It’s Memorial Day weekend in the United States, which means WWDC is right around the corner and anticipation is building for what we might see during the keynote. Software updates are a given, but will we see new hardware?
Other news this week includes the annual release of new Pride-themed Apple Watch bands, iPhone 14 Pro rumors, and Sony’s latest earphones that rival the AirPods Max, so read for all. details!
Apple shares WWDC 2022 schedule from Keynote
One of the most exciting times of the year for Apple fans is just around the corner, with WWDC less than two weeks away.
Apple this week shared a schedule for WWDC, which kicks off with the keynote on Monday, June 6 at 10 a.m. PT. At the week-long developer conference, Apple is expected to preview its latest software, including iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16.
WWDC will once again be an online affair this year, but some lucky developers have been randomly selected to attend a special day at Apple Park on June 6 for a visit and to watch the opening video in person.
New Apple Watch Pride Edition straps now available
To celebrate Pride Month in June and to support the LGBTQ+ community and equality, Apple this week released new Pride Edition versions of the Sport Loop and Nike Sport Loop for $49 each.
A new Pride watch face is also available for the Apple Watch Series 4 or newer. The colored wires on the watch face move when the Apple Watch’s digital crown is turned, the screen is touched, or the wearer’s wrist is raised.
iPhone 14 Pro screen refresh rate upgrade could enable always-on display
Display industry consultant Ross Young this week shared his expectation that the ProMotion displays used in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be able to switch to such a low refresh rate. than 1Hz. This upgrade could pave the way for always-on display and/or longer battery life.
The Apple Watch has had an always-on display since the Series 5 was released in 2019, allowing you to view the clock and other onscreen elements at all times.
iPhone 14 Pro renders highlight several design changes
Speaking of the iPhone 14 Pro, leaker Jon Prosser and graphic designer Ian Zelbo shared brand new renders of what the iPhone 14 Pro should look like, reflecting a number of design changes announced for the device.
In addition to the much-discussed switch from a notch to a “hole and pill” design for the front camera and Face ID, the renders include a larger camera array that will require a change to the corner radii of the entire camera. device for a slightly rounder look.
Sony’s new WH-1000XM5 headphones versus the AirPods Max
Last week, Sony released an updated version of its popular over-ear noise-canceling headphones, so we’ve picked out a pair to compare them to the AirPods Max to see which headphones are the best.
Sony’s new “WH-1000XM5” headphones are priced at $399 in the US, while the AirPods Max retail for $549. Watch our video for headphone comparison to see which is the best value and check out our full review of Sony’s latest cans.
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