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21 January 2022

Apple highlights iPhone 13 battery life and Ceramic Shield in new videos

With the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro in 2021, not only processor and camera improvements as well as a new operating system came to the users of Apple smartphones. There was also an increase compared to the previous models […]
20 January 2022

iOS News: Version 14 without updates, no downgrade to 15.2 possible

There are currently some interesting developments relating to Apple's iOS operating system, which could be important for users with current iPhone models. On the one hand, there are reports that there will be no more updates for iOS 14 in the future. [...]
18 January 2022

To South Korea: App payments outside of the app store in the Netherlands

Apple currently has to deviate from its policy in some countries that iOS and iPadOS apps or subscriptions can only be paid for via the App Store. For example, in South Korea, external payment must be possible. […]
16 January 2022

SysJoker: Remote Access Tool (RAT) malware for macOS, Windows and Linux

I've been reading quite a bit about SysJoker over the last few hours and I think the best article on it is from ArsTechnica (source). I "squandered" a lot of the information in this article here and then […]
14 January 2022

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 2, 2022

Come in for the second Sir Apfelot newsreel of the year 2022. Today it's about the Apple and tech news that I particularly noticed in calendar week 2. If you find that a message in the article […]
11 January 2022

Concept is in place: alternative payments for app store apps

In South Korea, according to a law that came into force last year, app store operators must allow external payment options for app purchases and subscriptions in addition to their own payment methods. Google put appropriate solutions for its Play Store as early as November 2021 [...]
10 January 2022

Birthday of the Apple smartphone: 15 years of the iPhone

Yesterday 15 years ago, on January 9th, 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the very first iPhone. He announced it at the then Apple in-house exhibition "Macworld Conference & Expo" as a device that would have a touchscreen iPod, a telephone and [...]
7 January 2022

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 1, 2022

Welcome to the first Sir Apfelot newsreel in the new year 2022. In the old fashion, I will show you today which Apple and tech news I noticed particularly in calendar week 1 of this year. Also there [...]
4 January 2022

HomeKit bug: Device names that are too long can paralyze the iPhone

There is a bug in the current iOS versions for the Apple iPhone that can render the smartphone unusable. It results from a Denial of Service when HomeKit information is loaded from devices with names that are too long. [...]
31 December 2021

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 52, 2021

It is the last day of the year and also the last Sir Apfelot newsreel that I can present to you in 2021. Since we are between the years and the calm and contemplation of the previous [...]