This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: iOS 16 makes our year-old iPhones feel fresh again. And the various “hidden” features flying under the radar make the iOS 16 experience even more impressive.
Also on The CultCast:
- We can’t wait for our first trip to the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island.
- Is the iPhone 14/iPhone 14 Plus really a failure? (Even Steve Jobs’ daughter is dissing this year’s “upgrade” to Apple’s midrange iPhones.)
- What to expect at Apple’s October event.
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This week’s top Apple news
Here are the headlines we’re talking about on this week’s show:
- iOS 16 and watchOS 9 are now ready for your iPhone and Apple Watch
- 16 Hidden iOS 16 Features You Didn’t Know About (MacRumors)
- iPhone 14 Pro’s Always-On display will turn off in these scenarios
- What to expect at the Apple October product-launch event
- Apple releases new HomePod 16 software (MacRumors)
- iPhone 14 Pro wait times already stretch into October
- Kuo: iPhone 14 Plus pre-orders worse than iPhone 13 mini, product strategy ‘fails’ (MacRumors)
- Steve Jobs’ daughter Eve shares meme seemingly poking fun at newly unveiled iPhone 14 (People)
Weekly Cult of Mac giveaway
This week, Cult of Mac is giving away three iPhone 14 cases from elago. And if you’re one of the lucky winners, you get to pick which case you want!
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Elon Musk’s Apple/Starlink tweet
We’ve had some promising conversations with Apple about Starlink connectivity. iPhone team is obv super smart.
For sure, closing link from space to phone will work best if phone software & hardware adapt to space-based signals vs Starlink purely emulating cell tower.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 8, 2022
No podcasts for the next two weeks
After a decade, Erfon’s taking a well-deserved break to go to Disney World (not a joke!). There will be no podcasts during his two-week hiatus. See you October 6!