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Apple Releases Second Public Betas of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, Revised Beta
Apple today released the second betas of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test the software before launch. The second beta comes just over two weeks after the first beta. The second public beta contains the same content as in the fourth developer beta released last week, although Apple also released a revised version of that developer beta...
Apple Watch Ultra 2 again reportedly available in Black Titanium
The second-generation Apple Watch Ultra will be available come with a black titanium case, according to a rather accurate leaker known as ShrimpApplePro. The new Ultra will also continue to be available in the existing "Natural" titanium finish, according to the leaker. Mockup of a black Apple Watch Ultra via ShrimpApplePro Bloomberg's Mark Gurman recently said that Apple has been testing a darker titanium finish for the…
iPhone 15 question predicted to be lower than iPhone 14: Do you plan to upgrade?
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today predicted that demand for the iPhone 15 series will be lower than that of the iPhone 14 series this year. Kuo said lower demand could make it challenging for Apple suppliers to grow sales in the second half of 2023. The upcoming iPhone lineup should consist of the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. All four models are…
iPad Mini 7 could be released later this year
The seventh-generation iPad mini appears to be in the works at Apple, according to the leaker known as "ShrimpApplePro." In a series of tweets detailing the Apple Watch Series 9 and second-generation Apple Watch Ultra, the leaker said they've seen evidence of at least one new iPad model coming, likely the seventh-generation iPad mini. Earlier this year, Bloomb...
iPhone 15 Pro Rumor Roundup: 12 New Features and Expected Changes
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 15 lineup in September. As usual, there are plenty of new features rumored for the Pro and Pro Max models, including a USB-C port, A17 Bionic chip, titanium frame, action button, and more. Below we've summarized 12 new features and changes for the iPhone 15 Pro models. A17 Bionic chip: iPhone 15 Pro models are expected to be equipped with Apple's ...
Kuo: New AirTag likely to enter mass production in late 2024
Apple suppliers likely to begin mass production of an AirTag from Q4 2024 the second generation, according to new information shared by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The current AirTag launched in April 2021 and costs $29. Kuo believes the new AirTag will better integrate with Apple's upcoming Vision Pro headset, as part of a spatial computing ecosystem, but it did...
Samsung begins mass production of OLED displays for iPhone 15
Apple's main OLED supplier Samsung has received mass production approval for displays for all four models in Apple's iPhone 15 series, which are expected to be released in September. Korean-based The Elec reports that Samsung Display received approval on August 1, ahead of rivals LG Display and BOE. LG Display, which provides OLED panels for both iPhone 15 Pro models, has ...
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