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The gang walk through how to customize your iPhone by creating widgets in iOS 14 and giving personalized flair to your home screen. They also talk about Apple's new band sizing options (and returns if your Solo Loop doesn't fit).

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Our Apple product dreams have come true — there are new Apple Watches, iPads, and the Apple One subscription bundle. The team are joined by Rene Ritchie to has out what's what, including the Fitness+ service!

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Apple has updated their App Review Guidelines for developers. There's a section that specifically addresses game streaming services. The good news is it makes them possible — the bad news is the rules are horrendously onerous and complex for developers to implement. Luckily, Lory, Joe, and Georgia are here to help muggles like us understand them!

The team also explore the various products we're likely to see unveiled at Apple's September 15 event. Get your heart, mind, and wallets ready for new goodies!

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A new batch of rumors has come to light regarding the iPhone 12 series of devices — we might see an iPhone 12 mini!

Although we have to wait a little longer for new iPhones, we might see Apple Watch 6 VERY soon, along with a rumored iPad Air 4. Other possible devices to be announced this fall include the long-awaited AirTags and AirPods Studio.

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The iMore crew brings us up to speed in the latest Epic Games vs. Apple news. They also chat about the possible sale of TikTok, and even a potential backpedaling by the US government concerning a ban of the service.

iPhone 12 rumors continue unabated — Will some models have a 120Hz refresh rate, and will a charger be included in the box? Lastly, new Apple Watch and iPad models may drop via a press release during the week of September 7.

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Lory and Joe talk about the evolution of Apple Music, the rebranding of Beats 1 to Apple 1, and the addition of two more radio stations. They also catch up on the ever-evolving battle between Epic Games and Apple as Epic pushes for the right to host their own app store on iPhone and iPad.

Our classic rock duo speculate on when Apple might announce products in their fall lineup, and there's a CBS/Showtime bundle available to Apple TV+ subscribers for $9.99.

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Fortnite developer Epic Games is lobbying for significant rules changes in the App Store and put their enormously popular game on the line with a policy violating update that enabled in-app purchases outside of Apple's ecosystem. Apple responded by removing Fortnite, but Epic was immediately prepared with their next two chess moves — a lawsuit, and a parody video of Apple's famous '1984' Macintosh commercial intended to win Epic favor in the court of popular opinion.

Joe, Georgia, and Lory are here to break down what this all means for users. They also have rumors of 'Apple One' which could bundle various services at a discounted price. There's also the possibility of Apple selling access to their own virtual fitness classes. Stay Tuned!

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New 27" iMac models are here! Armed with 10-gen Intel processors, are they the last of their kind? The macOS Big Sur public beta has been released, and the gang have a rundown of what's new in the upcoming operating system.

The crew also talk about the Executive Order from President Trump, which would effectively ban WeChat and TikTok. Apple and Microsoft are trading barbs as Microsoft has pulled their game streaming service out of beta on iOS due to what they claim are unfair Apple Store policies on Apple's part.

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Rumors are afoot for a new braided Lightning cable to possibly accompany iPhone 12. And a twitter-related rumor is that the service may begin offering subscription options for enhanced privacy and features.

Additionally, the team check out pictures from the 2020 iPhone photography award winners. Do you prefer taking pictures with your smartphone, or with an interchangeable lens camera? Or perhaps an advanced compact camera like the Sony RX100?

They also discuss Apple's celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by highlighting some artists, activists, and more!

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Joe, Georgia, and Lory discuss the recent Twitter hack. It's an issue to take seriously, but is certainly not without some humorous elements.

Software updates from Apple brought some new features and bug fixes across the product lines. The gang have details on some of the most interesting ones, including audio stories for Apple News+ and digital car keys for your sweet ride!

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iOS and iPad OS 14 public betas are here! We have the skinny on how to live dangerously — and if you decide to do so — back up, back up, back up!

There are so many exciting new features to look forward to. Grab your secondary device if you dare. Or better yet, just live vicariously through team iMore!

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Rene Ritchie guest stars once again as the team examine the deluge of announcements from WWDC 2020. In particular, they discuss Apple silicon (aka ARM-based Macs), and massive design changes coming in macOS Big Sur.

Of course, there's everything "14" — iOS 14, iPad OS 14, tvOS 14. And don't forget about watchOS 7 coming this fall as well!

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On the cusp of WWDC 2020, the Apple developer community is rattled by the initial approval and subsequent rejection of Hey Email, an app from the creators of Basecamp. Rene Ritchie joins the crew to discuss this particular issue along with the overall relationship Apple has with developers who create software for its platforms.

Tune in as we go around the horn one final time with hopes/dreams/predictions for what Apple will announce on June 22.

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Apple has released a partial schedule of events for WWDC 2020. The iMore crew talk about what the company is promising to be the 'biggest-ever' conference, albeit a virtual one.

One of the biggest rumors leading up to the keynote on June 22 is the possibility of Apple announcing ARM processor based Macs. It would be a huge transition away from Intel's x86 processors — the roadmap of hardware and software updates will likely take several years to fully realize. We'll find out soon what Apple officially has to say about this, but we can hear what the gang think about the rumors right now!

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As intrepid developers scour iOS beta software with a proverbial fine-tooth comb, new secrets have come to light. The gang discuss what's been unearthed, including bundle pricing for Apple services, more iPad keyboard shortcuts, and expanded Apple Pencil support for Safari that will enable markup of web pages.We might also see a next generation Pencil available in black!

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Joe shares his adventures with AirPod replacements, and a bug in iOS is preventing some apps from launching. In late breaking news, Powerbeats Pro have just been announced in four new colors.

The wild west of jailbreaking has expanded to include every signed version of iOS for those who are brave enough to do so. Apple is on a content buying spree for TV+, landing a new Scorsese film as well as building a library of older shows and movies.

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Joe, Lory, and Georgia savor every morsel of information regarding Apple's alleged AR glasses. They also talk about new features in iOS 13.5, which includes improved Face ID behavior when wearing a mask.

There are also frameworks in place for Exposure Notifications to fight COVID-19 via contact tracing. Apple has announced two new Pride Edition bands for Apple Watch. You had us at rainbows!

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Thanks in large part to the immaculate track record of recent iMore show guest, Jon Prosser, we have a spoiler filled episode of leaks to share! AR glasses are in the works along with new size iPads.

There's also a full rundown of the iPhones 12, including model names and pricing. If these rumors/leaks pan out, prepare for maximum excite!

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Special Guest Rene Ritchie is here to share his thoughts about the new 13-in MacBook Pro! He, Lory Gil, and Joe Keller also chat about Apple's virtual WWDC 2020, which begins June 22. Is there room for hybrid in-person/online vents in the future?

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Team iMore are joined by Daniel Bader of Android Central to talk about the technology behind contract tracing, debunking absurd 5G conspiracy theories, and the iPhone SE vs. budget Android phones.

The gang also cover the nuggets of information gleaned from Apple's recent earnings call. Plus, Tim Cook has outlined plans to begins re-opening some Apple Store locations.

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Jon Prosser started making videos for his YouTube channel, Front Page Tech, eight years ago. He joins the iMore show this week to share his experiences analyzing tech news, the stress of disseminating leaks, and earning the trust of viewers. The gang also talk about the amazing value of iPhone SE.

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Special guest Mikah Sargent of TWiT.TV joins us this week to talk about iPhone SE! We also drool over the new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro and check out the alleged design of iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Finally, we say farewell to Rene as a co-host of iMore show. He's gone indie with his own YouTube channel and podcast. But fear not, true believers! He'll be back as a guest from time to time. And, of course, you can catch his videos several times a week. Thank you so much, Rene. We all love you!

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Apple is giving us all the feels this week. They're partnering with Google to help track COVID-19 infections. And as they remind us that 'creativity goes on', there's new learning resources with Today at Apple at Home, and some free shows to watch on TV+.

The rumor mill continues to churn with an alleged iPhone 12 Home Screen redesign, and new headphones.

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At what point does a rumor become a leak? When an unannounced product is (unintentionally) mentioned on Apple's own web site? That's what happened this week with the new iPhone and the long-awaited AirTags. The gang digs into what we can expect from these new goodies.

They also share some apps that are relevant to National Autism Acceptance Month, and Apple's purchase of Dark Sky.

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COVID-19 remains top-of-mind in the tech industry. The crew talk about Apple's actions to help reduce spread of the virus along with their efforts to offer educational and creative resources to their users.

iPadOS 13.4 is here with mouse and trackpad support. This new way of interacting with iPad makes it even more capable than ever. Speaking of iPad, they also chat about the FUD and FOMO behind the new models and the A12Z Bionic processor.

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It's party time! After months of rumor and speculation, Apple has released new MacBook Air and iPad Pro models. The gang are joined by returning guests Joe Keller and Vyyyper to talk about the new goodies and help you decide which devices might be right for you.

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Apple has announced WWDC 2020 as an online-only event. The band of usual suspects are joined once again by Joe Keller as they dig into a leaked and reverse engineered build of iOS 14. It's impossible to say what will ultimately make the cut, but this internal development version contains new features like full cursor support for iPad, a fitness app, increased Siri support, and much more.

We round out the episode with some tips for working from home!

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COVID-19 is having a massive effect on the tech industry as companies deal with delayed component availability, missed revenue targets, and canceled trade shows. Focus is shifting to Apple and the possibility that this summer's WWDC could be canceled. What's the fear vs. reality of the situation?

How close is Apple coming to releasing a MacBook based on an ARM processor of their own design? Rumors are suggesting it could be as soon as 2021.

Last up, wireless OS recovery may be coming to iOS sooner than later. It paves the way for a future with portless phones, but also enables an iOS device to be recovered without the use of a computer.

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The gang are joined this week by YouTuber and the Man About Tech himself: Vyyyper! They discuss Apple's note to investors about Q2 guidance due to COVID-19, and what products may be coming or delayed in a possible March event. Are new iPads, AirTags, and a new iPhone on the way soon or not?

The world lost a brilliant computer scientist this week, Larry Tesler. Tesler invented cut-and-paste and also worked for a number of years at Apple.

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Swift Playgrounds is now available on Mac, making it even easier to get a taste of software development. There are new phones from Samsung, including the Galaxy Z Flip, and signs continue to point towards a less expensive iPhone to be announced sooner than later.

Apple has been ordered to pay employees in California for time spent waiting for their bags to be searched after their work shift. And speaking of bags, a man found his missing AirPods Pro in a bag of chips.

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There could be a new lower cost iPhone on the way. Whether it is called iPhone 9 or something else remains to be seen, but the gang discuss that along with rumors of 'AirPods Studio' — Full size headphones that leverage features developed for AirPods Pro. It's possible we might see these unveiled at an event in March.

On a related note, beta versions of 13.4 for iOS, iPad, tvOS, etc... have been made available to developers. A deep dive into the code has released fresh chum into the waters of excitement for new products and capabilities. We could see a new Apple TV, universal app purchases, 'CarKey', and more.

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Apple had awesome Q1 2020 fiscal results and the team analyze what the numbers really mean for end users. They also discuss the human and possible business impact of Coronavirus along with rumors for the next generation of iPhones. Finally, the EU has voted to standardize charing ports on smartphones, but it's not the FUD clickbait articles may have you believe.

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Lory and Rene are joined by iMore's own Joe Keller for a chat about end-to-end encrypted iCloud. They also celebrate the 10th anniversary of iPad, making the case for a giant touch-enabled device, and more!

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Rene and Lory have an in-depth conversation about Apple, the FBI, and maintaining the security of their devices for users. They also discuss the notion of Apple users as 'cult' members and the tribalism of brands.

The chat turns to SpO2 monitors and other health monitoring technologies as Fitbit trades blows with Apple Watch. Finally, they check out the Unofficial Apple Archive — an amazing repository of Apple marketing videos and presentations!

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Lory reports on her adventures at CES in Las Vegas as the gang chat about the best, worst, and most absurd ideas from the show. It's not just creepy robots, but there are a lot of creepy robots.

On a much more serious note, they also discuss the US Justice Department's findings on the Pensacola shooting and Apple's participation in the case.

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CES is coming up this week in Las Vegas! Although Apple won't be an exhibitor, they are participating in a panel about privacy and security in tech. The crew make some predictions for 2020 along with their wish lists for new hardware and software features.

There's also some chat about Pokémon Shuffle, and Lory shows off the Bridge Pro+ Keyboard with Trackpad for iPad Pro.

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