Looking back on another week of Cupertino news and headlines, this week’s Apple Loop includes the latest iPhone 14 Pro details, disappointing Mac news, new iPad manufacturing, questions about the MacBook Air release, WWDC’s iOS updates , to hide a camera in the Apple Watch, and switch from iPad Pro to MacBook Pro.
Apple Loop is here to remind you of some of the many discussions that have taken place around Apple over the last seven days (and you can read my weekly summary of Android news here on Forbes).
Two iPhone models will power Apple’s next release
How many iPhone models will Apple release this year? The obvious answer is four, but with the latest leaks and details, it feels like a better answer would be two pairs … iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max, plus iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max:
“[This] fits into Apple’s broader strategy with increased differentiation between the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models. While the iPhone 14 phones will look identical to the iPhone 13, have the same slot, the same generation of chipsets and the same rear cameras, the iPhone 14 Pro will have a new design, the next generation of chipsets and heavily upgraded cameras. “
Slows down the next generation of Mac circuit boards
Ahead of a potential unveiling of the next generation of Apple Silicon at WWDC later this month, details on the presumably named M2 chipset suggest that it may not be as impressive in the performance department as many would expect. TSMC will not have the latest technology ready until next year:
“Apple’s upcoming update of its silicon line – namely the A16 for the new iPhone series and the presumably named M2 circuit set that many expect to debut in the next MacBook Air – may not meet the high expectations many have set. Chip supplier TSMC has new production facilities coming online offering its N3 N4P manufacturing process and will not be ready for mass production until 2023. “
iPad Supply Chain diversifies
In response to supply chain problems around Shanghai, Apple is moving some of its iPad production away from China to Vietnam, and is asking supply chain partners to work on building inventory to cope with future problems:
“The iPad will be the second major line of Apple products manufactured in the Southeast Asian country, after the AirPods headphone series. The move highlights not only Apple’s ongoing efforts to diversify its supply chain but also Vietnam’s growing importance to the company. Apple shipped 58 million iPads last year. year, with the vast majority of the unit’s suppliers concentrated in China. “
To air or not to air
When WWDC launches next week, not only are developers looking forward to details on the newer version of all Apple OS platforms (and looking for release dates on developer beta versions), the question of when Apple will announce the next MacBook Air continues to dominate consumer channels:
“In addition to all the preview operating systems, Apple may also launch the 2022 MacBook Air during WWDC 2022. According to the latest issue of the Power On newsletter, Gurman says” if there is any hardware on WWDC, it will likely be on Mac The company has aimed to launches the next MacBook Air with M2 chips at the conference. “If so, expect a redesigned MacBook Air with the next generation of M chips”
(Mark Gurman via 9 to 5 Mac).
The new way to do things on iPhone
The big changes, of course, are in the operating systems and Apple’s annual update of each platform. More important than the individual changes is the overall direction that Apple will take to bring the platforms closer together and to keep people closely connected to Apple’s cloud-based services. Jessica Bursztynsky takes a look at what iOS updates we can expect:
The changes to the iPhone include updates to notifications, notifications and the Health app, according to Bloomberg. Apple introduced new notification changes last year, including the ability to bundle them into a summary at a specific time of day, and a new focus mode that limits the notifications you see during specific times. “
The camera in the watch
A fun detail from Apple’s latest patent round this week, with another twist on how to place a camera on your wrist via an Apple Watch. This time, the idea is to use a camera in the digital crown instead of photographing through the front of the watch, as the patent explains:
“” A lens can be integrated in the aperture and / or behind the aperture on the dial to focus an image of a scene, “it continues. act both as a camera to take pictures of a scene and as a sensor that detects rotation of the steering wheel to sense rotary inputs. “
With Apple doing its best to blur the boundaries between the iPad and MacBook (at least for consumers), Federico Viticci’s transition from using the iPad Pro as his daily driver to one of the M1 Max-powered MacBook Pro computers. With a lack of “Pro” apps on the iPad Pro, is this change necessary? Nice? Recommended? Sit down with a coffee before WWDC to find out.
For the past six months, I have been using my MacBook Pro instead of the iPad Pro to get my work done on a daily basis. I have continued to use the iPad Pro to test my shortcuts, read articles and write in places where I did not have enough space. for a MacBook, but for the most part, I’ve been living the macOS lifestyle for six months now … here’s my story of how this experiment went. “
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