Although we are still waiting for news of the possible Apple event in April, we did get confirmation for another Apple event to be held this week, namely WWDC 2021, which will resume its usual early June time frame, but still Use last year’s version in a fully virtual format similar to the following.
Other news and rumors from Apple this week include reports on future iPhone SE models, crazy Apple patent applications that show an iPhone with the same metal grid design as the latest Mac Pro, and the latest iOS 14.5 Beta that we are patiently waiting for Its public release. Read on to get detailed information about these stories and more from the past week!
Apple announces digital WWDC 2021 event in June
Apple announced this week that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be held from June 7 to June 11. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be held online for the second year in a row.
One of the benefits of WWDC 2021 held digitally is that all developers can enter for free, and sessions and other content can be shared on the Apple Developer website and the improved Apple Developer app. In contrast, Apple has always required developers to buy a ticket for $1,599 to participate in WWDC in person, and only after winning the lottery to participate.
As always, Apple stated that WWDC 2021 will provide a vision for the future of its software platform, which may include iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, watchOS 8 and tvOS15. There is always a chance to release one or two hardware. The same is true at WWDC, such as the redesigned MacBook Pro and iMac models with Apple chips.
From now until April 18th, Apple will accept entries for its annual Swift Student Challenge, a coding competition designed to invite students to create interactive scenes in the Swift Playgrounds app. The winner will receive an exclusive WWDC 2021 jacket, a customized stitching suit and a one-year Apple Developer Program membership.
All in all, WWDC has always been one of the most exciting weeks in the Apple world for developers and users. As the conference progresses, we will have an in-depth report on the conference!
The next iPhone SE will have a 4.7-inch display with a punch-hole full-screen design in the 2023 version
According to display industry analyst Ross Young, there are rumors that the third-generation iPhone SE, which will be launched in the first half of 2022, will have the same 4.7-inch display as the current version.
Young said that he also heard that the 2023 iPhone SE may have a so-called “punch-hole” display design like some Samsung smartphones, which will result in an almost full-screen, unnotched design with only a small hole for the front camera. . It is not clear that if Apple continues to provide Face ID, the Face ID sensor will be placed in such a design, but smart phones do have fingerprint and facial recognition systems under the display. In fact, there are rumors of off-screen Touch ID on at least some iPhone 13 models.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously stated that the “punch-hole” display will make its debut on at least some high-end iPhone models in 2022, so it seems reasonable to extend the design to the iPhone SE in the second year.
iOS 14.5 added a new Siri tone, women no longer use the default value
The sixth beta version of iOS 14.5 released this week adds two new Siri voices to English and introduces new setting options that allow people to choose their favorite Siri voice. Currently, the default is female voice in the United States.
Apple said in a statement about this change: “This is Apple’s long-term commitment to diversity and inclusion. Products and services are designed to better reflect the diversity of the world we live in.”
Apple also announced that iOS 14.5 will recalibrate the maximum battery capacity and peak performance of iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max models to resolve incorrect estimates of battery health reports by some users. Apple said that the loophole did not reflect the actual battery condition.
iOS 14.5 has been in beta testing since February 1, and has many new features, such as the ability to unlock the iPhone with a masked Apple Watch, support 5G in Dual-SIM mode on the iPhone 12, and the new Waze- For example, features in Apple Maps, new emojis, AirPlay 2 streaming for Apple Fitness + workouts, etc. Apple previously stated that the software update will be released to all compatible devices in the “early spring”.
Apple researches Mac Pro’s “cheese grater” design for other devices (such as iPhone)
According to the newly obtained patent application, Apple is considering extending the unique “cheese grater” grid design of the 2019 Mac Pro to other devices, including the iPhone and the “trash can” style Mac Pro.
Apple introduced an innovative grinding lattice pattern on Mac Pro X and Pro Display XDR in 2019, which was created by machining a spherical array on the inner and outer surfaces of aluminum. The result is a lightweight grid pattern that maximizes airflow while making the structure the strongest.
Although patent applications usually contain everything and cannot be used as strong evidence of Apple’s actual consuming hardware plans, they can provide interesting views on the company’s research field.
Apple Robb iPhone users approved a $600,000+ Bitcoin scam app
According to Apple’s App Store review team, a scam Bitcoin app designed to look like a genuine app has been accepted by Apple’s app review team, which ultimately resulted in iPhone users losing 17.1 bitcoins, or in case of theft It lost $600,000. Washington post.
Apple said in a statement that in “limited circumstances,” when criminals deceive its users, Apple will take “swift action” to prevent similar violations in the future.
Apple said: “User trust is the basis for us to create the “App Store”, and since then we have deepened this commitment. “Research shows that the “App Store” is the safest application market in the world, and we have been Efforts to maintain this standard and further strengthen the protection of the “App Store”. “
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