Apple still sells the refurbished Apple Watch 3, but we do not recommend buying, and Samsung has priority to develop OLED screens for the iPad Pro 2024, and Apple cancels or postpones the iPhone SE 4 and other exciting news in the margins…

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Apple still sells refurbished Apple Watch 3, but we don't recommend buying

The Apple Watch 3 was announced in 2017 and until earlier this year Apple was selling it as a low-cost option, despite its ridiculously long lifespan, and even though it also stopped being sold earlier this year, the Apple Watch 3 remains a low-cost option. For the festive seasons, Apple sells the refurbished Apple Watch 3 with a stainless steel case for $ 369, which is $ 230 cheaper than the original price, but we do not recommend buying it, as it no longer receives updates and has an old design and few health features, other than poor performance and battery life. short. At this price, it is more expensive than the Apple Watch SE, which starts at $249 and has much better and more advanced features.

Priority for Samsung to develop OLED screens for the iPad Pro 2024

Apple has given priority to Samsung to develop an advanced OLED screen that Apple plans to use in future iPad and Mac models. Samsung is the main supplier of Apple screens and has supplied Apple with OLED screens for iPhone Pro models since 2017, and Apple is expected to launch the first iPad Pro with an OLED screen in 2024 with sizes of 11 inches and 12.9 inches. It is rumored that Apple will adopt the OLED screen to the Mac and the 13-inch MacBook Air.

The iPhone 15 will work with a Qualcomm 5G modem, with Apple continuing to work on a dedicated chip

Apple is currently developing its own 5G modem, with a plan to replace Qualcomm's 5G chipset over the coming years. But it seems that it is still dependent on Qualcomm chips for next year as well, and TSMC will be the main supplier of the Qualcomm 5G chip for the iPhone 15 series, with 5 and 4 nm manufacturing technology.

The iPhone 14 series includes the Snapdragon X65 modem, which helps improve 5G speeds and battery life. It is rumored that the iPhone 15 will feature the most advanced X70 chip, which features AI capabilities for faster speeds, improved coverage, better signal quality, lower latency, and improved power efficiency by up to 60%.

According to previous reports, it was saying that Apple will rely on its own modem this year, but it seems that it has failed to develop its own chip and will continue to use the Qualcomm modem until now.

Apple cancels or postpones the iPhone SE 4

Apple may cancel or postpone mass production of the iPhone SE 4 for the year 2024. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he believes that Apple will do so, according to the lack of sales of similar devices such as the SE 3 and the iPhone 13 mini and 14 Plus, and that Apple may make the design of The new iPhone screen like the iPhone XR and this will lead to more cost, and Apple should reconsider the development of this product in all respects.

Run the Apple TV app on Android

In a new rumor, it says that Apple is planning to make its TV app available for Android smartphones, according to the leak. ShrimpApplePro, which accurately leaked the design of the iPhone 14 Pro devices and contained the interactive island. He claims that Apple is internally testing the app and plans to launch it soon, but did not provide a specific time frame.

Using the Apple TV app, Android users will be able to access the streaming service via Apple TV Plus, and the app will also provide Android users with the ability to watch Major League Soccer matches next year, instead of relying on the Apple website, the Apple TV app is limited to Currently on Android TV streaming devices, including Chromecast with Google TV.

Other non-Apple devices with the Apple TV app include PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Roku TV, and select smart TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony, and Vizio.

Restore a WhatsApp message that you just deleted

WhatsApp introduced a new group chat feature that allows you to undo the “delete for me” procedure, in order to avoid the error of deleting the message only for you and it is still present for others, so you can undo and re-scan it for everyone.

The new feature is called Accidental Delete, and it gives you a five-second window to allow My Delete to correct Everyone. Instead of the previous one, the new feature is available to all users on Android and iOS.

New MacBook Pro being tested

Apple continues to test an all-new Mac Pro with the M2 Ultra processor, and it may launch another device with a higher processor under the name “M2 Extreme”, and it will come with a 24-core CPU, 76-core graphics processing unit, and no less than 192 GB of RAM. .

The M2 Extreme processor will come with up to 48 CPU cores and up to 152 GPU cores, but according to reports, this product will be delayed or canceled due to cost and manufacturing complexities.

The Mac Pro M2 Extreme Edition is likely to cost at least ten thousand dollars. Which indicates that it is a highly customized device.

Apple-1 computer sold for more than $440

A fully functional Apple-1 computer hand-numbered by Steve Jobs sold for $442 at auction this month, topping the estimated $118 price.

Only 200 Apple-1 computers were produced by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976, and it is believed that there were only 60 to 70 left, which sold in good working order.

Samsung mocks Apple because of the foldable phone

In a new World Cup-themed ad, Samsung mocked Apple for its lack of a foldable iPhone while promoting its Galaxy Z Flip 4.

In the advertisement posted on one of the accounts Samsung WeiboGalaxy Flip phones can be seen as fans in a soccer field. While the Galaxy Flip phones rejoice and fold in the stands, some smartphones, which clearly look like iPhones, remain standing still with sad emojis appearing on their screens as they look around at the sea of ​​Galaxy Flip phones. Text at the end of the ad reads, "Time to fold it together." You can watch the video from this link - Here.

Miscellaneous news

◉ Apple has stopped referring to the iOS 16.1.2 update, and it is no longer possible to return to it after installing the iOS 16.2 update.

◉ Apple plans to start producing MacBook models in Vietnam for the first time next year.

◉ The French Commercial Court in Paris has fined Apple $XNUMX million for abusive App Store practices, according to Reuters.

◉ Apple is working on several new external displays, including an updated version of the advanced Pro Display XDR that was launched with the Mac Pro in December 2019.

◉ Apple plans to launch the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max processors early next year. The devices were expected to be launched this year, but have faced internal delays.

◉ In a press release this week, Apple said that the iPhone 14's emergency satellite feature will be supported in additional countries next year. Apple did not provide a list of countries to which the feature will expand.

◉ Apple has agreed to pay $50 million to settle a class action lawsuit over defective butterfly keyboards that were used in MacBooks between 2015 and 2019, and now emails about the settlement are being sent to MacBook Pro owners eligible for a payment.

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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