Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a folding iPhone concept, new iOS security features, new AirPods delay, latest TouchID technology, iPad Pro launch details, Apple’s Russian Accommodation, macOS malware, the discontinued HomePod, and the power of loyalty to Apple.
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).
Folding The iPhone 13 In Half
When the iPhone 13 is released later this year, it’s expected to carry on Apple’d existing design language. But what if all of Apple’s R&D in folding phones was to come to fruition in a one-off device? The team from Let’s Go Digital and Technizo Concept have gathered all the information to give us a look at what a modern iFlip would look like:
“Probably the first foldable iPhone will use a flexible display panel from Samsung. It seems to be an OLED screen, although mini LED is not excluded. For the product renders, we have assumed that Apple will maintain the notch, but reduce it, just as with the iPhone 12s / iPhone 13 models expected later this year.”
Let’s Go Digital.
Apple’s New iOS Security Approach
As Apple continues to release beta versions of iOS 14.5, the released code can be examined for new features that can be ’turned on’ in the future. One such feature looks to be the ability to delivery security updates outside of an iOS update. That’s going to make it easier to patch any problems, and follows the lead of Google, who added a similar feature in Android:
“Apple is expected to offer standalone security updates where users will be given the option to choose if they want to install the entire iOS update or just the security updates. According to new string code found in iOS 14.5, once you download an update, for instance, just the security update sans any feature changes, you will have to delete it before installing a newer available iOS update.”
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