If one company is the subject of many rumors every week, it is Apple. Whether it’s about an AR/VR headset, iPadOS 16 or the iPhone SE, they come up daily.
For exactly that reason, we at One More Thing have created The Grain of Salt. The biggest rumors of the week conveniently listed by our editors.
iPhone SE gets completely different look
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We’ve actually been hearing that the iPhone SE will get a different look for years. Still, it really seems to be happening in 2023. Whereas the device is usually based on the iPhone 8, now the iPhone XR will be used as a guide.
Although Apple is not breaking just one tradition with this. Want to know more? Then be sure to check out the article Jeroen wrote:
When will iPadOS 16 be released?
Nothing changed in terms of appearance (Image: Mark Hofman / WANT)
We have been able to use iOS 16 for a while now, but iPadOS 16 is still a while away. Although we knew it wouldn’t arrive until October, we still haven’t heard word at the halfway mark. Fortunately, there now seems to be clarity in the corridors.
Mark Gurman, Bloomberg’s noted technology journalist, thinks the system will see the light of day on Oct. 24. Is that the date we will also see brand new iPad models?
iPhone SE outperforms iPhone 14 Plus
The new iPhone 14 (Image: Mark Hofman / OMT)
The iPhone 14 Plus has been available since last Friday, but the device is not yet achieving very much success. For example, the device, along with its smaller brother, is doing worse than the iPhone 13 and iPhone SE.
Does Apple have reason to worry? Jeroen tells you in the article below:
New Apple TV will soon see the light of day
The complete set (Image: Mark Hofman / OMT)
Did you know that another new Apple TV will hit the market in 2022? We honestly didn’t either, but Ming-Chi Kuo thinks he knows for sure.
The big question, though, is: what will this new model offer us? Jeroen figured that out and tells you in the article below:
AirPods and Mac accessories make USB-C transition
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Last week it became clear that Apple must switch to USB-C after all. At least, that’s the will of the European Commission.
When the iPhone switch seemed clear at the time, but what about AirPods and Mac accessories? According to Mark Gurman, 2024 is when it will happen:
Why Apple still needs Qualcomm for the iPhone 15 and 16
Apple CEO Tim Cook (Image: AFP / Mandel Ngan)
Apple is eager to build its own 5G modem for the iPhone, but the process is not going smoothly yet. According to MacRumors, the American company is still dependent on Qualcomm for the next two years.
Wondering why exactly? Wesley explains it to you in this article: