Breaking News: iPhone 16 and iOS 18 Rumors, New Macs and iPads Coming and More

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Apple's next round of product releases is likely to come out quickly, with a number of Mac and iPad updates reportedly planned for next month. Around the same time, residents of the European Union are expecting major changes to iOS, while rumors continue to circulate about a potential HomePod with a full display.

New MacBook Air and iPad, iOS 17.4 and more coming next month

Now that Apple has unveiled its vision for the Pro headset, attention turned to what's next on the company's agenda.

As usual, March should be a busy time for Apple as the company is expected to release new MacBook Air and iPad. Pro and iPad Air models available for a month. In a recent press release, Apple also confirmed that the iOS 17.4 update for iPhone will arrive in March.

For more information, read our overview of what to expect from Apple in March.

The iPhone 16 is rumored to have a “significantly” upgraded neural engine for iOS 18's generative AI features

According to Taiwan's Economic Daily News, Apple's next-gen A18 and M4 chips will power the iPhone 16 and Future Macs will feature upgraded neural engines with “significantly” more cores.

iOS 18 is rumored to include new generative AI features for Siri, Shortcuts, Messages, Apple Music, etc. etc., and the updated Neural Engine will improve performance when performing artificial intelligence and machine learning tasks. Xcode could also get an artificial intelligence tool.

tvOS 17.4 supposedly hints at a HomePod with display

The tvOS 17.4 beta for Apple TV supposedly includes code-level references to the unreleased HomePod with a built-in display, according to 9to5Mac.

Larger display HomePod concepts based on circulating rumors
Last year, chain analyst Apple supplies Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple will release a new HomePod with a 7-inch screen in the first half of 2024, so the device could be close to launch, barring any delays. Apple often holds its first media event of the year in March.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Quest 3 is better than Apple Vision Pro

In video, posted on his Instagram page this week, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company's Quest 3 mixed reality headset is better than Apple's Vision Pro headset for most tasks.

Zuckerberg provided a variety of tasks. the reasons for your opinion as set out in our report. In the US, the Quest 3 starts at $499.99, making it a much more affordable option compared to the Vision Pro, which starts at $3,499.

iOS 18: all rumors and expected new features For now

The presentation of iOS 18 is still a few months away, but there are already rumors and expectations regarding a software update, as indicated in our review.

iOS 18 Rumored , it includes new ChatGPT-like generative AI features for Siri and select apps, as well as RCS support in the Messages app to improve text messaging for Android users. iOS 18 is also rumored to have some design changes inspired by VisionOS.

Apple is investigating a screen-related issue affecting some Apple Watch

In an internal note shared Last week, in a call with Apple Authorized Service Providers, Apple said it was “investigating” a screen-related issue affecting some Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 displays.

​”Some customers may report their Apple Watch Series 9 or Apple Watch Ultra 2 is experiencing false touches on the display,” the note reads. Due to this issue, the screen on affected Apple Watch models may “jump erratically” or exhibit other unexpected behavior without any user interaction.

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