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What a week right? Apple has unveiled new iPhone, Watch and AirPods Pro models that are available to pre-order starting today. But there were other headlines this week. That's why there's a Sir Apfelot newsreel again this Friday. This time I'll show you what Apple and tech news I got (besides the Keynote-Contents from Wednesday) in calendar week 36 of the year 2022. Among other things, the following reports are included: current status of fiber optic expansion in Germany, TikTok denies hack with data theft, Ireland imposes a 405 million euro fine against Instagram, Disney plans membership program for loyal fans, archives show statements by Steve Jobs, and more.
In light of Wednesday's keynote, and the products and features featured, we've been hard at work from Wednesday night through today to bring you as much insight and information as possible. That's why we'd be happy if you click through our coverage and leave your opinion here and there as a comment:
This week, heise online addressed the nationwide expansion of the fiber optic network for the distribution of fast Internet connections Articles a. It shows that by mid-2022, 26% of households were already able to get a fast Internet connection via fiber optic lines. By 2030 it should (theoretically) be all households in Germany.
This government plan also stipulates that 2025% of households should already be connected by 50. With reference to a BREKO market analysis (visible here) heise online also shows some hurdles that could slow down the expansion of the network. These include the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and Russia's war in Ukraine. In addition to supply bottlenecks and a shortage of skilled workers, inflation is also cited as a possible problem.
I also have one at heise online this week Entry about an alleged hack of the Chinese platforms TikTok and WeChat. This was about screenshots and data posted by a hacker group in a hacker forum. After their appearance, TikTok denied that it was really user data, platform source code and other sensitive content.
First, the linked source stated that some of the data from the apparent hack was real, while others were more like "junk". In an update, however, it is stated that it should be a complete fake. Nevertheless, such fakes also raise awareness of the fact that data is not stored in the safest way on social media platforms. Be careful with the location in China.
This judgment was made in Ireland, according to one Entry at Inside IT. Especially when handling the data of underage users, the EU-DSGVO was not compliant. Instagram wants to appeal and parent company Meta, which also owns Facebook and WhatsApp, says the privacy settings already comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. The linked source also explains that WhatsApp was fined 225 million euros last year for breaches of data protection.
If you are a member of Amazon's Prime program, you can take advantage of many other advantages in addition to free shipping with no minimum order value: streaming of series, films and music, a free Twitch subscription per month, lightning deals, Kindle content, and more. According to Entry from iFun, Disney is now also to think about a monthly billed membership, which, in addition to Disney+ streaming, should offer further advantages related to the group offers. This should z. For example, regular purchases can be stimulated in their own shop, where there are toys, clothing and other merchandise as well as tickets for amusement parks, trips and cruises. The German source refers to Information of the Wall Street Journal.
The Steve Jobs Archive website, created by Lauren Powell Jobs, Tim Cook and Jony Ive, features memories of the Apple co-founder who died in 2011. In addition to quotations, which are intended to show the core motivations behind Steve Jobs' actions, a corresponding medium is also presented for each of these statements. Videos and audio recordings in particular are currently included. The selection currently ranges from media from 1983 to 2007. The range will certainly grow over time. You can take a look with this link: https://stevejobsarchive.com.
Today's one Entry from the iPhone ticker refers to tweets showing that a recent iOS 16 Beta version iPhone startup and shutdown sounds. For the time being, however, these audio instructions are intended to iPhone 14 Pro be limited. In addition, it is less an auditory design decision and more an accessibility feature. Because the tones that indicate that the iPhone is switched on or off are aimed at people with impaired vision. Accordingly, sounds for activating the display by lifting the device or by tapping on the display should also be available.
Admittedly, I had to read up on when iOS 16 was available as a free upgrade to the compatible iPhones is rolled out. According to some sources, the date was supposedly mentioned during Wednesday's keynote, but somehow I missed it. Never mind, because on the official Preview page for iOS 16 from Apple it is now also: Available from 12.09. From next Monday, September 12, 2022, you will have the opportunity to as part of WWDC22 to install the presented operating system for Apple smartphones. Which of the new features are you most looking forward to? Please leave a comment!
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.