Skip to content
Thoughtful, detailed coverage of everything Apple for 34 years
and the TidBITS Content Network for Apple professionals
Show full articles

#1683: New M3 chips in updated MacBook Pros and iMac, record Apple Q4 profits on lower revenues, no more 27-inch iMacs

The big news of the week is Apple’s release of the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips to power a new crop of 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models and a speed-bumped 24-inch iMac. Adam Engst has all the details, along with the discontinuation of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. These new Macs were too late to help Apple’s Q4 financial results, but the company still reported record profits of $23 billion even as revenues fell by about 1%. Finally, in news worthy of a sad Mac, Apple has definitely said there will be no Apple silicon version of the 27-inch iMac. Notable Mac app releases this week include Audio Hijack 4.3, Mimestream 1.1.5, Fantastical 3.8.7, and Lightroom Classic 13.

Adam Engst 84 comments

M3 Chip Family Boosts Performance for MacBook Pros and 24-inch iMac

Apple’s Scary Fast product announcement brought the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips out of the shadows, revealed updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, and showed off a speed-bumped 24-inch iMac. And the whole thing was shot on an iPhone 15 Pro Max, albeit with an award-winning director, traditional video gear, and a large production team.


Mimestream 1.1.5 Agen Schmitz No comments

Mimestream 1.1.5

Adds support for multi-day events and invitations received on Gmail aliases to the Calendar banner. ($49.99 annual subscription, free update, 12.2 MB, macOS 12+)

Lightroom Classic 13 Agen Schmitz 2 comments

Lightroom Classic 13

Adds new Lens Blur feature and enables full image editing in HDR. ($9.99/$19.99/$59.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update for subscribers, macOS 12+)


Adam Engst 97 comments

Apple Confirms No More 27-inch iMacs

Apple has confirmed to The Verge that it will not make an Apple silicon version of the 27-inch iMac. Sad to say, it's time to think about what other Mac and display combinations would be best for your post-iMac needs.