In this week’s top stories: More on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, Apple Watch Series 7 release date rumors, Apple fixes some frustrating iOS 15 bugs, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories and more.
iOS 15.0.1 release
Apple this week released iOS 15.0.1 to the public with a fix for an incredibly frustrating bug affecting the iPhone 13: Apple Watch Unlock. Previously, many iPhone 13 users were able to use the “Apple Watch Unlock” feature at all, but this week’s update fixes that bug.
Apple also says this update fixes an issue where the Settings app may incorrectly display an alert that storage is full and a Fitness+ bug. Learn more in our full coverage.
iPad mini scrolling
Following complaints from users and reviewers alike, Apple this week confirmed that the so-called “jelly scrolling” effect on the iPad mini 6’s display is normal behavior. For those unfamiliar, “jelly scrolling” is when half of the display is refreshing noticeably slower than the other, which results in a wobble effect when content is moving quickly.
Apple said in a statement this week the this is a “normal behavior for LCD screens.”
Kuo on iPad and MacBook future
Finally, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a pair of new reports this week focused on future MacBook and iPad updates. First off, Kuo reiterated that Apple’s next-generation MacBook Air with an M2 chip and new design is not expected to arrive until the third quarter of 2022.
Kuo also reported that Apple has dropped its plans for an OLED iPad Air, and will instead continue using LCD technology in the iPad Air lineup.
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