iPhone 12 reaches 100 million, a camera for Apple employees to prevent leakage, a database for Apple in Ireland, Telegram supports group video calls, and Apple is nominated for 25 Emmy awards, and other exciting news in On the Margin…

News on the margin the week June 24 - July 1

iPhone 12 exceeds 100 million phones sold

Research Center Counterpoint Research said that the iPhone 12 exceeded last April the number of 100 million phone sales and thus become the second most successful and fastest phone in the history of Apple up to 100 million since the iPhone 6; The report said that the iPhone 12 managed to reach the 100 million in 7 months, while the iPhone 11 needed 9 months to reach it. The report explained that the iPhone 12 achieved a new record, which is the revenue, as it is more expensive than the iPhone 11, reaching the number of 100 million, almost at the same speed as the 11, which means that it is superior in revenue.

Apple is rebuilding a database project in Ireland

Reports revealed that Apple re-established a data center project in Ireland, after it had stopped since 2018, and at that time, Apple offered the land for sale, but it seems that the company decided to return to the previous project. It is reported that Apple relies on Google and Amazon to compensate for the lack of sufficient servers for its data, as we explained in a previous article, which you find in this link. This project is expected to be completed by 2026.

Factory employees will wear cameras to prevent leaks

It seems that Apple decided to take violent steps to prevent leaks, as it was reported that Apple decided that factory employees who deal with future devices wear cameras fixed on clothes, similar to the cameras worn by police officers in several Western countries. The camera, as it appears at the top, can shoot audio and video videos so that Apple monitors every step and ensures that no leaks occur, or at least no images are transferred to the devices as happened several times before.

A report reveals the advantages of the seventh generation of the Apple Watch

A report by UDN newspaper revealed that the company will introduce a new processor S7 in the next hour, and the most important feature of this processor is that it is smaller in size, which hints that Apple will use a higher architecture to manufacture it. The edges of the watch will move to the flat edges to resemble the edges of the iPhone 12. These adjustments with the narrowing of the frame will allow Apple an internal space that the company will use to provide a larger battery for the watch.

Apple releases public betas for its upcoming systems

As promised by Apple at a conference WWDC 21 that a public beta version of its upcoming systems will be available at a later date in early July; Yesterday, Apple revealed the public version of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15 and watchOS 8. This coincided with the launch of Apple's second beta version for developers; Strangely enough, a few days ago, Apple had already launched the second iOS/iPadOS 15 beta, but everyone was surprised yesterday that it launched a new update with the same beta number “Beta 2”.

iOS 15 update will enable apps to access more memory

Apple mentioned on its official developer website that the second beta version of iOS 15 that was released has added codes and the option to request access to additional memory. Apple currently sets a limit for applications, which is 5 GB, and no developer can try to access its application for more than this memory; But with the launch of the iPad Pro 2021, which provides 16 GB memory, it seems that Apple will give the developer the ability to request access to additional memory.

It is worth noting that accessing more memory means providing more services by the application.

Telegram update to support video calls

After successive updates to the famous Telegram chat application, it added voice call rooms such as Club House; Telegram revealed last week that it has entered the world of group video calls. The application explained that you can now share your screen in group calls of up to 30 people and explained that these limits will be increased soon. The update also comes with the addition of animated wallpapers, graphics improvements to the dispatch, the reminders feature, and other improvements.

Telegram Messenger

Expectations: iPhone 13 Pro will get a new wide camera

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the iPhone 13 Pro and the Pro Max version will get an all-new ultra-wide camera that supports auto focus; The analyst said that this camera will provide clear and sharp images regardless of the distance of the person being taken from the lens. For the iPhone 13, the traditional will not get this camera, but it will focus on shooting in low light. The analyst added that from next year 2022, this wide camera will move to be added to all versions of the iPhone and will not remain exclusively on the higher versions.

Apple reaches 25 Emmy nominations

Apple has received 19 new nominations for its Emmy Award-winning work in the areas of children, animation and lifestyle, bringing the total of Apple nominations to 25 nominations. Emmys are the equivalent of an Oscar, but Oscars are reserved for films, while Emmys are nominated for all of their work and programs as well. Apple currently produces a large number of its TV+ shows, movies, and series, which earned it nominations for these awards. In the past 18 months, Apple has won 117 awards and 408 nominations in various technical events.

AirPods Pro 2 will be launched in 2022

The famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple will not introduce the new version of the AirPods Pro this year and that it will be released next year. The analyst explained that he expects the demand for the Apple headset until the end of the year, so that the total sales will be 70-75 million headphones, compared to the expected 75-85 million previously for the current year; But he explained that the launch of this second generation in 2022 will lead to improved sales next year to reach 100 million speakers.

It is worth noting that reports spoke that Apple is developing some motion sensors to add to the second generation of the Pro headset, which aims to make it offer jobs in the field of fitness that Apple is interested in at the moment.

Apple prepares to launch MacBook Pro with Mini-LED screens

DigiTimes revealed that Apple has asked its suppliers to prepare to launch a MacBook Pro computer with a Mini-LED screen to take advantage of this technology after achieving success on the iPad Pro screen. The computer will be revealed here during this quarter. It is worth noting that previous reports said that Apple invested $200 million to develop Mini-LED technology. The leak indicated that Apple intends to launch the MacBook Pro in two versions, 14 and 16 inches, and it is likely that it will come with the same M1 processor, although previous rumors spoke of the imminent launch of the M2.

OLED screens coming to iPad in 2022 and 2023

Leaks to TheElec said that Apple will start relying on OLED screens in the iPad starting next year. The report said that the iPad Air will be the first to get these screens in its family at the beginning of 2022, and Apple will offer a 10.86-inch version of it. Moving to 2023, Apple will begin to provide flexible OLED screens in the iPad and will begin to use LTPO technology instead of the LTPS currently used in iPhone screens. It is worth noting that Apple so far uses traditional LCD screens in the iPad Pro, but with a Mini-LED backlight.

Miscellaneous news

◉ Apple said that it will announce the results of the third fiscal quarter “April, May, June” on July 27.

◉ In conjunction with global sporting events such as the Olympic Games next month, the Euro 2020 football tournament and the 2021 Copa America, Apple has launched tires with the flags of some countries.

◉ Google has provided 4K+ service within YouTube TV services, in addition to the ability to use on 3 devices “streaming on 3 devices at the same time” and the ability to download YouTube TV content. The price of the new 4K service is $20 per month, but Google offers it at a 50% discount for the first year now.

◉ The CEO of Microsoft said that if Apple decided to add iMessage to Windows, he would welcome it.

◉ Google announced the provision of its VPN service within the Google Fi system, in the American store only (the application includes Fi services and the VPN was added to it in an update last week).

Google Fi Wireless

◉ The CEO of Instagram announced that his application is no longer only a photo application, after a new update to support playing videos in full screen. This update is intended to compete with Tik Tok and YouTube.

◉ Apple announced the extension of the RED initiative until the end of the year. The initiative aims to donate to fight AIDS, and Apple Corona added to it in the continent of Africa.

◉ 13D models of the upcoming iPhone 12 depict a modified camera design with two lenses in a diagonal arrangement instead of the vertical arrangement on the iPhone XNUMX, according to leaker Sonny Dickson.

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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