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👍 or 👎 ? First Apple gear reviews are in.

The Weekender
The early reviews are pretty great across the board for the new Mac Studio and iPad Air 5. The new Studio Display and iPhone SE 3, on the other hand, elicit a few complaints.
We rounded up the best reviews (and latest news) about all these new Apple products to give you a full-spectrum view of the situation.
Also this week:
  • Rundowns on new features in the latest iOS and macOS updates.
  • How-tos for getting the most out of iOS 15.4.
  • Plenty of fresh Apple leaks and rumors.
  • Another round of Apple TV+ recaps, including this week’s disastrous new series WeCrashed. (We suggest you watch Samuel L. Jackson rip it up in the fabulous The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey instead.)
Enjoy your weekend reading!
– Lewis Wallace, managing editor

Review roundups
Mac Studio: Insane power in a small desktop
Is Apple’s new Studio Display worth it? Depends who you ask.
iPad Air 5: Apple’s ‘go-to’ tablet gets even better
iPhone SE 3: Ample power combined with aging features
News and opinion
macOS Monterey 12.3 brings Apple’s long-awaited Universal Control to Mac and iPad
iOS 15.4 offers iPhone users Face ID with a mask
Apparent iPhone 14 leak suggests no major design changes
Apple Car team was ‘dissolved’ but vehicle still coming in 2025
Why Mac Studio looks odd, and what Apple should have done instead
How to make iPad volume buttons flip when switching between landscape and portrait
How to get the new gender-neutral Siri voice in iOS 15.4
How to set up Face ID with a mask (and glasses) in iOS 15.4
Charge 4 devices at once with this $30 power station
Extend the life of your AirPods with this cleaning pen
This rollable electronic chessboard is on sale for a limited time
Put your Apple Watch to work with this smart under-desk elliptical
Reviews and recommendations
'WeCrashed,' a show about wasted money, arrives to waste your time [Apple TV+ recap]
Brilliant MagSafe power bank cuts cables with two-way charging [Review]
This powerful Wi-Fi 6 router is amazingly affordable [Review]
Take your Apple Watch bands everywhere with this affordable canvas case
Clever iPad stylus defends itself against germs [Review]
3D-rendering wunderkind Ian Zelbo jacks up performance
Let’s take our workstation outside today
Blowing half your budget on headphones and Lego sets
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