The MacRumors Show: HomePod Returns Alongside New MacBook Pro and Mac Mini

Following Apple's announcements this week, we talk through our reactions to the new MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and HomePod on this week's episode of The MacRumors Show.

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We weigh up the significance and timing of the MacBook Pro's hardware refresh, the excitement around the ‌Mac mini‌ with the M2 Pro chip as a rival to the Mac Studio and a tool for creators, and our thoughts on Apple's strategy for reviving the ‌HomePod‌.

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Top Rated Comments

Bart Katz Avatar
20 months ago
Hey guys, there is a need for a new 27" iMac. Not a Pro, not an M3, not a super-duper monitor - but a reasonably priced iMac for the small business community and the visually impaired.

Come on, start hyping up that need.
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TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
20 months ago


Didn’t even catch that. Dang! That’s a very good point. Good find! ?
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etoiles Avatar
20 months ago


To be fair, that is also what winter looks like in California ?
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compwiz1202 Avatar
20 months ago

Hey guys, there is a need for a new 27" iMac. Not a Pro, not an M3, not a super-duper monitor - but a reasonably priced iMac for the small business community and the visually impaired.

Come on, start hyping up that need.
On that same token they also need a lower specced 16". Don't lock the screen size behind insane specs/pricing
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ipedro Avatar
20 months ago


Good observation but not necessarily true for northern California. I was just at Apple Park a couple of weeks ago and the foliage looked just about like that. Some species were bare, some were colourful, some were green.

That said, I don't think they would have filmed it recently in any event. This wasn't a big secret project. They probably took care of the marketing materials well in advance.
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palev Avatar
20 months ago

On that same token they also need a lower specced 16". Don't lock the screen size behind insane specs/pricing
With the rumoured 15" Air they might actually be looking to cover that segment. Fingers crossed!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)