Apple iPhone 14 with punch hole display coming?
Reports about Apple iPhone 14 packing a punch-hole screen are not new, but another insider doubled down on them.
Reports about Apple iPhone 14 packing a punch-hole screen are not new, but another insider doubled down on them during the weekend. According to GSM Arena, Mark Gurman, who specializes in Apple products, revealed in his latest podcast 'Power On' he expects Apple to ditch the notch on some 2022 devices.
The new year will also bring us a redesigned MacBook Air with an M2 chip and wireless charging for the 2022 iPad Pro. If the iPhone 14 series comes with a punch-hole solution, FaceID will likely make it under the display. Apple has been working on the technology for quite some time, and it is likely to appear during the launch in the fall.
Gurman claimed the new M2 chip would be "marginally faster" than the M1. It should have an octa-core CPU and 9- or 10-core GPU, which would be an upgrade over the 8-core GPU on the current Air.
A new, internally-developed chip is also expected for the Mac Pro and an AR/VR headset, which is likely to make an appearance at WWDC in the summer.
As per GSM Arena, the list of expected products also includes a new iPhone SE with 5G and a rugged version of the Apple Watch.
AirPods Pro 2 might come with lossless audio support, soundmaking charging case
(ANI) The second-generation AirPods Pro might support Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC), and could even come with a case that makes a sound to help users find it.
According to The Verge, this was revealed by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a note to investors. There currently isn't an AirPods model that supports lossless audio, a form of file compression that preserves all of the data in the original audio file, resulting in higher quality sound.
Each AirPods model, even the pricey AirPods Max, uses Bluetooth to deliver audio, which limits the devices to using Advanced Audio Codec (AAC), a lossy form of audio compression.
Thus far, the only Apple devices that can take advantage of lossless audio on Apple Music (and elsewhere) include the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV 4K, and Apple HomePod.
The main downside to lossless audio is that its files take up more storage space on your device, and streaming it online can quickly eat up mobile data.
If the AirPods Pro 2 does support ALAC, Apple will either have to ditch Bluetooth or jump over some of the technology's hurdles to accomplish that. The limitations of Bluetooth were brought up in a recent interview with Gary Geaves, the vice president of acoustics at Apple.
During the interview, Geaves said the company will need to work hard to get the most out of Bluetooth technology, and also noted that "there's a number of tricks we can play to maximize or get around some of the limits of Bluetooth," but "more bandwidth" would be ideal, a potential hint of what's to come.
As for the possibility of a charging case that emits sound, this may help you find your case if it's ever separated from your AirPods, right now, only the AirPods themselves make a noise when you try to locate them via the Find My app.
As per The Verge, Kuo predicted that the AirPods Pro 2 could sport a redesign and may have a focus on fitness, something that was previously rumoured. In addition, Kuo said that Apple may release the AirPods Pro 2 in the fourth quarter of 2022, about three years after the release of the first AirPods Pro.