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By MacRumors Staff
Each weekend, we publish a summary of the biggest Apple stories from the previous week, making it a great way to get a bite-sized recap of the week hitting all of the major topics we've covered and tying together related stories for a big-picture view.

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top stories 16sep2023 1

Top Stories: Apple Event Recap With iPhone 15, New Apple Watches, and More

Saturday September 16, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
What a week! Things are finally beginning to settle down after a flurry of announcements at Tuesday's event involving the usual suspects of iPhone and Apple Watch. All of the new hardware is now available to order, with launches happening next Friday. Don't forget about Apple's software updates, with iOS 17, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17 all coming on Monday and macOS Sonoma debuting on September...
top stories 9sep2023

Top Stories: Apple Event Expectations for iPhone 15, Apple Watch, and More

Saturday September 9, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
The calendar has turned to September, and new iPhone season is upon us! Apple will be announcing the iPhone 15 series at an event scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, with a live stream to be available on YouTube and on Apple's website. Read on below for all the details on what we're expecting (and not expecting) next week, and tune in on Tuesday as MacRumors will be ...
top stories 2sep2023

Top Stories: Apple Event Announced for iPhone 15, New Apple Watches, USB-C AirPods, and More

Saturday September 2, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
Apple's most important event of the year has finally been confirmed, and we're looking forward to new iPhones, Apple Watch models, and more. In the run-up to the event, we're continuing to hear more tidbits about what to expect for the major new hardware, as well as some other smaller announcements Apple may have in store, so read on for all the details! Apple Announces 'Wonderlust' Event ...
top stories 26aug2023

Top Stories: iPhone 15 Rumors, iOS 17 Beta 7, and More

Saturday August 26, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
The Apple rumor mill remains busy, as reports about the iPhone 15 lineup are continuing to fly with only a few weeks until Apple officially introduces the new models. Apple is also wrapping up work on iOS 17 to release it to the public right around the same time. While the iPhone reliably gets annual updates, this week we also took a look at a number of other Apple products that are quite a...
top stories 12aug2023

Top Stories: iPhone 15 Event Date, Apple Watch and Mac Rumors, and More

Saturday August 12, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
If rumors are to believed, we're now exactly one month away from Apple's big September event where we're expecting to see several product announcements led by the iPhone 15 lineup. In addition to iPhone 15 rumors, this week also saw fresh claims about the upcoming Apple Watch Series 9, while we're seeing more details about the M3 family of chips coming to next-generation Mac models. Apple...
top stories 5aug2023

Top Stories: New Apple Watch Ultra, AirTag, and iPad Rumors

Saturday August 5, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
We're just about a month away from the introduction of the iPhone 15 lineup, but it's far from the only product in Apple's pipeline as this week saw fresh rumors about the next-generation Apple Watch models, AirTag, iPads, and more. We also took a glance at some iOS 17 features you might have missed while we look ahead to what we might see with fourth-generation AirPods, so read on for all...
top stories 29jul2023

Top Stories: iPhone 15 Pro Rumors, iOS 17 Beta 4, Vision Pro Developer Kit, and More

Saturday July 29, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
The next iPhone launch is rapidly approaching, and rumors are continuing to fly about what to expect for the next-generation models. Plus, we're expecting some fresh Mac updates not too long after that. This week also saw the fourth betas of iOS 17 and related operating system updates as Apple works toward an official release alongside the new iPhones in September, while developers will soon ...
Top Stories July 22 Feature

Top Stories: M3 Macs as Early as October, Beats Studio Pro, and More

Saturday July 22, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
While it was a relatively quiet week for Apple news and rumors, we did learn that the first Macs with the as-yet-unannounced M3 chip could be just three months away from being unveiled, providing us all with something to look forward to. Other top stories this week included the release of Apple's new Beats Studio Pro over-ear headphones, the possibility of iPhone 15 Pro models being in low...
top stories 15jul2023

Top Stories: iOS 17 Public Beta, iPhone 15 Pro Rumors, and More

Saturday July 15, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
As promised for the month of July, Apple has released the first public betas of iOS 17, macOS Sonoma, and related updates, opening up testing to a wider range of users ahead of their official releases later this year. Other big stories this week included the latest rumors about the iPhone 15 Pro coming up in just a couple of months, a massive new iMac model in Apple's product pipeline, and a ...
top stories 8jul2023

Top Stories: iOS 17 Beta 3, Meta Launches Twitter Rival, and More

Saturday July 8, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
Apple has moved on to a new round of developer beta testing for iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and related updates, and the public beta program open to everyone should be kicking off very soon. The next iPhone launch is also just two months away now, and we're continuing to hear rumors about what to expect from the next-generation models, while we've heard more this week about a rumored iPhone SE 4 and...
top stories 1jul2023

Top Stories: 30-Inch iMac Rumor, iCloud+ Price Increase, and More

Saturday July 1, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
Apple's Vision Pro headset made the big splash at WWDC last month, but the company clearly has a lot more in its pipeline as Bloomberg's Mark Gurman this week outlined well over a dozen products coming over the next year or so. In other Apple news this week, iCloud+ subscribers in many countries will be seeing a price increase, while we took deeper dives into some of the major watchOS 10...
top stories 24jun2023

Top Stories: visionOS SDK, iOS 17 Beta 2, and More

Saturday June 24, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
It's been two weeks since WWDC wrapped up, and this week saw Apple release the second round of betas of its upcoming operating system updates introduced at the conference, plus the initial release of developer tools and a simulator needed to allow developers to build apps for the Vision Pro headset. This week also saw another iPhone 15 rumor while we continue to dig into all of the changes...
top stories 17jun2023

Top Stories: Top iOS 17 Features, M2 Ultra Chip Benchmarks, and More

Saturday June 17, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
With WWDC now in the rear-view mirror, we've finally had time to really dig into the new software updates and discover some of our favorite new features and changes. New hardware was of course another big focus for WWDC, and while the Vision Pro isn't coming until next year, the updated MacBook Air, Mac Studio, and Mac Pro models began shipping out this week, so we're learning more about...
top stories 10jun2023

Top Stories: Vision Pro, iOS 17, New Macs, and More From WWDC

Saturday June 10, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
As expected, Apple's WWDC keynote on Monday was jam-packed with announcements, headlined by a first look at the upcoming Vision Pro headset as well as some new Macs and the usual bevy of operating system updates. Check out our recap of Monday's keynote, our report on our hands-on time with the Vision Pro, and a special edition of The MacRumors Show podcast recorded at Apple Park, and read on ...
top stories 3jun2023

Top Stories: Here Comes WWDC – iOS 17, AR/VR Headset, New Macs, and More

Saturday June 3, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
One of Apple's biggest events of the year is right around the corner, with a jam-packed keynote kicking off WWDC 2023 on Monday. Apple's long-rumored AR/VR headset is all but certain to finally come to fruition, but it looks like there will be much more than that revealed at the event. In addition to the standard previews of upcoming major operating system updates and the headset, it looks...
top stories 27may2023

Top Stories: Final Cut Pro for iPad, iOS 17 Rumors, WWDC Schedule

Saturday May 27, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
We're just over a week away from the WWDC keynote where Apple will reportedly finally reveal its long-rumored mixed-reality headset, and there are undoubtedly a number of other announcements planned for the event. Ahead of WWDC, Apple this week released Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad, bringing versions of the company's professional video and audio apps to the tablet for the first time. ...
top stories 20may2023

Top Stories: iOS 16.5 Released, Apple Headset Rumors, and More

Saturday May 20, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
This week saw a good mix of Apple news and rumors including the release of iOS 16.5 and related software updates, as well as the Beats Studio Buds + earphones and an early announcement of upcoming accessibility features from Apple. On the rumor front, we heard a bit more about what we should expect to see with the iPhone 15 lineup and the M3 family of Mac and iPad chips coming later this...
top stories 13may2023

Top Stories: Final Cut Pro for iPad, iOS 16.5 Coming Next Week, and More

Saturday May 13, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
We got quite the surprise this week with Apple introducing Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for the iPad, while the release of Apple's next batch of operating system updates is imminent. Other news this week included rumors about the Apple Watch Series 9 coming later this year and the iPhone 16 lineup launching in 2024, while it looks like Beats has some upgraded over-ear headphones in the...
top stories 6 may 2023

Top Stories: One Month to WWDC, iOS 17 Rumor Recap, New AirPods Firmware, and More

Saturday May 6, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
The calendar has flipped to May, which means WWDC is right around the corner. There continues to be lots to talk about as far as rumors and expectations on both the software and hardware sides, so buckle up! This week also saw a few somewhat unusual software updates from Apple, including the first-ever public Rapid Security Response updates, as well as an acknowledgment that recent firmware...
top stories 29apr2023

Top Stories: iOS 17 Rumors, Beats Studio Buds+ Leak, and More

Saturday April 29, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
WWDC is a little over a month away, and rumors about iOS 17 are continuing to come into focus with new reports surfacing this week about enhancements to the Lock Screen, Apple Music, and App Library, as well as new health tools and perhaps a brand-new journaling app. Apple also appears to be gearing up to release some new Macs, while the upcoming Beats Studio Buds+ earphones saw their full...