iPhone 14 Release Date Leaked
According to various leaks and reports from trusted sources, the latest generation iPhone 14 series will be unveiled by Apple on September 7 and go on sale starting September 16. By unveiling the phones earlier than normal, Apple would benefit from an additional week of sales, which is anticipated to improve Q4 financial results. This is the earliest unveiling of an iPhone since 2016.
The latest iPhone 14 Lineup includes the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Apple Planning To Show Ads In Maps And Other Apps
Mark Gurman stated last week that Apple is planning to gradually increase the size of its advertising business over the upcoming years. He claimed in his email that Apple’s advertising section now brings in roughly $4 billion annually and that Todd Teresi, Apple’s head of advertising, aims to eventually raise that amount to at least $10 billion in the next few years.
To do this, Apple will start displaying ads in their apps.
Instead of the standard banner advertisements that you see on websites, Apple Maps ads would be paid search results. If a user searches for a specific food item, a fast food establishment may pay Apple to show up near the top of the results. Search advertisements are currently available on several comparable apps, such as Google Maps, Waze, and Yelp.
Developers already pay to advertise their apps to people who search-relevant keywords in the App Store. So basically, we could say that Apple is just expanding this business model to their other apps.
In addition, Apple plans to display banner advertising in its News and Stocks apps, as well as in the “Today” page of the App Store and a new “You Might Also Like” area at the bottom of app listings.
Although Gurman stated in the PowerOn Newsletter that this “feature” would be available to users by 2023, he did not provide a specific date.
iOS Update Adds More Battery Info
Apple has made the battery icon on iPhones with Face ID more informative. The battery icon can now show you the specific percentage and not just a visual representation of battery level.
The new battery indicator has been added to the previous iPhones going all the way back to iPhone X. As the notch takes up a considerable amount of space for the FaceID feature, Apple had previously removed the percentage from the status bar.
In earlier versions of iOS, the battery icon showed a visual of the battery level, but it did not provide a specific percentage.
To get that information, iPhone users needed to swipe down into the Control Center or swipe over to the Today center view to see the battery widget.
With this update, it looks like Apple is finally listening to its users. Apple is set to launch the official release of stable iOS 16 in September with the new iPhone 14 series.
Apple Urges users to download latest iOS update to patch two vulnerabilities
After Apple reported two security flaws that “may have been actively exploited,” the tech giant advised iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to download the most recent versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and Safari.
Apple claims that the first vulnerability might lead to the execution of arbitrary code by an application with “kernel privileges,” which are a specific type of permission to carry out a task.
On the other hand, the second problem might force WebKit (a layout engine used by web browsers to render web pages) to parse “maliciously created web content,” which could lead to arbitrary code execution.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency claims that the flaws might give a potential attacker total control of the devices.
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