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Apple iPhone 15 delay updated on July 22: Article originally published on July 21.
Looking back at another week of Cupertino news and headlines, this week’s Apple Loop includes a potential iPhone 15 delay, a new iPhone 15 Pro battery, a great iPhone camera zoom, Apple’s massive iMac plan, why Apple Maps needs work, the App Store appeal process continues, and this year’s most expensive iPhone.
Apple Loop is here to remind you of some of the many, many discussions that have taken place around Apple over the past seven days (and you can read my weekly Android news roundup here on Forbes).
The iPhone 15 is facing a curious delay
Will Apples iPhone 15 face a delay? Consumers may not want it, but those watching Apple’s quarterly results should be aware.
The suggestion of a delayed October launch comes from BoA analyst Wamsi Mohan. It’s worth noting that Apple’s September events don’t usually see hardware go on sale until much later in September, so a one-week delay would fit that suggestion; although Mohan points out that this would remove a lot of unit sales from Apple’s Q3 numbers:
“Mohan shared his prediction in a research note obtained by Barrons after conducting channel checks in Apple’s supply chain. Mohan said the launch looked like it could slip into the fourth quarter, which runs from October through December, and he was concerned the third quarter forecast could disappoint Wall Street analysts due to the possible delay.”
Update: Saturday July 22:
Following Mohans’ analysis, The Information has published further details and commentary on the issues Apple is facing with the iPhone 15 Pro models. According to “two people with direct knowledge of the issue, LG’s display modules would complicate the process of bonding the screen to the frame; a process already used on a small scale by the Apple Watch.
In this case, a postponement of the iPhone 15 Pro is not planned, but a launch with adapted constraints could be on the agenda. This could include limited supplies at all levels, or limiting launch countries to allow demand in one territory to be met.
Apples New iPhone Battery
Given indications that Samsung will bring stacked battery technology to upcoming Galaxy S handsets, it’s no surprise that Apple is considering the same principle for the iPhone 15 family. Stacked batteries offer higher capacities, faster charging and longer overall battery life; all the features appreciated by smartphone developers:
…it looks like the iPhone 15 will benefit from a major technological change. Prolific Android leaker “@RgcloudS” posted a tweet about the development of stacked batteries in Samsung devices, but also passes on comments about Apple. While Samsung is “on track” to introduce a stacked battery for smartphones, the leaker writes “Apple has used it across the entire iP15 lineup”, referring to the iPhone 15.
Zooming in on the iPhone 16
Apples is moving to using a periscope-style lens system in iPhone Pro cameras which should offer a massive upgrade for the iPhone 16, with a “branded super/ultra telephoto lens with a focal length greater than 300mm in development.”
“The telephoto lens on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro models has a 77mm equivalent focal length, so a focal length greater than 300mm on the iPhone 16 Pro Max would be a very big increase.”
Apple iMac plans teased
Apple is gearing up to bring a larger iMac to desktops, though that won’t happen until 2024. That date suggests it will debut next-gen M3 silicon, offering more power than current models alongside a massive 32-inch screen. Much like the expectation of the 15-inch MacBook Air, Apple is taking its time to deliver what its supporters want:
“Apple has discontinued the Intel-based 27-inch iMac and iMac Pro for the past few years, and has yet to release a larger-screen iMac with an Apple silicon chip as a replacement. Instead, Apple offers the 27-inch Studio display, which can be connected to the Studio Mac or another Mac with Apple silicon, but it’s not an all-in-one solution like the iMac. For now, the 24-inch iMac is the only all-in-one computer in-one sold by Apple.”
Apple Map still needs work
It stands out as one of the poorest apps released by Apple, but since the embarrassment of 2012’s presentation, Maps has been expanded and improved. More than ten years later, Google Maps is still installed on the majority of iPhones, although this does not discourage Apple’s mapping efforts:
“In early 2020, Apple completed a complete overhaul of its maps in the United States, with much more detailed details, including updating the massing of buildings, parks, sports fields, swimming pools, etc.
App Store Payment Call Paused
This week, the legal case around Apple’s anti-steering rules that prevent app developers from directing users to alternative payment paths outside of Apple’s App Store reached a new milestone. The Court of Appeals ruling that allowed developers to point to third-party services has been put on hold as Apple waits to see if the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case.
“A district court found that Apple did not generally violate antitrust law with its walled garden approach to iOS, but ordered it to drop rules prohibiting developers from including calls to action for external payment methods.
Would you pay $190,000 for an iPhone? What if it was 2007? That’s exactly what someone did this week, with an original 4GB iPhone auctioned off by LCG:
“LCG has described the phone as a holy grail among iPhone collectors due to its extreme rarity. It’s rare to find a first-generation iPhone without damaged screen or broken buttons. The auction website notes that the sender was part of Apple’s original engineering team when the iPhone was first released.”
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An Overview of Global Events in 2023
In 2023, the world witnessed a myriad of events that left a lasting impact on global affairs. From political developments and economic shifts to environmental challenges and breakthroughs in science and technology, the year was marked by significant changes and a sense of urgency for collective action. Here’s an overview of some of the latest world news in 2023.
Political Unrest and Diplomatic Strides:
In the political arena, several regions experienced unrest and geopolitical tensions. The ongoing conflict in the Middle East continued to dominate headlines, with efforts towards peace and stability remaining elusive. However, there were also moments of diplomatic breakthroughs as nations engaged in dialogues to ease tensions and work towards lasting solutions.
The global economy faced both challenges and opportunities. Trade disputes between major powers affected markets, while some countries grappled with debt crises. On the other hand, emerging economies showed resilience and promising growth, fueling optimism for a more balanced global economic landscape.
Innovation surged forward in the tech industry, with breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, renewable energy, and space exploration. Quantum computing achieved milestones, promising radical transformations across industries. Renewable energy sources gained traction, with many countries setting ambitious goals to combat climate change.
Climate Crisis and Environmental Resilience:
As the climate crisis intensified, extreme weather events wreaked havoc in various parts of the world. Wildfires, hurricanes, and floods reminded humanity of the urgent need for climate action. In response, governments and communities across the globe doubled down on efforts to reduce carbon emissions, invest in sustainable infrastructure, and protect biodiversity.
Health and Pandemic Management:
Health remained a global priority as countries continued to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. With the emergence of new variants, vaccination efforts and public health measures remained crucial to curbing the spread of the virus. There were also significant advancements in medical research and technology, offering hope for better preparedness in handling future health crises.
Sports and Cultural Milestones:
Amidst the challenges, the world found moments of joy and unity through sports and culture. International sporting events brought together athletes from diverse backgrounds, promoting solidarity and camaraderie. Cultural exchanges and celebrations showcased the richness of human diversity and fostered mutual understanding.
In conclusion, the year 2023 was a dynamic period filled with significant events that shaped the course of history. From political unrest to technological advancements and environmental challenges, the world witnessed the complexities of the global landscape. While obstacles remained, there were also encouraging developments and collaborative efforts towards a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future for all nations. As we move forward, the lessons learned from these events serve as a reminder of the importance of collective action and cooperation to address shared global challenges.