It’s been a crazy few weeks of volatile rumours, and while some of them will be resolved in a few months at WWDC, we may have to wait until September or later for the full picture to come out. others.
This week has seen back and forth reports of the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max volume buttons and mute switch/button. In addition to the fate of the fourth generation iPhone SE, in addition to new rumors about what we could see with iOS 17 later this year. It also looks like Apple is gearing up to launch an Apple Card-linked savings account on Monday, so read on for all the details on these stories and more!
Kuo: iPhone 15 Pro models will no longer have solid-state buttons
According to renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next generation of iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will not feature solid-state buttons as previously rumored.
Analyst Jeff Bowe also noted Apple’s change in plans, as he believes solid-state buttons have been delayed until next year’s iPhone 16 Pro. As a result, Pu no longer expects iPhone 15 Pro models to feature two additional Taptic actuators that would provide haptic feedback when solid-state buttons are pressed.
The iPhone 15 Pro should now have two volume buttons and a mute switch which will be replaced by a button
What a whirlwind week for iPhone 15 Pro rumors. The latest information indicates that the device will still have two volume buttons like current models, but the long-standing Ring/Silent switch is expected to be replaced with one button.
Although a unified volume button is no longer expected for the iPhone 15 Pro, we have shared exclusive renders of what the design will look like. Apple will likely move forward with this design with the iPhone 16 Pro next year.
iOS 17 is rumored to improve Search, Dynamic Island, Control Center, and more.
Before Apple revealed iOS 17 at WWDC in June, an anonymous source who has shared specific information in the past revealed potential new features coming with the update, including improvements to search, dynamic island, control center, etc.
The source also claimed that Apple is internally testing home screen interaction widgets on iOS 17, but they don’t know if this feature will make the final cut.
15-inch MacBook Air components are currently in production and a WWDC launch is likely
According to analyst Ross Young, display panel production for the larger-screen 15.5-inch MacBook Air has been on the rise since February. He says he doesn’t know the “exact launch time” and assumes it could be “late April/early May”, but a WWDC debut in early June could give Apple a chance to show it off on stage.
Design-wise, the larger MacBook Air is expected to feature the same design as the current 13.6-inch model and it looks like it will use an M2-like chip instead of the next-gen M3 chip.
An Apple Card savings account is expected to launch next week
Apple Card Savings will likely be available starting Monday, April 17, according to backend code on Apple servers revealed by @aaronp613. The code also suggests that an iPhone running iOS 16.3 or later will be required to use this feature.
This feature will allow Apple Card users to open a Goldman Sachs High Yield Savings Account in the Wallet app and start earning interest on their daily cash balance.
iPhone SE 4: Here’s what the latest rumors say
Rumors about the fourth-generation iPhone SE have only been circulating for months after the current model launched in 2022. In this week’s article, we’ve summarized the latest rumors about the next iPhone SE, including potential features and release schedule.
The current iPhone SE has a 4.7-inch screen, a 12MP rear camera, 5G, and the A15 Bionic chip. It is the last new iPhone model with Touch ID sold by Apple.
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