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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a media event at Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California. [Foto: Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty Images]
] Apple continues with its design error
After last week's renditions in this year's presumably named iPhone 11, the update to the iPhone XR will also come with the enhanced camera technology and the ugly "camera" pocket design. from iPhone XS. Forbes & # 39; Gordon Kelly reports on the disappointment :
Koroy 3D render is great, but they only serve to showcase the polarizing new rear camera profile of the iPhone XR2. The good news is that Apple has upgraded the phone to two cameras, and the specifications are promising. The bad news is what surrounds them. In an astounding decision, Apple has decided to give the iPhone XR2 the same large square camera flap as the iPhone 11, despite the phone justifying it with a new triple lens.
More here at Forbes .
] Why the iPhone is embarrassing
These design changes will not affect the market – 2019 iPhones will be the third year of the "X" design and that lack of updates has an impact on key markets such as China, with Tim Cook's handset labeled as an embarrassment .
"For Sam Li, who works in a state telecommunications company in Beijing, he switches from Apple to Huawei was also powered by a feeling." It is a little embarrassing to pull an iPhone out of your pocket today when all company executives use Huawei . ""
It should be noted that these feelings come from people in the leadership roles of large organizations, but these choices are published and are likely to lead to a downturn effect in the market.
I look at problematic presentation problems here . [n / a]
Subtle MacBook Pro Update
This week, Apple saw a small update for the MacBook Pro family. It keeps the platform in touch with some of the features of the latest Windows 10 hardware, but does it go on with MacOS laptops? No. Jason Snell reports :
On Tuesday, Apple announced an update to its 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro Touch Bar models ten months after the previous announcement. These updates do not alter the exterior of the MacBook Pro. It is the same basic design that was introduced in late 2016, but for the first time, it brings 9-generation Intel processors with up to eight cores to the MacBook Pro. There has also been another tweak to the controversial butterfly keyboard Apple, which was first introduced in 2015.
More at SixColors .
CEO of Apple Tim Cook presents new products during a launch event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in October 30, 2018 in New York, USA (Photo by VCG / VCG via Getty Images)
But what if Macs?
Apart from laptops, Apple's latest campaign for Mac focused on the UK music industry, but it's somewhat curious about the commercial. If it's about Mac, where are the new Macs for the music producers?
It's a curious campaign for two reasons. One is that it is focused on the British music scene (presumably it is a market segment that needs addressing?), But the other is the one who sticks in my mind. Why launch an ad that uses the Mac as a music producer … without having any brand new Macs to sell.
Of course, with the pleasures of Apple's worldwide developer conference coming up next month, we can't wait long. Although the WWDC will be focused on software (primarily the changes in IOS and I expect a number of MacOS features to increase the ties between desktop and mobile portfolios of Apple's empire), there is a very good chance that Tim Cook and his team could exploit the opportunity to launch new hardware.
More thoughts here on Forbes .
And finally …
Microsoft has announced a preview of its Mac OS Edge browser. Unlike previous browsers, Edge will interfere with the MacOS user interface to match the rest of the platform. There are three channels; where you can download different version, beta channel (update every six weeks), dev channel (with weekly release) and canary channel (with daily builder). Microsoft's blog has more :
We are committed to building a world-class browser with Microsoft Edge through differentiated user experience features and connected services. With this initial release, we've made several changes to the user interface to adapt to Microsoft's design language, while still feeling natural to macOS.
Examples of this include a variety of tweaks to match macOS conventions for fonts, menus, keyboard shortcuts, title houses, and other areas. You will continue to see the appearance of your browser evolving in future releases as we continue to experiment, repeat, and listen to customer feedback. We encourage you to share your feedback with us using the "Send Feedback" smiley.
More from Microsoft ( and a tip on John Gruber's hat ).
Apple Loop brings you seven days worth of highlights every weekend here at Forbes. Don't forget to follow me so you won't miss any coverage in the future. This week's release of Loop's sister column, Android Circuit, is also available on Forbes . back in a week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week's Apple Loop Apple includes verification of the three new iPhones, the poorly designed iPhone XR2 leaks, China's staggering iPhone, some subtle MacBook Pro updates, searching for the missing Mac Pro and Microsoft invading macOS.
Apple Loop is here to remind you of some of the many discussions that have taken place around Apple over the past seven days (and you can read my weekly digestion of Android news here on Forbes).
Apple confirms new iPhone numbers
They can't be seen on stage until September, but regulatory fillings made by Apple have confirmed that the new iPhone models are on their way. Although the latest public listings show a large number of serial numbers, these will cover a variety of variants of the three new models, the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Max and the iPhone XR2. Benjamin Mayo reports:
As in recent years, Apple units have appeared in the Eurasian Economic Commission regulatory database before their official announcement and release. 2019 iPhones have just been shown in this database with model numbers A2111, A2160, A2161, A2215, A2216, A2217, A2218, A2219, A2220, A2221 and A2223.
The database logs devices that rely on encryption technology that mean almost Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a media event at Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California (Photo: Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty Images). )