This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s surprise USB-C sale, the current state of MacBook Pro shipments and how Apple apps use Touch Bar, changing Apple TV services, and whether an iPad Pro or Microsoft Surface Studio makes more sense. 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 begins charging credit cards for MacBook Pro with Touch Bar preorders ahead of shipping
- Apple drops USB-C adapter prices after pushback from introducing MacBook Pros without USB-A ports, but not for long
- Apple also offers limited time discounts on new LG UltraFine 5K and 4K displays for MacBook Pro users
- Apple automatically crediting some customers who bought MacBook Pro USB-C accessories prior to price drop
- Test out the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar on any Mac with this handy app
- How Apple’s stock apps will use the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro [Gallery]
- Hands-on: Late-2016 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar [Video]
- Comment: There’s no clear winner in the current web TV wars
- AT&T reportedly planning to offer DirecTV Now subscribers a free Apple TV
- Single Sign-On feature for paid-TV apps arrives on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad for beta testers [Video]
- HomeKit-enabled August Smart Lock now works with Apple’s Home app and Control Center on iOS 10