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The MacRumors Show: WWDC Announced and the Latest iOS 18 Rumors

The MacRumors Show: WWDC Announced and the Latest iOS 18 Rumors

On this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss all of the rumors surrounding WWDC 2024 and iOS 18. Earlier this week, Apple announced that its 2024 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place between June 10 and June 14. The event is almost certain to see the introduction of ‌iOS 18‌ and all of Apple’s other major upcoming software updates. ‌iOS 18‌ is expected to focus on artificial intelligence features, likely powered by Google’s Gemini. New AI capabilities are rumored to come to Siri, Messages, Shortcuts, Spotlight, Health, Apple Music, Keynote, Pages, and Numbers, but the company is expected to stop short of offering a full-fledged AI chatbot. Beyond AI, ‌iOS 18‌ will reportedly bring more flexible Home Screen customization, custom routes and topographic maps in the Maps app, “scenes” in the Freeform app, RCS support, new accessibility features such as a hearing aid mode for the AirPods Pro, and potentially a slight redesign inspired by visionOS. The MacRumors Show is now on its own YouTube channel, so make sure you’re subscribed to …

The MacRumors Show: Apple’s Four Upcoming AirPods Models

The MacRumors Show: Apple’s Four Upcoming AirPods Models

On this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple’s rumored plan to refresh the entire AirPods lineup with a series of new models. The fourth-generation AirPods will reportedly feature a new design with a better fit, improved sound quality, and an updated charging case with a USB-C port. For the first time ever, Apple is also apparently planning to offer a higher-end version of the AirPods with active noise cancelation and a speaker in the charging case to play a sound for easy location via Find My. The second-generation AirPods Max are expected to be a minor refresh, simply swapping the Lightning port of the current model for USB-C and adding Bluetooth 5.3 support. New color options are also a possibility, but it looks like Apple’s most premium audio device will continue to miss out on the H2 chip, Adaptive Audio, improved Active Noise Cancellation, skin-detect sensors, sweat and water resistance, the ultra wideband chip, Precision Finding, and support for additional charging methods. Both the fourth-generation AirPods and the second-generation ‌AirPods Max‌ are …

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPad Air and Rock Paper Pencil Kit From Astropad

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPad Air and Rock Paper Pencil Kit From Astropad

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Astropad to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an iPad Air, an Apple Pencil 2, and two Astropad accessories. Astropad is known for the Astropad Studio app that turns the iPad into a drawing tablet for a Mac, but also for the Rock Paper Pencil and Darkboard iPad Stand, both of which are perfect for getting more out of Apple’s iPads. Rock Paper Pencil is a kit that includes a textured screen protector and Apple Pencil tip that combine to make writing and drawing on the iPad feel like you’re writing on a piece of paper. Astropad just recently overhauled the Rock Paper Pencil to make it an even better experience. The screen protector uses NanoCling technology so it adheres to an iPad using static cling, and it can be taken off and put back on as needed with no residue left on the iPad’s screen. With NanoCling, the screen protector fits right up to the display of the iPad to provide a flat surface with …

The MacRumors Show: Will the New iPad Air Be a Big Enough Upgrade?

The MacRumors Show: Will the New iPad Air Be a Big Enough Upgrade?

On this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple’s upcoming iPad Air models, which are expected to be announced in just a matter of weeks. The sixth-generation ‌iPad Air‌ is rumored to feature the M2 chip, a redesigned rear camera, and specification upgrades like Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E. Most significantly, the ‌iPad Air‌ is expected to come in two sizes for the first time, just like the Apple Watch, iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. One of the size options will be the same as the previous two generations at 10.9-inches, while the new addition to the lineup will mirror the ‌iPad Pro‌’s 12.9-inch model. The new devices should be announced alongside new ‌iPad Pro‌ models in late March or April. We also discuss iPad workflows, the new ‌MacBook Air‌, and the positioning of each of the models in the current ‌iPad‌ lineup. The MacRumors Show is now on its own YouTube channel, so make sure you’re subscribed to keep up with new episodes and clips going forward: You can also …

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPad From GRID Studio

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPad From GRID Studio

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with GRID Studio to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a 256GB 10.9-inch iPad with WiFi and cellular connectivity. GRID Studio is a company that creates framed wall art by recycling Apple products. GRID Studio buys old iPhones, taking them apart and arranging each component carefully under glass to turn a hodgepodge of parts into something new. Each piece of the iPhone is labeled, with interesting device details and facts about Apple’s history added in for art that’s sure to appeal to Apple enthusiasts. This week, GRID Studio is having a spring sale, and the GRID 4S is available for just $99, down from $170. It’s a good price on a pivotal part of Apple’s past, featuring all of the components from the 2011 ‌iPhone‌ 4S. The ‌iPhone‌ 4S was the last ‌iPhone‌ introduced during Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ lifetime, and it was the first ‌iPhone‌ Apple CEO Tim Cook released without Jobs. It was the fifth ‌iPhone‌ that Apple came out with, and in the name, …

The MacRumors Show: Apple’s New MacBook Air With M3!

The MacRumors Show: Apple’s New MacBook Air With M3!

On this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple’s new MacBook Air models featuring the M3 chip. We delve into the new machines’ features, exploring upgrades such as the M3 chip, improved microphones, and more versatile external display support. We discuss the MacBook Air’s ideal configurations and key buying decisions, weighing the new machines up against the MacBook Pro, and take a look at where the ‌MacBook Air‌ could be headed next amid reports of an significant upgrade to OLED display technology in the future. We also discuss the rest of Apple’s rumored announcements for March, which include new OLED iPad Pro models, a new Apple Pencil, and a redesigned Magic Keyboard accessory. The MacRumors Show is now on its own YouTube channel, so make sure you’re subscribed to keep up with new episodes and clips going forward: You can also listen to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, or your preferred podcasts app. You can also copy our RSS feed directly into your podcast player. If you haven’t already listened …

Apple Releases tvOS 17.4 – MacRumors

Apple Releases tvOS 17.4 – MacRumors

Apple Changes Trade-In Values for iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches Apple today adjusted its estimated trade-in values for select iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch models in the U.S., with the changes reflected on its website. Apple slightly increased trade-in values for the iPhone 14 Pro Max, second-generation iPhone SE, Apple Watch Series 4, and first-generation Apple Watch SE, while trade-in values slightly decreased for the entry-level iPad, Apple Watch… Source link

MacBook Air Review – MacRumors

MacBook Air Review – MacRumors

The new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air models with the M3 chip launch this Friday. Ahead of time, the first reviews and unboxing videos for the laptops have been shared by some media outlets and YouTube channels. Key new features added to both MacBook Air models include Apple’s M3 chip for faster performance, Wi-Fi 6E support, expanded external display support, an anodization seal that reduces fingerprints on the Midnight finish, and microphone improvements. Reviews M3 Chip Both the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air are now available with the M3 chip for faster performance and improved power efficiency. As expected, an early benchmark result revealed that the M3 chip is up to 20% faster than the M2 chip in the previous MacBook Air models in terms of CPU performance. These results are consistent with the 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M3 chip. Jason Snell shared benchmark results in his review on Six Colors: With the M3 chip, the MacBook Air has also gained hardware-accelerated ray tracing for improved graphics rendering in games, along with AV1 video …

The MacRumors Show: RIP Apple Car

The MacRumors Show: RIP Apple Car

On this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple’s decision to cancel its long-rumored electric vehicle project. Despite Apple’s reputation for innovation, the company struggled to achieve the breakthroughs necessary to offer a viable self-driving car. The project’s ambitious scope and shifting focus led to repeated setbacks. Earlier this week, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman broke the news that Apple has officially canceled its plans to launch a car, informing approximately 2,000 employees working on the project of the decision. Many of the staff working on the car will apparently move to Apple’s artificial intelligence division. The company apparently spent over $10 billion on the project over the period of a decade. We discuss the multifaceted reasons behind the Apple car’s cancelation and its implications for the future of the company and the wider automotive industry. We talk through the strategic missteps and missed opportunities that characterized the vehicle’s development, such as Apple’s failure to secure a partnership with an established automaker or to acquire a company like Tesla. Our conversation also touches on the …

MacRumors Turns 24 Today: Reflecting on Apple’s Major Announcements

MacRumors Turns 24 Today: Reflecting on Apple’s Major Announcements

Happy 24th Birthday to MacRumors! ???? MacRumors was founded by doctor-turned-blogger Arnold Kim on February 24, 2000, while he was earning his medical degree, and it has since become the world’s most popular Apple-focused news website. Fittingly, we share our birthday with Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs, who would have turned 69 years old today. MacRumors has been around for many major Apple product announcements, including the iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and more: (We’ve had such a long run that some of the images are broken in these!) Thank you to all of our readers, volunteers, and everyone else in our community. We look forward to continuing to share the latest Apple news and rumors. Popular Stories Apple Announces ‘Groundbreaking’ New Security Protocol for iMessage Apple today announced a new post-quantum cryptographic protocol for iMessage called PQ3. Apple says this “groundbreaking” and “state-of-the-art” protocol provides “extensive defenses against even highly sophisticated quantum attacks.” Apple believes the PQ3 protocol’s protections “surpass those in all other widely deployed messaging apps,” according to its blog post:Today we are …