Apple Trolled Us

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Good morning! ☀️ *Tim Cook voice*

Today, we’re discussing yet another misunderstood iPhone issue, Apple trolling us with a new Pencil instead of an iPad, what to expect next week, and more!

Estimated reading time: 2.7 minutes

📊 Poll

In the last poll, I asked: Do you charge your phone wired or wirelessly overnight?

I personally charge wirelessly overnight!

Here were some of my favorite replies:

Wireless - “I have a 3 in 1 wireless charger and it’s so convenient to charge my iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch

Wired - “I fully stand by wired, slow charging. It reduces heat and makes me feel a lot better about charging my phone whenever I need it. I also preserves battery capacity.”

Don’t Charge Overnight - “Had an iPhone X for 5 years & never let it charge overnight. Setup a Siri Shortcut to announce when battery was 100% and to disconnect from charger. After 5 years, 82% battery health and over 1200 cycles. Such an awesome phone. However, the same habit is not proving to be that great with an iPhone 14 Pro Max, it's at 94% after 11 months. But this is how I roll and MacBooks aside, I don't let my iPhone stay at 100% for longer than a few minutes.”

This week: Would you like iPhone screens to get larger than 6.7 inches? Why or why not?

Do you want a bigger iPhone than 6.7"?

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🤔 Another Misunderstood “Issue”

Another week, another iPhone issue making headlines. This past week (and the week before), it was screen burn-in on iOS 17. Mainly with iPhone 15 models, but it also affected older models as well.

However, while many believed this was burn-in, that is not what was actually going on here. What you see above is called image persistence, and it is not a permanent effect.

iOS 17.0.3 vs 17.1

Just like the “random shutdown overnight” bug from last week, this is not anything new, and also nothing to do with the iPhone 15 models specifically.

As a matter of fact, Apple has a support document from 2022 outlining image persistence & says it is “expected behavior” with their OLED displays.

If you look at an OLED display off-angle, you might notice slight shifts in color and hue. At reduced display brightness levels against black backgrounds, you might notice a slight blur or color change while scrolling. These are characteristics of OLED and are normal behavior. With extended long-term use, OLED displays can also show slight visual changes.

This is also expected behavior and can include “image persistence” or “burn-in,” where the display shows a faint remnant of an image even after a new image appears on the screen. Image persistence is temporary and disappears after a few minutes of normal use. Burn-in can occur in more extreme cases such as when the same high-contrast image is continuously displayed at high brightness for prolonged periods of time.

We’ve engineered the Super Retina and Super Retina XDR displays to be the best in the industry in reducing the effects of OLED burn-in. This includes special algorithms that monitor the usage of individual pixels to produce display calibration data. Your iPhone uses that data to automatically adjust the brightness levels for each pixel as needed to reduce visual effects from burn-in and to maintain a consistent viewing experience. The auto-brightness function can further reduce the effects of burn-in and image persistence.

Apple Support

iOS 17.1 releases to the public early next week, so if you are facing this issue and are not running the Betas, be sure to install this update ASAP.

Random Shutdown Update

Last week, we discussed the issue where some iPhone users reported that their phones would randomly turn off in the middle of the night and then restart itself.

Well, a week later and we have no response from Apple nor anything in the release notes for the forthcoming iOS 17.1 to indicate that this has been addressed.

But as I mentioned last week, this is not a new phenomenon. This has been happening for years. We could be looking at a “quiet fix” in the near future, if one comes at all.

What’s Coming Next Week?

Next week, we’re getting the official public release of iOS 17.1, iPadOS 17.1, watchOS 10.1, macOS Sonoma 14.1, and so on.

watchOS 10.1 will be a big deal for Apple Watch Series 9 & Ultra 2 users, as it adds the headlining feature: Double Tap.

After using the feature for the past few days, I have to say that it’s pretty awesome. Being able to respond to a text message without ever touching a screen is sick. I’ll show more details in next week’s video, along with a detailed look at iOS 17.1.

Are you facing this issue?

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💻 First Time in History?

For the first time in Apple’s history, we could go an entire year without receiving a new iPad refresh!

At least that’s what the current consensus is after Apple trolled us on Tuesday with the launch of a “new” Apple Pencil with USB-C and nothing else. I consider this the Apple Pencil SE.

I put “new” in quotes because this is exactly the same as the original Apple Pencil from 2015, just without pressure sensitivity and an added USB-C port for charging. It is only $79 though, so it does have that going for it.

Only in 2023 would we need a chart to outline the differences between 3 different Apple Pencil models..

Anyways, there’s still a small possibility of seeing new iPads in November but it looks like we might be waiting until 2024 to see refreshes for the iPad lineup.

New Macs & iPads in 2024

With the recent rumors that Apple won’t be releasing any new Macs or iPads for the remainder of this year, 2024 will likely be jam-packed with releases.

For the Mac, a new report/prediction from Ming Chi Kuo says to expect a new 24-inch iMac next year. This one will likely have either the M3 chip or the M2 & M2 Pro chip.

But in 2025, we could be seeing a higher-end 32-inch iMac with a micro LED display! This could be the next gen iMac Pro, but there hasn’t been any word on that yet.

As for the iPad, a new iPad Air could be coming next year with a 12.9” display, according to DigiTimes.

Citing industry sources, ‌DigiTimes‌ highlighted that unlike the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the 12.9-inch ‌iPad Air‌ will not feature a mini-LED display. The device will instead feature the same LCD technology used in the current, 10.9-inch ‌iPad Air‌.

MacRumors

Along with the iPad Air, we can expect the new “redesigned” iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard, along with a new base iPad (11th Gen), and a new iPad mini. Exciting times ahead!

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