Sir Apfelot newsreel week 37, 2022

Last week I started the Sir Apfelot newsreel with a collection of links to keynote content related to the iPhone 14, the new Apple Watch models and the AirPods Pro 2. This week we start with iOS 16 as the theme. Because apparently you are interested in the new iPhone operating system. The views of the individual posts are above average and Jens even had to move the blog to another server to keep up with the onslaught. But there was more Apple and tech news this week as well. So here is my summary for calendar week 37 of 2022.

In the Sir Apfelot newsreel for calendar week 37 of 2022 you will find the following reports, among others: Amazon Alexa with more advertising, YouTube with even more advertising, iOS 16, 16.1 and 15.7, hardware extension for Apple One subscription, iPhone 14 Pro Max teardown and more.

In the Sir Apfelot newsreel for calendar week 37 of 2022 you will find the following reports, among others: Amazon Alexa with more advertising, YouTube with even more advertising, iOS 16, 16.1 and 15.7, hardware extension for Apple One subscription, iPhone 14 Pro Max teardown and more.

Apple releases iOS 16 for compatible iPhone models

Instead of a long list of links to all iOS 16-related posts, here is the corresponding collective post: iOS 16 - Everything you need to know. In the desktop version of the blog, you will find a banner on the right that also takes you to this post. In it I show you everything about the new iPhone operating system from Apple; it's about compatible iPhones, the installation, an annoying bug, new features of the lock screen, camera, photos and so on, new security settings and more. The list of tips and tricks is far from complete. There just aren't enough hours in the day to cover everything. But we are working on it :)

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Amazon Alexa with more advertising for product help requests in the future

Alexa, the language assistant from Amazon, can be used for various areas: general web inquiries, streaming music and films, managing the technology in the smart home and also shopping on Amazon. In the future, individual manufacturers and brands will be able to include more advertising in their responses to inquiries about specific products. This week iFun showed that in one Post with reference to the official pronouncement the "About Amazon" website. If there is an inquiry about a product, the selling brands can refer to their own shop area and present products - this is shown in the source using the example of carpet cleaning.

Time for ad blockers: YouTube is annoying with even more advertising

When YouTube went from one commercial to two in a row, it was annoying. Now that you're getting used to it, Google's video platform seems set to up the ante (or three). Because individual users have already been foisted advertising blocks with a total of five spots in a row. This is also reported by iFun in one Articles and refers among other things to one Tweet, in which a photo depicts advert 3 of 5 display. According to the tweet, not only were all five commercials relatively long, but they also couldn't be skipped. It's about time we talked more about ad blockers here on the blog, isn't it? Or on VPNs, with which YouTube Premium can be used more cheaply through another location.

Apple One subscription coming with hardware deals soon?

From October, Apple (at least in the US as a test market) could add a hardware subscription to its “Apple One” offering. The subscription currently includes various services such as Apple Music, Apple tv+, Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness+ and more iCloud storage or iCloud+. However, a hardware offer could be added as part of Apple's October event, which is supposed to bring new MacBook and iPad models, among other things. But this would not be an installment payment for a specific device, it says in another Post from iFun, but a cheap way to always use the latest hardware and pay a lower monthly price.

In addition to iOS 16: Apple releases iOS 15.7 as a security update

When I looked after the upgrade to iOS 16 on Monday, I also noticed the iOS 15.7 update in the iPhone settings. However, I didn't delve further into it. It's good that other people with editorial jobs do that. Because, among other things, the iPhone ticker is updated to the iOS 15.7 update for compatible iPhones received. If you don't want to use iOS 16 yet, you should at least install this update, because it once again closes major security gaps. In the official support document HT213445 on iOS 15.7 and iPadOS 15.7 it is shown that many areas are really affected: contacts, kernel (multiple), maps, media library, Safari and extensions, shortcuts and WebKit (multiple). 

Update to iOS 16.1 – This is how the iPhone system is expanded

As I showed you this week, iOS 16 was released more or less "unfinished". Because some of the functions announced at WWDC22 in June were not rolled out with the iOS 16.0 release, but come via iOS 16.x updates. MacRumors shows the first information about the upcoming content of iOS 16.1 with reference to the first Beta versions amongst other things here and here to:

  • View sports scores live on lock screen
  • More live activities for the lock screen
  • Clean Energy Charging (US only for now)
  • Apple Wallet app can be uninstalled
  • The basics for Matter are to be laid
  • Lock screen customization is set to expand

tvOS 16 - Nintendo controllers are finally supported

On the Apple TV or Apple TV 4K you can Use different game controllers for Apple Arcade. These include the gamepads of the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 as well as the input devices of the Xbox Series One, the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S. With the update of the operating system to the tvOS 16 version, the official controllers of the Nintendo Switch are now also being added : Joy-Cons and Pro Controller. As a Nintendo fan and release buyer of the Nintendo Switch, I think that's great. I'll find out if the extension is also available for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS is coming and Co. applies - in the nothing was written for this paragraph. 

Notes on our own behalf: battery capacities and merchandise

By the way, have you already seen that I researched the battery capacities of the new iPhones and Apple Watches for you? So if you're wondering if the mAh count has increased significantly this year compared to the last few years, take a look here (I've yet to find out the Wh figures for the Apple Watch):

And if you haven't gotten enough of Sir Apfelot in addition to the many news, guides, instructions and other posts here in the blog, then take a look at the brand new merchandise offer: There you will find T-shirts, pullovers, hoodies, jackets, vests, sportswear, bags, backpacks, hats, caps, pillows, stickers, magnets for the fridge and more with the "Sir Apfelot" logo and one or the other saying :) You don't want to buy anything and still support the blog? This works here: Steady / Patreon.

Finally: Teardown of the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Some of you will probably receive the new iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max just in time for the release today. The expensive new Apple smartphone will certainly be treated very carefully so that there are no scratches or serious damage (here are cases against it). But if you still want to know how it looks in the devices, you can already consult one or the other teardown. On Youtube you can find the video of an Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max teardown (which confirms the mAh value in the post linked above).

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