In this week's top stories: Exclusive details on the iPhone 11, Apple release iOS 12.4, 16-inch MacBook Pro prizes and more. Read on for all this week's greatest stories.
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9to5Mac Tuesday published an exclusive report describing several changes that come with this year's iPhone 11 lineup. For example, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max will offer a new Smart Frame feature for framing post-production framing. The front-facing camera will also be upgraded, adding support for slo-mo recording at 120 frames per second.
We have also noted something called "leap haptics," which will be an upgraded version of the Taptic Engine. Details here are unclear, but it is possible that leap haptics is a feature aimed at improving Haptic Touch since the new devices do not have 3D Touch as we know it today. Read our full report here.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was out this week with a new investor note saying that all MacBook keyboards will be replaced with more reliable scissor switch keys by 2020, with the 16-inch MacBook Pro falling. This is a change from Kuo's previous reporting, when he suggested that the change would start with the MacBook Air in 2019. [Thursday19659004] On Thursday, Apple confirmed that it would acquire Intel's smartphone modem business for $ 1 billion. Apple says about 2200 Intel employees will join the company through this acquisition, significantly increasing the modem team. A report from Reuters this week added that Apple hopes to send its own custom 5G modem on some devices by 2021.
Last, but not least, Apple released this week iOS 12.4 to the audience. The update adds a lot of the groundwork needed for the Apple Card, but the Apple Card itself was not released. A Bloomberg report suggests that Apple and Goldman Sachs are aiming for a release in early August.
These and the rest of this week's top stories below.
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Rambo goes on shipping while he also finds exciting new info about this year's iPhones. Meanwhile, John gets up by writing a Markdown analysis, and the Pixelmator team enters their entire app inside Photos. What also does it take to build an audience and make a blog successful?
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