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On this week’s episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, your hosts discuss the coming 27-inch iMac Pro update, what to do if you see AirTag ‘Item Detected Near You’ notifications, and go in-depth on the iMessage lock-in debacle.

Early this year we expect Apple to release the long-awaited Apple Silicon 27-inch iMac. Rumors conflict on whether it will be a “Pro” machine with mini-LED display and ProMotion or a consumer-level update lacking those features. We discuss what to expect and highlight new renders published on AppleInsider.

Various reports have claimed AirTag is being used for nefarious purposes like stalking and car theft. We discuss the anti-stalking features of AirTag and what to do if you see the ‘Item Detected Near You’ notification.

The conversation around iMessage lock-in has heated up as Google vice president Hiroshi Lockheimer

called out Apple for platform lock-in. Your hosts dive into the details of RCS, specifically carrier support in the US and the messaging landscape internationally.

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