This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, your hosts discuss leaked images of a tantalizingly redesigned "M1X" Mac mini, look at the release of iOS 14.6 with Apple Card family sharing, and review the M1 iPad Pro.
As WWDC approaches, multiple hardware leaks have been reported including a redesigned Mac mini and 14-inch MacBook Pro. This new crop of Apple hardware is expected to sport a more powerful Apple Silicon chip with increased graphics performance, higher RAM configurations, and more CPU cores.
Then Apple released iOS 14.6 with podcast subscriptions, Apple Music updates, and Apple Card Family. Users can sign up to share their Apple Card with family, but other new features of iOS 14.6 are seemingly waiting for Apple.
Podcast subscriptions are ostensibly available in the Podcasts app, for instance, but there are no subscription podcasts yet. Similarly, until Apple officially launches the service, iOS 14.6 users still won't be able to find Apple Music tracks with Spatial Audio or Lossless designations.
We review the M1 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Liquid Retina XDR display. Its performance and hardware are impressive, but the software shortcomings of iPadOS still make pro workflows impossible. In addition to the iPad, our white Magic Keyboard has already gotten stained, but fortunately working through Apple's cleaning guidelines can bring this product back to like-new condition.
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Links from the show
- Exclusive interview: Austin Mann on photography with the M1 iPad Pro
- Using the M1 iPad Pro as a Podcast Creation Studio - YouTube
- M1X Mac mini will be thinner, use iMac's magnetic power connector says leaker
- Rumor: New MacBook Pro to debut at WWDC 2021
- Apple releases iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6 to the public
- Apple releases macOS Big Sur 11.4 with support for Apple Podcast Subscriptions
- Apple releases two new videos showing viewers how to set up Apple Card Family
- Majik DSM | Network Music Players
- KEF R3 Speakers
- HomePod family will support Apple Music Lossless eventually
- Amazon acquiring MGM Studios in $8.45 billion deal
- 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro review: Pro hardware without Apple's pro software
- 2021 Apple TV 4K Review: Seeking a blockbuster, given a Band-Aid
- 2021 2nd-Generation Siri Remote Review: The star of the show
- Apple VP talks Apple TV 4K, commitment to future home audio products
- How to use HomePod for all TV audio with Apple TV 4K
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