We are rapidly approaching Apple’s busy product launch season, and rumors continue to fly. It looks like Apple has enough products in the works that it needs to host several virtual events before the end of the year to showcase them all, so be prepared for a flurry of activity over the next few months.
Other news this week included a new round of beta for iOS 15 and most associated operating system updates, reducing the update interval to one week as Apple finalizes things ahead. a public launch scheduled for September. We also saw an interesting story of a “double agent” in the Apple leaker community, confirmation of a never-released “iPhone nano” thanks to an old email from Steve Jobs, and more.
Several Apple events expected this fall, MacBook Pros M1X by November
With summer coming to an end, Apple’s busy fall season will soon be upon us. It was reported this week that Apple is planning to host several events this fall, with several new products expected to be announced, ranging from iPhone 13 models in September to the much-anticipated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with a so-called “M1X” chip by November.
Another report indicated that we might even see multiple events during the same September. Regardless of the time, Apple’s events will likely remain virtual due to ongoing health and safety measures, with a live stream available on its website and YouTube for customers to watch worldwide.
Everything New in iOS 15 Beta 6: SharePlay Disabled, Safari Redesigned and More
Apple released the sixth beta of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to developers this week to test them out, and as usual we’ve rounded up all the new stuff, including a new option for the Safari address bar.
In the beta release notes, Apple revealed that SharePlay has been postponed beyond the initial public version of iOS 15. Apple said the feature will now be enabled in a future software update later this year. .
Apple secretly had a “double agent” in the iPhone Leaker community
For more than a year, a member of an online community leaking inside information about Apple was actually serving as a “double agent” for Apple by secretly providing the company with information about other leaks, according to a released report. this week.
The individual announced inside Apple information and stolen devices for sale on platforms like Twitter and Discord. However, unbeknownst to other members of the community, he was secretly emailing Apple information about other people.
Steve Jobs email reveals Apple plans to launch “iPhone Nano”
In an email published in 2010 in connection with the Epic Games lawsuit against Apple, the late Steve Jobs listed an “iPhone nano” as a product on the company’s roadmap.
The device would probably have been a smaller, cheaper version of the iPhone 4, but Apple has never released such a product. In fact, it wasn’t until 2014 that Apple started offering its latest iPhone model in multiple sizes with the introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple Watch Series 7 renders reveal new design with flat edges and larger screen
According to information shared by leaker Jon Prosser earlier this year, new renderings of the purported Apple Watch Series 7 have surfaced, revealing a new design with flat edges and a larger screen. This would be the first significant design change to the Apple Watch since the Series 4 released in 2018.
Apple is expected to unveil the Apple Watch Series 7 at an event in September alongside the iPhone 13 lineup. IPhone 13 Pro models could be available with up to 1TB of internal storage.
The future MacBook could feature a removable key that works like a mouse
Apple is looking for a MacBook keyboard with a removable key that can be used as a mouse, according to a recently published patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The key is said to contain a sensor allowing it to be used as a pointing device, giving MacBook users an additional option beyond the built-in trackpad for input without having to carry a separate mouse.
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