This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: The latest Apple rumors point to a jumbo iPad Air and even-better (and pricier) iPad Pros landing in early 2024. Plus, Apple’s powerful M3 chip reportedly will come to more Macs.
We run down what it all means. Brace yourself for performance!
Also on The CultCast:
- Cool new features coming to next-gen iPhones will make Apple’s world-beating smartphone even better. We’re especially excited about a turbocharged Action button.
- Government spying on push notifications is definitely a thing.
- Installment number one of our “best of 2023” picks. These fabulous things made us quiver with joy this year.
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This week’s top Apple news
Here are the headlines we’re talking about on this week’s show:
- Entire iPhone 16 lineup could feature force-sensitive Action button
- ‘All-screen’ iPhone under-display camera enters development (MacRumors)
- MacBook Air gets speedy M3 chip in spring 2024
- 12.9-inch iPad Air, OLED iPad Pro pegged for March release
- Apple confirms ‘push notification spying’ by government agencies [Updated]
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Best of 2023 picks
As 2024 speeds toward us, it’s time to wax nostalgic about the finest gear and entertainment we enjoyed this year. Here’s installment number one of our year-end picks.
Griffin: New Mac game Stray
In Stray, you play as a cat wandering through a cyberpunk city. The game’s been out for PC, Xbox and PlayStation for a while, but the Mac version just hit the Mac App Store. It’s a fantastic adventure that proves Macs got game. (Read Griffin’s in-depth Stray review.)
Lewis: The unbeatable Apple Watch Ultra 2
There’s no denying it: The Apple Watch Ultra is bigger and better than the regular Apple Watch in every way except the price (although actually, that’s much bigger, too). It’s great even if you’re not scaling mountains, running ultramarathons or going scuba diving.
Erfon: Apple TV+ docuseries Wanted: The Escape of Carlos Ghosn
This gripping four-part series details the rise and fall of Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and his daring escape from the Japanese legal system.