Top Apple-related stories this week (March 11-15)

Here are the top Apple-related articles at Apple World Today for the week of February 25-March 1.

Here are the top Apple-related articles at Apple World Today for the week of March 11-15.

° Apple is reportedly hard at work planning the follow-up to the Apple Vision Pro, which could cost half as much as the current model.

° AirPods Pro may get a hearing aid-style function when iOS arrives this year.

° Apple’s global smartphone production surged 58.6% in quarter four of 2023.

° Apple has purportedly started development on the M4 MacBook Pro.

° Apple’s existing research center in Shanghai will be expanded to support all of its product lines.

° Apple has officially announced the ability for developers in the European Union to download apps directly from websites.

° Cromwell Hospital has become the first hospital in the UK and Europe to use the Apple Vision Pro as a surgical logistics and organizational tool.

° Apple has announced that Apple Arcade, its game streaming service, will launch five new titles in April.

° It’s just a matter of time until pulse oximetry returns to the Apple Watch (though it could be four years).

° The Mac has 14.3% of New Zealand’s personal computer market, and 14.7% of Australia’s personal computer market.

° CIRP: About 60% of new Mac buyers in the past year are PC/Chromebook converts.

° Apple has welcomed key manufacturing partners Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Murata Manufacturing as new investors in the Restore Fund.

° The Mac’s U.S. PC market share grew 16.9% from quarter four (Q4) of 2022 to Q4 of 2023 with sales growing from 2.1 million to 2.4 million.

° Apple has acquired Canadian artificial intelligence startup DarwinAI, “adding technology to its arsenal ahead of a big push into generative AI in 2024.”

° Apple recently began selling a MacBook Air with a M3 chip. Now Walmart is selling the older model, a MacBook Air with M1 chip.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.