New Macs are finally incoming. We’ll tell you what we know on The CultCast

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This week on The CultCast: Finally — new evidence shows that a Mac refresh is right around the corner. Plus: MacBook Pro is about to get the feature we’ve all been wanting; Apple is rebuilding its Maps app from the ground up, and it looks magnificent; Apple’s new Seattle flagship store is stunning; and we pitch a wood-wrapped iPhone case, waterproof camping lights, and a great new reading app in an all-new Under Review!

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CultCast #343 – Mac refresh incoming!

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This week’s stories

Apple paves the way for new iPads and Macs to arrive in Europe

  • Apple has this week registered new iPads and Macs with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). The filings hint that a big refresh could be just around the corner.
  • Five new Macs with the model numbers has been registered with the commission.

‘Coffee Lake’ chips could give 2018 MacBook Pro a jolt

  • Apple may soon be planning to upgrade the MacBook Pro line to the latest generation of Intel processors. Benchmarks for a macOS laptop running a “Coffee Lake” chip showed up on Geekbench.
  • Why’s that exciting? More cores and a huge 40-50% increase in multitasking performance.

Apple Maps getting revamped to suck less

  • For the last 4 years, Apple has been working on totally rebuilding Apple Maps, in an effort to make it the best maps app in the world.
  • They now have hundreds of map editors working furiously, and thousands of employees.

Our Under Review picks

Rustek Axis Inlay iPhone X case

Libby reading app

Luminoodle Camping lights