Tech Wrap: Apple discontinues iMac Pro, Instagram working on Audio Rooms

More tech news includes improvements to WhatsApp desktop calling and a first look at Clubhouse competitor Fireside. 

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 15:31 IST
Tech wrap.
Tech wrap. (Unsplash)
Tech wrap.
Tech wrap. (Unsplash)

Its been an eventful day in the world of tech today, with several important news developments from Apple, Instagram, WhatsApp and more. Instagram could be working on two important features, while WhatsApp calls just got better on the desktop and may soon work independently of your phone. Apple may be discontinuing the iMac Pro while we got out first look at the upcoming Fireside app today.


In case you missed it, here are the latest updates from the world of technology. 


Apple discontinues its iMac Pro, hints Apple Silicon iMac to launch soon

The iMac Pro desktop computer is finally a thing of the past, with only the base model showing up on the website and a sign that says “while supplies last”. But is Apple working on a Silicon iMac successor? Here are the details


Instagram might be working on Clubhouse competitor and end-to-end encryption

Clubhouse may have taken the iOS world by storm, but it looks like Facebook and Twitter are racing to bring the audio chatroom feature to Android and iOS. Instagram's new Audio Rooms feature got leaked today, plus it looks like the company is also working on end-to-end encryption. This is what it looks like!


Here is what upcoming Clubhouse-rival Fireside may look like

Not to be outdone, Mark Cuban and Falon Fatemi backed Fireside is also competing for the audio chatroom space, with an app that claims to deliver a “next-gen podcast platform.” The app is currently in a limited beta test on iOS, and we got our first glimpse of the interface today - it looks like this.  


WhatsApp desktop calls to remain connected if phone gets disconnected

According to a noted WhatsApp feature leaker, calls made on the desktop app could soon continue working even if a users smartphone loses internet access, suggesting proper multi-device support could be a lot closer than we previously thought.  

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First Published Date: 08 Mar, 00:14 IST