iPhone 12 charger controversy, new iPads, antitrust probes: Here's all the Apple news you should have read this week

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The dust has settled from WWDC 2020, but there's still plenty going on in the world of Apple. This week, we heard about new iPads, a new iMac, Tim Cook's antitrust testimony, and a very controversial iPhone 12 rumor.

iPhone 12

Iphone 12 Design Leak

Iphone 12 Design Leak (Image credit: EverythingApplePro)

We heard several rumors about the new iPhone 12 this week. Including the rumor that it would record 4K video at 240fps, 4x higher than the iPhone 11. We also heard about how Apple is trying to aggressively cut down on iPhone 12 delays, and that currently, the iPhone is about 4-6 weeks behind schedule. Three months ago, it was delayed until 2021.

The biggest rumor by far, however, is that Apple will drop the charger from the iPhone 12's box. First emerging last week, two prominent insiders, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and leaker l0vetodream have added their weight to the rumors. Apple has also started sending out surveys asking customers what they do with the iPhone charger that comes in the box...

New iPads

iPad mini

iPad mini 5 (Image credit: iMore)

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also says that Apple plans to release two new iPads over the next 12 months. First, a new 10.8-inch iPad before the end of 2020, and then a new 8.5-inch iPad Mini in the first half of 2021.

New 10.8-inch iPad, 8.5-inch iPad mini reportedly on the way within a year

Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade on iPhone XS Max

Apple Arcade on iPhone XS Max (Image credit: iMore)

Bloomberg says that Apple has canceled some upcoming Apple Arcade games in a shift in strategy. It says Apple is trying to promote games that deliver higher engagement, keeping people subscribed.

Apple cancels some Apple Arcade titles in shift to more "engaging" games

One last hurrah for Intel?

iMac Pro

iMac Pro (Image credit: iMore)

A new iMac with an Intel Core i9 processor and a Radeon Pro 5300 leaked on Geekbench this week, sporting some big performance gains. Apple announced the switch to Apple silicon at WWDC 2020 but isn't done with Intel just yet.

Unannounced iMac with Intel Core i9 and Radeon Pro 5300 leaks

Cook testifies

Tim Cook

Tim Cook (Image credit: Apple)

Tim Cook has agreed to testify before a house antitrust committee, alongside the CEOs of Facebook, Amazon, and Google. The hearing will take place in late July.

Tim Cook agrees to testify before House antitrust committee

Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9