In terms of styling, according to CAD renders posted by 9to5Mac and Twitter user Ice Universe, among others, the entire iPhone 15 lineup will feature a Dynamic Island design with a 6.2-inch display, slightly larger than the iPhone 14’s 6.1-inch; however, the triple camera and rumored capacitive buttons remain exclusive to the Pro version. iPhone 15 Pro Max’s height and width have been reduced, but the thickness has been increased by 5 percent (0.4 mm), which makes the camera bump 0.59 mm less than its predecessor.
According to Bloomberg contributor Mark Gurman, Apple has an internal “Exploratory Design Group” (XDG) that is part of the hardware technology division led by Johny Srouji, but operates like an internal startup; the group consists of a few hundred people and is housed in a building outside Apple’s campus called Tantau 9. Tantau 9, a building on the outskirts of Apple’s campus; there are confidentiality requirements between the group members working on different projects, but the same employee may work on multiple projects at the same time. The non-invasive glucose testing technology revealed last week is the current focus of XDG; other projects include next-generation display technology, a head-mounted display solution for people with eye disease, and low-power technology and battery technology for mobile processors.
Apple still plans to release a head-mounted VR/AR device called Reality Pro in June, and the current version does not require an iPhone to set up and use, according to Gurman. The device can download users’ data directly from iCloud, but it can also transfer data directly from an iPhone or iPad. Unlike other AR/VR headsets on the market, the Reality Pro headset does not have a remote control, relying instead on the user’s eyes and hands to control it; a key feature is so-called “hover typing,” which has been unstable in testing. In addition, Apple has begun developing the second generation of Reality Pro, with a focus on improving performance.
According to Twitter user Gustave Monce’s findings on GeekBench, Microsoft appears to be testing multiple SKUs of the new Surface Laptop Studio. The other model has an i7-13700H, 16GB of RAM, and Iris Xe core graphics. As previously reported, Microsoft may launch a new Surface product this spring.