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Incoming: New features in iOS 15.4, new gear at Apple’s March event [The CultCast]


The CultCast: Face ID might play nice with masks in the near future. Better late than never!
Face ID might play nice with masks in the near future. Better late than never!
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This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: iOS 15.4 packs a punch with some fun and useful new features. It’s still just a beta, but it will give us lots of new emoji for our critical, high-level communications when it goes live. Plus, the beta includes a convenient new way to unlock your iPhone while wearing a face mask — just in time for the end of the pandemic! 🤞

Also on The CultCast:

  • An Apple event in March looks quite likely.
  • Mini-LED iMac Pro might be delayed.
  • An Apple car patent sheds light on an advanced sunroof.
  • How to download Wordle, just in case The New York Times screws up the popular game.
  • Donkey talk!

Listen to this week’s episode of The CultCast in the Podcasts app or your favorite podcast app. (Be sure to subscribe and leave us a review if you like it!) Or watch the video livestream, embedded below (down by the headlines and donkey links).

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This week’s top Apple news

On the show this week: Your host Erfon Elijah (@erfon), Cult of Mac publisher Leander Kahney (@lkahney) and Cult of Mac managing editor Lewis Wallace (@lewiswallace).

Here are the headlines we’re talking about on this week’s show:

Post-show update

After the podcast recording, Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman added his two cents about Apple’s next event and the iOS 15.4 release date.

“Apple plans to announce the 5G iPhone SE and a new iPad Air at an event currently scheduled for March 8th,” he tweeted Friday. “Apple also plans to release iOS 15.4 in the first half of March.”

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Donkey talk!

It's been donkey's years since we talked about donkeys on The CultCast.
It’s been donkey’s years since we talked about donkeys.


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