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#222: That's Not a Plan

December 3rd, 2018 · 108 minutes

John Siracusa joins Jason to discuss the future of Apple's ARM processors, Apple Music comes to the Amazon Echo, the future of Apple's forthcoming TV service, and the prospects for an Apple-built external touchscreen display.

#221: Dongleton-on-Sea

November 26th, 2018 · 102 minutes

Where does iOS go from here? This week Myke and Jason discuss the top 10 iPad features for iOS 13 they'd like to see. Also, Myke at the Movies returns, as Myke watches "My Neighbor Totoro" for the first time.

#220: Mr. Apple Pencil

November 19th, 2018 · 83 minutes

This week we follow up on our iPad Pro reviews, as Jason integrates the new iPad Pro into his writing set-up and starts using the Apple Pencil for more than just drawing doodles. Plus there's more about keyboards and Apple's dream of Academy Awards.

#219: The Chicken Just Laid an Egg

November 12th, 2018 · 121 minutes

After a week with the new iPad Pro, it's time for our in-depth review of what we like and don't like about Apple's latest tablet. Which size is the best? Does the new Apple Pencil pass Myke's tests? And why is Jason so angry about Apple's pro apps?

#218: Previously, on Apple Laptops

November 6th, 2018 · 98 minutes

It's review time! Hear Jason's thoughts on the new MacBook Air and Mac mini. How do they fit in to Apple's product line? Who are these machines for? Also: The iPhone XR – is it a 'budget' iPhone, or is it the right iPhone for most people?

#217: People in Dongletown Want to Dance

October 30th, 2018 · 98 minutes

Live from New York, it's Jason – reporting in after Apple's big event with first impressions about the new iPad Pros, Mac Mini, and MacBook Air. Plus: Our draft winner is revealed!

#216: The 2018 October Event Draft - LIVE in Chicago

October 23rd, 2018 · 94 minutes

It's time for your Upgrade hosts to go for glory and risk the agony of defeat--all in view of a studio audience in Chicago, Illinois.

#215: The Future of TV is the TV App

October 15th, 2018 · 74 minutes

Why are we so grumpy about the state of faces on the Apple Watch? It's complicated. Also: Real Photoshop for the iPad, and "free" Apple streaming TV shows?

#214: Nobody Seems to Know Anything

October 9th, 2018 · 83 minutes

What's going on with the Apple-Businessweek kerfuffle? Is the iPad Pro going to make us all take an excursion to Dongletown? And Myke and Jason ponder a get-rich-quick scheme in which Upgrade becomes a series of epic fantasy novels.

#213: The California Environment

October 1st, 2018 · 85 minutes

Where will the iPad Pro go next? Did the Apple Store come through where Apple's online ordering system failed? And pull up a chair, because it's time for Jason to tell you the story of his summer-long battle with IKEA. #frösönquest