Welcome to the latest edition of Macworld. 2016 was an interesting year for Apple. The firm’s latest MacBook Pros came with the fantastic new Touch Bar and there were updates to the Retina MacBook and Air. 2016 also saw the introduction of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, albeit controversially without headphone jacks, and a return to the 4in form factor with the popular iPhone SE. Plus there was the release of the Apple Watch Series 2 and a new 9.7in iPad Pro. So what does 2017 have up its sleeves for Apple fans? On page 53, we don our prognostication hats and investigate every rumour we could find to bring you our predictions for 2017.
When Apple removed the headphone jack off the iPhone 7, it also unveiled a new set of wireless earbuds called AirPods and claimed they were so great users wouldn’t mind the missing headphone jack. After nearly three months of waiting they are finally here. You can read our thoughts on page 17.
The best camera is the one you have with you and if that camera happens to be an iPhone 7 Plus, then you are going to be just fine. We pushed its Portrait mode to the limit and compared the results to a DSLR. You can see our results on page 118.
Plus, we’ve our usual reviews, features and tutorials, so you can get more out of your hardware.