This week, Apple finally launched its self-service repair program for recent iPhone models in the United States, while the company also took steps to implement improvements to the highly criticized studio display webcam and continued supply chain challenges. Announces strong quarterly earnings.
On the rumor front, we saw several iPhone 14 leaks, including front glass for all four models, so keep reading for all the details on these stories and more!
Apple launches iPhone self-service repair program
Apple this week announced the launch of its self-service repair program in the United States, starting with the iPhone 12 models, iPhone 13 models and the third-generation iPhone SE. The program will expand to Apple Silicon Macs and other countries later this year.
As part of the program, Apple has made common iPhone parts available for purchase online, such as screens, batteries, and cameras, as well as a number of tools to complete repairs. Apple has also provided free step-by-step iPhone repair manuals on its website.
iPhone 14 Pro display panels reveal new pill and hole design instead of notch
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 Pro model is rumored to feature new displays with pill-shaped cutouts and a hole for the Face ID sensor and front-facing camera respectively, and this week we got our first real look at the design.
A leaked image of the glass front panels for all four iPhone 14 models not only revealed the rumored pill-and-hole design for the iPhone 14 Pro model, but also showed slightly thinner bezels around the display and a slightly thinner aspect ratio . The standard iPhone 14 model is expected to retain the same notch as the iPhone 13 model.
Apple releases Studio Display Firmware 15.5 beta with webcam improvements
Apple this week released version 15.5 of the Studio Display firmware with improvements to the webcam, but for now it’s only available to users running the macOS Monterey 12.4 beta. There is no time limit for a public release.
Apple confirmed that the new firmware improves the Studio Display’s camera tuning, noise reduction, contrast and framing, as early Studio Display reviews criticized the webcam’s image quality.
Apple reports Q2 2022 results: $25 billion profit on $97.3 billion in revenue, best March quarter ever
Apple this week announced financial results for its fiscal second quarter of 2022, which corresponds to the first calendar quarter of the year.
For the quarter, Apple reported revenue of $97.3 billion and quarterly net income of $25.0 billion, or $1.52 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $89.6 billion, compared to quarterly net income of $23.6 billion, or $1.40 per diluted share, reported in the same quarter. last year ,
Despite record performance in nearly every product category, Apple says supply chain challenges will continue to impact its business in the current quarter, resulting in a $4 billion to $8 billion impact on its revenue. expected earnings.
Apple Seeds third beta of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5
As iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 continue to move toward release, the third beta build of each update is now available to developers and public beta testers.
Both of these updates are minor and contain only a few changes, such as references to Apple’s upcoming classical music app and changes to Apple Pay Cash. Apple also preferred the third beta versions of macOS Monterey 12.4, watchOS 8.6, and tvOS 15.5.
Apple’s Studio Display vs. Dell’s latest 27-inch UltraSharp monitor
This week on our YouTube channel, we shared a video comparing Apple’s Studio Display to Dell’s latest 27-inch UltraSharp monitor.
Retailing for $655, the Dell Screen is the same size as the Studio Display, but has a 4K resolution instead of 5K and reaches a peak brightness of 400 nits instead of 600. Watch our video to see the full screen comparison and agree MacRumors For more videos.
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