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There was a good mix of news and rumors from Apple this week, including an update to Apple’s MagSafe battery pack that will let you charge your iPhone faster on the go and some new rumors about the iPhone 14 lineup.

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Other topics include Samsung’s new M8 display as a competitor to Apple’s Studio Display, a new round of OS beta, and more, so read on below for all the details!

MagSafe battery pack can now charge at a faster rate of 7.5W after firmware update

Apple this week released a firmware update for the MagSafe battery pack that allows the battery pack to wirelessly charge the iPhone at speeds of up to 7.5W, which is higher than the previous 5W limit.

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We have shared step-by-step instructions on how to update MagSafe Battery Pack firmware. The firmware version can be checked on the iPhone in the Settings app under General > About > MagSafe Battery Pack.

Kuo: iPhone 14 models likely to have better autofocus front cameras

According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, all four iPhone 14 models launching later this year are likely to feature an improved front-facing camera with autofocus and a wider /1.9 aperture.

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Kuo said these camera updates could lead to better depth-of-field effects for Portrait Mode photos and videos, while autofocus could improve focus during video calls in apps like FaceTime and Zoom.

In other iPhone 14 rumours, we got our first look at the case makers’ mold for the lineup, giving us a better real-world view of what the lineup will look like as it transitions to two full-size models and none. ,

Samsung’s new 32-inch ‘M8’ display vs Apple’s Studio Display

Samsung recently introduced the M8, a new 32-inch 4K display that costs $700, making it less than half the price of Apple’s Studio Display.

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For one of our latest YouTube videos, we decided to compare the M8 to Apple’s Studio Display to see how it performs and if you can save some money by opting for a cheaper option.

Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5

Apple this week seeded the second beta versions of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 for developers and public beta testers. As of now, these updates have only minor changes, such as changes to Apple Pay Cash.

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iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 will be the last notable updates before the announcement of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. Apple has also given preference to the second beta versions of macOS Monterey 12.4, watchOS 8.6 and tvOS 15.5.

The MacRumors Show: John Rettinger Talks WWDC 2022 Expectations, iOS 16 Wish List & More

John Ratinger, YouTuber and founder of the tech website TechnoBuffalojoin us MacRumors Show Check out this week’s podcast for an in-depth look at what to expect from WWDC and what we want to see in Apple’s upcoming software update.

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Netflix loses subscribers for the first time in 10 years, blames account swaps

Netflix announced this week that it lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2022, marking the streaming service’s first quarter-on-quarter subscriber decline in a decade.


In a letter to shareholders, Netflix said its revenue growth “has slowed significantly,” with the company blaming “a large number of account sharing households” and “competition” as reasons for the decline.

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