iPhone 12 Problems Confirmed, Powerful iPhone Leaks, Your New Magical MacBook

Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes iPhone 12 audio problems, a powerful iPhone 13 leak, reviews of the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops, the power of the M1 chip, macOS Big Sur bricking older Macs, the lower App Store commission rate, Apple settling iPhone throttling case, and the M1 takes on the first ARM chip…

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 12 Audio Issues Confirmed By Apple

From the iPhone 12 Mini to the iPhone 12 Pro Max, Apple’s latest iPhone family has been picking up critical acclaim. But faults and flaws have also been noticed, from issues with the MagSafe charger to increased repair costs. Now another has been confirmed by Apple. Forbes’ Gordon Kelly reports:

“Apple has released an official support document confirming that iPhone 12 models have “sound quality issues” when connecting to some Made for iPhone hearing devices.

“…While some may consider this a niche (if unpleasant) problem, the reality is one in eight people in the United States (13% / 30 million) aged 12 years or older has hearing loss in both ears, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).Understandably, users are frustrated with long threads on Reddit and Apple Support Communities.

Apple is expected to address the fault in a December iOS update. More here on Forbes.

iPhone 13’s Powerful Suprise

Apple is expected to use new battery technology in next year’s iPhone 13, according to noted industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. His latest report notes the potential use of ’soft board batteries’, which allows for more energy to be stored in the same space – a feature that could offer more battery life in the iPhone 13 family or…