Macbook Air Purple February

Apple updated the MacBook Pro line with M3 chips late last year, but the MacBook Air has yet to be refreshed with the new hardware. That could change as soon as late March, with rumors suggesting an iPad and Mac-centric event is in the works. We’re expecting new versions of the ‌MacBook Air‌, and this guide highlights everything we know about the upcoming machines. Size and Design As of last year, the…

Airpods Pro 2 Pink

Apple today introduced a new beta firmware update for the AirPods Pro 2, both the USB-C and Lightning versions. The new firmware is version 6E188, up from the prior 6B34 firmware released in December. Apple does not often provide details or notes on what features might be included in the refreshed firmware, so it is unclear what’s new. Note that this software is limited to developers at the current time. There are…

Apple Watch Ultra 2 Hero Feature White

Apple supplier ams OSRAM on Wednesday announced it would “re-assess its microLED strategy” after a “cornerstone project” was “unexpectedly cancelled” that day. The company’s stock plunged nearly 40% following the news, earlier shared by AppleInsider. Counterpoint Research’s Display Supply Chain Consultants told MacRumors that it believes this project related to the rumored Apple Watch Ultra with a microLED display. The research firm said low production yields, along with high costs and risk,…

Apple Car Wheel Icon Feature Teal

Apple spent more than $10 billion working on the Apple Car over the last decade, according to a report from The New York Times that details the issues the project faced during development. Apple first launched the project in 2014 and let it flounder for more than a decade before calling it off earlier this week. Money was spent on research and development, along with the thousands of Apple engineers and car…

Apple Self Service Repair Program Iphone

Apple will soon expand its self-service repair program to the M3 iMac, M3 14-inch MacBook Pro, and M3 16-inch MacBook Pro, according to a trio of support documents published today. First introduced in the U.S. in 2022, Apple’s repair program lets customers purchase genuine Apple parts and tools. Apple also provides manuals so that customers can repair their devices without having to visit an Apple retail location or an Apple Authorized Service…

Apple Car Wheel Icon Feature Purple

After spending a decade developing an autonomous car, Apple this week decided it was time to pull an AirPower and shut down the project. The Apple Car is no more, and Apple is no longer planning to release an Apple-branded electric vehicle. The hundreds of engineers and car experts who were working on the vehicle will be laid off or distributed to other teams within Apple, including the AI team. The ‌Apple…

Apple Music

Apple Music and the iTunes Store are experiencing issues, according to Apple’s System Status page. ‌Apple Music‌ may be slow or unavailable for some users. As for iTunes, some users are running into problems, and Apple is investigating as of right now. According to Apple, these issues began at 6:49 p.m. Eastern Time. There is no word yet on when service will resume functioning as normal. This article, “Apple Music and iTunes…

Ios 17 Facetime Effects

Apple today publicly confirmed that iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 allow developers of video calling apps to turn off the Reactions feature by default in their apps. As we reported earlier this month, developers can control the default behavior of Reactions in their apps with a new API for iOS 17.4, iPadOS 17.4, and likely macOS 14.4. The updates are expected to be released to the public in March. Apple’s developer notes…

Apple Watch Orange

Apple often refreshes Apple Watch band colors on a seasonal basis, and code in iOS 17.4 suggests that new spring colors will be coming soon. As found by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, the spring colors include Light Blue, Ocean Blue, Pink, Raspberry, Soft Mint, and Sunshine (likely a light yellow). There are also two Hermes colors, Bleu Céleste and Jaune de Naples. When released, these colors will be available for watch faces…

Ipad Air 12.9 Inch Feature

In 2023, Apple didn’t make any updates to the iPad lineup, and it’s been even longer since the iPad Air was refreshed. Apple last unveiled a new ‌iPad Air‌ in March 2022, so we’re at the two-year mark and it’s overdue for an update. Luckily, rumors suggest that we’re going to get new iPads as soon as March, and there are exciting changes in store for the Air lineup. In this guide,…