We were expecting a follow-up October Apple event to focus on Mac and iPad announcements, but it seems like we won't get that. Press releases may be used to announce the pending updates in those product segments.
It wasn't all bad news, with Apple announcing that it will be expanding the Stage Manager feature to older iPad Pro models instead of limiting it to M1 models. The possibility of an "iPhone 15 Ultra" next year, a look at camera performance on the iPhone 14 Pro Max, and more were some of the stories this week.
Stage Manager is going to be available on older iPad Pro models with A12X and A12Z chips. It is possible to test the multitasking feature on those models.
Stage Manager isn't compatible with older iPad Pro models. External display support for iPad models with the M1 chip will be re implemented in a software update later this year.
In a recent video, we shared our first impressions of Stage Manager on the new iPad Pro.
Mark Gurman wrote in his newsletter that another Apple event in October seems unlikely. He thinks Apple is more likely to announce its products via press releases, updates to its website, and media briefings.
New versions of the iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini with the M2 series of chips might not be enough for another iPhone-style keynote, according to Gurman.
According to Gurman's newsletter this week, there is a chance that the next iteration of the iPhone will be called the iPhone 15 Ultra.
It makes sense that Apple is planning to further differentiate the Pro and Pro Max models in its iPhone lineup by making more features exclusive to the highest end model going forward.
The new Live Activities feature in the next version of the operating system will allow users to stay on top of things that are happening in real time, such as a sports game or a food delivery order.
Live Activities integration with the Dynamic Island makes it easy to see live sports scores at a glance for MLB, NBA, and Premier League games on the iPad.
With the new Photonic Engine, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max introduce some major improvements in camera technology. We spent the last week working on an in-depth comparison between the new iPhone 14 Pro Max and the previous-generation iPhone 13 Pro Max, to see how much better the new device can be.
The new features in the iPhone 14 Pro Max cameras are better than the ones in the 13 Pro Max cameras, but most people will only use them occasionally. Dynamic Island, always-on display technology, Emergency SOS via Satellite, and Crash Detection are some of the other features you can upgrade to if you already have an Apple device.
The AirPods Max was the oldest product in the lineup when it was released.
Some of the best indications of what to expect from the second-generation AirPods Max may be found in the second-generation AirPods Pro. There are a number of possible features of the AirPods Max 2.
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