In accordance to particulars shared by an X (previously Twitter) consumer Aaron (@aaronp613), a current tvOS 17 beta rolled out by Apple to testers forward of the steady launch that’s anticipated to roll out within the coming weeks consists of references to two iPhone fashions — “iPhone 14,4” and “iPhone 14,5” — that don’t at the moment exist.
tvOS 17.0 Beta 5 references two iPhone fashions that at the moment do not exist:
— Aaron (@aaronp613) August 9, 2023
The tipster additionally claims that there have been 4 different fashions included within the first tvOS 17 beta that had been eliminated within the final launch — these are mentioned to pertain to the upcoming iPhone 15 collection of smartphones. In accordance to a number of stories, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 15 lineup would be the first telephones from the corporate to debut with USB Kind-C ports.
Final 12 months, Apple’s Greg Joswiak confirmed that it’ll equip its iPhone fashions with USB Kind-C ports to adjust to EU laws. Nevertheless, on the time, the corporate didn’t present particulars or affirm whether or not it could launch upcoming fashions with the fashionable port — or whether or not current fashions would get the identical therapy. In the meantime, purported photos of the brand new USB connectors for the upcoming iPhone 15 collection lately surfaced on-line.
Apple often discontinues its present iPhone Professional and Professional Max fashions quickly after it proclaims their successors, whereas the common fashions proceed to be offered for a number of years. The corporate would nonetheless need to provide the iPhone 14 for buy within the EU when the widespread charger regulation goes into impact in 2024 — whereas California’s current regulation mandating the USB Kind-C port on electronics will go into impact in 2026.
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus would not be the primary units from Apple to be relaunched with modified specs. Again in 2021, the corporate unveiled the unique AirPods Professional with a MagSafe appropriate charging case alongside the AirPods Professional (third Gen). TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has additionally predicted that Apple will launch the AirPods Professional (2nd Gen) with a USB Kind-C port in 2024.