Gurman: Apple unlikely to hold in-person October event, no Touch ID on iPhone 15
The latest Bloomberg analyst newsletter Mark Gurman suggests that Apple will forgo holding an in-person event for its new MacBooks, iPads and Apple TV and instead simply announce the new devices on its website. Apple is expected to announce new MacBook Pro 14 and 16 models with updated M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets, along with new iPad Pro 11 and 12.9 models with the standard M2 chip. The Apple TV is also expected to get an update with the Apple A14 chip and 4GB of RAM.
In addition, Gurman suggests that Apple will not bring back Touch ID on the iPhone 15 or any of the upcoming flagship iPhones in the coming years. There’s a chance we could see an iPhone SE with a side-mounted Touch ID scanner embedded in the power button down the line. Gurman also mentions that Apple is testing sleep tracking on the HomePod speaker internally in its labs, but he didn’t share how the tracking would work.