Apple Stock News: A17 Pro Chip for iPhone 15
Apple Stock News: The iPhone 15 Pro’s Geekbench scores confirm Apple’s A17 Pro chip’s superior performance compared to the previous A16 Bionic in the iPhone 14 Pro. The device (model: iPhone 16,1) boasts a 3.78GHz six-core CPU, scoring 2,908 and 7,238 in single-core and multi-core tests. The iPhone 15 Pro Max (model: iPhone 16,2) scores 2,846 and 7,024, exceeding the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Both models sport 8GB RAM, an upgrade from last year’s 6GB. Apple’s A17 Pro chip, manufactured using a groundbreaking 3nm process, delivers 10% faster CPU and 20% faster GPU performance, along with a 16-core neural engine processing 35 trillion operations per second. The new GPU boasts Apple-designed shader architecture for enhanced performance and efficiency in complex applications. Pre-orders for iPhone 15 models start September 15, with a global launch on September 22. Prices begin at $999 for the iPhone 15 Pro (128GB) and $1,199 for the iPhone 15 Pro Max (256GB).
iPhone 15 Pro Devices Now Compatible with Wi-Fi 6E
The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max are the first iPhones to offer Wi-Fi 6E, delivering faster speeds, lower latency, and reduced interference. However, this feature requires a compatible router, which is becoming more readily available. Apple has been integrating Wi-Fi 6E support into its devices since 2022, including iPads, MacBook Pros, Mac mini, Mac Studio, and Mac Pro models.
Facing Shipping Delay for Apple Watch Ultra 2
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is now available for ordering in the U.S. and over 40 other countries, priced at $799. It will be in stores and delivered to customers starting on September 22. Some configurations are already experiencing shipping delays. For instance, models with an Alpine band in Blue (Medium/Large sizes) have a 2-3 week delay, while those with the Trail Loop in Orange and Beige (S/M and M/L sizes) face a 6-7 week wait. However, several band options are still available for a September 22 delivery. The second-generation Apple Watch Ultra 2 includes new features like a faster S9 SiP chip, improved display, expanded altitude range, and extended battery life of up to 72 hours with Low Power Mode enabled.
France Orders End to iPhone 12 Sales
France has ordered Apple to stop selling iPhone 12 models and address existing devices due to concerns about excessive electromagnetic radiation emissions. The French regulatory agency, ANFR, found that the iPhone 12 emits electromagnetic waves that exceed the permissible limits for body absorption. Apple has been instructed to remove iPhone 12 from the French market starting September 12 and to recall all previously sold units. The ANFR also requires Apple to take swift corrective action for devices already in circulation to ensure compliance. The iPhone 12’s Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) was measured at 5.74 watts per kilogram, surpassing the EU limit for phones when held or carried. Apple is challenging the ANFR’s findings, citing its compliance with global radiation regulations. This follows previous regulatory scrutiny in France related to including EarPods in iPhone packaging and displaying radiation values on product packaging. Apple has two weeks to respond to the iPhone 12 order as per the ANFR’s directive.