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The iPhone 15 Pro “will be the best gaming console” according to Apple which works with developers

Apple is really confident in the A17 chip in the iPhone 15 Pro, to the point of asserting that its new smartphones will become “the best game console”. The company also works with game developers to port their titles to its devices.

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iPhone 15 Pro = best games console?

IGN was able to interview Jeremy Sandmel, Apple’s senior director of GPU software, Tim Millet, vice president of platform architecture, and Kaiann Drance, vice president of worldwide iPhone marketing.

Tim Millet emphasized that Apple’s goal is not necessarily to directly compete with specific consoles like the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S. Rather, it’s about creating a platform and tools that speak directly to game developers. He explains :

I think our focus is on developers and games. We’re trying less to compete with consoles. I think the console is just a convenient way for us to talk about classic games and the types of games that the developers that we’re targeting, the ones that have been successful in deploying there. We have done our best to try to provide the same toolkit to developers and we are working hard with them.

In response to the possibility that the iPhone 15 Pro might overheat and fail to maintain performance in resource-intensive games, Kaiann Drance noted:

This is one of the benefits of designing for a specific iPhone. So at a system level, we’re able to work with multiple teams to understand how the performance we’re enabling, how it’s going to manifest in actual gameplay, and whether we’re going to be able to not only achieve these wonderful framerates , those peak performances and those graphics that Jeremy talked about, but also if we’re going to be able to maintain them. I know we’re putting a lot of effort into the SoC side and the software side to make sure the experience is going to be great.

Millet adds that it is also the responsibility of the developer to find the perfect balance between performance, quality and others. It highlights the OLED screen, the GPU which can do scaling, as well as support for ray tracing and mesh shading.

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Collaboration with developers

On the other hand, Jeremy Sandmel announces that Apple will work with game developers so that they can offer their titles on the iPhone 15 Pro. But that won’t be all. Knowing that Apple Silicon Macs and the iPad have the same architecture, the same games could be available on these supports.

“We’re really looking at these many generations of SoC architecture across the phone, the iPad and now, Apple Silicon Macs. And we would see this as part of a big unified platform, a graphics and gaming platform in particular.”declares the executive.

We note in passing that Apple chose to do the interview with IGN and this is not insignificant. It is an important American media outlet which talks in particular about video games. It’s a way to target a new audience.

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Apple explains why only USB-C AirPods Pro support lossless audio with Vision Pro

Apple is today marketing a revision of the AirPods Pro which has the particularity of having a USB-C port on the charging case. But that’s not the only change: the headphones also support lossless audio with the Apple Vision Pro headset.

Why can’t the second generation AirPods Pro with the Lightning Charging Case also support lossless audio with the Vision Pro? Brian Tong did an interview with two Apple executives to get the answer. Ron Huang, Apple’s vice president of sensors and connectivity, gives the answer.

Ron Huang says the H2 chip in AirPods Pro with the USB-C port supports the 5GHz wireless frequency band for ultra-low latency and less interference, while the H2 chip in AirPods Pro with the Lightning port is limited to the 2.4 GHz band. Apple says it’s this support for the 5GHz band that allows the updated AirPods Pro to support lossless audio with the Vision Pro.

The Apple Vision Pro headset will be available in early 2024, first in the United States. The price will be $3,499. Apple has already planned marketing in other countries, but this will happen later at a price that is currently unknown in euros.

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Supermodels: the documentary on the star models of the 80s and 90s is available on Apple TV+

The docuseries The Supermodels is available in its entirety (i.e. 4 episodes) on the subscription platform Apple TV+. As the title indicates, this documentary directed by Barbara Kopple focuses on the rise of what we called in the 80s and 90s the “supermodels”, that is to say star models to whom nothing seemed resist, women often adored as film actresses. Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and a few others were truly fashion icons of that era, a golden period that the Apple TV+ series retraces in 4 major chapters, The Look, The Celebrity, The Power and The Legacy.

The docuseries The Supermodels will also offer its large batch of sequences and unpublished documents, as well as of course interviews with the main interested parties. It will not only be about the glorious past since the series will also look at the current activities of these ex-fashion stars, “their activism, philanthropy and business prowess”. And of course, US production obliges, a documentary on famous women could not miss the mark of “empowerment”: “As the fashion industry continues to redefine itself, this is the ultimate story of power and how four women came together to reclaim it, paving the way for those who would follow.” » An entire program…

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It would (already) be a hit for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, and a small disappointment for the iPhone 15 Pro

After just a few days of pre-orders, the lively Ming Chi Kuo can already give the main trends in iPhone sales for the current and coming quarter. For the analyst, there are no doubts: the new iPhone 15/15 Pro range is a huge success, and Apple should distribute 80 million copies until the end of the year compared to 76 million for the iPhone 14/14 Pro range. Surprisingly, the 15 Pro Max model is popular with buyers, and Kuo estimates that Apple will sell 35 million of this model (Q3 and Q4), or 7 million more 15 Pro Max compared to sales of the 14 Pro. Max over the same period.

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On the other hand, sales would be a little below expectations for the two most “standard” models, namely the iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Pro. Kuo does not give figures, but specifies that without a drop in prices (via occasional promotions for example), the volume of these sales should not change much in a few months. The surprise is undoubtedly on the side of the iPhone 15 Plus, which would sell beyond the stock capacities initially planned by Apple. The factories will have to operate more vigorously…

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