Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin While we’re waiting for iOS 16.2 to arrive, Apple has suddenly snuck out a smaller release, iOS16. 1.2. Here’s how to get it and what’s in it. Make Forbes your destination for all-things iOS. Read full details of what’s in the release from me the moment it lands. Kate O’Flaherty looks at the security considerations of each new release. And then read Gordon Kelly ’s analysis of whether you ought to install or wait. MORE FROM FORBES Apple's Latest iPhone Video Is Deeply Moving, A Must-Watch By David Phelan Which iPhones can run iOS 16.1.2? If you have an iPhone from the iPhone 8 onwards, this is for you. For iPads, you need iPadOS which, for the first time, is on a different release schedule than iOS. There’s no iPadOS 16.1.2, by the way, this is an iPhone-only release. How to get it You’ll have done this before but just in case: open the Settings app on the iPhone and then … [Read more...] about Apple iOS 16.1.2: Surprise iPhone Release With Crucial Upgrades
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin AirPods have come from nowhere to dominate the earbuds marketplace in just six years. Apple’s best buds are the AirPods Pro, and after three years, they have been replaced by an all-new second-generation product. So should you upgrade to AirPods Pro 2, and what’s the difference? Here’s everything you need to know. Note: Apple still calls its second-generation model ‘AirPods Pro 2nd Generation’, but for brevity, I will refer to them as ‘AirPods Pro 2’ in this guide. The original AirPods Pro are no longer for sale. Design - Familiar On The Outside, All Change On The Inside AirPods Pro have long been Apple’s best-looking buds, and AirPods Pro 2 don’t change a winning formula. Externally, the new Pros are almost identical to their predecessors. AirPods Pro - 30.9 x 21.8 x 24.0 mm (1.22 x 0.86 x 0.94-inches), 5.4 g (0.19 oz) AirPods Pro 2 - 30.9 x 21.8 x 24.0 mm (1.22 x 0.86 x 0.94-inches), 5.3 g (0.19 oz) … [Read more...] about Apple AirPods Pro 2 Vs AirPods Pro: What’s The Difference?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Early iPhone 15 leaks claim Apple is planning to redesign its iconic smartphone range . And now we just got our first look at how the new ‘iPhone 15 Ultra’ flagship is expected to look. Extraordinarily detailed renders by Saad Ismail (for AppleInsider ) illustrate how reports of curved edges , dual front cameras and the transition to USB-C should look. And the result is an iPhone that is unmistakably modern yet undeniably retro. What really stands out here is the curved chassis, which has echoes of the 2013 iPhone 5C . While this design is unloved due to its cheap plastic back, it was arguably the most ergonomic iPhone Apple made since the iPhone 3GS . Furthermore, in terms of build quality, the iPhone 15 Ultra could hardly be further from the iPhone 5C, with Apple tipped to introduce a titanium chassis. Titanium costs $35-50 per kilogram , making it approximately 30x more expensive than stainless … [Read more...] about New iPhone 15 Ultra Renders Detail Apple’s Radical Redesign
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin After years of speculation, Apple has finally confirmed that it will follow the European Union’s new law requiring all smartphones with a physical port to use USB-C. But it may come with a twist. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal's Tech Live event , Greg Joswiak, Apple's vice president of worldwide marketing, was the person to confirm that Apple will follow new European Union law mandating the use of USB-C on all smartphones sold in its member countries from autumn 2024. But that might not be the end of the Lighting port on iPhones worldwide. Responding to a question from The WSJ’s Joanna Stern, Joswiak refused to answer whether Apple will transition all iPhones to USB-C worldwide — something that had been assumed due to the added production line complexity any split would introduce. He was also blunt about time scale, stating: “the Europeans are the ones dictating timing for European customers.” … [Read more...] about Apple Confirms iPhones Will Follow New EU USB-C Law, But Doubts Remain Internationally
Daniel Ek - A + A STOCKHOLM (Nov 30): Spotify's CEO Daniel Ek renewed his attack on Apple on Wednesday in a series of tweets alleging the iPhone maker "gives itself every advantage while at the same time stifling innovation and hurting consumers". Ek tagged a number of sympathetic business leaders in his 21-tweet thread, including Musk, Microsoft president Brad Smith, and Proton founder Andy Yen. On Monday, the world's richest person Elon Musk criticised the fee Apple charges software developers — including his Twitter business — for in-app purchases, and posted a meme suggesting he was willing to "go to war" rather than pay it. Spotify has previously submitted antitrust complaints against Apple in various countries, alleging the 30% charge has forced Spotify to "artificially inflate" its own prices. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday. It has previously said the 30% cut it takes on purchases made in its App Store is used … [Read more...] about Spotify CEO renews attack on Apple after Musk’s salvo
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline As 2022 comes to a close, music streaming giants Spotify, iHeartRadio, Pandora and Apple Music have released their lists of the top music of the year, with Latin artist Bad Bunny dominating all charts, alongside songs from Harry Styles, Future, Drake and Tems and Justin Bieber and The Kid Laroi—here’s a guide to the most popular tunes of the year. Key Facts iHeartRadio: Doja Cat was the top overall artist on iHeartRadio in 2022, based on total spins and streams on the iHeartRadio app and on the company’s radio stations from January to the end of October, receiving over 3.6 billion spins; The top song on the service was “STAY” by Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber, which received over 1.23 billion spins. Spotify: Bad Bunny was the most popular artist around the world for the third year in a row, Spotify said Wednesday, based on data tracked from January 1 to November 26; Harry Styles’ song “As It Was” was … [Read more...] about Most Popular Music Of 2022: Bad Bunny Dominates Spotify, Pandora And Apple Music Charts
(CTN NEWS) – Following his discussion with Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook, Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday that the confusion regarding Twitter possibly being removed from the company’s App Store had been cleared up. The billionaire CEO of Twitter and Tesla stated in a tweet that “Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing so.” Good conversation. Among other things, we resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store. Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing so. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 30, 2022 In a sequence of tweets released on Monday, Musk stated that Apple had threatened to ban Twitter from its app store without offering any explanation. He also claimed that the company had ceased advertising on social media sites. “What’s going on here?” he tweeted , tagging Cook’s account. Requests for comments on Musk’s most recent tweet from Twitter and Apple were not immediately fulfilled. Apple … [Read more...] about Musk Claims Apple Never Thought About Removing Twitter From Apple Store
Media mogul Jimmy Lai in 2021. - A + A (Dec 1): A Hong Kong court delayed media mogul Jimmy Lai’s foreign collusion trial, as China mulls a local government request to bar overseas-based lawyers from representing defendants in national security cases. The court will meet again on Dec 13 to discuss a timetable for Lai’s trial, which was originally scheduled to start on Thursday (Dec 1). The government sought the adjournment to prevent Lai’s UK lawyer from representing him during the trial. After failing to get the local courts to bar Timothy Owen, the city’s leader John Lee said on Monday he would ask Beijing to examine whether overseas lawyers should be allowed to take on national security cases under the law. Lai, 75, faces a possible life sentence if he is convicted of colluding with foreign forces in a trial. Prosecutors allege that Lai sought international sanctions against Hong Kong and China through his pro-democracy newspaper. Lee said on Monday the … [Read more...] about Hong Kong court delays media mogul’s national security trial
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Last week, multiple stories stated that Amazon's Alexa was a failure and the company could lose as much as $10 billion on this technology this year. The Ars Technica article quotes a Business Insider report that says, " The BI report spoke with "a dozen current and former employees on the company's hardware team," who described "a division in crisis." Just about every plan to monetize Alexa has failed, with one former employee calling Alexa "a colossal failure of imagination," and "a wasted opportunity." This month's layoffs are the end result of years of trying to turn things around. Alexa was given a huge runway at the company, back when it was reportedly the "pet project" of former CEO Jeff Bezos. An all-hands crisis meeting took place in 2019 to try to turn the monetization problem around, but that was fruitless. By late 2019, Alexa saw a hiring freeze, and Bezos started to lose interest in the project around 2020. Of … [Read more...] about Has Alexa’s Original Objective Become Obsolete?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Frontier Airlines announced that they will no longer offer call-based customer service . All requests will be digitally based, including their app and through chat. Many travel media pundits are critical of this and use this decision as another reason to shame airlines, especially low-cost airlines. Coming off a difficult summer operationally for the industry, this might look as an odd time to make this kind of move. Frontier knows their customers better than anyone else, however, and a decision like this, while unusual for airlines, is hardly unusual in many other businesses. Many people today, including a huge majority of those under 30 years old, live by their smartphones and find using technology is easier, faster, and more effective than waiting for a human to answer the phone. Airline Call Centers Are Ripe For Automation Airline call centers do a surprisingly little amount of selling. Most of their work is … [Read more...] about Frontier Airlines Removing Call-Based Customer Service Is Much Ado About Nothing