Take a look at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, some disappointing iPhone 12 leaks in this week’s Apple Loop, ‘Slow’ 5G iPhone, Saying Goodbye to Classic MacBook Pro, Apple’s iPad Strategy, New iOS 14 Feature Delayed, and the return of the iPod music quiz.
Apple Loop is here to remind you of some of the many discussions happening around Apple in the last seven days (and you can read my weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes).
Doubts around the iPhone 12
After its inclusion in the iPad Pro, analysts and commentators were confident that Apple would fit the LiDAR sensor in the upcoming iPhone 12 handset. Of course this was before the impact of the Kovid-19 epidemic on global supply chains. New details suggest that Apple is still betting on the inclusion of LiDAR sensors on the premium iPhone 12 model. Forbes reports Gordon Kelly:
“Mr. White, the mysterious (but always reliable) Apple leaker, has revealed a pair of iPhone 12 Pro cases that throw a huge span into work. An iPhone 12 Pro shows triple camera setup and Apple’s exciting new LiDAR Sheds light on the position of the sensor. Shows other similar cameras but the LiDAR sensor has been removed. “
Unlike previous years, the iPhone 12 handset is not expected to be available immediately after the launch event, allowing Apple Space to decide on its inclusion before earnest begins to go into production. Read more here
Will your iPhone be 12 ‘slow’ 5G or ‘fast’ 5G?
Including LiDAR is not the only area where consumers can disappear. Although all iPhone 12 families will be picking up 5G, most handsets that reach retail shelves will have ‘slow’ 5G. Only the top-end iPhone 12 Pro Max will support the fast standard. Mark Sullivan reports:
“All phones in the new iPhone 12 line will support the slower but more common sub-6 type of 5G service, but only the largest, highest-end phone in the line, is likely a 6.5-inch screen device called the iPhone Pro Max. ., Will also support millimeter-wave 5G.
“The source says that only the largest phones in the line have room inside for the special antenna design required for the millimeter wave and larger batteries are needed to accommodate the significant power draw of the millimeter wave. Also, only the US , Korea and Japan versions of Pro Max. Will support millimeter-wave 5G. “
More in Fast Company.
Say goodbye to the classic macbook pro
Moving away from Intel architecture to ARM architecture for the Mac platform, Apple is a milestone for Apple, and will see a revolutionary change in MacOS-powered desktop and laptop machines. This is going to be particularly difficult with the MacBook Pro. While the name may remain the same, the current MacBook Pro is about to change vision. I saw issues earlier this week:
“As the new platform gains momentum, developers will shift their focus away from legacy versions to focus on the latest updates on the new platform. No doubt some updates will be sent back to Intel, but the ‘first’ and After ‘will be different.’, And the MacBook Pro is in the ‘first’ category in favor of things.
“It wouldn’t be just the third-party developers that would consider it. Apple would be focusing on leveraging the ARM feature to advance the ARM platform and differentiate the platform. No doubt leading to Intel machines being hooked Features. Apple’s cloud will be repatriated, but part of the appeal of going to ARM is the progress that can be made in hardware and software that is not possible on older platforms. “
Read more here on Forbes.
Apple’s iPad Strategy
Fresh from Apple’s iPad family, expected by the end of the year, though there are still questions about what exactly will be released. Will the new model have a mid-range iPad Air, or a base iPad? And if it’s the latter, is Tim Cook and his team adopting a successful iPhone suffix? Mike Peterson reports:
“The iPad Air was last refreshed in March 2019, while Apple updated its low-cost iPad tablet in September of that year. Well-connected TF securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo speculated that the device The “iPhone SE” strategy may be packing. Faster interns in a low-cost footprint. It suggests it could be an entry-level iPad. “
More on Apple Insider.
iOS user tracking opt out delayed
Apple has announced that it will delay the need for iOS 14 for developers to ask users permission to share their ‘identifier to identifier’ tracker via the dialog box. Many companies involved in advertising, especially Facebook, have been vocal about the impact the move would have on their businesses. Devin Coldway and Zack Whitaker report:
“As expected later this year, iOS 14 will have a new signal asking users if they want to engage in such targeted ad tracking. Developers will be able to integrate this prompt into their app as soon as iOS 14 is released, but they will not need to, as Apple indicated they were before.
“… Although Apple cites the need to give developers time, major advertising companies like Facebook have warned that the change could affect their operations.” Apple’s updates can make the audience network on iOS 14 so ineffective that it wouldn’t make sense to introduce it. iOS 14, “the company said in a statement last week.”
Read more on TechCrunch.
Goodbye ipod, hello ipod music quiz
Not only is an iPod classic returning to the iPhone, but Apple has ensured that developers can see how the ‘music quiz’ works and how they can build their own vision into the iOS 14 shortcut system Can. Philip Esposito Report:
“The game consists of five rounds and it shows five different answers on the screen along with the names of the songs, artists and album artifacts. You can play more rounds or even share your score on the social network.
“… the most interesting aspect, though, is the fact that the Music Quiz Mini game was made entirely with Apple shortcuts, which shows how powerful the app is. Expert users can find out the shortcut to the mini game to find out Can edit how it was created and some aspects of it were also revised. “
More on 9to5Mac.
Earlier, wallpaper photos of Apple’s macOS 11 Big Sur were taken out of a helicopter to Big Sur by a fearless team, finding the right position, and getting the picture. But why go to all the hassles of using a real helicopter when Microsoft Flight Simulator modeled the entire Earth … in which a space in the sky was used by Apple? Grayson Blakeman reports:
“To recreate these images, Matt flew to each location, then used a flight simulator to position the camera, set the focal length, and adjust the time of day with in-game controls. Did. Then, with a little post-processing magic. Adobe Lightroom, he made the illustrations below.
“… In return for a hiking trip, I think it’s a very good option. It’s a good reminder that we can all take the tools available to us and use them in unexpected, creative ways . “
More on the verge.
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