Sir Apfelot newsreel week 26, 2022

The second half of the year begins today, on a Friday. That means you will start Q3 2022 with a Sir Apfelot newsreel. This time I will show you which Apple and tech news I noticed the most in calendar week 26. There are many reports about Apple, primarily from MacRumors and the sources listed there. These include the following topics: Last update for the Corona warningApp, second Prime Day in the fall, Apple funds legal abortion trips, Covid summer wave hits Apple Stores, M2 MacBook Pro with slow SSD, many new Apple patents, and more.

In the Sir Apfelot newsreel for calendar week 26 of 2022 you will find the following topics, among others: Corona warning app before the end, Prime event in autumn, HomePod successor, iPhone with USB-C, abortions in the USA, and more .

In the Sir Apfelot newsreel for calendar week 26 of 2022 you will find the following topics, among others: Corona warning app before the end, Prime event in autumn, HomePod successor, iPhone with USB-C, abortions in the USA, and more .

Corona-Warn-App receives last update before discontinuation in May 2023

We are in the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic. That means many people have been vaccinated and/or recovered. For some, the topic seems to have been shelved anyway, if you look around. With regard to the Corona warning app for iOS and Android, an end has now also been scheduled. After the current update to version 2.24, which allows, among other things, the export of vaccination certificates as PDF files, there should be no further extensions. In addition, the project by Telekom, SAP and RKI is only to be operated until May 2023; then it is put on hold. I got that in one this week Entry read from iPhone ticker.

After Prime Day in July: Amazon seems to be planning an autumn event

The dates for Amazon's upcoming "Prime Day" have already been set: July 12-13, 2022. But that shouldn't be the only major shopping event for the global mail order company this year. such as B. on the CNBC website reported there should also be a "Prime Autumn" campaign, which should be planned for Q4. According to the report, retailers who sell via Amazon have already been informed about the second campaign period so that they can prepare appropriate deals. This should result in even more sales and even more members in the "Discount club“ Amazons can be reached.

Apple pays employees travel expenses for treatment in other US states

The US has taken a huge step backwards in many states and their jurisdictions. Once again, pregnant women are being stripped of their rights because old white men think they must enforce "God's will" around so-called creation. In short, abortion has become illegal in more US states. Apple, among others, has now announced that it will pay employees' travel expenses for medical treatment in other countries where it is legal. In which Articles from iFun on the subject further states: "Airbnb, Amazon, Condé Nast, DoorDash, JPMorgan Chase, Levi Strauss, Meta, Microsoft, Netflix, Patagonia, PayPal, Reddit, Starbucks, Tesla, The Walt Disney Company, and Yelp have also indicated they want to cover abortion travel expenses for their employees."

Covid summer wave: masks are compulsory in European Apple stores

Lots of meetings with others, vacations with jam-packed means of transport at highly frequented tourism hotspots and so on: the summer wave of the Covid-19 virus is rolling on. As a consequence, masks are now compulsory for employees in French Apple Stores. This could also be the case in Germany, after the opening times in individual branches had already been cut due to infections among the workforce. This is reported by iFun this week with a short one Entry.

New Apple speaker probably not until 2023

The Apple HomePod didn't have a long lifetime in the Apple cosmos. While the mini version of the smart home speaker continues to be sold and updated from time to time (e.g. with new colors), the larger "sound miracle" seems to have been forgotten again. However, Apple is said not to have completely written off the audio industry for itself. Referring to Mark Gurman berichtet iFun that HomePod-like hardware would be developed under the codename B620. This could get an S chip from the Apple Watch and a multi-touch display. However, it will probably not be presented until next year.

MacBook Pro 13″: M2 version has slower SSD storage than M1 version

During M2 chip from 2022 is supposed to deliver significantly better performance (or at least better performance per watt) than the M1 chip from 2020, the first generation of the MacBook Pro that ships with it seems to lack the corresponding SSD speed. MacRumors et al with this message one in which benchmark tests are shown. Two videos are also included in the message, in which the problem is shown and explained. The Disk Speed ​​app was used to determine the following numbers (quote from the linked source):

  • 13 inch MacBook Pro (M1 / 256GB) Read Speed: 2,900
  • 13 inch MacBook Pro (M2 / 256GB) Read Speed: 1,446
  • 13 inch MacBook Pro (M1 / 256GB) Write speed: 2,215
  • 13 inch MacBook Pro (M2 / 256GB) Write speed: 1,463

15 years ago on Wednesday, the first iPhone went on sale

Introduced by Steve Jobs in 2007 in an impressive and funny presentation, the iPhone went on sale for the first time on June 29, 2007. MacRumors points this out here there. The article also discusses the presentation of the first multi-touch smartphone without a keyboard, which took place on January 9, 2007. Other numbers are also mentioned: it took only 74 days after the start of sales for Apple to state that 1 million units had already been sold. In recent years there have been many big and small improvements and innovations - not least the App Store, the camera and the general computing power. 

Reading recommendation: All iPhone systems from the first iPhone OS to today

USB-C on the iPhone: Brazil also wants a standard connection

Brazil is said to be the latest addition to those countries that want to push Apple to equip the iPhone with USB-C instead of Lightning. MacRumors shows that in another this week Articles on. It refers to Tecnoblog and 9to5Mac. In summary, it says (loosely translated): “[…] Brazilian consumer protection agency Anatel has come up with a new proposal that would require all smartphones in the country to use USB-C. Like the US and EU proposals, Anatel says devices that charge fully wirelessly won't need to follow suit with the introduction of USB-C."

More Apple rumors and patents to wrap up

After Mark Gurman announced that Apple is considering a HomePod successor Ming-Chi Kuo to understand that another Apple project could have failed. Like it here This means that the development of Apple's own 5G chip is said to have failed, which is why Qualcomm should continue to supply this mobile phone hardware. At the same time, Patently means Apple herethat the development did not flop, but that patent disputes led to the decision. Speaking of which: Apple has recently been granted many new patents – for one Underwater mode on iPhone, for one Dual Pro Stand for two XDR monitors, For a glass MacBook, For enhanced 3D audio, Und 66 patents for autonomous cars. Good weekend reading :D

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2 comments

  1. Horst Hader says:

    I'm looking forward to the 4th quarter and the IPhone 14 Pro! But I'm still using my IPhone Xs, which has never let me down since I bought it in December 2018. Also applies to all predecessors that I have had since 2008. Even my 2007 iPod Touch still works perfectly. This balance speaks for the quality of the Apple devices!

    • Jen Kleinholz says:

      Hello Horst! I agree with you. I'm also looking forward to the new products in September. 😊

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