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Apple Glasses: Everything We Know

Wednesday January 25, 2023 12:52 pm PST by
For several years, rumors suggested that Apple would follow its mixed reality AR/VR headset with a set of lighter weight augmented reality "Apple Glasses" that would launch sometime around 2024. Rumors have shifted and the Apple Glasses project is on hold with no word on when we might see the product. This guide aggregates everything that we know about the Apple Glasses so far, but be warned ...
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HomePod Mini vs. HomePod Buyer's Guide

Tuesday January 24, 2023 8:55 am PST by
In 2020, Apple unveiled the HomePod mini as the first addition to the HomePod lineup, with a new spherical design and the S5 chip. With a more affordable price tag of just $99, ‌HomePod mini‌ is a much more accessible and versatile version of Apple's smart speaker in a compact design. Apple recently reintroduced the full-size ‌HomePod‌, meaning that there are once again two HomePods to choose...
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M2 MacBook Pro vs. 14- and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide

Tuesday January 24, 2023 5:24 am PST by
Apple recently announced a major update for its high-end MacBook Pro models, adding the M2 Pro and ‌M2‌ Max chips, better battery life, Wi‑Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and a HDMI 2.1 port. Last year, Apple updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the ‌M2‌ chip, so how do the machines compare? Despite both being MacBook Pros, the ‌M2‌ model and the high-end models are very different machines, so should you...
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iOS 16.3 Features: Everything New in iOS 16.3

Monday January 23, 2023 2:21 pm PST by
Apple today released iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 to the public after several weeks of testing, and while this is a more minor update, there are still some features that are worth knowing about. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In this guide, we've outlined all of the changes in the iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 updates. Security Keys Security Keys for Apple ID provide...
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Mac Mini vs. Mac Studio Buyer's Guide

Monday January 23, 2023 8:24 am PST by
The Mac Studio debuted in 2022 as Apple's most powerful custom silicon standalone desktop computer. Now, with the launch of the latest Mac mini models, the ‌Mac Studio‌ faces a formidable competitor that offers "Pro" capabilities at a substantially lower price point. The ‌Mac Studio‌ starts at $1,999, dwarfing the $599 starting price of the M2 ‌Mac mini‌ and even the $1,299 starting price of the...
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Old vs. New HomePod Buyer's Guide

Saturday January 21, 2023 2:00 am PST by
Following Apple's reintroduction of the full-size HomePod, how does the new model compare to the divisive original model that the company introduced in 2017 and discontinued in 2021? The new ‌HomePod‌ is priced at $299. The original model debuted at a $349 price point, before being dropped to $299 in 2019. Following a period of appreciation last year, prices for the original ‌HomePod‌ on sites...
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10 macOS Tips to Boost Your Productivity

Friday January 20, 2023 8:51 am PST by
When it comes to working on your Mac, there are so many handy time-saving tricks hidden away in macOS that there's a good chance you're missing at least one or two. Here are 10 quick tips, any of which could be key to turbo-charging your productivity. This article assumes you're using a Mac running macOS Ventura, but most of these tips also work in earlier versions of Apple's Mac operating...
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2020 vs. 2023 Mac Mini Buyer's Guide

Friday January 20, 2023 3:06 am PST by
Following the Mac mini's recent hardware refresh that added the M2 and ‌M2‌ Pro chips, what exactly do the latest machines bring to the table and is it worth upgrading from the previous generation? The current ‌Mac mini‌ with the ‌M2‌ chip starts at $599 and model with the ‌M2‌ Pro chip starts at $1,299. Upon the launch of the latest models, the M1 and Intel-based Mac minis were discontinued and are ...
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When Will iOS 16.3 Be Released?

Monday January 23, 2023 6:22 am PST by
iOS 16.3 and related operating system updates for Apple's various platforms will bring several new features and bug fixes, so when can we expect the updates to arrive? As part of a press release on January 18 announcing a new Unity wallpaper, watch face, and watch band in celebration of Black History Month, Apple revealed that iOS 16.3 and watchOS 9.3 would be released "next week," with...
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2021 vs. 2023 MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide

Thursday January 19, 2023 6:34 am PST by
Following the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro's recent hardware refresh that added the M2 Pro and ‌M2‌ Max chips, what exactly do the latest machines bring to the table and is it worth upgrading from the previous generation? The current 14-inch model starts at $1,999 and the 16-inch model starts at $2,499. Upon the launch of the latest models, the 2021 MacBook Pros were discontinued and are no...
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AirPods: 2023 Buyer's Guide

Friday January 6, 2023 3:32 pm PST by
The AirPods have been around since 2016, and at this point, there have been several iterations along with the launch of the AirPods Pro and the AirPods Max. With three options available, you might be having some trouble figuring out which you should buy. This guide walks through the different AirPods models that you can purchase right now, highlighting the similarities and the differences...
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What Do You Want to See From Apple in 2023?

Sunday January 1, 2023 6:37 am PST by
On Friday, we shared a What to Expect Guide that highlights everything we're expecting to see from Apple in 2023, based on current product rumors and historical release data. We're counting on the release of the mixed reality headset that Apple has been working on for years now, along with the Apple silicon Mac Pro and a number of other refreshed Macs. There's an iPhone 15 with a USB-C port...
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What to Expect From Apple in 2023: AR/VR Headset, iPhone 15 Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro and More

Friday December 30, 2022 10:39 am PST by
In 2023, Apple is expected to enter the head-worn wearable market, launching its AR/VR or "mixed" reality headset. With a new product coming, it's going to be an exciting year full of firsts and all the hype that comes with a new product category. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Much of the Mac lineup is due for a refresh, and we're expecting to see new MacBook...
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Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your New Apple Watch

Monday December 26, 2022 11:23 am PST by
For MacRumors readers who were gifted an Apple Watch for the holidays, we've created a list of useful tips and tricks that you won't want to miss in order to get the most out of your new watch, whether you're new to Apple Watch entirely or upgrading from an earlier version. Apple Watch Basics New to the Apple Watch? We have some how-tos for beginners that will walk you through setup and...
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13 Things You Need to Know About Your New iPad

Monday December 26, 2022 7:00 am PST by
It's just after the holidays, and many people received an iPad as a gift. If that's you and you're new to the ‌iPad‌ or this is your first update in some time, make sure to check out the tips below to get the most out of your new tablet, whether it's an iPad mini, ‌iPad‌, iPad Air, or iPad Pro. Basic Tips for Beginners If you're new to the ‌iPad‌, we have some basic articles that will walk you...
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Tons of Tips and Tricks for New iPhone 14 Owners

Sunday December 25, 2022 12:30 pm PST by
If you were lucky enough to be gifted an iPhone 14 for the holidays, we've got a series of useful tips and tricks for you that will help you get the most out of your new device. First, if you're entirely new to the iPhone or you just want a refresher, we have a long list of basic tips on how to use your ‌iPhone‌ and iOS 16. ‌iPhone‌ Tips for Beginners How to Set Up Your New ‌iPhone‌ or iPad...
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Eight Useful Tips for New AirPods and AirPods Pro Owners

Sunday December 25, 2022 9:00 am PST by
Did you just get new AirPods or AirPods Pro? If so, we've rounded up a handy list of tips, tricks, and features that you may not know about to get you acquainted with your new earbuds. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. First up, if you're new to AirPods entirely, we have a list of helpful basic tips on how to use your AirPods. AirPods Basics How to Set Up and...
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Get Ready for the New Year With These iPhone Maintenance Tips

Friday December 16, 2022 3:57 pm PST by
December is coming to an end and 2023 will be upon us in just a couple of weeks. With holiday breaks and vacations coming up, the end of the month is a great time to sit down and do a little bit of iPhone maintenance to get ready for the new year. If you're like many of us here at MacRumors, you have a lot of cruft in the form of photos that need to be cleaned up, old apps to be deleted,...
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iOS 16.2 Features: Everything New in iOS 16.2

Tuesday December 13, 2022 3:10 pm PST by
Apple today released iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 to the public after more than a month of testing, and the update is a big one that adds a number of important new features. You'll want to upgrade right away for the new additions and for important bug fixes. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We've outlined all of the changes that are available in both iOS 16.2 and iPadOS ...
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xrOS: Everything We Know About the Software Designed for Apple's Mixed Reality Headset

Thursday December 1, 2022 3:34 pm PST by
Apple is developing a mixed reality AR/VR headset that's set to launch in less than a year, if rumors are to be believed. With new hardware comes new software, and Apple is working on a headset operating system that is set to be called xrOS. This guide aggregates everything that we know about the xrOS operating system that will run on the upcoming AR/VR headset. We'll update this guide over...