16 years have passed since the first iPhone, the return of the iPhone 14 Pro supply process to normal, the iPhone 15 entering the trial production phase, the date of the Samsung conference, Apple designing the screens of its devices, fixed buttons in the iPhone 15, and Mac Touch devices, And other exciting news on the sidelines…

News on the sidelines Week Mar 5 - Mar 11

The Apple Hardware Preview app on Windows includes references to Reality OS and xrOS

Last October, Microsoft announced that Apple Music and Apple TV apps would hit the Microsoft Store in 2023, providing significant improvements for Windows users who previously had to access the web or iTunes. Now, previews of the two applications have appeared, in addition to the Apple Devices application for managing the iPhone and iPad.

Now it turns out that one such app is hiding references to the operating system of Apple's Mixed Reality Headset, where it detected an account @aaronp613 On Twitter, references to both the “Reality OS” and “xrOS” system, which are related to Apple’s mixed reality glasses, as rumors indicated before.

Apple is working on Macs with a touch screen

After rejecting the idea of ​​a Mac with a touch screen over the years, and the reason for that was what the late Steve Jobs mentioned that touch screen devices are not vertical due to arm fatigue, but now Apple has begun to change its philosophy again.

A new report claims that the rumored MacBook Pro with an OLED screen could be the first Mac with a touchscreen in 2025.

Gorman said that Apple engineers are actively working on this project, indicating that Apple is seriously considering producing such devices. The MacBook Pro will be the first with a touch screen in the design of a traditional laptop, but it will add a touch screen such as iPhone and iPad, and it will run on macOS.

iPhone 15 Pro will come with non-moving buttons

Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned that the iPhone 15 Pro models will come with a Power button and fixed volume buttons, something similar to the iPhone 7 and iPhone Home button, and the reinforced pressure feature, and the technology will be circulated to all devices later, and the devices will be equipped with two additional Haptic engines that provide responses Tactile feedback when buttons are pressed, without actually moving. Cirrus Logic will be the main supplier of the taptic engines.

Having this type of buttons means better resistance against water and a longer life for the devices. The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus models will not have the fixed buttons feature.

Apple Watch infringes Masimo's blood oxygen measurement patent

The Apple Watch used light sensors to measure the amount of oxygen in the blood, which Masimo considered a violation of its rights, and it appears that there are legal battles between the two companies on more than one front.

The company had filed a lawsuit against Apple in June 2021 with the International Trade Center, demanding that it halt imports of the Apple Watch 6 due to patent violations related to blood oxygen monitoring.

Last Tuesday, the judge found that Apple violated its blood oxygen measurement technology, and a final decision is expected to be completed by May 10.

"We respectfully disagree with the judge's decision, and look forward to a full review by the commission," Apple said in a statement reported to Reuters.

Apple designs the screens of its devices in-house

Apple plans to use custom screens that it designs “not manufacture” in-house for the iPhone and Apple Watch, starting in 2024. This will reduce dependence on screen companies including Samsung and LG.

Apple will start manufacturing microLED screens for the Apple Watch Ultra, and then it will include the iPhone and other devices. The screens, as mentioned, are designed by Apple, but manufacturing will be in other companies, and they may be Samsung and LG.

Samsung unveils the S23 phones on February 1

Samsung announced that it will hold the Galaxy Unpacked event for the year 2023 on Wednesday, February 1, to unveil new flagship phones that compete in the form of the iPhone 14 models.

Rumors indicate that the new S23 models will come with a second-generation Snapdragon 8 processor, and will bring a Snapdragon Satellite feature similar to the emergency service via satellite in the iPhone 14‌, in cooperation with the Iridium satellite company to allow Android users to contact emergency services when they are not available. Wi-Fi and cellular connections.

Eddy Q shares information about Apple services in 2022

Apple highlighted the success of its services in 2022, including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple TV Plus, Apple Fitness, Apple News Plus, Apple Maps, Apple Pay, Apple Card, Apple Podcasts, iCloud, and more.

One notable stat shared by Apple is that App Store developers have earned more than $320 billion since 2008. Meanwhile, Apple Fitness now has 3500 workouts available in its library. For more information, you can visit the Apple website. Apple Newsroom.

Miscellaneous news

◉ Apple is testing a new version of the Mac Pro that runs on macOS 13.3, and it is likely to be released in the spring. It is expected to contain the M2 Ultra chip. It is worth noting that the advanced M2 Extreme chip has been cancelled.

◉ Apple releases the second beta version of iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 updates, macOS Ventura 13.2, watchOS 9.3 update and tvOS 16.3 update for developers.

◉ BOE, Apple's supplier, is in talks to rent tens of acres of land in northern Vietnam to build a factory dedicated to manufacturing OLED screens for future iPhones, with an investment of $400 million, $250 million of them to build the factory.

◉ In a change that angered some users, Twitter removed the shiny icon from the top of the application interface that allows users to switch between “For You” and “Recent” and replaced it with the “For You” and “Following” tabs.

◉ According to a rumor from Weibo, that Apple will increase the price of the iPhone 15 Pro models this year to widen the gap with the iPhone 15 Plus, and it is not clear yet any information about the possible prices.

◉ In another rumor, it is said that the iPhone 16 will come with a face print of its components under the screen in 2024.

◉ Apple TV users aren't happy with the design changes to the Apple TV app‌ in tvOS 16.2, iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and macOS Ventura 13.1, according to a number of complaints shared on Reddit.

◉ Apple shared a new ad promoting Action Mode on the iPhone 14, which provides additional stability when capturing video in motion.

◉ Apple has released a second Rapid Security Response (RSR) update for macOS Ventura 13.2 beta. The update comes nearly a month after the first Rapid Security Response (RSR) test was introduced on a Mac.

◉ iPhone 15 entered the experimental production stage at Foxconn, and this is an early time compared to the previous one.

◉ The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max supply process has returned to normal levels after months of production disruptions that severely affected availability.

◉ Last Sunday coincided with the passage of 16 years since Steve Jobs announced the first iPhone and presented it to the world on January 9, 2007, and he famously said, “Today, Apple is reinventing the phone.”

◉ Apple plans to circulate the interactive island to include all four iPhone 15 models that will be launched later this year.

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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