Top Stories: iPhone 14 Pro Rumors, iCloud Private Relay Controversy, iOS 15.2.1 Released, and More

Hole-punch? Pill? Hole-punch and tablet? Rumors about what the entrance digital camera system on the iPhone 14 Pro will appear like are evolving quickly, and it now seems we is perhaps getting a novel however probably controversial design later this yr.

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Other main tales this week included some confusion and controversy about iCloud Private Relay being disabled for some T-Mobile clients, rising requires Apple to help the brand new RCS textual content messaging normal, a brand new iOS 15.2.1 replace with a number of bug fixes, and extra, so learn for the entire particulars!

iPhone 14 Pro Now Rumored to Feature Both Pill-Shaped and Circular Cutouts

While the notch is anticipated to be eliminated on iPhone 14 Pro fashions, there have been conflicting rumors concerning the new design.

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The newest phrase comes from show business guide Ross Young, who expects iPhone 14 Pro models to feature both hole-punch and pill-shaped cutouts close to the highest of the show. Young believes the outlet might be for Face ID’s dot projector, whereas the pill-shaped cutout will supposedly home the entrance digital camera, Face ID infrared digital camera, and different sensors.

In addition to the brand new show design, iPhone 14 Pro fashions are also rumored to feature an upgraded 48-megapixel camera.

Apple Says No Carriers Are Blocking iCloud Private Relay

In a press release shared with Thereviewland this week, Apple mentioned that no carriers, including T-Mobile, have blocked their users from taking advantage of the ‌iCloud‌ Private Relay characteristic.

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T-Mobile earlier this week was accused of disabling ‌iCloud‌ Private Relay for its customers after some subscribers discovered that they had been unable to activate the characteristic. T-Mobile then launched a press release that said it had discovered that the iOS 15.2 update was to blame by inflicting some machine settings to default to the characteristic being toggled off, however Apple mentioned that was not the case.

Google Exec Pushing RCS Adoption Says He’s ‘Not Asking Apple to Make iMessage Available on Android’

Google for the final a number of years has been pushing a new communications protocol called Rich Communication Services, or RCS, which is designed to exchange the present SMS normal. RCS helps higher-resolution images and movies, audio messages, typing indicators, and many different fashionable messaging options.

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For the previous couple of months, Google’s senior vp of Android, Hiroshi Lockheimer, has been publicly attempting to steer Apple to undertake help for RCS, and this week he clarified that he’s “not asking Apple to make iMessage available on Android.”

Face ID Under the Display Returns to Being an iPhone 15 Pro Rumor

Based on the newest rumors, it’s now trying unlikely that iPhone 14 Pro fashions may have Face ID below the show as initially claimed.

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According to show business guide Ross Young, the iPhone’s infrared digital camera for facial recognition is not going to be moved below the show till 2023 or 2024, suggesting that (*14*).

iOS 15.2.1 Released, Fixes HomeKit Vulnerability and More

Apple this week released iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1 with an necessary security fix for a HomeKit vulnerability that was first found final yr. Apple has additionally fastened a number of Messages and CarPlay bugs.

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Apple additionally seeded the second betas of iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 to each builders and public beta testers.

iOS 15 has seen slower adoption than iOS 14, however Apple is now more aggressively pushing iOS 14 users to upgrade to iOS 15.

Apple AR/VR Headset Potentially Delayed Until 2023 Amid Development Problems

Apple’s long-rumored AR/VR headset could possibly be delayed till 2023 after being beset with points through the improvement course of, in keeping with Bloomberg.

Citing individuals aware of Apple’s plans, the report claims that Apple initially deliberate to launch the headset in 2021 and ship it this yr. The firm then set its sights on WWDC in June 2022 to launch the product, however that is reportedly now unlikely attributable to points associated to overheating, in addition to digital camera and software program challenges.

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