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Apple News Roundup: New iMacs, Upgraded MacBook Airs, and iPhone 14 Color Rumors

Apple News Roundup: New iMacs, Upgraded MacBook Airs, and iPhone 14 Color Rumors

Apple fans, get ready for a new generation of iMacs. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the next iMac is in the advanced stage of development and production tests of the actual machine are underway. The screen size of the new iMacs will remain the same at 24 inches, and it will come in the same colors as before, including the entire rainbow of colors and silver.

One of the biggest changes in the new iMacs is the inclusion of Apple’s latest chip, which is expected to replace the M1. This new chip will provide a boost in performance and power efficiency, making the iMac an even more capable machine. The new iMacs are codenamed J433 and J434, but it’s not clear if these two models will have different display sizes.

While the new iMacs are not expected to go into mass production for at least three months, according to the report, they are expected to be released in the second half of 2023. This timing would make sense for the back-to-school and pre-holiday season. The new iMac has been designed on the same timeline as Apple’s M3 chip, so it’s possible that this will be one of Apple’s first M3-based Macs.

M3 Chip Apple

In addition to the updated chip, the iMac’s internal components will be redesigned, and the manufacturing process for the stand will also be different. The iMac will also feature updated connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3.

Unfortunately, there’s still no word on an iMac Pro with a larger display coming anytime soon. This continues to push users towards Apple’s larger displays and a Mac Mini or Mac Studio instead of a large all-in-one iMac. However, the next iMac will still be a nice leap for those who have been holding out for an upgrade.

Upgraded MacBook Airs on the Way

Apple recently released the newest M2 MacBook Air in July, and now it’s time to get ready for the next-gen MacBook Air. The new MacBook Air is expected to bring an M3 chip with an even more powerful processor and power-efficient 3nm design. Apple has been planning on yearly refreshes for the Mac, similar to the iPhone, so it’s no surprise that a new MacBook Air is on the way.

Rumors have been circulating about a 15-inch MacBook Air and a new 13-inch MacBook Air, which would be released before WWDC this year. However, current reports now point to a new MacBook Air in both 15-inch and 13-inch sizes, featuring the new M3 chip, for late spring or summer.

There’s no word yet on any new potential colors for the MacBook Air, but it would be great to see Apple surprise us with something bold and eye-catching. A deep metallic red, for example, would be a great match for the powerful performance under the hood.

iPhone 14 Color Rumors and Software Updates

Yellow iPhone 14

The latest iPhone 14 rumors and rumblings claim that Apple will release a new color for its annual mid-life cycle for the iPhone, in the spring. This color is rumored to be yellow for the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus. Render concepts show a gold metal frame with a yellow backing, reminiscent of the yellow iPad. There’s no word yet on a pro model within these new colors.

Last year, Apple released a new green for the iPhone 13 and 13 mini, and a deeper alpine green for the 13 Pro models. In April 2021, Apple released the first purple iPhone 12 and 12 mini. The last time a yellow iPhone was released was in 2019 with the iPhone 11 and in 2018 with the iPhone XR.

Twitter account Majin Bu claims that Apple is making its leather case available in two new colors for the iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max for their upcoming spring collection. The two new colors are Deep Violet and Golden Brown.

In the realm of software updates, Apple recently released tvOS 16.3.3, which is a bug fix update for tvOS 16. This update is only for third-generation Apple TV 4Ks and addresses the issue where the Siri remote can become unresponsive. This update is a welcome one for Apple TV 4K users.

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