Weekly overview 09: Apple Car, AirPods Pro rumors, MacBook Air with M3 and more

In this weekly overview we list the most important Apple news for you and you will also find the most popular tips from the past few days.

Last week the Formula 1 season started and a rumor emerged that Apple may have stopped developing their self-driving car. In addition, we have listed the rumors about the AirPods Pro 3rd generation and MacBook Air with M3 chip.

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AirPods Pro 3rd generation may have a modified design

AirPods Pro 3rd generation may receive a modified design

Monday, February 26 • Wesley Fabry

The AirPods and AirPods Pro are a huge success and many owners enjoy using the wireless earphones. The AirPods Pro have been on the market since 2019 and the earphones were renewed in 2022. There is a good chance that a successor will be released later this year.

The 3rd generation AirPods Pro will probably retain the current design, but with some minor adjustments. Furthermore, some details have been revealed, such as lossless support and possibly health sensors so that the AirPods Pro can measure your hearing.

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Project Apple Car stopped, self-driving car will probably never happen

Project Apple Car stopped, self-driving car will probably never happen

Wednesday, February 28 • Wesley Fabry

In recent years, several rumors have appeared about Apple’s mysterious Apple Car project. Unfortunately, it now appears that Apple has pulled the plug on the project after ten years of development. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the project leader informed staff earlier this week.

Initially, the goal was a fully self-driving car and later this was reduced to an electric car with supporting aids with a revolutionary battery. The Apple Car will probably never appear, the more than 2,000 people who worked on the project will now concentrate on AI functions.

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MacBook Air with M3 chip is expected soon

MacBook Air with M3 chip is expected soon

Thursday, February 29 • Wesley Fabry

According to current rumors, we can expect a new MacBook Air with M3 chip later this year. Unfortunately, the MacBook Air will contain little innovation and will mainly be a specification upgrade.

In the summer of 2022, the 13.6-inch MacBook Air was provided with a brand new design, and a larger version with a 15.3-inch display appeared a year later. It is expected that Apple will provide both MacBooks with a new processor this year.

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Formula 1 season 2024: watch the first race on Viaplay and F1 TV

Formula 1 season 2024: watch the first race on Viaplay and F1 TV

Friday, March 1 • Wesley Fabry

The time has finally come, the new Formula 1 season traditionally starts with the Bahrain Grand Prix. The final race was on March 2, 2024 and the first training sessions already started on February 29. No fewer than 24 races are on the program and everything can be followed live again this year on Viaplay.

The streaming service puts F1 at the center of its programming and fans of Max Verstappen can’t believe their luck, because Viaplay has an exclusive collaboration with the current number one in the world.

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Good news: iOS 17.4 won't end web apps on iPhone in the EU

Good news: iOS 17.4 won’t end web apps on iPhone in the EU

Saturday, March 2 • Wesley Fabry

For a while it seemed that Apple would put an end to installing web apps on an iPhone in the EU from iOS 17.4, but fortunately that is no longer the case. Apple has reversed their previous decision. It is not yet clear whether this is due to all the criticism.

Since iOS 16.4 it has been possible to install web apps on your iPhone. Apple previously no longer wanted to allow this in the EU because, according to them, the new rules meant that they could no longer safely offer web apps. Fortunately, this is now gone.

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