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The CultCast covers each week’s best Apple stories, news, and accessories for your iDevices and Mac—but more importantly—we do it with pizzaz. Why listen to another dreary tech program? Tune in to the CultCast each week for a healthy dose of Apple, jokes gone sour, and plenty of tangents.

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    M2 MacBook Pro reviews, M2 vs M1, + return of the MacBook! (CultCast #550)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 67:01

    This week: The first reviews of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 are in and they are not kind! Plus: new details elude to a new MacBook that may be a hybrid between an MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, iOS 16 is adding a MUST-HAVE SMS feature, and an odd Apple show becomes one of most popular shows streamed on any streaming service. This episode supported by CleanMyMac X is a decluttering app for Mac that can keep it in tip-top shape. It includes 49 tools to find and delete invisible computer junk, and helps keep your Mac running at maximum speed. Get CleanMyMac X today with 5% off at https://macpaw.app/cultcast ... The discount is valid until June 30. Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 13, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories M2 MacBook Pro review roundup: Powerful chip, archaic design The first reviews of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with an Apple M2 processor are not kind. It gets called a “Pro in name only” and “literally a processor update and nothing more.” 15-inch MacBook with M2 Pro might launch in spring 2023 A 15-inch MacBook will debut in less than a year that offers either an M2 or an M2 Pro processor, according to a reliable Apple analyst. That could make it one of the first with the upgraded version of the M2. Apple M2 is fast, but not faster than M1 Pro or M1 Max The first real-world benchmark tests of the Apple M2 processor show that the just-launched processor is about 20% to 25% faster than the original M1, which is welcome news for anyone in the market for a MacBook or iPad in the next few years. Win a 65W GaN mini charger that packs a punch [Cult of Mac giveaway] The Cult of Mac giveaway prize this week is a perfect fit for anyone who needs a powerful yet compact charger. We teamed up with Lululook to give five lucky winners a chance to get their hands on a three-port, 65W gallium nitride charger. Apple's New CarPlay Is the Foreshock to Releasing Its Own Vehicle iOS 16 beta 2 improves SMS filtering on Messages to iPhone users Apple had already teased in a WWDC 2022 session that iOS 16 would add 12 new subcategories to the SMS filtering API. With beta 2, they're now available to developers to use. Apple TV+ sci-fi drama For All Mankind rockets to popularity For All Mankind is one of the most popular shows available on streaming, according to a ratings tracker. Season three of the alternate-history sci-fi series premiered on Apple TV+ in early June, and it's been a Top 10 show both weeks since then.

    Apple M2 is insane! Plus LEAKS on iPhone 14 & *15-inch* MacBook Air! (CultCast #549)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 67:00

    This week: The M2 benchmarks have leaked and this new chip is even better than we hoped. Plus: new details on iPhone 14, a 12 and 15-inch MacBook Air, and new 14-inch iPad Pro MAX. This episode supported by Remotely manage your Mac, iPhone, or iPad with Jamf. Manage 3 devices for FREE at jamf.com/beyond Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 13, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories First MacBook Pro with speedy M2 chip goes up for preorder June 17 - Lewis, and then Erfon takes the benchmarks?!? Preorders for the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro packing the powerful new Apple M2 processor will begin Friday, June 17, two weeks after it was announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. iPhone 14's front camera could get some much-needed upgrades The iPhone's front camera was last upgraded in September 2019 with the iPhone 11's release. Apple bumped the camera resolution to 12MP and paired it with an f/2.2 lens. Since then, Android smartphones have added 40MP selfie cameras with autofocus, but iPhones have stuck with the same setup. Win a multi-device charger with built-in MagSafe battery pack [Cult of Mac giveaway] Worth $130, the MagEZ Slider from Pitaka is great way to charge your iPhone and AirPods on your desk or nightstand. But better yet, the charger has an integrated battery pack that attaches magnetically to your iPhone to continue charging away from home. Apple pushes ahead with 15-inch M2 MacBook Air and 12-inch M2 MacBook Apple is developing new form factors and planning upgrades for its MacBook lineup, Bloomberg reported Thursday. That should result in a 15-inch M2 MacBook Air and a new version of a 12-inch M2 MacBook arriving by late 2023 or early 2024. Apple may launch 14.1-inch mini-LED iPad Pro with M2 chip Apple is working on an iPad Pro with a 14.1-inch mini-LED display, ProMotion and Face ID, sources suggested on Thursday. Unfortunately for folks who are already salivating at the idea of such a big Apple tablet, it probably won't arrive until early 2023. Apple TV will stream all Major League Soccer games for 10 years Cupertino unveiled a major new sports deal Tuesday, saying Apple TV will be the exclusive streaming destination for all Major League Soccer (MLS) games for 10 years, starting with the 2023 season.

    All the WWDC22 surprises that blew us away! (CultCast #548)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 112:01

    This week: iO16, macOS Ventura, Stage Manager, M2 MacBook Air — our reactions to all WWDC22's best announcements! This episode supported by Remotely manage your Mac, iPhone, or iPad with Jamf. Manage 3 devices for FREE at jamf.com/beyond Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 13, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories These big surprises blew our minds at WWDC22 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro sneaks into WWDC22 with new MacBook Air Meet the svelte new M2 MacBook Air Continuity Camera admits MacBook cameras need help Continuity Camera, a new feature coming in iOS 16 and macOS Ventura, will upgrade video calls by bringing the iPhone's pristine camera to the Mac. CarPlay kicks into high gear The next-generation system is able to display metrics like speed, distance, engine RPM, gas levels, oil temperature and engine temperature. Massive Home app makeover brings Matter support and more - erfon Among the many new products and features Apple showcased at WWDC22 came news of a revamped Home app for the HomeKit smart-home platform. iPad finally gets floating windows in Stage Manager on iPadOS 16 The new multitasking system is called Stage Manager. “With Stage Manager activated, I can now resize windows exposing a powerful new way to work with apps on iPad,” said Craig Federighi. “And the dock is visible so I can easily get to all my apps.” Ming Chi Kuo says Apple's mixed reality headset will be announced at a special event in January. watchOS 9 brings massive upgrade to Workout app and other health improvements

    WWDC22 - here's what's coming! (CultCast #547)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 67:12

    This week: With WWDC22 RIGHT around the corner, we're talking hardware and software predictions and expectations. This episode supported by Remotely manage your Mac, iPhone, or iPad with Jamf. Manage 3 devices for FREE at jamf.com/beyond Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 13, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories Analyst says Apple's AR headset and realityOS will be a no-show at WWDC22 Apple is unlikely to showcase its long-rumored AR/MR headset — or even demo the realityOS that powers it — at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Maybe new MacBook Air - range of colors, possibly with M2 (but that probably doesn't make sense, does it? Maybe a new version of M1?) Win a mophie 3-in-1 MagSafe travel charger [Cult of Mac Giveaway] This week's Cult of Mac giveaway is a 3-in-1 MagSafe travel charger from mophie. The compact charger is perfect for anyone with a busy schedule who's on the go. You can charge multiple devices simultaneously with this great fold-up Apple accessory. iOS 16 could make your iPhone's lock screen more useful In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman says Apple will overhaul the iPhone lock screen with new wallpapers that offer widget-like features. The report is light on details about this, but it looks like Apple intends to improve the lock screen's usability with the upcoming iOS release. Under Review! Juuk Vitero Watch Band

    HERE IT IS: iPhone 14 (CultCast #546)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 70:56

    This week: we got them! New renders show us exactly what the iPhone 14 will look like. Plus: A new "Studio Display Pro" with mini-LED screen is incoming, and Apple preps a new LARGER HomePod! This episode supported by Remotely manage your Mac, iPhone, or iPad with Jamf. Manage 3 devices for FREE at jamf.com/beyond Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 13, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories New renders show iPhone 14 in all its purported purple glory New renders based on the most reliable leaks give us the best look yet at the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro. They show off the "pill and hole" replacement for the notch at the top of the screen and the even-more-bulbous camera hump we've heard of before. iPhone 14 Pro models could feature an always-on display Apple's upcoming iPhone 14 Pro models could feature always-on displays because of the handsets' ProMotion technology, which allows for variable refresh rates, a well-known analyst said Tuesday. Win a mophie 3-in-1 MagSafe travel charger [Cult of Mac Giveaway] This week's Cult of Mac giveaway is a 3-in-1 MagSafe travel charger from mophie. The compact charger is perfect for anyone with a busy schedule who's on the go. You can charge multiple devices simultaneously with this great fold-up Apple accessory. Studio Display Pro with gorgeous mini-LED screen could launch this fall An enhanced version of the Apple Studio Display will reach customers this fall, according to a very reliable source of insider into. This version of the monitor will feature a mini-LED screen, making it look better than the current model that has a standard LCD. What could be in store for the return of the big HomePod? Apple plans to produce an updated version of the HomePod as soon as the fourth quarter of 2022 or the first quarter of 2023, supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Friday. This week's Under Review Anker SoundCore Frames https://www.amazon.com/Soundcore-Landmark-Bluetooth-Interchangeable-Polarized/dp/B09DSCDRLT

    REDESIGNED Apple Watch incoming, + new *cheaper* Apple TV (CultCast #544!)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 63:47

    This week: Apple Watch Series 8 getting the redesign we've ALL been waiting for, a cheaper smaller Apple TV is in the works, Apple's mixed reality headset is ALMOST ready, and working from home vs the office — how much would YOU need to get paid to go back to the office full time? We reveal our numbers! This episode supported by Remotely manage your Mac, iPhone, or iPad with Jamf. Manage 3 devices for FREE at jamf.com/beyond Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 13, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories Sound familiar? Apple Watch 8 display might be flat Remember last year when rumors were flying that Apple Watch Series 7 would feature a flat display and squared-off edges? DIDN'T HAPPEN. But a new rumor suggests those traits might define this year's Apple Watch Series 8. More affordable Apple TV might launch soon A new Apple TV streamer will launch in the second half of 2022, according to a trusted analyst. And there's a hint in the prediction that the device will cost less than its predecessors. Apple shows off AR/VR headset to board of directors Although Apple's VR/AR headset is still supposed to be a secret project, the company's board of directors reportedly got a look at the device recently. This could be a sign the product is moving close to a release. COVID-19 throws off Apple's return-to-office plan yet again Apple reportedly slowed the pace at which it will require its corporate employees to return to the office. They were scheduled to be back at their desks three days a week starting later this month, but rising numbers of COVID-19 cases supposedly pushed that back. Apple's Director of Machine Learning Resigns Due to Return to Office Work Apple's director of machine learning, Ian Goodfellow, has resigned from his role a little over four years after he joined the company after previously being one of Google's top AI employees, according to The Verge's Zoë Schiffer.

    iPhone goes USB-C, remembering the legendary iPod, + this week's best Apple news! (CultCast #544!)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 53:39

    This week: finally! According to a new report, Apple is ditching Lightning for USB-C, and that's going to bring some long-needed new features to iPhone. Plus, the legendary iPod is finally retired. We remember how the device changed Apple and the world. This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 13, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories iPhone 15 could finally ditch Lightning in favor of USB-C It looks like Apple is finally preparing to make the switch to USB-C on its iPhone lineup next year. This prediction is based on the latest supply-chain survey by TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Win an Aer Fit Pack 3 backpack and go from work to gym in style [Cult of Mac giveaway] This week's Cult of Mac giveaway is for the Fit Pack 3 backpack from Aer. The Fit Pack 3 is more than just a backpack, though. It's a hybrid duffle/backpack that will carry you from work to the gym without hassle because it has special compartments for everything. R.I.P. iPod: Apple discontinues its tiny music player It's the end of an era — Apple has stopped making the once-iconic iPod. The little music player helped save Apple, and made the company a powerhouse in the music industry, but its day is over. Why the iPod was the signature music device of its era Fire, the wheel, and the iPod. In the history of invention, gadgets don't come more iconic than Apple's digital music player. The iPod is to the 21st century what the big band was to the '20s, the radio to the '40s, or the juke-box to the '50s — the signature technology that defines the musical culture of the era. And what a marvelous technology the iPod is. An illustrated history of the iPod and its massive impact Tony Fadell on the iPod wheel Throwboy Launches New Mac-Themed Woven Throw Blankets

    iPhone 14 prices/sizes leak! + what makes Studio Display is TRULY special (CultCast #543!)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 97:45

    This week: new leaks give us our best look yet at the FOUR upcoming iPhone 14 models, including sizes, features, and BIG price increases. Plus: Mac Studio orders are now getting BIG delays, the $80 "smart water bottle", and our first impressions of Paramount+ streaming service! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 13, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories Apple Studio Displays & Mac Studio - A Digital Artist's Perspective Wait times for Mac Studio stretch into July There's no version of the Mac Studio available from Apple's online store in less than a week. And the only configurations that ship so quickly are the ones with the base model M1 Max processor, 512GB of storage, and either 32GB or 64GB of RAM. Leaked iPhone 14 front panels offer best size comparison yet An image supposedly showing the front screen panels of all four iPhone 14 models has leaked out. It gives a side-by-side comparison of some of the most significant changes coming this fall to Apple's 2022 handsets. Win an Aer Fit Pack 3 backpack and go from work to gym in style [Cult of Mac giveaway] This week's Cult of Mac giveaway is for the Fit Pack 3 backpack from Aer. The Fit Pack 3 is more than just a backpack, though. It's a hybrid duffle/backpack that will carry you from work to the gym without hassle because it has special compartments for everything. Apple integrates two new smart water bottles with Health app Are you drinking enough water? Probably not. But if you want to know for sure, Apple's online and retail stores have started selling two new smart water bottles from HidrateSpark. They automatically track your water intake and sync it to the Apple Health app. Paramount+ has nearly 40 million subscribers A lot of people are paying for Paramount+ to watch Halo and Star Trek: Picard, even if neither series has been particularly outstanding. On Tuesday, Paramount Global (formerly ViacomCBS) announced that it added 6.8 million new Paramount+ Plus: Shining Girls thriller could be another hit for Apple TV+ - Lewis basically a quick plug for our reviews! The metaphysical-horror-thriller Shining Girls only premiered on Apple TV+ a few days ago, but the Elisabeth Moss series is already in the top 10 most streamed shows. And it's drawing positive reviews, too.

    Apple “fixes” Studio Display, big changes coming to iOS, & Elon buys Twitter… (CultCast #542!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 70:51

    This week: How to get a M1 MacBook Pro fast and cheap! Apple "fixes" the Studio Display... New EU regulations could be HUGE changes for iOS! Our reactions to Elon's Twitter buy This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 13, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories Apple pushes February MacBook Pro orders back to June People who ordered a top-tier MacBook Pro in February are being notified that it won't be delivered until June. The delay results from COVID-19 lockdowns in China hampering notebook assembly. Win an Aer Fit Pack 3 backpack and go from work to gym in style [Cult of Mac giveaway] - lewis This week's Cult of Mac giveaway is for the Fit Pack 3 backpack from Aer. The Fit Pack 3 is more than just a backpack, though. It's a hybrid duffle/backpack that will carry you from work to the gym without hassle because it has special compartments for everything. Apple now offers parts and tools needed to fix your own iPhone Apple has long faced criticism from “right to repair” advocates for being strictly against DIY fixes. But government regulators around the world are starting to force companies to loosen up on allowing users to fix their own devices. Apple is bowing to the pressure. Leaked ‘final' EU antitrust bill looks bad for Apple The European Union may force Apple to make big changes to its App Store as well as services like FaceTime and Messages, if a leaked version of an EU antitrust proposal becomes law. Elon Musk buys Twitter for a cool $44 billion Twitter said Monday it accepted Elon Musk's offer to purchase the company for $44 billion. That gives the billionaire — who is the world's wealthiest person — absolute control of the social media platform after the deal is approved.

    New leaks on iPhone 14, NINE new M2 Macs incoming, and the return of HomePod! (CultCast #541)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 58:14

    This week: we've got new leaks on iPhone 14's cameras, plus new intel on NINE new upcoming M2 Macs!   And and the HomePod ain't dead yet, baby! Apple's prepping a whole new HomePod with all-new superpowers. This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 13, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories Apple preps 9 Macs with new M2 processor iPhone 14 might be Apple's first with an autofocus selfie camera iPhone 14 molds show massive camera hump on all four versions Discontinued HomePod keeps going up in value Don't give up hope for combination Apple TV, HomePod, FaceTime camera

    MaxTech joins us to talk Mac Studio, M1 Ultra performance, 2022 Macbook Air, & more! (CultCast #539)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 63:34

    This week: MaxTech joins us to talk Mac Studio, M1 Ultra Performance, and Apple REUSING the M1 in the 2022 MacBook Air! This episode supported by Remotely manage your Mac, iPhone, or iPad with Jamf. Manage 3 devices for FREE at jamf.com/beyond Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 13, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories Ming Chi Kuo with some Twitter Bangers Apple's got way too many AirPods models and it's confusing as hell! Under the screen face ID is coming to iPhone, but not for a while (marketing issue) Next MacBook Air will reuse the M1 chip! New Apple Watch health features: What's in, what's out - Lewis Cupertino is likely to add body temperature readings and other new health features to Apple Watch and the Health app in 2022, but it looks like blood pressure and blood glucose monitoring will have to wait, according to a new report. Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects updated for latest M1 processors Apple and Adobe added better support for Apple silicon to a couple of their marquee applications for video professionals. This is what Apple's upcoming dual USB-C charger looks like Photos of Apple's unreleased dual USB-C charger with a total output of 35W have surfaced online.

    Apple's WWDC 2022 - Here's what's coming next (CultCast #539)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 67:21

    This week: WWDC 2022 has just been announced, and it looks like Apple's still got some surprises left for us… Plus: M1 Ultra, an “Ultra Disappointment”, and Apple is actively testing a 9-inch foldable iPhone! This episode supported by Remotely manage your Mac, iPhone, or iPad with Jamf. Manage 3 devices for FREE at jamf.com/beyond Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 13, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories WWDC22 starts June 6, will be ‘online-only' (with a twist) The 2022 iteration of Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference will start June 6. Apple promised Tuesday the event will showcase the latest innovations in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — which is code for unveiling the next major upgrades for these operating systems. M1 Ultra - An ULTRA Disappointment... Mac Studio (M1 Ultra 64-core) vs 16 inch MacBook Pro (M1 Max 32-core) - Speed Test using our custom benchmarking tool. Apple teams up with LG to build foldable iPad and MacBook devices Apple is reportedly collaborating with LG on new foldable iPad and MacBook models with flexible OLED displays and Ultra-Thin Cover Glass. LG is already gearing up to supply similar displays to HP for a foldable laptop scheduled to launch this year. - 10,000 units of the panel. Apple ‘actively testing' 9-inch foldable, but don't expect foldable iPhone before 2025 The company's “priority order” for foldables is said to be medium, large and then small devices, according to ol' reliable, Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities. However, he noted that Apple's current prototype is being used to test new technologies and may not be indicative of an upcoming product. Ukrainians use ‘Find My' to track Russian troops who stole devices Ukrainians are using Apple's Find My network to watch the progress of their stolen hardware – in the hands of Russian troops who took it – in real time.

    New iPhone 14 leaks + Apple working on a NEW Mac… (CultCast #538)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 74:51

    This week: we've got new iPhone 14 leaks, Apple is working on another new Mac, and big changes are coming to iMessage and iOS. This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 13, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories Apple preps subscription service for iPhone, Mac and more According to Bloomberg: "Apple Inc. is working on a subscription service for the iPhone and other hardware products, a move that could make device ownership similar to paying a monthly app fee, according to people with knowledge of the matter." iPhone 14 Pro's camera upgrade could mean an even fatter hump Lewis Apple is expected to give iPhone 14 Pro a rather significant camera upgrade that could include a 48-megapixel wide angle sensor. It will mean sharper iPhone photos than ever before — but a much bigger camera bump. iPhone might never get in-screen Touch ID Touch ID died with the move to Face ID with the launch of the iPhone X in 2017. Though people love Face ID, there's a lot of us who would love to see Touch ID return in some form in addition to Face ID. Win a chic crossbody iPhone case from Noémie [Cult of Mac giveaway] This Cult of Mac giveaway is for the ladies! Five lucky winners will each receive a stylish Napa crossbody iPhone case from Noémie. These cases looks chic and are great for running errands or going out on the town when a bigger bag is not needed. On the inside, Apple Studio Display looks more sophisticated than expected iFixit showed people the interior of the new Apple Studio Display next to a partially disassembled iMac and asked them to pick which is which. You can play along at home by looking at the image above. Apple's upcoming 15-inch MacBook Air may come with a different name In the interests of portability, MacBook Air has only ever been available in smaller 11- and 13-inch sizes. But it seems Apple is finally preparing a larger display option for those who have long been calling for it. EU plans to force iMessage to work with WhatsApp, other messaging apps The European Union plans to break down the barriers between mobile messaging services. With its Digital Markets Act, it plans to force services like iMessage, WhatsApp, and smaller messaging platforms to play nicely together. ‘The Slap' shows why Apple should shake up its events Will Smith slapping Chris Rock during Sunday night's Oscars ceremony shows why Apple should go back to doing live events.

    M1 Ultra Mac Studio benchmarks — OUCH… we got a problem! (CultCast #537)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 79:51

    Benchmarks have been pouring in for the Mac Studio with M1 Max and M1 Ultra, and while in some tests the benefits of Ultra is clear, in many it's not performing better than the Max, and in some tests it does worse! What's going on here? This episode supported by Remotely manage your Mac, iPhone, or iPad with Jamf. Manage 3 devices for FREE at jamf.com/cultcast Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 13, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories M1 Ultra Mac Studio - Benchmarks & Thermals (The TRUTH!) Mac Studio storage is removable but Apple blocks user upgrades Breaking open the new Mac Studio reveals that its solid-state storage modules are easily removable, but forget trying to upgrade them yourself. Apple has taken several steps to prevent DIY upgrades. Win a chic crossbody iPhone case from Noémie [Cult of Mac giveaway] This Cult of Mac giveaway is for the ladies! Five lucky winners will each receive a stylish Napa crossbody iPhone case from Noémie. These cases looks chic and are great for running errands or going out on the town when a bigger bag is not needed. "The Apple Studio Display is a Bad Deal" Apple vows to fix Studio Display's disappointing webcam Studio Display has divided early reviewers. While many praise its impressive 5K screen and built-in speakers, others find its missing features (like HDR and ProMotion) to be unfortunate. Apple can change Studio Display stands after purchase Studio Display stands and mounts can be swapped and upgraded by taking the monitor to an Apple Store or Authorized Service Provider. It's not necessary to replace the whole monitor. 15-inch MacBook Air could be in development, at long last A 15-inch MacBook Air is on Apple's agenda for 2023, according to a reliable source. And the current 13-inch version could be replaced by a one with somewhat larger screen.

    Mac Studio | Studio Display reviews + BIG changes coming to iPhone 14 (CultCast #536)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 69:37

    This week: the Mac Studio and Studio Display reviews are in — let's talk. Plus: a reliable source says a strange change is coming to iPhone 14. This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 13, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories Some iPhone 14 models might miss out on Apple's new A16 processor The basic iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will launch this fall with the same A15 processor as the 2021 models, according to a reliable tipster. Supposedly, only the pricier iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will sport a new A16 chip. iPad Air 5 is every bit as fast as iPad Pro Early benchmark scores for the soon-to-be-released iPad Air 5 show the tablet has approximately the same performance as the iPad Pro models that cost much more. Floating app windows could be coming to iPad. Finally. iPad users will soon be able to work with applications in floating windows, if an unconfirmed report is correct. This is a highly requested feature from those who want Apple's tablet to function more like a Mac. With Apple Debuting Its Last M1 Chip, Here's What's Next During and after the keynote, the company dropped a couple of pieces information regarding the rest of its Apple Silicon lineup... How Apple Studio Display stacks up against Pro Display XDR and others Apple's massive Mac mini upgrade may not be ready until 2023 Apple's next major refresh for Mac mini may not come until 2023, according to the latest claims from one analyst, who has proven reliable in the past. Apple's next Mac mini could be powered by new ‘M2' and ‘M2 Pro' chips Most of us expected Apple's first M2 chipset to debut on Tuesday in a refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro, which was to be more powerful than its predecessor but still more affordable than the latest 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro options.

    Mac Studio | Studio Display - the good, the great, the UGLY (CultCast #535)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 73:51

    This week: our reactions to Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPad Air 5, and iPhone SE, plus we dive in deep on the Mac Studio and Studio display, and we found ain't all great. This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 13, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories Apple goes green with new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro colors Apple added two new green finishes to its iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro lineups Tuesday to generate a colorful midseason jolt of excitement. Apple needs to shake up its boring iPhone Pro color options Apple's new Mac Studio is a blazing-fast desktop with an M1 Ultra chip Apple on Tuesday gave us our first glimpse at its brand-new Mac Studio — its first desktop featuring the M1 Ultra chip. It's bigger than a Mac mini but smaller than a Mac Pro, and it's the most powerful machine Apple has built to date. The Mac is back, with its best lineup in years (Graham's opinion piece) Apple Studio Display brings high-end monitor down to affordable price Ever since Apple introduced the iMac with 4K and 5K displays, and the later iMac Pro, people have been asking, “Why can't Apple just sell the iMac without the computer and call it a display?” Enter to win American-made Apple accessories from Raptic [Cult of Mac giveaway] This week we're giving away a pair of protective accessories from Raptic (formerly Defense by X-Doria). Apple TV+ scores Friday night Major League Baseball games iPad Air 5 goes super-fast with M1 processor The iPad Air 5 starts at $599. This version comes with 64GB of storage. Pricing for a 256GB version has not yet been announced. Plus: Why iPad Air 5 is a better choice than 11-inch iPad Pro New iPhone SE brings serious upgrades at slightly higher price

    Apple's “Peek Performance” event predictions! (CultCast #534)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 70:12

    This week: confirmed! Apple's "Peek Performance" event is March 8th. Let's talk hardware! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 13, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories Experience ‘peek performance' at Apple spring 2022 event set for March 8 What to expect at Apple spring 2022 event: New iPhone, iPad and Mac Apple Watch Series 8 could bring ‘major' activity tracking upgrades The gory online campaign Ukraine hopes will sow anti-Putin dissent probably violates the Geneva Conventions - Washington Post Win a 100W GaN fast charger from Ugreen

    Apple's March 8th Event - Let's talk! (CultCast #533)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 57:00

    This week: Apple's March 8th event! Let's talk hardware expectations... This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 13, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories Apple Readies New MacBooks and iMacs for Part Three of Overhaul Before the calendar flipped to 2022, I wrote that Apple Inc. is planning a massive slew of upgrades this year. The new products will include the Apple Watch Series 8 line, iPhone 14 and a new iPad Pro, but a lot of the attention will be on the Mac. Win a 100W GaN fast charger from Ugreen This week, Cult of Mac is giving away 10 — count 'em, 10! — powerful GaN fast chargers from award-winning company Ugreen. With three USB-C ports, a USB-A port and 100 watts of power, they let you charge multiple devices at once. They're perfect for travel, too, because they're so small and pack such a punch. iOS 15.4 beta 4 adds new anti-stalking features for AirTag Apple's newest iOS 15.4 beta adds new anti-stalking features for AirTag that were first announced earlier this month. The fourth beta release, which rolled out to registered developers on Tuesday, includes a new AirTag setup warning that states it is illegal to use the device to track people without their consent in many regions. Apple Stores remove face mask requirements as omicron variant recedes Apple has stopped requiring face masks at many U.S. retail locations as states ease mandates. Plus, in-person Today at Apple classes will resume soon. The moves come as the omicron COVID-19 surge comes to an end. Apple Ring is the health accessory we need We keep hearing about Apple's AR/VR headset, but who really wants it? Cult of Mac writer Ed Hardy has a better idea - and let's hope Tim Cook is listening!

    THREE new Macs, incoming! (CultCast #532)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 69:43

    This week: it's all but confirmed! Three new Macs are incoming, but WHICH will they be.... This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 13, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories Apple registers 3 new Mac models ahead of rumored spring event It looks like several new Macs are on the way, likely to be unveiled at an Apple event in March. Apple recently registered three machines — with the model numbers A2615, A2686 and A2681 — with the Eurasian Economic Commission. iMac Pro with mini-LED display might launch in early summer The iMac Pro might start reaching customers in early summer, according to a very reliable tipster. While some are hoping for a debut as soon as March, that's apparently overly optimistic. Chrome OS Flex turns 2009 MacBook into a useful computer again If you have an elderly Mac that's not up to the demands of the latest macOS version, you can turn it into a Chromebook. All you need is Chrome OS Flex, an operating system Google created for older Macs and PCs. Would you pay $178 for Sony's strange new earbuds? Usually when headlines end in question marks, the answer is "no." With this one it's a ... maybe. These days, you've got tons of options for earbuds with active noise cancellation, wireless charging, long battery life, solid waterproofing and other features for about $75 to $150. Forensics finally prove who wrote those mysterious Apple 1 serial numbers From time to time you hear about Apple's first computer, the Apple 1, selling to collectors at auction for big bucks. But did you know some of those surviving antiques carry an enduring mystery? For decades, no one could figure out who wrote the serial numbers on their circuit boards. Until now.

    Leaked! Forget YOUR reality, here comes Apple's “realityOS” (CultCast #531!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 55:54

    This week: Apple spills ‘realityOS' again as new AR/VR headset inches closer! Don't expect FaceID in your Mac ANYTIME soon... Apple's new Tap to Pay feature lets your iPhone accept contactless payments with ZERO additional hardware Absolutely vile: Devs react to Apple's 27% cut of third-party payments This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 13, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories Apple spills ‘realityOS' again as new AR/VR headset inches closer Another reference to Apple's unreleased “realityOS” operating system leaked Wednesday in new open source code. It suggests the company's highly anticipated mixed-reality headset is inching closer to its public debut. Apple considered Face ID for M1 iMac, but it's not ready for MacBook yet Apple considered bringing Face ID to the M1 iMac, which would have been an ideal candidate for the facial recognition technology, according to a new report. Apple's new Tap to Pay feature lets iPhone accept contactless payments iPhones are about to become cash registers! Absolutely vile: Devs react to Apple's 27% cut of third-party payments Dutch regulators — and those in other countries - have been pushing for third-party payments. They have ruled it must accept third-party payments, but they have not stated how much Apple can charge for apps and subscriptions it does not process. Add ports to your M1 Mac with a Satechi USB-C Multiport MX Adapter [Cult of Mac giveaway] Cal Digit's new Thunderbolt 4 Dock is a beast

    Apple's March event hardware, iOS 15.4 new features, & Apple Car get patented! (CultCast #530)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 49:54

    This week: iOS 15.4 beta lets you use Face ID while wearing a mask iOS 15.4 allows third-party apps to use 120Hz ProMotion on iPhone 13 Pro Fun new emoji coming in iOS 15.4 will let you salute, melt and tear up Mini-LED iMac Pro launch might slip to summer Hey Siri, darken the sunroof glass in my Apple Car This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 13, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories iOS 15.4 beta lets you use Face ID while wearing a mask Face ID in iOS 15.4 will let users unlock their iPhones while wearing a mask. The system will simply scan "unique features around the eye area to authenticate," Apple says. iOS 15.4 allows third-party apps to use 120Hz ProMotion on iPhone 13 Pro Apple's new iOS 15.4 beta eliminates a bug that prevents third-party apps from using iPhone 13 Pro's super-smooth ProMotion feature. Mini-LED iMac Pro launch might slip to summer The new iMac Pro with a mini-LED display rumored to launch this-coming spring might not come along so soon. It now looks more likely to show up sometime during the summer, display analyst Ross Young said Monday. Add ports to your M1 Mac with a Satechi USB-C Multiport MX Adapter - Giveaway Cult of Mac is giving away two USB-C Multiport MX Adapters from Satechi. This adapter allows you to experience the full potential of your M1 Mac with multitudes of data ports using just a single USB-C port. How to download Wordle to your device so it stays free forever When word went out that The New York Times bought Wordle, panic struck for lots of people who play the popular game. Will the Times ruin Wordle by placing it behind a paywall? (The Times charges for other games.)

    HUGE Apple hardware drops coming in spring and fall! (CultCast #529)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 59:35

    This week: Apple readies its ‘widest array' of new products ever for this fall Better, faster iMac Pro and Mac mini could reach shelves this spring iPad Pro with speedy Apple M2 processor on course for fall 2022 Apple Maps erects gigantic digital wall to hide Tim Cook's house This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 13, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories Apple readies its ‘widest array' of new products ever for this fall Apple is preparing to launch the “widest array” of new products in its history, according to a new report. This fall is expected to bring new iPhone models, a more affordable MacBook Pro, and big refreshes for iMac and Mac Pro. Better, faster iMac Pro and Mac mini could reach shelves this spring Add faster versions of the Mac mini to the list of products predicted for an spring 2022 Apple event. The tiny desktop will supposedly be upgraded with the latest Apple processors. Win an Invoxia Cellular GPS Tracker and stop losing things [Cult of Mac giveaway] iPad Pro with speedy Apple M2 processor on course for fall 2022 The next generation of iPad Pro will fittingly have Apple's next-generation processor, the M2. At least according to a generally reliable tipster. Apple Maps erects gigantic digital wall to hide Tim Cook's house If you find yourself taking a virtual stroll through Palo Alto inside Apple Maps and Google Maps, you're no longer going to see Tim Cook's house. The modern, four-bedroom condo has had a giant digital wall erected right in front of it. Turns out it's not that hard to get Apple or Google to erase your house from their maps - we've got a how-to!

    MORE Apple hardware, incoming! (CultCast #528)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 49:33

    This week: Apple could scrap 13-inch MacBook Pro, bring 5G to 10.2-inch iPad in 2022 13-MacBook Pro's days are numbered 10.2-inch iPad to get 5G, new MacBook Air this year Mac Pro with faster M1 chip to complete Apple silicon transition in 2022 Eurasian filings reveal new iPhone and iPad coming soon Apple education store now requires Unidays and only 1 device per year This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 13, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories Apple could scrap 13-inch MacBook Pro, bring 5G to 10.2-inch iPad in 2022 Apple will scrap the 13-inch MacBook Pro this year after introducing a new 14-inch model with a next-generation “M2” chip, one tipster claims. Mac Pro with faster M1 chip to complete Apple silicon transition in 2022 Apple will introduce a new Mac Pro with an upgraded M1 chipset by the end of the year to complete its Apple silicon transition, according to a tipster. Win an Invoxia Cellular GPS Tracker and stop losing things [Cult of Mac giveaway] If you live in a big city, you likely suffered the misfortune of having something stolen. Maybe thieves swiped your bike, motorcycle, car or backpack. Eurasian filings reveal new iPhone and iPad coming soon The Eurasian Economic Commission confirmed that Apple plans to release a new iPhone and iPad in the near future. The devices appear in the online database of the regulatory agency. Apple education store now requires Unidays and only 1 device per year The legendary Apple education discount loophole, now closed!

    We've got more intel on iPhone 14 + Apple's secret FOLDING iPhones (CultCast #527)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 61:28

    This week: iPhone 14 Pro could pack strange ‘hole + pill' screen cutout to replace notch Apple continues testing multiple folding iPhone prototypes Apple's first headset could be 3 years ahead of rivals in computing power Apple VR headset won't create a full metaverse Apple's fancy Polishing Cloth is finally back in stock Apple loses head of Mac chip design to Intel This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 13, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories iPhone 14 Pro could pack strange ‘hole + pill' screen cutout to replace notch It was previously believed that Apple would use a hole punch cutout, like a lot of rival smartphone makers. Then that changed to a pill-shaped camera cutout. Now, one analyst, who has proven reliable in the past, says we should expect both. “We now believe Apple will have a hole + pill design on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models,” tweeted Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, on Wednesday. “The smaller hole will not be invisible.” Apple continues testing multiple folding iPhone prototypes Word that the iPhone-maker continues working on folding handset comes from Dylandkt in a thread on Twitter: "For those who are curious about a foldable iPhone, Apple is definitely working and testing multiple prototypes that contain foldable displays. Too many compromises still exist with foldable display technology though. Apple's first headset could be 3 years ahead of rivals in computing power Apple's first mixed-reality headset will ship with the same 96W power adapter that you get with some 14-inch MacBook Pro models, according to an analyst, who says that's proof the device will pack plenty of computing power. Apple VR headset won't create a full metaverse While Apple is creating a VR headset, it's reportedly not developing a complete virtual world for users. It plans on virtual reality games, video and other experiences. But these supposedly won‘t be connected into a single VR metaverse. Apple's fancy Polishing Cloth is finally back in stock Sick of sticky smudges all over your Apple devices? The company's pricey Polishing Cloth is now back in stock for those who didn't get a chance to buy one before it quickly sold out last fall. GIVEAWAY Win a Journey 3 in 1 Wireless Charging Station for all your Apple gear [Cult of Mac giveaway] Apple loses head of Mac chip design to Intel – erfon The person responsible for overseeing the transition from Intel to Apple silicon left the company. Jeff Wilcox was Director, Mac System Architecture before his departure.

    We've got NEW leaks on Apple's 2022 hardware (CultCast #526)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 58:17

    This week: Gurman's back at it laying out what we can expect Apple to release in 2022, plus new intel on AirPods Pro V2, a new cheaper Pro XDR Display, and we'll show you our favorite tech from CES 2022! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 13, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories Gurman: iPhone 14 Models Without Notch, Redesigned MacBook Air With M2 Chip, and More to Launch in 2022 In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reiterated his expectations for new Apple products in 2022, including the iPhone 14 series, a redesigned MacBook Air with an M2 chip, an iPad Pro with wireless charging, and more. Redesigned AirPods Pro 2 will support high-quality lossless audio Apple will launch a second generation of AirPods Pro in the fall, according to an analyst who's also a reliable tipster. The upgraded earbuds allegedly will offer better sound than the current version, via support for lossless audio. And there reportedly will be other changes, too, including a new design. Apple's next desktop monitor could cost half the price of Pro Display XDR Apple's next desktop monitor won't be cheap, but it could be significantly less expensive than the high-end Pro Display XDR, according to a new report. Apple wins race to $3 trillion market cap Apple just became the first publicly traded U.S. company to be valued at a whopping $3 trillion. AAPL stock topped out at $182.88 a share Monday before dropping slightly, bringing the market cap back below the $3 trillion milestone. Win a Journey 3 in 1 Wireless Charging Station for all your Apple gear [Cult of Mac giveaway] The holidays are finally over, and if you were lucky enough to receive an Apple Watch, iPhone or AirPods as gifts, this latest giveaway is for you. Journey, a maker of innovative consumer electronics, is giving three lucky winners its 3 in 1 Wireless Charging Station. Comes in black or white, retails for $99.99 -- they are also having a 30% off sale right now. CES products This smart collar wants to be your dog's Apple Watch Most canine trackers use accelerometers and GPS sensors, but Invoxia has gone further with its new collar. The company, which makes a variety of location trackers, said it worked with board-certified veterinary cardiologists to develop deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI) that relies on miniaturized radar sensors for health readings. Targus backpack uses Apple Find My without AirTag You won‘t have to attach an AirTag tracker to the upcoming Targus Cypress Hero Backpack to locate it because it'll have Apple's Find My tracking technology built in. Schlage rolls out first smart lock in US to support Apple Home Key Schlage introduced the first smart lock in North America to support Apple Home Key — the Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt — on Tuesday at CES 2022. Samsung beats Apple to truly wireless charging over Wi-Fi waves Despite Apple's lengthy and ongoing efforts to deliver much-improved charging technologies, archrival Samsung has beaten Cupertino in the race for truly wireless charging. Except you won't find it in a smartphone … yet.

    Get ready for Apple's 2022 Hardware EXPLOSION (CultCast #525)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 77:45

    This week: Apple is about to COMPLETE their move to Apple silicon, which means we're in for an EXPLOSION of new hardware in 2022, including an iMac "Pro", redesigned MacBook Air, new iPads, new Mac Pro, and new Mac Mini "Pro"! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 13, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories What to expect from iMac in 2022 2022 could be the year Apple takes iMac to the next level. Various leaks point to an iMac Pro with a blazing-fast processor and a beautiful screen. What to expect from MacBook Air and the M2 processor in 2022 The 2022 MacBook Air will reportedly look different even at first glance, with the classic tapered design being replaced with a squarer casing reminiscent of the 2021 MacBook Pro, but even slimmer. The more svelte design will supposedly still have room for a pair of USB-C ports as well as MagSafe charging, though. And it'll allegedly be available in the same range of colors as the 2021 iMac. What to expect from iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini and basic iPad in 2022 Apple won‘t let the iPad languish in 2022. Most notably, some big improvements are reportedly coming to the display and charging capabilities of the iPad Pro line. Win a Koala 2.0 iPhone harness from Hangtime [Cult of Mac giveaway] If you like epic adventures, you are going to want to enter our latest giveaway. Cult of Mac is giving away six Koala 2.0 iPhone harnesses from Hangtime to three lucky winners. This super-grip harness is the smartphone leash for life on the go. Apple hires Meta AR comms chief for its rumored headset launch Apple reportedly hired Meta's AR communications chief recently, a move that fits with Cupertino's long-rumored plan to launch an augmented reality/virtual reality headset.

    MORE details on Apple's AR goggles and MORE picks for our Gear of the Year! (CultCast #523)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 70:34

    This week: we've got our bet look yet at Apple's upcoming mixed reality AR headset, but do Apple fans care!? Plus: we reveal even more picks from our list of Gear of the Year! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 13, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. Join us in the CultClub! discord.gg/BrKdnSK Apple's first AR/VR headset might look like ski goggles Concept artist Ian Zelbo took the rumors about an upcoming Apple augmented reality and virtual reality headset and turned them into a possible design for a product that could be unveiled in 2022. TSA will accept Apple Wallet's digital IDs from February 2022 When Apple unveiled digital IDs for the Wallet app at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, the plan was to launch it sometime this year, with the TSA being its first supporter. Unfortunately, like a number of new additions to iOS 15, Apple later delayed the rollout. Crime-busting mom tracks down Christmas decoration thief with AirTags A Texas woman put Apple AirTags on her outdoor Christmas inflatables in case they were stolen. And when they were, she was able to use the item trackers to easily find them.

    iPhone 14 Pro with 8K Video and our Gear of the Year (CultCast #523)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 63:08

    This week: we're talking iPhone 14 Pro with 48 Megapixels and 8K video! Plus: we reveal more of our picks for Gear of the Year! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 13, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. Join us in the CultClub! discord.gg/BrKdnSK iPhone 14 Pro could pack 48-megapixel camera and 8GB of RAM Camera updates could again be a big reason to upgrade to the newest iPhone lineup next year, with Apple expected to pack new 48-megapixel sensors — by far its biggest to date — into iPhone 14 Pro. Apple building smaller, more affordable alternatives to Pro Display XDR Apple is currently building two smaller, more affordable alternatives to its 32-inch Pro Display XDR, according to one leaker. The company is also said to be working on a new high-end display with a built-in A13 chipset. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss on making The Matrix Awakens with Epic Games Win a Wacom Intuos Pro creative pen tablet [Cult of Mac giveaway] We're giving away one of these $300 tablets. If you fancy yourself an artist, this giveaway is for you. Cult of Mac is giving one lucky winner an Intuos Pro tablet with pen from Wacom, the global leader in the pen display and tablet market. You can connect it via Bluetooth or USB to your Mac (or PC), and use it to draw, paint or retouch photos. Gear of the year, part 3! RadWagon 4 cargo bike AirTags! LG C1 OLED TV

    Apple's BIG plans for 2022! (CultCast #522)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 76:16

    This week: get your wallet ready, cause Apple has some BIG releases planned for 2022! Plus: we reveal our Gear of the Year, part 2! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 13, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. Join us in the CultClub! discord.gg/BrKdnSK SNAP'S FIRST AR SPECTACLES ARE AN AMBITIOUS, IMPRACTICAL START Apple has big plans for 2022, including iPad Pro and MacBook Air overhauls Apple reportedly plans ambitious upgrades for a number of its hottest products in 2022, including major revamps for iPad Pro and MacBook Air — as well as an Apple silicon boost for the Mac Pro. Mac mini is also expected to see a refresh. Samsung could make iPhone 14's first ‘hole punch' displays Apple made iPhone's notch slightly smaller this year with iPhone 13. However, it remains a rather unsightly cutout that continues to be noticeable when watching fullscreen videos, playing games, and more. That could change in 2022. Win a Wacom Intuos Pro creative pen tablet [Cult of Mac giveaway] If you fancy yourself an artist, this giveaway is for you. Cult of Mac is giving one lucky winner an Intuos Pro tablet with pen from Wacom, the global leader in the pen display and tablet market. You can connect it via Bluetooth or USB to your Mac (or PC), and use it to draw, paint or retouch photos. Gear of the Year, Part 2 iPhone 13 Pro! Winmau Dart Dock! Synology DS1520+ NAS

    Apple's secret mixed reality headset incoming, + our 2021 Gear of the Year! (CultCast #521)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 54:21

    This week: Apple's much-anticipated augmented reality headset could finally drop in 2022, a new 5G iPhone SE is RIGHT around the corner, and we reveal our picks for 2021's Gear of the Year, part 1! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 12, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. Join us in the CultClub! discord.gg/BrKdnSK Apple's first AR headset could arrive late next year with super-speedy chip Apple's much-anticipated augmented reality headset could finally drop late next year, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. iPhone SE 3 with 5G could be right around the corner Apple is on course to introduce its third-generation iPhone SE early in 2022, according to a market-analysis firm. It's expected to be the first in this budget line with 5G cellular-wireless networking. Apple hasn't given up on making a do-it-all charger for multiple devices Apple continues to work on a wireless charger, similar to the abandoned AirPower mat, that will allow users to charge multiple devices simultaneously, according to a new report. The company also hopes to develop truly wireless charging in the future. GIVEAWAY Choetech is giving away MagSafe charging stands and a 40% discount code [Cult of Mac Giveaway] Elon Musk: Don't waste money on ‘silly' Apple Polishing Cloth, buy our $50 Tesla whistle Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks you should avoid wasting your money on a “silly” Apple Polishing Cloth and instead spend it on his company's $50 Cyberwhistle. Gear of the Year, Part 1 AirPods 3 Burley D'Lite bike trailer M1 MacBook Air! Framed tech from GridStudio.cc

    iMac Pro, resurrected! Plus our favorite new gadgets! (CultCast #520)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 57:23

    This week: Apple's next-generation iMac Pro could feature an “M1 Max Duo” chip with 20 cores for processing and up to 64 graphics cores! Plus: we reveal our favorite new gadgets, movies, and shows in an all-new What We're Into. This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 12, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. Join us in the CultClub! discord.gg/BrKdnSK 16" M1 Max MacBook Pro vs $15,000 Mac Pro: Embarrassing Apple aims to build self-driving car with no steering wheel. New iMac Pro could pack insane ‘M1 Max Duo' chip with up to 20 CPU cores Apple's next-generation iMac Pro could feature an “M1 Max Duo” chip with 20 cores for processing and up to 64 for graphics, according to a new report. For those who think the M1 Pro and M1 Max in the MacBook Pro are impressive, the new Mac Pro desktop is expected to come in at least two variations For those who think the M1 Pro and M1 Max in the MacBook Pro are impressive, the new Mac Pro desktop is expected to come in at least two variations: 2X and 4X the number of CPU and GPU cores as the M1 Max. That's up to 40 CPU cores and 128 GPU cores on the high-end. Choetech is giving away MagSafe charging stands and a 40% discount code [Cult of Mac Giveaway] Is it a Black Friday sale or a giveaway? This week it's both! Choetech is giving away three MagSafe wireless 2 in 1 charging stands. These minimalist magnetic chargers are perfect for anybody who pairs a MagSafe-compatible iPhone with wirelessly charging AirPods. The best Black Friday deals on Apple's hottest devices It's that time of the year again. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and the Black Friday discounts are coming in thick and fast. It's the perfect time to do some holiday shopping — especially if you're on the lookout for Apple devices.

    M1 Max MacBook Pro VS $15,000 Mac Pro - This can't be right! (CultCast #519)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 64:57

    This week: just how well does a $3500 M1 Max MacBook Pro perform against a $15,000 Mac Pro? These results are INSANE. Plus: Apple is prepping an Apple Car for 2025, and it will be fully autonomous! And we wrap up with our favorite shows in an all-new Under Review! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 12, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. Join us in the CultClub! discord.gg/BrKdnSK 16" M1 Max MacBook Pro vs $15,000 Mac Pro: Embarrassing Apple aims to build self-driving car with no steering wheel. Project Titan - aka the secret Apple car project -- is the on again/off again mother of all Apple rumors. The latest twist, based on info from anonymous insiders, is that Apple is reportedly committed to making a car capable of driving completely autonomously. Apple will sell parts and tools so customers can repair their own devices Apple on Wednesday revealed its new Self Service Program, which will provide customers with the parts and tools they need to repair their own devices. It marks a major shift in the company's approach to hardware fixes. Get the fantastic Cult of Mac, 2nd Edition book at more than 70% off If you're looking for a holiday gift for an Apple fan, consider The Cult of Mac, 2nd Edition. This great-looking coffee table book about the Apple community is on sale right now for just $9.99 — a whopping 71% off. Co-written by David Pierini and yours truly, the gorgeously designed, full-color book details many aspects of the Apple fan universe. Win a BluShark gift card to buy Apple Watch bands Our latest giveaway is from BluShark, maker of high-quality watch straps -- just look at them! Totally colorful, and they are made from a variety of materials, including leather, canvas, silicone, knit weave and Cordura.

    M1 Pro/M1 Max MacBook Pros #MagSafeGate - The fatal flaw! (CultCast #518)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 76:07

    This week: you just KNEW there was gonna be a "Gate" for the new M1 MacBook Pros, and now we've got it! The internet has decided that the brand new MagSafe connector the M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro includes a fatal flaw that can't be ignored. We'll tell you what you need to know, and you can decided for yourself. And we talk or favorite gadgets and Apple+ movies in an all-new Under Review! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 12, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. Join us in the CultClub! discord.gg/BrKdnSK Apple spoils the one thing that made MacBook's MagSafe charger so great Apple brought back the MagSafe charger for its newest MacBook Pro models — much to the delight of long-time fans who have appreciated the proprietary charging port in the past. And although it might be faster now, Cupertino has spoiled one of the biggest things that made MagSafe charging so great. The next Mac revolution: Companies rush to buy new M1 machines The likes of Reddit, Twitter and others are rolling out 2021 MacBook Pro units to employees so that they can take advantage of the massive performance gains. “Engineering hours are much more expensive than laptops,” one said. Win a BluShark gift card to buy Apple Watch bands [Cult of Mac giveaway] Our latest giveaway is from BluShark, maker of high-quality watch straps. Three lucky winners will each win a $100 BluShark gift card to buy Apple Watch bands. Jony Ive confirms LoveFrom works for Apple Jony Ive is continuing his long-term collaboration with Apple via his design agency LoveFrom, the former Chief Design Officer has revealed, confirming his departure hasn't completely ended the relationship between the designer and the iPhone maker. Apple Business Essentials gives companies tools to manage employee devices Apple launched a new service aimed at small businesses Wednesday. Now in beta, Apple Business Essentials bundles device management, Apple support and iCloud storage into flexible subscription plans for companies with up to 500 employees. iCloud for Windows now supports ProRes videos and ProRaw photos Apple threw a bone to iPhone owners who are also PC users on Wednesday. iCloud for Windows version 13 adds support for Apple ProRes videos and Apple ProRaw photos. Under Review! Liberty 3 Pro Finch Roborock S6 robot vacuum

    M1 Max MacBook Pro Vs MONSTER PC — it's not even close! (CultCast #517!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 65:01

    This week: just how well does a M1 Max MacBook Pro perform against a MONSTER PC build with top-tier components? These results might blow your mind lol. Plus: we got new details on the upcoming iMac “Pro”, and we wrap up with our favorite shows and movies in an all-new Under Review! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 12, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. Join us in the CultClub! discord.gg/BrKdnSK iMac Pro could make a comeback in 2022 with Apple's newest M1 chips The high-end iMac Pro is expected to return next year with Apple's newest M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets. One tipster also claims the powerful all-in-one will feature a 27-inch mini-LED display — and possibly even Face ID. New leaks on the upcoming iMac (Pro)! MacBook Pro M1 Max vs Windows Desktop (RTX3090, Ryzen9 5950x) M1Max Outperforms more expensive PC! MacBook Pro with M1 Max VS PC MONSTER Build! iPhone and Apple Watch could get car crash detection next year Apple Watch already offers fall detection, which, as its name suggests, uses built-in sensors to detect hard falls and then gives users the option to call emergency services. It can also send a message to select contacts. Win a sleek Satechi Trio Wireless Charging Pad [Cult of Mac giveaway] This beautiful-looking charging pad from Satechi juices up an iPhone, an Apple Watch and AirPods all at once. It retails for $119.99, and we're giving away FOUR of them. Apple's Craig Federighi Says Sideloading on iPhone Would Open the Floodgates to Malware Speaking at the Web Summit conference in Portugal, Federighi said sideloading would result in the "floodgates" opening to malware.

    M1 Pro Vs. Intel MacBook Pro Benchmarks - WHOA! (CultCast #516)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 75:26

    This week: Pro MacBook Pro Vs. the Intel MacBook Pro—battle of the benchmarks! And the performance differences are absolutely INSANE. Plus: our hands-on review of AirPods 3, and Apple is perfectly poised to release and actual Apple Television. Get 2 episodes of CultCast Off Topic each and every week for just $6! Off Topic is a new weekly variety show hosted by Erfon Elijah and friends, dedicated to tech, gaming, culture, and more. Join Cult Support, good friend! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 12, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. Join us in the CultClub! discord.gg/BrKdnSK On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace 2021 MacBook Pro review roundup: Just what we hoped for The first reviews of the 2021 MacBook Pro just dropped, and they're generally quite positive. There's praise for the mini-LED display, the return of useful ports, and the sheer power of Apple's new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. New MacBook Pros prove surprisingly good at gaming Apple's M1 Pro and M1 Max processors in the new MacBook Pro offer powerful graphic performance. That's intended for artists rendering video and other professional tasks, but tests show that it translates to excellent gaming performance. Intel CEO: My job is to win Apple back Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger says the ball is in the chip giant's court to win back lost business from the Mac making Apple. Win a sleek Satechi Trio Wireless Charging Pad [Cult of Mac giveaway] Hands-on: AirPods 3 sound great thanks to lots of trickle-down tech [Review] The new AirPods 3 are marvelous little earbuds. They sound fantastic, are dead easy to set up and use, and the wireless charging case is a godsend. Amazon TVs to Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Amazon's Omni and 4-Series Omni TVs launch today, featuring 4K HDR, voice controls with Amazon Alexa, and close integration with the Fire TV user experience. Upon the launch of the new TVs, Amazon today announced that it plans to add support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit "soon." The Iconic Pillow Collection 2 by Throwboy  

    M1 Pro/Max Macbook Pros - NEW details + our reactions to everything "Unleashed" ! (CultCast #515!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 91:02

    This week: everything you need to know about the new M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pros, including new details! Plus: our reactions to everything Apple “Unleashed”, and Tim Cook Sherlocks the CultCloth! Get 2 episodes of CultCast Off Topic each and every week for just $6! Off Topic is a new weekly variety show hosted by Erfon Elijah and friends, dedicated to tech, gaming, culture, and more. Join Cult Support, good friend! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 12, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. Join us in the CultClub! discord.gg/BrKdnSK On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace MacBook Pro gets insane M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, gorgeous new design “We set out to create the world's best pro notebook, and today we're excited to introduce the all-new MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max — a game-changing combination of phenomenal performance, unrivaled battery life, and groundbreaking features,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, in a press release after the event. “The all-new MacBook Pro adds a breathtaking XDR display, more ports like MagSafe 3, an advanced 1080p camera, and a sensational six-speaker sound system, all in a stunning new design. The new MacBook Pro simply has no equal and is by far the best pro notebook we've ever built.” M1 Max chip could deliver even greater graphics than PlayStation 5 MacBook Pro's mind-blowing M1 Max chip could deliver even greater graphics than Sony's newest PlayStation 5 console, according to early estimates. It has even more raw GPU power, at least on paper, with up to 32 graphics cores. Early benchmarks show crazy performance gains for Apple M1 Max The M1 Max blows all the MacBook chips that came before it — not just those made by Intel, but even Apple's own M1 — right out of the water, with up to 181% faster graphics than the previous 16-inch MacBook Pro. New MacBook Pros Include Improved Thermal System That Apple Says You'll Rarely Need Thanks to Apple Silicon The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros include entirely new designs and a new chassis, and one improvement of the newer chassis compared to its predecessor is improved thermals. Some MacBook Pro wait times stretch nearly to Christmas Order the base model 14-inch MacBook Pro with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage from Apple.com on Monday and it'll arrive sometime between October 26 and November 2. That's as quick as anyone can get the new notebook — the launch date is Oct. 26. Apple Music gets a ‘Voice Plan' that costs just $4.99 a month Win an iPhone 13 case bundle from Smartish [Cult of Mac giveaway] Upgraded AirPods gain spatial audio with Dolby Atmos and more Apple used part of its “Unleashed” event on Monday to announce a major refresh of it signature earbuds. The new third-generation AirPods feature spatial audio with Dolby Atmos and dynamic head tracking and come with a redesign that makes them look more like AirPods Pro (although without the silicone ear tips). I got Sherlocked at Apple's ‘Unleashed' event!

    Apple Unleashed Event — here come the M1X Macs! (CultCast #514)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 83:12

    This week: Finally! Here come the M1X Macs! We talk our predictions for Monday's Apple “Unleashed” event! Plus: a rumor says Apple is prepping a Nintendo Switch-like gaming console, and we reveal our favorite new shows on an all-new What We're Into! Get 2 episodes of CultCast Off Topic each and every week for just $6! Off Topic is a new weekly variety show hosted by Erfon Elijah and friends, dedicated to tech, gaming, culture, and more. Join Cult Support, good friend! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 12, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. Join us in the CultClub! discord.gg/BrKdnSK On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace New MacBook Pros Likely to Launch at Apple Event This Month, Says Gurman In his latest newsletter, Gurman says Apple y is poised to announce the M1X powered MacBook Pros within the next month, noting that "Apple typically does its major new Mac introductions in October. So stay tuned." Apple invites the world to Oct. 18 ‘Unleashed' event; new M1X Macs expected Apple sent out invites Tuesday to its much-anticipated October product launch event. The tagline is “Unleashed,” and the streaming event almost certainly will bring the debut of redesigned MacBooks and perhaps an iMac running an updated Apple processor. M1X MacBook Pros might start at 16GB RAM, 512GB storage, 120Hz screen A tipster who goes by Dylandkt reported Tuesday via Twitter that the base models for both sizes of the 2021 MacBook Pro will have 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Those are double the amounts in the 13-inch M1 MacBook released in 2020. But they are the same as the current base model 16-inch MacBook Pro, which uses an Intel processor. Win an iPhone 13 case bundle from Smartish [Cult of Mac giveaway] If you just got an iPhone 13, this week's giveaway is for you. Popular case-maker Smartish is giving one lucky winner a bundle that will keep their new iPhone protected, organized and charged. Laughable report claims Apple will take on Nintendo Switch with powerful hybrid console Apple is developing its own “Nintendo Switch style gaming console” with a hybrid design that “will outperform anything that Microsoft or Sony offers in 2021,” according to one very sketchy report citing unnamed sources. Apple Arcade goes big with NBA 2K22 and Transformers: Tactical Arena Apple's gaming service will soon launch a pair of big-name titles. Basketball season starts soon, and that means it's time for NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition. Meanwhile, Transformers: Tactical Arena will let players choose their favorite characters and battle it out in PvP action. Apple signals entertainment ambitions with major Los Angeles expansion With plans underway to build two adjoining facilities on the border of Los Angeles and Culver City, Apple has signaled it means business in the entertainment industry. The new development will serve as its regional headquarters, the Cupertino tech giant said. Classic iPhone Game 'Tiny Wings' Launches on Apple Arcade This Friday Over a decade after being released on the App Store, the classic hit iPhone game Tiny Wings is coming to Apple Arcade this Friday. What We're Into! The Boys (Amazon Prime) Loki (Disney +) ROBIN Test Footage Scene Foundation (Apple TV+)

    M1X MacBook Pro, incoming! And remembering Steve... (CultCast #513)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 82:26

    This week: M1X MacBook Pro is coming soon! We discuss. And remembering Steve Jobs, we miss him. Plus: it's back—an all new Under Review! We're revealing our favorite new gadgets. Get 2 episodes of CultCast Off Topic each and every week for just $6! Off Topic is a new weekly variety show hosted by Erfon Elijah and friends, dedicated to tech, gaming, culture, and more. Join Cult Support, good friend! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 12, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. Join us in the CultClub! discord.gg/BrKdnSK On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace New MacBook Pros Likely to Launch at Apple Event This Month, Says Gurman In his latest newsletter, Gurman says Apple y is poised to announce the M1X powered MacBook Pros within the next month, noting that "Apple typically does its major new Mac introductions in October. So stay tuned." How to get ready to pre-order Apple Watch Series 7 The time when you can preorder the next generation of Apple Watch is drawing close. Apple will start taking people's money at exactly 5 a.m. PDT this Friday, Oct. 8. Apple stays strangely silent on most Apple Watch Series 7 prices Apple Watch Series 7 launches Friday but pricing information for most configurations remains a mystery less than a day from the debut. All Apple has revealed so far is that the base model is $399. Win a bundle of iPhone 13 cases from Case-Mate [Cult of Mac giveaway] If you just bought the latest iPhone 13 and need some new cases, this week's giveaway is for you. Case-Mate is giving away five of its most popular cases that are both pretty and protective. Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs dies at 56 October 5, 2011: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies at the age of 56 in his home in Palo Alto, California. Jobs' official cause of death is respiratory arrest arising from complications related to a rare type of pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed with the cancer eight years earlier, and officially stepped down from his role as Apple CEO in August 2011. Tim Cook reflects on Steve Jobs' legacy on 10th anniversary of his passing This week, Tim Cook sent a memo to all employees about his former boss and friend. In it, he says that Jobs' passion to change the world for the better lives on in the company. Apple pays touching tribute to Steve Jobs a decade after his passing Apple today commemorates its co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs ten years after he passed away from pancreatic cancer. The company's homepage has been adorned with images of Jobs throughout his years at Apple, as well as an official film and a statement from the Jobs family. Jony Ive on What He Misses Most About Steve Jobs My memories of that brutal, heartbreaking day 10 years ago are scattered and random. I cannot remember driving down to his house. I do remember a hazy October sky and shoes that were too tight. I remember afterwards Tim and I sat quietly in the garden together for a long time.

    Our one week review of iPhone 13/Pro - REAL TALK... (CultCast #512)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 73:26

    This week: we've been using our iPhone 13/Pros for one week now—here are our honest reviews! Plus: iOS 15, bugs galore! We'll cover all the major iOS 15 and iPhone 13 bugs you need to know about. Get 2 episodes of CultCast Off Topic each and every week for just $6! Off Topic is a new weekly variety show hosted by Erfon Elijah and friends, dedicated to tech, gaming, culture, and more. Join Cult Support, good friend! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 13, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. Join us in the CultClub! discord.gg/BrKdnSK On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace iPhone 13 Pro truly is the Goldilocks phone [Review] Is there such a thing as the fabled Goldilocks phone? You know, a phone that is just right? Not too big. Not too small. Great camera and screen. Amazing battery life. iPhone 13 component shortage lengthens wait times Production of the new iPhone 13 series isn't catching up to demand. A shortage of a critical component is keeping wait times long for many versions of the handset. Can't wait for an iPhone 13? Win one!!! New iPhone 13 cases and accessories in the Cult of Mac Store Apple vows to fix iPhone 13 bug that breaks Unlock with Apple Watch Apple has promised to fix an iPhone 13 bug that prevents owners from using Unlock with Apple Watch. In the meantime, users can disable the feature to prevent an “Unable to Communicate with Apple Watch” error from appearing. iPhone owners suffer intermittent touch input issues under iOS 15 Some iPhone models are being plagued by touchscreen issues under Apple's newest iOS 15 firmware. The problem, which seems to affect iPhone 13 owners most, causes devices to not respond to touch inputs. iOS 15 problems continue as iPhone 13 owners report CarPlay crashes The long list of problems that have surfaced in iOS 15 continues to grow as iPhone 13 owners report new issues with CarPlay. Some say they are unable to play tracks in Apple Music or third-party apps like Spotify without the system crashing completely. There are some fixes you can try, like disabling the equalizer if it's active, that may solve the problem. iPhone 14 Coming With “Complete Redesign” Next Year, Says Mark Gurman

    #510 - iPhone 13 and iPad mini - The good, the bad, the ugly!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 69:52

    This week: the early reviews are in—let's talk about the best and worst parts of iPhone 13, 13 Pro, and the iPad mini. Plus: Apple is prepping yet another great feature coming soon to your HomePod—it ain't dead yet, baby! Get 2 episodes of CultCast Off Topic each and every week for just $6! Off Topic is a new weekly variety show hosted by Erfon Elijah and friends, dedicated to tech, gaming, culture, and more. Join Cult Support, good friend! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 12, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. Join us in the CultClub! discord.gg/BrKdnSK On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace iPhone 13 review roundup: Stellar displays, cracking cameras, outstanding battery life BRO WTF. The iPhone 13 Pro Might Not Work With MagSafe Duo Because of Its Fat Ass. LMFAO. - FrontPageTech.com iPhone 13 Pro photos by Austin Mann Win iPhone 13 and a bundle of MagSafe-compatible cases from Speck [Cult of Mac giveaway] For this week's giveaway, we teamed up with Speck to offer Cult of Mac readers the chance to win an iPhone 13 and a bundle of three of Speck's nifty MagSafe-compatible cases. 2021 iPad mini review roundup: Splendidly small yet super-powerful Spoiler alert: Yes, the 2021 iPad mini is worth every penny of its $499 price tag. Critics love its form factor, which, despite being small enough to go with you everywhere, still leaves enough room for productivity, games and media. Lossless audio and Dolby Atmos return to HomePod in 15.1 beta Apple's newest HomePod beta, issued alongside the iOS and iPadOS 15.1 betas on Tuesday, brings back lossless audio and Dolby Atmos support. Both features can be enabled from inside the Home app, but only if you have an invite.