This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iPad Pro update cycles, iOS 11 public beta stability, Apple Music’s new friends feature, Qualcomm’s in-screen fingerprint sensor, a new Siri Event Maven role at Apple, the Amazon Echo Show (with a screen) reviews, and more thoughts on Apple’s upcoming HomePod smart wireless speaker. 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:
- OnePlus 5 first Android phone to beat the iPhone in speed test … kind of [Video]
- Qualcomm demos working in-screen fingerprint reader, lending confidence to iPhone 8 hopes
- Siri is looking for its own personal assistant to stay current on events and culture
- Amazon demos how Alexa will use the Echo Show’s screen ahead of launch [Video]
- Martin Hajek HomeKit models
- 9to5Mac HomePod Guide