With around four months to go before Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 14 lineup, the overwhelming majority of rumors related to the new devices so far have focused on the iPhone 14 Pro, rather than the standard iPhone 14 – leading to questions about how different the ‌iPhone 14‌ will actually be from its predecessor, the iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max are expected to…

We’re just about two weeks out from WWDC, and Apple is wrapping up work on the current major operating system versions with some final updates and getting ready to preview the next major ones. Meanwhile, rumors are circulating about Apple shifting to USB-C for not only future iPhone models but also its ecosystem of accessories that currently relies on Lightning, while Apple’s AR/VR headset and more appear to be getting closer to…

Sony this week came out with an updated version of its popular over-ear noise canceling headphones, so we picked up a pair to compare them to the AirPods Max to see which headphones are better and whether it’s worth buying the $400 WH-1000XM5 from Sony over Apple’s $549 ‌AirPods Max‌. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. First of all, the ‌AirPods Max‌ win out when it comes to naming….

Apple is working on an updated version of the HomePod that could come in the fourth quarter of 2022 or the first quarter of 2023, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo says that there “may not be much innovation in hardware design” for the new ‌HomePod‌, and there is no word on what size the device will be and if it will be a HomePod mini successor or a larger speaker….

Costco appears to have recently started selling subscriptions to Apple services at discounted yearly prices. On the Costco website, Costco members can purchase a subscription to Apple TV+, Apple News+, or Apple Arcade at a lower cost. ‌Apple Arcade‌ is available for $44.99, down from the standard yearly price of $49.99, and ‌Apple TV+‌ is also available at the same $44.99 price point. ‌Apple News‌+ is available for $89.99 for a year…

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.5 update to its public beta testing group, with the update coming one day after Apple provided the beta to developers. Public beta testers can download the ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.5 update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the proper profile from Apple’s beta software website. There’s no word yet on what new features or changes…

Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 updates to public beta testers, with the new software coming one day after the release of the first developer beta. The iOS and iPadOS 15.6 betas can be downloaded over the air after the proper profile from Apple’s public beta testing website has been installed on an iPhone or iPad. There were no new features found in the developer…

Apple last week demonstrated its upcoming AR/VR headset to Apple board members, indicating that the device is in an advanced stage of development and could see a debut in the not too distant future, reports Bloomberg. Apple has also ramped up development of the software that runs on the headset, with that software expected to be called “RealityOS,” or rOS for short. Render via designer Ian Zelbo Work on a headworn AR/VR…

Apple CEO Tim Cook this week met with Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, where the two reportedly discussed trade, investment, and finance. According to Vietnamese news site SGGP (via iMore), Chinh said that the Vietnamese Government wants to create a “fair, transparent, and market-based business environment” to enable U.S. firms and investors to gain ground in Vietnam. Vietnam has 31 companies that employ…