In what was both a surprise and a surprise, Apple announced this week that it has discontinued the iPod touch after nearly 15 years and seven generations, ending the entire iPod line.
Other news in this week’s iPhone 14 Pro (slightly bigger screen!) and iPhone 15 (USB-C instead of Lightning?) of the year, so keep reading for the details on these stories and more!
Apple Discontinues iPod Touch
Apple announced this week that it would be discontinuing the iPod touch, which remains available until supplies last. The device is already listed as “out of stock” on Apple’s online store in the United States, and inventory is quickly running out in other countries and at third-party resellers as well.
First introduced in October 2001, the iPod was one of Apple’s most iconic products, but over time the device’s discontinuation became inevitable, given the wide range of Apple products that include the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod mini. Can play music including more. ,
End of an Era: Which was your favorite iPod?
With the latest iPod now discontinued, it’s the end of an era. iPod models released over the years include the original iPod (later known as the iPod classic), iPod mini, iPod photo, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod touch.
Which was your favorite iPod model? let’s know MacRumors Be sure to share any photos from the forums and your iPod collection.
iPhone 14 Pro model rumored to have a slightly larger screen size
According to Display Industry Consultant Ross Young, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models will have a slightly larger screen size than the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Young said the difference in screen size is due to the iPhone 14 Pro model having slightly narrower bezels around the screen and a new pill-and-hole design instead of the notch, compared to the iPhone 13 Pro model.
The rumored iPhone 15 will switch from Lightning to USB-C
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple plans to release at least one new iPhone 15 model with a USB-C port instead of a Lightning connector. bloombergK Mark Gurman agrees that USB-C iPhones are in testing and that Apple is also planning an adapter that will allow them to work with current Lightning-based accessories.
If this rumor turns out to be true, we’ll still have to wait a bit for the first USB-C iPhone. Kuo expects the Lightning connector to stick around for the iPhone 14 lineup launching later this year, with the switch to USB-C expected with the iPhone 15 in 2023. Gurman likewise says that the switch will not happen. By 2023 at the earliest.
Reportedly working on new AirPods Max Colors
Apple plans to release its high-end AirPods Max headphones in new colors in the future bloombergThis is Mark Gurman.
Released in December 2020, AirPods Max is currently available in five colors including Space Grey, Silver, Sky Blue, Green and Pink. It is unclear which new colors will be introduced.
Gurman said Apple also plans to launch its second-generation AirPods Pro in the fall.
Five things you still can’t do with the MacBook Pro
In October 2021, Apple redesigned the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, a wider range of ports, and more.
While the new models have crowd-pleasing features, we’ve put together a list of five things you still can’t do with the MacBook Pro, like taking advantage of SD cards with faster UHS-III speeds. Check out the full list to see which features and capabilities are still missing.
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