We talk 14-inch MacBook Pro and a big Apple Maps update, on The CultCast


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This week on The CultCast: We’ve got more details on the 14-inch MacBook Pro, and Apple Maps gets a new feature that blows us away! Plus: We talk our two-week impressions of iOS 14, and a major Hollywood film is coming to Apple TV+.

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The CultCast: Episode No. 448

We talk 14-inch MacBook Pro and a BIG Apple Maps update

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

This week’s Apple news

Start testing exciting new iOS 14 features with first public beta

  • Apple gave everyone access to the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 betas on Thursday. The public betas give everyone access to the next big features coming to Apple mobile devices.

14-Inch MacBook Pro With Mini-LED Display Expected to Enter Production in 2021

  • Apple suppliers will begin competing to win manufacturing orders for new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with Mini-LED displays in the first quarter of 2021, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce.

Tom Hanks says Apple TV+ ‘saved the day’ by snapping up Greyhound

  • Tom Hanks made a few not-so-flattering comments about the “Apple overlords” in an interview about his new World War II movie, Greyhound. The film, which was originally supposed to launch in theaters, was pulled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, it will premiere on Apple TV+ this Friday — and Hanks called the situation an “absolute heartbreak.” However, he subsequently reversed course and took control of the narrative. Greyhound was “rescued at sea by a convoy with a big Apple logo with a bite taken out of it,” the veteran actor said.