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Stunning image of the Milky Way arm using iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch Ultra stands up to durability tests, iPhone 14 Pro Max gets the best screen, and other exciting news in the fringes…

News on the sidelines Week Mar 5 - Mar 11


Apple announces fourth-quarter 2022 earnings on October 27

Apple updated its Investor Relations page to announce that it will share earnings results for its fourth fiscal quarter, 2022, on Thursday, October 27.

The fourth-quarter earnings meeting will provide insight into sales of the new iPhone 14, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max models, as well as new Apple Watches, which will have a greater impact on the company's fourth-quarter earnings results than the iPhone 13 in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Apple declined to issue guidance for the fourth quarter of 2022, as it has for the past two years. In the last quarter, the company reported revenue of $83.4 billion and net quarterly profit of $20.6 billion.

We'll provide an article with all the details when the earnings call ends.


The popularity of iPhone 14 Pro Max may lead to more differentiation between iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max

Apple has seen a surge in demand for the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which could lead the company to further differentiate the next-generation iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as Apple could add features Exclusive to iPhone 15 Pro Max in an effort to encourage more people to buy the bigger and more expensive device, and it may change the name to “iPhone 15 Ultra.” to differentiate between the two devices.

Kuo said last week that Apple had asked manufacturing partners to increase production of iPhone 14 Pro models due to strong demand, and noted that the iPhone 14 Pro Max accounts for about 60% of the total increase in orders for Pro models. For a small demand for iPhone 14 and 14 Plus models.


Captcha bypass feature will be working soon

iOS 16 has automatic verification and bypass codes CAPTCHA. This feature is designed to eliminate the need to click on images of traffic lights or decipher squiggly text to prove that you are a real human and not a robot.

Auto Verification is enabled by default on iPhones running iOS 16 and can be found in Settings under Apple Account > Passwords > Auto Verification or Apple ID → Password & Security → Automatic Verification. The feature is also supported on iPadOS 16.1 and macOS Ventura, both of which are still in beta testing and will be released in October, according to Apple.


iOS 16.1 Update Allows Preloading In-App Content

In the latest beta version of the iOS 16.1 update, Apple added a new option to the App Store settings that allows apps to automatically start downloading in-app content.

The description of the new option says: “Automatically run apps in the background to download content before you launch it for the first time.” With the new option enabled, after a user installs an app from the App Store, it will automatically start running in the background to download in-app content so that it's ready to go when the user first opens the app.


AirPods Pro 2 disassemble

Repair site iFixit shared a video of the 2 AirPods Pro, and the disassembly confirms that it is still largely unrepairable, because simply opening the speaker will damage it and render it beyond repair, so the battery cannot be replaced and other repairs can be made.


Apple explains why duplicate album won't appear in photos for some users

Apple explained why users who recently updated to iOS 16 might not see the new Duplicates album in the Photos app, and what they can do about it.

In a new support document, Apple explained that in order for a duplicate album to appear, your iPhone must first index your photo library and find duplicates, but this detection process requires that your iPhone be locked and plugged in.

"Depending on the tasks running in the background and the size of your photo library, the process can happen quickly or can take up to a few days to complete," Apple adds.

Keep in mind that if you don't have any duplicates in your photos, the duplicate album won't appear under the Tools section of the Photos app.


iPhone 14 Pro Max wins Best Smartphone Screen award

According to DisplayMate, the iPhone 14 Pro Max took the award for Best Smartphone Screen, replacing last year's winner, the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

While the iPhone 14 Pro Max has the same resolution as the iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple has added a number of notable improvements. Like the 120 Hz frequency descent to 1 Hz instead of 10 Hz in the iPhone 13 Pro Max. And what happened to the iPhone 14 Pro Max:

  • Highest resolution white.
  • The absolute highest color accuracy.
  • Highest image contrast resolution.
  • The highest full screen brightness for OLED smartphones.
  • Highest contrast ratio.
  • Lowest screen reflection.
  • Highest contrast in ambient light.
  • The highest visible screen resolution.

Not only that, there are other things obtained by the iPhone 14 Pro Max, it has won 15 awards in total, up from 13 awards received by the iPhone 13 Pro Max.


Apple Watch Ultra withstands the tests of durability testing

The Apple Watch Ultra features a rugged design with a titanium case and flat screen with a sapphire crystal cover, and it's built to withstand the harshest conditions.

As part of an unscientific test, Sam Kohl evaluated the durability of the Apple Watch Ultra by subjecting the watch to some violent objects. The watch was dragged through some rocks on the ground, smashed by hard objects like being slammed into a concrete wall and metal pole more than 50 times, and more. In the end, there were scrapes and injuries to the case, but the sapphire crystal cover was still intact.


iPhone 14 Pro users can switch between two live activities on the interactive island

Apple announced earlier this month that the iOS 16.1 update will enable a new Live Activities feature that allows iPhone users to stay on top of things happening in real time, such as a sports game or ordering food delivery, right from the lock screen. On iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, Live Activities are also integrated with Interactive Island.

When several live activities are active, the system uses a minimum circular width to display two of them. The system chooses one live activity to appear associated with the interactive island while the other appears separate.


Stunning photos of the Milky Way arm, taken with iPhone 14 Pro

One of the rumors about the iPhone 14 that was never revealed was some sort of astrophotography feature, but that didn't stop users from viewing what the iPhone 14 Pro camera could do when photographing the night sky.

Photos were captured using ProRAW format and then edited with an app Lightroom On the iPhone.

‎Lightroom Photo & Video Editor
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Available on the software store

Miscellaneous news

◉ The Apple-owned Dark Sky weather app is no longer available for download in the US App Store, indicating that it was removed ahead of schedule for final removal at the end of this year.

◉ Apple launches the seventh beta of the macOS 13 Ventura update for developers, and it launches the public beta of the iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 update.

◉ Apple refused to increase chip prices next year, as TSMC, Apple's largest supplier, plans to increase its prices by six to nine percent, depending on the manufacturing process.

◉ Apple has removed all VK-owned apps behind Russia's version of Facebook called VKontakte, in response to the latest round of British sanctions against Russia.

◉ Apple had to disable Fast Company's Apple News account after hackers took control of it and sent two offensive notifications to channel followers.

◉ Apple Watch liter disassembly reveals bigger battery, improved water resistance, and more.

◉ Some AirPods Pro 2 users have reported issues such as randomly disconnecting from their device while they are listening to music or watching videos. To solve the problem, it is preferable to make sure that the headphones are updated to the latest version, otherwise Apple will solve the problem in an update soon.


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 the non-specialist to occupy himself with all the incoming and outgoing. And help you with it, and if it robbed you of your life and got busy with it, there is no need for it.

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