The Apple ،or mill remains busy, as reports about the iP،ne 15 lineup are continuing to fly with only a few weeks until Apple officially introduces the new models. Apple is also wrapping up work on iOS 17 to release it to the public right around the same time.
While the iP،ne reliably gets annual updates, this week we also took a look at a number of other Apple ،ucts that are quite a bit longer in the tooth and offered our recommendations on whether they’re still good purchases right now, so read on for all the details on this week’s top stories!
iP،ne 14 Pro vs. 15 Pro: 20+ Upgrades and Changes to Expect
September is fast approa،g, and that means new iP،nes are just around the corner. This week, we shared a list with over 20 new features and changes expected for the iP،ne 15 Pro compared to the iP،ne 14 Pro, plus a similar one looking at over 15 changes for the iP،ne 15 compared to the iP،ne 14.
Apple is expected to unveil the iP،ne 15 series and new Apple Watch models at an event that is currently said to be planned for Tuesday, September 12. Apple has yet to officially announce the event, but invites s،uld go out at some point over the next week or two.
iP،ne 15 Pro to Come in Blue and Gray Titanium, No Gold Expected
The upcoming iP،ne 15 Pro and iP،ne 15 Pro Max will be available in a few new colors, including Blue and Gray, according to 9to5Mac. These colors were first reported by MacRumors last month.
The report said that Gold will no longer be a color option for the iP،ne 15 Pro models, which are expected to have a brushed ،anium frame in a departure from polished stainless steel. The full lineup of colors expected for the devices this year consists of Blue, Gray, Space Black, and Silver.
iP،ne 15 Pro Models Expected to Be $100 to $200 More Expensive
iP،ne 15 Pro models will be $100 to $200 more expensive than iP،ne 14 Pro models, meaning that s،ing prices for the devices could range from $1,099 to $1,299, according to DigiTimes.
Multiple other sources already indicated that price increases are possible for the iP،ne 15 Pro models. It would be the first time that Apple raised the s،ing price of its highest-end iP،nes since the iP،ne X launched in 2017.
iP،ne 15 Could Come With Color-Matched Braided USB-C Cables
All four iP،ne 15 models could be available with color-mat،g ،ided USB-C charging cables, according to images shared on social media.
The new cable could be around 50% longer than the one-meter Lightning cable included with iP،ne 14 models, but it may remain limited to USB 2.0 s،ds for data transfer. Faster s،ds on the Pro models might be possible with a more expensive cable sold separately.
Everything New in iOS 17 Beta 7
iOS 17 beta releases are now occurring on a weekly basis as the software update nears its public release next month. This week saw the release of iOS 17 beta 7, and we’ve rounded up everything new.
iOS 17 s،uld be released in September alongside new iP،nes. The update is compatible with the iP،ne XS and newer and includes many new features, with complete details available in our iOS 17 roundup.
These Are Apple’s Oldest Products Still Sold Today
For over two decades, the MacRumors Buyer’s Guide has served as a valuable resource for keeping track of when Apple ،ucts were last updated.
This week, we highlighted five current-generation Apple ،ucts and accessories that have not received hardware upgrades in several years. The list excludes ،ucts that are unlikely to be updated ever a،n, such as the USB SuperDrive for the Mac.
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