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WWDC is now just two months away, and we're starting to hear a bit more about what we might see with upcoming iOS 17 and watchOS 10 updates that should be unveiled during the keynote.

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This week also saw the release of an iOS 16.4.1 bug fix update, another rumor about Apple's timeline for transitioning some of its Mac notebooks to OLED display technology, and a curious Bitcoin-related discovery in macOS, so read on for all the details on these stories and more!

iOS 17 Rumored to Feature 'Major' Changes to iPhone's Control Center

iOS 17 will feature "major" changes to Control Center on the iPhone, according to a MacRumors Forums member with a proven track record.

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Control Center was introduced with iOS 7 nearly a decade ago and has looked largely the same since iOS 11 was released. The menu provides iPhone users with convenient access to controls for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, display brightness, volume, and many other system functions.

It was also claimed that iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 would drop support for the iPhone X, first-generation iPad Pro models, and some other devices, but this rumor was later disputed.

Is a New iMac Coming in 2023? What We Know So Far

Apple released the 24-inch iMac with the M1 chip and a colorful ultra-thin design in April 2021. Later this month, it will have been two years since the all-in-one desktop computer was last updated.

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Rumors suggest that a new 24-inch iMac with an M3 chip could be released later this year. We've put together a guide covering the latest rumors about the next iMac, including new features and changes to expect.

watchOS 10 to Feature 'Notable Changes' for Apple Watch

The upcoming watchOS 10 update for the Apple Watch will include "notable changes" to the user interface, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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Apple is expected to announce watchOS 10 during the WWDC 2023 keynote on June 5, alongside iOS 17, macOS 14, and other new software. On the hardware side of things, Gurman said only modest upgrades are planned for the next Apple Watch models coming later this year.

Apple Releases iOS 16.4.1 With Fixes For Siri Response Issues and Other Bugs

Earlier this week, we learned that Apple had an iOS 16.4.1 update in the works, and on Friday that update was released to the public with emoji and Siri bug fixes.

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A parallel macOS Ventura 13.3.1 update with fixes for the emoji issue and a bug with the feature that allows you to automatically unlock your Mac while wearing an Apple Watch. Both the iOS and macOS updates also address a pair of security vulnerabilities that Apple says may have been actively exploited, so be sure to update your devices.

Apple Has Included Bitcoin Whitepaper in Every Version of macOS Since 2018

In every version of macOS that has shipped since 2018, Apple has included the original Bitcoin whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto within the filesystem, and no one seems to know why.

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A refreshed 24-inch ‌iMac‌ is expected to use the next-generation M3 chip that will follow the current M2 chip. The M3 chip will be built on TSMC's 3-nanometer process, bringing notable power and efficiency improvements.
Perhaps but after 30 months wait assuming first M3 Macs arrive Oct 2023. I don’t doubt you see an acceptable increased performance, memory bandwidt, and raised RAM maximum but is it good enough after that long wait?
 

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I’m thinking iOS 17 is going to be a revolutionary change to iOS forced by the EU. We will see.
I hope we can finally move past that too. Seems it could be implemented so the store allows the install, but the transaction could be web based sales from trusted secure web sites like it is with MacOS. Sorta like how media is redeemed. This of course maintains the same security and privacy goals of iOS and iPadOS.
 

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If we get a 15in., and maybe 13in., MacBook Air with M3 by summer then I feel confident we'll get the M3 iMac by the end of the year and possibly in the fall.
It took 18 months to go M1 to M2. Even projecting a M3 introduction this October is 16 months. The new 3nm process is more challenging additionally.
 

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It took 18 months to go M1 to M2. Even projecting a M3 introduction this October is 16 months. The new 3nm process is more challenging additionally.
Who gives a **** about M1, M2 or M3? 95% of the users here have absolutely 0 use for that difference. How about ya'll talk about **** that matters like the increase in pricing, lack of creativity, innovation and standards at Apple? They have fallen so behind in relation to their competition it is pathetic.
 

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Who gives a **** about M1, M2 or M3? 95% of the users here have absolutely 0 use for that difference.
Affects maximum RAM you can use. M1 had 16 GB limit, M2 has 24 GB limit. M3 will finally reach 32 GB Ram which everyone wanted when that 2021 24" iMac came out. Yes I see you were a 27" iMac user like myself and what Apple did you don't like. ;)
 
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Perhaps but after 30 months wait assuming first M3 Macs arrive Oct 2023. I don’t doubt you see an acceptable increased performance, memory bandwidt, and raised RAM maximum but is it good enough after that long wait?
I think for the iMac to be really compelling they need to increase the minimum storage to 512 and possibly start at 16GB ram as well, while keeping the price

I doubt that will happen, but that would make it a really great deal I think, along with adding in M3
 

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Affects maximum RAM you can use. M1 had 16 GB limit, M2 has 24 GB limit. M3 will finally reach 32 GB Ram which everyone wanted when that 2021 24" iMac came out. Yes I see you were a 27" iMac user like myself and what Apple did you don't like. ;)
Whoooo here needs 32 GB Ram? Is it better? Sure. How many are paying the extra money for it? Just the fanatics that don't need it.
 

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Whoooo here needs 32 GB Ram? Is it better? Sure. How many are paying the extra money for it? Just the fanatics that don't need it.
Most common usage that demand that was YouTube authors running video editing in 2021 using Final Cut Pro. Since you were working with multiple video tracks, people noticed it eventually used all free memory (16 GB) up on projects longer than 30 mins. Yes your right most don't but there you have a common example. Otherwise I say get at least 16 GB if your keeping for several years.
 

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Who gives a **** about M1, M2 or M3? 95% of the users here have absolutely 0 use for that difference. How about ya'll talk about **** that matters like the increase in pricing, lack of creativity, innovation and standards at Apple? They have fallen so behind in relation to their competition it is pathetic.
What competition are you talking about? With MS still [redacted] about with the start menu on W11 and much hardware (Intel and AMD) stagnating, moving to an Apple Silicon powered Mac is a change that more and more of my colleagues are welcoming. We are lucky in that our company gives us a choice.
The biggest thing I noticed is the lack of fan noise. If you think that making a system capable of rendering an HD video without having the fans going flat out is falling behind then frankly I find that strange.
Then the fact that I can work all day on a 16in MBP without needing to charge the thing every few hours is kinda liberating.
 

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Who gives a **** about M1, M2 or M3? 95% of the users here have absolutely 0 use for that difference. How about ya'll talk about **** that matters like the increase in pricing, lack of creativity, innovation and standards at Apple? They have fallen so behind in relation to their competition it is pathetic.
…what? (anyone who’s heard me talk about this already, carry on)

okay, let me walk you through a simple story. my last MBP was early 2015—the last MBP before the Dark Ages of the MacBook. my best friend gets stuck with the absolute, god-awful embarrassment that was the 12” MacBook a few months later—before heading off to be a STEM major, of course! she literally once had to put it in an open freezer to cool it down.

long story short—my use case for an MBP dwindles, I lose faith in the entire line as iterations go on, and get an iPad Pro. that ends up sucking after a few years because of the true current embarrassment of Apple at the moment: iPadOS. miraculously, around the same time, M1 is announced, and when the reviews come out, everything they said…holds up.

I start saving, and eventually arrive at an M2 MBP. I “downgrade” from 15” to 14”, and it literally doesn’t matter, because the computer is so goddamn stunning (in every sense of the word). I was unable to run basic apps on my 2015 Intel by the time it was done without the fans sounding like a vacuum and the computer getting hot to the touch.

the fans on my M2 have turned on once. the screen is incredible, the keyboard is finally usable, the speakers are absurd for a laptop of its footprint, and it runs cool to the touch 95% of the time. (still pushing the limits of Ableton and it never fails to impress.) oh…don’t forget actual ports!

I’ll borrow from @StevieD100 here—what competition do you speak of? even with the Air, show me a laptop as capable and power efficient at such a size/footprint as it.

tl;dr LMFAO
 
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Need a bigger iMac. 27 inches minimum, hopefully more. Still shocked they discontinued the 27"

Agreed. I feel like Apple has gone backwards: I have a 2019 27" iMac with two external monitors. Perhaps an unusual setup, but now only the Mac Studio will support it: the 24" iMac only supports a single monitor (and is anyway too small) and the Mac Mini only supports two monitors. Really hoping for a new 27" or bigger.
 

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Who gives a **** about M1, M2 or M3? 95% of the users here have absolutely 0 use for that difference. How about ya'll talk about **** that matters like the increase in pricing, lack of creativity, innovation and standards at Apple? They have fallen so behind in relation to their competition it is pathetic.
I wholeheartedly agree.
 

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Who gives a **** about M1, M2 or M3? 95% of the users here have absolutely 0 use for that difference. How about ya'll talk about **** that matters like the increase in pricing, lack of creativity, innovation and standards at Apple? They have fallen so behind in relation to their competition it is pathetic.
What is truly pathetic is making such a claim. You are being a whiny brat peeing on everything because they didn’t get exactly what they wanted.

Boo-hoo-hoo…
 

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I think it's coming. Continuing with the smaller device and dropping the bigger one makes no sense at all.
At the time most of us thought it was done to EOL the Intel 27” iMacs even if the replacement was not made available yet. The 27” Intel iMac was a much larger box to transport compared to the much smaller Mac Studio when transport costs were high and more limited from China based Foxcomm manufacturing. Even all the laptops that were the #1 sold Macs all had much smaller boxes involved example 14”/16” MBPs.

Fast foreward to present, and you have a considerable less transport issues for April/May product announcements along with rest of the year. i continue not to see any negatives with 2nd gen M2 procesdors to be used, contrary to some thinking it’s easier for a M3 to be used for all Macs with Pro/Max availability in question to when?

We also rather see a cheaper Mac Pro tower used for production of multiple lower cost Mac Pro models that Apple could support cost sensitive buyers as well as ones that want more powerful Mac Pros. I am thinking how the line was priced back before the ill failed 2013 trash can that lacked expansion, but $3000 bought you a nice Mac Pro model. The days off gaudy over machined art for a Mac Pro have past it should be Apple making this product class more attractive to the masses/enterprise.
 
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What competition are you talking about? With MS still [redacted] about with the start menu on W11 and much hardware (Intel and AMD) stagnating, moving to an Apple Silicon powered Mac is a change that more and more of my colleagues are welcoming.

True with Intel. AMD, however, recently released their Ryzen 9 CPUs, and they are quite good. Especially the non-X variants, the AMD CPUs are reasonably efficient and affordable chips with faster base clocks running at TDP 65 watts. AMD is going to sell a lot of these CPUs to enterprises and data centers, no doubt about it. Here is one brief comparison.

Though Apple still is the portability king, as M2 and M2 pro are still more efficient (though slower) than the new Ryzen chips.


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Who gives a **** about M1, M2 or M3? 95% of the users here have absolutely 0 use for that difference. How about ya'll talk about **** that matters like the increase in pricing, lack of creativity, innovation and standards at Apple? They have fallen so behind in relation to their competition it is pathetic.

This take is simply wrong. Apple silicon was released in late 2020. So, it hasn't even been a full three years, and they already are working on M3 chips, with a suite of portable computing products that destroys the competition. Totally revolutionary, and I think it's going to take a decade or more for the competition to catch up. That's not creativity, innovation, and standards? Are you high?

And, you got a lot of pros on this forum, they absolutely care about the CPU differences and everything else, with good reason: Apple products cost premium money, and in addition, time = money. Smart people are laser-focused on precisely what it is their money is buying, and whether the juice is worth the squeeze. It matters. (We're not talking about boomers posting on Facebook, or young kids on Minecraft and Instagram -- they're not here.)

Apple continues to release great products. The Macbooks are fantastic. Apple Watch is great and gaining marketshare. Ipads still the best tablets by far. Even love the Apple TV, best-in-class streaming device. Still doing great on IOS and OSX updates on the regular, way better than Android. I see nothing but very high standards with each of these products.

The one thing that's confused right now is the desktop space, given uncertainty over larger iMacs, whether another Mac Studio is released, and the Mac Pro, but hopefully the picture comes into focus later this year.
 
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