News items you should check out: July 13

Since I can’t cover everything, I’ll often direct your attention to articles from various other sources worth your time.

° According to YouTuber Luke Miani, the upcoming MacBook Pros will feature SD card slot with high-speed UHS-II support and an illuminated Touch ID button for the first time, but could limited to 32GB of RAM.

° Apple manufacturing partners Foxconn and TSMC say they’re in the process of signing contracts to purchase COVID-19 vaccines for Taiwan.

° A new leak claims that the rear LiDAR sensor won’t be coming to all models in the upcoming “iPhone 13” range despite previous rumors that it would.

° Apple has posted an “In the Dark” ad focusing on the Night mode feature that’s available in the iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max.

° Along the same lines, ° Apple has posted a new “Behind the Mac” ad on its YouTube channel.

° As noted by MacRumors, Apple has released a new version of the HomePod 15 beta software that’s designed to go along with the iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and macOS Monterey betas.

° A federal court has dismissed BlueMail developer Blix’s antitrust case against Apple and the App Store, reports Law Street Media. This follows a previous decision to dismiss the firm’s patent infringement claims.

° In a note to investors seen by AppleInsider, JP Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee says iPhone 12 sales aren’t slowing though the “iPhone 13” launch is looming.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.