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#237: New iMacs, iPads, and the 2019 March Event Draft

March 19th, 2019 · 130 minutes

The new iMacs are here, and Jason has an exclusive interview with the iMac product manager. We also discuss the new iPads, and then Jason and Myke draft what they think will happen at next week’s Apple Event!

#236: Whatever Keyboard Pleases Me

March 11th, 2019 · 83 minutes

Disney opens the vault for its streaming service, we rank our own MacBook Hierarchy of Needs, and Jason goes against Myke's advice and records some podcasts using only an iPad.

#235: Don’t Be So Mean

March 4th, 2019 · 80 minutes

This week, Upgrade gets controversial! Face ID vs. Touch ID! Apple execs tinkering with TV content! iOS apps invading the Mac! Netflix - threat or menace? The British TV licence! And a laser explosion!

#234: The Ideological Folding Wars

February 25th, 2019 · 82 minutes

This week Myke is excited about Samsung and Huawei's folding phones and Jason wonders if this is technology consumers actually want. Plus we take some time to contemplate the planned roll-out of Marzipan for macOS.

#233: Let's Start a Rumor

February 18th, 2019 · 74 minutes

A 16-inch MacBook Pro and a 6K display are among the latest Apple 2019 hardware rumors, so this week Myke and Jason take turns dissecting them and our speculation engine goes way off the rails.

#232: De-emphasis on Trees

February 11th, 2019 · 82 minutes

How will the iPad's home screen evolve in 2019? Myke and Jason make a wish list, and also discuss Apple Retail, Spotify's investment in podcasting, and more streaming-media news.

#231: The Upgrade Cycle Is Extending

February 4th, 2019 · 104 minutes

Apple's quarterly results hint at iPhone sales and prices, Apple reaches a fork in the road for its keyboard designs, and it's the official opening of 2020 iPhone Rumor Season.

#230: The General Drift of Sentiment

January 28th, 2019 · 93 minutes

It's time for Jason's annual poll of 55 Apple watchers, to see how they judge the company's performance in 2018. Plus, we discuss Apple's possible new game subscription service!

#229: A More Intentional Folding

January 22nd, 2019 · 75 minutes

This week we imagine how Apple might make an iPhone with a foldable OLED screen, discuss Apple's fancy new iPad Pro videos, and Jason tries to explain NBC's confusing new streaming service to Myke.

#228: The Proof is In the Dust Tray

January 14th, 2019 · 77 minutes

2019 iPhone rumor season is officially open! Will Apple add cameras to the phones of #maxclub members? And why did Jason add a HomeKit lock and a Roomba to his collection of smart-home devices this Christmas?