Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes new iPhone 13 leaks, a serious iPhone 12 problem, Apple’s quarterly numbers, the new iPad Pro design, the thirty percent solution, new AirPods leak, iOS 14 security issues, and recovering an Apple II floppy disk.
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).
A Smaller Notch For The iPhone 13
Although the iPhone 13 is set to retain the notch it is going to be a lot smaller. Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing is going to depend a lot on your own personal preference for a notch, a teardrop, a punch out, or a pop-up camera. Simon Lohmann and Karen Haslma report:
“Rumours about a smaller notch have been circulating for a while and it is at the top of the wish list for many iPhone fans, but there is new information about this in Prosser’s latest video. According to Prosser, the notch of the 2021 iPhone “isn’t smaller in the way we want it to be”. Rather than being narrower, apparently it will be shorter – but he emphasises that it may well change.”
More at MacWorld.
Pacemaker Warning For iPhone 12 Owners
Last weekend saw Apple publish a support document regarding the potential interference with medical devices of the magnets inside the iPhone 12 handsets, With the inclusion of the new mag-safe connection system there are more magnets in the latest handsets than in previous years:
Here’s the key section of the support document: “Medical devices such as implanted pacemakers and defibrillators might contain sensors that respond to magnets and radios when in close contact. To avoid any potential interactions with these devices, keep your iPhone and MagSafe accessories a safe distance away from your device (more than 6 inches / 15 cm apart or more…