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

  • iPhone 12 charger rumors, Force Touch on watchOS 7, shifting Arcade strategy

    Jul 03 2020

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s Developer Transition Kit ARM Mac mini, rumors that iPhone 12 won’t include a charger in the box, Apple Watch losing Force Touch in watchOS 7, Apple Arcade’s shifting game strategy, and new Apple Card features. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Follow Zac: SpaceExplored.com Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: bzamayo.com Twitter @bzamayo Follow 9to5Mac: Instagram @9to5mac Twitter @9to5m...more

  • WWDC 2020 impressions: iOS 14, watchOS 7, macOS Big Sur and tvOS 14

    Jun 25 2020

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s major WWDC 2020 keynote, including what’s new in iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, macOS Big Sur, and tvOS 14. Sponsored by CleanMyMac X: Get CleanMyMac X 30% off valid until July 5. Sponsored by MacStadium: Get 50% off the first six months of a Mac mini subscription with code WWDC2020 Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Post a healthcare or essential service job for free, or if you're in another industry and have hiring needs, visit LinkedIn.com/HappyHour. ...more

  • WWDC Preview: iOS 14, watchOS 7, and more

    Jun 18 2020

    This week Zac and Benjamin preview WWDC 2020, iOS 14, and much more. Sponsored by Sun Basket: Save $35 off your order when you go to sunbasket.com/happyhour and use promo code happyhour. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Stories: 9to5Mac Exclusives Exclusive: iOS 14 to include overhauled Podc...more

  • iMac redesign, ARM Mac transition, WWDC plans

    Jun 12 2020

    This week Zac and Benjamin are joined by Mark Gurman to unpack the long-running rumors that Apple will switch from Intel to custom-designed chips in Macs, a new rumor that Apple has a redesigned iMac coming at WWDC, new changes in iOS 13.6 beta, Apple's plans for WWDC week, and much more. Sponsored by Incipio: Check out the 100% plant-based case collection for Apple’s iPhone SE and more Sponsored by CleanMyMac: Visit macpaw.com/podcast and use coupon code HAPPYHOUR to save 5% on CleanMyMac X...more

  • Rumored iPad upgrades, Apple News+ Audio hands on, more iOS 14 leaks

    Jun 04 2020

    This week Zac and Benjamin take 9to5Mac Happy Hour live on video for the first time to discuss the upcoming Apple News+ Audio feature, evidence of an Apple bundle in code, iPad Pro and iPad Air 4 rumors, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Stories: 9to5Mac Watch Time 24: A conversation on race with Ish ShaBazz (In memory of George Floyd) Killing of George Floyd: Tim Cook memo to all staff Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks out...more

  • Apple Store at the curb, macOS 10.15.5, Apple TV+ expansions

    May 29 2020

    This week Zac and Benjamin discuss the state of Apple Stores during the global pandemic, updates to Apple's Exposure Notifications API, macOS 10.15.5 and new battery features, new details about Messages for Mac on macOS 10.16, loads of Apple TV+ developments, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify 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 Ap...more

  • iOS 13.5 release, iPhone 12 EarPods, Apple TV+ back catalog

    May 22 2020

    Benjamin and Zac unpack the release of iOS 13.5 and the Apple/Google Exposure Notification API app adoption, Apple Watch 2020 Pride bands and faces, Ming-Chi Kuo's prediction that iPhone 12 won't include EarPods in the box, Apple TV+ potentially buying a back catalog of content, a new Tom Hanks film coming to the service, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution...more

  • AirPods Studio, new iPads rumored and iPhone 12 Pro exclusive features

    May 15 2020

    Apple closes deal to buy NextVR, Logic Pro X gains Live Loops, exclusive new details on AirPods Studio, Kuo on iPad size updates, iPhone 12 features, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify 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 Bitrise: iOS Continuous Integration and Delivery for building better applications...more

  • iOS 13.5 beta 4, the ’new’ 13-inch MacBook Pro, making a HomeKit house

    May 08 2020

    Benjamin explains a recent Facebook bug, iOS 13.5 beta 4 brings changes to Exposure Notification, Apple unveils WWDC 2020 dates, 13-inch MacBook Pro switches to Magic Keyboard, Zac recaps recent HomeKit updates, Apple TV+ reaches half a year, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify 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. Spo...more

  • iOS 13.5 beta addresses COVID-19, AirPods rumors, HomePod mini

    May 01 2020

    iOS 13.5 arrives in beta, Apple's Exposure Notification API is ready to combat COVID-19 risks, Face ID and Group FaceTime are making changes, Zac has more thoughts on the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard, iPhone SE has a missing feature, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts new AirPods, Apple announces earnings results, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better ni...more

  • Magic Keyboard for iPad, Apple Music on Samsung TVs, 23-inch iMac

    Apr 24 2020

    Zac has hands-on impressions with the Magic Keyboard for iPad, Benjamin has an update on the Logitech trackpad, Apple has a new Mac battery feature, and there's a 23-inch iMac update rumored. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify 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 Intego: Get 9to5Mac's deal of the month with 50% off Int...more

  • iPhone SE launch, magnetic headphones rumors, contact tracing explained

    Apr 17 2020

    Apple releases its Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, Logitech starts selling its own, Mac Pro feet and wheels are rolling off the shelves, Apple has a brand new iPhone SE available to order, Bloomberg reports new details about Apple's high-end, over-ear headphones, and we explain how Apple's contact tracing works. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better nigh...more

  • iPad Pro LiDAR, iOS 14 wallpapers and widgets, App Store clips

    Apr 10 2020

    Benjamin and Zac dive into LiDAR on the new iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard weight and availability, a new ARKit app called Pocket Rocket, iPad Pro's new hardware disconnect feature, new iOS 14 wallpaper and widget features, a new app clips feature, Watchsmith for Apple Watch, the new Quibi video app, and what's happening with HBO on Apple TV 3. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select...more

  • Amazon skirts App Store rules, Apple buys Dark Sky, iPhone 9 is iPhone SE

    Apr 03 2020

    Benjamin and Zac unpack the week of news including more features coming to iOS 14 and watchOS 7, Siri for Spotify on Apple Watch, Apple's COVID-19 app, the Amazon Prime Video App Store situation, new AirTag leaks, Apple buying Dark Sky, breaking 2020 iPhone SE news, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by Pillow: Pill...more

  • iPhone 9 Plus, Apple CarKey, iPadOS 13.4

    Mar 27 2020

    Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's first theatrical release film, iPhone 9 and iPhone 12 rumors, the latest 9to5Mac exclusives from iOS 14, iOS 13.4, and more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by Soulver: A powerful hybrid between a calculator app and a text editor, designed for your Mac. Get 15% off with code 9to5Mac at checkout.  Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night...more

  • 2020 MacBook Air, iPad Pro with trackpad, iOS 13.4

    Mar 20 2020

    Benjamin and Zac unpack new releases from Apple including a cheaper and improved MacBook Air, Mac mini storage upgrades, the new 2020 iPad Pro model, iOS 13.4 and trackpad support coming to iPad, the new Magic Keyboard coming in May, Beats Powerbeats debut, and more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by SaneBox: The easiest way to get your email under control and hit inbox zero. Get a free two-week free trial and a $25 credit at ...more

  • iOS 14 and watchOS 7 leaks, iPad Pro cursor, Apple Watch Series 6 features

    Mar 13 2020

    Benjamin and Zac have a week of 9to5Mac exclusives to discuss including loads of iOS 14, watchOS 7, and Apple Watch Series 6 details, new details about iPad cursor support, and much more. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Friday: 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🟠 Overcast 🟢 Spotify Sponsored by OWC: Get the new OWC memory and Accelsior 4M2 SSD for the 2019 Mac Pro now. Enter the Mac Pro Rack giveaway here. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to sa...more

  • 14-inch MacBook Pro, mini LED displays, WWDC fate

    Mar 05 2020

    App Store has new review guidelines, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts new iMac Pro and 14.1-inch MacBook Pro, @coiiiiiiiin predicts new iMac and Mac mini, Apple has to deal with COVID-19 and SXSW, and Apple's first theatrical release film is coming Friday. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by SaneBox: The easiest way to get your email under control a...more

  • iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Trackpad, ARM Macs, HomeKit routers

    Feb 28 2020

    Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest report that Apple is planning to release an iPad Pro Smart Keyboard with a trackpad, new Powerbeats4 leaks, the latest Ming-Chi Kuo prediction on Macs dropping Intel, HomeKit routers, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by Hyper: Preorder the new HyperDrive GEN2: Next Generation USB-C Hub fo...more

  • Apple Music updates, iPhone 9 rumors, iOS 14 default apps

    Feb 21 2020

    Apple Music gains new features, coronavirus forces Apple to adjust earnings guidance (again), new iPhone SE and iPad Pro rumors continue, and Apple may finaly be considering third-party default apps. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month...more

  • Swift Playgrounds on Mac, state of Catalyst, 5G iPhone rumors

    Feb 14 2020

    Apple Swift Playgrounds iPad app comes to the Mac, we talk about the ongoing state of Mac Catalyst apps, cheap iPhone and 5G iPhone rumors, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Stories we discuss in this episode: Ha...more

  • iOS 13.4 beta changes, unified App Store, Apple TV rumors

    Feb 07 2020

    Apple prepares to sponsor its first presidential debate, iOS 13.4 beta packs lots of changes, 9to5Mac discovers a new CarKey feature coming in the future, Apple takes steps toward unifying the iOS and Mac App Store, and more Apple TV rumors emerge. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by Chargeasap: Preorder the new Flash 150W USB-C Powerbank...more

  • What’s new in iOS 13.3.1, Fantastical 3 and Filmic DoubleTake, Spring Apple Event rumors

    Jan 31 2020

    Benjamin and Zac discuss what's new in iOS 13.3.1 and other new software updates, Apple Maps 2.0 coming to Europe, new Fantastical and Filmic DoubleTake apps, the current state of HomeKit routers, and Apple hardware rumors including a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, backlit iPad Pro Smart Keyboard, and possibly a spinoff of AirPower. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are re...more

  • An interview with Astronaut Reisman, ‘For All Mankind’ consultant for Apple TV+

    Jan 24 2020

    Special guest Astronaut Garrett Reisman joins Zac and Benjamin to discuss his experience with 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+. Dr. Reisman joined NASA in 1998, traveled to space on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2008 and Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2010, and performed three spacewalks from the International Space Station. Dr. Reisman is also a Professor of Astronautical Engineering at the University of Southern California, motivational speaker, Senior Advisor for SpaceX, technical consultant for t...more

  • Apple security and the FBI, ‘Pro Mode’ for Macs

    Jan 17 2020

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case repair program, the new Sensei app for Mac, Apple's AI startup acquisition, the new Apple security battle with the FBI, racked mounted Mac Pro launch, a new 'Pro Mode' coming to Macs, and the latest Apple TV+ developments. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Stories we discuss in ...more

  • Apple at CES 2019, Services era, iPhone Night mode contest

    Jan 10 2020

    Apple wins CES with AirPods emoji, Global Privacy Senior Director Jane Horvath talks privacy on behalf of Apple, PopSocket now works with wireless charging, HomeKit advances in 2020, Apple marks a new era of Services, iPhone 11 has a new Night mode photo contest this month, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are released every Friday. Sponsored by TextExpander...more

  • Red Apple Watch, Apple TV+ taps HBO chief, iPhone 12 rumors

    Jan 03 2020

    Benjamin and Zac kick off 2020 with rumors about a Product (RED) Apple Watch Series 5, new perks for Apple Store staff, the first Made for iPhone external flash, HBO's former chief signing an exclusive deal with Apple TV+, Apple's surprise agreement with Imagination Technologies, and the latest iPad Pro and iPhone 12 rumors. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes are rele...more

  • Our first product memories and Apple's decade in review

    Dec 23 2019

    Christmas week has arrived and so has the end of the decade. Benjamin and Zac walk down memory lane to recall their first Apple products including iPhone and Mac. The duo also explores the biggest Apple stories of the decade from each decade. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Follow Zac: Instagram @apollozac Twitter @apollozac Follow Benjamin: Twitter @bzamayo Foll...more

  • HomeKit and ‘Connected Home’, Apple Podcasts on Echo, TV+ in 2020

    Dec 19 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss a wide range of topics including Apple Podcasts, Arcade, News, and more service news, the latest iOS beta software updates, more Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR details, 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 LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sponsored by Hyper...more

  • Apple TV remotes, Mac Pro released, and the latest OS updates

    Dec 13 2019

    Benjamin and Zac reflect on the Apple TV Siri remote, the first round of award nominations for TV+, what's new in iOS 13.3 and other software updates, the launch of the 2019 Mac Pro, 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 Defense: Get 20% off the Defense Shield case lineup for iPhone 11 models and the Defense Duo Qi Wireless charger for a limited time...more

  • Apple award season, 16-inch MacBook Pro experience, no Lightning port iPhone future

    Dec 06 2019

    iPhone 11 has a privacy concern, Ming-Chi Kuo forecasts a whole new wave of iPhone releases with major changes, Zac takes the Apple Watch Series 5's always-on display for a half marathon, Zac and Benjamin talk more about the 16-inch MacBook Pro, 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 f...more

  • Apple holiday ad, Apple Watch for kids, Group FaceTime retrospective

    Nov 27 2019

    Apple's annual special holiday ad is out alongside Black Friday through Cyber Monday promotions, Benjamin and Zac take a retrospective look at Group FaceTime and how it's perfect for the holidays, the prospect an using a cellular Apple Watch with kids, 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 Bitsbox: A crazy-fun subscription box that teaches kids how t...more

  • Apple December ‘event’, iPhone 11 Smart Battery Cases and HomeKit Secure Video

    Nov 22 2019

    Apple has a 'special event' dedicated to apps, the WWDC app has been rebranded, iPhone 11 has an all-new Smart Battery Case, Zac has hands-on experience with HomeKit Secure Video, and Apple TV+ has some unexpected movie drama. 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 Bitsbox: A crazy-fun subscription box that teaches kids how to code — save $25 with promo code HAPPYHO...more

  • 16-inch MacBook Pro, service bundle rumors, Apple Music Replay

    Nov 15 2019

    Apple has a brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro with a 'Magic Keyboard', the new Apple Research app with two new health studies debuts, Apple Music has a new 'Replay' year-in-review playlist, and lots of news about Apple Services bundles, TV+, HomeKit Secure Video, and much more. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! Sp...more

  • AirPods Pro review and Apple TV+ launch

    Nov 08 2019

    HomePod has a great holiday price and new features, Zac tested AirPods Pro at a Disney World Half Marathon, iOS 13.3 introduces new improvements, and Benjamin gives his take on the launch of Apple TV+. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and get 3 months free with a 1-year package at ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by OWC: Get 15% off OWC USB-C Travel Dock and 10% off the 10-Port USB-C Dock w/ code 9TO5DOCK. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, S...more

  • AirPods Pro unveiled, 16-inch MacBook Pro leaks continue, HomePod update

    Oct 31 2019

    iPhone 5 is just days away from going offline with a critical update, Apple unveiled new AirPods Pro in-ear headphones, 9to5Mac has a detailed glimspe at the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and Apple releases new features for HomePod. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Stories we discuss in this episode: Still using an iPhone 5? iOS 10.3.4 is required to keep your phone working ...more

  • 16-inch MacBook Pro leak, Mac Catalyst experience, HomeKit updates

    Oct 25 2019

    Apple has effectively managed our 16-inch MacBook Pro expectations, Zac has a favorite Mac Catalyst app, Benjamin has released his own Catalyst app, Netatmo surprises us with welcome HomeKit news, Fire TV picks up Apple TV+, and much more. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Sponsored by Mint Mobile: Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at MintMobile.com/HappyHour. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on App...more

  • iPhone SE 2 spec rumors, Beats Solo Pro, Apple TV+ run-up

    Oct 18 2019

    This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour: Apple's iPhone SE appears to be making a comeback as a better iPhone 8, Beats has announced all-new Solo Pro on-ear headphones with impressive features, and Apple TV+ is days away from debuting. 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 Infinity Cable: Get the new Infinity Cable with interchangeable magnetic tips for USB-C, micro-USB an...more

  • macOS Catalina impressions, iPad 7, iPhone SE 2 rumors

    Oct 10 2019

    Benjamin has new info on Apple TV PIP, Zac has more experience with QuickTake on iPhone 11, watchOS 6.1 beta helps Apple Watch Series 5 battery, macOS Catalina lands, and Ming-Chi Kuo has new iPhone SE 2 predictions. 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 totallee: Get 25% off all totallee iPhone cases for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, & 11 Pro Max with code HAPPYHOUR Spons...more

  • Apple Watch Series 5 impressions and iOS 13.2 features

    Oct 04 2019

    Zac has spent some time with Apple Watch Series 5, Benjamin has observations from afar, and iOS 13.2 beta brings new features to the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. 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 Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month. Stories we discuss in this episode: Apple Watch Editi...more

  • iPhone 11 impressions and iPadOS 13.1 debut

    Sep 27 2019

    iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro are here, and Zac and Benjamin have first week impressions on Night mode, the new ultra wide camera, and more. iOS 13.1 for iPhone and iPadOS 13.1 for iPad are also out along with tvOS 13 for Apple TV, and there are new features to unpack. 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 LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get $50 OFF t...more

  • iPhone 11 and Apple Watch review roundups, Arcade launch, iOS 13 release

    Sep 19 2019

    The first round of iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 reviews are out, Apple Watch Series 3 has a new low price, Apple Arcade is officially here, and iOS 13 and other major software updates are arriving this week. 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 MNML Case: Get $10 off MNML's Clear Case for iPhone 11 with promo code 9to5Mac.  Sponsored by Mint Mobile: Cut you...more

  • iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 event extravaganza

    Sep 12 2019

    Apple's September 10th event for iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 has wrapped up, and Benjamin and Zac have completed their annual marathon episode breaking down every announcement from the keynote. 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 Monowear:  Get 15% off the company’s premium Apple Watch accessories w/ code 9to5MAC15. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.c...more

  • Apple event predictions, iPhone 11 hype, Apple Watch sleep tracking

    Sep 05 2019

    Apple's major September event is officially announced! Does the colorful event invitation have a hidden meaning? Zac and Benjamin also talk upcoming Apple's Tile tracker competitor and rumors about Apple's AR/VR headset plans, the possibility of a new Apple TV upgrade, Gui Rambo's major sleep tracking Apple Watch scoop, 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. Spons...more

  • iPhone 'Walkie-Talkie', Siri changes, iOS 13.1 confusion

    Aug 29 2019

    This week, Benjamin and Zac talk about positive things coming to HomeKit this year, opportunities for advancements in HomeKit going forward, Zac's review-in-progress of the Peloton bike and treadmill system with Apple Watch, a cool kid's stationary bike with an Apple TV game, creative uses for the Voice Memos app on watchOS 6, the search for the perfect MacBook Pro and iPad Pro charger, Apple's planned and cancelled iPhone "Walkie-Talkie" project, Siri improving at providing simple answers, Appl...more

  • 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