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Join the MacRumors team for discussion about all of the latest news and rumors from the world of Apple. Whether you’re wondering what’s next for the iPhone, looking for insights into the rumor mill, or just have an interest in the latest gadgets, we’ll be bringing you everything you need to know about the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and more.   
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104: WWDC 2024 Last Minute Leaks!

On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we take a look at Apple's upcoming software updates beyond iOS 18, including macOS 15, iPadOS 18, watchOS 11, tvOS 18, and visionOS 2. Like ‌iOS 18‌, ‌macOS 15‌ is expected to receive a range of AI features. Apple reportedly plans to integrate AI features across several built-in apps, including Photos, Notes, Messages, and Mail. Siri is also expected to undergo significant enhancements with the ability to handle complex tasks such as summarizing articles, moving files between folders, and creating multi-step workflows. ‌macOS 15‌ is also rumored to feature a redesigned Calculator app and enhanced Safari capabilities with an "Intelligent Search" option. watchOS 11 is similarly due to bring new AI-powered features to the Apple Watch, such as a more advanced version of ‌Siri‌ that is better at handling on-the-go tasks. New workout types and additional watch faces are also expected. The update will likely drop support for the Apple Watch Series 4. ‌ visionOS‌ 2 may address some of the gaps from the initial release of the Vision Pro, such as the introduction of native versions of several Apple apps, such as Books, Calendar, and Maps. ‌visionOS‌ 2 is also expected to feature systemwide Live Captions for improved accessibility, the ability to reorder apps on the Home screen, and respiration tracking in the Mindfulness app. iPadOS 18 will be closely aligned with ‌iOS 18‌, bringing new AI features to the iPad. These likely include enhanced ‌Siri‌ capabilities, AI-assisted writing, and smart content summaries. The update will introduce a long-awaited native Calculator app to the ‌iPad‌ along with improvements to Notes, Voice Memos, and more. The Home screen is expected to be more customizable with the ability to place icons and widgets freely and change app icon colors. The Control Center may also benefit from design improvements and accessibility will be enhanced with eye tracking input. Apple's WWDC 2024 keynote begins at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on June 10.
6/7/202455 minutes, 54 seconds
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103: New iOS 18 Leaks & Rumors Ahead of WWDC 2024

This episode is sponsored by Notion. Try Notion for free by visiting https://www.notion.com/macrumors On this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss some of the latest rumors about iOS 18 such as deeper Home Screen customization, AI-generated emojis, and more. With ‌iOS 18‌, Siri is expected to undergo a substantial overhaul with improved natural language processing, enabling more conversational interactions and proactive intelligence. The assistant will apparently understand and perform more complex tasks within apps. These tasks range from moving notes between folders and deleting emails to summarizing articles and recent notifications. Spotlight search will also allegedly see similar enhancements, integrating deeper with system-wide information to provide more intelligent and relevant results. In Messages, AI will suggest responses and create custom emojis based on message content. The Photos app will incorporate AI-powered retouching tools and Apple Music will offer auto-generated playlists and smoother song transitions. ‌iOS 18‌ is also expected to introduce a more customizable ‌Home Screen‌. Users will have the freedom to place app icons anywhere on the grid and change app icon colors. Safari is expected to gain an Intelligent Search option, summarizing key topics and phrases on web pages, and a new Web Eraser tool, which allows users to remove unwanted portions of websites. The Calculator app will be redesigned to include recent calculations and better unit conversion tools, becoming a universal app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Apple Maps will introduce custom routes and topographic maps, enhancing navigation and outdoor activities. Accessibility is another focus area for ‌iOS 18‌ with new features like Eye Tracking, which uses the front-facing camera to navigate the interface, and Vehicle Motion Cues, designed to reduce motion sickness. Music Haptics will provide tactile feedback in sync with music, and Vocal Shortcuts will enable users to assign custom phrases for ‌Siri‌ to execute complex tasks. The adoption of the Rich Communication Services (RCS) standard should improve messaging between iPhones and Android devices with support for higher resolution photos, audio messages, typing indicators, read receipts, and improved group chat functionality. ‌iOS 18‌ is expected to be compatible with all iPhones that support iOS 17, including models as old as the ‌iPhone‌ XR and ‌iPhone‌ XS. However, iPadOS 18 may drop support for older models such as the first-generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the second-generation 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌, focusing instead on more recent devices.
5/31/202448 minutes, 40 seconds
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102: Apple’s New Flagship: iPhone 17 Slim?

On this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple’s new iPad Air and iPad Pro models, the latest rumors about an all new iPhone 17 “Slim” model, and the newly announced Sonos Ace over-ear headphones. We talk through first impressions of the new ‌iPad Air‌ and ‌iPad Pro‌ models, including their pricing and the state of the iPad lineup as a whole, giving attention to the reduced price of the tenth-generation ‌iPad‌, which now costs just $349, which is $250 less than the starting price of the ‌iPad Air‌. We also examine the recent wave of rumors about the ‌iPhone‌ 17 “Slim,” an all-new ‌iPhone‌ model expected to sit above the ‌iPhone‌ 17 Pro and ‌iPhone‌ 17 Pro Max in Apple’s 2025 smartphone lineup with a higher price tag. The device will reportedly feature a 6.55-inch display, a significantly thinner design with an aluminum chassis, an “A19” chip, 8GB of RAM, a rear camera array relocated to the center, a 24-megapixel front camera, and a 48-megapixel telephoto camera. Simultaneously, Apple is expected to discontinue its “Plus” model to make way for the “Slim,” although it may not actually be called this when it debuts in the fall of next year. Meanwhile, Sonos just announced its "Ace" over-ear headphones with active noise cancelation, soundbar integration, a more lightweight design, and longer battery life, so we look at how they compare to the AirPods Max.  00:00 - iPad Pro Thoughts & Ad Controversy  28:06 - iPhone 17 Slim??? 44:41 - Sonos Ace: AirPods Max Killer?
5/24/202453 minutes, 26 seconds
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101: 101st Episode Special: Answering YOUR Questions!

After one hundred episodes of The MacRumors Show, we delve into a wide range of queries submitted by our audience over the past few weeks, such as whether we wear our Apple Watches overnight, our favorite third-party apps, our biggest disappointments and surpassed expectations with Apple devices, and our desk setups, as well as a mix of more personal questions. Thank you for listening!
5/17/202450 minutes, 49 seconds
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100: M4 iPad Pro & M2 iPad Air Are FINALLY Here!

This episode is sponsored by Notion. Try Notion for free by visiting https://www.notion.com/macrumors. This episode is sponsored by Arena Club. Visit https://arenaclub.com/mac for 10% off your first purchase. On this week's special episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple's newly announced iPad Pro, iPad Air, Apple Pencil Pro, and revamped Magic Keyboard accessory. We explore the updates to the iPad Pro's hardware, such as the introduction of the M4 chip, OLED displays, a landscape front-facing camera, an Adaptive True Tone flash, and a thinner design. The iPad Air is now available in a larger, 13-inch display size option and offers the M2 chip, a landscape front-facing camera, and ‌Apple Pencil‌ hover. The Magic Keyboard for the ‌iPad Pro‌ now features an aluminum top case, a new trackpad with haptic feedback, and a function row, while the Apple Pencil Pro introduces the squeeze gesture, barrel roll, haptic feedback, and Find My integration. We evaluate these new products and discuss the potential implications of the upgrades for users, including professionals who rely on the iPad out in the field.
5/10/202449 minutes, 7 seconds
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99: New iPad Pro With the M4 Chip for AI?

On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss the possibility of the next-generation iPad Pro featuring the M4 chip and what else to expect at Apple's "Let loose event." While Apple's upcoming ‌iPad Pro‌ models have been expected to feature the M3 chip for over a year, recent reports have unexpectedly suggested that the new devices will instead contain the as-yet-unannounced M4 chip and that a key new feature of the processor will be an upgraded Neural Engine optimized for AI tasks. Introducing the M4 chip in an iPad and only six months after the previous chip generation would be unprecedented moves, but there is evidence to suggest that it is a plausible possibility. Apple's "Let loose" event is expected to focus on the unveiling of redesigned ‌iPad Pro‌ models with OLED displays, two new iPad Air models, a high-end Magic Keyboard accessory, and a new Apple Pencil. We also talk through the three other announcements that Apple could have in store for the event. The special event will take place on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 a.m. Pacific Time (10 a.m. Eastern Time), with a live stream to be available on Apple.com and on YouTube as usual.
5/3/202438 minutes, 45 seconds
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98: Apple's iPad Event is FINALLY Happening!

On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss the announcement of Apple's upcoming "Let loose" event, where the company is widely expected to announce new iPad models and accessories. Apple's event invite shows an artistic render of an Apple Pencil, suggesting that iPads will be a focus of the event. Apple CEO Tim Cook has also alluded to the Apple Pencil in relation to the event and a series of Apple logos appear to hint at upcoming illustration capabilities. Apple has not released any new iPads since October 2022, so this event has been a long time coming. Apple is expected to announce new iPad Pro and iPad Air models, along with updated ‌Apple Pencil‌ and Magic Keyboard accessories.  Apple's upcoming special event will take place on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 a.m. Pacific Time (10 a.m. Eastern Time), with a live stream to be available on Apple.com and on YouTube as usual. The event invitation does not mention an in-person component, with Apple inviting the media to watch online alongside the general public. It will take place just over a month before Apple's annual developers conference WWDC, which runs from June 10 through June 14.
4/26/202443 minutes
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97: Can the Humane AI Pin Replace Your iPhone?

This episode is sponsored by Notion. Try Notion for free by visiting https://www.notion.com/macrumors On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss the latest AI consumer technology and Apple's rumored plans to bring major AI-focused hardware enhancements to the Mac later this year. We talk through the response to Humane's AI Pin and its widely acknowledged deficiencies, such as its limited utility, subpar camera performance, and steep price point. We also take a look at the Rabbit R1, another AI device that prompts us to question the necessity of such hardware when similar functionalities could potentially be achieved with existing smartphones. Apple is rumored to introduce M4-series custom silicon chips starting this year, featuring more powerful Neural Engines with more cores to support AI processes. These chips are likely based on the advancements coming to the iPhone 16 lineup's A18 chip, hinting that iPhone-exclusive AI features could later come to the Mac. We also touch on the progress of AI tools in video editing software, including recent announcements from Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve which have introduced new AI-driven editing features like generative fill and object removal. Such features could see enhanced performance on next-generation Macs with AI-focused chips.
4/19/202445 minutes, 32 seconds
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96: Apple's AI Powered Shortcuts for iOS 18

Matthew Cassinelli, one of the minds behind Workflow, joins us on this week's episode of The MacRumors Show to talk Apple Shortcuts and potential improvements and AI features coming to the app in iOS 18. Workflow was a unique iOS app that allowed users to create macros for executing specific sequential tasks on their device. In 2017, Apple acquired Workflow and, the following year, it was rebranded as "Shortcuts." Shortcuts have since become a key part of Apple's ecosystem and can be used for a huge range of powerful, automated actions. Matthew was present at Workflow throughout its transition to Apple and now offers his own library of complex Shortcuts, which you can access over on his website. Last year, a report from The Information claimed that ‌iOS 18‌ will introduce some major AI features to Siri and the Shortcuts app. Apple apparently wants ‌‌Siri‌‌ to be able to help users automate complex, multi-step tasks with voice-based commands and have much deeper integration with Shortcuts, such as by potentially helping users build them. We break down Apple Shortcuts for beginners and look at some of the many use-cases for the app, as well as consider where it could go next with AI. 
4/12/202457 minutes, 55 seconds
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95: Apple's Next BIG Thing

On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple's recently rumored "personal robotics" projects, iOS 17.5, and the third-generation Apple Pencil, and more. Apple is reportedly looking into personal robotics, such as a "mobile robot" that would "follow users around their homes" and an "advanced table-top home device that uses robotics to move a display around." In the long term, Apple apparently wants to create machines that can "handle chores, like cleaning dishes in a sink," but the robotics projects are said to be in the very early stages of research, and it is unclear if any of them will ever be released. We also talk through the Beats Solo 4 headphones and Apple's upcoming iOS 17.5 update, which introduces web distribution in the EU, a color-changing Apple Podcasts widget, hints about next-generation iPad battery monitoring features and an upcoming ‌Apple Pencil‌ model, and third-party item tracker alerts. 
4/5/202449 minutes, 27 seconds
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94: WWDC Officially Announced & the Latest iOS 18 Rumors

This episode is sponsored by Notion. Try Notion for free by visiting https://www.notion.com/macrumors 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 routesand 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 keep up with new episodes and clips going forward:
3/29/202459 minutes, 56 seconds
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93: 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 expected to launch in late 2024. Further in the future, Apple is expected to launch the third-generation AirPods Pro with an updated design that is focused on improved comfort and a faster chip.
3/22/202448 minutes, 31 seconds
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92: Where Are the New iPads?!?

Use code THEMACRUMORS at the link below to get an exclusive 60% off an annual Incogni plan: https://incogni.com/themacrumors 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.
3/15/202458 minutes, 54 seconds
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91: Is the M3 MacBook Air a Good Upgrade?

This episode is sponsored by Notion. Try Notion for free by visiting https://www.notion.com/macrumors On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple's new MacBook Air 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.
3/8/202454 minutes, 57 seconds
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90: 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 competitive dynamics of the automotive industry, such as the reluctance of some automakers to adopt the next-generation CarPlay experience. Despite these challenges, the project’s cancelation opens new avenues for Apple to reallocate its resources toward improving its existing product lineup and emerging technologies such as generative AI.
3/1/202446 minutes, 4 seconds
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89: Talking Vision Pro and Apple Sports ft. Brian Tong

This episode is sponsored by Notion. Try Notion for free by visiting https://www.notion.com/macrumors Use code THEMACRUMORS at the link below to get an exclusive 60% off an annual Incogni plan: https://incogni.com/themacrumors YouTuber Brian Tong joins us on this week's episode of The MacRumors Show to talk about the Vision Pro, the new Apple Sports app, enhanced iMessage security, and more. Brian shares his in-depth thoughts on the Apple Vision Pro headset, including travel scenarios, where it fits in with his other devices, and his favorite features. We take a look at the newly announced Apple Sports app, reflecting on its usefulness, design and future features that could further enrich the user experience, such as integrated play recaps, highlights, and news related to followed teams. We also reflect on the possibility of a "mini"-sized Pro iPhone, support for post-quantum cryptographic security in iMessage, Apple's venture into electric vehicles, and new enhancements to Apple CarPlay in the instrument cluster. See more of Brian's work over on his YouTube channel or follow him on X @briantong. 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.
2/23/202453 minutes, 10 seconds
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88: iPhone 16 Pro's Rumored Features and Improvements

On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we talk through all of the major features and improvements rumored for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 16 Pro models. With the iPhone 16 lineup likely just seven months away and after over a year of rumors, we discuss the tentpole features expected on the upcoming devices, such as a 5x tetraprism telephoto camera, an all-new "Capture" button, a new thermal design, exclusive AI features, and larger displays, as well as denser, larger batteries and faster charging. For a full breakdown of all of the differences the ‌iPhone 16 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 16 Pro‌ Max are expected to bring to the table compared to the current models, see our detailed guide. What do you think about how the ‌iPhone 16 Pro‌ is shaping up according to rumors? Let us know in the comments.
2/16/202447 minutes, 19 seconds
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87: One Week With Apple Vision Pro ft. Quinn Nelson (Snazzy Labs)

On this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show, Snazzy Labs’ Quinn Nelson joins us to talk about the first week using Apple’s long-awaited Vision Pro headset. Now that they each have one, Quinn and Dan discuss whether the Vision Pro meets their expectations. A significant portion of our dialogue is dedicated to the technical aspects of the Vision Pro, including its display quality, brightness, and the challenges users might face with hand gestures and text selection. The conversation progresses to evaluate the device’s text sharpness, its implications for productivity, and how comfortable it feels with the two headband options. An interesting part of our discussion compares the Vision Pro with other VR headsets in the market. We highlight the distinct features of the Vision Pro that set it apart, especially its distortion correction capabilities and suitability for productivity tasks, contrasting it with the Meta Quest’s gaming prowess. We also explore the potential for third-party headbands, future customization, and design possibilities, emphasizing Apple’s unique position in the VR landscape and its differing approach from rivals. We ponder the coexistence of Apple and Meta within the VR space, acknowledging the competition but also recognizing the distinctive strengths and target audiences each company caters to. This leads to a broader discussion about the challenges current VR headsets face, such as eye strain, and the optimistic outlook for technological improvements over time that could mitigate these issues. A considerable part of our discussion tackles the technicalities and challenges surrounding Personas and face scanning with the Vision Pro, including the influence of factors like face shape, hair, and lighting conditions on the accuracy of these features. Quinn also shares insights on the integration of iPad apps with the Vision Pro, highlighting how this has transformed his workflow in certain instances and the potential it unlocks for productivity. Despite the mix of frustrations and amazement the Vision Pro has brought, we come to a consensus acknowledging the exciting possibilities the device offers for the future of VR and productivity, considering whether or not we would recommend Apple’s headset to others. See more of Quinn’s work over on his YouTube channel, Snazzy Labs, and follow him on X @SnazzyLabs.
2/9/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 20 seconds
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86: March Apple Event Rumors and iOS 18's 'Biggest' Ever Update

This episode is sponsored by Notion. Try Notion for free by visiting https://www.notion.com/macrumors On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple's potential March event to unveil new iPad and Mac models, iOS 18 as the "biggest" ever iPhone software update, and the first reviews of the Vision Pro headset. We explore the major products Apple is expected to unveil in March, including a new 12.9-inch iPad Air model, redesigned iPad Pros with OLED displays, and refreshed MacBook Air models featuring the M3 chip, as well as some of the rumored accessories due to arrive at the same time, such as an all-new, "laptop-like" Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro. We consider whether Apple will opt for a fully fledged event, or a simple series of press releases to announce these updates. We also discuss ‌iOS 18‌, musing about some of the potential redesigns and improvements that could be in store for the software update. Following the release of the first reviews of Apple's Vision Pro headset, we dissect the varying reactions to the device, examining its form factor, user experience, and the unique approach Apple has taken to mitigate the traditionally insular experience of VR/AR headsets. We address some of the limitations currently faced by headsets, such as the absence of a direct touch experience, the market's apparent skepticism towards the device, and where it could go next. Follow The MacRumors Show on: 𝕏: https://twitter.com/macrumorsshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themacrumorsshow TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@themacrumorsshow
2/2/20241 hour, 24 seconds
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85: The Mac’s 40th Birthday and Apple Car Scaled Back AGAIN!?

Use code THEMACRUMORS at the link below to get an exclusive 60% off an annual Incogni plan: https://incogni.com/themacrumors On this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss the 40th anniversary of the Macintosh, some of the latest controversy surrounding apps for the Vision Pro headset, and the news of Apple’s vehicle project yet again being scaled back.  The original Macintosh, unveiled by Steve Jobs, was a game-changer with its graphical user interface and the introduction of the mouse. We explore how the Macintosh’s ease of use and innovative design principles, such as a desktop with icons and the ability to use multiple programs in windows, revolutionized personal computing. Reflecting on the Mac’s journey, we delve into the evolution of macOS and its remarkable consistency over the years, and point out some of our personal experiences with the machine.  Shifting gears, we discuss the imminent launch of Apple’s Vision Pro headset, examining some of the potential challenges it may face and the reasons behind the absence of certain streaming apps like Netflix. We ponder whether this absence is due to genuine technical hurdles or strategic decisions by these companies.  We then turn to the latest updates and challenges surrounding Apple’s electric vehicle project, looking at how the company has reportedly pivoted from its initial ambition for a driverless car to developing an vehicle with more conventional and basic driver-assistance features. As we wrap up, we dive into the broader context of electric vehicles, discussing our wish for Apple’s car to offer a fresh perspective, moving beyond Tesla’s design approach to introduce more variety to the market.
1/26/202453 minutes, 8 seconds
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84: Apple Vision Pro Pre-Orders, CES 2024, & Samsung's New AI Phones!

This episode is sponsored by Notion. Try Notion for free by visiting https://www.notion.com/macrumors On this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss CES 2024, Samsung’s S24 lineup, and the latest news surrounding Apple's Vision Pro headset. We take a look at some of the latest advancements in TV technology, including transparent models from LG, and AI assistants like Rabbit R1. We also look at some of the tentpole features of Samsung's new Galaxy S24 lineup, such as a 50-megapixel telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom and a wave of AI tools designed for enhancing photography and videography, editing text, and more. Following Apple’s announcement of the impending launch of the Vision Pro headset on February 2, we discuss the device’s potential to redefine the AR/VR space, especially in the context of productivity workflows. We also address potential concerns regarding comfort and design, storage configurations, and our sense of anticipation about the device’s launch. Follow The MacRumors Show on: 𝕏: https://twitter.com/macrumorsshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themacrumorsshow TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@themacrumorsshow
1/19/202451 minutes, 9 seconds
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83: Everything to Expect From Apple in 2024

This episode is sponsored by Notion. Try Notion for free by visiting https://www.notion.com/macrumors This episode is sponsored by Masterclass. Visit https://www.masterclass.com/mac for an additional 15% off an annual membership On this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show, we take a look forward at everything Apple is expected to announce in 2024. 2024 is shaping up to be a very busy year for Apple, likely kicking off with the launch of the Vision Pro headset around February. Redesigned iPad Pro models with larger display and OLED technology, the M3 chip, and new accessories are expected to follow in March, as well as next-generation iPad Air models with a new, 12.9-inch size option. watchOS 11, iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS 15, visionOS 2, and tvOS 18 will likely be previewed in June at WWDC, potentially alongside the M3 Ultra Mac Studio. A refreshed Apple TV 4K with a faster chip could also launch in the first half of the year. September will likely see the introduction of the iPhone 16, featuring Spatial Video capture and the Action Button, and the iPhone 16 Pro, touting larger displays, a 48-megapixel Ultra Wide camera, and a new “Capture Button.” The “Apple Watch X,” fourth-generation AirPods, refreshed AirPods Max with USB-C are also expected to emerge in September.Apple could close out the year with the seventh-generation iPad mini, the 11th-generation iPad, and a new Mac mini with the M3 and M3 Pro chips. We could also see new MacBook Pros with M4 series chips, but the timing of these devices is more unclear.
1/5/202458 minutes, 40 seconds
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84: Apple’s 2023 Year in Review

In the final episode of The MacRumors Show for 2023, we take a look back and evaluate Apple’s year as a whole. The year kicked off in January with an unusual array of hardware releases consisting of the relaunch of the HomePod alongside the release of the M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pros, as well as the M2 and M2 Pro Mac mini. In May, Apple announced Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad, extending its own professional-grade creative tools to its tablet users for the first time. June was particularly eventful with the announcement of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, watchOS 10, tvOS 17, and macOS Sonoma at WWDC. Apple simultaneously unveiled the Vision Pro mixed-reality headset, a new 15-inch MacBook Air model, and updates to the Mac Studio and Mac Pro lines with the M2 Ultra chip. September marked the official release of the new operating systems and the debut of the iPhone 15 series, Apple Watch Series 9, and Apple Watch Ultra 2, alongside the introduction of FineWoven as a new material for accessories, and the launch of AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C. In October, Apple continued by introducing the Apple Pencil with USB-C, and somewhat unexpectedly announced the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max MacBook Pros, as well as the M3 iMac at the end of the month. November saw Apple announce support for Rich Communication Services (RCS). The year concluded with the release of iOS 17.2, Aston Martin and Porsche previewing the next-generation CarPlay, and a notable legal development where sales of the ‌Apple Watch Series 9‌ and ‌Apple Watch Ultra 2‌ were briefly banned in the United States. How do you think 2023 was for Apple? Let us know in the comments. ‌The MacRumors Show‌ is also now on X @MacRumorsShow, so be sure to give us a follow to keep up with the podcast. 
12/29/202355 minutes, 13 seconds
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83: Apple Watch Is Officially Banned + 2024 Rumor Q&A!

Use code THEMACRUMORS at the link below to get an exclusive 60% off an annual Incogni plan: https://incogni.com/themacrumors As 2023 begins to draw to a close, on this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show we take your questions about about the chances of another Apple event for Vision Pro, whether the device really has the potential to replace the Mac, and the potential “failure” of the headset.  We also talk MacBook Air accessories, when new HomePod models could launch, the potential of more iPad models adopting a landscape front-facing camera, and the usefulness of MagSafe charging on next-generation iPad Pro models, as well as when we could see an iOS 17 update that adds app sideloading capabilities in the EU. ‌The MacRumors Show‌ is now on X @MacRumorsShow, so be sure to give us a follow to keep up with the podcast.
12/22/202348 minutes, 27 seconds
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82: Apple vs. Beeper: The Battle for iMessage

This episode of the MacRumors Show is sponsored by: Magic Lasso Ad Block- Visit https://www.magiclasso.co/macrumors for a free month trial! Notion - Visit www.notion.com/macrumors to try the powerful, easy-to-use Notion AI today! Masterclass - Give one Annual Membership and get one FREE by visiting www.masterclass.com/mac. Offer terms apply! On this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss the recent controversy around Android apps that seek to enable iMessage functionality.Several companies have been vying to offer solutions for Android users who wish to send and receive iMessages for some time. Most recently, “Beeper Mini” offered a way to do so with no need to sign in with an Apple ID. The app’s developers used reverse-engineered iMessage protocols to register Android phone numbers with Apple’s servers, allowing Android users to send blue bubble messages to iPhoneusers with support for all iMessage functionality, including read receipts, typing indicators, and reactions.Apple ended up blocking Beeper Mini last week, with the company confirming that it took steps to shut down the app since it apparently posed risks to the security and privacy of iMessage users.In a blog post, the Beeper Mini team said that the app had the “fastest growing paid Android application in history,” with more than 100,000 downloads. This was said to be evidence that Android and ‌iPhone‌ customers “desperately want to be able to chat together” with all of the features available on iMessage. Earlier this week, the app’s functionality returned, but now with the requirement to sign in with an ‌Apple ID‌ and receive messages via an email address rather than a phone number. Beeper Mini’s developers say that despite reaching out to Apple, they have not heard back. It is unlikely that Apple will give in and allow Beeper Mini to function as it did, and Apple may shut down further functionality as well if it can. Apple does have plans to bring a range of iMessage-like features to chats between ‌iPhone‌ users and Android users through RCS, a protocol that Apple will add to iPhones next year. ‌RCS‌ will bring support for high quality video and images, emoji reactions, typing indicators, read receipts, and more, all features that Beeper Mini says that Android and ‌iPhone‌ users are desperate to have in cross-platform chats. What do you think about Android apps that enable iMessage functionality? Let us know in the comments.
12/15/202352 minutes, 7 seconds
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81: Is Apple One Worth It?

Following the recent Apple One price hike, on this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show we take a closer look at Apple’s subscription bundle and each of the services within it. Apple One is a bundle of Apple subscription services available at a lower overall price. The “Individual” plan includes iCloud+ (50GB), Apple TV+, Apple Music, and Apple Arcade. The “Family” plan adds 150GB of iCloud storage and the ability to share with up to five people, while the “Premier” plan adds Apple Fitness+ and Apple News+. We discuss our feelings about each of the individual services included in the bundle, looking at our personal experiences, what we like about each of them, and where they could improve. We ultimately weigh up whether Apple One is worth it and ponder what new Apple services could be on the horizon, such as Apple Books+, Apple Podcasts+, and Apple Health+. Follow us on Twitter @danbarbera and @HartleyCharlton. 
12/8/202352 minutes, 54 seconds
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80: New iPhone 16 Leaks & Rumors ft. Kevin the Tech Ninja!

This episode is sponsored by Notion! Visit www.notion.com/macrumors to try the powerful, easy-to-use Notion AI today! Exclusive! Grab the NordVPN deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/macrumors and get extra subscription time. Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Thanks to NordVPN for sponsoring our show. YouTuber Kevin Nether, also known as “Kevin the Tech Ninja,” joins us on this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show to take a closer look at the rumors surrounding the iPhone 16 lineup for the first time.While the devices are still likely around ten months away, there are already a multitude of rumors about what to expect from 2024's iPhone 16 and ‌iPhone 16‌ Pro models. Using information from reputable sources, we take a deep dive into some of the devices’ key features, including larger 6.3- and 6.9-inch display sizes, a new "Capture" button, and a 48-megapixel Ultra Wide camera. Let us know what you think about the ‌iPhone 16‌’s rumored features in the comments and see more of Kevin’s work over on his YouTube channel.
11/24/202359 minutes, 22 seconds
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79: iOS 18's MAJOR New AI Features?

This episode is sponsored by Masterclass. Give one Annual Membership and get one FREE by visiting www.masterclass.com/mac. Offer terms apply! This episode is sponsored by Factor. Visit https://www.factormeals.com/mac50 for 50% off! On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss the widely rumored array of AI features heading for iOS 18 and other's other major software updates in 2024. Supply chain checks suggest that Apple is building servers to deliver cloud-based AI in late 2024, as well as locally-processed "edge-AI." The company is reportedly planning to debut a "smarter" version of Siri based on its own large language model (LLM) next year that can understand complex questions and auto-complete sentences more effectively, as well as integrate with the Shortcuts app for complex multi-step tasks. Apple is said to be working on adding AI to as many apps as possible, including features in Apple Music, such as auto-generated playlists, and productivity apps like Pages and Keynote, where AI could assist with writing or creating slide decks. The iPhone 16 lineup is also rumored to feature exclusive AI capabilities, and the company is even rumored to be looking into how generative AI could be used to aid AppleCare.
11/17/202341 minutes, 58 seconds
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78: Is Apple FINALLY Taking Gaming Seriously? ft. TouchArcade

TouchArcade’s Jared Nelson and Eli Hodapp join us on this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show to talk through the current state of gaming in Apple’s ecosystem. TouchArcade is MacRumors’ sister site that focuses on iOS gaming. Jared is the website’s Editor-in-Chief and host of The TouchArcade Show podcast, while Eli is Jared’s predecessor, the founder of iOS gaming subscription service GameClub, and director of mobile publishing at GameMill Entertainment.We discuss Apple’s recent gaming push prompted by the A17 Pro and M3 chip’s hardware-accelerated ray-tracing, as well as the arrival of console-level games on Apple platforms like “Resident Evil Village.” We look at where Apple has made progress with gaming in recent years and where it still faces limitations, what the company should address to bolster gaming experiences on its devices, and the direction of Apple Arcade. We also consider the gaming potential of Apple’s Vision Pro headset and how the new product line could evolve over time. Listen to more of Jared and Eli over on The TouchArcade Show podcast. The MacRumors Show is now on its own YouTube channel, so head over and subscribe to keep up with new episodes and clips going forward
11/10/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 41 seconds
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77: Is the M3 MacBook Pro and iMac Worth the Wait? | Episode 77

On this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple’s "Scary Fast" event and the new Macs it introduced. We talk through our candid feelings about the unusual Apple event and the way in which the company presented its latest devices. We look at the all-new M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips, and weigh up the new MacBook Pro and iMac, who should consider upgrading to the next-generation machines, and more.
11/3/202346 minutes, 33 seconds
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76: Let's Talk Apple's 'Scary Fast' October Mac Event!

This episode is sponsored by Masterclass. Be sure to visit https://www.masterclass.com/mac for 15% off an annual membership! Exclusive! Grab the NordVPN deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/macrumors and get extra subscription time. Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Thanks to NordVPN for sponsoring our show. On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss our expectations about Apple's upcoming "Scary Fast" event, which is widely rumored to see the announcement of new Mac models. We talk through the unusual nature of the event, with Apple announcing it less than one week in advance, opting for an unorthodox 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time start, and even offering an explicit nod to the arrival of new Macs with a Finder easter egg. The event is expected to see the debut of the M3 chip and some of its more powerful variants. Two Mac models are currently in the running to be announced, with the iMac and high-end MacBook Pro rumored to be on the table. We also discuss our feelings about the AirPods Max as we approach three years since their introduction and more. The MacRumors Show is now on X @macrumorsshow, so be sure to give us a follow to keep up with the podcast! You can also view this week's episode on our NEW YouTube channel!
10/27/202349 minutes, 47 seconds
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A Look Inside Apple Leaks With Jon Prosser

Leaker Jon Prosser joins us for a bonus episode of The MacRumors Show to talk us through the world of leaks and how he sees his role in the Apple community. He gives us insights into why employees choose to leak company information, how he verifies intel from sources, and Apple leaks vs. Samsung and Google leaks. On a personal level, Jon tells us about how he has carved out a unique place for himself in Apple reporting, navigating the pressures of being a YouTuber, how he feels about his public persona, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/9/202240 minutes, 4 seconds
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Q&A With Bloomberg's Mark Gurman

In this bonus episode of The MacRumors Show, Bloomberg Apple reporter Mark Gurman talks through his daily work and how he defines his job. We gain insights into how he views the Apple community, what keeps him interested, his best successes along with a few misfires, and of course, what happened with those Apple Watch Series 7 rumors. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/13/202220 minutes, 8 seconds