Top Stories: iPhone 13 Launch, iOS 15 Features, iPhone 14 Pro Rumors, and More

Apple's media event last week was followed by this week where users were able to access much of the new software and hardware. The iPhone 13 and iOS 15 are the most popular models.

We also heard some new rumors this week, including a report on next year's iPhone 14 Pro, and our own discovery about the likely display resolutions for Apple’s upcoming redesigned MacBook Pro models. So, read on to find out all the details!

First Impressions from iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Owners

We now have all four iPhone 13 models available.

You can take a closer look at the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro early media reviews, which were posted online this week.

The iPhone 13 lineup features key features such as a faster A15 Bionic processor, improved camera performance, longer battery life, and smaller notch. ProMotion displays are available on the Pro and Pro Plus models. They have a variable refresh rate of up to 120Hz, additional camera features such as Night mode portraits or ProRes video recording.

The Ultimate iOS 15 Walkthrough: How-Tos and Guides for Every New Feature

After over three months of beta testing iOS 15, we released iOS 15. We have created a comprehensive walkthrough that includes guides and how to articles for each new feature.

iOS 15 has many new features. Make sure you check out our list to see the best features. Some iOS 15 features won't be available until next year or later, while others are only coming in the future. There are also features that aren't available on older iPhones.

iOS 15 works with all devices capable of running iOS 14, even older devices such as the iPhone 6s or the original iPhone SE.

The Upcoming Display Resolutions for the 14-Inch and 16 Inch MacBook Pros are Likely to be Revealed in the Latest macOS Monterey Beta

Two new display resolutions have been added to macOS Monterey beta. They will likely be compatible with the forthcoming 14-inch and 16 inch MacBook Pro models. If the new resolutions are available, they are "3456x2234 Retina" or "3024x64 Retina." This would indicate an increase in pixel density to produce sharper images.

iPhone 13: First Look Inside Reveals Face ID Modifications, a Smaller Taptic Engine and a Larger Battery

Rumours suggest that Apple will introduce the new MacBook Pro models at another media event in October and November.

Some users are now opening up their iPhones to check what's inside, as customers all over the globe have finally received the iPhone 13 line. Sonny Dickson, an Australian citizen, was the first to post photos showing the inside of the iPhone 13.

These photos show the changes Apple made to TrueDepth to Face ID's TrueDepth sensor system to accommodate the iPhone 13's smaller screen.

Other teardowns confirmed the battery capacities of all four models. iFixit shared an initial one hour teardown video. Later, it will share its more thorough teardown with photos and parts identification.

iPhone 14 Pro Models to Come with a 48MP Wide Camera and a Hole-Punch Display

Although the iPhone 13 has just been launched, rumors are already circulating about the next-generation iPhone 14. Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst, told us this week that the iPhone 14 Pro models will have a new hole-punch LCD display without a notch and a 48-megapixel Wide lens to support the rear camera system.

Everything New in iOS 15.1 Beta

Kuo stated that the first iPhone with Touch ID under the screen has been delayed to the second half 2023 and that the first iPhone foldable has been delayed to 2024.

Apple released the first beta version of iOS 15.1 to developers this week. We've gathered a few new features and changes here. These include SharePlay being reenabled, as well as the ability to add a COVID-19 vaccine card to the Wallet app.

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Apple also released macOS Monterey beta and HomePod software version 15.1 beta, which adds Lossless Audio support and Dolby Atmos.

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