Top stories: Titanium iPhone 15 Pro, touchscreen Macs, iOS 17 expectations and more

The holidays are clearly over, with the Apple rumor mill back in full swing now that we’re half way through January. This week we saw a range of both short and longer term rumors ranging from Apple’s mixed reality headset, Apple Silicon Mac Pro, iPhone 15 and iOS 17 later this year to new tech that may be coming to Apple in the coming years. devices come.

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We’ve covered many of the latest rumors this week’s episode of The MacRumors Showso be sure to tune in there for more after reading on below for an overview!

iPhone 15 Pro is rumored to now have a titanium frame

It’s been a very busy time for Apple product rumors this week, starting with Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman confirms that iPhone 15 Pro models have a titanium frame, compared to a stainless steel frame currently. Titanium is also used for the Apple Watch Ultra.

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iPhone 15 Pro models are also expected to be there solid state volume and power buttons with haptic feedback.

Gurman added that Dynamic Island will be available on all four iPhone 15 models launching later this year, as analyst Ross Young claimed last year. Currently, the feature is exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Apple is reportedly working on touchscreen Macs, including MacBook Pro with OLED display

Despite years of resistance, Apple is working on adding touchscreens to future Macs, said Gurma. His report claimed that a new MacBook Pro with an OLED display could be the first Mac to support touch input like an iPhone or iPad.

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Apple has repeatedly rejected the idea of ​​a touchscreen Mac over the years, so this would be a major turn in philosophy for the company if it goes ahead with these plans.

iOS 17 is rumored to have ‘fewer changes than originally planned’

While we’re still about five months away from Apple’s unveiling of iOS 17 at WWDC in June, a report this week claimed that the software update may have “fewer changes than originally planned”.

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The report said Apple’s focus on the “xrOS” operating system for its upcoming AR/VR headset has drained resources from the iPhone’s software. From now on, here it is everything we know so far about iOS 17.

Apple’s ‘Reality Pro’ headset supposed to debut before WWDC, will ship in the fall

Apple’s long-awaited AR/VR headset is is expected to be announced this spring and will be available for purchase later in the year. Rumors suggest that the headset could be named “Reality Pro”.

Meanwhile, more references to “xrOS” and “Reality OS” were discovered in the upcoming Apple Devices app for Windows. Apple is expected to provide more details on the headset operating system at WWDC.

New Mac Pro with M2 Ultra chip may launch this spring alongside macOS 13.3

The long-awaited Mac Pro with Apple silicon could be announced this spring the launch of the computer may have been tied to macOS 13.3.

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The new Mac Pro is expected to feature Apple’s new M2 Ultra chip, but a more expensive “M2 Extreme” chip was reportedly cancelled. The high-end desktop tower will apparently be the same design as the 2019 modelbut this time it lacks user upgradeable RAM.

Apple will design custom displays, starting with MicroLED for Apple Watch Ultra

Apple reportedly plans to design and develop its own device displays entirely in-housestarting with a microLED display for a new version of the Apple Watch Ultra in 2024. The displays would still be manufactured by a third-party supplier, with LG reportedly on board.

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While the Apple Watch Ultra is expected to move away from OLED technology, another rumor this week indicated that MacBooks will switch to OLED next year.

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