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The gang's all here for our last episode ever... Of the decade, that is! Lory, Georgia, and Rene review the first couple months of Disney+ and TV+.

From there, they look at Apple over the last decade — the most significant, best products and some stumbles along the way.

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Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie talk about Mac Pro and its sweet black and silver accessories. The new Pro Display XDR isn't just for use with Mac Pro, but there are some compatibility issues to be aware before setting your wallet on fire in the name of 32-inch 6K goodness.

'The Morning Show' has been nominated for multiple Golden Globe and SAG, bringing additional recognition to Apple's video streaming service. Speaking of streaming, Apple Music Replay lets you enjoy the music you've listened to most in 2019.

The team also have a few last minute gift ideas!

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Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil are joined by iMore's own Rebecca Spear for our opening segment about Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. The gang also review Disney+ and compare its value to TV+ and other services.

The biggest news for Apple users this week is the release of a brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro. Rene attended a media briefing and has a review unit in-hand to share all the changes to this flagship laptop.

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Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil are joined by iMore's own Rebecca Spear for our opening segment about Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. The gang also review Disney+ and compare its value to TV+ and other services.

The biggest news for Apple users this week is the release of a brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro. Rene attended a media briefing and has a review unit in-hand to share all the changes to this flagship laptop.

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Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie have a chat about the initiatives and tools Apple has created to keep end user data private, along with some missteps that have occurred along the way.

They also talk about the release of Photoshop for iPad and criticisms regarding its lack of features. This leads into a conversation about setting expectations while not over promising and underdelivering.

Finally, Apple is trying to help address the housing crisis in California by offering up to $2.5 Billion in an attempt to make homes more affordable.

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Rene's house is about to blow over from high winds, but he still manages to casually drop some very big words and awesome insight along with Lory Gil and Georgia Dow. They review AirPods Pro, which were announced and released over the course of just a few days. Apple TV+ has launched as of November 1, so they take a look at the available shows. Finally, the crew touch on Apple's Q4 2019 earnings.

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It may be too late for an October Apple event, but there are still new product rumors aplenty. Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, and Lory Gil talk about what we might expect to see, including a 16-inch MacBook Pro, a new iPad Pro, and Apple Tags tracking chips.

In a final bit of rumoring, we may also see AirPods Pro very, very soon. The team wraps up the week with some favorite Halloween gadgets!

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Google announced a wide range of products this week — many of which inspire comparison to those in Apple's ecosystem. This provides a springboard for Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, and Georgia Dow to riff on privacy issues in public and your own home. They also talk AirPods Pro rumors and Lory has been testing the Beats Solo Pro.

Additionally, Rene resets our expectations for an iPhone SE 2. What will it be or not be? The crew round out the show with the possibility of an Apple TV jailbreak and a support document from Apple that tells you how to wear your watch.

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macOS Catalina is out! Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, and Lory Gil talk about the various reasons to either upgrade right away, or maybe wait until some bugs are squashed and new features are better implemented. They also discuss Apple's decision to pull HKMap.Live from the App Store and broader issues regarding the relationship between corporations and government entities.

Finally, you can make dinner at home with your very own set of Tim Cookware?!?!

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We may have just gotten iPhone 11, Apple Watch Series 5, and new versions of iOS, but we want more! Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, and Georgia Dow talk about the possibility of an Apple event in October and what goodies it might bring. They also take a dive into Deep Fusion and the expanding world of computational photography. Finally, Georgia weighs in with her review of Apple Watch Series 5!

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iPadOS 13.1 has arrived along with iOS 13.1! Lory Gil, Rene Ritchie, and Georgia Dow share their experiences with the new features along with come favorite games available in Apple Arcade. They also answer a couple listener questions, and chat about the upcoming macOS Catalina. There's also a cool patent for light logo notifications on MacBook. Finally, an iPhone 6s survived 15 months at the bottom of a lake!

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Shortcuts expert Matthew Cassinelli is here with a wealth of information for making life better with iOS 13! He guides Lory Gil and Georgia Dow through the basics of shortcut creation and shares some of his own creations from matthewcassinelli.com.

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What a week! Apple's event has come and gone, and pre-orders are underway. Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, and Rene Ritchie give their initial impressions of Apple Watch Series 5 and iPhone 11. This episode is jam packed with info, and we've barely scratched the surface!

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Jim Dalrymple of The Loop joins Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie for one more dose of hopes, dreams, and common sense before Apple's event on September 10. In addition to new iPhones, they talk about the possibility of a new Apple TV along with a new product — Apple Tags.

They also discuss the legacy of iPhone SE, listening to Apple Music in a web browser, and their feature wish lists for HomePod.

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Russell Holly reports live from the very first Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival Global Challenge in Indianapolis, IN. He's joined by special guest Katie Aiani. Katie is an amazing HP expert/superfan/cosplayer. Check it out!

 

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Game on! Apple has sent out invitations for an event on September 10th — Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil dish on all the latest rumors. They also chat about Apple's new Independent Repair Providers program, which provides training and access to authentic replacement parts to third party repair facilities.

Disney+ and TV+ are arriving this fall. Is the promised content enough to get you to subscribe to one or both of the services? Finally, why did Apple release an iOS 13.1 beta, and check out some 18K AirPods bling!

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Georgia Dow shares her camping tech tips with Rene Ritchie and Lory Gil before diving head first into iPhone 11 rumors and Taylor Swift remixes in the Apple Music Lab. They also look at Apple Watch Series 5 rumors and the likelihood of a 16" MacBook Pro.

Finally, Georgia goes into an epic tear about the white coating on Apple Card which can be stained if stored against leather or denim.

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Rene Ritchie and Lory Gil are joined by Russell Holly for iPhone 11 rumors, and a recent statement by Apple about third-party battery replacements. They also chat gaming and controller support in iOS 13, and the ridiculousness of green bubbles vs. blue bubbles.

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Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and Rene Ritchie discuss pros and cons of Apple Card and talk about the many uses (besides making purchases) of the titanium card. They also clarify the facts behind third-party iPhone battery repairs and discuss the vast expansion to Apple's bug bounty program.

The gang lust over the "Aura Glow" color option for Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10 while wishing for Apple Pencil Support on iPhone. Finally, they follow up on privacy issues surrounding Apple contractors reviewing Siri recordings.

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Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and an adorable little Ewok/dog have plenty of news to share from the Appleverse! Apple found enough money in their couch cushions to buy the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business. Additionally, The ECG functionality of Apple Watch is now available to users in Canada, and Apple Card may launch in August.

Paving the way for new phones, iOS 12.4 brings a direct device data migration feature. And rumors continue to percolate about a 16-inch MacBook Pro with scissor keyboard switches.

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In this diabolical episode, we say goodbye to Mikah Sargent as he embarks on a new journey as host and producer for TWiT. We also take on the controversy behind FaceApp.

In happier news, there are new emoji coming this fall, and a teaser trailer for the Apple TV+ series Snoopy in Space is here.

Mikah, we all love you and will miss you having you as part of the iMore team. You are a star and we know you're going to do great things in Petaluma!

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Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent sit by the proverbial campfire and have a chat about updates to MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and the discontinuation of the 12-inch MacBook. They also discuss the decision to temporarily disable the Walkie Talkie feature on Apple Watch due to an eavesdropping bug. In another example of Apple taking steps to ensure customer privacy, the gang look at the new 'Sign in with Apple ID' feature that's coming with iOS13.

There was also a serious security vulnerability in the Zoom video conferencing software, prompting Apple to push a fix to macOS users.

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Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil are here with rumors about a new keyboard deign for future MacBooks. They also debate the merits of a new FaceTime feature in iOS 13 for maintaining eye contact when video chatting. Lastly, are Apple execs giving notes on shows for the Apple TV+ service?

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Public betas are here already! Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie have all the details, including why you probably don't want to try them out just yet. But if you do, they're here to help you do it the smart way. They have an exclusive scoop on Apple Card.

The big bombshell this week is that Jony Ive is leaving Apple later this year to form his own design studio. Apple will become one of his primary clients, but how much of his influence will we continue to see in Apple's products going forward?

Finally, Lory and Rene talk about Wizards Unite and how different (and more complex) it is compared to Pokémon Go.

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Georgia Dow and Mikah Sargent talk about Apple's battery recall for some mid-2015 15" MacBook Pro models. If you own one of these machines, they'll help you figure out if your computer is affected. They also discuss the prospect of moving iPhone production out of China to Taiwan — a strategy recommended by Foxconn founder Terry Gou.

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Your watch, TV, Mac, iPhone, and iPad are all getting extreme makeovers this fall! Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie look at some of the coolest new features that are on the way.

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Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie are live from WWDC 2019 in San Jose, CA to geek out over some of their favorite announcements from the conference. Apple's software platforms got a lot of love this week. There are loads of new features for macOS Catalina, iOS 13, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13. And now we also have iPadOS, which will make your iPad even more capable than before!

There's so much to talk about, we had to save Mac Pro and macOS for our show next week. So excite!

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The new iPod touch may not be for everyone, but Lory Gil, Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent have a litany of use cases for it as a relatively inexpensive iOS device. They're also really, really hoping for a Mac Pro and 6K Pro display to be announced next week! They've got rumors to share along with some naming ideas for the new versions of Mac OS and iOS.

Apple has responded to anti-competitive claims regarding the App Store, and Rene made a video about 50 people to follow on Twitter during WWDC. Finally, the crew talk about what they know so far regarding Pokemon Sleep and Pokemon Home.

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Snapchat employees abused user data, and Google tracks your purchase history. Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie are neither surprised, nor amused. The crew also talk about the new MacBook Pro models and additional changes Apple has made to the keyboard. Even if they have ameliorated key malfunctions once and for all, public perception of their butterfly switches is toxic. Don't expect this design to last another generation.

WWDC is just around the corner, so rumors and leaks are running red hot. Finally, check out some cool new apps: Vignette and GIFwrapped!

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Rene Ritchie, Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil dish out the iPhone 11 XR (or whatever it will be called) rumors like a buffet in Vegas! They also look at the Apple TV app update and wish for a more "everything ever" video experience similar to music streaming services.

There are also new Pride watch faces, some interesting patents that contain both Face ID and Touch ID tech, and a discussion around the importance of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. They round out the episode with gaming news — Minecraft Earth is an upcoming AR experience, and Steam Link is now available on iOS.

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Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie do whatever they want, and no one can stop them! They talk about their plans for Star Wars Day and mourn the loss of Peter Mayhew, the 7'3" actor who portrayed Chewbacca.

They also have some updates on right to repair legislation, and loads of rumors about what to expect at WWDC next month. May The Fourth Be With You!

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Georgia Dow and Lory Gil are joined by TWiT's Megan Morrone for some AirPod 3 rumors and a deep look at Apple News+ one month into the service. They also discuss the delayed release of Galaxy Fold and iFixit's teardown (and subsequent removal from their website) of the new device.

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Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent ditch Rene and Georgia this week for a one-on-one conversation about the failure of several Samsung Galaxy Fold review units. They also talk about Apple and Qualcomm's settlement in the midst of their ongoing legal battle as Intel exits the 5G smartphone modem business.

WWDC will be here before you know it! The Wonder Twins of tech go through a laundry list of rumored and wishlist features. Finally, Apple has released their 2019 Environmental Responsibility report, and Harry Potter Wizards Unite begins beta testing in New Zealand.

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Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent share a mix of rumors and bonafide news on this week's show! First up, Apple maintains their perfect score on the LGBTQ equality index for the 17th year in a row. PowerBeats Pro have been announced and will be shipping next month. They're a potentially more comfortable alternative to AirPods, while being more conducive to use during fitness activity.

There are some many rumors about the next generation of iPhones it can be hard to keep track of them all. An especially juicy one has to do with an increase in the number of cameras and the square placement of them on the back of the phone.

Netflix is killing AirPlay support — they say it's because they can no longer guarantee a high quality experience due to Apple expanding AirPlay for use on third party video streaming boxes. And a final rumor for the episode. Apple is planning to break up iTunes into smaller app silos specific to the type of content they offer. Is the behemoth finally being cut down to size?

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Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie break down every announcement from Apple's March 2019 event. And there's SOOOOO much to talk about! They discuss: News+, TV+, Apple Card, and Apple Arcade. Plus, in some late breaking news, Apple confirmed that AirPower has been canceled. Pour one out for the multi-device wireless charger that will never be.

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Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil recount this week's deluge of Apple announcements and look forward to the event on Monday, March 25!

There's a new iPad mini and iPad Air 3, and spec bumped iMacs. Apple also announced AirPods 2, which add a wireless charging case and battery life improvements. Missing in action (for now?) were AirPower and a 7th generation iPod touch.

The March 25 event will likely focus exclusively on new services. We're expecting news and TV subscriptions, with the rumors percolating about a gaming service. There's also the Goldman Sachs partnership that could result in an Apple credit card.

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Winter is leaving, but WWDC is coming! We have not one, but two Apple events that were announced this week, bringing anticipation for shiny new software and services (and maybe some hardware) to a fever pitch. Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie have great insight into what Apple's new streaming video service could and should be.

They also talk about Spotify's suit against Apple in the EU, and the message behind an otherwise whimsical commercial about privacy and iPhone.

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Mikah Coffee, Lory Punk Rock, and Rene Vector have this week's dose of Apple news and rumors! The fruit company is celebrating Women's History Month and Lory has a mapping app to share called AccessNow that is completely awesome for locating accessibility features in locations around the globe.

They also discuss instances when data encryption isn't the right thing to do, Apple allowing repairs for iPhones with aftermarket batteries, next-generation iPad rumors, and the memetacular 'Tim Apple'.

The crew also geek out on Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland opening later this year, plus PS4 gaming on iPhone. Yes!

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Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, Rene Ritchie, and Mikah Sargent open the episode with a topic that doesn't suck: Microsuction tape! This handy stuff will keep your tech attached to your desk exactly where you want it without messy adhesives.

But that's just the tip of the iceberg this week. The crew have rumors about a partnership between Apple and Goldman Sachs for a credit card. In the hardware realm, Apple is supposedly developing a 6K display to accompany the new Mac Pro. There might be a new 16" MacBook Pro in the works as well.

They also have a friendly debate about 'right to repair' legislation. And as a special bonus, Georgia shares her pro tip about Apple Watch bands!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am EDT

The band is back together with a ton of news and rumors for Apple fans! Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, Rene Ritchie, and Mikah Sargent talk all about an Apple Event that may be taking place on March 25th. There's also a cool new AR experience from Lego, and Amazon has bought popular Wi-Fi company Eero.

Apple's long-awaited wireless charging solution, AirPower, may be coming this Spring. Or maybe not! Finally, what in blazes was that weird dot on the Apple Notes tweet from the US Press Secretary?!?!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

This week's show begins with some follow up: The FaceTime bug has been zapped with iOS 12.1.4 and some companies are still skeezy! Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent have plenty of news to share as well. Apple's retail head Angela Ahrendts is leaving in April and will be replaced by 30-year company veteran Deirdre O'Brien.

The Unicode Consortium has approved 230 new emoji for release in 2019. The new update increases the variety of skin tones available for some emoji, and adds depictions of people with various disabilities. There are also new animals, food items, and other objects.

Finally, the gang bring it home with their picks of the week. Tune in!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm EDT

Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent provide the nitty gritty on a series of unfortunate events. Facebook and Google have been abusing user data in some unusual ways. They got caught — leading Apple to revoke (and subsequently restore) the enterprise distribution certificates that enable internally utilized iOS apps.

Also, Apple has temporarily disabled Group FaceTime until a fix can be released. A not-so-tricky trick could be exploited to listen in on audio from another user before they've accepted your call.

It's not all bad news this week. Rumor has it Apple is developing 3D camera tech for iPhones to be released later year. If true, this could further advance the augmented reality capabilities of our favorite pocket supercomputers. Check it out!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

Rene Ritchie, Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil deliver a heaping bowl of hot news and rumors to Apple fans this week! First, Rene talks about the secret history of iPhone — two essentially competing teams at Apple working to help the company enter the mobile phone market.

From there, Lory professes her undying love for the 4" iPhone form factor. iPhone SE has been available once again at clearance pricing, but she advocates for a new version with updated internals. #iPhoineSEUnite

The gang also debate the idea of Apple removing Google as the default search engine on their products. Apple News is coming to Canada — earning a fully justifiable "finally"!

There's also rumors and wish lists percolating for an iPad mini 5, and some weird gaming of Spotify listens. Finally, HP has released a laptop wrapped in leather. For real.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

Rene Ritchie, Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil are joined by Russell Holly to chat about some of the biggest news in the Appleverse. First up, the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case is here to keep you up and running all day, and then some, when you're on the go. Next, an op-ed by Tim Cook appeared in Time magazine as he continues to advocate for privacy and disclosure in how customer data is used by tech companies.

Rene brings his ideas for a more powerful and flexible iOS 13 to the table. Plus, Mikah shares his experience with data collection and his Ember mug, and Russell talks about a cool new 360º video camera at CES.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:26pm EDT

Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil are here with all the CES 2019 news that's relevant to Apple users. They talk about AirPlay 2 and/or iTunes coming to TVs from a variety of manufacturers and the emergence of HomeKit-enabled products. Other topics include Impossible Burger 2.0, Focals smart glasses, and invasions of privacy by Ring and other companies.

Finally, they discuss how a female-founded sex tech company was given a CES 2019 Innovation Award – only to have that award subsequently revoked.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT

There was some bad news in Cupertino this week. In case you haven't heard by now, Apple has lowered Q1 2019 revenue projections by up to 9 billion dollars. That's due primarily to poor performance in mainland China. That's an 8% difference — Yikes!

But in the grand scheme of things, what does it mean for Apple's profitability and viability? That's why the gang is here to take a deeper look beyond the headlines. They also talk about other news in the Apple world this week, and share pro tips for surviving in Las Vegas. Oh, and then there's that time Georgia tased herself at CES!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT

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