Apple Releases New MagSafe Duo Firmware
Apple today released updated firmware for the MagSafe Duo charger that is designed to work with the Apple Watch and MagSafe-compatible iPhone models. The new firmware is version 10M3063, but in the settings app, you’ll see a 256.1067.0 version number, up from 22.214.171.124.
The MagSafe Duo was first released in 2020 alongside the iPhone 12 models, and it has not had a firmware update before. This is the first time Apple has tweaked the MagSafe Duo firmware, and with no notes available, it’s not clear what’s different.
Apple’s MagSafe Duo is meant to charge an iPhone and an Apple Watch, but it does not work well with the oversized Apple Watch Ultra. In fact, Apple published a support document instructing people on how to best adjust the Apple Watch Ultra to charge with the device. In some cases, the band needs to be removed before the Ultra and the Duo can work together, and the Apple Watch Ultra is not listed as a supported device on the MagSafe Duo page on Apple’s website.
There is no clear method for updating the MagSafe Duo’s firmware, but it needs to be plugged in and connected to an Apple device for a firmware update to initiate. You can check your MagSafe Duo firmware by following the instructions in our MagSafe how to.
iOS 16.3 Now Available for Your iPhone With These 4 New Features
Apple released iOS 16.3 in late January following nearly six weeks of beta testing. The software update is available for the iPhone 8 and newer, and while it is a relatively minor update, it still includes a handful of new features, changes, and bug fixes.
Below, we’ve recapped new features in iOS 16.3, including support for physical security keys as a two-factor authentication option for…
Gurman: Apple Considering New High-End iPhone Alongside Pro and Pro Max
Apple has discussed selling a new top-of-the-line iPhone alongside the Pro and Pro Max models in 2024 at the earliest, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Based on this timeframe, the device would be part of the iPhone 16 lineup or later.
In a September 2022 edition of his weekly “Power On” newsletter, Gurman said there was “potential” for an iPhone 15 Ultra to replace the iPhone 15 Pro…
Deals: M1 iPad Air Hits Record-Low Prices at TigerDirect, Starting at $313.99 (48% Off) [Updated]
Online retailer TigerDirect has slashed pricing on the M1 iPad Air in several colors, offering the base 64GB configuration for just $313.99 in Purple and Pink.
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That’s a savings of 48% compared to Apple’s normal $599.00…
Apple May Not Launch Updated Mac Studio With M2 Ultra Chip Due to Similarity With Upcoming Mac Pro
A new version of the Mac Studio with the “M2 Ultra” chip is unlikely to arrive in the near future, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
In the latest edition of his “Power On” newsletter, Gurman explained that since the upcoming Apple silicon Mac Pro is “very similar in functionality to the Mac Studio,” Apple may wait until the release of M3- or M4-series chips to update the machine, or…
Google Working on Browser for iOS That Would Break Apple’s App Store Rules
Google’s Chromium developers are working on an experimental web browser for iOS that would break Apple’s browser engine restrictions, The Register reports.
The experimental browser, which is being actively pursued by developers, uses Google’s Blink engine. Yet if Google attempted to release it on the App Store, it would not pass Apple’s App Review process.
Apple’s App Store rules dictate…
The Next Big Apple Silicon Device May Not Be a Mac or iPad
Apple’s next device with an Apple silicon chip may not be a Mac or an iPad, but rather an advanced external display, according to recent reports.
The display, which is rumored to arrive this year, is expected to sit somewhere between the $1,599 Studio Display and the $4,999 Pro Display XDR – but more exact information about the device’s positioning and price point is as yet unknown. While …
Top Stories: New HomePod Launches, iOS 16.3.1 Coming Soon, and More
This week saw the launch of the final product from Apple’s January hardware announcements, with the second-generation HomePod making its way into customers’ hands.
Other news and rumors this week included signs of an interim iOS 16.3.1 bug fix update in the works as we await a fresh round of beta testing for a more significant iOS 16.4 update, a report on the potential dangers of using…
Hands-On With Apple’s Second-Generation HomePod
Today is the official launch day for the second-generation HomePod that was introduced in January, and we picked one up to compare it to the original HomePod that Apple discontinued in 2021.
Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design wise, the second-generation HomePod looks a lot like the first-generation model, featuring the same rounded design and acoustic mesh…