Podcast

9to5Mac Happy Hour

Happy Hour is a podcast hosted by Benjamin Mayo, Zac Hall and the staff of 9to5Mac discussing the latest in tech news.

Episodes

  • Titanium Apple Watch, new iPhone 11 details, Arcade preview leak

    Aug 23 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the full rollout of Apple Card in the US, new Apple Watch material leaks including titanium cases, what the latest EEC database entry tells us about Apple's fall hardware lineup, new iPhone 11 Pro features coming, iPad and iPad Pro upgrades in the works, a rumored cheaper HomePod, HomeKit in iOS 13, more Apple TV+ info, 9to5Mac's exclusive Apple Arcade preview leak, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play...more

  • iPhone 11 rumors, Spotify on Siri, iOS 13 beta 7

    Aug 16 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss using the new Apple Maps experience, the release of iOS 13 beta 7, a potential iPhone 11 event date, an improvement to Mac App Store stories, the possibility of Spotify working with Siri, our review of the new Sonos IKEA AirPlay 2 speakers, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Mint Mobile: Cut your wireless bill to 15...more

  • iOS 13 and watchOS 6 beta changes, Apple Card launch, and the upgraded Shortcuts app

    Aug 09 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac unpack Apple's latest software beta changes in iOS 13 and watchOS 6, the upgraded Shortcuts app and HBO in Apple TV Channels, the limited launch of Apple Card in the US, rumors about future iPhones with Face ID and under-the-screen Touch ID, Apple's Siri privacy issue and new Bug Bounty Program announcements, new accessories including the upgraded LG 5K display and Mophie's AirPower alternative, using HomeBridge and an IR blaster for a HomeKit fan, and much more. 9to5...more

  • Apple spends a billion, iPadOS multitasking, #Ask9to5Mac Q&A

    Jul 30 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Ming-Chi Kuo's updated forecast for when Apple's MacBook keyboard problems will be resolved, Apple's $1 billion purchase of Intel's smartphone modem business, the state of iPad multitasking in iPadOS 13, and our first-ever #Ask9to5Mac question and answer segment! 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper:  Get the new HyperDrive 9 ...more

  • iOS 12.4, Apple Podcasts+ and iPhone 11 features

    Jul 24 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk LG's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit TV launch, changes in iOS 12.4 and watchOS 5.3, Bloomberg's report that Apple may invest in original podcasts, and new hardware rumors for Apple Watch, MacBook Pro, and iPhone 11. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Stories we discuss in this episode: LG AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support coming next week watchOS Walk...more

  • MacBook speeds, Apple TV+ details, and iPhone 11 dummies

    Jul 19 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk more about the updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, news around Apple TV+ and the upcoming streaming video service, new emoji coming in iOS 13, the latest iPhone 11 rumors, changes in iOS 13 beta 4, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-ye...more

  • Apple shakes up the MacBook line, iOS 13 beta 3 and iPad rumors

    Jul 12 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss reporting that followed Jony Ive's Apple exit, changes in beta 3 versions of iOS/iPadOS/macOS/tvOS/watchOS, Apple's Texas Hold'Em 2.0 game, Apple's refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, the death of the 12-inch MacBook, 10.2-inch iPad rumors, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper: Get HyperCube to automatically ...more

  • Jony Ive leaving Apple, Watch Time teaser

    Jul 03 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss new Bluetooth smart lights from Philips Hue, how Apple HomeKit setup could be easier for new users, a new charging solution from TwelveSouth, and our live reactions to the news that Jony Ive is leaving Apple. (We recorded on June 27th just as the news was crossing the wire. We'll talk more about the reports that have followed next week.) Stick around for a sneak peek at Zac's new podcast series called Watch Time — with a familiar guest this week. 9to5Mac Happy...more

  • Public betas hit, MacBook Pro rumors, iOS 13 Home app design

    Jun 27 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors plus speculation about future MacBook Airs and more, Apple's surprise release of iOS 13 beta ahead of July, our thoughts on Dark Mode and other top features, new design changes in the Home app (for better or worse), the new Apple News election hub, Apple's latest response to Spotify's complaints, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed ...more

  • iOS 13 beta 2, new Apple TV features, 2020 iPhone screen sizes

    Jun 20 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple HomeKit Secure Video, changes in iOS 13 beta 2 including a new Portrait filter, SMB Server support, a new subscription warning, and design changes to CarPlay. Also discussed: a new feature coming in watchOS 6, new faces on older watches, Wireless Audio Sync and PIP for Apple TV, potential improvements to Mojave's built-in apps in macOS Catalina, 2020 iPhone rumors, Apple Card testing, changes being tested at select Apple Stores, and more. 9to5Mac Happy ...more

  • Hands-on with new CarPlay features and early beta impressions

    Jun 14 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss new uses for Apple's updated iPod touch, hands-on experience using CarPlay in iOS 13, the future of 3D Touch, how Face ID has improved on iPhone XS, macOS Catalina and Apple's new Sidecar feature, initial watchOS 6 face impressions, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Wiplabs: Get the Wiplabs Slop...more

  • WWDC 2019 impressions: iOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina and tvOS 13

    Jun 07 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's major WWDC 2019 keynote, including what's new in iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina, and tvOS 13. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by MacStadium: Get 50% off your first two months of a Mac mini subscription now w/ code 9TO5MAC and sign up to get more information about MacStadium's new Orka plat...more

  • iOS 13 screenshot leaks and WWDC expectations

    Jun 02 2019

    This week, Benjamin and Zac break down the latest iOS 13 leaks and rumors, as well as give their last minute takes on what they are most excited to see at WWDC. (Editor's Note: Unfortunately, audio on this episode is not quite up to our usual high standard ... but we didn't want to to leave it on the cutting room floor. Cheers and thanks for listening as always.) 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed ...more

  • 8-core MacBook Pros, butterfly keyboard changes, new LG UltraFine display

    May 23 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss LG's new 23.7-inch 4K UltraFine display in Apple Stores, the surprise MacBook Pro updates and changes to the keyboard repair program, an update on Apple News+, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to Ex...more

  • iOS 12.3 release, Apple Pay stickers, iPhone XR 2 rumors

    May 18 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iOS 12.3 and the all-new Apple TV app, AirPlay 2 on Samsung Smart TVs, watchOS 5's newest Apple Watch faces, Apple Pay stickers and how they work, iPhone XR 2 rumors, and more features expected in iOS 13. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple releases iOS 12.3 & tvOS 12.3 with new...more

  • Powerbeats Pro review and watchOS 6 rumors

    May 10 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the mysterious LG UltraFine display disappearance and Apple's upcoming display, Apple's wacky new iOS game, our Beats Powerbeats Pro review after week one, and exciting new watchOS 6 rumors for Apple Watch at WWDC. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the mill...more

  • Apple earnings, Screen Time App Store controversy, Jony’s design lab

    May 03 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's Q2 2019 earnings report, the latest developments in Qualcomm/Intel/Apple/5G, turnover in Jony Ive's design department, Apple's statement on ScreenTime and removing similar apps, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Volta Charger: Get 10% off the Volta 2.0 magnetic charge cable now by ...more

  • More iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 leaks, AirPods 3 rumors, iPhone 11 camera upgrades

    Apr 25 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac's Gui Rambo's latest week of scoops including Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time coming to the Mac, new Apple Watch features in macOS 10.15, and WWDC 2019 for developers, plus Ming-Chi Kuo's latest iPhone 11 camera predictions, a flood of rumors about AirPods 3, Samsung's big Galaxy Fold blunder, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Over...more

  • iOS 13 iPad features detailed, macOS Sidecar, Qualcomm and 5G iPhones

    Apr 18 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac's scoops on iOS 13's dark mode, multiple window apps and panels, redesigned volume HUD, macOS 10.15's project sidecar, Apple's possible plans to unify Find My Friends and iPhone, potential hardware tracker accessories, Apple's settlement with Qualcomm and what it means for 5G iPhones, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and...more

  • macOS 10.15 Marzipan media apps, HomePod price drop, iPhone 11 rumor mix

    Apr 12 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac's report that standalone Music, Podcasts, TV, and Books apps will replace functions in iTunes on the Mac this fall, Apple's rare price drop on the HomePod, the latest iPhone 11 rumors, potential Mac Pro release rumors, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by PDFpen: PDFpen is the ultimat...more

  • AirPower cancelled, AirPods 2 review, Powerbeats Pro announced

    Apr 04 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac unpack AirPower's demise including Apple's statement on the cancellation and alternative recommendations, our first week with new AirPods including "Hey Siri" and wireless charging, newly announced Beats Powerbeats Pro specs, and the latest iPhone 11 rumors, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Luna ...more

  • Apple TV+, Card, Arcade, and News+ event

    Mar 29 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's March 25th event, including Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, plus new AirPods are out and new Powerbeats have leaked, plus much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper: For the entire month of March, get 50% off Hyper’s combo wireless charger/USB-C hub and its other wireles...more

  • New iPad mini and iPad Air, iMac refresh, second-gen AirPods debut

    Mar 21 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's product release carousel including the first new iPad mini in years, a new iPad Air size, faster iMacs, and second-generation AirPods, plus much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper: For the entire month of March, get 50% off Hyper's combo wireless charger/USB-C hub and its other wireles...more

  • Apple March event official, 2020 AR rumors, Spotify vs Apple

    Mar 14 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac are joined by Mark Gurman to discuss Apple's upcoming March 25th event, WWDC 2019, and Apple's AR/VR headset plans, plus Apple vs Spotify, Amazon Fire TV gaining Apple Music, a new HomeKit lamp review, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Hap...more

  • Smart Battery Case take two, Apple's TV drama, iOS 12.2 final touches

    Mar 07 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss our extended experience with Apple's new Smart Battery Case, developing Mac software and a special utility used for the show, Apple's TV drama before its new video service launches, the latest changes in iOS 12.2 beta, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAP...more

  • Shot on iPhone finale, foldable XR and XS competition, Apple Watch sleep tracking

    Feb 28 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's Shot on iPhone contest winners, Halide's new long exposure app Spectre, Apple's latest iPhone marketing refinements, foldable phones and iPhone competition, the rumored Apple Pay credit card and new Wallet app features, Apple Stores closing in Texas due to patent trolls, rumored sleep tracking features for Apple Watch, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedic...more

  • 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors, Apple high-end display, Marzipan rollout

    Feb 21 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac unpack the new 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors, Apple Display spec leaks, the future of Project Marzipan, the latest changes in iOS 12.2, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Spon...more

  • Apple spring event, news and video service details, hardware rumor flurry

    Feb 14 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac connect the steady stream of new reports on Apple's upcoming subscription news and video services, including solid rumors of Apple's next spring event, plus a look at the flood of hardware rumors this week including AirPower, AirPods 2, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexp...more

  • FaceTime fixed, Angela Ahrendts leaving Apple, 5G E & Animoji

    Feb 08 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iOS 12.1.4 and the fix for Group FaceTime and other security flaws, Apple's bug bounty program and other security concerns, Angela Ahrendts leaving her role as SVP of Retail, and the latest changes in iOS 12.2 beta. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper: Get the HyperJuice wireless charger case for App...more

  • iOS 12.2 beta features, FaceTime bug debacle, iOS 13 rumors

    Jan 31 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iOS 12.2 beta and the changes included, Apple's FaceTime debacle and quarterly earnings results, plus iOS 13 rumors and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by ...more

  • Smart Battery Case impressions, Shot on iPhone contest, AirPods for health

    Jan 24 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss their hands-on experience with Apple's new Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, new places where Apple Pay is accepted, Apple's first-ever 'Shot on iPhone' contest, the latest iPhone 11 and beyond rumors, and much more.. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/...more

  • New iPod touch rumors, competing iPhone 11 renders, leaked Smart Battery Cases debut

    Jan 17 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss how Apple's revenue miss is affecting iPhone prices in China, a new detail about how the battery replacement program affected upgrades, a new AirPower launch rumor, competing iPhone 11 rumors and renders, hope for a future iPod touch, and the debut of the leaked Smart Battery Case for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS fee...more

  • iPhone 11 triple camera rumors, AirPlay 2 TVs, HomeKit at CES 2019

    Jan 11 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple TV and the new zero sign-on feature in tvOS 12, iCloud Photos and managing limited storage, a possible preview at how the iPhone 11 camera system will appear, CES 2019 and the wave of new AirPlay 2 and HomeKit TVs, the changing proposition of the Apple TV, and much more CES 2019 news. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast pl...more

  • AirPods memes, AirPower mystery, and iPhone China woes

    Jan 05 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the entertaining 'AirPods for Christmas' meme, the mystery about AirPower and Apple's missing update, Apple's rare revenue guidance change and iPhone upgrade growth challenges, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Atlassian’s OpsGenie: Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service dis...more

  • Apple's 2018 Year-In-Review

    Dec 28 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's 2018 year-in-review, including hardware and software achievements and misses, how Apple has overcome challenges from 2017, and what Apple faces in 2019. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Atlassian’s OpsGenie: Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control du...more

  • iOS changes in China, Apple Music on Alexa, Connect gets Ping'd

    Dec 21 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's ongoing battle with Qualcomm in China and changes to iOS animations over patents, the end of Apple Music Connect and how Apple Music social features surpass the vision of iTunes Ping, Apple Music's launch on Amazon Echo, Amazon's new Echo Wall Clock, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored ...more

  • iPhone XS Smart Battery Case, XR and HomePod discounts, Apple Watch tidbits

    Dec 13 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac’s exclusive iPhone XS Smart Battery Case story, a limited HomePod discount holiday strategy, Qualcomm’s effort to block iPhone sales in China, location privacy on iOS apps, Apple Watch Series 4 heart rate features and battery life, the wait for an update on AirPower, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast pla...more

  • Apple Music coming to Echo, iPhone XR clear case, Apple Watch ECG launch

    Dec 07 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac share a quick review of the Smart Folio cover for the new iPad Pro, talk about Apple Music coming soon to Amazon's Echo speakers, recent iPhone XR discounts and Apple's marketing strategies, the launch of the Apple Clear Case for iPhone XR, the 18W USB-C charger, and lots of software updates and new features including iOS 12.1.1 and FaceTime fixes, HomePod in China, dual SIM in the US, and the new ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4, plus much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is ...more

  • Bigger iPad Pro, App Store monopoly, and Apple Watch half marathon

    Nov 30 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro differences, using the iPad as a teleprompter, Apple Pencil versus Logitech Crayon, Apple's Supreme Court case over monopolies and the App Store, running long distances with Apple Watch, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ZUGU Case: Check out ZUGU’s new Muse case for ...more

  • Apple holiday ad, iPhone sales fears, Apple TV dongles

    Nov 23 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's 2018 holiday ad and how it was created, the four-day 'shopping event' that Apple is hyping this year, Siri's unfortunate Thanksgiving Day blunder, a new rumored Apple TV HDMI stick, iPhone XS and iPhone XR sales concerns and how Apple is responding, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ZUG...more

  • New MacBook Pro GPUs, Spotify for Apple Watch, iPad pros and cons

    Nov 16 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new MacBook Pro GPU updates, the upcoming Blackmagic eGPU Pro, Apple's Mac SSD pricing, new Apple Watch bands, AirPower predictions, Spotify for Apple Watch, the first week with the new iPad Pro, and the state of Apple's apps — not just the OS — on the iPad. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Capterra...more

  • 2018 iPad Pro impressions, FaceTime and iPhone XR improvements, watchOS updates

    Nov 09 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac offer up early impressions on the 2018 iPad Pro, new Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard Folio, a few iPhone XR thoughts, changes coming in iOS and watchOS for FaceTime and more, a change to how Apple is reporting earnings, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by OPSO: Check out the MFi certified Apple Wat...more

  • MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro event impressions

    Oct 31 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's October 30th event and the new MacBook Air, Mac mini, iPad Pro, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper: Get 25% off the new HyperDrive USB-C Hubs for MacBook Pro. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month...more

  • iPhone XR reviews, iPad mini 5 rumors, HomeKit speakers

    Oct 25 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk iPhone XR reviews, the upcoming fix for 'beautygate', the newly rumored iPad mini 5 and AirPower expectations, the iPad Pro and Mac updates expected at next week's Apple event, the latest AirPlay 2 HomeKit speaker, Safari and Dark Mode on the web, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Hosts: Benjamin M...more

  • October event announced, iPhone XR pre-order, Photoshop for iPad

    Oct 19 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the newly announced October Apple event, expectations for the new iPad Pro and Mac lineup, iPhone XR pre-orders and the Apple clear case, full Photoshop coming to iPad, Apple's subscription issues on the App Store, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podc...more

  • Latest OS updates, the new smart ‘speakers’, and troubles in China

    Oct 12 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss a range of topics including Apple Watch and DST challenges, new Apple Watch Series 4 improvements, iOS 12.0.1 fixes and iOS 12 adoption rate, new Apple Music and Apple Pay updates, the latest round of smart 'speakers' from Facebook, Google, and Amazon, the mysterious China security story and an interesting fraud scheme, Apple's original content strategy, new iPad Pro rumors, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher...more

  • Series 4 reviewed, iOS 12.1 changes, Marzipan apps

    Oct 04 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the Apple Watch Series 4 review process and the latest thinking on the new model, a new student ID card feature in Wallet on iOS 12 and watchOS 5, new features coming in iOS 12.1, an issue with Dolby Atmos and HDMI-CEC on Apple TV 4K, and the state of Marzipan apps on macOS Mojave. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players....more

  • iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4, and macOS Mojave impressions

    Sep 27 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac initial impressions with iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4, and macOS Mojave. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Zendure: Enter to win our iPhone XS Max giveaway! Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get a $50 credit toward your first job post! Note: Original audio file had a few i...more

  • HomePod gets smarter, best iOS 12 features, iPhone XS anticipation

    Sep 20 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iPhone and Apple Watch orders, early reviews for the new products, the giant HomePod update that adds a few essential features, the best features of newly released iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, and all the hardware secrets contained in iOS 12.1 beta. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by PDFpen: the ultima...more

  • Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone Xs, and iPhone XR event impressions

    Sep 13 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac share their thoughts on the Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR event. Plus there's positive HomePod news! 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Udemy: Visit Ude.my/happyhour and use coupon code HAPPYHOUR to get 90% off life-changing classes! Sponsored by Molekule — the only air purifie...more

  • Apple Watch Series 4 & iPhone Xs leak ahead of event

    Sep 06 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac's exclusive Apple Watch Series 4 and iPhone Xs leaks, iPad Pro redesign rumors, event predictions, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get a $50 credit toward your first job post! Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Exclusiv...more

  • AirPlay 2 on AirPort Express, 2018 iPhone names and resolutions

    Aug 30 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk AirPlay 2 coming to the AirPort Express, Bloomberg's report on iPhone naming and features, Ming-Chi Kuo's prediction that at least one iPhone will be delayed and no Pencil support, that rumor about 3D Touch going away, and a quick look at HomeKit shades. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit...more

  • MacBook rumors, Mac mini expectations, Apple Watch Series 4 lineup

    Aug 23 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest Digitimes report on MacBook, AirPower, and iPad rumors, Bloomberg's report on the MacBook Air replacement and rumored Mac mini update, our expectations for the Apple Watch Series 4 lineup, the end of Back to My Mac, and a lead change for Apple TV. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper: Visit...more

  • Group FaceTime delay, Twitter API damage, 2018 iPhone rumors

    Aug 16 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Group FaceTime's delay, Twitter's destructive API change, new details about AirPower, iPhone rumors including Apple Pencil support, Apple Car development, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper: Visit hypershop.com and use coupon code 9to5macbook to get 10% off site-wide, and enter our 20...more

  • MacBook Pro experience, Friends Mix, 'Creative Selection' excerpt

    Aug 09 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss using the Keyboard Service Program for MacBook, experience with the 2018 MacBook Pro including True Tone and "Hey Siri" features, Apple Music's new Friends Mix playlist, 9to5Mac's exclusive excerpt from the upcoming 'Creative Selection' book, Competitions and Pace Alerts on watchOS 5, features Apple's Activity needs to borrow from Nike Run Club, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, o...more

  • iPad Pro design leaks, upcoming HomePod features and AAPL earnings

    Aug 02 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk about traveling and data caps on carrier plans, the resolution to Apple's MacBook Pro throttling issue (and possibly the keyboard problem), Macotakara's report on the upcoming iPad Pro losing its headphone jack, Face ID only working in portrait orientation, and moving its Smart Connector, a leaked CAD image that may back up that report, iGen's report on upcoming HomePod features including multiple timers and phone call features, Apple's latest earnings report, and...more

  • UK HomeKit, Face ID iPad, Photos in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

    Jul 26 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the state of HomeKit in the UK and some useful ways to use automation, iPad rumors and guesses about rounded corners and the Home indicator, Photos in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, photo sharing changes and questionable sharing suggestions, Apple's photo print products going away, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast play...more

  • 2018 MacBook Pro upgrade, thermal throttling concerns, macOS Mojave and watchOS 5 changes

    Jul 19 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the newly announced 2018 MacBook Pro hardware upgrades, higher RAM and SSD storage upgrades, Apple's T2 chip in the iMac Pro and MacBook Pro, Hey Siri and True Tone, iFixit's keyboard discovery, the 6-core i9 thermal throttling issue, the state of HomeKit doorbell cameras, and the latest changes in iOS 12, watchOS 5, and macOS Mojave betas. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our d...more

  • Siri's new boss, 11-inch iPad Pro, bezel-free Apple Watch rumors

    Jul 12 2018

    Benjamin and Zac talk 3D Touch, AirPlay and Apple TV, iTunes 12.8 and Sonos gaining AirPlay 2, John Giannandrea's new Chief of ML and AI job, Siri changing bosses again, using Shortcuts on iOS 12, and Ming-Chi Kuo's big report on new Macs, iPads, and Apple Watches — which was recorded hours before Apple released new MacBook Pros. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podca...more

  • Colorful iPhone rumors, A12 chip leaks, Apple Watch Raise to Speak Siri

    Jul 06 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the five iPhone colors leak, new iPad and Mac rumors, new Geekbench results for unreleased chips, using Apple Watch Raise To Speak Siri on watchOS 5, Apple's plan to rebuild its mapping data in Apple Maps, and Shortcuts making a sneak peek for iOS 12 beta. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Hosts: Benjamin M...more

  • iOS 12 public beta, AirPlay 2 speakers, and MacBook keyboard repair program

    Jun 28 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the risks and benefits of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave public betas, 9to5Mac's Sonos Beam smart soundbar review, AirPlay 2 speakers, Apple's surprise MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboard repair program, rumors about new AirPods and over-ear headphones from Apple, a possible explanation for AirPower not launching yet, Ming-Chi Kuo's latest predictions, and the end of the Apple Watch Modern Buckle. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, St...more

  • iOS 12 beta 2 changes, Walkie-Talkie for Apple Watch, Oprah and Apple’s TV plans

    Jun 21 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac iOS 12 beta 2, MP3 chapter support in Apple's Podcasts app, AirPlay 2 potential for AirPort Express; watchOS 5 beta 2, Apple's new Walkie-Talkie app, aggressive watch face indicators, and the death of Time Travel; macOS Mojave beta 2 and dark mode Maps; tvOS 12 beta 2 and Dolby Atmos sound; and Apple's new TV deal with Oprah. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for O...more

  • AirPlay 2 growing pains, using iOS 12’s Screen Time, USB-C iPhone rumors

    Jun 14 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac catch up on the Sonos Beam soundbar announcement, AirPlay 2 support coming to Sonos in July, more HomePod stereo thoughts after a few weeks of use, how Apple TV speakers can be challenging with AirPlay 2, iOS 12's new Screen Time and Down Time features, potential scenarios where Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch might be practical, and USB-C iPhones and 'solid state' Apple Watch rumors. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, G...more

  • WWDC 2018: iOS 12, macOS Mojave, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12

    Jun 08 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk WWDC 2018 including iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS, and macOS Mojave. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Setapp: Get the company’s subscription Mac app service with 119 apps worth $3400 for just $9.99/month (7-day Free Trial). Sponsored by Simple Contacts: Get $30 off your contacts at simplecontacts.com/happyhour ...more

  • Apple Watch Pride, HomePod stereo & AirPlay 2, macOS 10.14 wish list

    May 31 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk Apple Watch workout tracking, Apple's new privacy portal in the EU, Apple Watch's hidden Pride watch face, HomePod gaining calendar, stereo, and AirPlay 2 support, and macOS 10.14 wish list items. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Apple launches new privacy portal, use...more

  • WWDC invites, Beats HomePod rumor, ‘audioOS’ wish list

    May 24 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk WWDC press invites, misinterpreted Siri clues, a surprise Apple car update, a Beats-branded HomePod rumor, and HomePod features we want to see at WWDC 2018. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Apple invites press to WWDC 2018 keynote, iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 unveil expect...more

  • Twitter ruffles feathers, iPhone SE and fast charging rumors, iOS 12 wish list

    May 18 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac sort through the latest mess Twitter is creating for third-party apps, the growing possibility that new iPhones will come with fast charging, farfetched iPhone SE rumors, and iOS 12 feature requests. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Tweetbot 3 for Mac debuts with dark mode...more

  • HomePod calendar clue, I/O impressions, watchOS 5 wish list

    May 10 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac welcome a clue that suggests HomePod will soon work with Calendar, new details about the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus and an iOS 12 Face ID rumor, quick impressions from Google I/O, Hodinkee's new Jony Ive interview on Apple Watch, and our watchOS 5 wish list. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall...more

  • AAPL earnings, state of AirPlay 2, tvOS 12 wish list

    May 04 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss what Ming-Chi Kuo's retirement from KGI Securities could mean for future Apple rumors, Apple's latest earnings report and why iPhone revenue was up despite flat unit sales, the current state of AirPlay 2 and some impressive new features coming to iOS 11.4, and our wish list for tvOS 12 and Apple TV. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other p...more

  • Apple officially kills AirPort routers, iPhone SE 2 rumors, macOS dark mode clues

    Apr 26 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac break news that Apple has officially discontinued its AirPort router line, weigh new iPhone SE 2 rumors, and clues about dark mode finally coming to macOS. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by FIBARO: We’ve teamed up with FIBARO to give away a HomeKit bundle to turn your house into a Siri-controlled smart home. ...more

  • FCC leaks gold iPhone X as Apple doubles down on secrecy

    Apr 18 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk about recent Amazon Alexa features and HomePod sales, Apple's leaked memo on stopping leaks, the FCC's gold iPhone X leak, and the potential for third-party Apple Watch faces. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by FIBARO: We’ve teamed up with FIBARO to give away a HomeKit bundle to turn your house into a Siri-c...more

  • Red iPhone 8, 2019 Mac Pro, macOS 64-bit app transition

    Apr 12 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the wait for AirPower, the latest Mac Pro news, macOS High Sierra's 32-bit app warning, and watchOS 5 likely dropping old Apple Watch apps. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by FIBARO: We’ve teamed up with FIBARO to give away a HomeKit bundle to turn your...more

  • Watch app graveyard, Apple poaches Google's AI chief, iOS 11.4 changes

    Apr 05 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss early reception to the new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support, Instagram for Apple Watch's demise and why loads of watchOS apps are disappearing, Apple reportedly ramping up Siri hiring and poaching Google's AI chief, iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4 changes including the return of AirPlay 2, and Apple's futuristic iPhone 'hover' tech. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated R...more

  • 9to5Mac Happy Hour 166: Apple’s EDU iPad event, Apple Watch redesign rumors, iOS 11.3 release

    Mar 30 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac share thoughts on Apple's March education event where the new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support was unveiled, new Apple Watch Series 4 rumors that claim a new design is coming with more screen, and the launch of iOS 11.3, watchOS 4.3, and other software updates. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by FIBARO: We...more

  • microLED future, Apple ad ups and downs, March event predictions

    Mar 23 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's plans for microLED displays in future Apple Watches and iPhones, the new iPhone X Face ID ad and lingering bugs in iOS, the behind-the-scenes video showing how the HomePod ad was created, 9to5Mac's new HomeKit Weekly series, new features recently added to Alexa, what we expect from Apple's education event next week, new Apple Watch bands that were announced, and the roll out of GymKit workout equipment. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and App...more

  • MacBook lineup predictions, Siri status report, Apple unveils two events

    Mar 16 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest MacBook update rumors, The Information's report on Siri's history and why Apple has struggled to scale it, a surprise Apple education event announcement mid-episode, Apple's Texture acquisition and Eddy Cue's appearance at SXSW, and Apple unveiling dates for WWDC 2018. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Spo...more

  • 9to5Mac Happy Hour 163: iTunes LP is dead, cheaper MacBook Air rumors, predicting Apple’s spring announcements

    Mar 08 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss features previewed in iOS 11.3 that have been reverted, new CarPlay promotions with Apple Music, iTunes LP going away and what Apple Music Connect could be, and the latest spring hardware refresh rumors. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by CaseCo: Win an Apple HomePod + $500 gift cards from Caseco & 9to5Ma...more

  • 162: AirPods 2, Apple’s Beats Studio3 competitor, iPhone X Plus rumors | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

    Mar 01 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac unpack the latest rumors about second-generation AirPods adding 'Hey Siri' support, the status of Apple's special AirPower charging mat, new rumors about Apple making high end over ear headphones, fresh details about the so-called iPhone X Plus expected later this year, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Ho...more

  • 161: Twitter for Mac abandoned, iOS 11’s Telugu fix, iPad refresh rumors | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

    Feb 22 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the slow death of Twitter for Mac, Apple requiring app updates to support iPhone X, Nokia probably killing Withings and how HealthKit will be affected, the Telugu character bug in iOS 11, a small change in watchOS 4.3 beta, CarPool Karaoke returning for season 2, hints of new iPads coming soon, iOS 12 features rumored to be on the way, the current state of the not-yet-shipped AirPlay 2 feature, and HomePod's ring issue. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTune...more

  • 160: The HomePod Review | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

    Feb 15 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac have a short chat about the new Apple HomePod. (Stay tuned for 9to5Mac's official review later next week. This episode was also recorded before stain-gate, so thoughts on that next episode.) 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall ...also Siri Topics: HomePod Feedback? Drop us a l...more

  • 159: HomePod review roundup, iPhone battery health and watchOS 4.3 changes | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

    Feb 08 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss welcome changes in watchOS 4.3 for Apple Watch, HomePod reviews before receiving ours, how Apple is resolving battery health issues with iOS 11.3, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: watchOS 4.3 beta 1 for Apple Watch now available [Video] watchOS 4.3 ...more

  • 158: iPhone SE 2 pessimism, iBooks revamp, and iOS 12’s focus on fixes | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

    Feb 02 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest on HomePod before its launch including what they ordered, a new report that casts doubt on the possibility of an iPhone SE 2, rumors about an iBooks overhaul and imagining an Apple Books service, plus iOS 12 rumors and Apple's holiday quarter results. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of 9...more

  • 157: iOS 11.3 Preview, 6.1-inch iPhone rumors, HomePod is coming | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

    Jan 25 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac are joined by Guilherme Rambo to discuss HomePod launch details, iOS 11.2.5 and new Siri skills, iOS 11.3 beta and changes included, and a new 6.1-inch iPhone rumor. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of 9to5Mac Happy Hour are recorded every week. Subscribe to our podcast to guarantee new episodes are deliver...more

  • 156: Apple’s TV plans, iPhone X notch future, watchOS 5 ideas | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

    Jan 18 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's efforts to build a new TV service, the fate of the iPhone X notch and recent iPhone sales, CarPlay news out of the International Auto Show in Detroit, a beautiful watchOS 5 mockup, and HomePod predictions. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of 9to5Mac Happy Hour are recorded every week. Subscr...more

  • 155: iPhone SE 2 rumors, iOS parental controls & Apple AirPort’s future | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

    Jan 11 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's entry in the video consortium behind AV1, iPhone SE 2 rumors and our headphone jack predictions, the need for more robust parental controls on iOS, the future of Apple's AirPort hardware and selling mesh routers, and Siri's latest tricks. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of 9to5Mac Happy Hou...more

  • Happy Hour Podcast 154 | Ringing in the New Year, HomePod challenges, and battery saga continues

    Jan 04 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac catch up on Apple news since the new year including talk about the iMac Pro accessories and wallpaper, Apple Watch Activity Sharing and Series 3 rebooting in ICUs, the need for a refreshed HomePod pitch before launch, how Alexa compares to Siri today, and Apple’s iPhone battery response. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. ...more

  • Happy Hour Podcast 153 | A look back at Apple’s 2017 and predicting 2018 announcements

    Dec 28 2017

    This week Benjamin and Zac look back at Apple’s 2017, how it compared to our predictions, and what we expect next year. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Happy Hour are recorded every week. Subscribe to our podcast to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Here’s w...more

  • Happy Hour Podcast 152 | Living with Alexa, iPhone batteries and speed, and iOS apps back to the Mac

    Dec 21 2017

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the iMac Pro launch, using Amazon Echo and Alexa with HomeKit products, the fake Cuphead game that appeared on the App Store, Apple throttling older iPhone batteries, iOS 12 and macOS 10.13 cross platform apps, and the Apple Watch New Year’s Challenge. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Happy Hou...more

  • Happy Hour Podcast 151 | Jony Ive’s design return, TV app deep dive, Apple buys Shazam

    Dec 14 2017

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss running a half marathon with Apple Watch Series 3 and AirPods, Apple’s first Folio Case for iPhone X, Jony Ive returning to lead day-to-day design, a quick TV app review, Apple buying Shazam, HomeKit’s vulnerability and iOS 11.2.1, and the iMac Pro’s debut. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Happ...more

  • Happy Hour Podcast 150 | DateGate, new App Store Search Ads and Amazon Prime Video hits Apple TV

    Dec 07 2017

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the unfortunate date bug that affected iPhones over the weekend and resulted in the early delivery of iOS 11.2, the official launch of Apple Pay Cash in the U.S., updates to our Mac setups and a new app that makes AirPlaying to Sonos easier, a potential half marathon challenge that may or may not happen, the latest on Apple’s Heart Study with Apple Watch, a tease of an upcoming Apple Watch story, Amazon Prime Video finally coming to Apple TV, changes in tvOS...more

  • Happy Hour Podcast 149 | Moving with HomeKit, Apple Heart Study, and getting to the root of Mac bugs

    Dec 01 2017

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss moving houses with HomeKit accessories, restarting a fitness routine with Apple Watch, Apple and Stanford’s new Apple Heart Study, the brand new Pixelmator Pro Mac app, macOS High Sierra’s terrible root vulnerability and quick fix, and the history of software bugs in recent and not-so-recent years. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overca...more

  • Happy Hour Podcast 148 | HomePod misses holidays and iMac Pro rumors

    Nov 23 2017

    This week Benjamin and Zac unpack the HomePod delay a week later, detail the competition going in to the holiday season, discuss expectations and potential challenges for Apple's upcoming smart speaker, fresh iMac Pro rumors including Hey Siri support and much more. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Happy Hour are av...more

  • Happy Hour Podcast 147 | watchOS apps and GymKit launch, even bigger iPhones, and HomePod hype

    Nov 17 2017

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss changes coming to watchOS apps, the launch of GymKit in Australia, changes in iOS 11.2 beta for iPhone X, iPhone rumors for next year including a larger OLED model and a mid-sized LCD update, and anticipation of HomePod and AirPlay 2. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Happy Hour are...more

  • Happy Hour Podcast 146 | Apple Pay Cash, Face ID iPads, and deep dive into the iPhone X experience

    Nov 10 2017

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the Apple Pay Cash beta launching, Face ID and a new design coming to next year’s iPad Pros, and the first few days with iPhone X. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Happy Hour are available every week. As mentioned, you can download this podcast via iTunes or plug in our RSS feed li...more

  • Happy Hour Podcast 145 | iPhone X hype, HomePod SiriKit, and tvOS 11.2 features

    Nov 03 2017

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss initial iPhone X reviews, iOS 11.2 and SiriKit for HomePod, changes to Apple TV 4K in tvOS 11.2, and much more. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Happy Hour are available every week. As mentioned, you can download this podcast via iTunes or plug in our RSS feed link into your favori...more

  • Happy Hour Podcast 144 | Apple TV content plans, Face ID concerns, and preordering iPhone X

    Oct 27 2017

    This week Benjamin and Zac catch up on Apple's recent TV hires and upcoming show plans, reports of Face ID security changes and video hands-on leaks, which iPhone X we plan to pre-order, and a fast-forward to the middle of the night where we discuss how pre-orders went. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Happy Hour ar...more

  • Happy Hour Podcast 143 | Evolving Mac setups, MacBook vs iPad, and Touch Bar oddities

    Oct 19 2017

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss current Mac setups including the best desktop and notebook Macs for different tasks, the current state of working from an iPad, Touch Bar thoughts after almost one year with the technology, and much more. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Happy Hour are available every week. As ment...more

  • Happy Hour Podcast 142 | Refocusing iTunes, latest beta changes, and the future of Face ID

    Oct 13 2017

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the recent iTunes refocus and what could happen next, the latest changes in iOS 11.1 beta 2 including new emoji and 3D Touch gestures, watchOS 4.1 with Radio streaming over LTE and the new Wi-Fi option, potential new dynamic wallpapers on the iPhone X and Face ID coming to new iPads and much more. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Over...more

  • Happy Hour Podcast 141 | HomeKit and AirPlay 2, Sonos One event, and HomePod competition

    Oct 05 2017

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones, iOS 11.0.2 for iPhone 8 and watchOS 4.0.1 for Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Pay Cash testing, Nike+ Run Club's watchOS app update, running with streaming music on watchOS 4.1, HomeKit updates including Philips Hue and Chamberlain products, the Sonos One event and AirPlay 2 support, HomePod's latest competition, and more. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher,...more

  • Happy Hour Podcast 140 | Apple TV 4K hands on, High Sierra debut, and what’s new in watchOS 4.1

    Sep 28 2017

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new Apple TV 4K, macOS High Sierra launching, Apple Watch Series 3 and LTE apps, watchOS 4.1 beta and streaming music, and more. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Happy Hour are available every week. As mentioned, you can download this podcast via iTunes or plug in our RSS feed link into ...more