The rush of activity after Apple’s event and the launch of iOS 15 and iPhone 13 has begun to subside, but that doesn’t mean there’s still not a bunch of news out there.
With nearly two weeks in public, iOS 15 has shown a number of bugs, so some users may want to delay the update if they haven’t already. Apple has already released one update for bug fixes, and a more significant update is currently in beta testing.
Other news this week included the demolition of the iPhone 13 and the new iPad mini, as well as some rumors about the next MacBook Air, so read on for details on all these stories and more!
iOS 15 suffers from several early bugs
iOS 15 was released on September 20, and since then, early users have adopted several bugs. For example, there was a problem that prevented some iPhone 13 users from using the Unlock feature using the Apple Watch, which Apple has now fixed with the release of iOS 15.0.1 on Friday.
There is another bug in iOS 15 related to iCloud backups, which can result in photos saved from a conversation in iMessage that is later deleted to disappear from the Photos app, intermittent touch screen issues on iPhone 13 models, and even some reported zero-day security vulnerabilities.
Termination of iPhone 13 confirms that Face ID does not work after third party screen repair
People from the iFixit repair website recently completed the demolition of the iPhone 13 Pro, confirming that Face ID will stop working on the device if the screen is replaced by a third-party service that is not part of Apple’s authorized service provider – even if the screen itself is part of Apple .
Teardowns also revealed battery capacity for all four iPhone 13 models, a redesigned Taptic Engine and more.
iPhone 13 Pro Max capable of charging at higher speeds
It’s been a week since all four iPhone 13 models were introduced in stores, and we’re continuing to learn some new details about the devices.
Although Apple did not advertise it as a feature, it was found that the iPhone 13 Pro Max can charge at higher speeds than the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and even the smaller iPhone 13 Pro when the device is connected to a 30 W or more USB-C power adapter.
The redesigned MacBook Air with Apple Silicon should enter mass production in 2022
Apple has already released the MacBook Air with a customized M1 chip in November 2020, but rumors indicate that a new model is under construction.
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the redesigned MacBook Air with Apple’s next-generation silicone chip and mini LED backlit display will go into mass production in the third quarter of 2022, indicating that the laptop could be released in the fall of next years.
Apple says the “Jelly Scrolling” effect on the iPad Mini 6 is normal
Some of the first to adopt the new iPad mini noticed the subtle effect of “moving jelly” on the screen when using the device in portrait orientation.
Apple said Ars Technica that “moving jelly” is normal behavior for LCD screens, but some users have complained that the effect is more noticeable on the new iPad mini compared to other iPads. iFixit provided more details on this issue in its iPad mini crash.
Google basically wants your iPhone 13 home screen to look like Android
Following the launch of the iPhone 13, Google shared a blog post with tips to help users “bring the best of Google” to their new device.
The blog post is quite witty as it recommends iPhone 13 users to have multiple home screen pages full almost exclusively of Google apps and widgets such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Photos and Google Calendar, which essentially reflects the Android experience.
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