This week Benjamin and Zac detail upcoming emoji, Apple’s $15 billion tax problem, new home automation gear, iOS 9.3.5 and an App Store approved jailbreak app, and predictions for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 event. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.
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Here’s what we discussed in this episode:
- Apple asks Unicode Consortium to add 5 new emoji, including an astronaut & pilot
- EU regulators order Ireland to recover 13 billion euros in illegal tax benefits from Apple
- Tim Cook responds to Irish tax ruling in public letter: ‘we are confident that the Commission’s ruling will be reversed’
- Philips Hue announces new Motion Sensor automation accessory and updates to its color-changing bulbs
- Fitbit debuts swim-proof Flex 2 & cardio-focused Charge 2 ahead of GPS-equippped Apple Watch 2
- Steven Levy goes in-depth with Apple execs on machine learning, Siri improvements in iOS 10
- PSA: iOS 9.3.5 fixes serious security exploit that exposed contacts, texts, calls, & emails
- This App Store-approved ‘dribbble’ client will jailbreak your iPhone (don’t expect it to last) [U: Removed]
- Apple announces ‘iPhone 7’ September 7 event, Apple Watch 2 and MacBook Pros may be unveiled
- Sketchy product packaging photos suggest ‘iPhone 6 SE’ branding as iPhone 7 event nears
- Leaked SIM trays suggest 5 color options for iPhone 7, including glossy Space Black
- Trademark filings indicate iPhone 7, multiple Apple Watch models and ‘AirPods’ wireless headphones on the way
- Apple Watch 2 will need more battery to power GPS, new leak claims 35% increase is coming
- Report: New MacBook Air, iMac & 5K display coming in October, new iPad Pro features in 2017
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