Stunning iPhone 14 Images, Disappointing MacBook Pro 14 Discovery, Apple’s Controversial Repair Result

Looking back on another week’s news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple loop includes the biggest iPhone 14 leak, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone SE review, Apple’s new iPhone subscription, and a big overview of the MacBook Pro’s M1 Mac. The company has confirmed macOS, stunning iPad battery results and WWDC 2022 dates.

The Apple Loop is here to remind you of some of the many discussions that have taken place around Apple over the past seven days (you can also read my weekly Android news on Forbes).

The symmetry of the iPhone 14

The release of the next generation is not yet five months away, but everything is ready as the supply chain has a lot of details on the new iOS-powered smartphone. The latest look at the iPhone 14 design comes from leaked CAD file images by the famous Apple Watch maker ShrimpApplePro. At first glance, nothing has changed and nothing surprising. A closer look shows how Apple has finally caught up with its Android brothers by (finally) lowering the bezels around the screen:

Apple reduces the bezel size on the iPhone 14 Pro Max from 2.42mm to 1.95mm, which is almost 20% less. This is the biggest discount and most welcome update since the launch of the iPhone X in 2017, given the cuts made by Android competitors since then. The sub-2mm bezel is the thinnest on any smartphone. Secondly, the iPhone 14 Pro Max and, with the iPhone 14 Pro extension, will be the first iPhones to have symmetrical bezels on all sides.


Tired iPhone SE

Ryan Hines explains that Apple’s latest iPhone, the third generation iPhone SE, may continue the tradition of the entry-level iPhone with a wide range of similar hardware specifications in the primary iPhone line, but the 2022 iPhone SE shows its age in other ways. Review:

“The new iPhone SE shares most of its internal DNA with the 2021’s Vanilla iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini, including 4GB of RAM, but the exterior is far from the cutting edge. Looks like it’s gone. It also has 64GB of basic storage – another holdover from previous SE models. If you need extra storage, you can choose 128 or 256GB, but the incentive comes at a price. “

(Android Authority).

IPhone as a service

As Apple services play a significant role in Apple’s grassroots, Tim Cook and his team are ready to offer the iPhone as a service. This is a step up from the current iPhone update program. This is equivalent to leasing hardware, rather than the optional trade-in tariff plan for upgrades. The twist is that of course you will not own an iPhone:

“The iPhone hardware subscription is like a lease because you’re paying for the iPhone for two years without paying the split price. You’re paying a fraction of the value of the iPhone, but you do not fully own it. You can replace it when the new version comes out – like a car lease.”

(Mark Kurman via Android Power).

Sometimes the maximum is not the maximum

Andreas Ostoff looks at the upgraded MacBook Pro 14-inch laptop. Do the extra GPU and CPU cores in the M1 Max equipped MacBook Pro justify the higher price compared to the M1 Pro equipped laptops? After all, everything else is the same:

“At the beginning of our pressure test both the CPU and the GPU used about 22W (54W package), but after two seconds the CPU (~ 2 GHz on all cores) drops to 12W, while the GPU maintains a total package power of about 20W (42W). ~ 900 MHz) which is comparable to the entry-level model of the MacBook Pro 14 with the M1 Pro, but the power distribution is slightly different (~ 20W CPU & 15W GPU) which means that the M1 Max offers slightly higher GPU performance during pressure testing, but with lower CPU performance And is far from its potential performance.

(Notebook verification).

MacOS at the company

As working from home has increased over the past two years, so has the number of people wanting to use the new Magos laptops and desktops. As Richard Speed ​​of The Register found out at Apple’s recent executive and developer conference on MacAD, this led to many IT departments having to deal with the closed nature of Apple’s security model.

“Of course, the last two years have seen more workers spending time at home and wondering why their home hardware is often higher than what is imposed on them by their employers.


Apple’s stunningly sensible iPad battery results

Apple’s preferred “sealed hardware” approach to the iPad range has been a stumbling block for third-party repairers for many years, and the glued battery is one of the biggest concerns. Apple seems to have updated this principle on the iPod Air by adding tabs that help remove the battery as soon as you open the tablet:

“The new iPad Air’s battery cells have extension-output pull tabs on the bottom for easy removal. In comparison, earlier iPod Air models had completely glued battery cells that were harder to dispose of, and technicians generally loosened large amounts of resin using a solvent such as isobrile alcohol. Apple’s recycling partners need to remove the battery from the iPad’s aluminum case. “

(iFixit Via Macromers).

Finally …

Apple has confirmed the dates for this year’s Global Developer Conference; The event runs from June 6 to June 10 with the slogan “Code to Code”.

“Join developers around the world for Technology and Community Awakening Week from June 6 to 10. Take a look at Apple’s latest platforms and technologies at sessions, explore new tools and tips, and connect with Apple experts in labs and digital databases online and for free.”


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