9to5Mac Happy Hour 164: MacBook lineup predictions, Siri status report, Apple unveils two events

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest MacBook update rumors, The Information’s report on Siri’s history and why Apple has struggled to scale it, a surprise Apple education event announcement mid-episode, Apple’s Texture acquisition and Eddy Cue’s appearance at SXSW, and Apple unveiling dates for WWDC 2018.

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  • Benjamin Mayo
  • Zac Hall
  • New lower-cost 13-inch Retina MacBook reported to debut in June, iPad refresh coming
  • Report: Siri team didn’t learn about HomePod until 2015, after Amazon Echo debuted
  • Apple announces creative education event on March 27
  • Apple buying digital magazine service Texture, likely boost to subscription services revenue
  • Eddy Cue talks Texture acquisition, great storytelling, and Rihanna in SXSW interview
  • Apple opens WWDC 2018 registration: June 4-8 in San Jose

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