This Week’s Best Stories: iPhone 14 Rumors, iOS 15 Beta Changes & Features, More

In this week’s featured articles: New rumors about upcoming iPhone lines this fall and next fall, iOS 15 beta 2 changes and features, Apple’s antitrust concerns, and more. Read on for all of this week’s best stories and more.

iPhone 14

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo this week released a new note to investors in which he doubled his expectations for a brand new flagship iPhone lineup in the second half of 2022. The analyst said that Apple is reportedly launching two low-end 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch flagships alongside two 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch high-end flagships.

For more details on Kuo’s expectations for the iPhone 14 release, check out our full coverage here.

Tim Cook on Antitrust

Apple CEO Tim Cook has personally reached out to President Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress to voice concerns about impending antitrust legislation, according to new reports and comments from Pelosi. Pelosi told Cook: “If you have a substantive concern, bring it up while Congress is running smoothly.”

Lawmakers introduced five bills targeting Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google last week. Among other things, the legislation would significantly affect the App Store and impact Apple’s ability to pre-install apps on iPhones. The goal, according to Democratic Representative David Cicillin, would be to ensure that companies like Apple “do not use their market dominance to promote their own products and services.”

iOS 15 beta 2

Apple released iOS 15 beta 2 for developers on Thursday alongside watchOS 8 beta 2, iPadOS 15 beta 2, and tvOS 15 beta 2. The update includes a handful of changes and new features, including a new Apple icon. Maps, SharePlay, Safari design tweaks, shortcut improvements, and more.

For more details on what’s new in iOS 15 beta 2, check out our full rundown here.

Those and the rest of this week’s best stories below.

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