In this week’s top stories: 2018 iPhone dummy images continue to hit the web, new wallpapers for macOS Mojave users, iOS 12 offers hint at this year’s new iPad Pro models, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news…
First off, this week brought a set of leaked images that claim to show dummy units of the iPhone X Plus and 6.1-inch iPhone coming this year. The images offer a close look at the size differences between the two, as well as the difference in band materials.
Meanwhile, we were able to uncover details about the new iPad Pro models coming this year thanks to Apple’s latest iOS 12 beta. Perhaps most telling is an icon that shows a future iPad model with ultra-thin bezels and no Home button or notch.
Further, other icons in iOS 12 beta 5 suggest that this year’s iPad Pro models will feature rounded corners, much like the iPhone X.
The iPad leaks don’t stop there, however. A purported CAD rendering of the 2018 iPad Pro hit the web this week with a closer look at where we can expect the Smart Connector to be located this year. According to this CAD, the Smart Connector will move to the back of the iPad, directly above the Lightning port.
For Mac users, Apple this week released the fifth beta of macOS 10.14 to developers. Included in the release is a massive set of new wallpapers. We’ve rounded them all up here, so be sure to take a look if you need some new art for your Mac desktop.
AAPL reported its Q3 2018 earnings this week as well. The company announced $53.3 billion in revenue and $11.5 billion in profit backed by selling 41.3 million iPhones, 11.55 million iPads, and 3.7 million Macs.
Last but certainly not least, Apple crossed the $1 trillion market capitalization milestone this week, becoming the world’s first trillion dollar company. Tim Cook acknowledged the milestone in an email to employees,
These and the rest of this week’s top stories below…
This week Benjamin and Zac talk about traveling and data caps on carrier plans, the resolution to Apple’s MacBook Pro throttling issue (and possibly the keyboard problem), Macotakara’s report on the upcoming iPad Pro losing its headphone jack, Face ID only working in portrait orientation, and moving its Smart Connector, a leaked CAD image that may back up that report, iGen’s report on upcoming HomePod features including multiple timers and phone call features, Apple’s latest earnings report, and more.
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