Apple sued at home, 11-minute rehearsal for veterans for Apple award, Amazon launches Omni TVs and AirPlay 2 support, Microsoft nearly beats Apple in market value, Chinese students sue Apple, sugar monitors in Apple Watch 8, news Other sexy in the sidelines…

News on the sidelines week 22 - 28 October

Easy to change the battery of the new MacBook Pro

Repair site iFixit shared a 14-inch MacBook Pro disassembly video. One noteworthy detail is that there are rubber strips under the batteries to hold them in place, and they can be pulled out and the battery replaced easily, just like the rubber bands under the iPhone battery. These rubber bands are likely on the new 16-inch MacBook Pro since it has a similar internal layout to the 14-inch model.

In the past, the battery was installed in the top case that includes the battery, keyboard and trackpad, and when the user needs to change the battery, he has to replace the entire top case.

Apple announces 10 new projects to tackle climate change

Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021, also known as COP26, Apple announced that it is adding 10 new projects to its initiative called Power for Impact, looking to deliver clean energy solutions worldwide, and has more than twice as many Its suppliers have been committed to using 100% clean energy over the past year. Apple announced the Power for Impact initiative in 2019.

Apple added that 175 of its suppliers have now committed to using renewable energy. This includes 19 suppliers in the United States, 19 in Europe, 50 in China, 31 in India, Japan and South Korea, and their use of renewable energy is being scaled up avoiding more than 18 million metric tons of COXNUMX emissions annually, which is equivalent to More than four million cars are taken off the road each year.

DJI launches its new Action 2 camera

DJI has announced its latest compact camera, DJI Action 2. Built with a magnetic interchangeable design, the Action 2 is smaller and more powerful, weighing just 56 grams. It can be used in cycling, surfing and video industry. Among its specifications, according to DJI:

◉ Water, dust and fall resistance.

◉ It has a 1 / 1.7 inch sensor that can record 4K video at up to 120 frames per second, it has an ultra-wide 155-degree field of view to capture more of the scene, and there is a color temperature sensor designed to preserve color tones in complex lighting conditions and record under In addition, the camera includes image stabilization technology.

◉ Slow Motion, Hyperlapse, Timelapse, QuickClip to capture short videos, and support for live streaming.

◉ Action 2 can also be used as a USB video device for a PC for broadcasting live games and conference calls.

◉ DJI Action 2 has a 1.76-inch OLED touch screen, an additional OLED screen can be added with a front touch screen module attached to the bottom of the camera module.

◉ DJI Action 2 works alone for up to 70 minutes, but there are also several additional options to increase battery life, the front touch screen module increases battery life to 160 minutes, and the power module allows 180 minutes of use before a recharge is needed.

◉ DJI designed a full set of accessories, there is a magnetic lanyard for wearing the camera, a holder, a magnetic adapter holder, a remote control, a floating handle for use in the water, a waterproof case, a magnetic head-mounted headband, a microphone with a recording range of up to 200 meters Macro lens for close-up shots.

The device will be available for purchase starting November 2 from the DJI website, and its price starts at $399.

MacBook Pro shipments delayed

Many customers waiting for delivery of their new redesigned MacBook Pros have been told that their shipments are being delayed due to mechanical issues affecting UPS Shipping, the shipping company Apple uses to ship its devices around the world. The company said a mechanical failure was causing the delay and several customers were notified when their new MacBook Pro shipment was being tracked. Customers have reported on social media that UPS has sent emails to customers informing them of unknown mechanical faults and that estimated delivery dates will vary according to conditions on the ground.

Russian investigations for alleged monopolistic app store behavior

Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Agency has launched a formal investigation with Apple over alleged violations of antitrust laws related to the App Store and Apple's restrictions that do not allow developers to link to third-party payment methods outside the platform.

Last August, FAS issued a warning to Apple to stop violating antitrust legislation by not preventing developers from instructing users to make in-app purchases from outside the App Store, such as the web, but Apple did not comply with the warning, according to a press release from the agency. A case was opened against Apple, alleging a violation of antitrust laws.

Child Communications Safety Feature in iOS 15.2

This summer, Apple announced new child safety features on the Internet, which are included in the iOS 15.2 beta codes. Receiving or sending sexually explicit images from a child’s device, with Apple using machine learning on the device to analyze image attachments, and if a sexually explicit image is reported, it will automatically be blurred and warn the child not to view it, for children under 13, if the child clicks and displays the image In any case, the parents of the child will be alerted.

Zuckerberg: Apple's privacy rules are responsible for Facebook's lower-than-expected quarterly growth

Mark Zuckerberg has claimed that Apple's privacy rules negatively affect Facebook and its business. In the weeks leading up to the launch of Apple's new privacy rules, Facebook was outspoken about its displeasure with them and that they were unfavorable to small businesses using its platform to target customers. And when users opt out of tracking, Facebook has less data for targeted advertising, which makes it more difficult for companies to target ads to customers.

Apple was blamed for lower-than-expected earnings growth in the third quarter of this year, and Zuckerberg stated that the company will be able to weather the challenges Apple faces thanks to its long-term investments.

The development of sensors in the Apple Watch 8 to monitor the level of glucose in the blood


Apple suppliers are currently developing components for the next-generation sensors in the Apple Watch 8 that will allow users to measure their blood glucose level, and are working on shortwave infrared sensors, a commonly used type of sensor for health devices. The new sensors, which are likely to be installed on the back of the watch, will enable the device to measure the amount of sugar in the wearer's blood.

Chinese students sue Apple for not including chargers with iPhone 12

A group of students in China sued Apple for not including chargers with the iPhone 12 As the kit notes, the cable included with the iPhone 12 is a USB-C to Lightning cable and is not compatible with the wall chargers that came with earlier iPhone models, forcing consumers to purchase a new USC-C wall charger. Students are now asking Apple to provide a wall charger in addition to a fee of about $16 in compensation for breach of contract.

Microsoft almost surpassed Apple in market value

A surge in Microsoft shares nearly ousted Apple as the world's most valuable company on Wednesday, a day before Apple reported its quarterly results. Buoyed by strong quarterly growth in the Azure cloud computing business, Microsoft shares jumped 4.2% to close at a record $323.17, taking its market value to $2.426 trillion, just below Apple's $2.461 trillion. Apple shares fell 0.3% before its report today, as investors focused on how the global supply chain crisis is challenging the company's ability to meet demand for its iPhone devices.

Microsoft's stock is up 45% this year, as pandemic-driven demand for its cloud-based services drive sales. Apple shares have risen 12% this year as well for the same reason.

Miscellaneous news

◉ Apple released the first developer beta version of the iOS 15.2 update and the iPadOS 15.2 update, as well as the first beta version of the watchOS 8.3 and tvOS 15.2 update for developers.

◉ Amazon has launched Omni TVs and 4-series Omni, featuring 4K HDR, voice integration with Amazon Alexa, and Fire TV integration. Upon launching the new TVs, Amazon announced that it plans to add support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit soon.

◉ Apple released iOS 14.8.1 update, which is a security update for devices running this system.

◉ Starting in late September, Apple will allow users to rate pre-installed first-party apps, putting them on par with third-party apps.

◉ Apple has been hosting a Veterans Day Activity Challenge for many years now, often with accompanying content on the App Store, Apple TV app, Books app, and more. Thursday, November 11th, is a holiday and a day to honor veterans. Apple says Apple Watch owners can win a veteran's award by doing any exercise of 11 minutes or more.

◉ The US Department of Justice is accelerating its antitrust investigation into Apple, and there is a growing possibility that Apple will face a new antitrust lawsuit at its home.

◉ An Apple official said during a recent media interview that the notch on the newly redesigned MacBook Pro provides a smart way to give users more room for their content and allows Apple to make the edges thinner.

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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