We are less than two months away from WWDC and Apple-related rumors are popping up with increasing frequency. An overview of upcoming Macs based on the M2 family of chips in the latest batch, plans for the Apple Watch Series 8 and future models, what could be Apple’s first multi-port USB charger, and some details on the software on iOS 16 Are included. ,
Other news from this week included an Apple bug that caused users to be temporarily unable to update firmware on their Studio displays, taking a roughly 50% commission on virtual goods in the Metaverse even when arguing against Meta’s App Store fees. There’s been a lot of discussion about Meta’s plan, and more, so read on for all the details!
Apple tests at least nine new Macs with four different variants of M2 chips
Apple is internally testing several variants of the next-generation M2 chip and updated Macs that will be equipped with them, report bloomberg, citing developer logs. There are “at least” nine new Macs in development that use four different M2 chips that are successors to the current M1 chips.
The machines include the M2-based MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini models, while the more powerful 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models and a new Mac Pro will use M2 variants like the M2 Pro and M2 Max. And the successor to the M1 Ultra which is currently in high-end Mac studios.
New Apple Watch health features coming this year, but delayed blood pressure and blood sugar sensors
We’re expecting to see three new Apple Watch models later this year, and it looks like we’ll be getting some new health-related features, like a body temperature sensor on the higher-end models, along with some longer-running models. . The rumored sensors for blood pressure and blood sugar aren’t ready for prime time just yet.
Some of those features will be integrated with the new health-related improvements in iOS 16, which we’re also starting to hear something about. It looks like we won’t get a significant redesign, but there will be some adjustments to the notifications and other aspects.
Rumored Apple dual USB-C port charger reportedly shown in leaked photos
Following last week’s discovery of a premature mention of Apple’s upcoming 35W dual USB-C charger, we’ve now seen some alleged leaked images of the US version of the device, which includes a foldable prong and port on the side of the charger. ,
Charger and white-label knockoff accessory makers similar to Mophie are also popping up, but it looks like Apple is getting in on the act, too.
Studio Display update issue fixed as Apple addresses code signing issue
Over the weekend, users of Apple’s new Studio Display were unable to update the device’s firmware due to an apparent oversight by Apple that left the latest version unsigned by Apple for several days.
When Apple stopped signing iOS 15.4 earlier this month to help keep users on the latest iOS 15.4.1 update, it seems the company forgot that the 15.4.1 update was available for Studio Display. No, so Apple didn’t authorize the installation of one. current version. Apple fixed the issue on Monday and users can go back to update their screens.
Apple says its plan to commission around 50% on Metaverse purchases ‘exposes the hypocrisy of Meta’
While Meta, then known as Facebook, and founder Mark Zuckerberg have repeatedly criticized Apple’s 15-30% commission on in-app purchases on the App Store, Meta has revealed that it has to invest in digital assets. A commission of about 50% will be received. Metaverse”. ,
The revelation quickly commented on Meta’s hypocritical stance on the commission, and Apple was not shy about weighing in, saying it “demonstrates that when they want to use Apple’s platform for free, they Will happily take it from creators and small businesses that use you.”
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