Event invites new MacBooks, Apple fixes its keyboard issues, more iPhone 11 leaks, and touch ID is back.
Brace yourself because there's a lot going on with Apple this week and I'm going to try to break it all down for you in the next 10 minutes.
We started off the week with a product launch from Apple, now don't get too excited because there are just updates.
To the original Macbook Pro lineup.
And they still pretty much look exactly the same as last year's models.
But there are some important updates to point out.
First up, under the hood they have brand-new processors ninth gen core i7 and core i9 CPUs from Intel.
Now this means it's the first time Apple has offered an eight-core processor in a laptop.
And Apple says that it's the most powerful Macbook out there right now.
The second important update to the Macbook Pros is that they're using a new material in the keyboard.
Now they still have that traditional butterfly switch mechanism that has caused so many issues but apparently the new material is gonna help prevent the problem.
Now we've kind of heard this before because in the 3rd gen keyboards, Apple used a protective membrane underneath That still didn't solve the problem so the jury's still out.
But at least it's a good step forward.
And the keyboard news didn't stop there.
The company also announced it would be extending its keyboard service program to replace All faulty MacBook keyboards for free from 2015 and beyond and that they would speed up the repair process.
So after years of essentially ignoring the issue and telling customers that they just needed to do a better job at cleaning their keyboards Last year Apple finally acknowledged that a very small percentage of users were experiencing issues with the butterfly switch keys in the newer MacBooks, and offered free repairs.
But this fix only covered first and second generation keyboard repairs.
And apparently the third generation keyboards were also having the same Issues.
Now it covers all of the above, including the ones Apple just launched.
And instead of having to wait over a week for your repairs they will get done Faster.
In fact, some of the repairs will include the new keyboard material that Apple just announced in its new Pros.
Now this acknowledgment might come four years too late, but hey, I'll take it.
Because it's not every day we see Apple owning up to its mistakes.
We've talked about the potential for a Touch ID come back In previous episodes of the Apple core and this week it's becoming a definite possibility just maybe not as soon as we'd hoped.
Apple's latest patent published in patent Apple shows just how the company plans to do this by embedding Pinhole cameras behind the screen of the phone that could 3D-map your fingerprint regardless of where you position your finger on the designated surface area.
Now, this doesn't mean that Apple is planning to replace Face ID any time soon, but it would be a supplementary form of biometric identification.
That would make it even more secure, and hey, why not both?
What's exciting to me about this patent is that it shows pictures of a working prototype, meaning Apple is pretty far along in the process.
Plus this is the fourth patent of it's kind Apple has filed, in the last six months.
So it's a pretty clue of what's to come.
Now the bad news is that it likely wouldn't be ready to go into mass production, production until the 2020 cycle.
And that's especially disappointing to me because it seems like this could have been the redeeming quality that the iPhone 11 really desperately needed.
Which brings us to that iPhone 11 because, hey the week wouldn't be complete with yet another iPhone 11 leek..
And look at that now I'm rhyming because this apparently is what this phone is doing to me.
This time around it's a video from concept creator and it pretty much brings to life all the rumors we've heard to date about the design this years iPhone.
Except he calls it the iPhone XI with Roman numerals, which I thought was interesting.
So you'll see the three camera array on the back that most of us hate.
Sleeker silhouette than previous models and that rounded switch button that moves up and down, yeah.
And the notch size has not changed on the front.
Not pictured here but also rumored for the iPhone 11 is that reverse wireless charging like the Galaxy S10.
And that new A13 chip that apparently has already gone into production.
But enough about the rumors.
Now it's time to turn the tables and see what you guys had to say.
Last week we saw the two colors rumored to be coming to the iPhone11 are green and purple so I asked you guys what colors you'd like to see most on the new lineup.
And I was actually surprised to hear that quite a bit of you were actually going to miss that blue and coral but among the more popular options.
A lot of you wanna see not one, but two colors in one device.
Similar to what the Huawei P30 has.
Eric Childs says, I for one would love see a two-tone iPhone.
Pink was also in high demand.
I need pink says SarahKey, and girl, I'm with you.
Sure, we have the rose gold, but if you're gonna go pink, you might as well go full bubble gum.
All right, but as much as I love me some pink, I think my favorite and Nemo's popular choice among you guys, was a transparent iPhone.
Nathaniel Velasquez says, he'd like to see a clear iPhone with an Apple logo that lights up.
And dude, that would almost make me forgive that triple camera bump on the back.
So I couldn't get a transparent render and but I did get this which is the closest I could get, it's actually a wallpaper that you can download for free on I Fix It and already it looks kind of cool so imagine this on the back with a glowing logo.
I'm all for it and last but certainly not least We got the official WWDC invites this week and it's all getting real.
So next week we're going to be talking about what to expect at Apple's developer conference so I want to hear from you guys.
What software updates do you want to see come to your Apple devices, hit me up on the comment section below, tweet me, you know the drill and come back next week for the full preview.
See you then.
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