5G coverage reaches 27.7 billion people, new fine for Apple and Galaxy Tags is coming, Slack sells for XNUMX billion, Apple puts the charger in Brazil and other news on the sidelines.
Brazil will force Apple to put a charger with the iPhone 12
Brazil has opened an investigation with Apple into why it violated the country's laws that stipulate that new phones and devices sold must have a charger. Apple responded that its goal with this measure is to preserve the environment, but the Consumer Protection Authority said that Apple did not provide evidence to prove these allegations, and also Apple did not provide them with evidence that continuing to use old chargers will not harm phones. The authority also said that Apple refuses to repair phones that are damaged by chargers. Third parties, so the only solution is to buy a charger from Apple itself, that is, Apple forces every user who suffers a damaged charger to buy a charger from them only instead of putting it for free. Reports said that, in order to avoid imposing penalties on Apple, it may have to put the charger with the phone, just as it did in France and put the handset there.
Once again: a report indicating that the iPad Mini LED will start 2021
Once again, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has published a report indicating the proximity of Apple's Mini LED release; The analyst indicated that Apple's suppliers have already begun preparing their factories for the mass production of this type of screen; Q said that he expects Apple to launch in the first quarter of 2021 (usually March) a new version of the iPad Pro that will have a Mini LED screen and support for 5G; A few months later, in the second quarter (April-June), a new version of the MacBook Pro will be presented with a Mini LED screen as well. The analyst said that Apple has contracted with TSMC, as usual, to manufacture processors for the iPad and MacBook, and the company has already received manufacturing orders from Apple.
In another context, the analyst said that Apple will present two versions of a new design of the MacBook Pro in 2021, and this new design will arrive on Air in 2022.
Italy fines Apple $ 12 million for fooling customers into water resistance
The Italian Antitrust Authority announced that Apple has fined 10 million euros (12 million dollars) after the company was found guilty of deceiving users; Where the authority said that Apple is promoting the iPhone as being water-resistant, but when a customer complains that his phone is damaged by water, it does not include this damage in the warranty and Apple said that the water depth shown is in the laboratory tests and not the actual, but the Italian authority said that it did not explain this to customers adequately And I let them think that it is actually resistant to water.
Salesforce buys Slack for $ 27.7 billion
The company, Salesforce, specializing in the field of cloud services, announced the acquisition of the popular Slack program, which thousands of companies around the world rely on to manage internal conversations between their employees. The deal comes in a value of $ 27.7 billion, with $ 26.79 billion being paid in cash and the rest is a share in Salesforce. SalesForce announced that it will integrate Slack services with its services to provide industry and businesses with the best CRM software experience.
Watch the Windows operating on the M1 Mac
A few days ago, we talked about a developer being able to run Windows 10 ARM version on the Mac M1 -this link-. And the day before yesterday, a video of the system operation was published. Watch the video
35.1% growth in the wearables market last quarter
IDC published its analysis of the wearable devices market (headphones, watches, etc.) and the center said that the previous quarter achieved a growth of 35.1% compared to the same quarter last year; As usual, Apple dominated the first place with a share of 33.1%, followed by Xiaomi with a share of 13.6%, Huawei, 11.0%, and Samsung, 9.0%).
Looking at the wearable devices on the arm, "watches and sport band band", the lead for Xiaomi is 24.5%, then Apple comes in second place 21.6%, and Apple narrowed the difference between it and Xiaomi, where the same quarter last year was 23.8% Xiaomi and 15.3% Apple. The report indicates that Apple sold 11.8 million watches, a record never achieved before for Apple, and therefore for any company (Apple sells watches only and does not compete in the tire market).
Apple updates its experimental systems
Apple has updated its experimental systems and the update is as follows:
◉ iOS / iPadOS 14.3, the third beta, to improve stability; IOS 14.3 will come to support a number of features, such as ProRaw for iPhone 12 Pro, support for PS5 gamepads, Amazon Luna, and a number of other improvements.
WatchOS 7.2, the third beta version, and Apple did not show details of the update.
TvOS 14.3, the third trial version, did not show the details of the update, although it includes general improvements.
Apple announces the best apps of 2020
Apple announced a list of its selection of the best general apps 2020 in various fields, and the Wakeout app came first for the iPhone, the Zoom app came first for the iPad, while the Disney + app was the best app for Apple TV, the Endel app, the best Apple Watch app, and the Fantastical app, the best Mac program.
Without advertisement; Apple supports 1080p FaceTime for old devices
Mac Magazine discovered that Apple silently updated the iPhone devices iPhone 8 and later, even the iPhone 11 family, to support FHD quality, i.e. 1080p, in FaceTime video connections. The update came via iOS 14.2, but it is strange that Apple did not mention this matter in the advantages of the update, perhaps because this support was exclusive to the Apple application. It is worth noting that the iPhone 12 supports 1080p when connected to Wi-Fi or 5G, while the rest of the phones support 1080p connection via Wi-Fi only.
IPhone 12 defeat in the first round in a test photography
Every year, influencer Marques Brownlee runs a secret silent vote in which he shows his users photos and chooses which of these devices is the best; This year he defeated the iPhone 12 Pro Max in the first round. Watch the test
A developer requests funding to move Linux to Mac M1
The developer, Hector Martin, famous for marcan, asked technology lovers to support him financially through the Patron platform in order to work full-time and work continuously to provide a copy of Linux on the new Apple M1 devices. The developer previously provided Linux for PS4 devices and previously worked on transferring and supporting a number of open applications to work on the system. The developer hopes to obtain a fixed monthly income "as if he is working in a job" in order to devote himself to the task of supporting Linux for the Mac.
Mac mini M1 jumps Apple's share in Japan
A recent report revealed that Apple's launch of the Mac mini M1 version caused a big jump in Apple's market share in the Japanese market. Before the device was launched, Apple was in third place during the period from August 1 to November 3, with an average of 15% of the Japanese market. But after the launch of the new computer, Apple’s share jumped to 27.1% of the Japanese market, outperforming the old traditional Japanese companies, Fujitsu and NEC, as well as Lenovo (Apple in the following picture is gray).
5G coverage reaches XNUMX billion people
A report by Ericsson said that 5G networks will cover one billion people by the end of this month and 2020, which means 15% of the world's population. The report predicts that by 2026, the service will be available in 60% of the planet, or 3.5 billion people. It is reported that the current billion figure does not mean that there are one billion users, because most phones do not support 5G; But what is meant is that there are a billion people in their regions, whether they subscribe to it or not.
◉ The popular Unc0ver jailbreak tool has been updated to version 2.0; The update did not come to support new devices, but rather to modify the jailbreak tools itself to become more stable.
◉ Apple announced the expansion of RED devices to also include the Corona epidemic. The RED project donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of devices to fight AIDS; And now it includes efforts to combat Corona.
◉ Amazon announced the provision of an EC2 Mac based on Mac mini to developers; The service enables the developer to simulate and develop on a Mac system over the Internet, and it supports so far 10.14 and 10.15 systems, and Amazon said it will support Big Sur 11.0 soon.
◉ Apple started selling the $ 129 dual wireless charger. It is worth noting that to benefit from the full power of dual charging, you must purchase an additional charger at $ 49.
◉ A number of iPhone 12 users have complained of problems connecting to the 5G network as well as LTE. Others complained about a quick breakdown in the battery.
◉ Watch a video of a comparison between Apple, Google and Amazon headphones with a price of $ 99
◉ Apple has resumed the iPhone update program in England after it was suspended for nearly a month due to the closure there.
◉ Groups of consumer protection in Belgium and Spain have begun to sue Apple because of the old battery problem with the 10.2.1 system and that it was reducing performance for those who have a battery problem.
◉ Many of us are waiting for the upcoming Apple AirTags, but here are the reports indicating that Samsung is currently developing the Galaxy Tags product to compete with Apple's AirTags.
◉ The US judiciary has rejected the BlueMail lawsuit against Apple, which it accuses of monopolizing it.
◉ Lawmakers in the European Union voted for a law supporting the user's right to repair his device where he sees fit. The law requires companies to provide explicit information about the repair and lifetime details of products.
◉ Reports revealed that Apple may add the Force Touch in the MacBook Pro "in the touch bar."
◉ A report indicated that Apple has stopped contracting with the supplier O-Film, an Apple supplier in the field of cameras, due to violations of labor rights.