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AirPods 2 vs. AirPods 3 Buyer's Guide: Should You Upgrade?

Thursday October 21, 2021 8:48 am PDT by
Earlier this month, Apple announced a major update for its standard AirPods, with the new earbuds featuring spatial audio, Adaptive EQ, force sensors, sweat and water resistance, MagSafe charging, and more. Apple continues to sell the second-generation AirPods that it introduced in March 2019, now for the lower price of $129. Should you consider purchasing the second-generation AirPods...
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AirPods 3 vs. AirPods Pro Buyer's Guide

Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:45 pm PDT by
This week, Apple announced a major update for its standard AirPods, with the new earbuds featuring spatial audio, Adaptive EQ, force sensors, sweat and water resistance, MagSafe charging, and more. Should you consider purchasing the $179 third-generation AirPods, or do you need the higher-end AirPods Pro, which sell for $249? Our guide helps to answer the question of how to decide which of...
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13-Inch MacBook Pro vs. 14- and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide

Wednesday October 20, 2021 8:03 am PDT by
This week, Apple announced a major update for its high-end MacBook Pro models, with the new machines featuring a complete redesign, the M1 Pro and ‌M1‌ Max chips, larger mini-LED displays with ProMotion, an HDMI port and SD card slot, full-sized function keys, and more. In November 2020, Apple updated its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with the first Apple silicon chip for the Mac, the ‌M1‌ chip....
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M1 Pro vs. M1 Max Buyer's Guide

Tuesday October 19, 2021 11:32 am PDT by
This week, Apple announced a major update for its high-end MacBook Pros, with the new machines featuring a complete redesign, larger mini-LED displays with ProMotion, an HDMI port and SD card slot, full-sized function keys, and more. The new machines contain one of two scaled-up variants of the M1 System on Chip (SoC), the ‌M1‌ Pro or the ‌M1‌ Max. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for ...
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14-Inch MacBook Pro vs. 16-Inch MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide

Tuesday October 19, 2021 8:19 am PDT by
This week, Apple announced a major update for its high-end MacBook Pro models, with the new machines featuring a complete redesign, the M1 Pro and ‌M1‌ Max chips, larger mini-LED displays with ProMotion, an HDMI port and SD card slot, full-sized function keys, and more. The redesigned MacBook Pro is available in all-new 14-inch and 16-inch sizes. Despite both being high-end models, the 14-...
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What to Expect From October 18 'Unleashed' Apple Event: New MacBook Pros, AirPods 3 and More

Friday October 15, 2021 2:10 pm PDT by
Apple's first fall event of 2021 focused on the iPhone and the Apple Watch, but the second, set to be held on Monday, October 18, is expected to be Mac-centric. The upcoming event will see the debut of the highly anticipated 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, plus we could also get refreshed AirPods and a new Mac mini. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. This guide...
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iPhone SE vs. iPhone 11 Buyer's Guide

Thursday October 14, 2021 8:54 am PDT by
The iPhone SE and iPhone 11 are Apple's lowest-cost iPhone options, starting at $399 and $499 respectively. Apple released the ‌iPhone 11‌ in late 2019, and has bumped it down in price since then to make it more accessible as new ‌iPhone‌ models have been released. On the other hand, the ‌iPhone SE‌ launched in early 2020 as a low-cost ‌iPhone‌ option. With just $100 between them, should you get the ...
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Apple M1X Chip: Everything We Know

Tuesday October 12, 2021 1:44 pm PDT by
Apple's next Apple silicon chip is expected to be called the M1X, and rumors suggest it will be a more powerful version of the M1 chip that first debuted in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini in November 2020. This guide aggregates everything that we know about Apple's M1X chip. CPU and GPU Performance According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the M1X chip will be quite a bit more...
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Apple Watch SE vs. Apple Watch Series 7 Buyer's Guide

Friday October 8, 2021 12:01 pm PDT by
In September 2021, Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 7, featuring larger displays, improved durability, and faster charging. This came one year after Apple unveiled the Apple Watch SE, a low-cost Apple Watch option that still offers many of the Apple Watch features that have made the device so popular over the years. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The Apple...
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iOS 15 Features, Tips, and Tricks You Probably Don't Know

Wednesday October 6, 2021 11:16 am PDT by
With the release of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 on September 20, Apple introduced millions of users to several of its new tentpole features for iPhone and iPad, such as Focus Mode, Notification Summary, a redesigned Safari, and more. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. But beyond the headline features, Apple has also made numerous tweaks and changes to its mobile operating...
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Apple Watch Series 6 vs. Apple Watch Series 7: Should You Upgrade?

Monday October 4, 2021 8:27 am PDT by
At its September special event, Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 7. The Series 7 replaces the Apple Watch Series 6, which was announced in September of 2020, as the company's flagship wearable. The ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ offers a number of upgrades and improvements on last year's Series 6, offering a larger display with bigger casing sizes, faster charging, and the S7 chip, for a price...
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iPad Mini vs. iPad Air Buyer's Guide

Monday September 27, 2021 3:00 pm PDT by
Apple recently introduced the sixth-generation iPad mini, featuring a complete redesign, a larger display, the A15 Bionic chip, and more. The ‌iPad mini‌ now effectively shares the design of the iPad Air, with both devices possessing many of the same features such as an all-screen design with no Home button, Touch ID in the top power button, and stereo speakers. Since the ‌iPad Air‌ was released ...
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Everything New in the iOS 15 Apple Podcasts App

Friday September 24, 2021 8:45 am PDT by
The Podcasts app gets a number of improvements in Apple's recently released iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 updates, including the new, systemwide Shared with You feature, personalized recommendations, new keyboard shortcuts, and more. This guide walks through all of the main new features and improvements added in the ‌‌iOS 15‌‌ and ‌iPadOS 15‌ Apple Podcasts app, in what makes for a modest update for...
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iOS 14 vs. iOS 15: Should You Update?

Friday September 24, 2021 7:42 am PDT by
For the first time, Apple is allowing users to continue using iOS 14, even after the launch of iOS 15. So should you update to ‌iOS 15‌ or stick with iOS 14? In previous years, the main reason users needed to update their iPhone to a major new OS release was to continue getting important security updates. Apple would release security updates to older devices that could not upgrade to the...
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iOS 15 Safari Extensions Worth Checking Out

Wednesday September 22, 2021 2:49 pm PDT by
With iOS 15, Apple introduced a new design and a range of new features, including better support for extensions. Safari in ‌iOS 15‌ supports web extensions, which can be downloaded and installed through the App Store, so there are a much wider range of extension options for you to choose from. We've rounded up some of the most useful ‌iOS 15‌ extensions that we've found so far. 1Password...
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iPhone 13 Mini vs. iPhone 13 Buyer's Guide

Wednesday September 22, 2021 7:14 am PDT by
Apple recently unveiled the iPhone 13 mini and ‌iPhone 13‌ as the successors to the popular iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12, featuring a 20 percent smaller notch, the A15 Bionic chip, improved cameras, longer battery life, and more. As Apple's entry-level ‌iPhone 13‌ offerings, the ‌iPhone 13‌ mini and ‌iPhone 13‌ offer a host of versatile features intended for the mainstream consumer. The ‌iPhone 13‌...
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All the iOS 15 Features You Won't Get Until Later

Tuesday September 21, 2021 2:56 pm PDT by
There are multiple features that Apple wasn't able to get ready for launch prior to the debut of iOS and iPadOS 15, which is not unusual. There are usually some iOS features that take a little more time to prepare for primetime, and Apple releases these features in iOS updates. Below, we've rounded up iOS 15 additions that weren't ready when ‌iOS 15‌ launched and will be implemented in ‌iOS 15‌...
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iPhone 13 Pro vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max Buyer's Guide

Tuesday September 21, 2021 7:58 am PDT by
Apple recently unveiled the iPhone 13 Pro and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max as the successors to the popular iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, featuring a ProMotion display, the A15 Bionic chip, improved cameras, longer battery life, and more. As Apple's premium flagship offerings, the ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max are the most fully-featured iPhones available. The ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ starts at $999...
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The Ultimate iOS 15 Walkthrough: Guides and How Tos for Every New Feature

Thursday October 14, 2021 2:03 pm PDT by
While iOS 15 was in the beta testing phase, we here at MacRumors wrote up a series of in-depth feature guides to highlight everything that's new in the update, along with how tos to walk you through using those features. This is a comprehensive guide with all of our coverage, and it's a great resource for casual users who haven't had a chance to test out ‌iOS 15‌ prior to its launch....
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iOS 15 Features: Our Top 10 Picks

Monday September 20, 2021 1:11 pm PDT by
iOS 15 is absolutely packed with new features, and it can be overwhelming sorting through everything that's new. If you're wondering whether it's worth upgrading and what new features might be worth getting access to right away, we've rounded up 10 of the best new additions in the ‌iOS 15‌ update that you might not be aware of. 1. Android and Web-Based FaceTime For the first time, ‌FaceTime‌ is ...