Recap of Apple announcements in Jan 2023: MacBook Pro, HomePod 2, iOS 16.3, and more

Apple had a very eventful start to the new year. In Jan alone, the company a range of new products, including new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini, Business Connect, iOS 16.3, and more.

If you want to know which new hardware and software here is a recap of Apple announcements.

Here are all of Apple’s announcements in Jan 2023: Hardware and software


On January 9, Fitness+ added a new Kickboxing workout, sleep theme meditations, Time to Walk episodes with new guests, Beyoncé Artist Spotlight, and more.

Check out “Fitness+ announces new Kickboxing workout, Sleep Meditation, and more” here.

Apple Fitness+

Business Connect

On January 11, the company launched a new free tool for small and big business to customize their information across Apple apps via Maps. They can connect with users to promote their products and services by adding interactive place cards in Maps to invite customers to order food, make reservations and more.

Check out “Business Connect now available for businesses of all sizes” here.

Apple Business Connect

M2 Pro and M2 Max 

On Jan 17, the tech giant introduced the advanced M2 Pro and M2 Max chip for new Macs. Built on an advanced 5nm process, the new chips “take the breakthrough power-efficient performance of Apple silicon to new heights” with more CPU and GPU cores than previous M1 Pro and M1 Max chips and new media engine.

Check out “Apple unveils next-generation M2 Pro and M2 Max chips for 2023 MacBook Pro and Mac mini” here.

Check out Only M2 Pro Macs support display with 8K resolution, VRR and refresh rates of up to 240Hz here.

Check out M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pro deliver faster write SSD speeds than M1 Pro MacBook Pro here.

Check out M2 Pro Mac mini Geekbench scores reveal faster performance than M1 Max chip here.

Apple - M2 Pro - MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max 

Powered by the new M2 Pro and M2 Max, the 2023 MacBook Pro models deliver up to 6x faster performance than Intel-based MacBook Pro and up to 20% faster performance than M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pro (2021) models.

Check out “Apple announces 2023 MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips” here.

2023 MacBook Pro

Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro 

For the first time, the tech giant launched a Mac mini with the choice of two powerful processors, M2 and M2 Pro and that has made all the difference. Users can opt for the M2 model for everyday tasks and can purchase the higher-end M2 Pro for more heavy workloads.

Check out “Apple introduces 2023 Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro starting at $599″ here.

Check out 2023 Mac mini reviews round-up: the choice of M2 and M2 Pro makes it very “appealing” here.

2023 mac mini

HomePod 2

Two years after discontinuation, the tech giant revived its original smart speaker with the launch of the new HomePod 2 which features the same iconic design as the previous model but an advanced processor to deliver high-quality audio and more importantly, for $299.

Check out “Apple announces new HomePod 2 featuring iconic design and incredible audio” here.

HomePod 2

2023 Unity collection for Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, the tech company introduced the 2023 Black Unity collection and content which includes exclusive wallpapers for watchOS and iOS, a watch band, playlists and more.

Check out “Apple celebrates Black History Month with new watch bands, wallpapers and more” here.

Apple black unity month 2023

iOS 16.3, and iPadOS 16.3

The latest iOS 16.3 is a minor update but it features new features like Security Keys and fixes.

Check out “Apple releases iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 to all users” here.

Check out “Download iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 firmware IPSW files” here.

iOS 16.3

macOS Ventura 13.2

The latest macOS Ventura 13.2 update includes iCloud services through end-to-end encryption, and multiple bug fixes and improvements.

Check out “Apple releases macOS Ventura 13.2 to all users” here.

macOS Ventura 13.2

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