Top Stories: Apple’s 2023 plans, AirPods tips and tricks, and more

It’s the last day of 2022, which means many Apple fans around the world are enjoying some newly opened gifts as they look forward to what’s to come in 2023.

In addition to our summary of expectations for 2023, this week we also looked at some more specific news and rumors about current and future Apple products, so keep reading for all the details and have a Happy New Year!

What to expect from Apple in 2023: AR/VR headsets, iPhone 15 Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro and more

By all indications, Apple is expected to have a busy year of hardware and software updates in 2023. From the long-rumored mixed reality headset to USB-C iPhone models and a variety of Macs, the The list of updates is long, and we’ve summarized it all in our annual preview guide.


On the software side, of course, we’ll see iOS 17 and macOS 14 in the middle of the year at WWDC, but even before that, we’ll get some new features. We’ve rounded up a list of five new iOS features that will be released or expanded next year, including a security keys feature for Apple ID, an Apple Card savings account option, Advanced Data Protection, and emergency SOS via satellite in other countries, and more.

Eight Useful Tips for New AirPods and AirPods Pro Owners

Did you get AirPods or AirPods Pro for the holidays? If so, we’ve put together a helpful list of tips, tricks, and features you might not know about to get you familiar with your new headphones.


We’ve also shared tips and tricks for the iPhone 14, iPad, and Apple Watch. If you received an Apple Gift Card, we’ve put together a list of products and services to spend it on, with everything priced under $100.

Apple is reportedly ‘seriously’ concerned about iPhone 14 Plus sales

A report this week claimed that Apple is “seriously” concerned about weak sales of the iPhone 14 Plus following the device’s launch.


Introduced in September, the iPhone 14 Plus has a 6.7-inch display like the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but it lacks some high-end features like ProMotion, Dynamic Island, and a telephoto lens. The device effectively replaced the 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini.

The new iPad Mini is expected to launch from 2023

Apple is working on a new version of the iPad mini, with mass shipments expected to begin in late 2023 or the first half of 2024, according to renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


The current iPad mini launched in September 2021 and features an 8.3-inch display, A15 Bionic chip, USB-C port, Touch ID power button, 5G support on cellular models, and more. Pricing for the device starts at $499.

Early 2024 may also see our first OLED iPad Pro models with slightly larger 11.1-inch and 13-inch screen options.

The iPhone 14 Pro faced an ‘unprecedented’ setback that led to the removal of the new graphics processor

Apple planned a major upgrade to the iPhone 14 Pro’s graphics capabilities, but was forced to scrap plans for the new GPU late in development after “unprecedented” missteps were discovered, according to a report this week from Information.


The report reveals how Apple’s chip design team has been forced to deal with a loss of talent in recent years, as the company has lost dozens of key employees.

Apple launches the new CarPlay experience in 2023 with these 5 key features

At WWDC 2022 in June, Apple previewed the next generation of CarPlay, promising deeper integration with vehicle features like climate controls and FM radio, support for multiple in-dash displays, personalization options, and more.

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Apple says the first vehicles compatible with the new CarPlay experience will be announced in late 2023. Beforehand, we outline five key features to expect.

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