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M2 Ultra Chip, M2 Ultra Mac Pro, M2 Max/Ultra Mac Studio, M2 15" MacBook Air
(see linked press releases for pricing and availability info.)
Apple Vision Pro ("spatial computer")
Clip from the press release on Apple Vision Pro: Apple's first spatial computer.
"Apple Vision Pro, a revolutionary spatial computer that seamlessly blends digital content with the physical world, while allowing users to stay present and connected to others... Vision Pro features an ultra-high-resolution display system that packs 23 million pixels across two displays, and custom Apple silicon in a unique dual-chip design to ensure every experience feels like it's taking place in front of the user's eyes in real time..."
Apple Vision Pro starts at $3,499 (U.S.), and will be available early next year on and at Apple Store locations in the U.S., with more countries coming later next year. Customers will be able to learn about, experience, and personalize their fit for Vision Pro at Apple Store locations. For more information about Vision Pro, visit
(Sticker shock aside, very impressive technically. Curious how comfortable it is in extended use.)
Apple News and Press Releases from WWDC23
Firefox 114.0.1 and iOS/iPadOS Firefox 114.1 updates (startup crash fix)
June 9th Firefox 114.0.1 release notes says "Fix a startup crash (bug 1837201)".
(If you missed it, below are June 6th Firefox 114.0 and ESR 102.12 with security fixes.)

Firefox version 114.1 for iOS/iPadOS 14 or later (app store link)
- Fixed a crash experienced by some users on application launch.
Firefox 114.0, Firefox ESR 102.12, & Firefox Focus 114.0 updates
(See above for June 9th released Firefox 114.0.1 for Mac.)
June 6th Firefox 114.0 release notes lists new features & security fixes. MacOS related changes are:
  • Mac users can now capture video from their cameras in all supported native resolutions. This enables resolutions higher than 1280x720.

  • Users on macOS, Linux, and Windows 7 can now use FIDO2 / WebAuthn authenticators over USB. Some advanced features, such as fully passwordless logins, require a PIN to be set on the authenticator.
Firefox ESR 102.12 has "Various security fixes and other quality improvements".

Firefox Focus: Privacy browser 114.0 for iOS/iPadOS 14 or later (app store link)
- "Bug fixes and technical improvements".
Chrome 114 Browser Updates for Mac and OS/iPadOS (later updated first)
This week's Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates Topic based Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting for Mac & iPhone/iPad/watchOS/tvOS Users.
Other News, Software and Firmware Updates (later first)
Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades and Repairs:
List of Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades, Repair Articles, and more you may have missed. (Topics range from OS/software/driver updates & troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)
Previous News Archive Summary:
    May 29th to June 2nd, 2023 News Archive
  • Xcode 14.3.1 Update.
  • Safari Technology Preview 171.
  • watchOS 9.5.1 Update (bug fixes/improvements).
  • Chrome 114.0.5735.99 for iOS/iPadOS 15.0 or later.
  • Chrome 114.0.5735.90 Stable Channel Update (16 security fixes).
  • Drive Scope 1.2.21 update (S.M.A.R.T. Tool for Macs).
  • Apple & MLB announce July "Friday Night Baseball" schedule on Apple TV+ .
  • App Store developers generated $1.1 trillion in total billings & sales.
  • Meet 3 Winners of the WWDC23 Swift Student Challenge.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac version 16.73.2 (more Outlook fixes).
  • LG C1/G1/R1 OLED TVs Firmware Update 03.34.95.

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