iPhone 13 Upgrades Confirmed, iOS Privacy Switched On, New MacBook Pro Design


Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the latest iPhone 13 details, new privacy controls in iOS, future MacBook Pro features, upgrading the Apple TV, app issues in China, and Apple’s self-driving car ambitions.

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 13 Details Confirmed 

As 2020 draws to a close, the iPhone 12 is looking more like a stop-gap, launched in a difficult year for everyone. The features many expected in this year’s handset are now confirmed by multiple sources to be appearing in the iPhone 13. Forbes’ Gordon Kelly looks at two of the big changes; one to the screen and one to internet connectivity:

“LTPO is the key which unlocks 120Hz ProMotion displays on iPhones, because it can dynamically adjust refresh rates during low intensity tasks (viewing photos, reading email, etc) to save battery life at other times.

“…Apple will add WiFi 6E to the iPhone 13 range. While the name makes 6E sound like an incremental upgrade over WiFi 6, it will be “perhaps the most disruptive boon for Wi-Fi users in the last 20 years” according to Broadcom vice president executive Vijay Nagarajan.”

Read more here at Forbes.

iOS Privacy Controls Spotted By Beta Users

Apple’s move to offer more privacy controls to consumers was set to launch as part of iOS 14’s rollout in September. Delayed until early 2021, users in the beta program who have early access to the upcoming iOS release are reporting that the tracking system is starting to show up. Joe Rossignol reports:

“Ahead of time, the…

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