Gurman: Apple Event This October Remains Unlikely, No Touch ID for iPhone 15

Apple is developing new iPad Pro, Mac, and Apple TV models, and at least some of these products will be released in October, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. However, Gurman continues to believe that Apple is unlikely to hold an event this month.

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In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman said "the big iPhone 14 unveiling last month was probably it for Apple in 2022 in terms of major presentations," suggesting that any iPad, Mac, and Apple TV product launches would be announced with press releases, media briefings, and updates to Apple's online store.

Last week, Gurman reported that new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models with M2 series chips are "highly likely to launch" before the end of 2022. He also said an updated Apple TV with an A14 chip and an increased 4GB of RAM was "getting closer and could potentially launch this year."

Gurman also claimed that Apple has tested under-screen Touch ID in recent years, but he does not expect Touch ID to return for the iPhone 15 or other flagship models in the foreseeable future. Gurman can envision a new iPhone SE with a Touch ID power button on the side, but he hasn't "heard anything about that actually being in the pipeline."

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Another tidbit mentioned in Gurman's newsletter is that Apple apparently tested sleep tracking functionality for the HomePod — it's unclear which model — but he does not expect this feature to be rolled out to the public anytime soon, if ever.

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Top Rated Comments

Mrkevinfinnerty Avatar
9 weeks ago

What’s German’s track record?
2 world wars and 4 world cups.
Score: 57 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Woochoo Avatar
9 weeks ago

But I don’t want under the screen Touch ID, or in a side button that only picks up a fraction of the print.
Just don't use it then if it ever comes with it? The more options the user has to choose from the better, I don't see what's bad on that. And by the way, under the screen finger print sensors work pretty good on Androids, I don't see why Apple couldn't make something even more reliable and then it's up to the user to choose which one to use depending on the situation.


“Touch ID is not coming back”
Well duh. Neither is floppy drives, fire wire, DVD drives, or flash.
You are talking about it like it's just another obsolete technology, yet it's still on your Mac...
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleTO Avatar
9 weeks ago
I can’t see Apple ever wanting to go back to Touch ID on full screen iPhones.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zedsdead Avatar
9 weeks ago
No reason not to incorporate the Touch ID side button on pro models and have the option to use either face or Touch ID when appropriate. and for those that want two layers of security even better. Give us options. same with the iPad pros and Macs.

Also really would prefer a larger screen iMac to make a return next year.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
9 weeks ago
I hope Gurman is wrong about not having an Apple event in October. We want to see one more Apple event this year. ?
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
maktaba Avatar
9 weeks ago

Thank goodness. TouchID is a privacy disaster in the climate we live in today.
What? How?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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