Happy Hour Podcast 076 | Pokémon Go Round Two, Apple Reality TV, & New Macs

This week Benjamin and Zac continue the Pokémon Go mania conversation and discuss Apple’s upcoming ‘Planet of the Apps’ reality TV show, Apple Music and iTunes Match, the latest iPhone 7 rumors, and new Macs this fall. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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Here’s what we discussed in this episode:

  • Pokémon Go now available in the UK for iPhone and iPad, find it in the App Store
  • Pokémon GO now available in Germany as the game prepares to launch across Europe
  • Pokémon GO launches in more countries amidst Chinese conspiracy theory that the game will reveal secret military bases
  • Pokémon Go launches in 26 new European countries, Japan release coming soon
  • Pokémon Go launches in Canada, servers fall over as a result
  • Pokémon Go launch in France delayed ‘as a sign of respect’ following attack in Nice
  • Pokémon Go plans sponsored Pokéstops & gyms as hit game drives traffic to retailers
  • Major US Aerospace company bans Pokémon Go from phones after distracted employee almost suffers injury
  • T-Mobile is giving Pokemon Go players free, unlimited data (and a free Wendy’s Frosty)
  • Open casting call posted for Apple’s ‘Planet of the Apps’ reality TV show
  • Eddy Cue on Apple’s ‘Planet of the Apps’ TV show: We’re not in the business of trying to create TV shows
  • Apple rolling out more accurate song matching algorithm to Apple Music subscribers, identical to iTunes Match
  • Apple issues iOS 10 beta 3 for developers, here’s everything new
  • Apple seeds tvOS 10 beta 3 for Apple TV to developers
  • Apple seeds watchOS 3 beta 3 for Apple Watch to developers
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra beta 3 hits the Mac App Store for developers
  • Apple releases iOS 9.3.3 with bug fixes for iPhone and iPad
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 officially available via Mac App Store
  • Apple releases watchOS 2.2.2 for Apple Watch with various bug fixes
  • tvOS 9.2.2 update is now available for Apple TV
  • Hands-on: 15 new features in iOS 10 beta 3 [Video]
  • Latest leaks depict iPhone 7 in Silver, Space Gray, Gold and Rose Gold with new style for camera bulge [Update]
  • Another alleged iPhone 7 leak, this time on video
  • New video of purported iPhone 7 shows larger camera, redesigned antenna lines, no headphone jack
  • Claimed iPhone 7 codenames ‘Sonora’ and ‘Dos Palos’ may indicate no Pro model, as more dubious images surface

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