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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 13apr2024

Top Stories: M4 Mac Roadmap Leaked, New iPads in Second Week of May, and More

Saturday April 13, 2024 6:00 am PDT by
Apple's hardware roadmap was in the news this week, with things hopefully firming up for a launch of updated iPad Pro and iPad Air models next month while we look ahead to the other iPad models and a full lineup of M4-based Macs arriving starting later this year. We also heard some fresh rumors about iOS 18, due to be unveiled at WWDC in a couple of months, while we took a look at how things ...
top stories 6apr2024

Top Stories: iOS 17.5 Beta, The Latest on New iPads, and More

Saturday April 6, 2024 6:00 am PDT by
We're still two months away from the unveiling of iOS 18 at WWDC, so Apple is pushing forward with the first beta of new iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 updates likely to be officially released next month. These updates are smaller in scale than the recent 17.4 updates, but we're still finding some interesting changes in them. Meanwhile, the wait for new iPads continues, and it appears we've got...
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Top Stories: iOS 18's Generative AI Features to Rely on Google?, Latest on New iPads, and More

Saturday March 23, 2024 6:00 am PDT by
We're getting closer to the launch of new iPad Pro and iPad Air models, while rumors about iOS 18 are continuing to ramp up with this week's surprise revelation that Apple has been talking to Google and others about potentially helping power the generative AI features expected to be a major part of this year's update. Other news this week saw the release of iOS 17.4.1 and iPadOS 17.4.1...
top stories 16mar2024

Top Stories: iPhone Apps via Web in EU, iOS 17.4.1 Coming Soon, and More

Saturday March 16, 2024 6:00 am PDT by
Apple news and rumors settled down a bit this week following the launch of the M3 MacBook Air, but there was still plenty to talk about including Apple's ongoing changes to satisfy the EU's Digital Markets Act and signs of an upcoming iOS update likely to address some bugs. We're also looking forward to new iPad Pro and iPad Air models coming in the next few weeks or so, plus the iPhone 16...
top stories 9mar2024

Top Stories: New MacBook Air, iOS 17.4 Released, and More

Saturday March 9, 2024 5:00 am PST by
We heard some last-minute rumblings that an Apple product launch might be coming this week, and indeed it did with the debut of new MacBook Air models based on Apple's M3 chip. Alongside the new MacBook Air, we got the usual spring refresh with new Apple Watch band and iPhone case colors, while this week also saw the release of iOS 17.4 and related operating system updates, so read on below...
top stories 2mar2024

Top Stories: Apple Car Canceled, iOS 17.4 Release Notes, and More

Saturday March 2, 2024 5:00 am PST by
Apple shocked the world this week by canceling its long-running electric vehicle project into which it invested billions of dollars over the past decade. Rumors indicated the project had been struggling for years, but to see it officially end up on the chopping block is still quite startling. Other news and rumors this week included the pending release of iOS 17.4 and the significant changes ...
top stories 24feb2024

Top Stories: Apple Sports App, iMessage Security Upgrade, and More

Saturday February 24, 2024 5:00 am PST by
This week saw the surprise release of a new Apple Sports app for tracking sports scores across a number of leagues, while we learned more about features coming soon in iOS 17.4. We also saw more rumors about AirPods updates coming later this year, and Apple's latest MacBook Pro models have hit Apple's refurbished products store at a nice discount, so read on for all the details on these...
top stories 17feb2024

Top Stories: iPhone 16 and iOS 18 Rumors, New Macs and iPads Coming Soon, and More

Saturday February 17, 2024 5:00 am PST by
Apple's next set of product releases is likely coming up quickly, with a number of Mac and iPad updates reportedly set for next month. Major changes to iOS are coming to residents of the European Union around the same time, while rumors continue to circulate about a potential HomePod with a full display. Other news this week included fresh rumors about the iPhone 16 lineup and iOS 18 coming...
top stories 10feb2024

Top Stories: Apple Vision Pro Launch Recap, iOS 17.4 Beta Features, and More

Saturday February 10, 2024 5:00 am PST by
Apple Vision Pro has been out for a week, so regular users are starting to get settled in with the new device and sharing their thoughts on it while teardown experts have been digging into the hardware. Beyond all the news surrounding Apple's long-anticipated headset, this week also saw more progress on iOS 17.4 and related operating system updates expected to launch next month, fresh iPhone ...
top stories 3feb2024

Top Stories: Apple Vision Pro Launch, Next-Generation CarPlay Features, and More

Saturday February 3, 2024 5:00 am PST by
Apple Vision Pro is here! Apple's "spatial computing" headset has officially launched, and we've got all the details on the ground-breaking new device for both early adopters and those just looking for more information as Apple takes in first step into what it believes is the future of computing. While the Apple Vision Pro launch was the biggest news of the week, it certainly wasn't the only ...
top stories 27jan2024

Top Stories: Major iOS 17.4 Changes, MacBook and iPad Updates, and More

Saturday January 27, 2024 5:00 am PST by
Huge news this week for iOS users in the European Union, with major changes to Apple's policies coming with iOS 17.4 related to alternative app stores, default browsers, NFC payment options, and more. This week also saw the public release of iOS 17.3 with several new features, rumors about upcoming hardware, the end of an era for Apple retail, and more, so read on below for all the details! ...
top stories 20jan2024

Top Stories: Vision Pro Pre-Orders, iOS 17.3 Release Date, Apple Watch Blood Oxygen Ban

Saturday January 20, 2024 5:00 am PST by
After years of rumors and months of waiting following its unveiling, Apple's headset is finally just about here, with pre-orders going live in the U.S. ahead of an early February launch. While Vision Pro was the biggest news of the week, there were also big developments in the ongoing Apple Watch blood oxygen patent dispute, with Apple being forced to start selling Series 9 and Ultra 2...
top stories 13jan2024

Top Stories: Apple Vision Pro Release Date, iOS 17.3 Coming Soon, CES 2024 Recap

Saturday January 13, 2024 5:00 am PST by
Apple's Vision Pro headset finally has a release date in the U.S., and it's coming up quickly! Alongside that announcement, we learned a bit more about the device and what to expect with the ordering process. Other news this week included Apple starting to pay out claims for the high-profile class action lawsuit that claimed Apple was "secretly throttling" older iPhones with degraded...
top stories 6jan2024

Top Stories: Vision Pro Launch Rumor, iOS 17.3 Beta Issue, and More

Saturday January 6, 2024 5:00 am PST by
Happy New Year! 2024 is shaping up to be a big year for Apple, with its Vision Pro headset perhaps being the first big launch of the year in just a few weeks' time if the latest rumors are accurate. This week also saw an issue with a new iOS 17.3 beta that forced Apple to temporarily pull the update, the latest rumors on not only this year's iPhone 16 lineup but also next year's iPhone 17,...
top stories 30dec2023

Top Stories: Apple Watch Sales Resume, iOS Features Coming in 2024, and More

Saturday December 30, 2023 5:00 am PST by
2023 is quickly drawing to close, so it's a traditional time for us to look back at everything that happened in the Apple world over the past year and look forward to what we're expecting to see in 2024. While the news and rumor cycle largely slows down at this time of year, the past couple of weeks have been dominated by developments in a patent dispute that saw Apple forced to briefly halt ...
top stories 23dec2023

Top Stories: Apple Watch Sales Ban, Next-Generation CarPlay Preview, and More

Saturday December 23, 2023 5:00 am PST by
2023 is rapidly drawing to a close with the holiday season, but that certainly doesn't mean there hasn't been any major Apple news over the past week. The week's biggest news was Apple's move to halt sales of its flagship Apple Watch models over a patent dispute, while Apple also squeaked in under the wire to tease the first implementation of next-generation CarPlay from a couple of car...
top stories 16dec2023

Top Stories: iOS 17.2 Released, iPhone 16 Design Leaks, and More

Saturday December 16, 2023 5:00 am PST by
We're into the thick of the holiday season now, and Apple has been busy wrapping up its software work for 2023 with this week's public release of iOS 17.2, macOS Sonoma 14.2, and other updates, plus the first round of betas for iOS 17.3 and friends. On the hardware side, Apple released a standalone USB-C case for AirPods Pro 2 owners looking to make the switch from their original Lightning...
top stories 9dec2023

Top Stories: iOS 17.2 Coming Soon, New iPads in Early 2024, and More

Saturday December 9, 2023 5:00 am PST by
Apple's final set of major operating system updates for 2023 appears to be right around the corner, with iOS 17.2 and related updates likely coming next week to deliver a number of new features and improvements. This week also saw rumors about forthcoming updates for the iPad lineup and the MacBook Air, as well as the iPhone 16, so read on below for all the details on these stories and more! ...
top stories 2dec2023

Top Stories: iOS 17.1.2 Released, NameDrop Misinformation, and More

Saturday December 2, 2023 5:00 am PST by
Apple employees are back to work following a Thanksgiving break, and that means this week saw a number of new operating system updates for both public release and beta testing. This week also saw some misinformation about Apple's new NameDrop feature making the rounds, while Apple and Goldman Sachs appear to be on the verge of a break-up in their Apple Card and savings account partnership,...
top stories 25nov2023

Top Stories: Apple Black Friday Deals, iOS 18 Rumor Recap, and More

Saturday November 25, 2023 8:00 am PST by
The holiday shopping season is now in full swing with Black Friday deals hitting all over the web yesterday. Many of them are continuing through the weekend and into Cyber Week, and we're keep track of all of the best ones. This week, we also took a look at the upcoming iOS 17.2 update that's currently in beta testing, while we recapped news and rumors about iOS 18 coming next year, Apple's...