Stunning iPhone 15 Pro Max Details, Apple’s Very Special Invitation, Sneaky MacBook Air Decision

Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes stunning iPhone Pro Max details, new MacBook Air Problem, Apple’s repair program issues, surprising microLED display choice, mixed reality predictions, Apple’s very special event, and new iPhone accessibility features.

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 Physical Problems Of An iPhone Periscope

More details on Apple’s use of a periscope lens have come to light and potentially answer the awkward question of why Apple is reserving its best camera for the iPhone 15 Pro Max; in previous years, the Pro and Pro Max iPhones have carried the same camera tech. The short answer? Apple can’t break the laws of physics:

“The reason for the bend is it increases the gap between lens elements and the sensor, so the scope of movement is higher for the lens, which directly translates to higher zoom output. Moreover, this design results in a lens that is not much thicker than a standard lens (consider the zoom lenses you see on traditional digital cameras), but it is much bigger horizontally.”


Apple’s MacBook Air Problem

Apple’s next MacBook Air is expected to offer the first 15-inch screen in the consumer macOS laptop space. The larger screen is going to offer a lot of productivity, and that’s going to be a big draw for the faithful. Unfortunately, there’s a problem with this older chipset… it doesn’t support external displays:

“If your workflow needs more than one monitor, and you are looking to stay on a tight budget, then the 15-inch MacBook Air, no matter how attractive…