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#1643: New Mac mini and MacBook Pro models, new second-gen HomePod, security-focused OS updates, industry layoffs

It has been a week of unexpected Apple releases, and we have lots of details for you. First, the company announced new M2 models of the Mac mini and the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, with the surprise unveiling of the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. The next day, Apple announced the second-generation HomePod, bringing back the previously discontinued full-size smart speaker. And hours before we were scheduled to put this issue to bed, Apple released iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, macOS 13.2 Ventura, and watchOS 9.3, plus security-focused updates to iOS 12.5.7, iOS/iPadOS 15.7.3, macOS 11.7.3 Big Sur, macOS 12.6.3 Monterey, and Safari 16.3. Adam Engst also looks briefly at the wave of industry layoffs and how Apple has avoided cutting jobs like all the rest of the tech giants. Other notable Mac app releases this week include BBEdit 14.6.3, Audio Hijack 4.1, Fantastical 3.7.6, Default Folder X 5.7.4, Toast 20.1 Titanium and Pro, Fetch 5.8.3, Firefox 109, and Mimestream 0.41.2.


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Fetch 5.8.3

Maintenance release addresses a performance problem with long transcripts in macOS 13 Ventura. ($29 new, free update, 10 MB, macOS 10.13+)