What to expect in iOS 13, and a 5G iPhone could be closer
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Let's get right to his week's Apple News and Rumors.
Before we jump into the rumors, a quick update on the Qualcomm versus Apple patent battle that's been going on for almost two years, it's over.
A day after their trial kicked off in San Diego, the two companies have reached a settlement, just when we thought things were about to get good.
Back in January of 2017, Apple accused Qualcomm of anti competitive practices that raised chip prices, restricted competition, and ultimately hurt consumer choices.
To which Qualcomm said, your iPhones wouldn't even be here if it weren't for our chips, to which Apple said, fine we're switching to Intel.
Of course I'm paraphrasing, needless to say it got ugly.
And the backlash of all this meant Apple had to switch to Intel chips exclusively for its new phones, a move which was rumored to delay dreams of a 5G iPhone until 2020 or beyond.
As part of the agreement, Apple ends up having to Pay Qualcomm, but it also includes a six-year licensing agreement with the option to extend, and a multiyear chipset supply agreement.
Meaning Apple can use Qualcomm chips again and we may see that 5G iPhone sooner than we thought.
But this is just a very very basic rundown of a much more complex matter.
Cnet's own Shara Tibken has been in the court room following this legal battle, so if you want to learn more about the drama you should definitely check out her articles on cnet.com for the full break down.
Now on to the rumors.
With Apple's Developer's Conference less than two months away, the rumors about of all the new software updates, have started to gain some traction.
This week it seems to be all about iOS 13.
Now it's no secret that Apple will be unveiling the latest update to its Operating System at WWDC, just like every other year, although we as users will be getting it until September.
Now last year, it was all about those updates under the hood but this year.
You can expect some major redesigns coming to your phones and tablets.
Starting apparently as soon as you open the phone with a home screen redesigned.
But perhaps the more talked about design change this.
This time around is dark mode.
Now last year's Mojave update brought the darker layout to the max and users loved it.
So it's no shocker that Apple would want to expand it to the iPhones and iPads.
Now, some apps like Twitter already offer a dark mode option, but this would apply the effect to the entire phone, including the settings and all of Apple's native apps as seen in these renders from Phone Arena.
According to a 9to5 Mac report out this week, Apple's new mobile OS.
Would also bring improve multitasking features for the iPad, now you can already open up multiple apps on the tablet but iOS 13 would allow you to have multiple windows open in the same app.
With some sort of tab view that you could just swipe up to close, as you would in Safari.
There's also talk about expanding some of the multitasking features beyond the Ipad, similar to what Android already offers on phones.
The other rumored new feature that might come in handy when typing on your iPad or iPhone is an undo option, similar to the Ctrl + Z action on a computer keyboard.
This triple-tap and then swipe left on the virtual keyboard would let you revert whatever blunder you just made or triple tap and swipe right to redo.
Now, the only way to do it currently is to actually physically shake the phone.
Sadly, no undo feature that will unsend those late night text.
The report also mentions improvements to Safari, Apple's mail app, which may get more Gmail like categorization features and a refresh to their reminders app.
On the MAC OS front, we could see universal apps that would work on either a touch screen, or with a mouse This according to MacRumors and it would make more apps available on the Mac.
This may be further proof that Apple is working towards a fully integrated future between iOS and macOS.
Now, the other reason macOS rumor talks about splitting up iTunes.
According to veteran programmer Steve Trougton-Smith and [INAUDIBLE].
The next MacOS update would bring dedicated apps for music, Podcast and TV shows.
So, basically breaking out the tabs from iTunes without getting rid of iTunes mothership per say.
WWW WDC is also where apple could unveil its Mac pro that we've been promised for this year, alongside that 6k display that we talked about in last week's episode.
Now a bit of good news for all you iPhone SE fans, and I know there's quite a bit of you out there based on our comment section.
Don't get your hopes up too much because the SE2 or the sequel to the original SE is still on hold indefinitely.
Bu the original SE is back from the dead and on Apple's clearance isle.
Literally clearance isle.
I didn't even know the Apple Store had a clearance isle, but we learn something new I guess.
So for a limited time, you can get your hands on a budget, four-inch iPhone for $249 for the 32GB version, or $299 for the 128GB version.
Now Apple discontinued this phone in September of last year after released the iPhone 10S.
10s max and 10r basically eliminating any possibility of a smaller screened iPhone and also any kind of budget iPhone.
So here's your chance to get it one last time.
We're going On a high note for Apple after a very tragic week for Paris.
After that devastating fire that burned for 15 hours at the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Tim Cook pledged his support to help rebuild
Paris' iconic cathedral saying, we're heartbroken for the French people and those around the world for whom Notre Dame is a symbol of hope.
Relieved everyone is safe.
Apple will be donating to the rebuilding efforts to help restore Notre Dame's precious heritage for future generations.
Now Apple has not said how much it will contribute to the cause.
But it was a nice gesture considering how much will be needed to restore Notre Dame.
That's all we have for our show today but before we say our goodbyes, a few reminders Next week we are taking a short break but we will be back in full force on May second with all your Apple updates.
And mark your calendars for June third, the start of WWDC Apple's developers conference where we will finally learn the fate of IOS Math OS and more.
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See you next time.
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