This summer is starting to see more new features and changes within Apple’s iOS 13 beta testing stages. These changes are becoming more evident with the reveals from some of the beta testers. It appears from reports that at least two changes are being hinted at, with one of them being more useful and potentially impactful than the other.
Every year, WWDC brings exciting new developments and announcements with Apple technology. A recent discovery might be telling that USB-C will potentially be used on the 2019 line of Apple phones.
Photos posted of the latest iPhone with iOS 13 beta show the recovery mode screen with a white USB-C cable with a MacBook above it. Apple appears to be in consideration of changing out the longtime Lightning port in exchange for a USB-C, which is growing in popularity due to it’s capabilities and convenience.
Apple has already done so with the new 2018 iPad Pros and MacBooks; so this shouldn’t come as a surprise to consumers. Perhaps this means that Apple is intending to include this kind of cable as well as the 18W fast-charge USB-C adapter with the new 2019 phones.
A feature that is not so new to Apple users, the 3D Touch, might be getting cut from future iPhones. These are only roumers as of late, but MacRumers are confident that Apple will take this feature away in this year’s lineup of phones. Any iPhone user since the 6S should be familiar with the pressure-sensitive feature that allows users to get more control options from pressing down harder on the screen. The 3D Touch in the iPhone XR was replaced by a new Haptic Touch, which essentially just means that it’s a long-press of the screen with slight haptic vibrations. This will clear room for a larger LDC display.
Aside from the iOS software beta reveals, Apple hasn’t stopped there. The company also might have leaked the Mac Pro launch date on the website. During the WWDC, they stated that the new MacPro and 6K displays would be available this fall with no specified date yet. By clicking the notify me link on Apple’s homepage, a prompt reads, “Coming in September.”
Some largely followed sites like MacRumors and 9to5Mac posted this “leak” before Apple could fully correct this, and, of course, it spread across the interweb.