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February 2015 - September 2021

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 Today

This week on Happy Hour Zac and Benjamin break down the features and quirks revealed by the iPhone 13 reviews dropping, and consider the personal appeal of the new iPad mini. iOS 15 is here … and we catch up on the Epic Games lawsuit decision from a couple weeks ago.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories September 17

This week on Happy Hour Zac and Benjamin break down all the announcements from the September Apple event, featuring the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, Apple Watch Series 7 with larger display and the all-new iPad mini.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories September 10

This week on Happy Hour Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest leadership changes in the Apple Car teams, and get hyped for next week’s Apple event with last-minute rumor roundups for iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7 and more. California dreamin’.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories September 3

This week on Happy Hour Benjamin and Zac break down the App Store settlements of the week, and the policy changes they have caused, as well as some fascinating rumors about the iPhone 13’s satellite communication abilities and the Apple Watch health sensor roadmap.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories August 27

This week on Happy Hour Zac and Benjamin take a retrospective tone this week, remembering the short-lived Cards app, the passing of Steve Jobs on the tenth anniversary of his retirement as CEO, all the incredible new features in iOS 15 beta 7, and the not-so-great-deal that is the Apple News Partner Program.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories August 20

This week, Benjamin and Zac reflect on the design safari that was the iOS 15 beta period for Apple’s browser, as well as cover the features that won’t quite make the cut for the .0 release. Also, there are more Apple Watch Series 7 rumors, an update on Apple TV+ movie pipeline, and more.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories August 13

This week on Happy Hour, Benjamin and Zac follow up on the iCloud Child Safety backlash and look forward to the iPhone 13 with new reports from Bloomberg about expected new video and photo features. Plus, a wacky way to reset AirPods in iOS 15 and the state of Apple’s presence in the home.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories August 6

This week on Happy Hour Benjamin and Chance break down this week’s news including the new child safety initiatives for Messages and iCloud Photos, the possibility of a titanium iPhone in future, surprise updates to the Mac Pro and speculating on its future, and the implications of SiriKit intent deprecation.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories July 30

This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour Zac and Benjamin discuss the latest Apple hardware rumors including a new smart Apple external display, an always-on iPhone 13, and the proliferation of Face ID across Apple’s product line. This week also saw the latest round of changes to Safari in iOS 15 beta 4, and Apple’s quarterly earning results give some insight on the planned fall release cycle. 

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories July 23

This week on 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour Zac and Benjamin discuss the practicalities and inconveniences of of the MagSafe Battery Pack, the fears surrounding the Pegasus zero-click malware affecting iPhones around the world, and some new possible new services initiatives include TV+ live sports and Apple Pay Later financing.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories July 16

This week on 9to5Mac Happy Hour, Zac and Benjamin discuss the Spatial Audio and UI updates coming in tvOS 15, adapting to an iPadOS 15 lifestyle, the newly-announced MagSafe Battery Pack, and the latest changes to Safari in iOS 15 beta 3.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories July 8

This week on Happy Hour 9to5Mac’s Benjamin and Taylor assess the difference iPadOS 15 makes for iPad productivity, and tackle the state of Apple TV+. Plus, a bonus review of the LiveWire motorcycle.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories July 1

This week on Happy Hour 9to5tMac’s Benjamin and Taylor discuss a bevy of recent iPad rumors, look back on a decade of the selfie, evaluate the new lineup of Apple Watch International bands, and discuss the new features and changes in iOS 15 beta 2.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories June 25

This week on Happy Hour, 9to5Mac’s Benjamin and Taylor give their thoughts on the redesigned Safari across iPhone, iPad, and Mac after a few weeks of getting accustomed to the new versions. There’s also a lot of antitrust regulatory news to cover … and iOS 15 beta 2 interrupts the show.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories June 18

This week 9to5Mac’s Benjamin and Zac discuss the long-awaited release of Apple Podcast Subscriptions, Spatial Audio in Apple Music, the new Beats Studio Buds, and rumors about upcoming new Apple devices.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories June 11

This week 9to5Mac’s Benjamin and Zac break down everything that happened at this week’s WWDC keynote, with first impressions of iOS 15, watchOS 8, tvOS 15, and macOS Monterey — as well as Apple’s latest announcements in the health, fitness, and smart home space.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories June 4

This week on Happy Hour 9to5Mac’s Benjamin and Zac explore this week’s news including the delay of Podcasts Subscriptions, AirTags stalking, Apple’s new remote work policies for employees, and the ‘homeOS’ job listing. They then get hyped for WWDC next week.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories May 28

Zac and Benjamin close out the Apple/Epic trial, marvel at some amazing upcoming Apple Watch accessibility features, analyze the rumored thinner M1X Mac mini mockups, and give their hands-on impressions with the new M1 iPad Pro and the new Apple TV remote. 

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories May 19

This week on Happy Hour Zac and Benjamin break down all the announcements out of Apple Music this week, with Lossless and Spatial Audio. Plus, there’s a new 2021 Pride Band, rumors about upcoming Apple Silicon Macs, new truly wireless earbuds from Beats, and wishes for iPadOS 15 as we approach WWDC.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories May 14

This week on 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour, Apple welcomes a new corporate communications chief, as the company draws criticism for a new high-profile hire. Zac and Benjamin also cover the latest in smart home Matters, AirTag hacks, and look forward to watchOS 8.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories May 7

There’s a flurry of rumors this week about a new premium ‘HiFi’ tier for Apple Music and some disappointing news about the iPad mini. Zac and Benjamin also go hands-on with the AirTag, and Apple execs head to the courtroom.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories April 30

This week 9to5Mac’s Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo apologize for Apple Podcast’s issues, explore the launch of App Tracking Transparency and the big new features in Apple’s just released software updates. Then, they discuss the rumored software updates coming at WWDC.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories April 27

*Editor’s Note: We’re republishing last week’s episode to hopefully work around an Apple Podcasts bug in iOS 14.5.

Zac and Benjamin break down Apple’s April event and give their first impressions of all the announcements from purple iPhones to crazy new iMacs.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour Stories April 23

Zac and Benjamin break down Apple’s April event and give their first impressions of all the announcements from purple iPhones to crazy new iMacs.

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