Apple Loop: Disappointing iPhone 12 Leaks, Budget iPad Surprise, Goodbye MacBook Pro


Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes some disappointing iPhone 12 leaks, the ‘slow’ 5G iPhone, saying goodbye to the classic MacBook Pro, Apple’s iPad strategy, new iOS 14 feature delayed, and the return of the iPod Music Quiz.

Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many discussions that have happened around Apple over the last seven days (and you can read my weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes).

Doubts Around iPhone 12 Specifications

Following its inclusion in the iPad Pro, analysts and commentators were confident that Apple would fit a LiDAR sensor to the upcoming iPhone 12 handsets. Of course this was before the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global supply chains. New details suggest that Apple is still hedging its bets on the inclusion of the LiDAR sensor on the premium iPhone 12 models. Forbes’ Gordon Kelly reports:

“Mysterious (but always reliable) Apple leaker Mr White, has revealed a pair of iPhone 12 Pro cases which throw a giant spanner into the works. One shows an iPhone 12 Pro triple camera setup and highlights the position of Apple’s exciting new LiDAR sensor, the other shows the same cameras but with the LiDAR sensor removed.”

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