Updated February 17 with new display details on Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro; The article was originally published on February 15

Here’s a look at this week’s news and headlines from Apple, including new iPhone 16 camera leaks, new App Store rules, MacBook Air speed, Apple Silicon plans, new iPad Pro features, Apple Watch experiences and Apple’s browser. power.

The Apple Loop is here to remind you of some of the many discussions surrounding Apple over the past seven days. You can also read my weekly Android news on Forbes.

New iPhone 16 camera details leaked

The latest CAD renderings of the upcoming iPhone 16 reveal a new dual camera lens setup. Diagonal alignment is gone and vertical alignment is coming. Winner? Tim Cook’s plans for a Mixed Reality headset:

“One of the main benefactors of this arrangement will be Apple’s mixed-reality headset. Apple’s Vision Pro can play stereoscopic videos—Apple calls its version Spatial Video. The vertical orientation of the iPhone 16’s camera, when held in camera, will be traditional landscape mode for video recording, with lenses digital place them next to each other like eyes.”


App Stores can only be one developer

One of the biggest changes to the iPhone since Apple decided to allow third-party apps to run on the purchased smartphone is for developers to run their own app stores. Although this is a Europe-only feature, the dam has been unlocked and it continues to unlock. When Apple said that app stores outside of its jurisdiction must sell from multiple developers, it quickly changed its rules to allow single-developer app stores:

“In response to the Digital Markets Act in the European Union, Apple’s rule change updates how app marketplaces will work on the iPhone. These changes are for EU residents now, but governments around the world will be carefully considering whether to adopt similar legislation… Today’s change means that , marketplaces can choose to offer apps from only one developer.”


Faster MacBook Air Tweak

Apple’s latest MacBook Air has a bit of a speed bump in terms of processing, but it also has a speed bump in accessing SSD storage. Going from one 256GB SSD to two 128GB SSDs opened up the input speed.

“Not much has changed between the M2 MacBook Air and the M3 MacBook Air. However, the change in SSD storage should not be overlooked. Tests have shown that the M3 MacBook Air has about 33% faster SSD write and read speeds. It is about 82% faster. These speeds match and sometimes exceed those of the M1 MacBook Air.”

(via iFixit 9-5Mac).

Not the M4 from Star Trek

Staying on the MacBook, the schedule for the next generation of Apple Silicon has been discussed. The M4 will follow an annual release cycle, which means we have a good idea of ​​when the next laptops, desktops and workstations will arrive.

“[Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman] touched on several other topics, including that Apple has apparently “started official development” of a new MacBook Pro with the M4 chip. He did not provide any additional details about the chip, which has yet to be announced by Apple. [a traditional interval means] The M4 chip would be released in the first half of 2025. However, a release in late 2024 is also possible if the interval is shortened to one year.”


The new iPad is coming

What can we expect with the new iPad lineup before the end of the month? Potentially new bright and vibrant screens in the Pro range!

“One of the most anticipated elements of the next iPad Pro is that it is expected to replace the LCD screen with miniLED backlights with an OLED display. Not only is this exciting, but it also means that both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch. iPads Pro will feature the same display technology for the first time in years. Currently, only the larger 12.9-inch display has impressive miniLED lights. The 11-inch is just a regular LCD screen.”


Samsung’s Big iPad Pro winner

Updated February 17: More details have emerged about the big winner of the new display technology for the iPad Pro ahead of this week’s expected launch, and once again, Samsung will benefit from Apple’s use of the new technology. Samsung Display will provide components for each of the new iPad Pro models, an unusual choice since Apple tends to work with two different suppliers for each component:

“Samsung’s System LSI will be the sole supplier of display driver ICs (DDIs) for the upcoming 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. The publication claims that Apple will even use Samsung’s DDIs for models that will be equipped with OLED display panels. will use. from LG Display.”

(ETNews through SamMobile).

New Apple Watch gestures are planned

With half an eye in Apple Vision Pro, Apple is testing new gestures for navigating the Apple Watch UI. A recently published patent talks about gestures that happen away from the wearable device’s screen.

“One of the most interesting new gestures described in the patent starts with the palm flat and the fingers extended, then moves the fingers horizontally side to side. If you play blackjack, you’ll be familiar with this move because it’s the same as telling the dealer you want to stand…it’s” “side-to-side” movement can be used to reply to a text message or answer a call, and can be combined with other gestures. For many new users, a clenched fist plays a key role. interface [UI] elements.”

((Apple Insider).

And finally…

The team behind the privacy-focused Brave web browser has seen an increase in downloads on the iPhone, thanks to Apple offering users a choice of web browser instead of defaulting to Safari. Not surprisingly, now that Brave is on the list, it can see its impact:

“Daily installs ranged from 7,500 to 10,000 for most of the period. However, after the release of the iOS update on March 6, installs spiked to just over 11,000… “Monopoly defenders argue that monopolies simply offer better products. But as you can see, when consumers have a clear choice of iOS browsers, they choose an alternative to Safari,” he said on his Twitter page.

(Bravethrough Leaky Computer).

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