Breaking news: M4 Mac roadmap leaked, new iPads in second week of May and more

Apple's hardware roadmap hit the news this week, and things look set to roll out updated iPad Pro and iPad Air models next month, while we expect other iPad models and a full lineup of M4-based Macs. year.

We've also heard some new rumors about iOS 18, which will be unveiled at WWDC in a few months, and we've seen how the iPhone 15 Pro is now halfway through its flagship lifecycle, so read on below. For all the details on these stories and more!

Macs to get AI-focused M4 chips in late 2024

Apple plans to release its first Macs with M4 series chips in late 2024. BloombergMark Gurman.

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The MacBook Pro and iMac lines will be refreshed with M4 series chips later this year, the report says, while other models such as the MacBook Air, Mac mini, Mac Studio and Mac Pro are expected to be refreshed. M4 series of chips throughout 2025.

Gurman said the chips are designed to “highlight artificial intelligence” in the Mac.

The new iPads are likely to be launched in the second week of May

In the latest edition of his newsletter, BloombergFollowing reports of production delays, new iPad Pro and iPad Air models will be released in the second week of May, Mark Gurman said.

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He also said Apple is working on new iPad mini and entry-level iPad models, but he doesn't expect those devices to launch until later this year.

It's been almost 18 months since Apple last released a new iPad.

Review: Six months with the iPhone 15 Pro

It's been more than six months since the iPhone 15 lineup was released in September Macroomers Videographer Dan Barbera has been using the iPhone 15 Pro Max sans case since launch. On our YouTube channel, Dan did a lengthy review to demo how his phone performs and his thoughts on the action button, battery life, and camera features.

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If you're an iPhone 15 Pro owner, let us know how your battery life is, whether you use the action button regularly, or anything else you've found interesting about your experience with Apple's latest high-end flagship phone. !

Here are all the rumored iPhone 16 colors

We recently recapped all the rumored color options for the iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max, so check out the list to learn about the expected new options.

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At least two new color options are rumored for the lower-end iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus models, including Purple and White, while the Pro models could get new Space Black and Rose Gold Titanium finishes.

iOS 18 May has an all-new 'Safari Browsing Assistant' feature

According to backend code found on Apple's servers, one of the new generative AI features coming to the iPhone with iOS 18 could be a browsing assistant in Safari.

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While no specific details about the browsing assistant are known, the feature will allow Safari to better compete with other AI-infused web browsers available on the iPhone, such as Microsoft Edge and ArcSearch.

MacRumors Show: Apple Shortcuts and iOS 18 ft. Matthew Cassinelli

Matthew Cassinelli, one of the guys behind Workflow, joins Dan and Hartley on this week's episode. MacRumors Show To talk about Apple Shortcuts and possible improvements and AI features coming to use in iOS 18.

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Last week's episode included a discussion of Apple's potential forays into robots, along with discoveries made in the iOS 17.5 beta, rumors of a new Apple Pencil, and more.

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