Sir Apfelot newsreel week 31, 2022

For today's Friday there is again a colorful bouquet of Apple and tech news in this blog. That's right, it's time for a new edition of Sir Apfelot Newsreel! This time I will show you which messages I particularly noticed in calendar week 31 of 2022. The news includes: online trade register completely free and with more features, iPhone 14 (Pro) and new iPad rumours, possible return of the Apple HomePod, audio update for the Apple Studio Display, new offers in Apple Arcade and TV+, as well as some others.

In the Sir Apfelot newsreel for calendar week 31 of 2022 you will find reports on these topics, among others: online commercial register revised and free, rumors about the new iPad and iPhone 14 Pro, possible return of the Apple HomePod, firmware update for Apple Studio Display , Amazing Bomberman, Luck, and more!

Free and comprehensive: handelsregister.de has been revised

On August 1, 2022, the Act to Implement the Digitization Directive (DiRUG) and the Act to Supplement the Regulations for the Implementation of the Digitization Directive (DiREG) came into force. Practical use of these word monsters can e.g. B. Draw people who need information from the commercial register. Information on companies, their foundation and their historical development is available without registration and free of charge. Furthermore, limited liability companies can now be set up very easily online. Further information and details on the topic can be found in short form with this tweet or longer in the Official press release of the Federal Ministry of Justice. 

Will United Internet sell Web.de and GMX?

With reference to a Articles from the Handelsblatt (behind the payment barrier) showed Caschy's blog in one this week Post that United Internet could shed that division of its group, which also includes the free mail providers Web.de and GMX. Both majority and minority holdings would be offered - the sale could flush 1,5 billion euros into United Internet's coffers. There has not yet been a clear confirmation of these efforts from the Internet company.

Microsoft Teams now optimized for Apple Silicon

Anyone who uses an Apple computer with a version of the M1 or M2 chip and uses Microsoft Teams to communicate with colleagues can now rely on native support for the selected hardware. Microsoft did this by means of a Entry announced on the team blog. The update has been available to the relevant users since this week and follows an extensive test phase of the Beta version  

iPhone 14: Differences between the versions also in the display

On Monday I already have a look at the current rumors about the Apple September Keynote 2022 thrown. In the article you will also find the previous assumptions, analyzes and leaks about the iPhone 14 and its Pro versions. The Standard and Pro versions should differ in several features: camera technology, design of the front camera environment, SoC generation and so on. Like the iPhone ticker on Tuesday in addition shown there is one important difference: the OLED generation of the display. Because only the Pro versions should receive the latest OLED technology from Samsung, among other things Always-on display to be able to realize.

Apple HomeKit: Obstacles for developers and spontaneous exit from Loxone

In addition to the hardware, Apple's software was again in the headlines of the blogs dealing with it this week. For example, in a post by iFun about a petition berichtet, with which developers are demanding an opening of the Home platform so that they can create richer and more useful applications. You can find the petition with this link. A few days later there was one Post in the sister blog iPhone ticker, which referred to the smart home outfitter Loxone. This announced in April that it was the only manufacturer of automation solutions with native HomeKit support. But this has now been withdrawn without giving reasons.

New iPad with revised design and only in October?

In the overview of rumors linked above about Apple's upcoming September event, I already pointed out that some new devices (iPad, Mac) might not be presented until October. This assumption is now supported a little by reports that the upgrade from iPadOS 15 to iPadOS 16 will only be rolled out in October. Again, this information comes from Mark Gurman, who put it in a Articles published by Bloomberg. There are also several reports on the 10th generation iPad. This is expected for this fall and should get new information about flat edges and USB-C instead of Lightning. With this and with the removal of the headphone connection, it would be adapted to the other current models (Mini, Air, Pro) ( ).

Apple iPad (9th Gen, 2021): Technical data / Purchase option

Is the Apple HomePod Coming Back?

After the Apple HomePod was not so well received (haha), partly because of its high price, production and sales were discontinued last year. Since then, Apple has limited itself to marketing the cheaper Mini model. But that there could soon be a new version of the big HomePods, supposed one currently at MacRumors. Again, reference is made to Mark Gurman, who believes that the new HomePod should have the same S8 chip that is also said to be in the Apple Watch Series 8. Yes, it was said that work should be done on a large HomePod again already suspected last October. This device could get a new display on the top. Further technical details are not yet known.

Solution for audio problems with the Apple Studio Display

This week, Apple finally addressed the audio issues with the Apple Studio Display. After numerous users complained about the same, there was only a message to workshops and partners cooperating with Apple that customers could possibly report more audio disturbances in their studio display. However, it was emphasized that it was a software and not a hardware problem and that the experts should therefore point out an upcoming update. This is now also outside. Apple Studio Display Firmware 15.5 (Build 19F80) has been released and is said to improve audio playback ( ).

New offers on Apple Arcade and Apple TV+

If you're still looking for some weekend escapism, you might like the new deals on Apple Arcade and Apple TV+. One of the new games in Arcade is a special version of the Konami classic Bomberman. Playable on iPhone, iPad, Mac and more devices, Amazing Bomberman is available to download now. If you also have Apple TV+ in your subscription collection, you can also stream "Luck" starting today. The animated film for the whole family revolves around the themes of luck and bad luck (as well as a bit of superstition).

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