Microsoft launches Windows 365, Apple donates to fight floods in Europe and China, two Max phones in 2022, and Apple shares the US market with Android, an all-new iPad mini coming soon, MacBook Pro with a Mini-LED screen, other news on the sidelines, and other exciting news on the sidelines…

News on the sidelines week 15-22 July

FTC Votes Right to Reform

It seems that the right to reform is gaining legal momentum day by day. After the US President's decision a week ago -this link- strengthening the right to reform; Yesterday, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted to tighten the rules on enabling any user to have their device repaired anywhere they want. It is noteworthy that Apple leads the American companies that fight the right to repair and do not provide original spare parts except in their centers and do not provide them to any repair center that is not directly approved by them and does not also buy a license and equipment from them.

Foxconn: Floods will not affect iPhone production انتاج

Foxconn announced that the floods that hit Zhengzhou did not significantly affect iPhone production. The Chinese authorities had announced exceptional rainfall, as the rain fell in an hour more than it used to fall in a month. Foxconn added that its emergency plan was activated as soon as the rains fell, as the production lines were secured to ensure that no major damage occurred and production continued. It is reported that Apple had announced that it would donate to the victims of the flood.

Two versions of the iPhone Max in 2022


In a press report by the Japanese Nikkei Agency, rumors were confirmed that the iPhone Mini this year, which will be released after two months, is the last, and as of next year, Apple will cancel the small version of the iPhone and replace it with the Max version, meaning there will be the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max. As well as the regular and Max 14 Pro versions. This will become the iPhone only two sizes, 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches and ends the size of the iPhone 5.4 inches of the main version.

iPhone SE 3 coming in 2022

According to press reports, the iPhone SE 3 will appear in the first half of 2022. The next iPhone is expected to get an A14 processor, which is the same processor as the current iPhone 12 family, and is also expected to support fifth generation networks and comes with a small screen and is expected to continue with the screen 4.7 inches, although some believe that the screen size will be increased to be an alternative to the iPhone Mini, which will stop issuing new versions next year as well

iPhone and Android share new devices in the US market

The CIRP Statistics Center has revealed that new devices are being activated and turned on for the first time. In the 2017 report, the share of Android was approximately 70% and decreased to 65% in 2018 and 2019 and then since 2020, the new devices that are operated in America are numerically divided between the iPhone and Android

Basic Chrome update with privacy features

Google has updated the famous Google Chrome browser application on iPhone and iPad devices to support several features such as the ability to take a screenshot of the entire page, improvements in the design of the new tab, a confirmation message when requesting to close all tabs, and the ability to share any tab or favorite with others. One of the most important features is to activate the ability to protect Incognito tabs using the fingerprint, whether finger, hand, or password, so no one can access this tab, which protects your privacy.

MacBook Pro with Mini-LED Display Coming at the End of the Year

Bloomberg newspaper revealed that Apple is currently working on manufacturing a new version of the MacBook Pro that comes with a Mini-LED screen, the same screen technology that Apple used in the current iPad Pro, and it showed great efficiency in energy saving and impressive performance. The report said that Apple will announce the new Mac and its availability in the market from September to November, which makes us expect to reveal it at the iPhone conference in September and be launched at a later date in the market.

The new Mac will come with two 14-inch and 16-inch screens, come with slim bezels, a 1080p front camera, Thunderbolt USB C ports, and a MagSafe charger, and it may be the first device with an upgraded processor expected to be called the M1x, which is the same processor as the M1 with improvements in graphics.

Apple asks its employees to re-wear masks

Due to the global spread of the new mutated Corona, known as Delta, which caused an increase in cases. Bloomberg revealed that Apple began requiring store employees to wear masks again and return the restrictions that had been relaxed. In other areas, employees were asked “without obligation” to return the masks. It is noteworthy that many countries are now witnessing a rise in cases of the delta mutant, which is now the most prevalent.

Microsoft unveils Windows 365 cloud

Microsoft has unveiled a new version of Windows called 365 and it works completely in the cloud, meaning that the servers are with Microsoft and you can open Windows and applications and deal with them directly from any web browser you have. That is, the Chrome, Safari, and Firefox tabs become full Windows.

The service will be launched effectively as of Monday, August 2, at a starting price of $31 per month, for which you will get a cloud computer with 2 processors, 4 GB of memory and 128 GB of storage capacity.

Facebook reveals voice emoji

In conjunction with World Emoji Day, which was on July 17, Facebook revealed an upcoming update to its emoji on Messenger and called it Soundmojis, or audio emoji, where you can send a traditional emoji to friends, but there will be an accompanying sound as a way to make the emoji more clear. You will find the sound of laughter, the sound of the drum, the cockroach, satanic laughter, applause, and others.

Facebook said there are currently 23 available Soundmojis, with a promise to add more on a regular basis.

The all-new iPad mini is coming at the end of this year

9to5Mac stated in a leak link from several sources that Apple is currently working on a completely new version of the iPad mini, and the device will have an Apple A15 processor that will be revealed at the iPhone 13 conference; The iPad will come with a USB C port, like the rest of its siblings, and it will be the same design as the Air and supports the magnetic Smart Connector. It is reported that the A15 processor will be the same 5nm technology that came with the A14 processor, and it is expected that Apple will provide a modified version of the A15x processor for use in the iPad Air at the beginning of 2022.

Apple donates to flood relief efforts in Europe

Tim Cook announced that Apple will participate and donate to European relief efforts from the floods that inundated parts of Europe such as Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and France and caused the deaths of more than 150 people and the loss of hundreds of homes. Heavy rains fell on large areas of western Europe on July 12, causing this flood.

It is reported that Apple is also participating in the donation to the victims of the Chinese flood that occurred a few days ago.

Miscellaneous news

◉ Amazon announced the release of a male voice for its personal assistant Alexa for the first time. Amazon has named the male voice New or New versus the female voice which has been called Original.

◉ Apple launched the first beta version of the AirPods Pro headset, which came to support the upcoming features of the headset, such as surround sound in FaceTime and the Ambient Noise Reduction feature. To try the trial version, you must have an iPhone on iOS 15 trial.

◉ Apple has released the third developer beta for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS, watchOS 8 and tvOS 15 updates.

◉ The popular Unc0ver jailbreak tool has been updated to version 6.2 to provide a significant improvement in device stability after jailbreaking. The tool supports up to iOS 14.3 only.

◉ Reports said that the upcoming iPhone 13 will support Wi-Fi 6E technology, allowing it to provide larger communication channels and higher efficiency in connecting to various devices.

◉ Adobe has updated Premiere Pro to support the new Apple M1 processor.

◉ Apple confirmed that iOS 14.7 solves the problem of the Wi-Fi vulnerability –this linkIn addition to many other loopholes.

◉ After Apple released iOS 14.7 update two days ago –this linkMajor updates for other systems have been released: macOS Big Sur 11.5, iPadOS 14.7, watchOS 7.6 and tvOS 14.7.

◉ Apple has dedicated a page on its official website in Singapore to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the company's presence in the Singapore market.

◉ A 22-year-old man from Britain was arrested for hacking an Apple account last year on Twitter.

◉ A federal judge has canceled the case against Apple accusing some users of deliberately placing problems on the screen, known as Flexgate, and that Apple was aware of this defect, but ignored it and released the device with it. The judge considered that these accusations were filed without evidence and decided to dismiss the case.

This is not all the news on the sidelines, but we came to you with the most important of them, and it is not necessary for a non-specialist to occupy himself with all the wandering and incoming, there are more important things that you do in your life, so do not make devices distract you or distract you from your life and your duties, and know that technology is there to make life easier for you And help you, and if I robbed you of your life and preoccupied you with it, then there is no need for it.


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