While we were expecting an October Apple follow-up event focused on Mac and iPad announcements, it sounds like we might not get another event after all. Instead, upcoming updates in these product segments could be considered small enough to be announced via press releases.
It wasn’t all bad news, however, when Apple announced that it would be extending an on-device version of the upcoming Stage Manager feature to older iPad Pro models, rather than limiting it to M1-based models. Other news and rumors this week included the possibility of an “iPhone 15 Ultra” next year, a look at the camera performance of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, and more. So read on below for all the details on these stories and more!
Apple extends Stage Manager to older iPad Pro models
Apple surprisingly announced this week that Stage Manager will be extended to older iPad Pro models with A12X and A12Z chips, released in 2018 and 2020. The multitasking feature can be tested on these models in the latest beta version of iPadOS 16.1.
Stage Manager will not have external display support on older iPad Pro models, limiting its versatility. Apple has also postponed external display support for the feature on iPad models with the M1 chip – it will be reimplemented in a software update later this year.
We shared our first impressions of Stage Manager on a 2018 iPad Pro in a recent video on our YouTube channel.
Gurman: Apple may not hold an October event
In his latest newsletter BloombergMark Gurman said another Apple event in October is “unlikely”. Instead, he believes Apple will be more likely to announce its remaining products for 2022 through press releases, updates to its website, and media briefings.
Apple often hosts an October event focused on new Macs and iPads, but Gurman believes new versions of the iPad Pro, MacBook Pro and Mac mini with the M2 series of chips may not be enough for another iPhone-style keynote.
iPhone 15 “Ultra” could replace the Pro Max model next year
Another tidbit mentioned in Gurman’s newsletter this week was that the iPhone 14 Pro Max could be succeeded by a renamed iPhone 15 Ultra next year.
The iPhone 15 Ultra branding could make sense as analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently claimed that Apple plans to further differentiate the Pro and Pro Max models in its iPhone range by adding more features exclusive to the high- End model provides.
iPhone 14 Pro offers live sports scores in Dynamic Island on iOS 16.1
Earlier this month, Apple announced that iOS 16.1 will enable a new Live Activity feature that will allow iPhone users to stay up to date on things such as what’s happening in real time right from the lock screen. B. via a sports game or a food delivery order.
On iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, live activity also integrates with Dynamic Island, making it easy to view live sports scores for MLB, NBA, and Premier League games at a glance. iOS 16.1 will be released to all users later this year.
Camera comparison: iPhone 14 Pro Max vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max introduce some major improvements in camera technology, adding a 48-megapixel lens with the new Photonic Engine and low-light improvements to all lenses. We’ve spent the last week working on an in-depth comparison comparing the new “iPhone 14 Pro” Max to the previous generation iPhone 13 Pro Max to see how much better the “iPhone 14 Pro” is. Max can be.
Based on our testing, the iPhone 14 Pro Max cameras are a significant improvement over the iPhone 13 Pro Max cameras, but the new features will only be used every now and then and not daily for most people. If you already have an iPhone 13 Pro Max, it’s probably not worth upgrading just for the camera, but there are of course other features to consider, like Dynamic Island, Always-On Display technology, Emergency SOS via satellite, and Crash Detection .
10 Things AirPods Pro 2 Tell Us About AirPods Max 2
With the release of the second generation AirPods Pro, the AirPods Max became the oldest current-generation product in the AirPods lineup.
With new features like the H2 chip and adaptive transparency, the second-gen AirPods Pro may offer some of the best clues as to what to expect from the second-gen AirPods Max. We’ve rounded up a total of 10 potential AirPods Max 2 features.
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