Apple Loop: iPhone 16 Professional Options Leak, Apple’s Free iPhone 14 Supply, New iPhone 15 Choices

Apple Loop: iPhone 16 Professional Options Leak, Apple’s Free iPhone 14 Supply, New iPhone 15 Choices

Looking again at one other week of stories and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop features a new iPhone 16 Professional show, extra iPhone 15 choices, the awkward M3 MacBook Professional, Apple’s iPhone 14 freebie, the worth of Safari’s search, and the App Retailer award nominations.

Apple Loop is right here to remind you of some of the very many discussions which have occurred round Apple over the past seven days (and you may learn my weekly digest of Android information right here on Forbes).

Apple’s assist for RCS up to date November 19: article initially posted November 17.

Apple’s Cross-Platform Shock

Replace: Sunday November 19: Simply as Apple Loop went to the digital press, Apple introduced that it will assist the cross-platform RCS customary in iMessage. Apple has been dedicated to preserving the iMessage app and ecosystem to convey extra customers who want to message collectively into the iPhone ecosystem.

That’s now going to alter shortly. Mark Gurman takes a better take a look at the affect of the transfer to RCS:

“Apple stated this previous week that it plans to undertake RCS — or wealthy communication companies — “later subsequent 12 months.” I’d say meaning it’s coming both in iOS 18 or a extra incremental replace to the working system between October and December 2024. For these unfamiliar, RCS will let iPhone and Android customers ship one another bigger information, talk extra seamlessly in group chats and textual content over Wi-Fi.”


A New Look From The iPhone 16

Apple is about to transform the OLED display for subsequent 12 months’s iPhone 16 and begin a brand new two-year cycle of the show design:

“The subsequent iPhone sequence, iPhone 16, is due subsequent fall, however reviews are already leaking about what to anticipate. These embrace bigger shows, which is all very properly, however that would result in larger battery drain conserving them alight. Now, a brand new report affords welcome information of larger energy effectivity… it means that Samsung is engaged on a brand new OLED materials particularly for subsequent 12 months’s iPhones.

(MacRumors by way of Forbes).

Apple Has One other OLED Possibility

Additionally on the OLED display entrance is a brand new provider for the iPhone 15. Considered one of China’s show producers, BOE, has began to produce Apple with shows for the most recent iPhones, and plans to produce the iPhone 15 Professional are underway:

“BOE not too long ago acquired approval to produce OLED panels for the iPhone 15 customary mannequin (6.1 inches) and has initiated shipments. BOE is estimated to ship roughly 2 million items by the top of the 12 months. Approval for the iPhone 15 Plus (6.7-inch mannequin) can also be anticipated throughout the 12 months.”

(by way of @Tech_Reve).

Is This MacBook Professional Actually Professional?

The brand new 14-inch M3 MacBook Professional is just not all that it seems. Not solely is it down on the ability of the 14-inch M3 Professional and M3 Max laptops, however Apple has additionally ripped out most of the priceless ports and {hardware}. The patron laptop computer feels extra like a MacBook Air with the phrase “Professional” scrawled underneath the show:

“… other than the branding, we’ve got two high-end “skilled” laptops and one lower-specced “shopper” mannequin… adjustments on the surface, akin to stripping away a thunderbolt port. Inside, the M3 has been restricted to a single cooling fan, whereas the extra highly effective M3 Professional and M3 Max have two. Assuming the identical M3 chip will launch subsequent 12 months with the MacBook Air, I anticipate to see a fanless Air, which may have barely much less efficiency than this MacBook Professional due primarily to the fan permitting the M3 to run barely hotter and sooner.


Extra Time To Name SOS Than You Thought

The launch of the iPhone 14 noticed Apple debut the flexibility to make use of satellite tv for pc communications to ship an SOS emergency message. This isn’t a free service, though two years of the service have been bundled at no extra price to shoppers. Apple has prolonged the provide for one more 12 months.

“That’s simply been prolonged by a 12 months, so, offering you’ve got an iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Professional or iPhone 14 Professional Max activated earlier than right this moment, you now have two years’ entry once more. It’s additionally out there for all iPhone 15 sequence fashions, with two years’ free trial out there for these telephones from the second they’re activated, too.”


The Worth Of Search

Because the Google Anti-trust trial continues in Washington DC, extra particulars on the varied offers between Google and different corporations over search are being disclosed. Apple is a type of events which receives a part of these search earnings:

“Google pays Apple Inc. 36% of the income it earns from search promoting made by the Safari browser, the primary economics professional for the Alphabet Inc. unit stated Monday.

“Kevin Murphy, a College of Chicago professor, disclosed the quantity throughout his testimony in Google’s protection on the Justice Division’s antitrust trial in Washington. John Schmidtlein, Google’s fundamental litigator, visibly cringed when Murphy stated the quantity, which was supposed to stay confidential.”


And Lastly…

It’s time for the annual Apple App Retailer Awards, and to get everybody excited (and selling the endeavour), the nominations are out! Forbes’ David Phelan has picked out his 4 favourites, and I’m going to slender it down even additional to my one decide (it’s a traditional) earlier than you discover the remainder!

“In case you’re sufficiently old to recollect the primary Monkey Island video games, you’ll know the adventures of Guybrush Threepwood have been brilliantly witty point-and-click tales with fiendish puzzles. [Return to Monkey Island] is a brand new title that continues in the identical vein and appears spectacular.


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