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MacBreak Weekly covers all things Apple: Leo, Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay, and Jason Snell analyze every bit of news from the most interesting company in tech. From AI to Vision Pro, iPad to iPhone, these Apple experts know-all and tell-all. Records live every Tuesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC. read less
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MBW 926: Hey Lady! Do a Thing! - Vision Pro, Apple Pay Later, Apple Watch
6d ago
MBW 926: Hey Lady! Do a Thing! - Vision Pro, Apple Pay Later, Apple Watch
Apple has reportedly ceased work on the next Vision Pro with a focus on releasing a cheaper model in 2025. More information about Apple Intelligence is starting to roll out. Cheaper Vision Pro, Apple Pay Later, Apple Watch. And it's hard to talk about rumors sometimes, but reportedly, the upcoming Apple Watch Series 10 may get a larger screen and thinner design, according to Ming-chi Kuo.Apple's new AI is made in Google data centers.Apple to 'pay' OpenAI for ChatGPT through distribution, not cash.This is our best look yet at RCS working on an iPhone.Tim Cook may have met with Trump during WWDC to discuss second term priorities.Apple suspends work on next Vision Pro, focused on releasing cheaper model in late 2025.What are all these Apple executives doing with their legs?Steven Spielberg's Apple Watch keeps throwing false "Fall Detection" alerts during his packed talk Tribeca Film Festival; he throws it in desperation.US sues Adobe for 'deceiving' subscriptions that are too hard to cancel.Apple discontinuing Apple Pay Later, ahead of new features launching this fall.Ok, fine, here's Apple Intelligence.An accidental lock-in feature of the Apple ecosystem.Apple Watch Series 10 to get larger screen and thinner design, per Ming-chi Kuo.macOS Sequoia brings an unexpected update to Apple's Chess game.Howard Schultz, former Starbucks CEO, says Steve Jobs 'screamed in his face' telling him to fire his entire leadership team—and he was right.Apple refuses to notarize emulators in EU. Picks of the Week:Alex's Pick: Mix Effect ProAndy's Pick: ODOSOLA Tablet StandJason's Pick: Zoom H6Essential Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors:wix.com/studiocachefly.com/twit
MBW 925: Sherlocking AI - Apple Intelligence, iPadOS 18, Calculator App
11-06-2024
MBW 925: Sherlocking AI - Apple Intelligence, iPadOS 18, Calculator App
A bevy of announcements came from Apple during it WWDC24 event! Apple Intelligence is coming to iPhone, iPad, and Mac with features like Image Playground. iPadOS 18 is coming soon, including an official Calculator app for the iPad and Smart Script when using the Apple Pencil. And the Apple Vision Pro is expanding into new countries and regions, such as China and Singapore, starting June 28th.Introducing Apple Intelligence, the personal intelligence system that puts powerful generative models at the core of iPhone, iPad, and Mac.Elon Musk threatens to ban Apple devices from his companies over Apple's ChatGPT integrations.The iPhone is now an AI trojan horse.Apple introduces Image Playground - a new AI image tool.iPadOS 18 introduces powerful new intelligence features and apps designed for Apple Pencil.iOS 18 makes iPhone more personal, capable, and intelligent than ever.Apple is bringing RCS to the iPhone in iOS 18.visionOS 2 brings new spatial computing experiences to Apple Vision Pro.Blackmagic Design announces the world's first commercial camera system and editing software for Apple Immersive Video on Apple Vision Pro.Apple Vision Pro arrives in new countries and regions beginning June 28.iOS 18 finally adds T9 dialling on iPhone. Picks of the Week:Andy's Pick: NotebookLMLeo's Pick: Reconditioning a classic Mac 128KMikah's Pick: Appe Developer appAlex's Pick: Decibel X Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, and Andy Ihnatko Guest: Mikah Sargent Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors:ecamm.com/twit or use Promo Code TWITMelissa.com/twitwix.com/studio
MBW 924: Wireless Wired - Justin Long, M2 iPad Air Cores, Apple News+
04-06-2024
MBW 924: Wireless Wired - Justin Long, M2 iPad Air Cores, Apple News+
A new 3D 'Floor Plan' feature has been shipped with the latest HomeKit update. Apple mislabeled the number of GPU cores on the M2 iPad Air. You too can design your kitchen with the Apple Vision Pro & Lowe's. Plus, do cheap lightning-connected earbuds actually use Bluetooth even though it's a wired connection?Qualcomm uses 'I'm a Mac' actor Justin Long to promote ARM PC.Controller for HomeKit updated with new 3D 'Floor Plan' feature.M4 iPad Pro uses Secure Indicator Light for mic/camera access.Apple mislabeled GPU cores on M2 iPad Air; speed claims unaffected.Cheap lightning earbuds use Bluetooth?!Review: "What If?" shows off the Vision Pro's strengths.This is the best look yet at Apple's immersive video cameras.Apple Vision Pro Mindfulness App may get 'Respiration Tracking' feature.Lowe's wants you to use the Apple Vision Pro to design your kitchen.Apple News+ subscriptions growing 4x faster than major publishers, says report.This is Lunar Lake — Intel's utterly overhauled AI laptop chip that ditches memory sticks.TSMC says it has discussed moving fabs out of Taiwan but such a move impossible.Qualcomm: Snapdragon coming to "all PC form factors," including desktops. Picks of the Week:Leo's Pick: Bioluminescent PetuniasAndy's Pick: UlyssesAlex's Picks: Zoom Tiles BetaJason's Pick: Webaround Big Shot 5 Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors:eufy.comfastmail.com/twitmylio.com/twit
MBW 923: Emotional Support Leo - Apple Logo, Vision Pro Games, Apple Music Best Albums
29-05-2024
MBW 923: Emotional Support Leo - Apple Logo, Vision Pro Games, Apple Music Best Albums
Could Apple change the orientation of its logo on future iPads? An OLED iPad mini is allegedly in development for a 2026 release. Would you buy a Lego model of an Apple Store? And why did Apple Music even bother releasing a top 100 list of the best albums on Apple Music?Apple might change the orientation of its logo on the back of future iPads.When are AirPods Max 2 coming? Here's the latest reporting...Apple iOS 18, macOS 15 AI features: Project Greymatter, Privacy, OpenAI deal.Three new games are now available for the Apple Vision Pro.New parkour Apple immersive video out now on Apple Vision Pro.This Lego Apple Store model needs votes for a slim chance of getting made.Apple Music 100 best albums.Apple Pencil Pro casts a fake shadow based on which tool you're using.Apple reportedly developing OLED iPad mini for 2026.All-screen M5 MacBook with foldable display and Vision Pro price now rumored for 2026.Prototype 3rd-gen iPod reveals that Apple built a Tetris clone for the iPod but never released it. Picks of the Week:Leo's Pick: MapleReadJason's Pick: Lex.GamesAndy's Pick: Tactiq YouTube Transcript GeneratorAlex's Picks: Kewpie Mayonaise & Merlin Bird ID Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors:kolide.com/macbreakwix.com/studioYahooFinance.comcachefly.com/twit
MBW 922: Crossing the Snell Line - Copilot+ PCs, iOS 17.5, macOS Sonoma 14.5
22-05-2024
MBW 922: Crossing the Snell Line - Copilot+ PCs, iOS 17.5, macOS Sonoma 14.5
Microsoft unveiled its new Copilot+ PCs to compete with Apple's MacBook Air. Apple released an update to iOS that fixes the issue of deleted photos reappearing, or as most articles are fixated on, deleted NSFW photos. And could new Mac Studio and Mac Pros be released in 2025?Scarlett Johansson was 'shocked, angered' by ChatGPT voice that sounded like her.Microsoft unveils Copilot+ PCs with generative AI capabilities baked in.I tried Microsoft's new AI-Focused PCs. Windows is exciting again.iOS 17.5 is allegedly resurfacing pictures that were deleted years ago.Apple says its latest iOS update fixes the issue that caused some NSFW deleted photos to reappear.macOS Sonoma 14.5 is the best release this cycle.iPad Pro 13's hide a repairability win, still hard to fix.Mac Studio, Mac Pro will be released in 2025.Secret meeting between Apple and TSMC reported, possibly to reserve all 2nm capacity.Apple's 27% app store fee plan gets skeptical reception by judge.The forged Apple employee badge. Picks of the Week:Leo's Pick: WWDC IndexJason's Pick: ProvenanceAndy's Pick: PGYTECH SD Card Case & Reader Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell Guest: Mikah Sargent Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors:zocdoc.com/macbreakYahooFinance.comecamm.com/twit or use Promo Code TWITIntouchCX.com/twit
MBW 920: Breath of Lavender - M4 Chip, iPad Pro, iPad Air 6, Apple Pencil Pro
07-05-2024
MBW 920: Breath of Lavender - M4 Chip, iPad Pro, iPad Air 6, Apple Pencil Pro
Apple held its iPad event early on Tuesday morning and announced new iPad Pros with M4 chips! The iPad Air 6 was also announced with a redesigned model. The iPad Pros also have nano-texture glass for their displays, but only for the 1TB and 2TB models. Plus, an Apple Pencil Pro with squeeze and roll gestures and Find My support!Apple announces new iPad Pro: OLED display, M4 chip, thinner redesigned chassis.Apple debuts Magic Keyboard for M4 iPad Pro with larger trackpad, function row, aluminum palm rest.Nano-texture glass for M4 iPad Pro only available on 1TB and 2TB models.Apple's new cellular iPad Air and iPad Pro models are eSIM only.iPad Air 6: Redesigned model available in 11-inch and 13-inch sizes, landscape front camera.Apple unveils M4: Its first chip made for AI from the ground up.Apple's new iPad Pro should turn device into true laptop replacement.Apple Pencil Pro launches, with squeeze gesture and roll, plus Find My support.New versions of Final Cut and Logic Pro for iPad take advantage of the power of the M4 chip.New iPad Pro lacks mmWave 5G and Ultra-Wide camera.Google paid Apple $20 Billion to be default search engine in 2022.Apple reports second quarter results.Apple mulling potential partnership with Rivian.Apple's Star Wars themed Precision Finding ad.Apple is developing AI Chips for data centers, seeking edge in arms race. Picks of the Week:Doc's Pick: GL.iNet GL-MT3000 Travel RouterMikah's Pick: Misting Pet BrushAndy's Pick: Portal Hosts: Leo Laporte and Andy Ihnatko Guests: Doc Rock and Mikah Sargent Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors:fastmail.com/twiteufy.comwix.com/studioecamm.com/twit or use Promo Code TWIT
MBW 919: Thinko's - AI iPads, Apple's Titanium Cards, Apple CarPlay
30-04-2024
MBW 919: Thinko's - AI iPads, Apple's Titanium Cards, Apple CarPlay
Could Apple's announcement of its new iPad's next week be positioned as an AI-powered device? What happened with Apple IDs being reset suddenly for some users? Apple is replacing its titanium Apple cards from the 2019 batch. And Mercedes-Benz is planning not to adopt the next iteration of Apple's CarPlay in its vehicles.Apple rivals retool to challenge the iPhone and Vision Pro.Apple's OpenAI talks intensify as it seeks to add AI features.Many people say their Apple IDs were inexplicably reset last night.FCC fines AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon nearly $200 million for illegally sharing location data.Apple starts replacing titanium Apple cards from 2019 batch.Apple must open iPadOS to sideloading within 6 months, EU says.Epic Games is dragging Apple back to court over anti-steering.iPad used to fire modern weapons in old Ukrainian jets.Mercedes-Benz won't let Apple CarPlay take over all its screens.Why an iPhone can survive a drop from a plane, but not from your kitchen counter. Picks of the Week:Alex's Pick: AlpakaLeo's Pick: LoctoteAndy's Pick: The Boston Public LibraryJason's Pick: Grammarly Desktop Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors:wix.com/studioecamm.com/twit or use Promo Code TWITMelissa.com/twitcachefly.com/twit