4nm processors for the iPhone in 2024, a new image sensor from Sony for the iPhone 15, and Apple announces the winners of the 2022 App Store Awards, where the best applications and best games for all devices, and problems in sales of the iPhone 14 Pro, and one of them stole 300i -Von, and other exciting news in On the Sidelines…

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Elon Musk meets Tim Cook

Elon Musk met Tim Cook at the Apple Park building, according to Elon Musk's tweet, where he thanked Tim Cook for taking him on a tour of Apple's headquarters, without mentioning what happened in this interview. This visit comes in the wake of allegations that Apple has stopped displaying ads on Twitter, that it hates freedom of expression, and that it has threatened to remove Twitter from its App Store.

Musk said that Apple is asking for moderation, without giving any details about what this moderation is or what it is intended for. With this meeting, it seems that the two companies are trying to resolve their differences, the most important of which is Apple's retreat or reducing the 30% commission on Twitter Blue subscriptions, which Musk delayed launching.

Musk recently said that he had resolved a misunderstanding about removing Twitter from the App Store, which Tim Cook denied and said that Apple had not thought of this in the first place.


Facebook and Spotify managers criticize the Apple App Store

On the sidelines of the DealBook Summit, Mark Zuckerberg and Spotify CEO Daniel Eck talked about the solution to joining Elon Musk, and they talked about Apple's calls for moderation and its threat to block Twitter from the App Store.

Zuckerberg said that Apple is trying to restrict the applications in its store, and that this will negatively affect the interests of companies. And Facebook had entered into disputes and battles against Apple over the rules of the App Store, specifically about purchases within the Facebook application, which Apple wants to deduct 30% from any purchase within the application, and this is not wanted by the Facebook administration.

Daniel Ek said the App Store thus represents a threat to the future of the Internet that deprives users of the freedom of choice.


New announcement from Apple about accessibility features

Apple shared a new ad titled “The Greatest” highlighting accessibility features on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch, as the ad demonstrates door detection, voice recognition, and voice control features on these devices.

In the video description, Apple states, “At Apple, we believe that accessibility is a human right, and that innovative features like door detection, voice recognition, voice control, and more are designed to let you use your devices in ways that work best for you.”


A leak about the specifications and performance of the M2 Max processor

Geekbench leaked the specifications and performance of the “M2 Max” chip for the upcoming Mac from Apple, and the Geekbench results stated that the processor will come with a 12-core CPU and 96 GB of memory.

The next Mac, codenamed “Mac14”, could be a new MacBook Pro or the next generation Mac Studio. Apple provides a maximum of 6GB of memory on the current 64-inch and 14-inch MacBook Pro, while the “Mac Studio” can come with up to 16GB of memory using the M128 Ultra processor.

According to the test, the M2 Max chip scored 1853 points in single-core and 13855 in multi-core.

For comparison, the M1 Max chip in the Mac Studio scored 1755 in single-core and 12333 in multi-core, and if the results of the ‌M2‌ Max chip are accurate, the performance increase will be relatively minor.

The M2 Max chip could come with an improved 5nm manufacturing process, and it could be 3nm manufacturing precision according to rumors, providing stronger performance and greater efficiency in power management.

Devices running the new specifications are now expected to be launched in early 2023.


Was robbed after buying 300 iPhone

A 27-year-old man was robbed, as he had bought 300 iPhone 13 from a Saks Fifth Avenue store in New York, for resale in his small company, shortly after leaving the store, and he was carrying the iPhones in three bags in At around 1:45 am, on his way to his car, another car stopped next to him, and two men jumped out and demanded that he hand over the bags, but he refused, resisted desperately, and fought violently with them, but in the end he was severely beaten, and the thieves stole one of the three bags and fled. It is not clear why he was buying at XNUMXam, or if he was targeted based on his previous buying habits.


Apple pays $50 million to settle Butterfly Keyboard lawsuit

Apple has tentatively agreed to pay $50 million to settle a long-running class action lawsuit over the defective Butterfly Keyboard. The payment will include $13.6 million in attorneys' fees, up to $2 million in litigation costs, and $1.4 million in settlement administration costs, with the rest distributed among members. the classroom.

The lawsuit dates back to 2018 and is for customers from California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Washington who had complained that Apple was well aware of defective keyboards used in MacBook Pros between 2015 and 2019. The lawsuit alleged that Apple concealed the defect. For consumers in order to continue to sell appliances.


Problems in sales of the iPhone 14 Pro

It is expected that sales of the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will be affected in the last quarter of 2022 due to labor protests at the main iPhone factory of Foxconn in China, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, and according to his expectations, iPhone shipments may decrease by 20%, i.e. 70 to 75 million devices, compared to the 80 to 85 million expected.

Kuo believes that production issues may lead to lower iPhone revenue. Given the long shipping delays and slump, he believes most of the demand for iPhone 14 Pro models will "disappear" in this quarter rather than be delayed, as the iPhone 14 Pro models are currently facing. There has been a shipping delay of at least four weeks in Apple's online store in the US as the company struggles to maintain or reduce shipping estimates as much as possible.


Apple announces the winners of the App Store Awards 2022

It highlighted the top 16 apps and games, and the best apps were selected based on their quality, innovative technologies, creative design, positive cultural impact, and ability to deliver exceptional experiences, as mentioned by Tim Cook.

For the first-place applications:

◉ BeReal application for iPhone, an application for sharing photos.

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◉ GoodNotes 5 application for the iPad, which is an application for taking notes.

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◉ application MacFamilyTree 10 For Mac, from its name, it is an application concerned with lineages and their histories, family trees, and everything related to genealogy, in innovative forms and methods.

◉ Gentler Streak Workout Tracker for Apple Watch, an exercise and fitness tracker app.

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For the first place games:

◉ Apex Legends Mobile game for iPhone.

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◉ Moncage game for the iPad.

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◉ Wylde Flowers for Apple Arcade.

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◉ El Hijo game for Apple TV.

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◉ Game Incryption for Mac.

Each winner will receive an in-kind App Store Prize that is modeled after the App Store logo design. Each award is constructed from 100 percent recycled aluminum and has the winner's name etched on the side.


Miscellaneous news

◉ A Sony image sensor will be added to the iPhone 15 next year, which performs better in low light, as it doubles the saturation signal in each pixel, allowing it to capture more light to reduce underexposure and overexposure. It is also able to better capture a person's face even with strong backlighting.

◉ Apple launched another rapid security response update for iOS 16.2 beta users, to solve some issues without having to install a full update.

◉ Tim Cook visited the victims of the crash that occurred last week at the Apple Store in the Greater Boston area, where a four-wheel drive car smashed through the storefront and settled at the end, killing one person and injuring several people.

◉ TSMC's chipset and processor plant in Arizona will manufacture 4nm processors starting in 2024 at Apple's request, instead of the improved 5nm that was scheduled.


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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