According to reports and timing, another Apple product might be introduced as soon as next week, and it appears to be a new iPhone color.
We’re also hearing reports of the iPhone 15 range arriving later this year, as well as a fourth-generation iPhone SE, so keep reading for more information on these and other topics!
According to sources, Apple is planning a product briefing next week, with the iPhone 14 rumored to launch in yellow.
According to a Weibo report, Apple is preparing to offer the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus in yellow as a mid-cycle update, and we’ve heard that Apple is arranging media briefings next week, so those could be for the launch.
For comparison, Apple released its mid-cycle green iPhone 13 colors on March 8 last year, so the time does align for a new iPhone color, but the topic of next week’s briefing has yet to be revealed.
Kuo predicts a new iPhone SE with a 6.1-inch OLED display and Apple’s 5G chip.
On-again, off-again speculations surrounding Apple’s affordable iPhone SE’s future have resurfaced, with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggesting Apple has initiated work of a forthcoming fourth-generation model, albeit it’s unlikely to be unveiled until next year.
The next-generation iPhone SE, according to Kuo, will be identical to the current iPhone 14, with a 6.1-inch OLED display. It might possibly use Apple’s in-house 5G processor, which has been in development for several years as Apple seeks to break away from Qualcomm as its cellular chip provider.
Without an MFi badge, iPhone 15 USB-C cables may have data transfer and charging speed limitations.
While Apple is likely to replace the Lightning port on the iPhone 15 series with a USB-C port later this year, the firm may still restrict the operation of cords and accessories that aren’t authorized through its MFi program.
Apple’s MFi program employs a specific authentication chip in authorized accessories to confirm authenticity and convince customers that the products are safe to use with their Apple devices. However, authentication could be used to restrict the functioning of non-MFi accessories, such as data transfer and/or charging speeds.
Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn, according to leaker “ShrimpApplePro,” is already mass producing USB-C cables and accessories under Apple’s MFi program.
Everything New in iOS 16.4 Beta 2: Changes to Apple Books, Classical Music Mentions in Apple Music, Apple Pay in South Korea, and More
Apple released the second developer and public beta copies of the impending iOS 16.4 update this week, and we spotted some new changes from the previous beta.
One of the most noticeable changes is the restoration of Apple Books’ “curl” page-turning motion, which was deleted in iOS 16.0. Apple is also getting closer to releasing its promised Apple Music Classical app, according to code in the current beta, and there are some more modifications in the Settings app under AppleCare device coverage and Always On Display.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max may have a slimmer camera bump and a smaller footprint.
According to freshly published CAD renders and specs, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be thicker than its predecessor despite having a little lower height and breadth, but it may have a less protruding camera rear array.
According to leaker “Ice Universe,” the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s footprint is around 1 mm lower in height and width than the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but it is 5% thicker. According to the CAD renders and associated specs, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will feature a less protruding camera hump than originally predicted, measuring 0.59 mm less than the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
According to reports, Apple has a secret’startup’ team working on experimental technologies for future devices.
While we heard last week that Apple’s secretive “Exploratory Design Group” had success with non-invasive blood glucose monitoring, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman released further details this week about how this organization known as “XDG” operates.
XDG employs only a few hundred employees and works as a “startup” working on a variety of projects. Members of the group are organized by skill set and may work on many projects at the same time; however, XDG members are not permitted to discuss their work with other members of the group who are not working on that specific project.
According to reports, the organization is focusing on next-generation display technology, artificial intelligence, low-processor technologies, next-generation smartphone batteries, and health features for headgear gadgets to assist people with eye disorders.
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