With the Black Friday and Cyber Week trade events coming to an end and the calendar shifting to December, our attention is starting to turn to 2023 and all the Apple news we’ve been waiting for.
This week saw an alleged benchmark leak for an “M2 Max” chip that is expected to appear in upcoming Macs like the MacBook Pro early next year, as well as new rumors of the upcoming iPhone 15 more late in the year.
Other news includes Apple’s annual App Store awards, the much-hyped launch of the Oceanic+ dive app for Apple Watch Ultra, and our look at some of the other things in Apple’s pipeline that we hope to see in the fairly near future, so read on for all the details on these stories and more!
‘M2 Max’ performance revealed in benchmark leak
Alleged benchmark results for Apple’s as-yet-unannounced M2 Max chip surfaced on Geekbench this week, offering a first look at the chip’s potential performance gains and specs.
The reference is probably for a future MacBook Pro. If accurate, the listing says that the M2 Max chip will have a 12-core processor option and can be configured with 96GB of RAM, while the M1 Max chip has a 10-core processor and is available with up to 64 GB of RAM.
Since Apple CEO Tim Cook has said the company’s product lineup is “primed” for this holiday season, the first Macs with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are expected to be announced in 2023.
The iPhone 15 is said to have a state-of-the-art camera sensor
Apple’s next-generation iPhone 15 models will feature Sony’s latest “state-of-the-art” image sensor, according to a report this week from a Japanese publication Nikkei Asia.
The report says the sensor can “capture more light and reduce overexposure or underexposure in certain settings,” which should improve night mode photos and other benefits for the iPhone 15 cameras.
Man robbed after buying 300 iPhones at Apple Fifth Avenue
According to New York radio station 1010 WINS, an unnamed 27-year-old man who bought 300 iPhones at Apple Fifth Avenue this week was robbed shortly after leaving the store.
The man was allegedly carrying 300 iPhone 13 devices in three bags and was heading to his car at 1:45 a.m. when another car pulled up next to him and asked him to hand over the iPhones, leading to a fight in which one of the bags containing 125 iPhones worth $95,000 was taken.
Apple announces 2022 App Store award winners
Apple announced its 2022 App Store Awards winners this week, highlighting the top 16 apps and games selected by Apple’s editorial team. Each winner will receive a physical App Store prize inspired by the App Store logo design.
Apple also announced the winner of its first-ever Apple Podcasts Award and introduced a new highlight reel feature for the 2022 edition of Apple Music Replay.
Apple announces Oceanic+ app now available for Apple Watch Ultra
Apple announced this week that the Oceanic+ app is now available for the Apple Watch Ultra. Designed by Huish Outdoors in conjunction with Apple, the app serves as a dive computer for recreational diving at depths of up to 40 meters/130 feet.
Apple already offers a basic Depth app on the Apple Watch Ultra. For experienced divers looking for more advanced data, the Oceanic+ app is a useful tool.
Apple still has these 5 things to release in 2023
The timeline has moved to December and that means Apple has just one month to deliver on its promises to release an Apple Music Classical app and expand its self-service repair program to Europe before the end. of 2022. Delays are always possible, of course, so plans could be pushed back to 2023.
In any case, we’ve put together a list of five things Apple still has to release over the next few months.
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