9to5Mac Happy Hour 167: Watch app graveyard, Apple poaches Google's AI chief, iOS 11.4 changes

9to5Mac Happy Hour 166: Apple's EDU iPad event, Apple Watch redesign rumors, iOS 11.3 release

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This week Benjamin and Zac share thoughts on Apple's March education event where the new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support was unveiled, new Apple Watch Series 4 rumors that claim a new design is coming with more screen, and the launch of iOS 11.3, watchOS 4.3, and other software updates.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour 165: microLED future, Apple ad ups and downs, March event predictions

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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's plans for microLED displays in future Apple Watches and iPhones, the new iPhone X Face ID ad and lingering bugs in iOS, the behind-the-scenes video showing how the HomePod ad was created, 9to5Mac's new HomeKit Weekly series, new features recently added to Alexa, what we expect from Apple's education event next week, new Apple Watch bands that were announced, and the roll out of GymKit workout equipment. 

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9to5Mac Happy Hour 164: MacBook lineup predictions, Siri status report, Apple unveils two events

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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest MacBook update rumors, The Information's report on Siri's history and why Apple has struggled to scale it, a surprise Apple education event announcement mid-episode, Apple's Texture acquisition and Eddy Cue's appearance at SXSW, and Apple unveiling dates for WWDC 2018.

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163: iTunes LP is dead, cheaper MacBook Air rumors, predicting Apple’s spring announcements | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

161: Twitter for Mac abandoned, iOS 11's Telugu fix, iPad refresh rumors | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the slow death of Twitter for Mac, Apple requiring app updates to support iPhone X, Nokia probably killing Withings and how HealthKit will be affected, the Telugu character bug in iOS 11, a small change in watchOS 4.3 beta, CarPool Karaoke returning for season 2, hints of new iPads coming soon, iOS 12 features rumored to be on the way, the current state of the not-yet-shipped AirPlay 2 feature, and HomePod's ring issue.

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160: The HomePod Review | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

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This week Benjamin and Zac have a short chat about the new Apple HomePod. (Stay tuned for 9to5Mac's official review later next week. This episode was also recorded before stain-gate, so thoughts on that next episode.)

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159: HomePod review roundup, iPhone battery health and watchOS 4.3 changes | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss welcome changes in watchOS 4.3 for Apple Watch, HomePod reviews before receiving ours, how Apple is resolving battery health issues with iOS 11.3, and much more.

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158: iPhone SE 2 pessimism, iBooks revamp, and iOS 12’s focus on fixes | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest on HomePod before its launch including what they ordered, a new report that casts doubt on the possibility of an iPhone SE 2, rumors about an iBooks overhaul and imagining an Apple Books service, plus iOS 12 rumors and Apple's holiday quarter results. 

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157: iOS 11.3 Preview, 6.1-inch iPhone rumors, HomePod is coming | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

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This week Benjmain and Zac are joined by Guilherme Rambo to discuss HomePod launch details, iOS 11.2.5 and new Siri skills, iOS 11.3 beta and changes included, and a new 6.1-inch iPhone rumor.

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156: Apple's TV plans, iPhone X notch future, watchOS 5 ideas | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's effort to build a new TV service, the fate of the iPhone X notch and recent iPhone sales, CarPlay news out of the International Auto Show in Detroit, a beautiful watchOS 5 mockup, and HomePod predictions.

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155: Phone SE 2 rumors, iOS parental controls and Apple AirPort’s future | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's entry in the video consortium behind AV1, iPhone SE 2 rumors and our headphone jack predictions, the need for more robust parental controls on iOS, the future of Apple's AirPort hardware and selling mesh routers, and Siri's latest tricks.

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154: Ringing in the New Year, HomePod challenges, and battery saga continues | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

153: A look back at Apple’s 2017 and predicting 2018 announcements | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

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This week Benjamin and Zac look back at Apple’s 2017, how it compared to our predictions, and what we expect next year.

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151: Jony Ive’s design return, TV app deep dive, Apple buys Shazam | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss running a half marathon with Apple Watch Series 3 and AirPods, Apple’s first Folio Case for iPhone X, Jony Ive returning to lead day-to-day design, a quick TV app review, Apple buying Shazam, HomeKit’s vulnerability and iOS 11.2.1, and the iMac Pro’s debut.

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150: DateGate, new App Store Search Ads and Amazon Prime Video hits Apple TV | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

149: Moving with HomeKit, Apple Heart Study, and getting to the root of Mac bugs | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

148: HomePod misses holidays and iMac Pro rumors | 9to5Mac Happy Hour