The Flying-Rumors Edition Monday, April 19, 2021

Apple's 'Spring Loaded' Preview: A Big Surprise Could Be On The Way, by Jason Cross, Macworld

And with just about 24 hours to go, the rumors are flying. Here’s what we expect to see at tomorrow’s event.

Report: Premium Podcasts Subscription Service To Be Announced At The Apple Event, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

Apple has so far dabbled with a small array of original podcasts, including the For All Mankind companion show and true crime series The Line.

However, rumors have persisted that Apple has bigger ambitions in this space as it looks to compete with the growing podcast libraries from the likes of Spotify.

Bartender 4 Now Supports macOS Big Sur, Gains Menu Bar Spacing Options, Quick Reveal, And More, by Tim Hardwick, MacRumors

Bartender 4 now allows users to revert to pre-Big Sur spacing or even use no spacing so to fit in more menu bar apps.

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I am skeptical that Apple will want to do Podcast+. On the other hand, I do see Apple adding podcasts to News+, to make the news offering more attractive.


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