Exclusive: Apple plans to launch MacBook Air with M2 chip on July 15

The redesigned MacBook Air with the all-new M2 Apple silicon chip will be available to customers starting Friday, July 15. MacRumors learned from a retail source. The new MacBook Air was announced earlier this month and previewed at WWDC, with Apple indicating availability will begin in July. The ‌MacBook Air‌ has a redesigned body that … Read more

iPads work as home hubs in iOS 16, but don’t support new home architecture

Although code in iOS 16 has indicated that the iPad will not function as a home hub after the update, an Apple spokesperson told us today. The edge that the ‌iPad‌ can indeed still be used as a home hub, but with a caveat – it won’t support a new architecture to be introduced later … Read more

Apple Seeds fourth beta of iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 to developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today sent the fourth beta of upcoming iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 updates to developers for testing purposes, and the new software comes two weeks after the release of the third beta. Developers can download iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 from the Apple Developer Center or over the air after installing the appropriate profile … Read more

Gurman: Apple plans M2 Pro Mac Mini, new Apple TV with A14 chip, redesigned HomePod with S8 chip and more

In the latest edition of his Switch newsletter for BloombergMark Gurman outlined additional M2 Macs on Apple’s product roadmap, including new Mac mini models with M2 and M2 Pro chips, new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, and a new Mac Pro tower with M2 Ultra and “M2 … Read more

AirPods Pro 2 reportedly has improved H1 chip, Find My, heart rate detection, USB-C and more

The next-generation AirPods Pro could come with a long list of new features, including heart rate detection, the ability to function as a hearing aid and a USB-C port, according to a report from 52Audio† The site claims that it has received new information about the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 and has used that information to … Read more

Deals: Buy Apple’s AirPods for the best prices of 2022 on Amazon, starting at $99.99

Apple’s AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro have returned to some of the best prices we’ve tracked in 2022, with a whopping $74 off these wireless headphones. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate affiliate with Amazon. When you click on a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the … Read more

Apple CEO Tim Cook hints at AR/VR headset: ‘Stay tuned and you’ll see what we have to offer’

CEO Tim Cook did an interview this week with china dailywhere he once again commented on the future of augmented reality and hinted at Apple’s work on an AR/VR headset. Cook said Apple is excited about the possibilities available with augmented reality, which isn’t far off from previous comments he made, but went on to … Read more

Apple confirms iPad will no longer be supported as a home hub in iOS 16

The iPad can no longer be used as a home hub after the release of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura and the HomePod 16 software this fall, Apple confirmed today. As discovered in ‌iOS 16‌ code by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, Apple says the ‌iPad‌ is no longer supported as a home hub. This … Read more

iOS 16 allows iPhone users to bypass CAPTCHAs in supported apps and websites

Tapping traffic light images or deciphering squiggly text to prove you’re human will soon be a much less common nuisance for iPhone users, as iOS 16 introduces support for bypassing CAPTCHAs in supported apps and websites. The handy new feature can be found in the Settings app under Apple ID > Password & Security > … Read more

Apple’s new 35W chargers with dual USB-C ports now available to order

Apple introduced new 35W power adapters with dual USB-C ports at WWDC 2022, and they are now available to order, as noted by 9to5Mac† The adapters are available in standard or compact sizes, both priced at $59 in the United States. The compact version of the adapter is already in the box with the new … Read more