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Take a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino. This week's Apple Loop includes handing over Tim Cook to Qualcomm, updated plans for the iPhone 5G, hiding the ugly iPhone design, a sequel to the iPhone SE, further issues with the MacBook, and an expensive gaming problem for Apple.

Apple Loop is here to remind you of some of the many discussions that have been going on around Apple over the past seven days (and you can read my weekly overview of Android News here on Forbes).

Qualcomm defeats Apple and wins 5G High Ground

It has been a busy week for those who are following the potential of a 5G iPhone. When the week started, Apple had no more options, Intel's plans were delayed and Qualcomm v Apple returned to the courtroom. There was an option for Tim Cook, but could Apple afford to have Huawei as a provider?

… Apple would have to publicly acknowledge that it needs a rival manufacturer to provide cutting-edge technology for the iPhone, and tacitly demonstrate that Huawei is one of the world's top 5G vendors. It would also require a darling of the American technology industry to turn to a Chinese competitor, a competitor that does not enjoy the greatest reputation in the corridors of Washington DC.

Apple's CEO Tim Cook speaks while presenting new products at a launch event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (photo by Stephanie Keith / Getty Images)

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We'll never know if Cook was ready to break and accept the deal because on Tuesday Qualcomm and Apple had reached an agreement and all litigation over the IP dispute was dropped. Three hours later, Intel announced that it would leave the 5G modem game. Although we were not in the room when it happened, CNBC's Lauren Diner watched Qualcomm's victory:

One day after settling a $ 10 billion fight with Apple, Qualcomm CEO told CNBC he was looking forward to working with the iPhone maker. However, he will not announce how much Apple is willing to pay.

… Mollenkopf said the company will not divulge the payment Apple has made in comparison. Following the announcement of the deal on Tuesday, Qualcomm said that earnings per share are expected to grow by $ 2 as product shipments increase and Apple will provide 5G chips.

And there is the kicker. Apple has publicly handed over to Qualcomm (as quietly as possible) so that the iPhone can have the advanced 5G functionality already available on Android-powered mobile phones, even if it lasts until the end of 2020. However, the cost to Apple is very high financial and reputation conditions:

Apple was surpassed by the 5G technology. Qualcomm has rejected the opponent as the least bad choice for the iPhone modem. The iPhone portfolio was inferior to a number of 5G smartphones from competing brands; and for all of Tim Cook's aura of supply chain magic, he was just

It may not be visible to the general public, but 5G has caused a permanent scar in Apple's psyche. It is no longer the unstoppable magical innovator that makes everything possible. The innovation comes from Cupertino, Tim Cook and his team simply put it in a shiny, overpriced box.

More about Tim Cook's embarrassing defeat here.

Hide the new ugly iPhone design

What surprises does Apple have for the iPhone models 2019 without 5G? As the larger phones join the modern trend of three-lens cameras, the leaked design is one of the uglier implementations of this technology. Is Apple able to mask the visual impact of the lenses? Gordon Kelly of Forbes examines:

In a recent report by Ming Chi-Kuo, arguably the most famous Apple insider in the world, the next iPhones from Apple are equipped with such large front and rear cameras that the company will try to use "black lens coating technologies" look less "conspicuous " out.

Yes, that sounds like a world different from Apple's famous minimalism, but Kuo's report suggests that the cameras themselves should be worth it. Kuo says Apple's iPhone 11 and 11 Max will have 12MP five-element cameras on the front, a hefty 70% increase to 7MP, four element shooters in the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.

More details about the new coating here.

The iPhone SE Sequel is under development

This takes care of the "pro" phones, what about those at the bottom of Apple's expensive portfolio? It looks like Apple is working on a smaller, shielded handset – and assuming that the bezels are as small as the language of the iPhone X, this could be the "small" handset that many iPhone fans are looking for waiting. Gordon Kelly investigates:

Apple is reportedly testing a 5.42-inch iPhone to complement the 6.1-inch iPhone XR and the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max. Exclusive news could shrink the company even further with a modern iPhone SE replacement of only 4.8 inches. The name? iPhone XE.

And while the report for the 5.42-inch model was light in the details, the specifications of this spiritual iPhone SE2 are much more specific. Citing a source that is "closely linked to Foxconn's manufacturing facility in India," the reports claim that the XE will have the same bezel-less design as the X and XS with a face ID notation single 12 megapixel rear view camera (the primary shooter from the XS / XR) and a bionic A12 chip.

More details here.

Apple's CEO Tim Cook unveils new products during a kick-off event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (photo by Stephanie Keith / Getty Images)

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The problems with the MacBook keyboard can continue to damage Apple

Apple continues to fight against its design decisions on the Butterfly keyboard, which debuted in 2015 on the Mac laptops. Errors continue to occur, surveys indicate that the problem could affect up to one-third of users. Just recently, Apple apologized. That's not enough for Casey Johnson:

I'm stupid to buy another one of these computers, but only as stupid as any of us, to love these stupid tech products to their liking, to be committed to the system and then have a big obligation to dig themselves (actually not that stupid at all). I'm much more inclined to sign another argument, namely that Apple is the dumb one, because it not only tries to reinvent a solution to the extremely solved problem of how to make a working keyboard, but continues for four years long pretends and four iterations later it did not completely fail. The company declined to comment on this article.

More at The Outline.

And finally …

The subscription service or the game of Apple requires an obvious component … games. Therefore, the news that a fund will be provided for exclusive funds and incentives for developers is not surprising, but the size may vary. Mark Serrels reports:

In late March, Apple announced Apple Arcade, a subscription service that allows Apple users to play games on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV devices. At that time, Apple promised that 100 exclusive games would be playable from the start, games that would not be available on other subscription services or even on other mobile devices.

But it looks like this promise could cost them. Apple can end up spending more than $ 500 million on the service …

More at CNet.

Apple Loop brings highlights to Forbes for seven days every weekend. Do not forget to follow me so you will not miss any coverage in the future. Last week's Apple Loop can be read here. Last week's Loop & # 39; s sister column Android Circuit is also available on Forbes.

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Take a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino. This week's Apple Loop includes handing over Tim Cook to Qualcomm, updated plans for the iPhone 5G, hiding the ugly iPhone design, a sequel to the iPhone SE, further issues with the MacBook, and an expensive gaming problem for Apple.

Apple Loop is here to remind you of some of the many discussions that have been going on around Apple over the past seven days (and you can read my weekly overview of Android News here on Forbes).

Qualcomm defeats Apple and wins 5G High Ground

It has been a busy week for those who are following the potential of a 5G iPhone. When the week started, Apple had no more options, Intel's plans were delayed and Qualcomm v Apple returned to the courtroom. There was an option for Tim Cook, but could Apple afford to have Huawei as a provider?

… Apple would have to publicly acknowledge that it needs a rival manufacturer to provide cutting-edge technology for the iPhone, and tacitly demonstrate that Huawei is one of the world's top 5G vendors. It would also require a darling of the American technology industry to turn to a Chinese competitor, a competitor that does not enjoy the greatest reputation in the corridors of Washington DC.

Apple's CEO Tim Cook speaks while presenting new products at a launch event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (photo by Stephanie Keith / Getty Images)

Getty

We'll never know if Cook was ready to break and accept the deal because on Tuesday Qualcomm and Apple had reached an agreement and all litigation over the IP dispute was dropped. Three hours later, Intel announced that it would leave the 5G modem game. Although we were not in the room when it happened, CNBC's Lauren Diner watched Qualcomm's victory:

One day after settling a $ 10 billion fight with Apple, Qualcomm CEO told CNBC he was looking forward to working with the iPhone maker. However, he will not announce how much Apple is willing to pay.

… Mollenkopf said the company will not divulge the payment Apple has made in comparison. Following the announcement of the deal on Tuesday, Qualcomm said that earnings per share are expected to grow by $ 2 as product shipments increase and Apple will provide 5G chips.

And there is the kicker. Apple has publicly handed over to Qualcomm (as quietly as possible) so that the iPhone can have the advanced 5G functionality already available on Android-powered mobile phones, even if it lasts until the end of 2020. However, the cost to Apple is very high financial and reputation conditions:

Apple was surpassed by the 5G technology. Qualcomm has rejected the opponent as the least bad choice for the iPhone modem. The iPhone portfolio was inferior to a number of 5G smartphones from competing brands; and for all of Tim Cook's aura of supply chain magic, he was just

It may not be visible to the general public, but 5G has caused a permanent scar in Apple's psyche. It is no longer the unstoppable magical innovator that makes everything possible. The innovation comes from Cupertino, Tim Cook and his team simply put it in a shiny, overpriced box.

More about Tim Cook's embarrassing defeat here.

Hide the new ugly iPhone design

What surprises does Apple have for the iPhone models 2019 without 5G? As the larger phones join the modern trend of three-lens cameras, the leaked design is one of the uglier implementations of this technology. Is Apple able to mask the visual impact of the lenses? Gordon Kelly of Forbes examines:

In a recent report by Ming Chi-Kuo, arguably the most famous Apple insider in the world, the next iPhones from Apple are equipped with such large front and rear cameras that the company will try to use "black lens coating technologies" look less "conspicuous " out.

Yes, that sounds like a world different from Apple's famous minimalism, but Kuo's report suggests that the cameras themselves should be worth it. Kuo says Apple's iPhone 11 and 11 Max will have 12MP five-element cameras on the front, a hefty 70% increase to 7MP, four element shooters in the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.

More details about the new coating here.

The iPhone SE Sequel is under development

This takes care of the "pro" phones, what about those at the bottom of Apple's expensive portfolio? It looks like Apple is working on a smaller, shielded handset – and assuming that the bezels are as small as the language of the iPhone X, this could be the "small" handset that many iPhone fans are looking for waiting. Gordon Kelly investigates:

Apple is reportedly testing a 5.42-inch iPhone to complement the 6.1-inch iPhone XR and the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max. Exclusive news could shrink the company even further with a modern iPhone SE replacement of only 4.8 inches. The name? iPhone XE.

And while the report for the 5.42-inch model was light in the details, the specifications of this spiritual iPhone SE2 are much more specific. Citing a source that is "closely linked to Foxconn's manufacturing facility in India," the reports claim that the XE will have the same bezel-less design as the X and XS with a face ID notation single 12 megapixel rear view camera (the primary shooter from the XS / XR) and a bionic A12 chip.

More details here.

Apple's CEO Tim Cook unveils new products during a kick-off event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (photo by Stephanie Keith / Getty Images)

Getty

The problems with the MacBook keyboard can continue to damage Apple

Apple continues to fight against its design decisions on the Butterfly keyboard, which debuted in 2015 on the Mac laptops. Errors continue to occur, surveys indicate that the problem could affect up to one-third of users. Just recently, Apple apologized. That's not enough for Casey Johnson:

I'm stupid to buy another one of these computers, but only as stupid as any of us, to love these stupid tech products to their liking, to be committed to the system and then have a big obligation to dig themselves (actually not that stupid at all). I'm much more inclined to sign another argument, namely that Apple is the dumb one, because it not only tries to reinvent a solution to the extremely solved problem of how to make a working keyboard, but continues for four years long pretends and four iterations later it did not completely fail. The company declined to comment on this article.

More at The Outline.

And finally …

The subscription service or the game of Apple requires an obvious component … games. Therefore, the news that a fund will be provided for exclusive funds and incentives for developers is not surprising, but the size may vary. Mark Serrels reports:

In late March, Apple announced Apple Arcade, a subscription service that allows Apple users to play games on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV devices. At that time, Apple promised that 100 exclusive games would be playable from the start, games that would not be available on other subscription services or even on other mobile devices.

But it looks like this promise could cost them. Apple can end up spending more than $ 500 million on the service …

More at CNet.

Apple Loop brings highlights to Forbes for seven days every weekend. Do not forget to follow me so you will not miss any coverage in the future. Last week's Apple Loop can be read here. Last week's Loop & # 39; s sister column Android Circuit is also available on Forbes.

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