Apple Loop: Massive Leak

Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a treasure trove of iPhone 16 leaks, Apple’s urgent AI rush, Apple Watch patent woes, Mac Studio’s M3 Ultra, AirTag disappointment, the latest Apple Vision Pro marketing, and how Microsoft can beat Apple.

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).

iPhone 16 Revealed

When you gather all the details that we know of the iPhone 16 family, you get a good overview of the next-generation of iOS handsets, including the increased screen size, more titanium across the range, and the new Action and Camera buttons. And if you are wondering why so much is known about September’s iPhone in January…

“..just how likely is it that anyone could know what the phones will look like? Actually, it’s quite possible. Apple works on its iPhones for literally years. The cycle will certainly be advanced enough to have gone through several prototypes. Of course, this doesn’t mean things can’t change, but the window for hardware alterations is closing reasonably quickly.”