Brian Tong

Apple Bitz XL w/ Brian Tong

Apple Bitz XL is everything good and bad inside t…
Apple Bitz XL w/ Brian Tong

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Apple Bitz XL is everything good and bad inside the world of Apple from tech host Brian Tong. He gives his raw honest take while having fun after covering and working for Apple for over 15 years. Support the show! www.patreon.com/briantong

Link: soundcloud.com/apple-bitz-xl

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Episodes

AirPods Pro 'Lite' rumored! Plus, the Apple iPad 10 years later (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 110)

Feb 22, 2020 00:54:56

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Apple may start letting users choose their default apps, that aren't from Apple. AirPods Pro 'Lite' rumors get stronger and Special Guest Gil Cabrera joins the show to look back at the Apple iPad 10 years later. SHOW NOTES: Steve Jobs iPad Keynote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fk1V5NqoD4 Apple iPad Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcWoytJPJbo You can help support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

How will Apple respond to Samsung's 2020 Galaxy lineup? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 109)

Feb 15, 2020 00:44:05

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Thanks Freshbooks. Go to FreshBooks.com/​applebitz​ and enter applebitz ​in the ​'how did you hear about us' section to get started. Samsung comes out with an incredible 2020 phone lineup that will be hard to top this year. Apple isn't worried because it always comes down to the ecosystem. But they sure don't have an answer for a foldable phone anytime soon. You can help support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

How the Apple Watch is evolving into a powerful health tool (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 107)

Feb 8, 2020 01:17:59

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Apple releases iOS 13.4 with new features including iCloud File Sharing, Memoji's and you'll be able to use your iPhone like a Car Key via NFC. Plus, Special Guest Amir Naqvi talks about how the Apple Watch is evolving as a Health device.

1st Half 2020: AirTags, iPhone SE2, iPad Pro, Headphones, MacBook Pro? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 106)

Feb 1, 2020 00:33:38

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Thanks Freshbooks. Go to FreshBooks.com/​applebitz​ and enter applebitz ​in the ​'how did you hear about us' section to get started. Thanks Future! Sign up for Future today at TryFuture.com/applebitz and get your first two weeks for just $1. Apple could be lining up a big first half of 2020 with the release of AirTags, and iPhone SE 2, new iPad Pros, the rumored Apple over-ear headphones and Macbook Pros with a scissor-switch keyboard. Plus, Apple earnings point to a big year. You can help support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

iPhone 12 Pro in Navy Blue & iPhone SE 2 in March? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 105)

Jan 25, 2020 00:37:07

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Thanks Freshbooks. Go to FreshBooks.com/​applebitz​ and enter applebitz ​in the ​'how did you hear about us' section to get started. Do you want an iPhone 12 Pro in Nay Blue? That's what the new color could be and rumors of the iPhone SE 2 point to a possible March 2020 release. iPad Pro could get an all-new keyboard. Plus, did Apple really make a strong move against the FBI when it came to iCloud Encryption or were they doing what they normally do. You can help support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

The iPhone 12's A14 chip could be as powerful as a 15-inch MacBook Pro (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 104)

Jan 18, 2020 00:49:33

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Download the Betterment app today. That’s B-E-T-T-E-R-M-E-N-T. For the betterment of you. Apple's A14 chip is getting a lot of buzz with its potential 15-inch MacBook Pro like power. But I've seen Apple do nothing with the iPad Pro's power for 4 years. New iPhone 12 rumors, Apple's working on an iPad Pro 5G and if your AirPods Pro noise-canceling sounds worse to you, its because it is. You can help support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

New 'Pro Mode' for the 16-inch MacBook Pro/Mac Pro? Plus, CES 2020 Aftermath(Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 103)

Jan 14, 2020 00:42:43

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Thanks Freshbooks. Go to FreshBooks.com/​applebitz​ and enter applebitz ​in the ​'how did you hear about us' section to get started. It's the aftermath of CES 2020 and where does Apple fit into all of it. Plus, a new software optimized 'Pro Mode' is coming to macOS Catalina for the 16-inch MacBook Pro and Mac Pro You can help support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

How Apple can fix their Smart Home problem w/ Patrick Coleman (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 102)

Jan 3, 2020 00:56:22

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Special Guest Patrick Coleman, CEO of Future Automation and Design, joins the pod to talk about where the smart home is going, how Apple is trailing so badly, and what can they do to gain some ground in one of tech's hottest spaces. You can find out more about Patrick and what he does on Instagram @futureautomationdesign and at www.futureautomationdesign.com You can help support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

Our Apple Wishlist for 2020 w/ Lance Ulanoff (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 101)

Dec 26, 2019 00:57:55

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Go to HoneyBook.com/appleblitz for 50% off your first year. Special Guest Lance Ulanoff joins to pod and we go back and forth about everything Apple can do better in 2020. 2019 was a good year for Apple. They finally listened to a lot of the major issues its users have been asking for it to address. You can help support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

The highlights & lowlights for Apple in 2019 (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 100)

Dec 20, 2019 01:01:30

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Download the Betterment app today. That’s B-E-T-T-E-R-M-E-N-T. For the betterment of you. We wrap up the year with Special Guest Rich DeMuro who joins the show to talk about how Apple did in 2019. What were the highlights? The lowlights? There were plenty of both. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

The Mac Pro maxed costs $52K! Want wheels? That's an extra $400 w/ Joe C(Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 99)

Dec 13, 2019 01:00:18

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The Mac Pro maxed out is $52,599. It's not like you were gonna buy it anyways. And yes, those wheels are actually $400. The same as tires for your car. Special Guest Joe Cieplinski and I talk all about the new Mac Pro and show appreciation for the Trash can Mac Pro as well. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

iPhone 2020, 2021 and 2022 Rumors. Seriously. (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 98)

Dec 7, 2019 00:27:54

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I'm back from my Qualcomm Tech Summit where they revealed a peek at what we can expect from Apple's 5G modems in 2020. Plus, iPhone 2020, 2021, and 2022 details. We're talking about rumors 3 years ahead of time? Of course, we are. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

Photoshop for iPad w/ Adobe's Director of Product Stephen Nielson (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 97)

Nov 27, 2019 00:48:31

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Adobe Photoshop for iPad hasn't had the best reactions for such a powerhouse suite so I brought in Stephen Nielson, Director of Product for Photoshop, to talk about the app, What they are doing moving forward to improve it? How they are responding to criticism? Will Photoshop for iPad ever be the same as Photoshop on the desktop? Plus, look out for Adobe's Sensei AI platform. It's already pretty amazing. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

Review: Apple's 16-Inch MacBook Pro w/ Rene Ritchie! (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 96)

Nov 18, 2019 00:48:01

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It's the 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro review with Special Guest Rene Ritchie! What stands out? What improvements does it need? Plus, we talk about the future of ARM chips in Apple laptops, how Apple has evolved and Rene is literally a Martial Arts master! Wah-Paw! You can help support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is here! Plus, new Apple Watch Series 6 details (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 95)

Nov 15, 2019 00:54:47

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Apple officially announces the long-rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro and it's more than just a bigger screen and faster internals. This is their next-generation MacBook Pro. Phil Schiller calls out Chromebooks and new details on what we could see in Apple Watch Series 6! You can help support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

Apple's working on a wraparound display iPhone. Plus, is Apple TV+ worth it? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 94)

Nov 8, 2019 01:13:30

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Guest host Gil Cabrera jumps on the podcast and we talk about Photoshop on the iPad, Apple is keeping the idea of a wraparound display iPhone alive, and how good are the shows on Apple TV+ and more! You can help support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

Review: Apple AirPods Pro (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 93)

Nov 2, 2019 00:45:31

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Special guest Ray Wong from Input joins the show for our AirPods Pro review episode. We talk about everything from their new design, sound quality, fit and how they smell. They're impressive, but are they worth $249? Support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

My iPhone 11 Pro was stolen. 16-inch MB Pro/AirPods Pro by October still? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 92)

Oct 25, 2019 00:41:02

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My iPhone 11 Pro was stolen, so that's no fun. Reports still claim the 16-inch MacBook Pro and AirPods Pro are going to make it by the end of October. We'll see about that. Plus, new iPhone SE 2 details.

'AirPods Pro' by end of October? iOS 13 still having issues (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 91)

Oct 18, 2019 00:42:56

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New reports are claiming we'll see the rumored new AirPods announced by the end of October. First image of the 16-inch MacBook Pro is discovered in the MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta and iOS 13 is on it's third update in a month since it was released. That's not a good thing. I'd appreciate your support for this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

Welcome to the Foodture! Tyler Florence talks food, tech and more! (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 90)

Oct 11, 2019 01:00:18

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Go to HoneyBook.com/applebitz for 50% off your first year! Welcome to the Foodture! (I'm trademarking that right now...and yes I've been sitting on this idea for a LONG time 👍) Special Guest Tyler Florence joins the show to talk about the evolution of food culture thanks to tech. He's a chef, a restaurateur, Food Network star, tech enthusiast, and filmmaker. He's the definition of a creator and a class act. I'd love for you to support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

iOS 13.2 beta leaks the AirPods 3 + iPhone SE2 in early 2020? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 89)

Oct 4, 2019 00:28:36

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Apple accidentally leaks the AirPods 3 in their latest iOS 13.2 beta....Or was it an accident? It was. The iPhone SE2 could show up in early 2020 with an A13 processor and older parts. Plus, my Apple Watch Series 5 Review. I'd love for you to support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

Rumored 2020 iPhone to get iPhone 4-like design (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 88)

Sep 27, 2019 00:58:43

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Amazon takes on Apple. A new leak shows off a 2020 iPhone with the True Depth camera inside the bezel. Plus, a new report says the 2020 iPhone will bring back the iPhone 4 metal frame design and I'm all in for that. Also, we're talking about the 2020 iPhone and the iPhone 11/11 Pro just came out. Support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

Review: iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max w/ Ray Wong (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 87)

Sep 19, 2019 01:01:33

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Go to HoneyBook.com/applebitz for 50% off your first year! Special Guest Mashable's Ray Wong joins the show to talk about his review of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. Is it the best camera setup on a smartphone to date? Is the iPhone 11 the phone you should get of the three? We'll talk about every in and out you can think of. Please support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

Reactions to Apple's iPhone 11 Pro/ Apple Watch Event w/ Rich DeMuro (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 86)

Sep 11, 2019 01:03:09

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Special guest Rich DeMuro joins the show from the Event to give our Hot, Warm and Cold takes for everything from Apple's iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Watch Series 5, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and new 10.2-inch iPad Event. Did Apple do enough here with a processor and camera upgrade for the second year in a row? Depends on what your last iPhone was. Please support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

iPhone 11/Apple Watch Series 5 September Event Preview (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 85)

Sep 7, 2019 00:33:27

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This is everything we expect to see at Apple's September Event including the new iPhone 11 Pro's, the Apple Watch Series 5, Apple TV+ and Apple TV 4K announcements and more. Could the 'One More Thing..." be Apple's Find My App and Apple Tags? You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

What's new in the iOS 13.1 beta, Apple apologizes for Siri a(Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 84)

Aug 30, 2019 01:14:51

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Apple surprises us with an early release of the iOS 13.1 Developer beta before iOS 13 even comes out to the public. Apple apologizes for their Siri grading system that recorded private interactions between people and Disney+ just made it a whole lot harder on Apple TV+. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

New Apple Watch Series 5 leaks + Apple TV+ for $9.99 a month? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 83)

Aug 22, 2019 00:42:31

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We finally get our first Apple Watch Series 5 leaks and it only confirms what I've said before, this is an Apple Watch Series '4S' type of year. Apple TV+ will reportedly cost $9.99 a month, but it still has done nothing to excite me. Plus, I got rejected from the Apple Card. Yup, rejected.

iOS 13 leak reveals iPhone 11 Event likely on September 10th (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 82)

Aug 16, 2019 00:44:43

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Mark your calendars for the iPhone 11 Event on September 10th, it's not official, but an iOS 13 leak all but confirmed it. The 2019 iPad Pro's are rumored to get the same triple-lens camera as the upcoming iPhone, and Siri's not as dumb as we think. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

iPhone 11 Pro is rumored name for triple-lens camera phone?!? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 81)

Aug 12, 2019 00:41:54

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What does 'Pro' even mean to Apple anymore? If rumors are correct the triple-lens iPhone is 'Pro', but so is an iPad with a stylus, and an iMac Pro and MacBook Pro are the most powerful Macs. Does 'Pro' just mean 'best' to Apple now? Plus, the Apple Card has arrived, but I'm still waiting. Support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

Do we really need an Apple Watch Series 5 this year? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 80)

Aug 8, 2019 00:20:23

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There's been little to no chatter about what we could see in a new Apple Watch, and after the redesign, do we really even need a new Apple Watch Series 5 this year? Apple wouldn't do that, or would they? We talk about the reasons why. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

iPhone sales down. Services, Macs & Wearables pick up slack for Apple's Q3(Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 79)

Aug 1, 2019 00:43:07

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Apple's Q3 earnings are in and there's a lot to pull from them. The iPhone made up less than 50% of revenue for Apple for the first time since 2012. Services, Macs, and Wearables make up the difference for another record quarter. Plus, 'Mac Book' disses Apple in a Microsoft ad. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

iPhone 2020: 5G, USB-C, 3D depth camera & 120Hz display? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 78)

Jul 25, 2019 00:40:37

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The 2020 iPhone looks like the one to get based on the latest rumor reports. Buzz around the 16-inch MacBook Pro gets louder and Marvel's Phase 4 and Disney+ Service already handed Apple TV+ a big "L". Plus, Brian's back from China! You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

What does the Apple TV 4K really need right now w/ Techno Dad (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 77)

Jul 18, 2019 00:51:07

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It's a deep dive into the latest in home theater and the what the Apple TV needs right now. When might we even see an Apple TV 8K? Are we excited about the Apple TV+ service? Special Guest Techno Dad returns to the show to talk all things home theater and Apple.

Deep dive into ARKit3 in iOS 13 w/ Romain Derrien (Apple Bitz Xl, Ep. 76)

Jul 11, 2019 01:02:14

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Is Apple ready for the Apple Glasses? ARKit3 and iOS 13 developer Romain Derrien is my Special Guest this week. We get into the nitty-gritty of ARKit3, what matters from the latest iOS 13 announcements, and how it sets up the Apple Glasses for the future. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

iPhone getting in-display Touch ID for...China? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 75)

Jul 4, 2019 01:03:23

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A report says Apple is planning on releasing a new iPhone with an in-display fingerprint sensor, but only in China to help drive down costs in that market. Is this baloney? Apple's using AR Kit so it looks like you're making eye contact with Facetime videos...but you aren't. Creepy, but cool. Because they should be bringing that to the US. Plus, the Jony Ive inspired Apple Car that you never wanted. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

BONUS: Jony Ive is leaving Apple. What it means for Apple's future? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 74)

Jun 28, 2019 00:52:13

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BONUS EPISODE! Jony Ive officially leaves Apple to head his own independent design company and its the end of an era. Special Guest Joe Cieplinski joins the pod to talk all about his impact, what it means for Apple moving forward, and our favorite Jony Ive designed Apple products. And DO NOT say the iPhone Battery Case. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com

Reactions to iOS 13, iPadOS, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina & tvOS Public Betas (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 73)

Jun 27, 2019 01:05:57

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You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show by recording a Voice Memo and send to applebitzshow@gmail.com It's our first impressions of the Public Beta releases with Special Guest Senior Tech Correspondent Ray Wong from Mashable for iOS 13, iPadOS, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina and tvOS. What stood out to us? What's good? What's not so good? Meh Apple? Plus, do you want an Apple Watch with a FaceTime camera? One of us does.

MacBook Pro Battery Recall & Apple Watch is freeing itself from iPhone (Apple Bitz XL, Ep, 72)

Jun 21, 2019 00:42:11

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Apple announces a massive MacBook Pro battery recall affecting their Pro laptops as far back as 2015-17 and recommends you stop using them immediately. Plus, the Apple Watch is gaining its independence from the iPhone and I couldn't be happier.

New 16-inch MacBook Pro likely coming this fall (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 71)

Jun 14, 2019 00:23:58

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Apple has filed 7 new "portable" computers with the Eurasian Economic Commission which is always a clear sign that new hardware is coming. Could we finally see the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro? Plus, Google releases their Pixel 4 on twitter, that looks a whole lot like the rumored iPhone 11.

WWDC 2019 Reactions: Mac Pro, iOS 13, iPadOS w/ Lance Ulanoff (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 70)

Jun 7, 2019 00:45:27

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Thanks to Grammarly for supporting Apple Bitz XL Podcast. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to grammarly.com/applebitz Apple's WWDC 19 Keynote was the best one they've had in years . Special Guest Lance Ulanoff was at the keynote and tells us why Privacy was the top story for him. Apple brought their 'A' game with the New Mac Pro, the Pro Display XDR, iOS 13, iPadOS, watchOS 6, tvOS 6 and macOS Catalina. They've set the table for 2019 and a big year in software and hardware with the iPhone 11 and more coming this fall. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show and send a Voice Memo to applebitzshow@gmail.com

WWDC 2019 Preview: iOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS 10.15 & new Mac Pro? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 69)

Jun 1, 2019 00:39:36

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Thanks Nuzest! Get 15% of your purchase at nuzest.us/abxl It's everything we know and expect to see at WWDC 2019 on June 3rd. Apple's all about software tweaks and improvements that continue to bring all of their hardware closer together. Will we see the new Mac Pro?  Will we see the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro?  This is your 411 for WWDC 2019. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU!

2019 MacBook Pros get speed bump, but did they fix the keyboard? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 68)

May 25, 2019 00:48:49

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Thanks Nuzest! Get 15% of your purchase at nuzest.us/abxl Apple surprises us with an under the radar release of the new 2019 MacBook Pros, that get a legit speed bump and a "new material" for the keyboard. But did they really fix the problems? Plus, Senior Legal Correspondent Gil Cabrera joins in to talk about the latest FTC ruling, what we want to see at WWDC and more! You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show and send a Voice Memo to applebitzshow@gmail.com

iPhone 11R leaks, AirPoops and Apple gets a 1-2 punch in the jaw(Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 67)

May 17, 2019 00:40:59

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Thanks to Grammarly for supporting Apple Bitz XL Podcast. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to grammarly.com/applebitz Apple has a rough week after getting punched in the face by the China Trade Wars and a Supreme Court ruling that finds consumers can move forward with an antitrust case against Apple for its App Store practices. iPhone 11R leaks reveal more, and the first ever AirPoops! You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show and send a Voice Memo to applebitzshow@gmail.com

Major iOS 13/watchOS 6/macOS leaks reveal Apple's WWDC 2019 plans(Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 66)

May 10, 2019 00:45:21

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Thank you Blinkist for your support. Check out a 7-day free trial at blinkist.com/applebitz Special guest Bloomberg's Mark Gurman joins the show to talk about his big story this week. A complete in-depth reveal of what we can expect at Apple's WWDC 2019 with iOS 13, macOS 10.15 and watchOS 6. Plus, how has Apple Retail lost its shine. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show and send a Voice Memo to applebitzshow@gmail.com

iPad, Apple Watch & Services Are Crushing It In Apple's 2Q Earnings. (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 65)

May 2, 2019 00:43:20

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Thanks to Grammarly for supporting Apple Bitz XL Podcast. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to grammarly.com/applebitz Apple announces its latest earnings, and the iPhone isn't the star this time around. It's the iPad, Apple Watch and their Services. iPhone sales reportedly dropped by 30% worldwide, and Powerbeats Pro are on pre-order this week. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show and send a Voice Memo to applebitzshow@gmail.com

iPhone 11 renders leak and new AirPods in 2019? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 64)

Apr 26, 2019 00:37:01

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Thank you Blinkist for your support. Check out a 7-day free trial at blinkist.com/applebitz The latest iPhone 11 renders from OnLeaks are out based on CAD designs and if you know their history, the next iPhone will look like everything that is being leaked. Plus, two new AirPods could launch in 2019. Seriously. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or send a Voice Memo to applebitzshow@gmail.com

Reactions to the Apple/Qualcomm deal, Intel drops out & iOS 13 details!(Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 63)

Apr 19, 2019 00:59:25

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Thanks to Grammarly for supporting Apple Bitz XL Podcast. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to grammarly.com/applebitz Apple Bitz XL Senior Legal Correspondent Gil Cabrera (@GilCabrera on twitter) joins the show to talk about the suprise deal between Apple and Qualcomm to squash their 2-plus year beef and work together again. It's a win for consumers, but the big loser? Intel shuts down their 5G modem business. New iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 details and a story about people wearing AirPods while having sex? Really? You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or send a Voice Memo to applebitzshow@gmail.com

The future of iPad, MacBook & Apple Display is mini-LED (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 62)

Apr 12, 2019 00:48:36

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Thank you Blinkist for your support. Check out a 7-day free trial at blinkist.com/applebitz Netflix AirPlay doesn't work on your iPhone or iPad anymore. Latest reports point to mini-LED as the display tech of choice for Apple in 2020 and 2021. Plus, the Disney+ service is already more compelling to subscribe to with its $6.99 price and wealth of content coming in November. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call in to the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or send a Voice Memo to applebitzshow@gmail.com

.Apple apologizes for MacBook 'Butterfly' keyboard & AirPower canceled (Apple Bitz XL, Ep.61)

Apr 5, 2019 00:56:39

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Thanks to Grammarly for supporting Apple Bitz XL Podcast. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to grammarly.com/applebitz The dust has settled and cooler heads have prevailed after Apple officially canceled the AirPower. But it's still an unprecedented move and one of their biggest failures ever. Then they had to publicly apologize about the Macbook 'Butterfly' keyboards that we've been screaming about the past 4 years. Apple is still Apple, but it's not looking pretty right now. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call in to the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email applebitzshow@gmail.com

Reactions to Apple TV Plus, Apple News Plus, Apple Card & Apple Arcade (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 60)

Mar 27, 2019 01:03:17

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Thank you Blinkist for your support. Check out a 7-day free trial at blinkist.com/applebitz It's reactions to all the new Apple services announced at their "It's show time" keynote. Special Guest Gil Cabrera joins the show to break it down. Out of Apple TV Plus, Apple News Plus, the Apple Card and Apple Arcade, which service makes the most sense for you? You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email a voice message to applebitzshow@gmail.com

New AirPods 2, iPad Mini 5, iPad Air & iMacs announced by Apple (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 59)

Mar 22, 2019 00:51:29

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Apple surprises with product announcements three days in a row for the iPad Mini & iPad Air, iMac Upgrades and AirPods 2. It's setting up their March 25th keynote to be all about the services...but we still might see the AirPower soon if everything comes together. Would Apple REALLY let AirPods 2 charge on a Samsung Galaxy S10 before an Apple product? You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email a voice message to applebitzshow@gmail.com

What to expect at Apple's March 25th TV/News Service Event(Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 58)

Mar 15, 2019 00:35:16

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It's all about services with new details about what we'll see with Apple's new TV streaming service, Magazine service, and Apple News. Plus, a new Apple Credit Card coming soon? It still looks like no hardware will be at the event, but AirPods 2, AirPower or entry-level iPads could be announced later. And Apple confirms WWDC 2019 for June 3rd. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email applebitzshow@gmail.com

BONUS: Samsung Galaxy S10 Review & 16-inch MacBook Pro Wishlist w/ Ray Wong (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 57)

Mar 12, 2019 01:00:20

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Mashable Senior Tech Correspondent Ray Wong joins the show to talk about the Galaxy S10, what stands out and does Apple really have anything to worry about? Plus, we go back and forth with our 16-inch MacBook Pro Wishlist! Samsung Galaxy S10: 4:24 16-inch MacBook Pro Wishlist: 24:24 You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call into the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email applebitzshow@gmail.com

'Tim Apple' is Apple's new CEO. Plus, Apple AR Glasses in 2020? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 56)

Mar 8, 2019 00:31:24

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Thanks to Grammarly for supporting Apple Bitz XL Podcast. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to grammarly.com/applebitz Hollywood producers say Apple execs are being "intrusive" and offering criticism and suggestions to content that will be appearing on Apple's new service. Tim Cook's common note to them, "don't be so mean". Yikes, when did Apple execs start thinking they were TV & movie execs. Donald Trump calls Tim Cook, 'Tim Apple' and Apple AR Glasses could be here by 2020. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call in to the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email applebitzshow@gmail.com

Sleep Tracking Coming to Apple Watch in 2020? Apple Music to Google Home? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 55)

Mar 1, 2019 00:46:37

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Thanks to Grammarly for supporting Apple Bitz XL Podcast. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to grammarly.com/applebitz Apple is working on sleep tracking for the Apple Watch in 2020. Apple COO Jeff Williams says they are "very aware of concerns" about Apple's pricing in the market and is Phil Schiller really making some of the final product decisions at Apple? You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call in to the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email applebitzshow@gmail.com

Is Apple playing catch up to the Galaxy S10/S10+/Fold in 2019? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 54)

Feb 22, 2019 00:39:15

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Thanks EERO. Get $100 off the Eero base unit and 2 beacons package, and 1 year of Eero Plus at eero.com/applebitz and enter applebitz at checkout! After Samsung Unpacked I can't remember the last time Apple felt this far behind from an innovation standpoint. The Galaxy S10/S10+ and Samsung Fold are coming for Cupertino. Plus, Ming-Chi Kuo releases his report of what to expect from Apple with a new 16-inch MacBook Pro, a 31.6-inch Display, new iPads and iPhones and AirPods. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call in to the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email applebitzshow@gmail.com

No AirPods, AirPower or iPads at Apple News/Video March 25th Keynote (Apple Bitz XL, Ep 53)

Feb 15, 2019 00:33:07

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Apple's first keynote of 2019 will be held March 25th but don't expect new AirPods, AirPower, iPad Mini 5 or 10-inch iPad. New details leak about the purported new AirPods 2 and new iPad Mini 5. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call in to the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email applebitzshow@gmail.com

The Apple TV Strategy Is Coming Together For Spring (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 52)

Feb 7, 2019 00:34:36

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Apple is ok with the iPhone showing AT&T's fake 5G network icon. All-new emoji's are revealed for iOS in 2019 and Apple's TV service is starting to really come together. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call in to the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email applebitzshow@gmail.com

The FaceTime Bug: How Big Of A Deal Is It? w/ Joe Cieplinski (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 51)

Jan 30, 2019 00:41:01

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Joe Cieplinski from Release Notes joins the podcast to talk about Apple's FaceTime bug and how big of a deal it really is. They've disabled it for now, but after all their mishaps in the past year is it time for Apple to take a more humble approach instead of acting like they're still an invincible company. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call in to the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email applebitzshow@gmail.com

Your Dreams Of An Apple Car Are Dead (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 50)

Jan 25, 2019 00:29:30

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Any dreams you had of driving an Apple Car day have been effectively crushed after Apple lays off 200 people from Project Titan. Apple hires a Samsung Battery Executive, and yes there is a joke in there. Plus the latest AirPods, AirPower and iPhone rumors. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call in to the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email applebitzshow@gmail.com

Use your AirPods/iPhone as a listening device with 'Listen Live' (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 49)

Jan 18, 2019 00:40:46

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Thanks EERO. Get $100 off the Eero base unit and 2 beacons package, and 1 year of Eero Plus at eero.com/applebitz and enter applebitz at checkout! Apple's AirPods and iPhone can combine to be a listening device, and it actually works. The Apple Watch is trying to detect early signs of a stroke. Plus, the latest iPhone and iPad rumors. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call in to the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email applebitzshow@gmail.com

.Apple embraces the TV industry at CES 2019 because they have to (Apple Bit XL, Ep. 48)

Jan 11, 2019 00:33:19

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Apple's presence at CES 2019 was more than its ever been, because they have to be. HomeKit is trailing big time too. Plus, new iPhone XI and iPad Mini 5 leaks. You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call in to the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email applebitzshow@gmail.com

BONUS: Apple is putting iTunes on Samsung Smart TVs (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 47)

Jan 7, 2019 00:09:30

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Here's a quick BONUS episode! Apple is bringing iTunes movies and TV shows to Samsung TVs. Apple is getting serious about its service business with this pre-CES 2019 announcement. It's a big shift for them so what does it mean? You can help support this show and my independent content at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call in to the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email applebitzshow@gmail.com

The Apple TV 4K and Home Theater w/ Techno Dad (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 46)

Jan 3, 2019 00:39:03

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Techno Dad joins the podcast to talk about the Apple TV 4K and what the future of Home Theater looks like for Apple and what we might see at CES 2019 for the home theater space. You can help support this show and my independent content at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call in to the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email applebitzshow@gmail.com

The Good and Bad Apples of 2018 (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 45)

Dec 26, 2018 00:27:41

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It's the end of the year wrap up where we include your calls, and your Good and Bad Apples alongside of mine! What was your Good Apple or Bad Apple for 2018? You can support this show and my independent work at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call in to the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email applebitzshow@gmail.com

BONUS: Apple says slightly bent 2018 iPad Pros are normal...Seriously. (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 44)

Dec 21, 2018 00:18:49

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It's a new Quick Bitz edition of the show that I'm trying out. Apple confirms that slightly bent iPad Pro’s right out of the box are normal. This feels like a new low for the company who used to pride itself on its precise engineering and design? Plus, Siri might not technically be as dumb as you think she is. You can help support this show and my independent content at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU! Call in to the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email applebitzshow@gmail.com

What Apple Needs To Do Better in 2019 w/ Lance Ulanoff (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 43)

Dec 20, 2018 01:11:53

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Lance Ulanoff joins the show for a fun back and forth about what we think Apple needs to do better in 2019. There are plenty of things they did right in 2018, but plenty of things that need real work. What do YOU want think they can do? Call in to the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or email applebitzshow@gmail.com You can help support this show and ll my independent content at https://www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU!

An iPhone Ban in China Is Causing Trouble For Apple (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 42)

Dec 14, 2018 00:33:41

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Qualcomm is trying to force Apple to settle as an iPhone ban puts pressure on the Big A before their iPhones are taken off the shelves. Intel drops their new 'Sunny Cove' processors for the next-gen Macs and the ugly AF iPhone battery case is coming for the XS, XS Max and XR. You can call into the show at 833-888-ABXL(2295) or send an email to applebitzshow@gmail.com You can also support this independent Podcast for an Ad-Free version at https://www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU!

No 5G iPhone before 2020, New AirPods in 2020? Plus, ECG comes to Apple Watch(Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 41)

Dec 6, 2018 00:37:15

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Apple drops a whole bunch of software updates from iOS 12.1.1 that fixes the FaceTime flip screen button mess, and expands eSIM support. Apple’s ECG feature finally arrives on the Apple Watch and new reports claim the all-new AirPods won’t be coming until 2020, but we’ll get wireless charging in early 2019. But what about AirPower? And the iPhone looks to get 5G by 2020...at the earliest.

Apple Says iPhone XR Is The Top Selling iPhone Since Launch (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 40)

Nov 29, 2018 00:32:12

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Apple comes out to defend its iPhone sales after multiple media reports claim they are slowing down. Greg Joswiak says the iPhone XR has been their top selling iPhone since launch, but what about phone sales in general? Oh yeah, you guys won't tell us that anymore. Microsoft surpasses Apple to become the most valuable U.S. Company, and what are your future tech predictions?

Interview: iPad Pro/Apple Pencil w/ Artist Rob Generette III aka RobZilla (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 39)

Nov 21, 2018 00:49:56

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It's an interview with Apple's poster child for the iPad Pro, Rob Generette III aka RobZilla. Take a peek at his amazing artwork with the NBA, NHL, MLB and more before you listen to this interview at instagram.com/rob_zilla_iii and enjoy us talking about how an artist at the highest level uses the iPad Pro. Call into the show at 1-833-888-2295 or email questions to applebitzshow@gmail.com You can support the Podcast for an AD-FREE version and all my content at www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU!

The New iPad Pro May Be Prone To Bending (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 38)

Nov 16, 2018 00:22:26

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Some early accounts show the iPad Pro might be prone to having bending issues. Sure you can bend anything if you really try, but we'll see if this is an actual widespread issue or not. Spotify's Apple Watch App is officially out and Apple is recruiting people from Qualcomm to help them build their own wireless modem.

Reviews Are In For The iPad Pro MacBook Air & Mac Mini (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 37)

Nov 9, 2018 00:32:31

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It's all the latest reviews and impressions for the iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini. Plus, what do you think about Samsung's foldable phone? And Apple's working on over the ear headphones with HomePod tech inside them. Call into the show at 1-833-888-2295 or email questions to applebitzshow@gmail.com You can support the Podcast for an AD-FREE version and all my content at https://www.patreon.com/briantong THANK YOU!

BONUS: Apple's iPad Pro/MacBook Pro/Mac Mini with Rich De Muro (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 36)

Nov 2, 2018 00:36:57

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Rich De Muro joins the show to talk about Apple's Event that he was in attendance for. We get his take on the Mac Mini, the iPad Pro, the future of USB-C and has Apple completely forgotten about their Pro users? You can check out more of Rich's work at richontech.tv You can call into the show at 1-833-888-2295 or email questions to applebitzshow@gmail.com Thanks!

Reactions To The iPad Pro, MacBook Air And Mac Mini (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 35)

Nov 2, 2018 00:47:12

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It's a breakdown of all the Apple announcements for the new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini and iOS 12.1. Plus, is Apple getting carried away with their entry level pricing for everything from iPhones to iPad and Macs now? You can call in to the show at 1-833-888-2295 or email questions to applebitzshow@gmail.com Thanks! This week’s Earlybirdbooks.com selection is Neil Gaiman’s Don’t Panic: Douglas Adams & The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. An amazing companion guide to the famous scific/trippy novel of the same name. Go to http://bit.ly/dontpanicbook and add the book to your shopping cart. And don’t forget to use promo code APPLEBITZ at checkout to receive 60% off your ebook order.

iPhone XR Reviews Are Out...and It's Real Good (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 34)

Oct 26, 2018 00:22:17

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The iPhone XR Review are in but the 'R' in XR means nothing. New Macs are revealed less than a week before Apple's October 30th keynote, and the iPod is 17 years old! You can call into the show at 833-888-2295 or email questions to applebitzshow@gmail.com Thanks!

Apple's IPad Event Is Officially On October 30th (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 33)

Oct 20, 2018 00:20:14

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Apple sends out the official October event invitations for the rumored iPad and Mac Event. The iPhone XR goes on pre-order and the Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary Beats headphones are atrocious looking. You can call into the show at 1-833-888-2295 or email questions to applebitzshow@gmail.com Thanks!

The Latest 2018 IPad Pro Details. Apple Pencil 2 To Sync Like AirPods (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 32)

Oct 12, 2018 00:43:50

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Look for the new Apple Pencil 2 to sync like AirPods to the 2018 iPad Pro. A report says Apple is going to give its users free access to their new streaming service and Apple wants to put a real-time green screen studio in your phone. Call in at 833-888-2295 or email questions to applebitzshow@gmail.com

It's All About The Apple 'Gates': ChargeGate, BeautyGate & ConnectionGate (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 31)

Oct 6, 2018 00:39:18

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We remember the passing of Steve Jobs 7 years ago, because we're all a part of this in many ways, because of him. Plus, we talk about the latest updates to ChargeGate, BeautyGate and ConnectionGate. And what is the meaning of life? Call in at 833-888-2295 or email questions to applebitzshow@gmail.com

The iPhone XS Max Has The Best Display Ever, But It Also Has LTE/WiFi Issues (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 30)

Sep 27, 2018 00:37:39

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All the new things we've found out about the iPhone XS/XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4. The iPhone XS Max has the best display in a smartphone ever...but its also having LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Plus, Apple and Qualcomm continue their longstanding battle.

The Reviews Are In For IPhone XS/XS Max And Apple Watch Series 4 (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 29)

Sep 21, 2018 00:31:27

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New hints about the iPad Pro drop from the iOS 12.1 beta. The iPhone XS/XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 reviews are in. Not everyone thinks the Apple Watch Series 4 ECG is a good idea. Plus is Group FaceTime coming back sooner than we thought.

Reactions To The IPhone XS/XS Max/XR And The Apple Watch Series 4 (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 28)

Sep 14, 2018 00:37:22

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It's a recap with the latest updates after Apple's September keynote where we saw new iPhones (which put us to sleep at times) and a new Apple Watch Series 4 (which was damn exciting), but no sight of the AirPods 2 or the AirPower.

Preview To Apple's iPhone XS/Apple Watch Series 4 Event w/Mark Gurman (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 26)

Sep 7, 2018 00:20:17

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Bloomberg's Mark Gurman returns to the show to talk about everything we can expect to see at the Apple Keynote and the specific order in which we'll see it. Is Apple really adding Max to the iPhone XS name...because its horrible.

The iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 leak...from Apple (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 25)

Aug 30, 2018 00:32:10

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New reports from 9to5Mac claim the two OLED iPhones will be called the 'iPhone XS' and they also reveal what they say is an official Apple Watch Series 4 with new details. Apple addresses the MacBook Pro sound popping issues and the AirPort Express gets an update for AirPlay 2 support!

IPhone Pre-Order September 14th? New MacBook Air/Mac Mini This Fall! (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 24)

Aug 23, 2018 00:45:15

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Bloomberg reports new Macs are coming this fall. A low cost MacBook Air with a 13-inch Retina display and Apple’s working on a Mac mini for professionals. Plus, 2018 iPhone rumors point to a September 14th pre-order and Apple Watch Series 4 is weeks away.

Report: The 2018 IPhones Will Support Apple Pencil (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 23)

Aug 16, 2018 00:34:15

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Do you finally want an iPhone with a stylus?...I mean Apple Pencil? Add another delay to the list for Apple. This time it's Group FaceTime for iOS 12.Plus new patents reveal virtual keyboards for MacBook Pros and the HomePod should be getting smarter.

Will The Note 9 End Up Being Better Than The Next IPhone? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 22)

Aug 11, 2018 00:46:47

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The Galaxy Note 9 is the best phone of 2018…so far. No matter what feature they throw at us, the power of the ecosystem still keeps iPhone users inside the Apple family. Plus, The 2018 MacBook Pro's speakers are crackling and popping for some users. Like me.

New iPad Pro Details And The iPhone X Is Still Apple's Best Seller (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 21)

Aug 2, 2018 00:44:15

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Apple’s just crushed it with their best financial 3rd quarter ever. The iPhone X is still the best-selling iPhone. The iPad Pro could lose the headphone jack and Apple wants all of their devices to wireless charge each other. Plus, here’s the link to B-Teezy’s Apple Satisfaction Survey. Or ASS…for short. https://tinyurl.com/Mid2018AppleSurvey

Apple Releases Throttling Fix For 2018 MacBook Pros. Does It Actually Work? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 20)

Jul 25, 2018 00:39:51

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Apple acts quickly and says they’ve identified a bug that caused the MacBook Pro to throttle and has released a software update. Apple’s trailing behind Samsung and Google in Internet speeds performance, and what is Apple’s actual vision these days?

Is Apple Already Throttling The 2018 MacBook Pro's Core i9 Processor (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 18)

Jul 18, 2018 00:41:08

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Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro joins us for the show. Reviews for the new MacBook Pro are in and most of them are extremely positive. On the flip side, YouTuber Dave Lee has found that power users may be getting a MacBook Pro that can't handle the heat of the new i9 and is throttling its speed. New iPhone leaks as usual, and if you're single, you might want to get an iPhone.

Apple Release New MacBook Pros! Mac Mini's Next (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 17)

Jul 12, 2018 00:32:06

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Apple drops a surprise on us with new 2018 MacBook Pros that still have that horrible Touch Bar. The Mac mini is finally getting updated after nearly 4 years. The 6.1 inch LCD iPhone will be getting an edge-to-edge display like the OLED iPhone X thanks to a new chip. Sonos gets AirPlay 2 functionality for the first time ever and now there’s really no reason to get a HomePod. Plus, I know what the color orange looks like.

Apple Maps Is Being Completely Rebuilt For IOS 12 (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 17)

Jul 2, 2018 00:44:35

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Lance Ulanoff joins the show to talk about Apple's move away from Lightning, rebuilding Apple Maps from the ground up, and how much would you pay for Apple's all-in-one content service?

Apple's Working On New AirPods, HomePod And Headphones For 2019 (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 16)

Jun 29, 2018 00:38:14

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It’s the latest details for Apple’s next-gem AirPods, HomePod and over-ear headphones. What’s going on with the AirPower mat? Apple’s looking to build a subscription service of their own and they are finally repairing MacBook butterfly keyboard issues.

Did Apple Already Scrap The iPhone SE 2? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 15)

Jun 20, 2018 00:21:00

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Multiple reports claim Apple has killed the iPhone SE 2 for 2018 and will focus on a three iPhone X-like lineup. Walkie Talkie finds its way onto the Apple Watch and nobody is using smart speakers for the smart home.

Will Apple really kill the iPhone X's Lightning connector for USB-C? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 14)

Jun 15, 2018 00:34:15

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Reports say the 2019 iPhone will replace lightning with USB-C and there are plenty of reasons why the will or won’t. iOS 12 reveals the exact size of the iPhone X 'Plus' and the Amazon Fire TV Cube is the Apple TV I wanted…and I haven’t even used it yet.

iOS 12 reveals new changes for the iPad Pro (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 13)

Jun 8, 2018 00:26:48

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It’s a bonus episode this week! There’s always new juicy tidbits that come out after WWDC 2018 when Apple releases their developer betas. iOS 12 reveals more about the new iPad Pro and new tweaks to the iPhone, while watchOS 5 was completely pulled from the site because its bricking Apple Watches.

Reactions To WWDC 2018 w/ Jon Rettinger From TechnoBuffalo (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 12)

Jun 5, 2018 00:37:33

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The only way to recap WWDC 2018 is to talk about it. Jon Rettinger, the head Buffalo at TechnoBuffalo joins the podcast, drops an EXCLUSIVE on his new project and has called my liberation “free Tonging”. It’s everything we liked, and what we didn’t like from WWDC 2018.

Everything You Can Expect At WWDC 2018 (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 11)

May 31, 2018 00:27:32

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All indications say WWDC 2018 is going to be a software heavy event with little to no hardware showing up this year. iOS looks to bring Digital Health, ARKit 2.0 and new Animojis, but its going to be a year of refinements and stability improvements. Maybe we'll get surprised with new Macs, but be prepared, it's all about software.

The IPhone's A12 Chip Has Started Production (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 10)

May 24, 2018 00:29:50

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WWDC 2018 invites are out, you can now download a copy of all the data Apple knows about you and Apple's A12 chip for the iPhone has started production.

IOS 11.4 Beta Brings AirPlay 2, Messages In ICloud & HomePod Stereo Support Closer (ABXL, Ep. 9)

May 17, 2018 00:32:37

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The sixth beta for iOS 11.4 tells us the official release is coming soon. HomePods only made up 6% of smart speaker sales with Alibaba topping them. I didn't even know Alibaba had a smart speaker! Plus, Apple vs. Samsung is the $1 billion case that won't go away.

Siri Isn't Just Behind, Its Light Years Behind The Google Assistant (Apple Bitz XL, Ep.8)

May 11, 2018 00:31:17

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If you're an Apple fan, its time to wake up. Google just released their latest innovations with the Google Assistant at Google I/O. Siri isn't just behind anymore, its light years behind. We could still see a round face Apple Watch and it's the 20th Anniversary for the iMac G3.

Apple Earnings Debunk Rumors Of An IPhone Slowdown (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 7)

May 3, 2018 00:29:42

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Apple iPhone sales are doing just fine after a record earnings report. Reports say Apple is working on their own standalone VR headset but they're already behind. Plus, the iPad is making a comeback...kind of.

AirPort Wireless Routers Have Been Discontinued By Apple (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 6)

Apr 27, 2018 00:17:04

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Apple is no longer in the AirPort Wireless router business. New photos claim to be the new iPhone SE 2, Samsung says its OLED panel demand is down and pointing to Apple. Plus, Kanye wants to sit down with Tim Cook.

Dear Apple, just blow up Siri and start over (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 5)

Apr 25, 2018 00:33:05

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Mark Gurman of Bloomberg joins the show to talk about declining iPhone sales, will Apple finally bring us a MacBook/iPad hybrid in the next 5 years? And why Apple should just blow up Siri and start over.

Your iPhone's 4-Digit Passcode Can Be Cracked In 6.5 Minutes By GrayKey (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 4)

Apr 19, 2018 00:33:51

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A new iPhone cracking tool can unlock an iPhone's 4-digit passcode in 6.5 minutes and a 6-digit passcode in 11 hours with the GrayKey box. The next iPhone could be getting dual SIM support, Greenpeace isn't too happy about the Apple's new disassembly robot Daisy and stop snoring with your Apple Watch.

Apple's HomePod Sales Aren't Very Good (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 3)

Apr 13, 2018 00:22:03

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Apple can't be thrilled with HomePod sales. Consumers aren't thrilled with what it can do for $349. So make a better product. The (PRODUCT) RED iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are on sale, a cheaper HomePod could be coming this year and Apple Music hits 40 million subscribers. Plus, Brian's first parody of the year. HomePod Apple Style!

Apple's New Mac Pro Is Coming In 2019 (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 2)

Apr 5, 2018 00:40:20

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Apple official announces the new modular Mac Pro is coming in 2019. Intel's latest Coffee Lake processors could bring us a six-core 15-inch Mac Book Pro, but Bloomberg reports Apple is planning to use its own chips in Macs in 2020, replacing Intel. Plus, Apple snags Google’s AI Chief.

Is The New 9.7-inch iPad Really For Education? (Apple Bitz XL, Ep. 1)

Mar 30, 2018 00:31:16

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Reactions to Apple's Education Event and the new sixth generation 9.7-inch iPad. Can Brian resist the Apple Watch Series 4? Support the show at patreon.com/briantong