the Home Screen. Plus, they would be able to put the icons anywhere they want. iOS 18 could feature generative AI-powered custom emoji tool Apple might use generative AI in iOS 18 to allow iPhone users to create custom emojis, letting them express themselves just the way they want. Slim new Find My tracking card recharges via MagSafe The slim new Nomad Tracking Card works with Apple’s Find My app on your devices and recharges via MagSafe to help you keep tabs on your wallet, purse or other valuables, Nomad said Tuesday. Give your Mac a makeover with custom icons A great way to personalize your Mac is with custom Mac folder icons. In fact, you can change any icon on your Mac to customize it to your taste. Soaked! Take a peek at how Apple tests iPhone water resistance. Marques Brownlee recently visited Apple product durability testing labs that try to make sure products like iPhone can resist water ingress and take a few bumps and shakes, among other mild tortures. What We’re Into Griffin: Alice Merton on Apple Music and Spotify , a relatively unknown musician with a distinctive style and excellent live performances. La Regola Dell'amico , a bizarre and incredibly catchy Italian pop song from, like, 20 years ago. Lewis: The Righteous Gemstones , a show about the horrible televangelists running a megachurch. Erfon: Toast of London and What We Do In The Shadows , comedies starring Matt Berry that are really funny, if the viral clips on TikTok are to be believed.
Good, great, or garbage?  Lewis and Erfon discuss what they like and don't about the new Fallout series on Amazon Prime. No spoilers!
This week, we’re talking all the nitty gritty details on the iPad Pro, the AI features coming in iOS 18 — what’s coming and what’s missing — and the weird iPhone rumors. And what did Apple pick as the best album of all time? This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 15 Pro, guitars, glasses and lenses sparkling clean! For a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a two free CarryCloths with any order $20+ at CultCloth.co Notion AI can now give you instant answers to your questions, using information from across your wiki, projects, docs and meeting notes. Go to notion.com/cultcast to try the powerful Notion AI today. This week’s stories: Take a deep dive into the best parts of M4 iPad Pro [Review] What stands out most about Apple’s new tablet is that it’s noticeably lighter and visibly thinner than its predecessors without compromising any of the other features. The screen looks better, the performance has improved, and battery life is unaffected. It really is amazing. All the AI features headed for iPhone, Mac and iPad Artificial intelligence-powered features are likely to make iOS 18, macOS 15 and iPadOS 18 the biggest upgrades to Apple’s platforms in many years. Siri could get a more conversational voice in iOS 18 Apple reportedly will make Siri’s voice more conversational in iOS 18. Plus, the voice assistant will gain several “proactive intelligence” features that will help in daily life. Apple leaker floats iPhone 16 and 16 Pro color predictions This year’s iPhone 16 Pro models could trade the blue for a new rose titanium shade, which should resemble pink, while retaining the other colors. As for the iPhone 16 and its Plus sibling, Kuo predicts they will launch in black, green, pink, blue and white. Future iPhone might go super slim Apple reportedly found ways to “significantly” slim down the iPhone. The result will reportedly be part of the iPhone 17 series when it reaches customers next year, according to The Information. WTF??? Apple chose this as the best album of all time? Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums is a 21st-century ranking of the greatest records ever made, crafted by Apple Music’s team of experts alongside a select group of artists, songwriters, producers and other industry professionals. Sign up for Cult of Mac Today at newsletters.cultofmac.com Under Review: Griffin: MagEasy Magnetic Wireless Car Charger Erfon: TuneBlade
This week, we have over two years of rumors — Apple’s plans for Siri and AI, what’s coming in iOS 18, the new lineup of the iPhone 17, the first folding iPhone and MacBook, and who will be the next Apple CEO! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/CultCast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. The Bilt Mastercard® is the first card to offer points on rent with no transaction fee. Earn points by paying rent right now when you go to joinbilt.com/CULTCAST This week’s stories: Apple using AI to make Siri more useful Siri supposedly won’t become a general-purpose chatbot. It’ll be focused on better handling the sort of tasks iPhone users need. New York Times: Apple Will Revamp Siri to Catch Up to Its Chatbot Competitors iOS 17.5 helps detect unwanted Bluetooth tracking tags iOS 17.5 was released on Monday this week. It features Bluetooth tracker detection for third-party devices, a new daily word game in Apple News+ and the new Pride Lock screen. Apple showcases amazing new accessibility features like Eye Tracking In a press release on Wednesday, Apple showcased some remarkable new accessibility features for people with disabilities that are coming in iOS 18. Could John Ternus equal Tim Cook and Steve Jobs as Apple CEO? John Ternus, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, reportedly sits at the top of the list to step into Tim Cook’s shoes when the current Apple CEO steps down. iPhone 17 lineup might feature ‘more complex’ designs, smaller Dynamic Island Apple reportedly plans some big design changes for next year’s iPhone 17 lineup. The changes include an iPhone 17 Slim, a smaller Dynamic Island and a “more complex” aluminum design. First folding iPhone could launch in 2026 Jeff Pu also says the first iPhone with a folding screen will go into production in 2026. This is the second such report in recent months, and could be a sign that Apple is really ready to move ahead with the product. MacBook with 20-inch folding display could launch as early as 2025 According to Jeff Pu from Haitong International Securities, a 20.3-inch foldable MacBook will go into production near the end of 2025.
This week, you know what’s up — it’s ALL about the new iPads! The surprises, the disappointments, the questions answered. But most importantly… who won the prediction game? This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com . Notion AI can now give you instant answers to your questions, using information from across your wiki, projects, docs and meeting notes. Go to notion.com/cultcast to try the powerful Notion AI today. The Bilt Mastercard® is the first card to offer points on rent with no transaction fee. Earn points by paying rent right now when you go to joinbilt.com/CULTCAST This week’s stories: Apple supersizes iPad Air with 13-inch model The new iPad Air is available with a gigantic 13-inch display for the first time. The new iPad Airs run on the M2 processor, which Apple says is 50% faster than the M1 chip in the 2022 iPad Air and three times faster than the fourth-gen iPad Air with the A14 Bionic chip. iPad Pro upgraded with beautiful OLED display, M4 chip The 2024 iPad Pro is the first with an OLED screen and — shocking! — it runs on the Apple M4 processor. Yes, the iPad Pro beat the Mac to Apple's latest chip! First M4 iPad Pro benchmarks show 21% performance increase over M3 Steve Troughton-Smith on Mastodon Apple’s ‘Crush!’ ad touting new iPad Pro draws ire Apple Pencil Pro adds ‘squeeze’ gesture, haptic feedback, Find My and more New Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro features a bigger glass trackpad with haptic feedback iPad 10 gets a much-deserved price cut Alongside the M4 iPad Pros and M2 iPad Air, Apple announced a price drop for the 10th-generation iPad. The tablet now costs $349, making it $100 cheaper than before. Updated Pro apps: Final Cut Pro adds live multi-camera recording Logic Pro updates bring powerful new tools for music-makers “Let Loose” Prediction Results
D. Griffin Jones and special guest Sam Henri-Gold attempt to talk about the upcoming “Let Loose” Apple event.
This week, our predictions for the “Let Loose” iPad keynote on Tuesday! Also, some last-minute rumors of an M4 chip, alternate app stores are officially coming to iPad too, and new iOS 18 features! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com . Backblaze offers unlimited cloud backups for Macs, PCs and businesses for just $99 a year. Access your data from anywhere in the world. Get a fully-featured no-risk free trial at Backblaze.com/CultCast . CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 15 Pro, guitars, glasses and lenses sparkling clean! For a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a two free CarryCloths with any order $20+ at CultCloth.co This week’s stories: Upcoming OLED iPad Pro might feature next-gen M4 chip Apple’s upcoming OLED iPad Pro reportedly will begin the company’s shift into AI hardware. The new tablets could sport the next-gen M4 chip to power all the AI features. EU labeling iPad a ‘gatekeeper’ will bring major changes to iPadOS The iPad joined the European Union’s list of “gatekeeper” platforms Monday. The designation requires Apple to make the same sorts of sweeping changes to iPadOS that the company already made to iPhone, including allowing sideloading of applications. iOS 18 might revamp many built-in iPhone apps Apple could upgrade many of iPhone’s built-in apps with iOS 18 later this year. Reportedly, this includes Notes, Mail, Photos, and Fitness. AppleInsider: Apple's iOS 18 to streamline task management with unified events and reminders iPhone charger with built-in battery pack looks totally sci-fi How many times have you rushed out the door with a battery pack for your iPhone, only to discover the battery is dead as a doornail? SwitchEasy’s 2-in-1 Portal solves that. This stylish MagSafe battery pack stand includes a portable power pack that is always charged and ready to go. The CultCast ‘Let Loose’ Predictions For the first time in 2024, The CultCast prediction game is here as we lay down our judgements on next week’s “Let Loose” iPad event. Listener score sheet
This week, surprise! iPads are finally coming with an Apple Event — we have all the details! Also, big news for iOS 18, capacitive buttons are making a comeback on the iPhone, and the huge Apple Watch redesign we’re all dreaming for! This episode supported by: Listeners like you. Your support helps us fund CultCast Off-Topic, a new weekly podcast of bonus content available for everyone; and helps us secure the future of the podcast. You also get access to The CultClub Discord, where you can chat with us all week long, give us show topics, and even end up on the show. Support The CultCast at support.thecultcast.com — OR at CultOf9to5MacRumors.com . This week’s stories: Surprise! Apple sets May 7 event to launch new iPad Pro and iPad Air Apple just invited the world to a May 7 product-launch event with the theme “Let Loose.” What new features to expect in Apple Pencil 3 Say goodbye to hopes for mini-LED iPad Air Get 2 Free Months of Apple TV+ Watch live MLB games every Friday, plus award-winning Apple Originals on Apple TV+. Code expires on September 27, 2024. iOS 18 AI features could run entirely on-device Apple’s large language model that will power iOS 18’s AI features could run entirely locally. This would prioritize user privacy and offer faster response times. Calculator app for iPad might finally launch in iPadOS 18 In a long-overdue move, Apple reportedly will integrate a Calculator app into the iPad operating system. Why iPhone 16 might dump physical buttons for capacitive ones The upcoming iPhone 16 series will have no traditional buttons at all, according to information leaking out of the company that will supply the capacitive buttons that will supposedly replace them. Apple Watch Series X concept will make you want it now Apple Watch Series X is expected to bring a redesign, new sensors and other changes later this year. A designer created images of a concept device to showcase the leaked/rumored features.
Lewis, Griffin and Papa E discuss the state of theme parks and what's going with Disney.
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Jammy Kuck

I love the impression of Tim that this cracks me up every f****** time

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