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On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple Intelligence, the apparent suspension of work on the second-generation Vision Pro headset, and Apple's rumored plans to move to thinner device designs.


Apple Intelligence is Apple's upcoming personalized AI experience for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. We look at the device limitations around the feature and address speculation that older models could have utilized the cloud processing to offer Apple Intelligence. While cloud computing is an important part of Apple's AI solution, on-device processing plays a crucial role in making Apple Intelligence functional, private, and efficient. We discuss these device requirements, including the necessity for M1 or later chips in Macs and iPads, and how these specifications should ensure a good user experience. We also explore the gradual rollout of Apple Intelligence and its implications and consider the potential workflows with Apple Intelligence, contemplating what might be possible with advanced AI integration across apps.

Next, we discuss the suspension of work on the second-generation Apple Vision Pro headset. Although Apple had reportedly been focusing on developing a lower-cost headset for some time, the news of Apple's decision to halt work the second-generation Vision Pro still comes as a surprise. We examine what this means for the future of the Apple Vision product line, including the potential benefits and drawbacks of prioritizing a less expensive model.

Lastly, we turn our attention to the future of Apple's devices, particularly the company's recently reported decision to again move toward thinner and lighter products. We delve into the ongoing debate between the benefits of thinner, more portable devices versus thicker ones with larger batteries. The M4 iPad Pro models and the upcoming "iPhone 17 Slim" demonstrate this trend, touting redesigns that aim to offer a more streamlined form factor without sacrificing battery life. We also discuss the anticipated MacBook Pro models with M4 series chips that are now expected to launch later this year. The MacRumors Show has its own YouTube channel, so make sure you're subscribed to keep up with new episodes and clips:



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Fuzzball84

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So there’s obviously someone else at Apple that has an obsession with thin devices. I bought a MacBook Air M2 but I actually liked the feel of the chunkier Pro. It felt far more robust and less fragile. But I couldn’t justify buying the Pro only because it’s thicker 😂
 
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vegetassj4

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"the suspension of work on the second-generation Apple Vision Pro headset."

Here comes Tim Cookies' Fail, floppin down the VR trail
Flippity floppin', Zucky's on his way

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applegeek2024

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SO, **** that they spend major bucks and time on.. car and this.. just a crap. And then as a last effort to haul in AI because they fail to predict this, they are just jumping on the bandwagon by trying to bring chatgpt into the mix(meaning, zero work once again on apple side).

Again, also failure on to bring real OS to ipad.. so what they have done in the past 5 years???
 

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As for Mark Gurman: “Prior to the Vision Pro release, Apple shifted resources to the cheaper one, as I wrote earlier this year. Months ago, the Vision Pro 2 was postponed until the end of 2026 at the earliest so engineers could focus on low-end. Nothing has changed.”
 

ThunderSkunk

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I think Apple isn't doing anything they haven't done before by restricting what they hope to be a big new feature to just their most expensive model. They've got a history of doing it, so I don't see why anyone is surprised by it now.

Anyone who wants ai on their existing phone ipad or mac will have any of the about 8000 other options, from apps to web browsers to plugins, that all use it just fine without having to rely on Apples own apparently very difficult and fragile ai implementation.
 

Neepman

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Has their been ONE successful product developed solely under Tim Cook's leadership?

Take your time. I'll Wait.
 

ikramerica

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SO, **** that they spend major bucks and time on.. car and this.. just a crap. And then as a last effort to haul in AI because they fail to predict this, they are just jumping on the bandwagon by trying to bring chatgpt into the mix(meaning, zero work once again on apple side).

Again, also failure on to bring real OS to ipad.. so what they have done in the past 5 years???
Counted money.
 
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F-Trunks

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This is the first time i've seen the video of the podcast and that is NOT what I expected Hartley to look like lmao. he's so young!
 

darngooddesign

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So there’s obviously someone else at Apple that has an obsession with thin devices. I bought a MacBook Air M2 but I actually liked the feel of the chunkier Pro. It felt far more robust and less fragile. But I couldn’t justify buying the Pro only because it’s thicker 😂
It’s only 200 more than the equivalent Air and for that you get a better screen, better speakers, and active cooling.
 
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Fuzzball84

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It’s only 200 more than the equivalent Air and for that you get a better screen, better speakers, and active cooling.
It was more than 200 unknowns difference in my country.

And I’m not paying 200 plus more to Apple for a thicker device. I didn’t need a better screen, active cooling? I didn’t need that.. speakers? I mean I might watch the odd movie but I’d use my AirPods… so no… rather buy their shares, save the money or spend it on something else.

That’s why they are kings of the upsell. It’s only X more. But if you did that for everything you were buying, a fool would quickly be separated from their money. 😀
 
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