Apple employees are calling for the company to support the Palestinians, Samsung mocks the iPhone 12 Pro Max, iFixit disassembles the 1-inch iMac M24, and iOS 15 may include a much-needed new feature, the start of production of the A15 Bionic chip for the iPhone 13, and other exciting news in on Margin ...

News on the sidelines Week Mar 5 - Mar 11

Apple employees are calling for the company to support the Palestinians

Almost a thousand Apple employees signed a letter demanding Tim Cook to issue a statement in support of the Palestinian people who are suffering from an illegal occupation, and this step comes in the wake of the bloody Israeli bombing campaign on Gaza, which killed nearly 227 people, including 63 children. At least, last Thursday, the occupying power complied with an unconditional ceasefire after the resistance's missiles had tainted it both.

These employees are called members of the Apple Islamic Society, an official employee group, and write, "We are frustrated and disappointed that many of those in positions of power and influence choose to remain silent or make statements of condemnation." Historically, Apple is clearly heavy in expressing solidarity with Muslim employees or supporting Islamic causes, although Tim Cook has criticized Donald Trump's ban on Muslim countries from entering the United States. However, it seems that the voices of other employees in favor of Zionism have led to an intensification of the violent debate within the company and prevented the attention of those in charge of the company from directing the attention of the company to the Palestinian cause and the extreme injustice and persecution suffered by the people.

Samsung makes fun of the iPhone 12 Pro Max

In a new advertisement published late last week entitled "Space Zoom", Samsung mocks the iPhone 12 Pro Max's lack of 100x zoom compared to its flagship S21 Ultra phone. Where a picture of the moon was captured in complete darkness and 12x max zoom was taken on iPhone 12 Pro Max, while the S21 Ultra gets a closer shot thanks to the 100x digital zoom feature.

In a second advertisement titled “108 megapixels,” Samsung is targeting the wide-angle camera of iPhone with a resolution of 12 megapixels, compared to the main camera of S21 Ultra with a resolution of 108 megapixels. The video features both major devices that enlarge a burger, and concluded that the image captured by the Ultra 21 phone allows users to see "ultra-high-resolution details", unlike the image captured by the iPhone.

Apple: iPad Pro's XDR display is designed to reduce excessive brightness

Some users notice a brighter 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED display than expected, despite Apple's claims that the impact has been reduced. Users highlighted their experience on social media, and said they did not notice any change.

iFixit dismantles the 1-inch iMac M24

The iFixit team has broken down a mid-range purple ‌iMac‌ model with an octa-core CPU, octa-core GPU, and 8GB RAM. It is worth noting that the interior of this model will look different from the interior of the base model with a 7-core graphics processing unit (GPU) as the two devices have different cooling systems.

The base ‌iMac‌ has a single cooling fan and heat sink, while the high-end octa-core GPU models have two fans and a heat pipe along with heat dissipators, so expect the interior to look different if you have a quad-core iMac‌ GPU. Dismantling first begins with making detailed x-rays that give a look at the internal components without opening the device.

New MacBook Pro models are coming at WWDC

In a new leak by John Prosser, the new MacBook Pro models will be announced at the upcoming WWDC Developers Conference. Prosser did not provide any additional information. The new MacBook Pro will come with a new design that differs from the MacBook Pro range since 2016. Apple is planning to return the MagSafe port, and 2021 MacBook Pro models will have an HDMI port and an SD card reader in addition to three Thunderbolt / USB-C ports, and multiple color options are possible. And the Touch Bar will not be included, as Apple returns to the traditional row of function keys, and there will be a redesigned thermal system to accommodate Apple's new silicone chips, and more.

The high-end Mac Mini is said to feature a thinner design with a magnetic power outlet

Last week, Bloomberg reported that Apple was working on an advanced version of the Mac mini with additional ports and featuring Apple's silicone chip. According to perceptions, the new Mac mini will retain a design very similar to the current Mac mini, but will be smaller in overall size. It will contain the same ports currently available on the Intel-based Mac mini, which includes four Thunderbolt, two USB-A ports, Ethernet and HDMI. Another change is said to be coming to the new Mac mini new is a plexiglass-like surface, which will be above the aluminum housing, dual-color options similar to the 24 inch iMac, and will feature the same magnetic power port that debuted in the 24 ‌ iMac.

IOS 15 could include a new food tracking feature

Only two weeks, and the iOS 15 system is revealed, and we hardly know anything about it in previous releases, as the leaks were filling the horizon, which did not happen this year. A source has revealed some potential new features we might expect from iOS 15. It is believed that Apple is planning to add a new food tracking feature to the Health app. It can allow users to record the food items they consume, provide nutritional details and track calories. It is not known if users will need to enter all the information manually or whether Apple is working on some kind of food database. There are some expected system changes that we will address in a detailed article before the conference, God willing.

Pictures of upcoming Beats Studio Buds leaked

With the launch of iOS 14.6 and tvOS 14.6, MacRumors has discovered images of new Beats-branded headphones called Beats Studio Buds. These headphones were later spotted in the FCC files, and now MySmartPrice has shared the leaked photos, providing a clearer look at the design.

Apple has released several Beats-branded headphone options, but the Beats Studio Buds are unique in that there is no ear-wrap like there is with the Powerbeats Pro. The Beats Studio Buds are relatively small, with a similar design to in-ear headphones from companies like Samsung and Google.

See the Mini-LED display and the dramatic improvement it brings to the M1 iPad Pro display

Aside from the M1 chip, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro models feature the new Mini-LED display. It is the best screen ever used on an iPad, and there is a stark difference between the mini-LED screen and the screen of the 2020 iPad Pro‌. The Mini-LED display, which Apple calls Liquid Retina XDR, features more than 10000 LEDs with 2500 local dimming zones, allowing for deeper blacks and higher contrast depending on the content you watch. As you can see in the video above, with a black background display, the 2020 ‌iPad Pro‌ offers a dark gray color with soft light from the LEDs, while the M1‌iPad Pro‌ has turned off the small LEDs mainly thanks to the local dimming technology, resulting in more display. Darker is true black.

Apple is heading to overtake Samsung as the biggest buyer of AMOLED displays in 2021

Apple is set to overtake Samsung as the largest buyer of AMOLED screens for smartphones later this year after the release of the iPhone 13 lineup, which will push the adoption of flexible AMOLED screens in iPhones to 80%. Apple has fully approved AMOLED screens for the iPhone 12 range, and is expected to continue to do so for 2021 iPhones. According to the report, which cites estimated figures from research firm Omdia, Apple is expected to purchase 169 million screens for this iPhone. Year, compared to last year's demand of 114.5 million.

TSMC announced the start of production of the A15 Bionic chip for iPhone 13

After the release of a report indicating that production will start ahead of schedule, TSMC, Apple's largest supplier for a long time, has officially started production of the next A15 chip for the iPhone 13 lineup. The A15 Bionic chip will continue to rely on 5 nm technology, but an improved version in terms of performance and improved efficiency. energy.

Miscellaneous news

Anker introduces a new line of USB-C chargers with a smaller design that provide charging speeds for mobile devices. Available in 30W, 45W and 65W versions, the new Nano II series, Anker says, has improved the chips and the internal layout of its chargers to provide greater efficiency while generating less heat.

◉ ElevationLab announced the upcoming launch of the TagVault, an AirTag mounts designed to be attached to pet belts and collars.

◉ Apple made improvements to shortcuts to boost performance in iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6, which was launched last Monday although this was not mentioned in the new update features.

◉ The iFixit team dismantled the second generation Apple 4K TV, revealing that it was easy to repair. However, the process of disassembling the redesigned Siri Remote was very laborious and this indicates that it is difficult to repair.

◉ Discover the developer Costa Eleftheriou The “UPNP Xtreme” app, which allows users to stream video to TV, provided the system's “App Store” rating box as soon as it was opened. It is not possible to escape from the rating box and disable clicking on a star or two star rating for most users, forcing users to rate higher than that to exit the window, which is contrary to Apple's rules, which led to its removal from the App Store.

This is not all the news that is on the sidelines, but we have brought you the most important of them, and it is not necessary for a non-specialist to occupy himself with every oddity and incidence,
There are more important things that you do in your life, do not let the devices distract you or distract you from your life and your duties, and know that technology is there to facilitate life and help you in it, and if it robs you of your life and preoccupies you, then there is no need for it.


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