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Airpods Pro 2 leaks and new Mac processors and a change in the screen of the iPhone 14 and the new MacBook Pro slower! And other exciting news for this week in On the Fringes!

News on the sidelines: Week 16-23 June


Nothing Phone 1 is not top class

After announcing it for months and introducing some simple features to the media to entice buyers, Nothing announced that its awaited phone will not be a top-end phone, but will come with a mid-range Snapdragon 778G plus processor, according to the company, and this teaches us more about the company's plan to make a beautifully designed phone with some Premium features and a seamless user experience at a lower price point as OnePlus started it before. You can see the distinctive back of the phone in the video below.


Firefox prevents tracking through links

every time doing Firefox browser Increasing security-related features more and more, and this week the developers of the program added a feature that deletes details from links you may click on sites such as Facebook, and these extensions to links track you automatically.


Updated case and new features in Airpods Pro 2

New features for the upcoming Airpods Pro have been leaked this week, and one of them comes with a modified charging case design and features such as heart rate tracking, better Find My support, body temperature measurement (possible but not certain, audio quality improvements, USB-C support, and other features). To turn it into a better hearing aid for the hard of hearing, it is noticeable that the design of the hearing aid itself will not change as it was previously rumored.


Always-on screen to display widgets on iPhone 14

Mark Gorman, the famous analyst, announced new expectations that the iPhone 14 screen will have the feature to always stay working even after the phone is turned off, and that the main reason will be to display the new iOS 14 widget.


M2 Pro, Max processor with different architecture from M2

After the launch of the M2 processor, everyone expected that the most powerful processors would be similar in architecture (5 nm) as usual with Apple, but reports from Bloomberg this week indicated that the company will use a new (3 nm) architecture in its upcoming processors, and the company has already requested shipments from TSMC and Samsung factories. .


The iPhone controls two-thirds of the top-tier market

Apple announced new sales data for the first fiscal quarter of 2022, and the new data confirms Apple's control of 62% of sales in the high-end smartphone market for this period.


Apple renews subscription list design

Last Friday, Apple updated the design of the subscriptions menu in iOS Settings. The new menu aligns with the company's new design guidelines and also makes subscriptions look nicer and clearer, showing which ones are active and inactive separately.


New HomePod Coming Soon

Mark Gorman also announced that Apple will release a new HomePod speaker in 2023, and the speaker will come to replace the larger version that was discontinued previously with the S8 processor used in the Apple Watch 8 and is expected to be announced. And maybe it comes at a better price than the previous one?


(Some) The new MacBook Pro 13-inch is slower than its predecessor

Although the new M2 processor is actually faster than its predecessor M1, the speed of the SSD storage space in the cheaper version ($ 1200) - 256 GB is slower than the previous version, and this may actually negatively affect the user experience when purchasing this version, knowing that the speed No slower than the 512GB version.

Many reviewers have recommended not to buy this device because there is not much update in it unless you specifically want the features of the TouchBar. Otherwise, it is preferable to buy a MacBook Air with the new design or one of the devices with the M1 Pro chip if you want greater performance.


New low power feature in Apple Watch 8

New reports indicated that the upcoming Apple Watch 8 will have a new feature to save energy and will be exclusive to this type only, and this addition comes to increase battery life while allowing most of the watch’s functions to be used as usual and without the need to restart.


Apple blocks Hermit spyware

New security research has found a new spyware called Hermit that reaches smartphones by sending a message with a link that enables you to download an app from outside the App Store (it is somewhat possible on the iPhone, but with difficulty), and that research found that Apple had prevented the program from working on iOS already. The program was able to circumvent the rules by disguising itself as a messaging program and using features intended for corporate programs. While there is no news yet about the progress of Google in solving the problem on Android.

Apple will almost certainly use events like this in its fight against lawmakers who want the company to allow apps to be downloaded from outside the App Store.


iOS restrictions prevent a carrier from selling app usage data

T-Mobile has announced a new program for advertisers that allows them to buy app usage data on phones running on the network, but it looks like all phones will be Android as new iOS restrictions protect users from being able to sell app usage data.


Foxconn is preparing for the iPhone 14 strongly

Foxconn, the manufacturer of iPhone phones in China, announced the appointment of large numbers of new workers in preparation for the launch of the iPhone 14 devices. This is supported by expectations of large numbers of orders for the iPhone 14.


Miscellaneous news:

◉ A judge ruled that Apple had infringed a patent for a company called AliveCor in a court dispute between the two companies, and Apple will of course appeal.

◉ Ming-Chi Qiu: pitfalls in the way of Apple's manufacture of its own 5G antenna and expectations that it will continue to use Qualcomm antennas this year.

◉ Apple's efforts in the world of paid subscriptions are starting to take shape as Apple TV+ contents have been rated the highest quality among its peers for the second year in a row, and the company considers subscriptions important in maintaining income in the future with expectations of slowing phone sales.

◉ The fourth beta version of iOS 15.4 is now available to the public.

◉ Apple has modified its position on the work of the iPad as a center for the smart home, it has stated that the iPad will continue to serve as the control center in your home in iOS 16, but without the new features that require either an Apple TV or a HomePod speaker.

◉ It seems that completely free applications with ads are no longer profitable as before, Snapchat has announced a new subscription that gives you additional features of the application, and thus follows Telegram and many services that you want to subscribe now to make enough profit.

 


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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