Providing free GPT-4 on Macs, and a bug in IOS 17.5 update It resurfaces old deleted photos, an HDR problem affects the new iPad Pro, Apple announces the eye tracking feature for the iPhone and iPad and announces other features, Samsung mocks the iPad Pro “Crush” ad, and Apple apologizes. About this announcement and other exciting news on the sidelines...

Apple apologizes for the iPad Pro Crush ad

The new iPad Pro announcement sparked widespread controversy. Apple showed a video showing a hydraulic piston crushing many tools, including musical instruments, cameras, electronic games, computers, paint, and other things, to express the idea of ​​combining all these tools in one device.

The advertisement was met with disapproval and disapproval from many people. It was described as “destroying the human experience,” prompting Apple to apologize. The company confirmed that designing products that empower creators is at the core of its work, and that it misexpressed its idea. The video has not been pulled from YouTube, but it will not be shown on television.

iPad Pro 2024 bend tests

The first bending tests were conducted for the 2024 iPad Pro with the M4 processor, and it seems that Apple has succeeded in making its thinnest device as durable as the previous generation iPad Pro with the M2 processor. The reviewers took two different approaches. One, YouTuber JerryRigEverything, attempted to bend the device with his hands, while YouTuber MobileReviewsEh placed the device under a dynamometer and placed weights on top of it.

When trying to bend by hand while it is in the horizontal position, the device holds up thanks to the sturdiness of its internal structure. But in portrait mode, it cracked near the USB-C port. This is due to the presence of a central metal shaft that provides additional strength for horizontal bending, but is not sufficient to resist severe vertical bending.

Reviewers concluded that the new iPad Pro 2024 is just as durable as the previous generation, if not a little more, despite its thinness. Therefore, there are no fears of the device being randomly bent in normal use.

The iPhone 16 Pro Max is much larger than the iPhone 15 Pro Max

In a new report, the iPhone 16 Pro Max is expected to come with an increase in overall size from 6.7 inches to 6.9 inches. This is demonstrated by a dummy model in an image shared by ZONEofTECH on the X platform. The difference in size is expected to be around 0.2 inches, although the practical impact on users is still uncertain. Both the iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max are expected to have larger dimensions compared to their predecessors, which leads to a slight increase in weight. In addition, the iPhone 16 Pro Max screen may provide up to 20% higher brightness. The iPhone 16 and 16 Plus are expected to retain their current sizes of 6.1 and 6.7 inches.

Samsung mocks the iPad Pro “Crush” ad

Samsung took advantage of the backlash against Apple's iPad Pro "Crush!" Which sparked widespread controversy. It features a hydraulic ram destroying gadgets and inventions, with the aim of portraying the iPad as a shortened version of all of those things. But this announcement sparked great criticism because it was a destruction of human creativity over the years. Which made Apple apologize for this.

In this regard, Samsung released an advertisement showing a musician picking up a damaged guitar following hydraulic pressure, and sitting in front of the Tab 9 Ultra displaying a sheet of music. “Creativity cannot be crushed,” says the advertising slogan. Samsung shared the video on Twitter with the caption, “We will never crush creativity.”

This mockery of Apple in Samsung ads is not new, as the company has mocked Apple a lot.

Preview of the Magnifier app in iOS 18 with the new Reader Mode

Among the new accessibility features in the iOS 18 update that Apple reviewed was the “Reading Mode” feature in the “Magnifier” application, which will convert words in images into lines of text. Apple did not provide specific details about the feature, but it shared a screenshot showing the ability to change the font and read text aloud.

Apple also revealed that iOS 18 will allow users to turn on “Detection Mode” in the Magnifier app using the Actions button. Discovery mode can identify and read aloud all text within the iPhone camera's field of view.

Apple showcases three new CarPlay features coming in iOS 18

Apple previewed the new accessibility features coming in the iOS 18 update, including some new features for CarPlay:

◉ Voice Control: This feature will allow users to navigate CarPlay and control apps with just their voice.

◉ Color Filters: This feature will make the CarPlay interface visually easier to use for individuals with color blindness.

◉ Voice Recognition: This feature will enable deaf or hard-of-hearing drivers or passengers to receive notifications on CarPlay for driving-related sounds, such as car sirens and sirens.

Apple launches a feature that reduces the feeling of dizziness while driving

Apple also announced the “Vehicle Movement Signals” feature, which aims to prevent dizziness caused by looking at an iPhone or iPad while driving. According to Apple, research suggests that vertigo is typically caused by a sensory conflict between what a person sees and what they feel, which may prevent some users from comfortably using an iPhone or iPad while riding a moving vehicle.

Vehicle Motion Signals are designed to avoid this sensory conflict by using on-screen visuals that indicate changes in motion in real time.

Apple announces eye tracking feature for iPhone and iPad

Apple says that the “eye tracking” feature on the iPhone and iPad in iOS 18 will allow users to navigate between the contents of their devices with their eyes only. This feature relies on artificial intelligence, and is designed for users with physical disabilities, as it uses the front camera to set up and adjust the feature in seconds, and with machine learning built into the device safely on the device and not shared with Apple. Eye tracking works via iPadOS and iOS apps, and doesn't require additional hardware or accessories.

An HDR problem affects the new iPad Pro

According to a review on iMore, some new iPad Pros with OLED displays have trouble displaying HDR content at certain shades of blue. The site notes that certain shades of blue cause HDR lights to appear dull and almost white, a defect that can be detected as distortions in images.

The review explained that the problem appears “in very specific circumstances” and does not appear on other OLED devices such as the iPhone 15 Pro. It is also difficult to detect most of the time, and there is no clear reason for its occurrence. Apple announced that it is aware of the problem and is working on a software update to solve it.

Apple ends OpenAI deal to bring GPT chat features to iOS 18

A possible understanding between Apple and OpenAI to add ChatGPT automated chat technology to the iOS 18 update. The way to integrate this technology is not yet clear, but it will be among a group of artificial intelligence features that Apple plans to offer. Apple is in similar talks with Google on this matter as well, but no agreement has been reached. Apple is expected to reveal details of artificial intelligence at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WDC) next month.

TikTok automatically labels content generated by artificial intelligence

The TikTok platform announced a new feature to detect artificial intelligence-generated content even if it was made outside of TikTok. Photos and videos that use AI technology will automatically have an “AI Created” tag added regardless of origin. TikTok relies on a technology called “Content Credentials” to identify artificial intelligence-generated content, and this feature will be applied to audio content later. This will help users understand the origin of the content and avoid confusion. TikTok will also include tags for AI-generated content on TikTok even after videos and photos are downloaded, to help others verify the source of the content.

Convert audio to text in iOS 18 Voice Memos and Notes app

It is said that the iOS 18 update will bring new audio features to the “Voice Memos” and “Notes” apps. These features will make it possible to convert audio recordings into written texts in both applications. These applications, with the help of artificial intelligence, will be able to provide real-time summaries of the most important points of audio recordings. These features are also expected to be available in iPadOS 18 and macOS 15.

Miscellaneous news

◉ The iOS 17.5 update suffers from a bug that reappears old deleted photos, even photos from previous years, in the Photos library and iCloud. Users on Reddit complained about the appearance of deleted photos after updating their phones. Apple did not specify the cause of the issue, but it is likely caused by a cataloging glitch, a corrupted photo library, or a problem syncing photos between local devices and iCloud. Similar issues have been reported in previous beta versions.

◉ Google announced the presence of the Jimny artificial intelligence assistant as an essential part of the Android system and works at the system level, from an artificial intelligence-based search to answer inquiries and search for information, in addition to the Circle to Search feature for solving mathematics and physics problems and helping with homework, as well as creating images. Questions about videos, content summaries, and more.

◉ Great news for GPT Chat users on Mac devices, as OpenAI has launched an application for Mac devices for GPT Chat Plus subscription holders, with the expectation that it will be available to everyone soon. The app allows you to ask questions using the keyboard shortcut (Option + Space) or have live voice chats. In addition, GPT-4 will be available to everyone for free.

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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