AirPods Pro! We got ’em, and we discuss their pros and cons, on The CultCast

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This week on The CultCast: AirPod Pros! You want them, we got them. We’ll tell you what’s new, what’s good, what’s not, and how they compare to the regular AirPods. We’ve got lots to say…. Plus: The first Apple TV+ reviews are trickling in, and, well … they’re not great.

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The CultCast Episode #412

AirPod Pros — a whole lot to like!

On the show this week

@erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace

This week’s stories

Unboxing the floating DeLorean from Back to the Future 2!

AirPods Pro — EVEN BETTER than I hoped! (unboxing, first impressions, sound test REACTION)

Apple’s new AirPods Pro with noise cancellation are already here

  • Apple has unleashed AirPods Pro with an all-new design and active noise cancellation, but are they worth the premium price tag?

First damning Apple TV+ reviews indicate an alarming lack of vision [Opinion]

  • The first Apple TV+ reviews are out — and, broadly speaking, they’re not great. Critics generally slammed the marquee shows on the Apple TV+ slate. Anyone wanting to pull together a movie poster with positive pull-quotes would need to do some serious wading through bile to emerge with choice excerpts.
  • For example, The Morning Show — Apple’s pricey, A-list newsroom drama — got slammed in one review as a “painful belly flop.”
  • The Telegraph, meanwhile, slams See, Apple’s answer to Game of Thrones, as “likely to collapse under the weight of its own self-importance.” TVLine describes a “largely incoherent story” filled with “goofy confidence.”
  • Variety writer Daniel D’Addario had this to say:
    • “None of the shows, to my eye, are truly successful because each feels in its own way curated to death, overworked with an eye on transmitting quality rather than actually allowing it to spontaneously happen.”