Top Stories

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 28jan2023

Top Stories: iOS 16.3 Released, iPhone 15 Pro Rumors, macOS Tips and Tricks, and More

Saturday January 28, 2023 6:00 am PST by
Following last week's hardware announcements, this week saw the actual release of several of the new products as well as operating system updates bringing new features and bug fixes across Apple's platforms. This week also saw some fresh rumors about the iPhone 15 lineup and Apple's upcoming AR/VR headset, while we shared some tips to help you get the most of your macOS experience, so read...
top stories 21jan2023

Top Stories: New MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, HomePod, and More

Saturday January 21, 2023 6:00 am PST by
Surprise! This week ended up being a very busy one for Apple with a number of announcements for several new products we knew were in the works but thought might not be launching quite so soon. We'll have a lot more to come over the next few weeks as the new products launch, but read on below for all of the announcement details! Apple Announces New MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, HomePod, and More ...
top stories 14jan2023

Top Stories: Titanium iPhone 15 Pro, Touchscreen Macs, iOS 17 Expectations, and More

Saturday January 14, 2023 6:00 am PST by
The holidays are clearly over, with the Apple rumor mill back into full swing as we hit the midpoint of January. This week saw an array of both near-term and longer-term rumors ranging from Apple's mixed-reality headset, Apple silicon Mac Pro, iPhone 15, and iOS 17 later this year to new technology potentially coming to Apple devices over the next several years. We covered a lot of the...
top stories 7jan2023

Top Stories: iPhone 15 Pro and Headset Rumors, CES 2023, Dark Sky Shutdown, and More

Saturday January 7, 2023 6:00 am PST by
2023 is here, and Apple rumors are already flying about this year's iPhone 15 lineup, the long-rumored mixed-reality headset and more. This week is also the annual CES event in Las Vegas where all sorts of companies are showing off their latest products, while the first of the year saw Apple finally shut down the much-loved Dark Sky weather app it acquired back in 2020. Read on for all the...
top stories 31dec2022

Top Stories: Apple's Plans for 2023, AirPods Tips and Tricks, and More

Saturday December 31, 2022 6:00 am PST by
It's the final day of 2022, which means many Apple fans around the world are enjoying some newly unwrapped gifts while also looking forward to what's coming in 2023. In addition to our roundup of expectations for 2023, this week also saw some more specific news and rumors about both current and future Apple products, so read on for all of the details and have a Happy New Year! What to...
top stories 24dec2022

Top Stories: All-New Mac Pro in Testing, AirTag Updates, and More

Saturday December 24, 2022 6:00 am PST by
It's Christmas Eve, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been much in the way of Apple news and rumors in recent days as we've been hearing details about Apple's plans for the Mac Pro, iPhone SE, and more. In other news, Apple has detailed changes it made in a couple of recent AirTags firmware updates, while the company appears to have pulled back a new Home app architecture it began offering...
top stories 17dec2022

Top Stories: iOS 16.2 Released, 15-Inch MacBook Air Rumored, and More

Saturday December 17, 2022 6:00 am PST by
With the holidays right around the corner now, this week saw Apple push out the last of its updates for 2022 in the form of iOS 16.2 and associated operating system updates for other platforms. The updates include a number of new features, with attention on the software side now turning to iOS 16.3 for early next year. Other Apple news and rumors this week included word that Apple is looking ...
top stories 10de 2022

Top Stories: iCloud Encryption Expansion, Apple Music Karaoke, and More

Saturday December 10, 2022 6:00 am PST by
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means Apple is wrapping up its final announcements and launches of 2022. This week saw Apple announce an expansion of encryption options for iCloud, a new karaoke-like experience called Apple Music Sing, and the launch of HomePod mini in new countries. Apple is also rolling out the "biggest upgrade" ever for App Store pricing options for...
top stories 3dec2022

Top Stories: M2 Max Benchmark Leak, iPhone 15 Camera Rumor, and More

Saturday December 3, 2022 6:00 am PST by
With Black Friday and Cyber Week shopping events winding down and the calendar flipping over to December, our attention is starting to turn to 2023 and all of the Apple news we're expecting to see. This week saw an alleged benchmark leak for an "M2 Max" chip expected to make an appearance in upcoming Macs like the MacBook Pro early next year, as well as fresh rumors about the iPhone 15...
top stories 19nov2022

Top Stories: Emergency SOS via Satellite Launches, iOS 16.2 Beta Features, and More

Saturday November 19, 2022 6:00 am PST by
Meeting its promise of a November launch, Apple this week activated its Emergency SOS via Satellite service for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models in the U.S. and Canada, with more countries to come. This week also saw some new additions for iOS 16.2 as it works its way through the beta testing process ahead of a public launch next month, while we saw fresh rumors about next year's iPhone 15 ...
top stories 12nov2022

Top Stories: iPhone 15 Rumors, iOS 16.2 Beta 2 Changes, and More

Saturday November 12, 2022 6:00 am PST by
Things are starting to wind down for 2022, though we're not quite there yet with a few more items still on Apple's plate including iOS 16.2, which is proceeding through beta testing with some new features and tweaks. Looking further into the future, we're expecting plenty of news for 2023 with the iPhone 15 naturally being the flagship launch for the year, and we're already hearing a decent...
top stories 5nov2022

Top Stories: iOS 16.2 in Mid-December, No New Macs Until 2023, and More

Saturday November 5, 2022 7:00 am PDT by
Apple's apparent final hardware launch of 2022 is here with the latest Apple TV 4K, as it seems we won't be seeing any Mac updates until early next year. There's still a bit more on the calendar before the end of the year, however, including the holiday shopping season and software updates such as iOS 16.2 that will bring a number of new features and improvements when they are released in...
top stories 29oct2022

Top Stories: New iOS 16.1 Features, USB-C iPhone Confirmed, and More

Saturday October 29, 2022 7:00 am PDT by
October is drawing to a close with plenty to talk about in terms of new hardware and software releases from Apple, while we're also looking ahead with iOS 16.2 and future hardware. Read on below for all of the details on everything Apple released this week, including our early hands-on look at Apple's new iPads, plus a rumor about Apple's biggest-ever iPad and more! iOS 16.1 Released:...
top stories 22oct2022

Top Stories: New iPad Pro, iPad, Apple TV, and More Announced

Saturday October 22, 2022 7:00 am PDT by
Largely in line with expectations, we saw a number of Apple product updates this week via press release with the iPad Pro, iPad, and Apple TV. All three products are available to order now with launches coming over the next couple of weeks. We also got official confirmation of release dates for macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16, while we're still expecting some Mac-related updates before the end...
top stories 15oct2022

Top Stories: iOS 16.0.3 Released, iPhone SE 4 and Apple TV Rumors, and More

Saturday October 15, 2022 7:00 am PDT by
We're right around the midpoint of October now and we've yet to see any signs of an Apple media event to introduce new iPad and Mac hardware, so it's looking increasingly likely that rumors of the announcements coming via press release rather than an event are correct. The last week of the month may end up being fairly busy with iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura releases and potentially some of that...
top stories 8oct2022

Top Stories: What to Expect From Apple in October, iPhone 14 Plus Launch, and More

Saturday October 8, 2022 7:00 am PDT by
The first week of October has passed, and while we're expecting to see a number of hardware and software launches from Apple in the coming weeks, there's no sign of a media event in the works. This week also saw the launch of the iPhone 14 Plus, the last member of the iPhone 14 lineup to become available following last month's introduction. We're also looking forward to operating system...
top stories 1oct2022

Top Stories: Stage Manager Expands to Older iPad Pro Models, No October Apple Event?

Saturday October 1, 2022 7:00 am PDT by
While we had been expecting a follow-up October Apple event focused on Mac and iPad announcements, it sounds like we might not be getting another event after all. Instead, the pending updates in those product segments could be considered minor enough that they may be announced via press releases. It wasn't all bad news, however, with Apple announcing that it will be expanding an on-device...
top stories 24sep2022

Top Stories: iOS 16.0.2 Bug Fixes, Apple Watch Ultra and AirPods Pro 2 Launch, and More

Saturday September 24, 2022 7:00 am PDT by
Who's ready for a breather? A flurry of hardware and software releases following Apple's "Far Out" event earlier this month is finally on a bit of a pause, with the Apple Watch Ultra and second-generation AirPods Pro now making their way into customers' hands while we have a couple of weeks before the iPhone 14 Plus launches. This week saw the two major hardware releases, but also an...
top stories 17sep2022

Top Stories: iOS 16 Released, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Launch, and More

Saturday September 17, 2022 7:00 am PDT by
New iPhones are here! Three out of the four new iPhone models launched this week, as well two out of the three new Apple Watch models, plus we got the official release of iOS 16, so it was a very busy week in the Apple world. Apple also released the first beta of iOS 16.1 that will deliver some of the new features that didn't make the cut for the initial iOS 16 release, while Garmin made...
top stories 10sep2022

Top Stories: iPhone 14 Lineup, Three New Apple Watch Models, and New AirPods Pro

Saturday September 10, 2022 7:00 am PDT by
It's been a crazy busy few days thanks to Apple's "Far Out" media event where we saw announcements in three major product categories including the highly anticipated iPhone 14 lineup. Following Wednesday's event, we spent the rest of the day and beyond digging deeper into all of Apple's new products, so make sure to check out all of our coverage that extends beyond the announcements...