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#261: The 2019 iPhone Event Draft

September 2nd, 2019 · 87 minutes

It’s time for Jason and Myke to reveal their picks for what will happen on stage at the Steve Jobs Theater next week! They draft 10 different things they expect will happen--or not happen--next Tuesday.

#260: It's Not Just a Desk

August 26th, 2019 · 91 minutes

Jason and Myke can't agree on the definition of "lemonade" but they're together in Jason's office this week to discuss the impending iPhone event and reflect on nearly five years of independence and Upgrade.

#259: Get Ripped with Pro Max

August 19th, 2019 · 88 minutes

Special guest Stephen Hackett joins us to discuss the current state of the Mac in both hardware and software. We also ponder Apple's choices in naming the new iPhones, and Jason wonders if the Apple Watch even needs an upgrade this fall.

#258: Ten Hours Is Not All Day

August 12th, 2019 · 90 minutes

This week we check in on our beta OS experiences, discuss why Apple's move to ARM MacBooks seems inevitable, and ponder how Apple will respond to Disney's low-priced streaming service bundle.

#257: The Amount of Money Available on the Planet

August 6th, 2019 · 86 minutes

Money is in the air! Apple's making more of it on wearables and services and less on the iPhone, and its credit card is starting to roll out. We also have some follow up on Siri surveillance and Catalina security, and make a very long-term bet.

#256: The Billion Dollar Show

July 29th, 2019 · 85 minutes

Humans listening to Siri audio, macOS Catalina's aggressive security features, and a possibly pricey 16-inch MacBook Pro--where did the Summer of Fun go? Relax: Upstream's got news about Hobbits and superheroes, and we've got a special summer #askupgrade!

#255: Peacock Plus

July 22nd, 2019 · 91 minutes

Apple may make premium podcasts, Netflix loses subscribers just as it's about to face tough competition, and Myke and Jason draft the most appealing video streaming services of 2020!

#254: Downgrade

July 15th, 2019 · 76 minutes

Normal episode's this. #askupgrade, Apple laptops and retail changes, Warner Media's HBO Max, and #snelltalk. Back are @imyke and @jsnell! Listen!

#253: Steal The Ball

July 8th, 2019 · 98 minutes

Guest Marco Arment joins Jason and Myke to discuss the possibility of new Apple laptop keyboards at last, his Overcast priorities over the next year, and the future of podcasting. Plus: Jony Ive cold takes, streaming-video wars, and cappuccino.

#252: The Hippie Gets a Haircut

July 1st, 2019 · 92 minutes

The Summer of Fun goes old school, as two of Jason's colleagues from back in the 1990s compare Apple's many transitions over the years to the ones Apple faces today. Also, if movies and TV shows aren't available via streaming, do they even exist?