Rajesh Pandey, author at Cult of Mac

Apple’s cheaper AR headset could arrive in 2025

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Apple VR/AR headset takes big step toward production
Wait until 2025 if you want don't want to spend a bomb on Apple's AR headset.
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Apple’s second-generation AR headset could debut in 2025 with a more affordable price tag. The company seemingly plans to launch two different variants of the headset to target consumers with different budgets.

Apple’s first-generation mixed reality headset is currently expected to launch in the first half of 2023.

Preorder the M2 MacBook Air now while supplies last

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2022 MacBook Air with M2 processor
Get your M2 MacBook Air preorder in early if you want it delivered on launch day.
Photo: Apple

Apple has started accepting preorders for the M2 MacBook Air. The company took down its online store for a couple of hours to prepare for the new Air’s launch.

The new MacBook Air will be available in retail stores from July 15.

iOS 16 beta 3: All the new features and changes

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iOS 16 beta 2: All the new features and changes
iOS 16 beta 3 introduces several new changes and enhancements.
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Apple is continuing with the iOS 16 beta releases as it prepares the OS for its public launch later this fall. With iOS 16 beta 3 now available, here is a look at all the new changes and improvements it incorporates.

And for iPad users, the more important iPadOS 16 beta 3 changes are also included.

Plus, if you missed the changes in beta 2, they are archived below.

Save up to $250 on powerful 2021 MacBook Pros

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Some MacBook Pro wait times already stretch nearly to Christmas
Don't miss this amazing deal on the 2021 MacBook Pros.
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You can grab Apple’s 2021 MacBook Pro lineup from Amazon with discounts of up to $250. The deal drops the price of the 16-inch MacBook Pro to just $2,449 — down from $2,699.

All configurations of the machines are in stock, and you can get them as early as next week.

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Buy refurbished Mac Studio from Apple with hefty discounts [Updated]

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A table of desktop Macs. Going clockwise around the table, starting at the front: the Mac Studio with Studio Display (height-adjustable stand and nano texture glass), the iMac, Mac Pro with Pro Display XDR (with Pro Stand) and Mac mini with Studio Display (tilt stand).
Save a few hundred dollars by picking up a refurbished Mac Studio.
Photo: D. Griffin Jones/Cult of Mac

Apple has started selling refurbished Mac Studio in the United States, Canada, and select other European countries. You can save up to 15% by picking up a refurbished Mac Studio instead of purchasing a brand new unit.

Update: Apple has again updated its Certified Refurbished store with fresh refurb M1 Max Mac Studio units with one-day delivery for most locations. Stocks are unlikely to last for long, so if you find a configuration you want, pull the trigger on it.

M2 MacBook Air preorders open on July 8

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13-inch MacBook Air with M2
You can get your hands on the M2 MacBook Air starting July 15.
Photo: Apple

Apple’s svelte new M2 MacBook Air will be available for order starting July 8. It will then hit retail stores on July 15.

“Supercharged by the M2 chip,” Apple said in a press release Wednesday, “the all-new MacBook Air features even more performance and a new strikingly thin design, a larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, a four-speaker sound system, up to 18 hours of battery life, and MagSafe charging.”

Apple might reserve its fastest chips for iPhone Pro

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Why the iPhone 14 looks like the iPhone 12
Pro iPhones could get a speed advantage over non-Pro models.
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Going forward, Apple might make its latest and greatest A-series chips exclusive to high-end iPhone models, according to a reputable analyst.

Apple previously did not differentiate between Pro and “regular” iPhones when it came to processors. But that could change with this year’s iPhone 14 lineup.