The launch of Apple Pay in Qatar and the iPhone 13 coming in the third week of September, a leak of the Apple Watch 7, a secret informant revealing the leakers of Apple announces himself, and LG launches a 32-inch OLED screen for Mac devices, and Apple has to pay $ 300 million for patent infringement, And other exciting news on the sidelines...

News on the sidelines week 13-19 August

Google announces low-cost 5G Pixel 5a phone

Google announced last Tuesday the launch of a low-cost 5G Pixel phone, which is the successor to last year's Pixel 5a phone, with a starting price of $ 4, and the Pixel 449a phone competes with the iPhone SE of $ 5, which is $ 399 cheaper, although It has a similar feature to the iPhone 50 mini at $12 thanks to the inclusion of 699G.

In addition to 5G connectivity, the Pixel 5a comes with a 6.3-inch perforated screen, a wide and wide-angle dual-lens camera, 6GB RAM, a Snapdragon 765G processor, a 4620mAh battery, IP67 water and dust resistance, and an 18W charger built into the phone case. fast shipping.

And like Apple, the Pixel 5a will be the last Pixel phone to include a charger in the box, according to The Verge. Google says that since most people already have a charger, chargers won't be included in the future, including the upcoming Pixel 6.

Apple develops a sensor to measure the percentage of water in the human body for the Apple Watch

Apple revealed in a new patent filing that it has developed the first hydration sensor, or what is scientifically known as hydration, to measure the percentage of water in the human body, and it is the first of its kind designed specifically for the Apple Watch. According to Apple, “traditional hydration tracking techniques are invasive, expensive, or unreliable,” and this refers to current methods of hydration determination such as single-use fluid sampling tests.

Apple's hydration sensor takes the form of non-surgical electrodes placed on the skin, which it describes as a "reliable, elegant, and comfortable" solution, and works by measuring the electrical properties of the Apple Watch's wearer's sweat.

Apple says that the level of water in the user's body has significant effects on his health, as dehydration can impair performance and is linked to many harmful health consequences, including sunstroke, and excessive drinking can lead to hyponatremia, fatigue, exhaustion, coma and even death.

Apple Watch 7 will come with a new design with flat edges and a larger screen

In a new rumor that says that the upcoming Apple Watch 7 will feature flat edges, a larger screen thanks to the smaller edges, and a more prominent speaker, the source claimed to obtain this information from industrial sources, and accordingly they simulated the new design by computer showing what the shape of this watch will be Which shows that the designs are inspired by the design of the iPhone 12, iPad Pro, iPad Air and MacBook Pro 14 and 16 inches. Looking at those designs, we can see that the back of the watch will be like the current Apple Watch 6 especially the design and configuration of the health sensors.

iPhone 13 will be launched in the third week of September

Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 13 in the third week of September, and an internal storage option of 1 TB will be available for Pro models according to the developments that will affect cameras and photography in these copies. Last week, the Taiwanese research firm TrendForce said that it believes Apple will launch the iPhone 13 as normal in September and is expected to be in the third week... According to previous conferences, the phone is supposed to be revealed on Tuesday 7, 14 or 21, but the center expects that The September 21st is chosen, and the launch usually takes place on the Friday the week after the announcement week. Do you think that this rumor is believed, or that the news reached them inaccurately and that it is expected to be issued in the third week, that is, it will be revealed in the second week.

Apple Pay launched in Qatar

The electronic payment service by Apple, known as Apple Pay, was officially launched in Qatar last Tuesday, making it the third Arab country to support this system after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The service is now limited to Qatar National Bank (QNB), which announced the availability of the service in a press release, and that this is part of the secure digital payment solutions to conduct contactless transactions in light of the global health situation that the planet is experiencing. And that the service will be supported by other banks, respectively.

Apple must pay $300 million for patent infringement

Apple has to pay $300 million in damages to Optis Wireless Technology for infringing their patents related to its 4G LTE technology, a Texas jury has ruled.

In August 2020, a jury found that Apple infringed five patents for Wireless Optis and awarded $506 million in damages, but a Texas judge overruled that order in April and ordered a new trial to focus only on damages.

Optis is among the companies that don't make products but own patents and then sue anyone who infringes on them or sells permissions to use them.

Apple is planning multiple events in the fall

According to leaks, Apple is planning to hold several events this fall, which will collectively include the launch of new iPhones, Apple Watches, updated AirPods, a refurbished iPad mini, and a redesigned MacBook Pro, according to the popular store Gorman. Apple is back to its old days by offering more than one conference at the end of the year to reveal products, not just one conference in which it reveals everything.

LG launches new 32-inch 4K OLED monitor for Mac

LG's first OLED screen has been officially released for Mac devices, and it's available in the market at a price of four thousand US dollars in the United States. LG says the monitor's 4K OLED panel provides exceptional color accuracy. However, this technology comes at a steep price compared to LG's standard UltraFine 4K LCD monitor, which is available for $700 through the online Apple Store in the US.

Apple had a secret informant who revealed the leakers

Andrei Shumeiko has worked for more than a year with Apple as an informant and detective providing Apple with information about the leakers, thus cracking down on the leaks and the individuals responsible for them. It was he who told who leaked the iPhone 11 with iOS 14 with an early development build of iOS 14 intended for internal use by Apple employees, before it was announced at the WWDC Developer Conference in June 2020.

In the summer of 2020, he told Apple that he had been in contact with an employee from them in Germany who worked on Apple Maps. The employee was allegedly offering to sell access to an internal Apple account used to access company emails and other internal materials. Shomiko said he kept in touch with the employee and later learned that Apple fired him.

Shumiko said that by working as an informant for Apple, he hoped he could have a financial incentive for his cooperation, but it appears that Apple has not cooperated with him, so he announced inside Apple information and stolen devices for sale on platforms such as Twitter and Discord. In order for his voice to be heard and for Apple to notice him, he claimed.

Miscellaneous news

◉ LG plans to double its production capacity for OLED screens specifically for Apple, as the company is expected to ensure OLED technology for more devices in the future.

◉ Apple has released the sixth beta versions of iOS and iPadOS 15, the sixth beta of the watchOS 8 update, and the sixth version of tvOS 15, to developers one week after the release of the fifth beta.

◉ Apple has released a new firmware update for the Siri Remote designed for new Apple TV 4K Apple TV‌ HD models. There's no word on what's new in the update, but it likely addresses minor bugs and performance issues. Apple didn't detail how to install the update, but it's likely similar to an update for AirPods, that automatically updates silently while the TV is asleep.

◉ Apple has announced that a new version of Temple Run is coming to Apple Arcade in the near future.

◉ Apple has released a new version of the iCloud app for Windows, with update 12.5 adding a new iCloud ‌ Keychain password manager app for Windows users.

◉ Apple intends to introduce new forms of Time to Walk for Apple Fitness+ subscribers, with the launch of Time to Run and Audio Meditation alongside the launch of the Apple Watch 7, according to Mark Gorman.

◉ Nintendo announced that Pokémon Unite, which is currently only available on the Nintendo Switch, will be available on iOS, iPadOS and Android on September 22nd.

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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