iPhone Facing Christmas Mayhem, iOS 16 Bug Fight, WWDC Archive Taken Down

iPhone Facing Christmas Mayhem, iOS 16 Bug Fight, WWDC Archive Taken Down

Taking a look at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes festive problems for the iPhone 14, Qualcomm reveals plans for the iPhone 15, the latest iOS 16 bugs, the MacBook Pro time travel award, iPad foldable screens, and the WWDC archive that… It was deleted, and Apple canceled in 2022.

The Apple Loop is here to remind you of some of the many discussions that have taken place around Apple over the past seven days (You can read the weekly summary of Android news here on Forbes).

iPhone is in short supply

If you are looking for an iPhone 14 as a Christmas gift, you’d better order it now. Apple is having issues with the iPhone 14 supply chain, which is expected to result in fewer phones available for the festive rush. the reason? China forced closure of Foxconn factories due to COVID-19 infections in the region:

“…Despite mass vaccination, China has a so-called ‘zero Covid’ policy, whereby entire cities and workplaces like Foxconn can be shut down until there are no Covid-19 cases. It is the kind of miserable regime that only an authoritarian state can set off. It is a stark contrast to the Western world where people are coexisting with Covid-19 like the flu rather than trying to eradicate it completely.”

(inverse).

5G modem independence still elusive

Meanwhile, Apple’s 5G modem problems persist. After buying the modem division from Intel in 2019, Apple hoped to wrest control of Qualcomm’s 5G modem supply chains — just as it did with Apple’s Silicon usurping Intel. However, Qualcomm expects to supply iPhone modems for at least another four years:

“By extension, it now appears that 2026 is the earliest we can expect to produce iPhone modems entirely internally, in order to feel the benefits of this integration. After all, even if Apple can deliver significant benefits earlier, the company cannot ship iPhone modems iPhones are at different levels of performance after the 2016 disaster, so Apple’s modems will be on a leash.”

(Forbes).

iOS 16 temporary release

Taking into account two major bugs that appeared in the iPhone operating system, Apple released iOS 16.1. It’s not the big step expected in iOS 16.2, but it does address communication and advertising metrics. It should now be available in your iPhone Settings/Software Updates/General section:

“While the feedback released is vague, the fix will likely solve two annoying issues. One affected some users’ ability to stay connected to Wi-Fi networks and the other affected Apple’s SKAdNetwork, which” allows advertisers to measure the success of ads from by assigning app installs to specific advertising campaigns.”

(Mac World).

2021 MacBook Pro wins 2022 ‘Best Laptop’ award

In terms of timing, Apple’s 14-inch MacBook Pro missed out on TechRadar’s “Laptop of the Year” award in 2021, but Apple’s ARM-based high-end hardware is comfortable in the 2022 award window. Given that introduction, is it surprising Receiving the award?

“… It is a sign of how good the 14-inch MacBook Pro was, that in the next 12 months, no laptop ever surpassed it, in our opinion. In fact, the only laptop that came close to it was another Apple device – the MacBook Air (M2, 2022), which is currently at the top of our best laptops guide.But while the new MacBook Air is a great all-round laptop that’s best for most people, the 14-inch MacBook Pro remains the The most innovative and exciting mobile phone of the past 12 months.”

(tech radar).

Samsung Tips iFold

While the Android world continues to innovate around foldable smartphones and tablets, Apple hasn’t released any of its own designs. That may be due to change in 2024 and 2025, with Samsung, one of Apple’s major display suppliers, indicating that it expects to supply Tim Cook and his team with the necessary parts in the future:

“[The Elec] It claims that during a meeting with suppliers recently, Samsung said it expects Apple to release its first foldable devices in 2024 — but these will initially be tablets or laptops, rather than effectively smartphones, if you’re waiting for the iPhone Flip, You probably shouldn’t expect one until 2025 at the earliest, however, the wait for the foldable iPad may be a little shorter.”

(tech radar).

Remove WWDC

Brendan Shanks’ group of historical WWDC videos have been subject to numerous copyright claims and have been removed from YouTube. Apple keeps its own archive, but does not provide public access to the full collection, so public access to topics like “Mac OS X, Darwin, Aqua, or WebObjectsLost. Only a handful of WWDC clips remain available:

And yes, while this archived content is Apple’s intellectual property, the company doesn’t do the best job of making its history readily available to fans. It seems the closest we’ll come to an official archive related to the company is the small but growing Steve Jobs archive, which contains letters An email, video and audio clip highlighting excerpts from Jobs’ life. The site was launched in September by Jobs’ friends and family – not by Apple.”

(the edge).

Finally…

Joe Rossignol pays homage to fallen Apple products that Tim Cook and his various teams have quietly “end of the line” during 2022, including the 5-Watt Power Adapter, the 27-inch iMac, and the iPod Touch. All you need now is some exciting Oscar-style music, to be played at Apple’s next launch event:

First introduced in October 2001, the iPod was one of Apple’s most popular products, but discontinuation of the device became inevitable over time due to the wide range of Apple products that can now play music, including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod mini, and more. … iOS 16 is not compatible with any iPod touch models, which signals the end of software compatibility for the portable music player.”

(Mac rumors).

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