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MacBook Air M3, TikTok and a pearl gift from Apple – in the AppleInsider podcast

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In this week's episode of the AppleInsider podcast, the MacBook Air M3 is now in the hands of buyers, and we looked into it, the fate of TikTok in the US is being discussed in the corridors of power, and Apple has launched a kind of bonus in the form of a gift card.

It's been both a strange and normal week for Apple News, as Epic Games shows no sign of stopping and the EU is just getting started. But now the people who were against TikTok are now for it, there's this leftist gem offer, and it looks like Apple has dropped two suppliers, leaving them millions out of pocket.

But in the midst of all this, a new study shows that a surprising number of people who buy a Mac are switching from a PC and Chromebooks. Perhaps even more surprising is that even buyers of more expensive Android devices are switching to the iPhone.

There's also an M3 MacBook Air that's now in people's hands — and some of these people tested it under test conditions. For some people, it remains as great a purchase as it initially seemed, but now we can see that the difference between it and the MacBook Pro is still significant.

Additionally, it is again reported that Apple is using AI much more often than people think. This time it's about ad targeting, and perhaps only a carefully tuned AI marketing tool can explain why you can get 500 Clash of Clans Gems for purchasing certain Apple gift cards.

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