iPhone 16 rumors, M4 iPad Pro raves and … Siri+?!? [The CultCast]

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The blue iPhone Pro might be a goner this year.
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This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: First we get into what makes the M4 iPad Pro so fabulous. Then we discuss the latest rumors about iPhone 16 and beyond. And then we ponder the unthinkable: A Siri that’s actually smart!

Also on The CultCast:

  • A preview of the AI features coming soon to iPhone, Mac and iPad. Some of them sound pretty useful, actually. Maybe Tim Cook is onto something. But if Siri really does get a brain boost this year, will we be paying extra for Siri+?
  • Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums list comes to a surprising end. Really, though, it was an impossible task. No way Apple was gonna please everyone. Or, frankly, anyone.
  • Finally, Erfon and Griffin showcase a couple things they’re testing in a new edition of Under Review.

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The CultCast: iPhone 16 + M4 iPad Pro deep dive

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This week’s top Apple news

On the show this week: Your host Erfon Elijah (@erfon), Cult of Mac managing editor Lewis Wallace (@lewiswallace) and Cult of Mac writer D. Griffin Jones (@dgriffinjones).

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

Under Review

Griffin: MagEasy’s premium MagSafe car mount is a convenient way to take your iPhone for a ride and keep it charged. It supports 15W MagSafe charging and lights up in the dark so it’s easy to find.

Erfon: TuneBlade is an easy way to stream audio from Windows machines to AirPlay receivers (including HomePods.

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