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  • Apple releases tvOS 15.5.1 & HomePod Software 15.5.1 with bug fixes

    Update 15.5.1 seems to have made it worse for me and my HomePod mini. Stream now stops after about a minute!
    15.5.1 isn’t available here in Australia yet - maybe thatks why 😬
  • New iMac Pro and M3 iMac coming, but not in 2022

    lkrupp said:
    rob53 said:
    Most consumers don’t read AI so this information generally won’t stop them from buying when they want to. 

    Of course, all of us care and we know new products are always on the horizon. Problem is I want to replace my iMac 2015 one more time while I still have an interest in computers and the constant new products give me heartburn trying to decide when to spend money on one last, almost full-blown Mac. Please tell me the M1 Max will not be EOL’d in the next 10 years (software wise) and I would be comfortable with the new, base model Mac Studio (of course with more storage and maybe memory) and the Studio Display. 
    Rumors should never enter in to a buyer’s calculations. You buy what you need when you need it. There is no point in waiting, waiting, waiting for the next big thing. People like me fell into this trap waiting for the M1 27” iMac that never happened. I will wait one more time for WWDC, this time for an updated Mini, and that’s it. If that doesn’t materialize then it’s either a 24” iMac or tricked out Mini and display. My 2013 27” iMac is still performing flawlessly but I’m stuck three generations of macOS behind. And no way will I patch Monterey to run on my almost ten year old machine.
    I pretty well fall into your category two. I just want a 27” imac, and had just concluded that a decent mini and a display would be the the way to go. It’s not exactly that Apple’s going to lose out on the deal, and may be my only suitable. short-term option. Like you, I’m waiting to see what does or doesn’t pop up at WWDC this year. I’ve been putting replacing my mid-2010 27” since ‘Apple Silicon’ was mooted - but wait another 12-18 months? I’m not going to do that. And I’m even further behind in OS versions, which is starting to become frustrating.
  • It's time for Apple to revisit these iconic products

    chasm said:
    Agreed on all fronts with this article. In particular, the time is incredibly ripe for Apple to put out a new privacy-forward, hardware-VPN Mesh-based Airport router. Your ISP is likely collecting and selling as much data on you as FB, and there's only one way to prevent it: a secure router on a level no other maker can offer with full integration into Apple's products (but it will protect non-Apple products, too). AirPlay 2 plus Apple Music (and Spotify) support and whole-network Private Relay and Anti-Tracking? Heaven!
    Ditto, that would be great! The old Apple Airport Express still chugs along effectively when required, however. Re the notorious mouse - I’m a bit divided over this - a popup warning from the system when the charge gets to, e.g., 20%, is on i(pad)OS devices, would be useful in this context. As for that &7+’8;* strain-inducing ‘strain relief’ on the Apple cables…well, I’ve ranted too often about that.
  • Apple might soon deliver standalone iOS security updates

    That sounds like an EXCELLENT idea to me!
  • iPadOS 14.5 adds new Scribble languages, iOS 14.5 gets tweaked app purchase sheet

    Remember the infamous “I’m Rich” app right at the very behinning of the app store?🤣😬🤬