Apple Stock News: iPad Mini 7 Coming Later This Year
Apple Stock News: Apple seems to be working on the seventh-generation iPad mini, as hinted by “ShrimpApplePro,” a known leaker. They mentioned details about the Apple Watch Series 9 and second-gen Apple Watch Ultra, along with evidence of a new iPad model, likely the seventh-gen iPad mini. Analysts predict a minor update with a chip upgrade, possibly the A16 or A17 Bionic, and potential camera improvements, such as Photonic Engine, ProRes video recording, and more. Connectivity upgrades like Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 might also be included, and Apple Pencil hover could finally come to the iPad mini in the new version.
Mass Producing OLED Displays for iPhone 15
Samsung, Apple’s main OLED supplier, has received approval for mass production of displays for all four iPhone 15 models expected to be released in September. LG Display has conditional approval for the smaller iPhone 15 Pro and is awaiting approval for the Pro Max. BOE is still waiting for conditional approval for the standard iPhone 15 and larger iPhone 15 Plus. The Pro models are rumored to have slimmer bezels, causing manufacturing issues for suppliers. Despite some disruptions, Apple plans to release all iPhone 15 models in September, with limited availability of the Pro Max initially.
College Football Coming to Apple TV+
Apple is reportedly in talks with the Pac-12 to secure the rights to college football games through a potential subscription-based streaming deal. The deal would begin in the 2024-2025 season and be similar to Apple’s partnership with MLS, offering a standalone subscription with exclusive streaming rights. Pac-12 members are concerned about potential drops in viewership if they switch from traditional broadcasts to streaming. The deal would need to provide sufficient funding and exposure to match the deals signed by the Big 12 Conference with ESPN and Fox, where teams are set to earn an average of $31.7 million annually.