Looking back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes more power for the iPhone 14 Pro, Apple faces multiple repair issues, new display tech for MacBooks, USB-C threatens Threats to the future of the Lightning port, the success of the Air Card, how to avoid captcha, and the success of the Apple Store Union.
The Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the many discussions that have occurred around Apple over the past seven days (and you can read my weekly roundup of Android news here on Forbes).
More power to some iPhones
Leaked benchmarks for Apple’s new A16 system on chip, set to launch alongside the iPhone 14 family, show a significant performance boost. But not everyone will see this, as the A16 may be limited to the Pro models, leaving the regular models using last year’s A15 chipset. Strictly speaking, it’s not a downgrade, but with the annual iPhone update giving each iPhone model the latest processor, it will be seen by many people as such:
“… Anonymous leaker iHacktu reports that Apple’s new A16 chip, exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro models only, delivers seismic performance and a battery boost over the 2021 A15 being retained for non-models. right Pro. And the findings have received support from one of the most respected industry insiders.”
Apple faces many repair problems
Apple is facing an issue with the supply of spare parts used to repair many products; so much so that it is taking corrective action where the customer faces lengthy delays to repairs. At Genius Bars’ discretion, customers may sign up for repair but keep their damaged but operable equipment and be alerted when parts are available:
“Due to ongoing supply chain issues, Apple will now allow customers to bring their devices home in the event that the repair process will take longer than expected due to a lack of a spare.” part backlog. Once the part has arrived at the location, the customer can return the device to complete the repair.”
Apple researches new display technology
When consumers choose the new MacBook Air, they will see the new design language of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops. What they won’t see is the new mini LED technology. As Apple investigates the use of OLED displays, will this be the key to getting mini LEDs on the MacBook Air?
“Perhaps Apple is taking an artificial step in the portfolio… if you want newer screen technology, then you need to spend more money and buy high-end laptops? If true? As a result, consumers may have to wait for Apple to develop the next generation of next-generation display technology for very expensive MacBooks, at which point mini LED technology can be applied to the device. consumer laptop.”
Lightning port replaces USB-C in new iPad
An older technology that will be introduced by Apple is USB-C. New details on the upcoming entry-level iPad suggest that the proprietary Lightning port will be replaced by a standards-compliant USB-C port:
“Having USB-C opens up a world of possibilities for iPad users, as the connector supports faster transfer speeds and an even wider range of peripherals, while the Lightning connector remains standards-based. USB 2.0 is slower and relies on adapters for just about everything. With USB-C, low-end iPad users can also easily connect it to more modern external displays like Apple’s Studio Display.”
Find cards, Find markets
Will we see a second version of Apple’s AirTags geolocation tile? While nothing is specific, the success of early models shows that Tim Cook and his team have the potential to become the most popular manufacturer in the field:
“AirTag, which has not received much attention, has gradually increased in shipments since its release. It is estimated that AirTag’s shipments will reach about 20 million & 35 million units in 2021 & 2022, respectively. If AirTag shipments continue to increase, I believe Apple will develop a 2nd generation.”
(Ming-Chi Kuo via MacRumors).
Apple Store is part of Alliance
The first US-based Apple Store did so in Maryland this week with a 2 – 1 vote in favor of affiliation with the International Association of Mechanics.
“The union’s victory has the potential to breathe new life into the labor movement’s mission to organize Apple and the broader tech sector, which fell apart after an Atlanta store canceled its bid. election last month. blamed an alleged campaign of undermining Apple’s union and said it planned to reapply to hold an election later.”
You will no longer be asked if you are a robot when using a modern Apple device, your Apple device will answer for you. The latest versions of Apple’s operating system, as introduced at WWDC, will bypass authentication devices. Apple’s argument is that someone who unlocked the device, registered their account, and ran an App Store title is punished:
“This type of tracking is the opposite of the security direction on the Internet done by Safari, Mail Privacy Protection and iCloud Private Relay,” which is difficult for bots to mimic, says Pauly.
“First, they had an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, and they unlocked the device with a password, Touch ID, or Face ID. They nearly always signed in to the device with their Apple ID. And they launched an app. code-signed applications, “argument of Apple-ite.”
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