Dismantling and modifying the iMac and removing the chin, Apple is working on a 20-inch foldable screen, advertising resumes on Twitter, iPhone 1 wants to compete with the iPhone, a big change to Google search, a super app from Microsoft, an Apple car soon, and other news Exciting in On the Sidelines…

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Apple Pay service in Kuwait and Jordan

The Apple Pay payment service is officially available in a number of countries, including Jordan and Kuwait, and you can now add a new card and use it, but before adding cards, it is preferable to set Settings > General > Language and Region and make sure that your region is selected correctly, then head to the wallet application / Wallet and press the button to add a new card and follow the steps … and to review the list of supported banks go to to this link.

Apple wins the AliveCor legal battle

AliveCor had filed a lawsuit against Apple in April 2021 accusing it of violating patents for heart rate monitoring and Apple used it in the Apple Watch and this technology was already used in AliveCor devices, but all these lawsuits were revoked, and thus Apple wins in this case , after an appeal against an earlier decision against AliveCor.

The legal battles between the two companies are still ongoing, as AliveCor also sued Apple for alleged monopoly, and in return Apple sued AliveCor for patent infringement.

One hundred thousand dollars, the price of the Apple car for the year 2026

Apple plans to launch a branded car by 2026, and its goal is to reach a price point under $XNUMX to reach a wider group of customers. Apple initially planned to design a car that would look similar to the Canoo, where passengers could face each other, and the car would be without a steering wheel or pedals, but plans were changed.

The design of the car will now be more traditional with the driver's seat, steering wheel and pedals, and fully autonomous driving will only be available on highways.

Apple's main competitor is likely to be Tesla, whose cars start at $47000 and reach more than $XNUMX. And if Apple's top-of-the-range car is priced at that price, it will compete with Tesla's flagship Model S models.

Apple continues to search for a partner to manufacture its cars, and has so far only conducted serious negotiations with Volkswagen.

Apple announces new changes to the App Store

Apple unveiled the most sweeping change yet to the App Store's pricing model, as app developers will have more control over how their apps are priced.

With the new policies, the minimum application price has decreased from $0.99 to $0.29, and the maximum has increased from $1000 to $10000.

Developers who want to price their app above $XNUMX should apply to Apple in an effort to prevent the release of unworthy, expensive apps.

Prices can be set on a per country basis. This allows developers to respond to inflation and shifts in exchange rates.

Apps that offer auto-renewing subscriptions will be able to take advantage of these changes starting today. And developers of applications that do not have subscriptions will have to wait, at a later time, which may be in the spring of 2023.

Microsoft plans to create an all-in-one application

Microsoft is considering creating a "super app" that includes a messaging, shopping, web search and news platform all in one app, in a bid to catch up with Apple and Google.

According to reports, Microsoft is in the early stages of building the super application, under the guidance of the company's CEO, Satya Nadella, who directed the integration of the Bing search engine into other applications and services such as Teams and Outlook as an example, and that there be integration between them, as one of the basics on which the application will be based. super.

Google search provides continuous scrolling

Google announced that searching on Google through a desktop computer will display results in continuous scrolling instead of dividing them into several pages, just like the way Facebook and other social media applications work, except that the scrolling process in Google will not be infinite, as Google says That the search will display six pages of results in one swipe, then a “see more” button will be displayed to display additional results, and in this way browsing results will be faster and easier.

Google says the change will first support English-language searches in the US. The feature will be added to phones next October, and the feature will expand to other countries and languages ​​in the future.

Nothing plans to launch a phone that competes with the iPhone

Nothing CEO Carl B said his startup is in "early talks" with US carriers about launching a new phone in the US.

The company launched its iPhone 1 smartphone in July in more than 40 markets, including the United Kingdom, Japan, India, and countries in Europe. At the time, the company said it had no plans to launch the iPhone 1 widely in the US, due to the need for a lot of additional technical support from all carriers and their unique customizations that they would need on Android, and that the company wasn't ready yet. According to the CEO of the company.

He also admitted to me that it will not be easy for his company to compete with Apple on its home ground, especially since the iOS system is more dominant, and this is a great challenge against Android. They have a very strong association with iMessage, with AirDrop, and more. So this is a growing concern for him.”

Apple resumes advertising on Twitter

Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter, said during a conversation on Twitter Spaces that Apple has "fully resumed" advertising on Twitter, and confirmed that Apple is the largest advertiser on Twitter. days earlierMusk has accused Apple of hating "free speech" and "demanding moderation" and halting ad spending, publicly claiming that Apple has "mostly stopped" serving ads on Twitter and that it has also threatened to "block Twitter from its App Store."

After these statements, Musk met Tim Cook, and after the meeting, Elon Musk came out with the face he entered, and said that all of this was a “misunderstanding” and that Apple is a respectable company and it is impossible to harm the interests of Twitter, and this was confirmed by Apple and Tim Cook said that we We didn't think of that in the first place.

Apple starts working on a 20-inch foldable screen

Apple has reportedly begun development on a device that could be a MacBook Pro with a screen that measures 20.25 inches unfolded and 15.3 inches when folded, larger than the current iPad Pro but smaller than the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The screen is OLED from a component supplier. Unknown South Korean.

The report says that Apple is looking to launch its foldable device in 2026 or 2027.

Miscellaneous news

◉ A woman filed a lawsuit against Apple, because of the AirTag, as she claims that her ex-husband tracked her without her consent by putting her in her son’s bag, and she was not alerted by the iPhone because the AirTag is unknown, and requests an unspecified amount due to the damages incurred, and accuses the company of Apple is selling an unsafe product.

◉ Apple will soon classify Wi-Fi-only iPad mini models and third-generation iPad mini cellular devices as legacy products. Apple classifies products as outdated seven years after they were put on sale, and all its services, including maintenance, spare parts and warranty, are suspended.

◉ Apple launched the self-service repair program in Europe, expanding the scope of the program outside the United States for the first time, where users can be provided with spare parts from Apple and a repair manual for the product.

◉ The Uber and Uber Eats apps have been updated to support the Live Activities feature, and now show the “Live Activities” option in their settings in Settings, but the feature has not yet been released to the public, but Uber may be doing the testing internally.

◉ Apple may manufacture some iPads in India, in a move to reduce its dependence on China, but there are some obstacles that must be overcome, on top of which is experience.

◉ Shipments of Apple's mixed reality glasses may be delayed until the second half of 2023 due to "software-related issues," according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

◉ Apple has released the gold version of iOS 16.2 and it is expected that the iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 update After a week, but another golden version may be launched at least before the latest official update, as a similar launch process took place last year for the iOS 15.2 update, specifically on December 13.

◉ iCloud Mail has had problems for two days in a row, she said Apple System Status page The service may be slow or unavailable for some users, but the problem was resolved and the service is back to working properly.

◉ Io Technology, a group that makes hardware and chip related modifications and repairs, has published a video of iMac modification on the Chinese website bilibiliThey disassembled the iMac, removed the chin, and created a new case. The process went through complex fabrication, disassembly, and assembly techniques until they reached the final shape. Watch the video from this link - Here.

◉ The term “iPhone 14‌” ranked eighth among the most searched phrases around the world on Google in 2022.

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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