New iPhone Facing More Problems, Frustrating MacBook Pro News, iPhone SE Leaked

Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the iPhone 15 5G battle, more iPhone wi-fi problems, iPhone SE specs leak, disappointing MacBook Pro delay, iPad Magic Keyboard review, remembering the U2 nightmare, and Union success in Scotland.

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).

The iPhone 15’s 5G Battle

It might not be the sexiest part of the package, but without the 5G modem, your iPhone’s connectivity is going to be little better than the retired iPod Touch. Apple has been using Qualcomm of late, although it is working on its own 5G modem. Widely expected to be ready for the iPhone 15, Qualcomm itself has indicated that its modem will be powering the vast majority of iPhone 15 models:

“Qualcomm told investors that it will continue to supply the “vast majority” of modem chips for Apple’s iPhone 15 range in 2023. The company said it had previously expected to provide just 20% of iPhone 5G modems by this time, given Apple’s ambitious roadmap for its own 5G modems.”


iPhone Users Facing Connectivity Problems

Apple is still fighting a significant number of issues with iOS 16. The recent update to iOS 16.1 was presumably hoped to address them, but alas, the latest version of the iPhone operating system is still causing pain to many users:

“Based on what users are sharing, they say their iPhones are periodically and sometimes randomly disconnecting throughout their day, despite no changes in their environment. Other users say their iPhones will sometimes disconnect from Wi-Fi when they’re left stationary on standby, such as overnight. Some users have attempted resetting all network settings on their iPhones, but the reset appears ineffective.”


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