This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: With WWDC22 coming next week, it’s time for last-minute predictions about what Apple will hit us with. The next-gen versions of iOS, macOS, iPadOS and watchOS are a given. But what about an AR/VR headset or the realityOS it supposedly will run on? A new MacBook Air with an M2 chip?
It’s time to talk turkey about Monday’s big keynote.
Also on The CultCast:
- Will we finally get an iPhone with an always-on display this year?
- In an all-new Under Review, Juuk’s metal Apple Watch bands — one that looks like Iron Man built it, and one that puts a rainbow on your wrist — blow us away.
- Forget talking turkey. Erfon talks chickens in a pre-WWDC fever dream!
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This week’s top Apple news
On the show this week: Your host Erfon Elijah (@erfon) and Cult of Mac managing editor Lewis Wallace (@lewiswallace).
Here are the headlines we’re talking about on this week’s show:
- Analyst says Apple’s AR headset and realityOS will be a no-show at WWDC22
- What to expect from iOS 16, macOS 13, iPadOS 16 and watchOS 9 at WWDC22 [Updated]
- Here’s what the new MacBook Air might look like
- Apple’s AR/VR headset could use ultrasonic sound waves to simulate a breeze in mixed reality
- iOS 16 could make your iPhone’s lock screen more useful
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Each week in our Under Review segment, Erfon and I discuss products we’re testing. This week, I’m showing off two metal Apple Watch bands you can find in the Juuk section of the Cult of Mac Store.
Juuk Vitero in Crimson II: It’s not cheap, but this $149 aluminum Apple Watch band is definitely worth the money. It looks very Iron Man and yet feels remarkably comfortable on your wrist. And taking out those formidable-looking custom links to make it fit your wrist proves remarkably simple, thanks to the handy tool that Juuk includes with every purchase.
If you’re not into the dazzling red-and-gold look of the Crimson II model, Juuk also offers this band in a wide array of other color options.
Juuk Ligero Rainbow: This rainbow Apple Watch band is back in Cult of Mac Store, just in time for Pride Month. Its candy-colored links are more traditional than the Vitero’s pointy ones, but that Juuk craftsmanship is definitely in evidence. It sells for $139.
Juuk provided Cult of Mac with review units.
Even chickens have strong opinions about WWDC22
@lewiswallace I asked for her #WWDC22 predictions, and her insights were profound pic.twitter.com/FUOg926kDW
— Erfon Elijah (@erfon) June 4, 2022