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Get the latest Apple news and views from the top experts in Mac, iPhone, and iPads. Records live every Tuesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.

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MBW 846: One Nil to the Arsenal - Musk vs Apple, China, Manchester United
2:04:38
  • Musk's fight with Apple is one he's likely to lose.
  • Musk claims Apple threatens to remove Twitter from App Store.
  • Apple restricted AirDrop in China before widespread protests broke out.
  • iPhone 14 Pro demand to 'disappear' as Apple misses shipment goal by 20 million units.
  • An 'unthinkable morning': 1 dead, 16 injured after car crashes into Apple store in Hingham.
  • Apple Watch Ultra's powerful diving tools arrive with the Oceanic+ app.
  • We went diving with the Apple Watch Ultra. In short: dive computer makers should be worried.
  • No, Apple isn't planning to buy Manchester United.
  • Apple battling ESPN for rights to stream Dutch soccer league.
  • Judge approves Apple's plan to pay $50 million to settle butterfly keyboard lawsuit.
  • World Cup soccer balls plugged into chargers.

Picks of the Week:

  • Jason's Pick: ReadKit 3.1
  • Andy's Pick: Bondic Liquid Plastic
  • Alex's Pick: Sound Devices A20-RX

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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Nov 29, 2022
MBW 845: Footballs and Grapefruit - App Store Analytics, NFL & Apple, Quake 1
2:24:31
  • iOS developers say Apple's App Store analytics aren't anonymous.
  • Apple Watch can help spot another life-threatening heart condition.
  • Evernote's next move: joining the Bending Spoons suite of apps.
  • Everyone thinks Apple's negotiations with the NFL are dragging on.
  • VMware Fusion 13 adds Windows 11 virtualization for Apple Silicon Macs.
  • A secret Apple Silicon extension to accommodate an Intel 8080 artifact.
  • SwiftKey is unexpectedly back on iOS.
  • ByteOverlord/Watch_Quake: Quake 1 port for Apple Watch.
  • Something new is brewing. I created Homebrew nearly 13 years ago...
  • Apple's taken the joy out of its Books app with iOS 16.
  • Chinese Government steps in to help an Apple iPhone factory.
  • Apple pivots to Samsung for iPhone memory chips following US trade ban against Chinese suppliers.

Picks of the Week:

  • Jason's Pick: Flighty
  • Andy's Pick: Pentel Presto! Jumbo Correction Pen
  • Alex's Pick: Streamdeck+

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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Nov 23, 2022
MBW 844: The Oscilloscope of Sauron - Green Text Bubbles, SOS Feature, Birkenstocks
2:26:31
  • Apple sued for allegedly deceiving users with privacy settings after Gizmodo story.
  • One trick Apple uses to make you think green bubbles are "gross".
  • Apple to begin mass production on AR & VR headset in early 2023.
  • Apple's latest iOS beta gives you more control over the iPhone's always-on display.
  • Apple to restrict 'Everyone' option in AirDrop to 10 minutes in China with iOS 16.1.1.
  • Apple's Satellite Emergency SOS Feature: a review & deep-dive explainer.
  • Berkshire Hathaway bought a $4.1B stake in Apple chipmaker TSMC.
  • The Apple TV's upgrade experience needs an upgrade.
  • tvOS bug limits 128GB Apple TV 4K to 64GB.
  • Queen of Christmas bails out of Apple TV+, lands on CBS.
  • Steve Jobs' Birkenstocks sold for $218,750

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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Nov 16, 2022
MBW 843: Prefabulated Amulite - China, Apple's Advertising Network, Siri
2:14:35
  • Apple expects iPhone 14 shipments to be delayed by Covid restrictions in China
  • Apple's bargain with Beijing: access to China's factories — and consumers.
  • Chips and China.
  • Apple building 'advertising network for live television'.
  • "You Might Also Like" - Basic Apple Guy.
  • Internal Tech Emails on Twitter.
  • Apple Supposedly Dumping the 'Hey!' From Siri's Wake Phrase.
  • Apple's AR glasses could be pushed back to 2025 or 2026 amid 'design issues'.
  • Apple design chief role hard to fill; three options, all of them problematic.
  • Level responds to lock picker opening its $330 Apple Store lock in seconds.
  • Eufy releases FindMy-compatible smart tracker

Picks of the Week:

  • Leo's Pick: Metatext for Mastodon on iOS
  • Alex's Pick: Nomad Sculpt
  • Andy's Pick: Das Keyboard MacTigr Keyboard
  • Jason's Pick: Feedbin

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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Nov 09, 2022
MBW 842: You've Been Spatialized! - Q4 Results, M2 Pro & Macs, Gambling Ads
2:22:48
  • Amid tech industry fears, Apple reports record Q4 results .
  • Report: M2 Pro and M2 Max Macs coming in 2023, not 2022.
  • Amazon Prime now comes with a full music catalog of 100 million songs and ad-free podcasts.
  • Apple halts gambling ads in App Store.
  • Apple's Online Store and Information Systems Chiefs are leaving.
  • First public beta of Freeform now available, with iPadOS 16.2, iOS 16.2.
  • iPhone workers walking out after COVID-19 outbreak; Foxconn offers bonuses for staying.
  • Apple Music quietly pulls Kanye West Essentials Playlist from platform.

Picks of the Week

  • Alex's Pick: Moises
  • Andy's Pick: Panic Playdate
  • Jason's Pick: Retrobatch

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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Nov 01, 2022
MBW 841: A Deck of Crackers - macOS Ventura, 2022 iPad's, U2
2:15:00
  • Jason's macOS Ventura review: A work in progress.
  • "My next Mac might be the last."
  • macOS 13 Ventura: The Ars Technica review.
  • Apple releases iOS 16.1 with support for iCloud Shared Photo Library, Matter, Live Activities and more
  • Absurd Apple Pencil dongle sends fans into spiral of grief.
  • Jason's 2022 iPad and iPad Pro review: mixed feelings.
  • ESPN, Formula 1 extend track with new rights deal.
  • Apple's Industrial Design Chief Hankey to leave three years after Ive.
  • Bono finally apologizes for U2's 2014 iTunes ambush.

Picks of the Week

  • Jason's Pick: Inkplate 6 COLOR
  • Andy's Pick: DuckDuckGo for Mac Public Beta
  • Alex's Pick: Artemis Pro

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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Oct 25, 2022
MBW 840: Micro Bacon and the New iPads - Apple TV 4k, M2 iPad Pro, DaVinci Resolve
2:50:46
  • Apple announces Apple TV 4K with A15 Bionic Chip and HDR10+ for $129.
  • Apple's redesigned entry-level iPad has an A14 chip and USB-C charging.
  • Apple announces an M2-powered iPad Pro with WiFi 6E.
  • DaVinci Resolve coming soon to iPad Pro, enhanced by the M2 chip.
  • Apple plans Google Tablet-Like Home Hub.
  • Apple Card will let users grow Daily Cash rewards while saving for the future.
  • NFL Sunday Ticket still up for grabs as Apple pushes for flexibility with game rights.
  • Apple Watch Ultra with polished titanium finish? This jeweler is offering it for everyone.
  • Meta gets final order to sell Giphy from UK antitrust watchdog.
  • Leaked Apple memo acknowledges iPhone 14 SIM card software error.
  • Apple freezes plan to use China's YMTC chips amid political pressure.

Picks of the Week

  • Doc's Pick: Shure MV88+ Video Kit
  • Andy's Pick: David Bowie Store - Stickers & Apple Watch Bands
  • Alex's Pick: QR Factory (and scan Alex's QR code!)

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, and Andy Ihnatko

Guest: Doc Rock

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Oct 18, 2022
MBW 839: What Is Apple Hiding? - Steve Jobs AI, Meta Quest Pro, iPadOS 16.1
2:14:38
  • Mac shipments shoot up a whopping 40%.
  • Steve Jobs AI features in spooky 'interview' with Joe Rogan AI.
  • This is Meta Quest Pro.
  • iPadOS 16.1 slated for late October launch with new hardware.
  • The iPhone 14 keeps calling 911 on rollercoasters.
  • Apple 'notebooks' become 'laptops' in sweeping Mac branding change.
  • iPhone now supports 86-year-old Dvorak keyboard layout natively, delighting Woz.
  • Apple owns 40% of the fast-growing pre-owned smartphone market.

Picks of the Week

  • Jason's Pick: Kodo Libra 2
  • Andy's Pick: Etymotic Research ER3SE Studio Edition Earphones
  • Alex's Pick: Izzycast

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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Oct 11, 2022
MBW 838: It's A Long Way to Certiorari - USB-C & EU, Tony Blevins, Tim Cook in EU
2:27:58
  • The EU will require USB-C charging for mobile devices by the end of 2024.
  • Apple loses second bid to challenge Qualcomm patents at U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Ventura 10 beta seeded to devs.
  • Apple seeds fourth iOS 16.1 and tvOS 16.1, fifth iPadOS 16.1 betas to developers.
  • Adaptive Transparency for AirPods Pro 1. It's a bug!
  • Apple's Tony Blevins to leave after making crude remarks in Daniel Mac TikTok.
  • 'Storming' iPhone 14 Pro demand sees assembler Foxconn set new record revenue.
  • Dynamic Island UI result of years of discussion, biggest iOS change in five years – Apple execs.
  • TSMC reportedly overpowers Apple in negotiations over price increases.
  • Apple publishes new design guidelines for Live Activities on the iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island.
  • Tim Cook's European Vacation - Visits the "Ted Lasso" set, has private audience with the Pope.
  • Apple hopes you'll forgive Will Smith by Christmas / Emancipation, a new movie starring Smith.

Picks of the Week

  • Jason's Pick: Now Playing Plus
  • Andy's Pick: "Fletch" Book Series
  • Alex's Pick: Qlab 5

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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Oct 04, 2022
MBW 837: He Left in a Hurry-cane - Apple Watch Ultra, Super Bowl, Apple Pay Later
2:26:03
  • Apple Watch Running Review - Runner's Newsletter.
  • New M2 iPad Pro and Mac mini, with no event.
  • Apple to sponsor the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
  • Apple Pay Later may not arrive until next year due to 'technical and engineering' setbacks.
  • iPhone 14 production begins in India.
  • Meta sued for tap dancing around Apple's new app privacy rules.
  • iPad Pro is revolutionizing how archaeologists preserve the history of Pompeii.
  • Oprah Winfrey & Apple TV+ end content partnership.
  • Apple TV+ lands Vince Gilligan's new TV project.
  • Ted Lasso in FIFA 23?

Picks of the Week:

  • Andy's Pick: The Steve Jobs Archive
  • Mikah's Picks: Xnapper & Tidbyt
  • Leo's Pick: The OG App

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Andy Ihnatko

Guests: Stephen Robles and Mikah Sargent

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Sep 27, 2022
MBW 836: Travis, I'll Take One of Each - iPhone 14 Pro Camera, Battery Icon, iOS 16 Bugs
2:06:09
  • iPhone 14 Pro Camera preview: the hardware changes.
  • iPhone 14 Pro drop test: How it holds up.
  • Wait times for iPhone 14 Pro models up to 6 weeks as demand surges.
  • Kuo - Some predictions for the recent trends of Apple, iPhone 14, and supply chain.
  • Apple on top of American Customer Satisfaction Index for Macs & iPads.
  • Federico Viticci: 'Apple has tweaked the design of the battery percentage icon in iOS 16.1 beta 2.'
  • iOS 16 would like your permission to paste.
  • Apple Executive responds to annoying iOS 16 Copy and Paste Prompt: 'Absolutely Not Expected Behavior'.
  • Phone 14 Pro Camera: Scotland

Picks of the Week:

  • Jason's Pick: Knotwords
  • Andy's Pick: Upscayle
  • Leo's Picks: DiffusionBee & Hit the Island
  • Alex's Pick: Sonnet Echo Express

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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Sep 20, 2022