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Breaking News: iPhone web apps in EU, iOS 17.4.1 coming soon and more

Posted by MacRumors Staff

Apple news and rumors have died down a bit this week with the launch of the M3 MacBook Air, but there was still plenty to talk about, including Apple's ongoing changes to comply with the EU Digital Markets Act and signs an upcoming iOS update will likely fix some errors.


We're also looking forward to the new iPad Pro and iPad Air models, which coming in the next few weeks or so, as well as the iPhone 16 lineup coming later this year, so stay tuned for the latest on those stories and more!

Apple Announces Downloadable Apps for iPhone from EU websites

Apple announced this week that iPhone users in the EU will soon be able to download apps directly from their respective developer websites. Apple says web distribution will be available in a software update coming “later this spring” and most likely related to iOS 17.5.

Apple has already added support for alternative app stores on iPhone. in the EU with iOS 17.4, released earlier this month.

These changes are the result of the EU Digital Markets Act, which Apple strongly opposed but was reluctant to comply with.

Apple is preparing iOS 17.4.1 update for iPhone

Apple is conducting internal testing of iOS 17.4.1 for iPhone based on software update data in our website logs this week. It is unclear exactly when the update will be released to the general public.

Our logs showed the existence of several versions of iOS 17 before Apple released them, from iOS 17.0.3 to iOS 17.3. .1. iOS 17.4.1 should be a minor update that addresses software bugs and/or security vulnerabilities.

2024 iPad Pro: Key Rumors to Know Before Announcement

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman expects the new iPad Pro and iPad Air models to be released closer to “late March” or in April. He also expects the new Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil accessories to launch for iPad at the same time.

We've rounded up the key rumors about the 2024 iPad Pro models ahead of the devices' announcement, so be sure to report back. check out the list of expected features and more.

Comparison video: MacBook Air M3 vs MacBook Pro M3

Earlier this month, Apple updated the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air with the latest generation M3 chip, Wi-Fi 6E support and compatibility. with two external displays when the laptop lid is closed.

In a recent video on our YouTube channel, we compared the new MacBook Air with the base model 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M3 chip. .

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All the iPhone 16 rumors we've already covered

With the iPhone 16 lineup still a few months away, there are already a lot of rumors floating around about these devices.

This week we summarized all the iPhone 16 rumors we've heard about so far . Our list gives you an overview of the new features and changes expected for the iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max. As usual, the devices are expected to launch in September with iOS 18 and later.

Everything we know about the next generation of Apple CarPlay

Passed It's almost been two years since Apple first unveiled the next-generation CarPlay at WWDC 2022, and it still hasn't become available in any cars. In this week's article, we summarized the latest information about the upcoming software system.

The next generation of CarPlay will have deeper integration with the car's dashboard, climate control, FM radio and more . . It will also support multiple dashboard displays and offer a variety of personalization options.

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