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 2jul2022

Top Stories: M2 MacBook Air Release Date, New HomePod Rumor, and More

Saturday July 2, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
The M2 MacBook Pro has started making its way into customers' hands and we're learning more about how it performs in a variety of situations, but all eyes are really on the upcoming M2 MacBook Air which has seen a complete redesign and should be arriving in a couple of weeks. Other top stories this week included a host of product rumors including additional M2 and even M3 Macs, an updated...
top stories 25jun2022

Top Stories: What's New in iOS 16 Beta 2, M2 MacBook Pro Review, and More

Saturday June 25, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
Apple this week rolled out its second developer betas of iOS 16, macOS Ventura, and related operating system updates, delivering some initial tweaks compared to the first beta. We should see the first public betas in another couple of weeks around the same time as the third developer betas, offering much wider access to the updates. This week also saw the launch of the new 13-inch MacBook...
top stories 18jun2022

Top Stories: iPadOS 16 Stage Manager, M2 MacBook Pro Launch, and More

Saturday June 18, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
The craziness of WWDC has wound down, but that doesn't mean there still isn't lots of Apple news to go around. This week saw some continued discussion and controversy surrounding the new Stage Manager multitasking mode in iPadOS 16, as well as the launch of pre-orders for the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip. Ahead of the actual release of the new MacBook Pro, we're learning more about...
top stories 11jun2022

Top Stories: WWDC Recap of iOS 16, New MacBook Air With M2 Chip, and More

Saturday June 11, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
Whew, what a week! We're still recovering and trying to absorb all of this week's WWDC announcements, as in addition to jam-packed segments devoted to Apple's various operating systems, we also got some new hardware with the introduction of the M2 chip and a couple of new Macs running it. We'll have the next several months to dig through Apple's software updates before they launch to the...
top stories 4jun2022

Top Stories: WWDC 2022 Rumors + iPhone 14 Pro With Always-On Display?

Saturday June 4, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
It's that time of year again as the calendar flips over to June! Apple's developer conference kicks off on Monday and we've seen a flurry of last-minute rumors even as much of what to expect remains a mystery. This week saw rumors about some of the changes coming in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, while we also heard details about the iPhone 14 lineup we're not expecting to see until the usual...
top stories 28may2022

Top Stories: WWDC 2022 Schedule, New Apple Watch Pride Bands, and More

Saturday May 28, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
It's Memorial Day weekend in the United States, and that means WWDC is right around the corner and anticipation is building for what we might see at the opening keynote. Software updates are a given, but will we see any new hardware? Other news this week included the annual release of new Pride-themed Apple Watch bands, iPhone 14 Pro rumors, and Sony's latest headphones that compete against...
top stories 21may2022

Top Stories: iOS 15.5 Released, Apple's AR/VR Headset Progress, USB-C AirPods?

Saturday May 21, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
We're just about two weeks out from WWDC, and Apple is wrapping up work on the current major operating system versions with some final updates and getting ready to preview the next major ones. Meanwhile, rumors are circulating about Apple shifting to USB-C for not only future iPhone models but also its ecosystem of accessories that currently relies on Lightning, while Apple's AR/VR headset...
top stories 14may2022

Top Stories: iPod Touch Discontinued, USB-C iPhone 15 Rumors, and More

Saturday May 14, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
In what was simultaneously a surprise and not a surprise, Apple this week announced it has discontinued the iPod touch after almost 15 years and seven generations, bringing the entire iPod lineup to an end. Other news this week saw rumors about both the iPhone 14 Pro (slightly larger displays!) and iPhone 15 (USB-C instead of Lightning?), as well as a report that Apple is planning to launch...
top stories 7may2022

Top Stories: Testing Apple's DIY Repair Program, Apple Watch Series 8 Rumor, and More

Saturday May 7, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
We're only a month away from WWDC, and excitement is building with Apple preparing to open up a lottery for a limited number of developer spots to attend a viewing at Apple Park. This week, we also got a chance to try out Apple's new Self Service Repair program for ourselves, while we heard rumors about the Apple Watch Series 8, got a closer look inside Jony Ive's departure from Apple, and...
top stories 30apr2022

Top Stories: iPhone Self Service Repair, iPhone 14 Display Glass Leak, and More

Saturday April 30, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
Apple this week finally launched its Self Service Repair program for recent iPhone models in the United States, while the company also made progress toward rolling out improvements to the much-maligned Studio Display webcam and announced strong quarterly earnings while warning of continued supply chain challenges. On the rumor front, we saw several iPhone 14 leaks including the front glass...
top stories 23 apr 2022

Top Stories: MagSafe Battery Pack Update, iPhone 14 Rumors, and More

Saturday April 23, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
This week saw a good mix of Apple news and rumors, including an update for Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack that will let you charge your iPhone more quickly while on the go and some fresh iPhone 14 lineup rumors. Other topics included Samsung's new M8 display as a competitor to Apple's Studio Display, a fresh round of operating system betas, and more, so read on below for all of the details! ...
top stories 16apr2022

Top Stories: Apple Watch, iOS 16, Mac, and Dual USB-C Charger Rumors

Saturday April 16, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
We're less than two months out from WWDC, and Apple-related rumors are surfacing with increasing frequency. The latest batch includes an overview of upcoming Macs based on the next-generation M2 chip family, plans for the Apple Watch Series 8 and future models, what might be Apple's first USB charger with multiple ports, and a few software details about iOS 16. Other news this week included...
top stories 9 apr 2022

Top Stories: WWDC Announced, iOS 15.5 Beta, iPhone 14 Pro Rumors, and More

Saturday April 9, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
It took until April to get official word, but we finally have a few details on the 2022 edition of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. WWDC will once again be a free online event for all developers, and we can expect to see lots of software announcements and perhaps a few hardware ones too, if we're lucky. Other news this week included the start of a new cycle of operating system betas...
top stories 20220402

Top Stories: iOS 15.4.1 Released, Studio Display Teardown, and More

Saturday April 2, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
Calendars have turned to April and we're still waiting for Apple to officially announce its plans for WWDC 2022, but that doesn't mean we don't still have tons of Apple news and rumors to focus on. This week saw the release of bug fix operating system updates including iOS 15.4.1, macOS Monterey 12.3.1, and more, while we continued our coverage of Apple's new products like the Studio Display ...
top stories 2022 03 26

Top Stories: Apple Launches IDs in Wallet App, iFixit Tears Down Mac Studio, 15-Inch MacBook in 2023?

Saturday March 26, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
Reactions to the new Mac Studio and Studio Display are still coming in now that users have finally gotten the products into their hands, but we're also seeing other news and rumors ramp up as we look toward what's coming later this year and beyond. One big piece of news this week was the long-awaited debut of digital driver's licenses on the iPhone and Apple Watch. The feature is only...
top stories 19mar2022

Top Stories: Mac Studio and Studio Display Now Available, iOS 15.4 Released, and More

Saturday March 19, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
Following last week's Apple event, this week remained busy with the launch of all of the hardware introduced at the event, as well as the next round of operating updates. Ahead of Friday's hardware launch, we saw early media reviews of the Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPad Air 5, iPhone SE 3, and even some hands-on looks at the new green iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro colors. We also saw the...
top stories 2022mar12

Top Stories: Apple Event Recap With Mac Studio, Studio Display, New iPhone SE and iPad Air

Saturday March 12, 2022 5:00 am PST by
It had been almost five months since Apple last held an event, so this week's "Peek Performance" event was a breath of fresh air that delivered not only some long-expected updates in the form of new iPhone SE and iPad Air models, but also a brand-new Mac Studio and Studio Display pairing. There are plenty more product introductions coming from Apple throughout 2022, but read on below for our ...
Peek Performance Feature

Top Stories: 'Peek Performance' Apple Event Preview

Saturday March 5, 2022 5:00 am PST by
It's finally time! After several months of quiet, Apple is ready to ramp things up again with its first event of 2022, scheduled for Tuesday, March 8. Unsurprisingly, our top stories for this week are centered around the event, and they include the announcement itself, our overviews of what we should and shouldn't expect to see at the event, and even some last-minute rumors, so read on for...
top stories 26feb2022

Top Stories: New Macs Soon, iOS 15.4 Beta 4 Changes, Apple Headset Rumors, and More

Saturday February 26, 2022 5:00 am PST by
With only a week and a half to go until Apple's rumored March event, we're still unsure how many Macs we'll be seeing introduced at the event, but it's clear Apple has a bunch of new Mac models in the pipeline. We're of course still expecting a new iPhone SE and updated iPad Air at the event, so we should be seeing some updates for most of Apple's main product segments. We're also expecting...
top stories 19feb2022

Top Stories: New Macs Incoming, iPhone 14 Pro Rumors, and More

Saturday February 19, 2022 5:00 am PST by
We're more than halfway through February, and rumors are continuing to fly about what might be coming at Apple's rumored March event and beyond. The latest teaser comes from a regulatory database where several new Mac models have popped up. Rumors about the next 27-inch "iMac Pro" and the iPhone 14 Pro continue circulate, and we're also expecting some new Apple displays at some point, so...