Looking back on another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a disappointing iPhone 15 Pro leak, the iPhone 14 crashing issue, Apple’s promised updates, the MacBook Pro compromises, an annoying macOS bug, waiting for the iPad Mini, and MLS is coming to Apple TV.
Apple Loop is here to remind you of some of the many, many discussions that have taken place around Apple over the past seven days (and you can read my weekly Android news roundup here on Forbes).
Only the pro gets the power
Those eagerly awaiting Apple’s usual iPhone update and resulting bump in specs for Apple Silicon’s upcoming A-series will be in for a costly shock in September. Apple is working on the new A17 chipset, but it may be limited to Pro handsets, leaving the regular iPhone in the slower, cooler climate:
“The latest information from the lessor is unlikely to be well received by budget iPhone buyers. power and volume buttons. Even phone connectivity will be different, with Wi-Fi 6E reserved for pros – something that previous leaks haven’t singled out.
Tell us when your iPhone 14 crashes
Apple’s fall detection built into the iPhone 14 has been a staple of many rescues…but it’s still a system with plenty of false positives. While those numbers are high, rescue organizations in the Japanese Alps are urging people to leave the system on…but to call them if they’ve triggered it by mistake:
“However, the Japanese authorities do not ask skiers to turn off the automatic alert function, as it can be useful in the event of a serious accident. Instead, the fire department asks iPhone 14 users to immediately report all miscalls to reduce the strain on the system.” If you realize you have made a false call, please inform the person answering of the error,” a Gujo City Fire Department official said.
Promised features are yet to come
Apple announced a lot of features for iOS and iPadOS…many features that are still available. What promises still need to be kept in 2023? Well, there’s a big one in there, and one that Apple bought, closed, and said it would be replaced. We are still waiting…
“Ah, yes, Apple Music Classical. It’s not necessarily an iOS 16-specific feature, but it’s something that Apple says will be available in 2022…and wasn’t. Apple acquired the service Primephonic classical music company in 2021, immediately removing the app from the App Store and integrating the content into its own Music app.
MacBook Pro compromises
Apple’s new MacBook Pro laptops may be powerful, critically acclaimed machines, but that doesn’t mean they’re perfect. Even with the hefty price tag and higher expectations, Apple has cut close to the bone in areas it probably hopes not to notice:
“There is also the inconvenient reality of Apple’s decision on entry-level MacBook Pro models, which resulted in much slower read/write speeds. faster read/writes to the SSD, the configuration of the multiple SSD chips on entry-level machines halves the speed of these machines compared to their more expensive brethren This also leads to the curious part of this specification …it’s slower than the M1 Pro laptop it replaces.
This MacOS feature is still broken
One of the much talked about features that is visibly new in macOS Ventura is the refreshed notification area. In theory, this should work as well as the iPhone and iPad areas, but Ventura hasn’t been able to keep this feature stable or useful. When will Apple sort out the bugs and give a proper update?
“When Apple released the first beta of macOS Ventura, notifications were almost unusable. This was understandable, given that it was an early beta. The experience has improved with betas macOS Ventura At some point, however, these improvements stalled and macOS notifications were left in a state of disarray… I kept hoping that these one-off updates would fix the issues, but that didn’t happen. This is not the case. On the contrary, the notifications have become even less reliable.
A longer wait for the iPad Mini
The iPad Mini refresh doesn’t seem to be happening this year, with an early 2024 launch of Apple’s next “don’t call it a small tablet”. The latest model was released in 2021, and while the two-year mark is a good time to refresh specs, Tim Cook and his team seem to be going a long way with the Mini, no doubt emphasizing (and manufacturing with supply constraints) on other devices:
“In a series of tweets, Kuo said that there may not be new iPad releases in the next nine to 12 months because “the iPad mini refresh is more likely to happen. start mass production in 1Q24. Kuo said in December that he expected mass shipments of an updated iPad mini to begin around the end of 2023 or the first half of 2024, so his latest tweets indicate that the analyst is not more think that it will be launched before the end of this year.”
Apple has announced a season pass for its Major League Soccer coverage. The US competition will be available worldwide for an annual price of $99 (some discounts are available).
“Apple says MLS Season Pass will host all MLS and League Cup matches. regions. The pass offers all regular season games, the playoffs and the League Cup. There are no cuts.”
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