9to5Mac Happy Hour 271: Amazon skirts App Store rules, Apple buys Dark Sky, iPhone 9 is iPhone SE


Benjamin and Zac unpack the week of news including more features coming to iOS 14 and watchOS 7, Siri for Spotify on Apple Watch, Apple’s COVID-19 app, the Amazon Prime Video App Store situation, new AirTag leaks, Apple buying Dark Sky, breaking 2020 iPhone SE news, and much more.

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Stories we discuss in this episode:

  • 9to5Mac Happy Hour 257: Our first product memories and Apple’s decade in review
  • iOS 14: Keychain password manager to gain new 1Password-like features
  • iOS 14 code reveals updated Activity rings for Apple Watch in upcoming kids mode on watchOS 7
  • Review: This adapter turns standard CarPlay into Wireless CarPlay, and somehow it actually works
  • Spotify launches Siri support for Apple Watches running watchOS 6
  • [Update: Now available globally in App Store] Facebook kicks off long-awaited Messenger for Mac rollout
  • Apple launches informative COVID-19 app and website screener in partnership with FEMA and CDC
  • Amazon Prime Video now lets users buy TV shows and movies in the app, seemingly struck special deal with Apple
  • Apple references unreleased AirTag item trackers in new support video
  • What Apple buying Dark Sky could mean for iOS 14, iPad and Mac, and developers
  • Apple purchases hyperlocal weather app Dark Sky, ending API and killing Android apps
  • Rumor: Apple developing Touch ID fingerprint biometrics for Apple Watch, Series 2 will not support watchOS 7
  • Exclusive: iPhone 9 launch imminent, 2020 ‘iPhone SE’ in red, white, and black with up to 256GB
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00:00:00 — Anniversary!

00:02:30 — iOS 14 iCloud Keychain

00:07:15 — Apple Watch activity tracking for kids

00:11:35 — Apple’s Logic leak

00:13:55 — Wireless CarPlay Adapter

00:19:22 — Spotify for Siri on Apple Watch

00:20:31 — Messenger for Mac

00:24:21 — COVID-19 app

00:29:56 — Amazon

00:53:39 — iPhone SE 2020

00:58:06 — AirTag

01:35:58 — Apple Watch Touch ID

01:39:47 — iOS 13.4.5 beta

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