Apple Stock News: Apple Developing Hardware Subscription Service
Apple Stock News: According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a hardware subscription service that would allow customers to “subscribe” and receive an iPhone or other Apple device as part of their subscription. Apple aims to make the process of buying an iPhone or iPad “comparable” to buying iCloud storage or paying for an Apple Music subscription, which customers can subscribe to using their Apple ID and App Store accounts.
Customers will be able to pay a monthly subscription fee and gain access to the device for the duration of the subscription. This is ideal for customers who do not have the money to buy an expensive iPhone, iPad, or Mac upfront but can afford the monthly price of the device, and it will generate more revenue for Apple.
iPhone 15 Pro Rumored to Feature Under-Screen Face ID System From Samsung
According to the South Korean website The Elec, Samsung is developing new under-panel camera technology that will effectively make the Face ID sensor invisible, in a way similar to the hidden under-display camera on its Galaxy Z Fold3 smartphone. On Fold3, the bottom camera has a lower pixel density than the rest of the display to allow light to reach the camera, but this results in the camera producing relatively low-quality photos. This year’s “iPhone 14 Pro” model is rumored to have a “punch hole” for the front-facing camera and a pill-shaped incision for the Face ID component, but reports today say Apple is planning to release the iPhone 15 Pro with a single hole for the front-facing camera and Face ID hidden underneath the display.
Third-Generation iPhone SE Teardown Reveals Larger Battery Capacity and Snapdragon X57 Modem
The first teardown of the third-generation iPhone SE has appeared on YouTube, providing a look at the components inside the device. The new iPhone SE has a 2,018 mAh battery and, according to Apple’s specifications, can offer up to two hours of video playback and up to 10 hours of audio playback on a full charge compared to previous models.
The new iPhone SE also comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X57 modem, according to Nikkei xTECH. The modem does not appear to be listed on Qualcomm’s website, so it could be a custom model designed for Apple, but no further details are available.
Apple Delayed the Launch of the New MacBook Air
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple appears to have delayed the launch of the redesigned MacBook Air until later this year, and may not release new 14 – and 16-inch MacBook Pro models until 2023. Apple originally planned to launch a new MacBook Air with “a new design, MagSafe, M2 chips and more” in late 2021 or early 2022, but that timeframe now appears to have slipped into the second half of 2022. Gurman also said he doesn’t expect Apple to update its high-end 14 – and 16-inch MacBook Pro models this year, as updated “M2 Pro” and “M2 Max” chips are more likely to be available next year. Gurman said the only MacBook Pro update this year is likely to be an updated entry-level MacBook Pro with a 13-inch display and an “M2” chip “The breakthrough M1 chip in the iPad Air delivers a huge performance boost for the most demanding applications and workflows, with incredible power efficiency and all-day battery life”.