The holidays were clearly over and Apple rumors were on fire again as we reached mid-January. This week has seen a host of both short-term and long-term rumors, ranging from Apple’s mixed reality headset, Apple Silicon Mac Pro, iPhone 15 and iOS 17 later this year, to new technologies potentially coming to Apple devices over the next few years. years old. .
We covered many of the latest rumors in this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show, so be sure to tune in for more after reading the review below!
Rumor has it that the iPhone 15 Pro will have a titanium frame
This week has been a very busy time for Apple product rumors since bloombergMark Gurman confirms that the iPhone 15 Pro models will have a titanium frame compared to the stainless steel frame currently. Titanium is also used for the Apple Watch Ultra.
iPhone 15 Pro models are also expected to feature solid-state volume and power buttons with haptic feedback.
Gurman added that Dynamic Island will be available on all four iPhone 15 models launching later this year, display industry analyst Ross Young said last year. This feature is currently only available for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Apple reportedly working on Mac touchscreens, including MacBook Pro with OLED display
Despite years of resistance, Apple is working on adding touchscreens to future Macs, Gurman said. His report claimed that the new MacBook Pro with OLED display could be the first touch-enabled Mac like the iPhone or iPad.
Apple has repeatedly abandoned the idea of a touchscreen Mac over the years, so this will be a major change in philosophy for the company if it continues with these plans.
iOS 17 Rumored to Have ‘Fewer Major Changes Than Originally Planned’
While it’s about five months away before Apple unveils iOS 17 at WWDC in June, a report this week claimed the software update could have “less major changes than originally planned.”
Apple’s focus on the “xrOS” operating system for its upcoming AR/VR headset is diverting resources from the iPhone software, the report says. For now, this is all we know about iOS 17.
Apple Reality Pro headset will debut before WWDC and will be released in the fall
The long-awaited Apple AR/VR headset is expected to be announced this spring and will be available for purchase at the end of the year. According to rumors, the headset may be called Reality Pro.
Meanwhile, more references to “xrOS” and “Reality OS” have been revealed in the upcoming Apple Devices app for Windows. Apple is expected to provide more details on the headset’s operating system at WWDC.
New Mac Pro with M2 Ultra chip could launch this spring with macOS 13.3
The long-awaited Mac Pro with an Apple Silicon processor could be announced this spring, and the launch of the computer is potentially linked to macOS 13.3.
The new Mac Pro is expected to feature Apple’s new M2 Ultra chip, but the more expensive M2 Extreme chip has reportedly been cancelled. The top-end high-end desktop will apparently have the same design as the 2019 model, but this time it won’t have user-upgradable RAM.
Apple will develop its own displays, starting with MicroLED for Apple Watch Ultra
Apple is reportedly planning to fully design and develop its own device displays, starting with a microLED display for a new version of the Apple Watch Ultra in 2024. The displays will continue to be manufactured by a third party supplier, with input from LG.
While the Apple Watch Ultra is expected to ditch OLED technology, another rumor this week indicated that MacBooks will start switching to OLED next year.
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