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Gurman: No Touch ID for the iPhone 15; Apple Event in October Still Seems Unlikely

According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, Apple is working on new iPad Pro, Mac, and Apple TV versions that will debut in October at the very least. Gurman, however, still thinks it’s improbable that Apple would host an event this month.


The big iPhone 14 unveiling last month was likely the last major presentation Apple would make in 2022, according to Gurman, who suggested in the most recent issue of his Power On newsletter that any iPad, Mac, and Apple TV product launches would be announced through press releases, media briefings, and changes to Apple’s online store.


Gurman stated last week that future M2 series chip-equipped devices of the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini are “very likely to launch” before the end of 2022. He said that an improved Apple TV with an A14 processor and more RAM—4GB instead of 2GB—was “coming closer and may come this year.”


Gurman further asserted that Apple had recently tested under-screen Touch ID, but he does not anticipate its return for the iPhone 15 or other flagship models any time soon. Although Gurman can picture a future iPhone SE with a side-mounted Touch ID power button, he hasn’t “heard anything about that actually being in the pipeline.”


Another interesting fact revealed in Gurman’s email is that Apple may have tested sleep monitoring technology for a HomePod model, though it’s unclear which one. Gurman does not anticipate this functionality to be made available to the general public very soon, if at all.


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Jennifer Carrasco

Jennifer Carrasco is a Senior Journalist at Flaunt Weekly Covering Business Topics.

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