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New Mac mini & MacBook Pro, new HomePod features, iOS 17 Wishlist

The new M2 Mac mini and MacBook Pro models are reaching some buyers, and tempting others, while iOS 16.3 has brought updates to the HomePod, and listeners want more in iOS 17, on the AppleInsider podcast.

AppleInsider takes a brief trip to London where William Gallagher got to meet the "Slow Horses" team from Apple TV+, and brings back tales of the gorgeous Apple Brompton Road store.

Meanwhile, the brand new MacBook Pro models and especially that lower cost new M2 Mac mini are proving to be very attractive buys. You probably don't need an M2 Mac mini if you have the previous M1 version, but based on the first reviews, you will want one.

While not everyone pops over to London, and not everyone has bought the new Macs, what everyone did get this week was a slew of updates including iOS 16.3. It's one of those releases where there are significant improvements, but most are not immediately visible, so Stephen Robles explains what's really new.

That includes how iOS 16.3 also includes updates for the HomePod and HomePod mini. More than two years after the HomePod mini shipped, Apple has now enabled the temperature and humidity sensor that has always been in it.

Listen for what you can now do with that — and for what Stephen, William, and listeners truly hope will come in iOS 17.

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