iPhone 16 Professional Options Leak, Apple’s Free iPhone 14 Supply, New iPhone 15 Choices

iPhone 16 Professional Options Leak, Apple’s Free iPhone 14 Supply, New iPhone 15 Choices

Looking again at one other week of stories and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop features a new iPhone 16 Professional show, extra iPhone 15 choices, the awkward M3 MacBook Professional, Apple’s iPhone 14 freebie, the worth of Safari’s search, and the App Retailer award nominations.

Apple Loop is right here to remind you of some of the very many discussions which have occurred round Apple over the past seven days (and you may learn my weekly digest of Android information right here on Forbes).

Apple’s assist for RCS up to date November 19: article initially posted November 17.

Apple’s Cross-Platform Shock

Replace: Sunday November 19: Simply as Apple Loop went to the digital press, Apple introduced that it could assist the cross-platform RCS customary in iMessage. Apple has been dedicated to preserving the iMessage app and ecosystem to deliver extra customers who want to message collectively into the iPhone ecosystem.

That’s now going to vary shortly. Mark Gurman takes a more in-depth take a look at the influence of the transfer to RCS:

“Apple stated this previous week that it plans to undertake RCS — or wealthy communication companies — “later subsequent yr.” I’d say meaning it’s coming both in iOS 18 or a extra incremental replace to the working system between October and December 2024. For these unfamiliar, RCS will let iPhone and Android customers ship one another bigger information, talk extra seamlessly in group chats and textual content over Wi-Fi.”


A New Look From The iPhone 16

Apple is ready to transform the OLED display for subsequent yr’s iPhone 16 and begin a brand new two-year cycle of the show design:

“The following iPhone collection, iPhone 16, is due subsequent fall, however studies are already leaking about what to anticipate. These embrace bigger shows, which is all very nicely, however that might result in better battery drain retaining them alight. Now, a brand new report provides welcome information of better energy effectivity… it means that Samsung is engaged on a brand new OLED materials particularly for subsequent yr’s iPhones.

(MacRumors by way of Forbes).

Apple Has One other OLED Choice

Additionally on the OLED display entrance is a brand new provider for the iPhone 15. One among China’s show producers, BOE, has began to provide Apple with shows for the most recent iPhones, and plans to provide the iPhone 15 Professional are underway:

“BOE lately acquired approval to provide OLED panels for the iPhone 15 customary mannequin (6.1 inches) and has initiated shipments. BOE is estimated to ship roughly 2 million items by the top of the yr. Approval for the iPhone 15 Plus (6.7-inch mannequin) can also be anticipated throughout the yr.”

(by way of @Tech_Reve).

Is This MacBook Professional Actually Professional?

The brand new 14-inch M3 MacBook Professional will not be all that it seems. Not solely is it down on the ability of the 14-inch M3 Professional and M3 Max laptops, however Apple has additionally ripped out lots of the beneficial ports and {hardware}. The patron laptop computer feels extra like a MacBook Air with the phrase “Professional” scrawled beneath the show:

“… aside from the branding, we’ve two high-end “skilled” laptops and one lower-specced “client” mannequin… adjustments on the surface, equivalent to stripping away a thunderbolt port. Inside, the M3 has been restricted to a single cooling fan, whereas the extra highly effective M3 Professional and M3 Max have two. Assuming the identical M3 chip will launch subsequent yr with the MacBook Air, I count on to see a fanless Air, which can have barely much less efficiency than this MacBook Professional due primarily to the fan permitting the M3 to run barely hotter and quicker.


Extra Time To Name SOS Than You Thought

The launch of the iPhone 14 noticed Apple debut the flexibility to make use of satellite tv for pc communications to ship an SOS emergency message. This isn’t a free service, though two years of the service had been bundled at no further price to customers. Apple has prolonged the provide for one more yr.

“That’s simply been prolonged by a yr, so, offering you’ve got an iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Professional or iPhone 14 Professional Max activated earlier than at present, you now have two years’ entry once more. It’s additionally out there for all iPhone 15 collection fashions, with two years’ free trial out there for these telephones from the second they’re activated, too.”


The Worth Of Search

Because the Google Anti-trust trial continues in Washington DC, extra particulars on the assorted offers between Google and different firms over search are being disclosed. Apple is a type of events which receives a part of these search earnings:

“Google pays Apple Inc. 36% of the income it earns from search promoting made by way of the Safari browser, the principle economics knowledgeable for the Alphabet Inc. unit stated Monday.

“Kevin Murphy, a College of Chicago professor, disclosed the quantity throughout his testimony in Google’s protection on the Justice Division’s antitrust trial in Washington. John Schmidtlein, Google’s primary litigator, visibly cringed when Murphy stated the quantity, which was supposed to stay confidential.”


And Lastly…

It’s time for the annual Apple App Retailer Awards, and to get everybody excited (and selling the endeavour), the nominations are out! Forbes’ David Phelan has picked out his 4 favourites, and I’m going to slender it down even additional to my one decide (it’s a traditional) earlier than you discover the remainder!

“If you happen to’re sufficiently old to recollect the primary Monkey Island video games, you’ll know the adventures of Guybrush Threepwood had been brilliantly witty point-and-click tales with fiendish puzzles. [Return to Monkey Island] is a brand new title that continues in the identical vein and appears spectacular.


Apple Loop brings you seven days price of highlights each weekend right here on Forbes. Don’t overlook to observe me so that you don’t miss any protection sooner or later. Final week’s Apple Loop could be learn right here, or this week’s version of Loop’s sister column, Android Circuit, can also be out there on Forbes.

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