New iPhone 12 leaks, iPad Air release date, Goodbye MacBook Air

Take a look at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the latest leaked design of the iPhone 12, Apple’s new iPhone 12 launch date, Epic Games’ clash with the App Store, MacBook A Year of Losing Air, Latest iMac Reviews, iPad Air Specs Leaked, and Apple Card.

Apple Loop is here to remind you of some of the many discussions around Apple over the past seven days (and you can read my weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes).

Streaming rehearsal for iPhone 12

Although it has not yet been made official, the launch event for Apple’s iPhone 12 family is expected in early September. Traditionally a Tuesday event, there is now a suggestion that Thursday 10 September is an option. Why? Was preparing to stream the event on YouTube Seen by geekerati. Michael Potak reports:

“The date listed for the video going live was September 10 (the first image in the tweet below showing the date in European format). While it is possible that the slip-up may have revealed that when Apple was going to its iPhone 12 event , So was September 10. The date for last year’s iPhone 11 event. Maybe today’s YouTube test date is the same as last year? “

More on 9to5Mac.

Latest iPhone 12 Images

Case makers have always been a good source of ‘final design images’ of the handset before a launch event, and the iPhone 12 designs are no exception. This week saw a multitude of cases going on sale (which reassures manufacturers how much), which in turn shows the iPhone 12, if not the actual specs. Gordon Kelly of Forbes:

“They originate from smartphone case manufacturer sketches, which should add to their credibility because case makers get early access to the new iPhone chassis design and dimensions, so they can start working on their stuff. They said, case makers Does not receive information. The exact camera module layout or notch, as these details are not important for their products. This means that dummy units use last year’s design as placeholders there. “

Read more here on Forbes.

Epic Apple legal battle continues

The ongoing battle between Apple and Epic Games on the App Store continued this week as well, with Apple notifying Epic Games that it would delete its developer account and access the App Store, not only Fortnite, but Epic’s entire portfolio Will give. It contains unrealistic 3D engines used by countless developers. The Verge for Jacob Kastrenakes:

“Apple will end Epic’s inclusion in the Apple Developer Program, a subscription required to distribute apps on iOS devices or use Apple Developer Tools if the company, according to a letter, for the agreement within two weeks” Does not “fix” its violations. Epic that was shared by Epic. Epic will either not be able to make Mac apps notary, a process that may make Epic’s software more difficult to install or block it altogether. Apple needs all apps to be notarized before they can run on newer versions. macOS, even if they are distributed outside the App Store. “

Ben Thompson takes an in-depth look at the case of “Apple, Epic, and the App Store”, from fundamentals, through the software stack, to issues in the App Store:

“… the question is what is anticompetitive and just as good a business change as a business scale. A small business can usually be as anticomitic as it can be, while a much larger business is much more constrained that How anticapacitive can work. (As a quick, for the first part of this essay I’m painting in broad strokes as far as specificity questions go). The specific case of Apple and the iPhone raises an extra angle Is: the importance of the market should be. Does the question make a difference?

Too much in Strachery.

What should Apple say to the new MacBook?

With the move to ARM-based Mac computers, will Apple look to retain the current Air and Pro names, or take a different angle to differentiate new products? While it looks like the Pro name will remain, Air’s name may be outward, as I noted earlier this week:

“Apple has come here before with the new concept of launching with both ‘Air’ and ‘Pro’ designations. Launched in March 2015, the 12-inch MacBook targeted the premium space between the Air and -Pro. Did. It was kept. Small and lightweight, it had a fan-less design, and was pushed as a highly portable laptop for day work.

“The MacBook Air is very old and has lost its elite talent. The aura of the MacBook Pro is not expected from Apple at the moment, but what about the ‘MacBook’?”

More here on Forbes.

Steady as he reviewed the 27-inch iMac

Apple’s latest iMac, launched earlier this month, is now under review. Many are improving the FaceTime camera and anti-glare coating, but this value is not found with any G-Whiz technology but in the continued growth of Specs. Samuel Exon reviews all-in-one MacOS machine starting with positioning:

“With an unstoppable giant leap for Mac, this new release is just an incremental step for the iMac. It claims a general update: faster processors, better RAM and storage options, and better graphics processing. A new web. There is also a camera. Better microphone.

“But this is not a radical change overall. Rather, the new iMac represents a subtle refinement of one of the world’s best (albeit priceless) computers. It’s quiet before the coming storm.”

More at Ars Technica, and I’ve summarized all the iMac reviews here.

General service for a new iPad Air

The last few years have seen the iPad move to hardware with an

According to the Chinese site MyDrivers, “Apple will launch the iPad Air 4 in March 2021 with the A14 processor.”

“… confirms previous rumors that Apple will bring the muchiPad Air 4 very close to the current iPad Pro in terms of design and features. The PadiPadh Air 4 will have a smart connector on its rear to support the new Magic Keyboard. It is also. Clearly set to transition from the Lightning connector to USB-C, and features four stereo speakers. “

More on MacRumors.

And finally…

William Gallagher reports:

“Once in every sense, the Apple Card is a typical Apple product. It was rumored for years, it was launched with pomp and criticism, plus it was first thought by Steve Jobs. The difference is that its Apart from the Titanium card, it is. Not hardware, and apart from its app, it’s not really software either.

“When we get to see everything properly when Apple was actually pivoted to a services from a hardware company, we’re going to make sure it was 2019. It could happen on March 25, 2019, when Apple began its regular launching of new MacBooks, iPads or education products. “

The thick history is in Apple Insider.

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