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February 2015 - November 2022

A weekly podcast discussing the latest in Apple and technology.

9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Castro, Overcast, Pocket CastsStitcher, TuneInGoogle Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories November 25

iPhone 15 rumors are in full force; titanium redesign perchance? Zac and Benjamin talk about this year’s Apple holiday ad, the latest developments in the Twitter saga, and what exactly is going on with Apple Music Classical? Also, Benjamin reviews HomeKit Secure Video experience using the Eve Outdoor Camera.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories November 18

Benjamin and Zac break down everything new in the world of Apple this week, including changes to AirDrop in China, the launch of Emergency SOS via satellite in the US, new Always-On display features in iOS 16.2, and the announcement of MLS Season Pass for Apple TV.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories November 11

Benjamin gives some hands-on impressions with the new Apple TV 4K. Hey Siri changes are rumored, and iOS 16.2 beta includes a whole new user interface with Custom Accessibility Mode. Plus, Zac got a Trail Loop for his Apple Watch Ultra, and takes a look at the status quo of streaming live sports.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories October 28

The App Store ads expansion faces backlash, but it’s unclear whether Apple cares. iOS 16.2 beta gives us our first look at Freeform app. Moreover, macOS Ventura is released to the public — Zac and Benjamin share their hands-on with Stage Manager. And, we also discuss the surprise price hikes to Apple Music and Apple TV+.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories October 21

Zac and Benjamin discuss everything from this week’s Take Note not-event event, including the redesigned 10th-generation iPad, iPad Pro update with M2, and the new Apple TV 4K. There’s also some rumors about purported iris tracking for the Apple headset, and an annoyance with the focal distance on the iPhone 14 Pro.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories October 7

On his birthday, Zac gives his hands-on review of the new AirPods Pro 2. New software betas brings a cool new screensaver for the Mac and some less-welcome changes to the Dynamic Island. iPhone 14 Plus launches and the smart home standard Matter officially hits a 1.0 release.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories September 30

Benjamin and Zac have more to say about the iPhone 14 Pro, with another week of usage under their belts. They also dissect what’s new in the iOS 16.1 beta including the policy changes surrounding Stage Manager on iPad. There’s also rumors about the hardware products we expect to see before the end of the year, and whether they’ll arrive via an October media event or press release.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories September 23

Benjamin and Zac give their hands-on impressions with all the new features of the iPhone 14 Pro, including the Dynamic Island, Always-On Display and new camera system. We also discuss some of the launch-day bugs going around, test Apple Wallet Order tracking, and the surprising internal design change to the iPhone 14 that helps with repairability.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories September 16

Benjamin and Zac both have some stories to tell about their ordering experiences last Friday. Plus, iOS 9 and watchOS 9 are now available to the public and we recap all the significant features of Apple’s new operating systems. The beta train doesn’t stop with iOS 16.1 beta 1 also being available … and the first round of iPhone 14 reviews are out!

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories September 9

It’s that time again, for the analysis of the big event of the year. Benjamin and Zac talk about everything announced at the Apple September 2022 event, including iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra, and the new AirPods Pro. Far out.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories September 2

Zac and Benjamin get hyped for next week’s Apple event, and discuss all the last-minute expectations for the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 and maybe the Apple Watch Pro too.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories August 26

Benjamin and Chance break down this week’s Apple’s news including the announcement of the iPhone 14 event, set for September 7. Also, Cook, Ive, and Laurene Powell-Jobs will appear at the Code Conference the day before. Also, Apple officially announced the iPadOS 16 delay and launched the Self-Service Repair Program for the Mac.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories August 19

Apple seems to want to shove more ads down our throats. Benjamin and Zac discuss the careful line Apple must walk to not lose customers at the expense of infinite revenue growth. Also, iOS 16 beta 6 is out as Apple heads to weekly beta cycle ahead of an expected iPhone 14 event on September 7. Plus, Zac finally had a chance to try out Stage Manager and put it through its paces.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories August 12

Benjamin and Zac discuss all the new features and changes in iOS 16 beta 5, including the new battery percentage option. Also, the iPhone 14 Pro is rumored to get more expensive, and the 2022 iPad Pro might have a new 4-port connector.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories August 5

Benjamin and Zac catch up on Apple’s quarterly earnings results from last week, and bemoan the ongoing expansion of Apple’s ad business. iPadOS 16 will also reportedly be delayed until October for the first time. There are also iOS 16 always-on display leaks and Apple Studio Display woes to discuss.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories July 29

Benjamin and Zac analyze the new changes in iOS 16 beta 4, and recall some recent positive SharePlay experiences. There’s even more new info on the Apple Watch Pro, and we have doubts about the state of the augmented reality businesses in big tech and new startups.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories July 22

This week, Benjamin and Zac break down Apple’s continued success at getting TV+ awards, and some new Apple Music initiatives. Plus, Zac gets his hands on with the brilliant — completely controversy unencumbered — new MacBook Air.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories July 15

This week, Jony Ive says goodbye to Apple for the second time. Apple releases iOS 16 beta 3 for the second time, and we talk about the rumored bigger Apple Watch for the second time in as many weeks. Benjamin and Zac also discuss a really interesting report from The Information about the progress of the Apple Car project.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories July 8

Zac has COVID-19. But Apple has cool stuff to discuss, including hands-on with iCloud Shared Photo Library, Lockdown mode and other changes in iOS 16 beta 3, a bigger Apple Watch screen rumor and TV+ sports rumors continue to swirl.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories July 1

Buyers of the 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro have discovered that the base model’s SSD speeds are slower than the M1 counterpart. Benjamin and Zac weigh in on whether this is a big deal or not. Plus, the story around iPadOS 16 and home hubs gets even more complicated. There are also juicy new rumors surrounding the upcoming HomePod and Apple TV updates, Apple has apparently delayed plans to introduce its own in-house modems in the iPhone, and more. 

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories June 24

Benjamin and Zac discuss all the features and changes in iOS 16 beta 2, as well as a grab bag of other iOS 16 stuff including a brand new video player. Plus, Apple announced a major sports deal with Major League Soccer.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories June 17

Benjamin and Zac discuss the exciting rumors about the introduction of a 15-inch MacBook Air, the return of a 12-inch MacBook, and big HomePod. Apple has finally settled its complaints with the Netherlands (for now) … and Zac gives his hands-on impressions of his new Mac Studio.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories June 10

Benjamin and Zac break down all the announcements from Apple’s WWDC 2022 keynote with this bumper episode covering what’s new in iOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16 and more. This week’s event also saw the unveiling of the second-generation of Apple Silicon with the M2 chip powering a brand new MacBook Air.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories June 3

Benjamin and Zac break down what they want to see from Apple’s 2022 WWDC conference. There’s rumors abound for the next generation of Apple platforms, including lock screen widgets coming to iOS 16. We go through some of our hopes and dreams, before our wishes are brought back to (augmented?) reality next week.

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