The emergence of the term HomeOS, great losses for social media companies due to Apple, the possibility of accident detection through the iPhone and Apple Watch, the use of iPad components in the iPhone 13, Samsung walking in Apple’s footsteps again, and other exciting news in the sidelines…

News on the margin the week October 29 - November 4

The A16 Bionic chip in the iPhone 14 will be with 4nm technology

The chip that will work with the upcoming iPhone is said to be based on 4nm technology compared to the current 5nm in the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineup. This smaller technology reduces the physical size of the chip and provides improved performance and improved energy efficiency. A report issued by The Information stated that TSMC and Apple are facing technical challenges in producing a chip with a 3 nm manufacturing technology, and this may be the reason that the iPhone 14 will contain 4 nm instead of the 3 that will be in the iPhone 15 chip and Mac devices and will remain for several years.

6.5 million MacBook Air shipments shipped in Q2021 XNUMX

The reason for the high shipments is due to the high demand for the MacBook Air powered by the M1 chip, which brings Apple to a 10% global market share and a growth rate of 10%. In the top five, Lenovo shipped 15.3 million units, accounting for 23% of the market share, while HP shipped 14.3 million devices and Dell 12.2 million units, taking 21% and 18% of the market share, respectively. According to the report, those companies grew above record levels for 2020, while Dell topped the growth rates with a whopping 50% year-over-year increase.

Last week, Apple announced Mac revenue of $9.17 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. Tim Cook said there is strong demand for the ‌MacBook Air‌ with the M1 chip in particular.

Following in the footsteps of Apple, Samsung allows users to move the phone's browser address bar to the bottom of the screen

Apple received a lot of criticism from users when it moved the Safari address bar to the bottom of the screen in iOS 15, but Samsung seems to have liked the method so much that it has now added the same option to its web browser.

To be fair, Apple wasn't the first to move the address bar at the bottom of the browser window. Google tried something similar in 2016 for its own browser before scrapping it after negative user reviews. Microsoft had a similar browser interface design on Windows Phone, and even Firefox used it on Android.

Facebook removes facial recognition system for users

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, announced this morning that Facebook will shut down its facial recognition system and delete facial data of more than a billion users. them. According to Facebook VP of AI, Facebook is making this change because it needs to balance positive use cases for facial recognition against growing societal concerns since regulators have not yet introduced clear rules.

Apple announces that the iPad 2012th generation (released in XNUMX) is now outdated

Apple has classified the fourth-generation iPad as obsolete as of November 1, meaning the device is no longer eligible for worldwide servicing, according to an internal memo. List of old and antique Apple productsAnd that will be soon.

The fourth generation of the iPad was released in November 2012 with the first iPad mini, and it got rid of Apple's classic 30-pin connector and adopted the Lightning connector that first appeared in the iPhone 5. The iPad came with an A6X chip with twice the performance of the unit CPU and graphics performance poor for the A5X chip in the third generation launched in March 2012.

Use the components of the iPad in the iPhone 13 to make up for the shortage

Amid long waits for iPhone 13 models around the world, Apple is reported to have reallocated parts of the iPad to make up for the shortage, in another sign that a global chip scarcity is affecting Apple's supply chain.

The iPad and iPhone share some components, including the core and peripheral chips, which means that Apple is able to move supplies between devices to prioritize one or the other.

Sources familiar with the matter said that the iPad production was down 50% from Apple's original plans over the past two months, adding that some parts for old iPhones were also transferred to the iPhone 13.

And Apple expects to increase the demand for iPhone 13 models, especially in the months immediately following the launch when the holiday season. However, iPad demand remains strong, with total iPad shipments in the first nine months of this year reaching 40.3 million, up 17.83% over the same period last year.

Apple prioritized the iPhone over the iPad last year as well, when it allocated some parts of the iPad to the iPhone 12 due to supply chain restrictions during the height of the global health crisis due to Corona.

Presenting iPhone XR as a loan device during long repairs

Starting this week, Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Persons will be able to offer customers the iPhone XR as a loan device during extended repairs in the US and other regions. The iPhone XR will be available from November 4th and will be a replacement for the iPhone 8 currently offered by Apple. The iPhone XR has more modern features such as Face ID and dual SIM support, and also has the latest A12 Bionic chip with faster performance.

The iPhone and Apple Watch can detect a car accident and call XNUMX

Apple is planning a new feature on the iPhone and Apple Watch that will detect if you've been involved in a car accident and automatically call an emergency number, according to Rolf Winkler of the Wall Street Journal. Apple plans to launch the fault detection feature in 2022, the report claims, citing company documents and people familiar with the matter.

This feature will use iPhone and Apple Watch sensors such as the accelerometer to detect car accidents as they occur by measuring the sudden rise and fall of a collision.

The report claims that Apple was testing the feature last year by collecting data that was shared anonymously by users, and it appears that the devices have already detected more than 10 million suspected collisions on cars. As with any feature you may not release at all.

Apple's privacy features are causing huge losses to social media companies

As a result of its privacy features, Apple cost social media companies including Meta, the parent company of Facebook, as well as YouTube, nearly $10 billion in revenue in the second half of 2021.

As most users have opted out of tracking, data in the report indicates that Meta, YouTube, Twitter, and Snap lost $9.85 billion in revenue in the third and fourth quarters of 2021, with Snapchat and Facebook the most affected.

Miscellaneous news

◉ The term homeOS appears again, and it first appeared before the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2021, and it is believed that it is something that Apple has thought of but has not yet been announced. Or it could be a name that Apple uses internally, it may not be a software platform name or something and Apple may clarify its purpose in the next few days.

◉ After the launch of the Beats Fit Pro, Apple discontinued many older Beats headphones, including the $150 Powerbeats, the $250 Beats Solo Pro, and the $130 Beats EP on-ear headphones.

◉ New video by Ken Pillonel detailing how to replace the iPhone charging port with a Type-C one:

◉ Some users who have recently upgraded to macOS Monterey are experiencing an error known as a memory leak, in which a particular process or application gets disabled and keeps running for long periods in the background, consuming abnormally large amounts of memory or RAM, affecting performance the device.

◉ Apple released tvOS 15.1.1, a minor update to tvOS to support SharePlay to Apple TV.

◉ Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note sent to investors that Apple plans to launch its first mixed reality glasses with Wi-Fi 6E support in 2022.

◉ Apple has quietly discontinued the 21.5-inch Intel iMac for educational institutions, and customers have to choose between 24-inch and 27-inch iMac models.

◉ The iFixit team has released a full video that gives us a clear look at the components inside the new MacBook Pro models.

◉ Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, said he couldn't tell the difference between the iPhone 13 and its predecessor, the iPhone 12. He praised the new iPhone 13 for longer battery life, better camera, and stronger glass than the iPhone 12, and stated that it is being made Feel the difference after more than three to five years.

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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