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We're still over six months out from the official unveiling of the iPhone 15 lineup, but rumors and leaks are already ramping up to a fever pitch with new spy photos, renderings based on CAD leaks, and fresh details surfacing in recent weeks.

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New Mac models are also in the works as we look toward a rumored 15-inch MacBook Air and the Apple silicon Mac Pro, as well as updates further in the future, so read on for all the details on these stories and more!

iPhone 15 Leak Reveals Dynamic Island, USB-C Port, and More

An alleged image of the standard iPhone 15 was leaked online this week by Twitter account @URedditor. The leak reveals that the device will feature the Dynamic Island and a USB-C port, as rumored, while maintaining a similar overall design as the standard iPhone 14.

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3D renders of the iPhone 15 also surfaced this week based on leaked CADs, providing an additional look at the device.

A greater number of changes are expected for the iPhone 15 Pro models, which are rumored to have at least eight new features that won't be available on the standard iPhone 15, including a titanium frame. iPhone 15 Pro models are also rumored to have a new dark red color option, with pink and light blue options for the standard iPhone 15 models.

Apple Moves to Prevent iPhone Users From Getting iOS 17 Developer Beta for Free

The first beta of iOS 16.4 introduced a new "Beta Updates" menu in the Settings app that allows members of Apple's Developer Program to enable iOS developer betas directly on an iPhone, without needing to install a configuration profile from Apple.

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This change will prevent iPhone users who don't pay for the $99/year program from installing the iOS 17 developer beta for free when it is released at WWDC in June.

Apple's Popularity With Gen Z Poses Challenges for Android

A report from the Financial Times this week highlighted how younger Americans prefer Apple over rival companies by significant margins, driving a generational shift toward Apple devices amid social pressure.

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According to the report, younger consumers are concerned about being socially ostracized for not having an iPhone – a phenomenon that is driving young people to buy other Apple products and services as well.

Apple Orders Entire Supply of TSMC's 3nm Chips for iPhone 15 Pro and M3 Macs

Apple has reportedly secured all available orders for N3, TSMC's first-generation 3-nanometer process that is likely to be used in the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro lineup as well as new MacBooks scheduled for launch in the second half of 2023.

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The new process will offer significant efficiency improvements compared to existing chips, allowing for a combination of better performance and lower power usage. An enhanced version of N3 known as N3E is also coming later this year, and Apple is expected to be first TSMC customer to adopt that as well as it seeks to remain on the cutting edge of chip technology.

Apple Files Bluetooth 5.3 Listing Amid Rumors of New MacBook Air and Mac Pro

Apple this week filed a new listing in the Bluetooth Launch Studio database, a move that sometimes foreshadows the launch of new products. The filing references a prior macOS-related listing, suggesting the filing could be related to upcoming Macs.

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Apple is rumored to be planning a larger 15-inch MacBook Air and a new Mac Pro with M2 series chips for release in the first half of 2023.

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docbop

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I've seen multiple articles now on TSMC having lots of issues with manufacturing 3nm chips at that new plant in Arizona. Main issue is with the US workers work ethic, basically they won't work the hours and as hard as Taiwanese workers do. Also transfering the technology to make the chips from Taiwan to the US. They are saying the chip yields are way below the standard they are used to getting in Taiwan. Some of the TSMC management in the US is saying this move to US is looking like a big mistake. So Apple buying the whole years output of 3nm chips maybe a smaller than expected.
 

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I've seen multiple articles now on TSMC having lots of issues with manufacturing 3nm chips at that new plant in Arizona. Main issue is with the US workers work ethic, basically they won't work the hours and as hard as Taiwanese workers do. Also transfering the technology to make the chips from Taiwan to the US. They are saying the chip yields are way below the standard they are used to getting in Taiwan. Some of the TSMC management in the US is saying this move to US is looking like a big mistake. So Apple buying the whole years output of 3nm chips maybe a smaller than expected.
It could be a case of ‘slave labour’ in Taiwan rather than ethic. When you ‘redline’ your staff day in day out they burnout, get sick and are insatiably miserable. The culture of getting to your desk, having a 10 minute break morning and afternoon with a 30 minute lunch is commonplace here in Australia, and isn’t enough time to wait for the elevators let alone unwind and have some nourishment. Apple would need to simply make a correction to their expectations. Or hire Oprah; “You get an iPhone, you get an iPhone, you get an iPhone!”
 
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heath_durbin

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It could be a case of ‘slave labour’ in Taiwan rather than ethic. When you ‘redline’ your staff day in day out they burnout, get sick and are insatiably miserable. The culture of getting to your desk, having a 10 minute break morning and afternoon with a 30 minute lunch is commonplace here in Australia, and isn’t enough time to wait for the elevators let alone unwind and have some nourishment. Apple would need to simply make a correction to their expectations. Or hire Oprah; “You get an iPhone, you get an iPhone, you get an iPhone!”
Well yes, so maybe it's time to enslave non- us citizens?

Or prices are going up up and up.
 

Ghostofjobs

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Upcoming 15” MacBook will be introduced as “Macbook Studio”. It will reintroduce the glowing apple logo. It will implement dynamic island for MacBook screen. This is a Prediction not a prophecy.
 

Fat_Guy

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Sadly, that's all one gets for $145 these days.
Actually I was talking about the Pinephone. One of the coolest phones on the market these days!


It’s all about privacy and has a common removable battery on the back - nobody ever worries about battery health with these phones! When you remove the back panel you will find these little switches to physically disconnect the cameras, modem, microphone and such. The headphone jack doubles as a jack to USB connector to computers and such.


You can install many versions of Linux - I still love Ubuntu Touch, but you can even install Kali and go hacking on this thing!


If Apple really wants to differentiate from Android, it would be a bit in their interest to use some of their resources to support the Linux phone a bit as a good will project. It would also deflect any governmental challenges that the smartphkne market is closed, especially at Apple not allowing thier iOS to be used by other players. But that is another discussion.
 

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I would like a lightweight, small, plastic, indestructable iphone with touch ID and a removable battery. Basically an iPhone5c with better microphone, camera, and a snap on interchangeable plastic case over the battery. $200 max, hopefully more like $150.

I think the 5c was the most popular iPhone of the day. No reason it wouldn't do well again if modernized. Trying to pretend a utilitarian pocket PC is a precious jewel is #1 triumph of marketing OF ALL TIME.

The 5c was $99 at introduction. You're all being scammed.
 

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We're still over six months out from the official unveiling of the iPhone 15 lineup, but rumors and leaks are already ramping up to a fever pitch...
Really? I find that very hard to believe about the iPhone (or any other mobile phone) anymore.
 

oldMacGenius

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It’ll be interesting to see if TSMC can continue to improve the transistor density of its 3nm process.

Though crucial to Apple’s success in Macbooks and iOS devices in winning over mindshare, Apple’s ability to deliver AS using the term "3 nanometer” in reality is a marketing strategy that has no relation to gate length, metal pitch, gate pitch or other physical characteristics of the transistor. Unless these characteristics are also improved dramatically we won’t see anything other than typical incremental improvements for M3.

Apple has maintained the lead in performance per watt; good for our portable devices. Desktop users have different needs. I want to see a 6 GHz Mac Pro, a lot of apps are optimized for single core. Intel has delivered the first 6 GHz processor cores.

Recently As of 2021 there was a large gap to fill between TSMC and Intel, quite literally, in terms of density of transistors, a crucial element to improving clock frequencies.
 
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HorstBockman

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N.B. The base configuration Mac Studio with M1 Ultra now has a lead time of over a month, whereas just a few days ago it was available for same-day pickup in stores. This suggests an M2 Ultra upgrade will be announced soon.
 
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Coogee1995

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There is no change that excites me. 14's camera is good, what can they do to change my phone from now on, I don't know. USB-C change cannot be a reason. The flat design is already very good. If they make it more round, it won't mean anything to me. In the meantime, the iPhone 6 was very good and thin, the iPhones are constantly heavy and staying like that so maybe a little thinner form would be nice.
 
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