Apple generates a lot of news, and it can be difficult to keep up. If you’ve been thinking of anything else this week, our roundup of Apple-related titles will put you in the spotlight.
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Let’s go to WWDC!
WWDC kicks off Monday, June 7, so the coming week will likely be filled with Apple news and hopefully some cool new products, or at least some new software to get you excited about. Get ready for the WWDC keynote on Monday – it will start at 6 p.m. in the UK, or 10 a.m. if you’re in California.
Check out our WWDC article where we discuss all the products that could be launched at the show. Additionally, we’ve integrated Apple’s livestream at the top of this page, so you’ll be able to watch the WWDC Keynote as you go. Read What Apple will launch at WWDC 2021.
One new product that is good advice for WWDC is a new MacBook Pro. Adding heat to the rumor is a listing on a Chinese licensing authority database that reveals details on the upcoming laptop duo. Read the latest news for the 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro to learn more.
As we discuss the MacBook Pro, the arrival of a mini-LED display also seems likely. Despite COVID-related delays and global component shortages, Apple is back on track to launch new MacBook Pro models with mini LEDs.
Bugs and issues
Usually operating system updates are cause for celebration, but sometimes Apple lets a problem creep in. With iOS 14.6, the issue seems to quickly drain battery life and overheat.
Some iPhone users have complained that their batteries drain faster and their iPhones overheat after installing iOS 14.6. There are reports that the issue is with podcasts or background activity in the Music app. Hopefully Apple fixes the issue in iOS 14.7, which is currently in beta testing.
It’s not just iPhone users who are having issues. Some Apple Watch Series 3 owners have reported issues updating to the latest version of watchOS. Usually Apple suggests removing some apps to free up space, but this time the company says to completely restore the system before updating. The problem seems to be the lack of space on these 8GB Apple Watches. For more tips on updating the software on an Apple Watch, read our guide.
In Apple’s M1 there is a security flaw and regardless, we explain why a security flaw called M1RACLES is not really a threat to M1 Macs, despite the error that points out security flaws well. known from Intel Meltdown and Specter.
The rumor mill
Apple expert Mark Gurman on Bloomberg spoke about AirPods. He predicts that we will see new AirPods that look like AirPods Pro thanks to their shorter stems in 2021, and AirPods Pro with no stems at all, but not until 2022. Read: New AirPods will have short stems or no stems.
That’s not all we’ve heard about AirPods this week. The new AirPods cases appearing online include a cutout for a speaker, which suggests that the new case will be able to ring if you lose it.
When the new iPhone arrives this fall, it will apparently offer mmWave support in various places that currently cannot support the faster 5G format (fingers crossed for the UK). The new phones will also offer bigger and better batteries, according to another report. Read: iPhone 13 brings better battery and faster 5G.
The iPad Pro gained a mini-LED when Apple updated it in May 2021, but, apparently, the next iPad Air won’t. Instead, an iPad Air with an OLED display will arrive in 2022. Apple has reportedly negotiated shipments of OLED displays with Samsung and LG to use for the iPad Air.
The MacBook Air was available in two 11-inch and 13-inch sizes (until the 11-inch model was discontinued), but it looks like we could have seen an even larger MacBook Air. An internal email from none other than Steve Jobs referred to a 15-inch MacBook Air.
Apple’s plans for the Mac Pro grabbed attention this week with new concept images crafted from Jon Prosser’s leaks. Here’s what the smallest Mac Pro Apple would work on might look like:
Finally, if you thought you heard the latest of Apple’s AirPower chargers, you’d be wrong. Apple would continue to work on AirPower. Apple is also planning to introduce iPads that also charge wirelessly!
And that’s it for this week. See you next Saturday, and stay Appley!