Mysterious New iPhone Discovered, Deleted Russian Apps Return, More iPhone 14 Pro Problems

Having a look again at one other week of reports and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop features a stunning new iPhone, iPhone 14 Plus manufacturing woes, iPhone 14 Professional SIM card issues, model new iPads, iPad Professionals, and Apple TVs, the lacking MacBook Professional launch, macOS and iPadOS updates, iPad Mini value rises, and the return of Russian social media to the App Retailer.

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

iPhone SE 4 All of a sudden Seems

The iPhone 15 might not be the one new iPhone to launch in 2023. The iPhone SE, which appeared to have settled right into a two-year replace cycle, is being ready not just for an early Q2 launch however a makeover that can see it transfer in direction of the present iPhone design ethos with a full frontal show:

“…we will anticipate the iPhone SE 4 to characteristic a 6.1-inch show WITH a notch and are available in three colours: Midnight, Starlight and Product RED. When you’ve got eyes, you’ll have additionally observed that the brand new iPhone SE seems eerily much like the iPhone XR… sure, that’s the purpose. Apple tends to cop earlier technology’s iPhone design for his or her SE refreshes and that’s precisely the case right here.”


iPhone 14 Plus Manufacturing Halted

Apple dropped the thought of an iPhone 14 Mini, as an alternative transferring within the different path and returning to the iPhone Plus design of a larger-screened mannequin. It seems good on paper, however the gross sales are usually not there… a lot in order that manufacturing is reportedly being halted, and extra effort positioned on the ‘solely barely costlier’ iPhone 14 Professional:

“Potential elements at play right here embrace the rising value of on a regular basis residing on account of inflation and a weaker than common world economic system for numerous elements. Apple has additionally positioned the iPhone 14 Plus at a logical however powerful value level; iPhone 14 prices $799, and has a pretty big show. iPhone 14 Plus for $899 has a good bigger show, however no different variations. That compares to iPhone 14 Professional and iPhone 14 Professional Max, priced at $999 and $1099 respectively, which characteristic extra superior digicam programs and a redesigned sensor structure.”


New iPhone 14 House owners Have Large SIM Card Points

Customers of the brand new iPhone 14 household of handsets are reporting points round their SIM playing cards, that are out of the blue being reported as ‘Not Supported’; though onerous resets are fixing the issue, this isn’t an method being advisable. One potential reason for this can be the transfer to assist eSIM-only iPhones, however as but, all we all know is that Apple is conscious of the problem, however there’s no indication of a timescale for the repair:

“In a memo despatched to approved retailers, first seen by MacRumors and which I’ve subsequently seen and verified by way of an Apple associate, Apple has acknowledged a broadly reported bug with SIMs. Affected iPhone 14 fashions show a “SIM Not Supported” error message, then the telephones freeze, rendering them unusable till they’re onerous reset.”


New iPads For Many

The massive information from Apple this week was a flurry of press releases saying new {hardware}, most notably the brand new tablets. First up is the iPad Professional, and Apple’s push handy the skilled pill as equal to a laptop computer… in any case, its sporting the identical M2 chipset as the brand new MacBook Air!

“The iPad Professional additionally received a revision in the present day, as each the 11-inch and 12.9-inch fashions had been bumped to the brand new M2 processor, which incorporates hardware-accelerated ProRes encoding and decoding. Moreover, they add assist for the quicker Wi-Fi 6E protocol and Bluetooth 5.3, in addition to a brand new “Apple Pencil hover” mode that may detect the Pencil’s peak at as much as 12mm above the show, and permit the iPad to react accordingly.”


An replace to the common iPad was additionally launched. As with different iPads, the mannequin used USB-C for connectivity (somewhat than Apple’s proprietary lightning port) in addition to bumping the digicam as much as 4K decision together with the display decision. Processor smart although, it lags behind the iPhone Professional’s A16 chipset, as an alternative rolling with 20202’s A14. Adequate, however don’t anticipate miracles:

“Coming in at 10.9 inches, the iPad (tenth technology) has the most important display Apple has ever placed on an ordinary iPad. It is the primary time in three generations that Apple has upgraded the display measurement — the seventh, eighth, and ninth generations every got here in at 10.2 inches. That is additionally the primary customary iPad to have a Liquid Retina show as an alternative of a daily Retina show. This implies greater resolutions, and it will be almost not possible to see the divide between the pixels in your display.”


Apple TV Has A New Decision

Additionally within the combine is a brand new version of Apple TV. Shifting as much as provide 4K, it offers entry to Apple’s gated merchandise, together with Apple Arcade, Apple Health+, Apple TV, and wider choices equivalent to Apple Music and several other third-party on-line companies:

“The brand new Apple TV 4K is obtainable in two configurations: the Apple TV 4K with Wi-Fi, which gives 64 GB of storage and retails at $129, plus the Apple TV 4K with Wi-Fi + Ethernet, which gives 128 GB of storage and retails at $149. You may order each now on the Apple website with availability starting Friday, November 4.”


One Of Our MacBooks Is Lacking

A extra fascinating query after Apple’s “launch by press launch” day is what was not launched. The anticipated replace to the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Professional laptops was not on present. They’re seemingly being shunted elsewhere to provide the iPad Professional, powered by the desktop-class M2, time within the highlight. However the place does that depart the story of those highly effective macOS machines?

“It’s Apple’s story to inform, and little doubt the geekerati will spot the press releases after they pop up within the Apple Newsroom. But I can’t assist feeling that delivering “the perfect high-performance laptop computer in a manner that solely Apple can” is a narrative that must be instructed far and huge and enhances the Mac Professional ending somewhat than be hidden away to permit for the Mac Professional to supply a quiet and area of interest denouement.”


New macOS and iPadOS Variations Incoming

The brand new builds of the working programs are anticipated on October twenty fourth. Given the non-appearance of the MacBook Professional, maybe the {hardware} for the brand new software program will arrive on the identical time?

“The iPadOS 16 replace runs on all iPad Professionals, the Fifth-generation iPad and later, the fifth-generation iPad mini and later, and the Third-generation iPad Air and later, dropping assist for the venerable iPad Air 2 and a handful of different fashions (it’s going to additionally ship on all the brand new iPads Apple introduced in the present day). The macOS Ventura replace typically requires a Mac launched in 2017 or later, dropping assist for numerous fashions launched between 2013 and 2016.”

(Ars Technica).

iPad Mini Worth Shoots Up

Its American base could not discover, however Apple has bumped up the iPad Mini costs world wide – to take a look at the UK, the 64 GB mannequin strikes from £479 to £569, a close to twenty p.c enhance. What’s occurring? Formally, we don’t know:

“Apple gave no purpose for the value hikes exterior the US, however they may very well be linked to the robust greenback mixed with rising inflation and elevated prices, though the value of most different latest-gen gadgets in Apple’s {hardware} product lineup have remained fixed.”


And Lastly…

Beforehand, Apple had eliminated social community apps from numerous key Russian networks. The equivalents to Gmail and Fb disappeared three weeks in the past, with nods in direction of UK sanctions being the rationale. Now, with little clarification, the apps are again.

“It wasn’t instantly clear why Apple restored the apps, since possession of VKontake and has not modified because the apps had been eliminated, and the management of Gazprombank and Sberbank stay sanctioned by the British authorities. Nonetheless, it is doable Apple’s determination was associated to using each companies by activists.”


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