The MacRumors Show: March Apple Event Rumors and iOS 18's 'Biggest' Ever Update

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.

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If you haven't already listened to the previous episode of The MacRumors Show, catch up for our discussion about 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.

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Top Rated Comments

socialwill Avatar
23 weeks ago
I feel that Vision Pro is a solution trying to find a problem. Yet, it is possibly the best designed solution available today.

Maybe this will change as we get more information and Apple updates the software and the hardware? Maybe?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
23 weeks ago
Sort of funny to have this thread ... and the one titled "iOS 17 Adoption is Slower Than iOS 16 Adoption" on the same day.

People are worn out

Apple - stop the annual releases and "new versions" for no reason

How about adding things and fixing things to existing versions over a 2-3 year time frame?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
picpicmac Avatar
23 weeks ago
Do people really want more and more things on their phones?

I'm with David Lewis in thinking about these phones:

iOS 18 will do nothing for me.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fraserpatty Avatar
23 weeks ago
I’m hoping for one more “less” expensive iPad mini before it becomes OLED. And iOS 18 and iPadOS 18, that is inclusive AI-wise back to 2018. At least.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)