Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a late arrival to the iPhone, the good and bad iOS security news, Apple Watches locking up, Wi-fi flaw fixed, iPhone Mini vs iPhone SE, new iPad Mini details, MacBook Pro launch dates, iCloud sizes, and sending an AirTag to Tim Cook.
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).
An Exciting Late Arrival To The iPhone
Mark this one down as either ‘revolutionary’ or ‘doesn’t every top-end Android smartphone already have this?’ depending on your tribe. The iPhone might finally be getting an always on display:
“The OLED LTPO displays expected to be included in the high-end iPhone 13 models would also enable the inclusion of a 120Hz refresh rate. Apple has been long-rumored to bring its 120Hz ProMotion technology to its iPhone, and despite widespread rumors of it happening on the iPhone 12, Apple now seems set-in-stone to include it for the high-end models of the iPhone 13.”
Breaking The iPhone Security
Discussions around the ‘Pegasus’ software from Israel’s NSO Group; its capabilities to hack a third party’s phone; and use the camera, microphone, GPS, and other sensors to monitor you; were everywhere this week A study by the Washington Post And one of the more interesting facets of the story is the vulnerability of the iPhone:
“We have seen Pegasus deployed through iMessage against Apple’s latest version of iOS, so it’s pretty clear that NSO can beat BlastDoor,” said Bill Marczak, a fellow at Citizen Lab, a cybersecurity analysts’ unit based at the University of…