Samsung announces support for AirPlay for a series of hotel room TVs, the official arrival of Apple Glasses to countries outside the United States, a 10% increase in the battery life of the next iPhone due to the new design, the iPhone 16 Pro equipped with an advanced Samsung OLED M14 screen, and Google reveals Pixel 9 phones will be unveiled next month before the launch of the iPhone 16, Fortnite will be on the iPhone soon, the iPhone

News on the sidelines Week Mar 5 - Mar 11

Leaked: Four models of the iPhone 16 will contain the same A18 processor

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Code was discovered in Apple’s internal systems, meaning “the software codes, servers, and systems that Apple uses internally to manage and develop its devices and services. These codes are not available to the public and usually include sensitive information about future products and software updates that the company is working on.”

In these codes, Apple's plans to launch four models of the iPhone 16 this year, using the same A-series processor, were revealed. The code includes five new device identifiers, all starting with the same number, indicating the use of the same chip. This is consistent with previous rumours. Apple may use the A18 processor, with differences in the number of GPU cores between the standard and Pro models. It is believed that this move is aimed at ensuring that all future devices are able to run the artificial intelligence features in the iOS 18 update.

Resident Evil 7 appears for the first time on the iPhone 15 Pro, iPad, and Mac

Capcom launched the game “Resident Evil 7 Biohazard” for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, and all iPad and Mac devices equipped with Apple M series silicon processors.

The game supports the “shared progress” feature so that users can save their game progress on one device, then continue playing from the same point on another device.

It also supports the “global purchase” feature, meaning you can purchase the game only once and use it on all your compatible devices.

 The iPhone and iPad version includes improved control with a new Auto Fire option. The game is available to download for free with the option to try part of it, while the price of the entire game is $19.99, with an upgrade to the Gold Edition with additional content available for an additional $20.

iPhone 16 will come with an advanced camera sensor from Samsung

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Apple is testing advanced CMOS image sensors from Samsung, which may come to the iPhone 16. Apple is currently conducting a final evaluation of the quality of these sensors provided by the Samsung System LSI unit, which is intended for the main camera in the upcoming iPhone 16. This shift from traditional supplier Sony, comes due to concerns about reliability and technology and the need to integrate new technologies into the camera system.

The new sensors feature a more advanced three-layer design, allowing for higher pixel densities, lower noise, and smaller pixel sizes.

Apple increases orders for A18 processors in anticipation of high demand for the iPhone 16

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According to reports from Taiwan, Apple has increased its order for A18 processors to between 90 and 100 million units, compared to 80-90 million units for the iPhone 15 series. Due to expectations of high demand for the iPhone 16 series, especially with the launch of new artificial intelligence features. All iPhone 16 models are expected to use A18 chips with an improved 2nm resolution, with the possibility of an “A18 Pro” processor for Pro models. Standard models may get an upgrade to 8GB of RAM.

Apple reclassifies the iPhone

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These products now appear on the list of obsolete and obsolete Apple products. Products are considered obsolete when Apple has stopped distributing them for sale for more than five and less than seven years. Apple Stores and Authorized Service Providers will continue to offer repairs for obsolete products for up to two additional years, depending on parts availability.

The iPhone Bionic, which included the first neural engine to enhance machine learning capabilities, and supports wireless charging for the first time. It features a stainless steel frame and a glass back, bringing back a luxurious aesthetic touch to the iPhone.

The original HomePod was announced on June 5, 2017 and released on February 9, 2018. At a starting price of $349, it is powered by the Apple A8 chip and built-in Siri, allowing control of music playback, management of smart home devices, and access to information and services via voice commands.

Apple announced the original AirPods on September 7, 2016 and launched them on December 13, 2016, at a price of $159. It supported seamless integration with the Apple system, thanks to the W1 chip that enabled easy pairing with Apple devices, in addition to long battery life.

After a period of time when a product is classified as “vintage,” it is reclassified as “worn out.” Apple says a product is considered obsolete when it has been seven years since it was last distributed for sale. When this occurs, Apple Stores and authorized service providers do not provide repairs or other services for these devices.

Fortnite and the Fortnite Game Store have been submitted to Apple for launch in the European Union

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Epic Games announced that it has submitted its store to Apple for certification under the European Union's Alternative App Marketplaces policy. The store will include the famous Fortnite game, which means that iPhone users in the European Union will be able to install and play the game without the need for a cloud gaming service. Epic expects to launch the store and Fortnite on iOS in the European Union within the next two months.

Apple charges €0.50 per year for each app installed outside the App Store, which can cost app developers significant amounts. Epic CEO Tim Sweeney criticized Apple's changes to its App Store policies, calling them a "malicious new ploy."

The European Commission announced that it is not satisfied with the way Apple is implementing the new law, and believes that the company is still imposing unfair restrictions on competitors and developers, and decided to open a new procedure against Apple for not complying with the law. The Commission believes that the changes made by Apple are not sufficient to fully comply with the new law.

Google will unveil the Pixel 9 phones next month before the launch of the iPhone 16

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Google will update its product lineup this year in mid-August instead of its usual timing in October, that is, before the announcement of the new iPhone. Last week, Google sent out media invitations to an August 13 event to unveil the latest Pixel phones, smart watches, and Nest devices.

Rumors indicate that Google will launch three Pixel 9 phones, including the new 9-inch Pixel 6.2 Pro XL, in addition to the regular Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro. Leaks show that the Pixel 9 Pro will have a triple camera. It is expected that the Android 15 update will be launched with Gemini AI improvements and other services.

In addition to the new phones, Google is expected to release the Pixel Fold 2 tablet, the Pixel 3 watch series, and new Pixel speakers, competing with Apple's devices.

Some Apple smart features will likely require a paid subscription

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In the long term, Apple plans to turn some AI features into paid services, similar to iCloud+ subscriptions. Apple may launch a service such as “Apple Intelligence+” with additional features for a monthly fee. Apple is also expected to receive a percentage of revenue when users subscribe to artificial intelligence features provided by its partners, such as ChatGPT.

Apple is expected to conclude deals with Google and Anthropic to provide artificial intelligence services through its devices. At the same time, Apple refuses to partner with Meta due to privacy concerns, and Apple is seeking partnerships in the Chinese market where similar artificial intelligence services are not available.

iPhone 16 Pro models will come with advanced Samsung OLED M14 screens

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The iPhone 16 Pro, iPhone 16 Pro Max, and the upcoming Google Pixel 9 will be the only phones to adopt high-performance Samsung OLED M14 screens, developed to provide superior brightness and long lifespan. The screen brightness is expected to increase by 20%, reaching 1200 nits. Peak HDR brightness is expected to remain at 1600 nits, which is the same level as the iPhone 15 Pro screen.

The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will have larger screens than the iPhone 15 Pro models, as the iPhone 16 Pro screen size will reach 6.27 inches, while the iPhone 16 Pro Max screen size is expected to be 6.85 inches. inch.

Another rumor last year suggested that all iPhone 16 models would adopt new OLED Micro-Lens display technology to improve brightness and reduce power consumption, although it's not clear if this was related to the M14 displays specifically.

It is expected that the new iPhone's battery life will increase by up to 10% due to the new design

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According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new metal-cased iPhone battery will allow for higher power density, leading to longer battery life. Kuo claims that using a stainless steel casing for the iPhone battery will allow cell density to increase by 5 to 10 percent while remaining within safe limits, in addition to meeting the requirements of new European regulations. Alleged images of an iPhone 16 Pro battery with a metal casing were leaked in late 2023. Apple plans to make it easier to replace the iPhone battery starting with the iPhone 16, in response to a new European Union law that requires smartphone manufacturers to ensure that the batteries can be replaced by users. Easily by 2025.

Miscellaneous news

◉ Apple releases the second beta version of iOS 17.6 and macOS Sonoma 14.6 updates to developers.

◉ Apple releases the second beta version of iOS 17.6, iPadOS 17.6, macOS Sonoma 14.6, watchOS 10.6, tvOS 17.6, and VisionOS 1.3 updates to developers.

◉ Apple has appointed chief applications officer Phil Schiller as an observer member of the OpenAI board as part of an agreement to integrate ChatGPT into iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia. The observer role allows Schiller to attend and contribute to meetings without the right to vote. Microsoft has also taken on the role of controller, putting the two companies on the same level. Future meetings could cause tension if Schiller attends, and Microsoft could request that he be excluded.

◉ Gene Levoff, Apple's former director of legal affairs, was ordered to pay a $1.15 million fine to the US Securities and Exchange Commission for insider trading, as he used his position to access Apple's earnings results before they were announced to the public to buy and sell shares at a profit. Avoid losses between 2011 and 2016. He was fired from Apple in 2018 after his actions were discovered, and last year he was sentenced to four years of probation and paid a fine, avoiding a potential two-year prison sentence.

◉ Advertise a website Consoles lawsuit settled For the defective MacBooks, the court issued a payment order on June 27, 2024, and payments will be issued by August 2024. This comes two years after Apple agreed to pay $50 million to settle a class action lawsuit over the defective “butterfly” keyboards. MacBook owners who have had the top cover replaced at least twice within four years of purchase will receive a maximum of $395, while customers who have had a single repair will receive up to $125.

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◉ Apple has already started working on iOS 19, macOS 16, watchOS 12, and visionOS 3 updates for next year, under the codenames “Luck,” “Cheer,” “Nepali,” and “Discovery,” respectively. Although the current versions have not yet been released to the public, the start of work on the upcoming major updates is in line with the company's usual schedule. The Vision Pro glasses are expected to get Apple's intelligence features next year.

◉ Apple Vision Pro has arrived at Apple Stores across Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. This is the first time that Apple Glass has been officially available outside the United States. It is scheduled to launch in the UK, Canada, Australia, France and Germany on July 12.

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◉ Samsung announced that it will introduce AirPlay support for its hotel room TV series, allowing iPhone and iPad users to wirelessly stream videos, music, photos and more from their devices to the TV in their room, by scanning a unique QR code on the hotel room TV to create an AirPlay connection. . Your device will also automatically connect to the hotel's Wi-Fi network. But the iPhone must be updated to iOS 17.3 or iPadOS 17.3 or later.

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