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!
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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:
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"?
🤔 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.
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.
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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.
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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