Top Stories: M3 Macs Launch, iOS 17.1.1 Released, and More | Phones

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Following Apple’s “Scary Fast” event on October 30, the new M3-based MacBook Pro and iMac models have officially launched, so media and everyday users alike have been sharing their thoughts on what’s almost certainly the last of Apple’s new hardware for 2023.

While hardware may be wrapping up for the year, Apple’s still hard at work on software updates with a number of bug-fix releases this week plus a new round of betas for more significant updates we’re expecting to see released before the end of the year. Black Friday deals are also starting to get underway several weeks ahead of the big day, so be sure to read on below for all of this week’s top stories!

New MacBook Pro Reviews: Scary Fast, But M3 Pro Chip Has a Catch

The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips began arriving to customers and launched in stores this week, and the first reviews of the laptops have been shared. We also shared our own hands-on video of the new MacBook Pro.

The new iMac with the M3 chip is also now available, and we rounded up reviews of the all-in-one desktop computer.

Apple Says There Won’t Be a 27-Inch iMac With Apple Silicon

Apple discontinued both the Intel-based 27-inch iMac and iMac Pro over the past two years, and it has yet to launch a larger-screen iMac with an Apple silicon chip as a replacement, leaving the 24-inch iMac as its only all-in-one desktop computer.

Apple this week confirmed that it has no plans to release a new version of the 27-inch iMac with Apple silicon, but that does not explicitly rule out the rumored 32-inch iMac Pro.

Apple Releases iOS 17.1.1 With Bug Fixes for BMW Wireless Charging and Weather Widget

Apple this week released a minor iOS 17.1.1 update for the iPhone with a pair of bug fixes. Specifically, the update resolves a BMW wireless charging issue affecting the iPhone 15 lineup, and it addresses a bug…

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