Top stories: M2 Max Benchmark Leak, iPhone 15 Camera Rumor, and more

With the Black Friday and Cyber ​​Week shopping events wrapping up and the calendar flipping through December, our interest is starting to turn to 2023 and all the Apple news we can expect to see.

This week saw an alleged record leak of an “M2 Max” chip expected to appear in upcoming Macs such as the MacBook Pro early next year, as well as new rumors about an iPhone 15 coming later in the year.

Other news included Apple’s annual App Store Awards, the high-profile launch of its dive app Oceanic + for the Apple Watch Ultra, and our look at some of the other things in Apple’s pipeline that we’re hoping to see in the fairly near future, so read on for all the details on These stories and more!

‘M2 Max’ performance revealed in a leaked benchmark

The purported benchmark results for the yet-to-be-announced M2 Max chip appeared on Geekbench this week, offering a first look at the chip’s potential performance gains and specs.

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This will likely be the standard for the future MacBook Pro. If accurate, the listing says that the M2 Max chip will have a 12-core CPU option and can be configured with 96GB of RAM, while the M1 Max chip has a 10-core CPU and is available with up to 64GB of RAM. RAM.

Given that Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company’s lineup of products is “set” for this holiday season, the first Macs with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are expected to be announced in 2023.

iPhone 15 said to feature ‘most modern’ camera sensor

Apple’s next-generation iPhone 15 models will be equipped with Sony’s latest “modern” image sensor, according to a report this week from a Japanese publication. Nikki Asia.

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The report said that the sensor can “capture more light and reduce overexposure or underexposure at certain settings,” resulting in improved night mode photos and other benefits of the iPhone 15’s cameras.

A man was robbed after he bought 300 iPhones at an Apple Fifth Avenue store

An unnamed 27-year-old man who purchased 300 iPhones from Apple Fifth Avenue this week was robbed shortly after leaving the store, according to New York radio station 1010 WINS.

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The man was reportedly carrying 300 iPhone 13 devices in three bags and walking to his car at 1:45 a.m. when another car pulled up next to him and demanded the iPhones be handed over, leading to a scuffle as one of the bags contained 125 iPhones worth $95,000. dollar.

Apple announces the 2022 App Store Awards winners

This week, Apple announced the winners of its 2022 App Store Awards, highlighting the 16 best apps and games handpicked by Apple’s editorial team. Each winner will receive an actual App Store award that is modeled after the App Store logo design.

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Apple also announced the winner of the first-ever Apple Podcasts Award and introduced a new Featured Reel feature for the 2022 edition of Apple Music Replay.

Apple has announced that the Oceanic + app is now available for the Apple Watch Ultra

Apple announced this week that the Oceanic+ app is now available for the Apple Watch Ultra. Designed by Huish Outdoors in collaboration with Apple, the app acts as a dive computer for recreational diving at depths of up to 40 meters / 130 feet.

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Apple already offers the basic Depth app on the Apple Watch Ultra. For experienced divers looking for more advanced data, the Oceanic+ app is a useful tool.

Apple still has these 5 things to release in 2023

The calendar has shifted to December, and that means Apple has just a month left to make good on its promises to launch the Apple Music Classic app and expand its self-service repair program to Europe before the end of 2022. Delays are always possible, of course, so plans could be pushed back to 2023.

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Anyway, we’ve put together a list of five things Apple still has to release over the next several months.

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