The Clumsy-Entry Edition Monday, July 31, 2023

Apple Again Fails To Save Classical Music, by Alex Ross, New Yorker

I can’t put myself in the unisex Crocs of a young person exploring classical music for the first time, but Apple Classical strikes me as an oddly clumsy point of entry.

The iPhone 15 Pro Will Have Thinner Bezels In Step Toward Apple’s Dream, by Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

This year, two of the biggest changes to the 15 line will get Apple closer to that dream iPhone. The standard iPhone 15 models will trade in the notch for the Dynamic Island, while the Pro and Pro Max displays will be made with a new technology: low-injection pressure over-molding, or “LIPO” as it’s dubbed inside Apple.

That new process will shrink the border size around the display to 1.5 millimeters (from about 2.2 millimeters on current iPhones). LIPO was first used in the Apple Watch Series 7 to make that device’s borders thinner and increase the size of the display. And Apple plans to eventually bring the feature to the iPad as well, I’m told.


Fantasy Meets Reality, by Cabel Sasser

But it still stuck with me: good design isn’t just beautiful and incredible and boundary-pushing, it also remembers what it means to be human.


Accidental Dialling On Apple Watches Fuels Surge In 999 Calls, by The Telegraph

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) said recent software updates to smart devices were having “a significant impact” on the volume of emergency calls being recorded by forces.

It comes amid a reported rise in cases of people with Apple Watches dialling 999 accidentally during gym workouts.

Luxshare’s Wins With Apple Make It Foxconn’s Biggest Challenger, by Qianer Liu, Financial Times

Shenzhen-based Luxshare Precision Industry has won favour and increasing business with the iPhone maker in part by being prepared to test “crazy” ideas in its factories, according to an Apple supply chain employee.


Offering lower prices and greater flexibility has made the company an attractive option for Apple, which is considering giving it an even more significant role in producing the iPhone 16 series, dependent on performance in delivering the 15, the two people said.

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My usage of Apple Classical app has gone lower in recent weeks. Not because there isn't anything to listen, but it is mostly I don't want to juggle playlists and such in two different apps. And there is no offline downloads in Apple Classical.


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