Remember how Apple removed the charging brick from the case with a new iPhone two years ago?
Well, he was fined in Brazil more than $2 million for not selling iPhones with an electric brick, according to Reuters (Opens in a new tab).
The ruling states that Apple can no longer sell any phone that doesn’t charge with a charging brick, which began with the iPhone 12.
Now, Apple’s defense here is that most people already have a charging brick at home, that there are millions out there and that making more would harm the environment.
“At Apple, we consider our impact on people and the planet in everything we do. Power inverters represent our largest use of zinc and plastic, and getting them out of the box has helped reduce more than 2 million metric tons of carbon emissions — the equivalent of taking 500,000 cars off the road annually.” Apple reportedly told TechTudo (Translator).
“There are billions of USB-A power adapters already in use around the world that our customers can use to charge and connect their devices. We have already won several court rulings in Brazil on this issue and we are confident that our customers are aware of the different options for charging and connecting their devices.” We will continue to work with Senacon to resolve their concerns and plan to appeal this decision.”
Do you agree with Apple’s move to take chargers out of the box? Should it be a consumer decision to get a phone at no extra cost, since phones still cost the same without them?
Most importantly: Will it delay the purchase of a new iPhone? Remember to tweet me Tweet embed With any correspondence.
While we’re doing something, let’s talk about a leak that has surfaced in the last few hours – but you’ll need a bit of background first:
One of the main differences when it comes to the iPhone 14 versus the iPhone 14 Pro is the internal motor – there are strong rumors that Apple, for the first time, won’t put the new chip developed in all new phones.
That’s right, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus won’t get the new A16 chipset, but will instead get last year’s A15.
Is this significant in real terms? Probably not, but people like to feel like they are getting the latest and greatest when it comes to buying the latest iPhone.
Well, the rumors from The Wall Street Journal (Opens in a new tab) He suggests that the iPhone 14 will get an ‘improved’ A15 chip… which I think will allow Apple to call it the A16, and the more powerful A16 chipset in the iPhone 14 Pro will get something with a different name… Maybe the A16 Pro or Ultra or X.
Either way, it seems clear that Apple will release the iPhone 14 with a lower-powered engine, but one that got improved graphical powers over last year’s model.
Shall we move on to the Apple Watch Pro, the device I’d be most interested to see in person? They’re slated to come in 47mm or 49mm sizes (which would make them a bit big on the wrist, but would allow for a 1.99-inch screen) You can see the offers from 91 mobiles (Opens in a new tab) (And there’s more via the link that it has an extra bump on the side, too.
And the, For the eagle eye you clicked, there’s another button on the other side as well. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, because these photos are based on “industry sources” so they can’t be anything more than whispers.
But a larger device with easy-to-press buttons corresponds to the running clocks I’m constantly testing – you can’t give flush switches when you’re trying to stop the clock in the second you think you’ve got 5K PB.
Let’s start with one of my favorite leaks: the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, and the fact that they won’t come with the notch, but instead two Pieces, one in the shape of a small bean and the other in the form of a punched hole for the camera.
I was a bit appalled by this inconsistency when I first saw it, but recent “internal developer info” from the MacRumors forums has led us to this image above from Anonymous AS, which claims that the software will join the two slots together, and the space used will be able to show lights Notifications to let you know when to use your microphone, for example.
The same leaker also suggested that this smaller outage would see a percentage return of the “original” battery… We can only be dreaming, right? Instead of just guessing how much is left based on a small picture.
It’s worth noting that these are pretty much rendered based on the description, but they’re some of the best we’ve seen.
Well, we may be starting early with this live blog, but there is a feeling this will be one of Apple’s biggest releases – both in terms of hype and the amount of stuff we’ll see.
I’ll be with you all the way – we’ve jotted down the top rumors emerging this week, so if you bookmark this page, you’ll get all sorts of insight, analysis, and the latest leaks as the action approaches.
We’ll start with some background information about each of the new products we’re expecting, and build on the latest leaks as they happen (and we know they will…although we doubt Apple will mistakenly tweet the phone like it did with the iPhone 7) and obviously.. Notify you when Tim Cook wakes up.