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It's double unboxing time on the show! Joe checks out his iPhone 12 Pro in Pacific Blue while Lory shows off the new iPad Air. In addition to delivering their first impressions of the new gadgets, the crew share some tips and tricks for backup and migrating data to your new device.

All that, and AirTags might be announced next month. Apple, please don't let Georgia down!

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The glorious horde of iPhones 12 are finally upon us as the crew are joined by Rene Ritchie to discuss each model along with the adorably smol HomePod mini. Which model and color are your favorite?

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Georgia, Joe, and Lory deliver one last batch of leaks prior Apple's event on October 13. In addition to detailed breakdowns of the various iPhone 12 models, the gang discuss what NOT to expect at the event (or possibly anytime soon). It's the ultimate package shaking on Apple nerd Christmas Eve!

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The Apple/Epic court battle continues. So far, the judge isn't having it! The crew also discuss iPhone 12 mini and the timing for release of other models in the iPhone 12 family. iPad Air is eagerly awaited this month as well.

We also answer some questions from our live listeners/viewers, including a great one about Apple Watch family setup.

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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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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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:14am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:11am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 7:39pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

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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Direct download: imoreshow670.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 7:56pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

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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Public beta stuff: - iOS 13 public beta: The ultimate guide | iMore - iPadOS 13 public beta: The ultimate guide | iMore - macOS Catalina public beta: The ultimate guide | iMore tvOS 13 public beta: The ultimate guide | iMore - Apple increases its self-driving department

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Direct download: imoreshow663.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am EDT

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.

If you're looking for some new tips and tricks, check out our favorite iPhone hacks!

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Direct download: imoreshow662.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:12pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

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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Direct download: imoreshow655.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:04pm EDT

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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Direct download: imoreshow653.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:50pm EDT

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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Direct download: imoreshow652.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT

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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Direct download: imoreshow648.mp3
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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Direct download: imoreshow646.mp3
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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Direct download: imoreshow644.mp3
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

Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, Rene Ritchie, and Georgia Dow have hope and dreams about stuff and things! For our final episode of 2018, the crew prognosticate about what they'd like to see happen with Apple and the world of tech in 2019.

They discuss everything from turning Siri around to improving Apple Maps, HomeKit, transparency from tech companies about how they use your data, mouse cuddles, and more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:35pm EDT

Every year, to end the year, I put together lists of what I think Apple did best and worst for the last 12 months. I’ve already posted the list of the worst so, now, I’m going to spend a got minute focusing on the positive. What Apple did right and how I’d like to see Apple keep building on it for next year.

Not because I’m a fanboy or apologist or any other dismissive term those who have tribal fury but lack the articulation to form any factual, cohesive arguments to the contrary, but because if you don’t recognize the good along with the bad, the jobs well done amongst those still left to be done, them you fail to promote the direction you want to see continue and focus you want to see carried on.

So, what made this year’s list?

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:39pm EDT

Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie are here with a look at highlights from 2018. But it's not just gadgets. It's about their favorite stories and themes that took shape during the year in technology. We love the new and shiny as much as anyone (maybe more!) — but the rubber meets the road when tech actually improves our lives. Take a listen and let us about a few of your favorite things from 2018!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:08pm EDT

Apple is so doomed, they're spending a billion dollars on expanding their campus in Austin, TX. Lory Gil, Rene Ritchie, and Georgia Dow are here with all the news on iPhone demand, Apple's plans for Austin, plus a ton more!

They also talk about Apple's Hour of Code, more inexcusable blunders from Facebook, and an update on the alleged Super Micro hack. Spoiler: They weren't. And whatever happened to iPhone SE 2?

Plus, the crew have Holiday gift suggestions for the geeks in your life!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm EDT

The gang's all here! Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent dig deep into the ECG functionality now available on Apple Watch Series 4. They also talk about Apple's new clear case to show off the colorful bling of iPhone XR.

Finally, learn how to give your Memoji a Santa or Elf hat for the Holidays! Put one on your Memoji, belt out a chorus of Jingle Bells, and share it with us by using hashtag #imorecarols!!!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent are the stars of the show this week with a variety of different tech stories. First, Instagram is making it possible to share your stories with only your closest friends. They've also improved the accessibility of the platform by allowing users to provide text descriptions of the images they post. This is similar to a feature Twitter has previously implemented to benefit the visually impaired.

There's huge news in the re-kindled (pun not intended) relationship between Amazon and Apple. Available later this December, Echo devices will support Apple Music.

In less happy news, Marriott says records from 500 million Starwood guests were stolen in a massive data breach. The extent of the information leaked in the breach is still being determined.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is giving the keynote address at the Anti-Defamation League's anti-Semitism and anti-hate summit in New York on December 3rd.

Finally, Mikah and Lory share their gadget picks of the week! Come on in, it's getting cold outside!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

Black Friday is no longer a single day — it's practically an entire month of discounts on Holiday gifts. This week, Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie are joined in the first half of the show by Jared DiPane from our sister site Thrifter to talk about all the amazing bargains to be had.

The discussion turns to various bits and bobs of Apple news, including the (PRODUCT)RED Sport Loop for Apple Watch, Rene's thoughts on the inevitability of Mac transition to ARM processors, and using Poké Ball Plus with Pokémon GO.

The crew also have a lengthy conversation about the FUD behind Apple's T2 security chip, repairability of tech products, and the merits of wanton device destruction vs. vivisection in the name of science and education. Dive in!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT

Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, and Rene Ritchie have reviews and fully-baked takes galore of Apple's tasty new trio. They look at MacBook Air, iPad Pro, and Mac mini. Plus, they opine over the design improvements found in Apple Pencil 2. Yum!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

"When you murder a bezel, the home button is collateral damage" — Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie and Lory Gil bring all the details from Apple's impressive product announcements this week, including Mac mini, MacBook Air, and two new iPads Pro. And, of course, the new Apple Pencil 2 with wireless charging and pairing.

And as soon you're done listening to iMore show, be sure to check out Rene's awesome interview on the Vector podcast with Tom Boger, Sr. Director of Mac Product Marketing at Apple.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm EDT

What happens when a squid, an alien, a pirate, and the living embodiment of iPhone XR walk into a podcast??? You have a special Halloween episode, of course!

Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent look forward to Apple's event on October 30th with some speculation and educated guesses on what updates will come to the iPad and Mac product lines.

They also discuss iPhone XR, an upcoming fix for the bug that spawned #BeautyGate, and Tim Cook's thoughts on federal privacy laws. Trick or Treat!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:03pm EDT

t's happening! Apple has sent out invitations to an event on October 30th in Brooklyn, NY. Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie are here to wander and wonder about the features coming to new iPad Pros and a possible update to Mac mini. They also discuss new additions to Apple's privacy site, and CEO Tim Cook has called for Bloomberg to retract an article about alleged hardware hacks on servers used by the company.

iPhone XR preorders are now available! It may not generate the same amount of frenzy as its more expensive siblings, but Rene and Lory talk about how it is anything but an entry-level phone — and why it's probably the best choice for most users.

Finally, Adobe is bringing Photoshop to iPad in 2019. They say it is "real" Photoshop, but, as Rene explains, that doesn't necessarily mean "full" Photoshop.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

Right now, in our very own galaxy, a small band of freedom fighters are here to deliver the not-so-secret Apple news of the week.* Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent give a sneak peek at Rene's awesome new Siri Shortcuts video, and they follow up on the alleged Chinese hack of Supermicro server hardware.

Rene reviews the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4 and explains why it's the aluminum Apple Watch to get — as long as you don't want the gold color option. In addition, Google announced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL this week. There are a couple good features Apple should consider "borrowing" for future iPhones.

Finally, the crew gaze into the crystal ball of iPad Pro rumors as they try to devine what capabilities it may include.

*No Bothans died to make this episode, but Lory "General Grevious" Gil lost her voice and had to sit this one out.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:43pm EDT