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MacOS Ventura and new MacBooks Pros are both coming soon – Digital Trends

The latest version of Apple’s Mac operating system, dubbed macOS Ventura, could be just a week away from launch. That’s according to reporter Mark Gurman’s Power On newsletter, where it’s claimed that the OS could see the light of day as soon as the last week of October.
However, there’s bad news if you’ve been holding out for the next version of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, as Gurman believes these laptops won’t be released until some point in November.
That’s not unprecedented news, as Apple often introduces its new MacBook Pro laptops in November, having done so with the 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2019 and the first Apple silicon laptops a year later.
Still, it might be a little disappointing for anyone who has been itching to get their hands on the latest Apple silicon chips. While the M2 can already be found in the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro, the more powerful M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are still nowhere to be found.
According to the rumor mill, the M2 Max chip could come with up to a 12-core CPU, up to a 38-core GPU, and up to 64GB of unified memory. Expected specs for the M2 Pro are unknown at this time, but there’s a chance both the Pro and Max chips could be made with a 3-nanometer process (although a 5-nanometer process seems more likely).
Gurman’s Power On newsletter also alluded to the Mac Mini, which Gurman says is due for an M2 upgrade. According to the report, Apple also has a new Apple TV in the works with an A14 Bionic chip and 4GB of memory. New iPad Pro models with the M2 chip could be announced “in a matter of days,” while iPadOS 16 could launch alongside macOS Ventura in late October, Gurman claims.
Apple’s macOS Ventura operating system has been available to the public since the summer in the form of a public beta, but this has come with the usual warnings about unstable performance and unfinished features. Now, though, it appears macOS Ventura is almost ready for its close-up.
It features Continuity Camera, my personal favorite macOS feature in years. This lets you use your iPhone as a video-calling camera, saving the need for a separate webcam. It comes with some nifty features baked in, including Portrait mode and Center Stage from iOS, plus Desk View, which shows both your face and your desk at the same time. I use Continuity Camera all the time in Digital Trends meetings and love how easy it is to set up and use (and as a bonus, it stops me from fidgeting with my iPhone during calls).
Elsewhere, macOS Ventura comes with Stage Manager, which is a new way to organize your desktop windows. This lets you group apps together and save workspaces for work and play. It’s attracted some criticism during the beta period, but I’ve enjoyed my time with it. While it needs some work, it feels like it has the potential to change how people work on their Macs.
There are also (a bunch of other interesting features coming in macOS Ventura). With the news that the operating system could be just a week away, it won’t be long until everyone will be able to try it out. It’s just a shame we’ll have to wait a bit longer for the latest MacBook Pro models.
Apple only held one event in the second half of 2022: its iPhone 14 launch show. That meant a bunch of expected devices, from Macs to a mixed-reality headset, never saw the light of day. But that could soon change.
That’s because rumors have been swirling that Apple is planning a product extravaganza this spring where it will unveil a host of new devices to the world. If that’s true, what should we expect to see? Well, you’re in the right place to find out, as we’ve collected all the latest rumors here. Wondering what’s next on Apple’s 2023 calendar? Read on to find out.
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Apple’s 12-inch MacBook was a highly advanced laptop, but one where its fatal compromises eventually led to its abandonment. Yet there are rumors Apple is planning to resurrect the tiny device, and a Korean source has seemingly confirmed that — yet there are questions over the report’s trustworthiness.
The claim was made on Korean website Naver by yeux1122 (translated version), an account that has something of a mixed track record for Apple rumors. According to the Naver post, Apple is preparing laptop parts and “major activities” relating to the 12-inch MacBook.
This spring could be a momentous one for Apple fans, with a top-secret mixed-reality headset and new Apple silicon Mac Pro lined up for release. We’ve also heard whispers that Apple is planning to launch a 15.5-inch MacBook Air, and that idea just received a major boost from a well-known industry expert.
That’s because display industry analyst Ross Young has just claimed in a post to his Twitter subscribers that screen panel production for the larger MacBook Air has already begun, with Apple lining up an early April release date for the device. If he’s correct, that means there are just a couple of months to wait. It follows previous reporting from Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman and Young himself pointing toward a spring release.
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