The CultCast

This week, performance showdown! It's the 14 Vs. the 16-inch M3 Max MacBook Pros - can the 14-inch keep up?! Plus: is 8 GB of memory enough for the base MacBook Pro; new features coming to iOS 17.2, iOS 18 and RCS finally coming to iMessage; and the huge iPad Air coming early next year!

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This week‘s stories:

14" vs 16" M3 Max MacBook Pro: Major OVERHEATING Issues!
M3 MacBook Pro 8GB vs 16GB RAM - How BAD is base model?

  • YouTube videos by MaxTech

 

New features coming in iOS 17.2

 

Enter to win a super-protective iPad case from Zugu [Cult of Mac giveaway]

  • The prize in this week’s giveaway is every iPad owner’s dream: an iPad case from Zugu with a built-in Apple Pencil holder. We teamed up with Zugu to give five lucky winners the chance to win one of these fantastic iPad cases.

 

Shocker: Apple commits to RCS for better texting with Android users

  • In what is apparently an enormous change of direction, Apple reportedly plans to add support for Rich Communication Services (RCS) to the iPhone Messages app in 2024. This will enable iPhones and Androids to communicate more securely.

 

​​iPhone 16 Likely to Get Exclusive AI Features in iOS 18

  • Apple at WWDC 2024 will reveal a turbo-charged version of Siri powered by large language models (LLMs) that will debut in iOS 18, but some new cutting-edge generative AI features could be exclusive to iPhone 16 models.

 

12.9-inch iPad Air could launch in early 2024

  • Apple could overhaul its tablet lineup in 2024, delivering the first 12.9-inch iPad Air and upgrading iPad Pro models to OLED displays and the company’s fast new M3 chip.

 

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  • Some M1 Ultra Mac Studios are available for steep discounts on the Apple Refurbished Store — while supplies last!

 

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