Apple TV refresh and our picks for worst Apple accessories on The CultCast


"Finally, an easy way to use my iPad hands-free."
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This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: Looks like the radically improved Apple TV we’ve be waiting for lands in September — we’ll tell you what to expect. Plus: Apple is not going to be your next wireless carrier; more Beats Radio stations are in the works; and don’t miss our picks for the “best of the worst” Apple accessories.

iPad Pro hopes, Woz fears Skynet, and British bar fights on The CultCast


It all started with Stella Artois...
It all started with Stella Artois...
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This week: why we might be in for big iPad upgrades this year; our expectations for the iPhone 6C; the one feature we hope iPhone 6S will get (but probably won’t); Woz is worried about Skynet again; and… is Apple building a machine for time travel? You’ll have to press play to find out…

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Pundits ditch Apple Music and Apple Watch satisfies the masses on The CultCast




This week: some pundits are fed up with Apple music, but you know what? We’re not. Plus: Apple’s Back To School promotion is finally unveiled; Apple Watch topples expectations, gets an insane satisfaction rating; iOS devices cross a major threshold; plus we answer your questions on an all-new #CultCastQnA.

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Swift schools Apple, Macbook’s missing feature, and more on The CultCast



This week: the cool features in the new iOS 9 and El Capitan betas; Taylor Swift starts a royalty battle with Apple; the ridiculously low payouts artists get from music streaming; the new Macbook’s big missing feature; and the magic of Apple advertising.

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The best new iOS 9 and El Capitan features revealed at WWDC ’15 on The CultCast


Beats 1 is Apple's new worldwide radio station
Beats 1 is Apple's new worldwide radio station
Photo: Apple

This week: our favorite features announced at the WWDC ’15 keynote; why we have high hopes for Beats 1 radio on Apple Music; Phil Schiller discusses some of Apple’s more controversial product decisions in a surprising new interview; and, though it’s all cheers for consumers, we’ll tell you why some developers dread Apple’s yearly WWDC announcements.

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Show notes ahead, and they’re delicious.