Hello and glad new Apple product launch weekend! It appears like Christmas in September, and I hope that each one of you obtained and are having fun with your new Apple merchandise this weekend, whether or not it was a brand new iPhone 13 or iPad mini 6, or perhaps a base mannequin iPad.
So it has been an enormous week. Before new merchandise launched, we noticed the launch of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15. Unfortunately, these looking forward to macOS Monterey must preserve ready just a bit longer as a result of it would not appear to be prepared but.
After months of being in the beta levels, I’m glad to lastly put iOS 15 on my finest iPhone, which at the time of this writing, is the iPhone 12 Pro as a result of I’m eagerly awaiting the UPS supply man to get my iPhone 13 Pro to my doorstep (ugh). I beforehand tinkered round with the beta software program on secondary gadgets, however now that it is on my most important, I’ve spent much more time with it. I’ve mentioned it a number of occasions already, however Focus is a kind of options that I did not know I wished, however I completely love. It actually has helped reduce out distractions whereas I’m working (principally), and I really like how I nonetheless have management over what notifications I get and from whom. Notifications are a lot better now, and I personally take pleasure in having the ability to share my Health knowledge with my husband instantly, so he is all the time in the know. If you wish to know extra about my ideas about the new iOS, ensure that to take a look at my full iOS 15 overview.
Source: Rene Ritchie
As I write this, I’m nonetheless ready for my iPhone 13 Pro to be delivered (I’m all the time on the later a part of the UPS route for no matter motive, despite the fact that I received different UPS deliveries earlier). I’ll have it by the time you are studying this, although, however up to now, the critiques appear optimistic. I feel the factor about the new iPhones that I’m most enthusiastic about, particularly on the Pro fashions, is the new picture and video capabilities. As Rene Ritchie factors out, it is principally a cinema rig in your pocket. I’m additionally particularly looking forward to that ProMovement show, which I’m listening to is implausible. Of course, my eyesight undoubtedly is not the finest, so I’m undecided if I’d actually discover the distinction, however I’ll nonetheless have my iPhone 12 Pro readily available, so I will probably be evaluating the two. And whereas the notch is smaller sufficient to show barely extra in the standing bar, I’m nonetheless irritated that we will not simply have the battery share there all the time. Seriously, why Apple? I’d additionally slightly know the share remaining as a substitute of a obscure battery icon, c’mon now.
One of the issues to pay attention to with the Pro fashions is the Macro mode. While having the potential to take macro photographs is nice, it appears that evidently the automated switching to Macro mode is not what everybody needs all of the time. This additionally happens in each picture and video mode, and customers aren’t too glad about it. Thankfully, it appears that evidently Apple has acknowledged the challenge and will probably be including a brand new setting in a future launch to disable the auto-switching performance. Hopefully, it comes sooner slightly than later.
Even although we simply received new Apple gadgets, it is by no means too early to begin speaking about what’s coming in the future. In final week’s Power On publication, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg says that we must always count on some important updates for the Apple Watch, Mac Pro, MacE-book Air, AirPods Pro, and iPad Pro subsequent yr.
Even although the Apple Watch Series 7 was a giant disappointment this yr, it appears that evidently we could get three new Apple Watch fashions subsequent yr. Perhaps a brand new Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 8 (in fact), and a extra “rugged” Apple Watch. I’m undecided if a rugged mannequin can be one thing I’d get, as I’m not usually in conditions that require it, however I may see it being a sensible choice for others if it has aluminum and the sapphire crystal glass. But who is aware of — after this yr’s Series 7 disappointment, I’m somewhat warier of the rumors. I’m wanting to see how the subsequent MacE-book Air, AirPods Pro, and iPad Pros end up, although.
Source: Jon Prosser x RendersByIan
And whereas we’re speaking about future merchandise, regardless of the iPhone 13 simply arriving, we’re already getting extra iPhone 14 rumors. Ming-Chi Kuo predicts a hole-punch show and a 48MP huge digicam. While I personally am not so certain about that 48MP digicam (that is an enormous leap from the 12MP from the final a number of years), I welcome the gap punch as a substitute of a notch. I do know some individuals aren’t followers, however I’d slightly have a a lot bigger display screen that makes up the entrance with out having a bizarre cutout at the high. I feel a gap punch is much less intrusive and noticeable, however once more, it is not for everybody. I simply need a standing bar that may match rather more than what’s at present allowed. Is that an excessive amount of to ask for?
The different iPhone 14 rumor that I hope involves mild is an under-display Touch ID sensor, which Kuo says may occur in 2023, together with a foldable iPhone in 2024. Plenty of Android telephones have such a function, and ever since I’ve been carrying a masks as a result of the pandemic, that is one thing that I’ve been wanting. Hopefully, Kuo is on to one thing, and it does finally come. Heck, I’d even take a Touch ID sensor in the aspect button even — I simply need extra methods to authenticate if Face ID would not work due to masks. But on the matter of a foldable iPhone, I feel it will be attention-grabbing. I actually wasn’t bought on foldable telephones after they first began rolling out, however I’ve been fairly tempted by the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. Who is aware of — possibly Apple can create an excellent folding iPhone.
Anyways, that is it for this week. I hope you are all having fun with your shiny new toys, and keep tuned for a few of my ideas on the iPhone 13 Pro subsequent week after I spend some high quality time with it.
Until subsequent time,
- Christine Romero-Chan