Category Archives: Apple Event

Episode 238, Apple launches 24-inch iMac with new M3 chip



In this episode we will discuss the Monday, October 30th announcement from Apple that the iMac will be getting even better, featuring the M3 chip and up to 2x faster performance in its strikingly thin design with expansive 4.5K Retina display.

Available in a spectrum of seven vibrant colors, the new iMac with M3 personalizes and livens up any space unlike any other desktop.
The new iMac features an immersive 24-inch, 4.5K Retina display that is the perfect canvas for users to spread out and enjoy all of their content in stunning detail.

Episode 236, Apple introduces new Apple Pencil, bringing more value, USB-C, and choice to the lineup



In this episode, we will discuss Apple introduces new Apple Pencil, bringing more value and choice to the lineup.  We will be covering the features of the new Apple pencil and comparisons to the current lineup.  More information is on our podcast website at https://macminutes.blubrry.net and the Apple website covering the new pencil at https://apple.com/apple-pencil .

Perfect for note taking, sketching, annotating, journaling, and more, the new Apple Pencil is ideal for everyday productivity and creativity.
The new, more affordable Apple Pencil brings incredible features that customers love, including pixel-perfect accuracy, low latency, and tilt sensitivity.
A sliding cap reveals a USB-C port, enabling the new Apple Pencil to work with all iPad models that have a USB-C port.


Episode 235, iPadOS 17 brings new features improving versatility and personalization



In this episode, we will discuss Apple releasing iPadOS 17 recently bringing with in many new levels of personalization and versatility to iPad.  We will be covering these features with screenshots on the podcast website https://macminutes.blubrry.net.  For full details, go to the Apple iPadOS 17 website located at https://apple.com/ipados/ipados-17

iPadOS 17 takes iPad even further with new levels of personalization, beautiful and helpful custom Lock Screens, easier ways to find and share information, and intelligent features to help get things done.
The Lock Screen is redesigned to be more beautiful, personal, and useful.
A new stickers experience in Messages lets users express themselves, be creative, and share ideas on the fly.
Users can leave an audio or video message in FaceTime.
Users can securely share health data and receive important notifications about their loved ones’ health in the Health app.
In Freeform, users can create expressive boards with new drawing tools and a diagramming mode.

Episode 233, watchOS 10 launches bringing significant new features to Apple Watch



In this episode, we will discuss the Apple released this week watchOS 10, an update which I have used, and is a significant update. This is bringing a new visual language to apps to see more information at a glance, a new Smart Stack to show relevant widgets right when they’re needed, and delightful new watch faces. Bluetooth connectivity for power meters, speed sensors, and cadence sensors arrive for cyclists, unlocking new metrics and Workout Views, and cycling workouts will automatically show up as a Live Activity on iPhone and utilize the full screen. We will talk about these new features and more.

watchOS 10 is available today, delivering redesigned apps, a new Smart Stack, additional watch faces, new cycling and hiking features, and tools to support mental health.
Introducing the Smart Stack, which enables users to see timely information that adapts to their context.
Modular Ultra takes advantage of the large display of Apple Watch Ultra, using the outermost edge to present real-time data, including seconds, altitude, or depth.
Apple Watch calculates personalized Power Zones, used to easily see the current zone and track how long is spent in each, which is an effective and popular way of improving performance.
The Compass app automatically generates two new waypoints when available: a Last Cellular Connection Waypoint and a Last Emergency Call Waypoint.

Episode 231, USB-C 4.0 brings the best technology has to offer with new Apple devices on the way



In this episode, wi will discuss the replacement of the current Lightning port with the more prevalent USB-C connector, a move that is designed to help the company conform with European regulations.  We will also inform to you what the upcoming Apple announcement scheduled for Sept. 12 at 10 am and what devices we speculate to make their debut.


Episode 226, watchOS 10, a milestone update for Apple Watch, brings new features



Today’s podcast includes the previews new features coming to watchOS 10 this fall and earlier for those enthusiasts who sign up for the beta versions.  Features like delivering redesigned apps, a new Smart Stack, additional watch faces, new cycling and hiking features, and tools to support mental health. All coming up in the next 10 minutes.

watchOS 10 delivers redesigned apps, a new Smart Stack, additional watch faces, new cycling and hiking features, and tools to support mental health.
NameDrop allows users to easily share contact information by bringing Apple Watch close to someone else’s iPhone.
Workout Views, such as Cycling Speed and Elevation, have been optimized for the display size of iPhone.
With the new Smart Stack, users are able to enjoy a beautiful watch face while quickly accessing the information they care about.
The Compass app automatically generates two new waypoints: a Last Cellular Connection Waypoint and a Last Emergency Call Waypoint.

Episode 225, Apple previews new features coming to Apple services with new operating systems



In this episode we will tell you about what some of what we learned about from WWDC23.  We will elaborate more in the coming days and weeks as we become familiar with the beta versions and other developers start to create the corresponding apps for the software. Today’s podcast previews new features coming to Apple services this fall and earlier for those enthusiasts who sign up for the beta versions.

New features coming to Apple services include SharePlay for the car in Apple Music, Custom Plans in Apple Fitness+, and offline maps in Apple Maps and much more.
Apple Music subscribers can collaborate on playlists with family and friends.
Subscribers will be able to listen to the entire catalog of award-winning, commercial-free Apple Music radio shows in Apple Podcasts.
Maps users with electric vehicles will be able to see real-time charging station availability.
Apple Cash users will be able to set up weekly, biweekly, or monthly Apple Cash payments.
Maps is making it easier than ever to discover thousands of trails in parks across the U.S.

Episode 222, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference to kick off June 5, 2023, with keynote address; hardware predictions



In this episode we will discuss Apple WWDC23 program being unveiled, showcasing an exciting slate of online events for Apple developers around the globe to experience. We will take you through the agenda we know so far, along with some speculation by some of the tech reporters.


Episode 219, Apple celebrates Earth Day Saturday, April 22 with numerous special shows and events



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s announcement this week of its progress toward climate goals while celebrating with numerous events for users to take part in during Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.  In celebration of Earth Day, Apple is offering a series of ways to help customers learn about and connect with the environment, and take action to reduce their impact on the planet.  For more information of the events at your nearest Apple Store, go to https://www.apple.com/today/collection/protect-our-planet-series/.

In Apple Fitness+, a new Time to Run episode takes inspiration from Joshua Tree National Park.
In Apple Podcasts, the “Revitalizing Our Home” collection features conversations and stories from a wide variety of voices.
Apple Watch users can earn a limited-edition award for Earth Day by completing any workout of 30 minutes or more on Sat, April 22.
Apple Books features “Explore the Green Girl’s Reading List,” a new collection curated by Leah Thomas, author of The Intersectional Environmentalist.

Episode 217, Apple release iOS 16.4 and announces Worldwide Developer’s Conference June 5-9



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s introduction of release of iOS 16.4, what changes it brings to users, and the announcement of the 2023 Worldwide Developer’s Conference starting on June 5.  You can find more information at the Apple Developer Site at https://developer.apple.com/wwdc23/special-event/

Entire conference available online for all developers, with a special in-person experience at Apple Park on June 5.  You can find more information on the Developer App or the Apple Developer Site.