With WWDC around the corner, technophiles worldwide will gladly eat up any credible leak regarding Apple’s upcoming products and designs. A few “accidental leaks” from Apple have tech enthusiasts very excited about the direction that the Cupertino-based tech giant is taking.
Apple “accidentally” published a new support document on its website that indicates the existence of a new USB-C Charger with two ports that will enable users to charge an iPhone or an iPad and an additional accessory, like the Apple Watch or one of their countless AirPods.
Given that Apple no longer supplies a charging brick with the iPhone and sells the charging brick at a premium, they will have to include support for fast charging to make this charging brick more lucrative to the customer.
However, this new charger isn’t as exciting as the most recent leak. In a report published by 9to5Mac, Apple’s latest iOS 15.5 beta release references an enhanced Focus and News functionality. Although this will not be available for older devices, the more recent Apple devices will be getting these updates.
One of the significant changes in these updates is that Apple may be integrating satellite calling into the iPhone 14 or its later offerings. The same satellite connectivity may also be included in the upcoming Apple Watch.
If implemented, this will be a huge step forward for mobile connectivity as no other Android device offers this functionality as of now. And, as history has taught us on numerous occasions, if Apple does bring in new functionality, other manufacturers, in all likelihood, will copy the move within a year.
As is the case with Apple every year, expect some of these features to be exclusive to the iPhone 14 lineup, even after iOS 16 is officially launched. Also, given that the new iPhone 14 is reportedly very similar to the iPhone 13, both in terms of looks and performance, the only way that Apple will be able to convince a lot of people to upgrade will be through these features.
With WWDC being a few months away, we can safely expect more of such accidental leaks in the next couple of weeks.