Apple surprised this week with the debut of a new $ 99 MagSafe battery pack for the iPhone 12 series, and takes the place of the complete battery covers Apple has traditionally launched for its iPhones.
Other news and rumors this week included the release of the third beta of iOS 15 and Apple’s other upcoming operating systems, our best look yet on the iPhone 13 in the form of some dummy devices we managed to grab, and a rumored webcam upgrade for the upcoming redesigned MacBook Pro models. Read on for details on these stories and more!
Apple launches $ 99 MagSafe battery pack
This week, Apple released a new MagSafe battery pack that attaches magnetically to the back of the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, providing extra hours of battery life on the go. Here’s everything you need to know about the MagSafe battery pack, including a reverse wireless charging feature.
Apple has also made the AirTag Leather Loop and AirTag Leather Key Ring available in additional colors.
This is what the iPhone 13 Lineup looks like
We’re probably about two months away from Apple revealing the infamous iPhone 13 series with several new features, including a smaller notch, a smoother 120Hz screen on Pro models, camera upgrades and potentially even a new Matte Black color scheme.
MacRumors provided iPhone 13 dummy models and shared them in a hands-on video this week, giving a closer look at their expected designs and features.
New 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro rumored to have upgraded 1080p webcam
It’s been a long time coming, but rumors say that upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will have an improved 1080p webcam.
The new MacBook Pro models follow in the footsteps of the latest iMac models, which are also equipped with a 1080p webcam for sharper video quality in this Zoom and FaceTime era. MacBook Pro models are currently equipped with a 720p webcam.
Everything new in iOS 15 Beta 3
The third beta version of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 is now available for developers, and there are several changes, including a moved Safari address bar and other design tweaks to the mobile browser.
The third beta version of macOS Monterey is also out, and it also has a redesigned Safari interface after complaints.
The latest watchOS 8 beta allows users to install software updates with less than 500 MB of available storage, a change that is likely to target the Apple Watch Series 3, as the only GPS version has only 8 GB of internal storage.
You can soon stream Windows on a Mac or iPad
Microsoft this week announced Windows 365, a new cloud service that lets Windows stream to virtually any device, including a Mac or iPad, complete with apps, data, and settings.
While the browser-based service will be limited to businesses when it launches in early August, it is possible that the feature will be available to consumers at some point in the future.
‘Apple Pay Later’ feature in action
Apple is reportedly working on a new service that allows users to make purchases with Apple Pay and pay in monthly installments over time, similar to “buy now, pay later” options such as PayPal and Affirm. The feature is reportedly called “Apple Pay Later” internally at Apple.
The feature can be similar to the Apple Card monthly installments, except without the need for an Apple card, making monthly installments available to a much wider group of iPhone users.
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