Apple finally launched its self-service repair program for recent iPhone models in the US this week, while the company also made progress in rolling out improvements to the much-maligned Studio Display webcam and announced new strong quarterly results while warning of continuing supply chain challenges.
On the rumors front, we’ve seen multiple iPhone 14 leaks, including the front glass of all four models, so read on for all the details on those stories and more!
Apple launches self-service iPhone repair program
Apple this week announced the launch of its self-service repair program in the United States, starting with iPhone 12 models, iPhone 13 models, and the third-generation iPhone SE. The program will expand to Apple’s silicon Macs and other countries later this year.
Under the program, Apple has made common iPhone parts available for purchase online, such as screens, batteries and cameras, along with a range of tools to perform repairs. Apple has also made free step-by-step iPhone repair manuals available on its website.
iPhone 14 Pro display panels reveal new pill and hole design replacing notch
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 Pro models are widely rumored to feature new displays with a pill-shaped cutout and a hole for the Face ID sensors and front camera, respectively, and this week we got our first glimpse of the real world on this design.
A leaked image of the front glass panels for all four iPhone 14 models revealed not only the supposed pill and hole design for the iPhone 14 Pro models, but also slightly thinner bezels around the display and a slightly larger aspect ratio. Standard iPhone 14 models should retain the same notch as iPhone 13 models.
Apple Releases Studio Display Firmware 15.5 Beta With Webcam Improvements
Apple released Studio Display firmware version 15.5 this week with webcam improvements, but it’s currently only available to users running the macOS Monterey 12.4 beta. There is no time limit for public release.
Apple has confirmed that the new firmware improves camera tuning, noise reduction, contrast, and Studio Display framing, after early Studio Display reviews criticized the webcam’s image quality.
Apple Announces Q2 2022 Results: $25.0 Billion in Profit on $97.3 Billion in Revenue, Best March Quarter Ever
Apple this week announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter of 2022, which is the first calendar quarter of the year.
For the quarter, Apple reported revenue of $97.3 billion and quarterly net income of $25.0 billion, or $1.52 per diluted share, compared with revenue of $89.6 billion and a quarterly net income of $23.6 billion, or $1.40 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. .
Despite record performance in nearly every product category, Apple says supply chain challenges will continue to impact its business in the current quarter, resulting in a $4 billion to $8 billion drop. dollars of its projected revenue.
Apple Seeds releases third betas of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5
iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 continue to progress toward release, with third betas of each update now available to developers and public beta testers.
Both updates are minor and contain only a few changes, such as references to Apple’s upcoming classical music app and adjustments to Apple Pay Cash. Apple has also launched the third betas of macOS Monterey 12.4, watchOS 8.6 and tvOS 15.5.
Apple’s Studio Display versus Dell’s latest 27-inch UltraSharp monitor
On our YouTube channel this week, we shared a video comparing Apple’s Studio Display to Dell’s latest 27-inch UltraSharp monitor.
Priced at $655 on sale, the Dell display is the same size as the Studio display, but it has 4K resolution rather than 5K and peak brightness is 400 nits rather than 600. Watch our video for a comparison full screens and subscribe for MacRumors for more videos.
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