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Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the latest iPhone 15 Pro leaks, problems with the Mac Pro, a review of the Mac Studio, why the MacBook Air is running slow, DirectX support for macOS gaming, the future of Apple Vision Pro, and more App Store woes.
Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many discussions that have happened around Apple over the last seven days (and you can read my weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes).
iPhone 15 Pro Price Leaks
Although there is some disagreement on how much (with estimates between $100 and $200, it’s clear that Apple is looking at a big increase in the price of your next iPhone. It’s also going to make sure the Pro models are far more attractive than the vanilla models:
“The wider gap between Pro and non-Pro prices would make a lot of sense, given the standard models are increasingly based on the Pro versions from the year before. For example, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will adopt the same design and chipset as the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. In contrast, the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will receive an updated design, next-gen chipset and upgraded cameras.”
Mac Pro Problems
The key advantage of the Mac Pro over other macOS machines is the ability to use PCI-E expansion cards. Even with the limited support offered by Apple Silicon, this is an almost default requirement. This makes it a touch embarrassing that it’s not quite up to scratch at launch:
“The new 2023 Mac Pro comes with slots for PCI-E expansion cards, but due to the design of Apple Silicon, it can only support a limited number of types of card. Chiefly it can be used for extra storage, but now Apple has revealed that there can be a problem with even this: “Certain models of internal SATA drives might unexpectedly disconnect from your computer after your Mac wakes from sleep,”…