This week saw Apple news on both the software and hardware fronts, as the company released iOS 15.6, macOS 12.5, and related operating system updates while also getting our first good look inside the all-new M2 MacBook Air.
Other Apple news this week included the first batch of Apple Arcade games leaving the service in the near future, while Jonathan Morrison joined us on this week’s episode of the “The MacRumors Show” podcast, so read below for details on these stories and more!
Apple releases iOS 15.6 with new Live Sports features and more
Apple this week released iOS 15.6 with a bunch of new features and bug fixes for the iPhone. In the TV app, for example, it is now possible to replay a live sports game that is already in progress.
We’ve compiled a list of what’s new in iOS 15.6, so be sure to check it out after updating your iPhone.
Apple also released iPadOS 15.6 with a fix for iPad mini 6 charging issue, macOS 12.5 with the same live sports improvements, watchOS 8.7, tvOS 15.6, and HomePod software release 15.6 with support for Siri in two additional languages and more.
M2 MacBook Air Teardown detects accelerometer, battery pull tabs, and more
After the launch of the new MacBook Air, both iFixit and the Max Tech YouTube channel have completed a takedown of the notebook.
iFixit discovered that the new MacBook Air has an accelerometer for unclear reasons, along with battery pull marks and more.
Max Tech has provided a look at the M2 chip, the 256GB model’s single NAND storage chip, and a few other logic board components.
‘The MacRumors Show’ podcast: Jonathan Morrison on spatial sound
YouTube Creator Jonathan Morrison joined us on the latest episode of the podcast “The MacRumors Show” to delve into Apple’s audio technologies, including Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos.
Listen to “The MacRumors Show” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Castro, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also watch a video version of the podcast on our YouTube channel.
M2 ‘Extreme’ chip heads to new Mac Pro for super fast performance
Apple is working on a new Mac Pro with an M2 ‘Extreme’ chip, according to a recent report from a well-connected company. Bloomberg Reporter Mark Gorman.
Gurman said the new Mac Pro will include “M2 Ultra” and “M2 Extreme” chipset options. Currently, the M1 Ultra in Mac Studio is Apple’s most powerful chip available, featuring a 20-core CPU and up to 64-core GPU, along with a 32-core Neural Engine for machine learning.
iPhone X vs iPhone 14 Pro: New features to expect if you wait for the upgrade
Launched in 2017, the iPhone X was a huge evolution of the iPhone, with new features like Face ID, an OLED display, wireless charging, and more.
If you keep your iPhone X and are thinking of upgrading to the iPhone 14 Pro later this year, check out our iPhone X vs iPhone 14 Pro comparison for the new features you expect.
Other comparisons: iPhone XS vs. 14 Pro, 11 Pro vs. 14 Pro, and 12 Pro vs. 14 Pro.
15 Games Leaving Apple Arcade Soon – Here’s Why
Apple recently shared a list of 15 games that will soon be removed from Apple Arcade due to the upcoming expiration of some three-year deals that Apple has signed with some game developers.
In a new support document, Apple explained what happens when you remove games from Apple Arcade, including how long the games will remain playable, how a user’s saved progress in the game will be affected, and more.
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