IPhone 12 leak
Apple recorded the virtual iPhone 12 keynote event. In a massive iPhone 12 leak, details emerged.
And so… the article of the week on particle debris comes from BGR.
A… leaker now says that Apple has started recording their virtual iPhone launch event, a keynote the leaker allegedly attended.
Four iPhone 12 models are confirmed, with the cheapest two coming in the third week of October and the Pro models delayed until November.
This is a very interesting and seemingly solid set of leaks.
Apple News debris of the week
• Apple Watch’s market share is increasing and now stands at around 51%, placing it by far number one. As of 1H 2019, it was around 43%. Garmin and Samsung are vying for 2nd and 3rd place, but in a single digit. For more: “Apple dominates the smartwatch market in the first half of 2020 thanks to demand for the Series 5.“This dominance has been in place for years, according to MacRumors.
• Tom’s guide says: “The iPad Air 4’s release date and price just leaked – and it’s a big upgrade.”
The sources reportedly told the Chinese website that a fourth-generation iPad Air will arrive early next year and sport a design more in line with the 2020 iPad Pro aesthetic. That means more bulky bezels and likely the removal of the Home button activated by Touch ID.
Apparently, it will also jump from a Lightning port to a USB-C port.
• Apple has just reached a market capitalization of 2T US $. Can it go up to $ 3T? Gene Munster from Loup Ventures explains how it’s going to go. “Apple at $ 2 trillion and beyond.“
While we understand that for some investors $ 3 trillion is even harder to imagine, we believe there is a clear path to this next step. The path to $ 3 trillion begins with the world having changed. Apple’s current and future golden geese (welfare, AR, autonomous systems) are more and more central to our lives in this new world.
Munster gives us an impressive and thoughtful list of “products and themes that will take Apple beyond $ 2 trillion.”
• tvOS 14 will bring us some exciting new features. A good recap is in: “Apple Seeds Fifth beta of tvOS 14 to public beta testers.“
tvOS 14 brings a new picture in Picture mode so you can watch TV, movies and videos while using other apps. You can even AirPlay to a Picture-in-Picture window.
Multi-user game support for Apple Arcade allows every tvOS user to track game levels, leaderboards, and invites, and there is now support for the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller and Xbox adaptive controller.
Back in June, the release of a new generation Apple TV 4K box seemed imminent. It didn’t happen and we don’t know why. Maybe it was delayed to accommodate Apple’s new Apple One bundles. Or maybe there had been some PIP issues in tvOS 13. Considering how ripe it must be, it must surely come as a fall product release, filled with tvOS 14.
• In March, the big ISP suspended data caps so people could work efficiently from home. But. Rob Pegoraro reports for USA Today: “Data caps are still in effect as Internet service provider commitments expire.“
New policies for each major ISP are provided.
• Finally, we now know the Star Trek: Discovery season 3 release date. October 15. See the related TechRadar article for a brief trailer. This will of course be on CBS All Access.
Particle Debris is usually a mixture of observations and opinions from John Martellaro on a notable event or one or more articles of the week, followed by a discussion of articles that did not make the headlines of TMO, the debris of new techniques. The column is published almost every Friday, with the exception of vacation weeks.