Happy Hour 253: Apple holiday ad, Apple Watch for kids, Group FaceTime retrospective

Apple’s annual special holiday ad is out alongside Black Friday through Cyber Monday promotions, Benjamin and Zac take a retrospective look at Group FaceTime and how it’s perfect for the holidays, the prospect an using a cellular Apple Watch with kids, and much more.

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Stories we discuss in this episode:

  • Apple reportedly cancelling first theatrical movie debut and TV+ release after pulling from film festival
  • The Banker — Official Trailer | Apple TV+
  • Apple’s new ‘Make Someone’s Holiday’ ad uses the iPad to create a moment out of memories
  • Apple announces its Black Friday deals: up to $200 Apple Store gift card with device purchase
  • Use FaceTime on your Mac – Apple Support
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro top features – a bonafide return to form
  • Apple Card 3% cashback offer expands to Nike stores
  • Here’s how to tell when iPhone 11 camera is using Deep Fusion
  • Smart Battery Case for iPhone 11 review
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