New Macs? One more thing? Get our WWDC 2020 predictions on The CultCast

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CultCast 442: AirPods with health sensors
Next week's virtual WWDC looks like a doozy.
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WWDC 2020 This week on The CultCast: We discuss our WWDC 2020 hardware and software predictions, and there’s a lot to say. Plus: A new leak details a next-generation iPhone with dual displays; the new 5600M MacBook Pro GPU is an absolute monster; and Apple’s back-to-school promo is back for the summer, but with an interesting twist.

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The CultCast: Episode No. 445

New Hardware! New Software! Let’s Talk WWDC 2020

On the show this week: @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace

This week’s Apple news

Set your reminder for Monday’s keynote via WWDC’s YouTube livestream link

  • Apple has posted the YouTube live stream link that will allow viewers to tune into its WWDC 2020 keynote next week.
  • The June 22 event will kick off at 10 a.m. Pacific, streaming directly from Apple Park. This is the second time Apple has streamed a special event on YouTube, following last year’s iPhone unveiling.
  • https://youtu.be/GEZhD3J89ZE

Redesigned iMacs to iOS 14: Everything we expect to see at WWDC 2020

  • Apple execs won’t get to feed off the usual live audience’s energy during next Monday’s WWDC 2020 keynote, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to get excited about.

Apple’s first foldable phone could feature 2 displays joined by hinges

  • Apple’s “foldable” iPhone will use dual displays to get around the foldable screen problem that plagues other folding phones like Samsung’s beleaguered Galaxy Fold, claims Apple leaker Jon Prosser.

16-inch MacBook Pro gets more powerful AMD 5600M graphics option

  • Apple has updated its 16-inch MacBook Pro buying options by offering the new Radeon Pro 5600M mobile GPU. This joins the existing Radeon Pro 5300M and 5500M GPU options for the MacBook Pro.

Apple offers college students free AirPods along with deals on Mac and iPad

  • Summer hasn’t even officially started but Apple is already thinking back-to-school. College students and teachers can save up to $200 on a MacBook or iMac. Or up to $100 on iPads. And get a pair of AirPods thrown in for free.