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Apple App Store Is Targeted By The North Dakota Lawmakers

Apple App Store Is Targeted By The North Dakota Lawmakers

Apple has been pretty active for the past couple of months. Ranging from filing lawsuits to other companies and getting filed against, there has been an unprecedented balance (or not?). The latest news is that Apple is now facing the prospect of eliminating the anti-competitive practices. These practices are linked to the App Store that is being deployed in North Dakota. There are chances that the bill should be passed for the law development.

According to this potential law, the digital application distribution platform with more than $10 million annual revenue will be imperiled to the legislation. With this being said, the leading platforms like Google Play Store might be impacted by this new legislation as well. Truth be told, it seems like Google Play Store and Apple App Store will be the main targets. According to this bill, the huge-scale app stores will be prohibited from demanding the uniqueness for selling.

In case the bill is passed, the US Congress will try to encourage similar legislation in other states. The bill is being sponsored by the state senator, Kyle Davison. According to his statement in the press conference, 30% of sales commission charged by the Google Play Store and Apple App Store is raising the prices and reducing consumers’ choices. This model is the model of clarity, which means the platforms with more than $10 million cannot conduct these practices.

On the contrary, it’s essential to note down that Epic Games is already locked in the legal battle with Apple regarding these matters. This happened when Fortnite launched their own payment processing podium, so they could avoid the sales commission. According to Apple’s chief privacy engineer, this bill is threatening to destroy the iPhone, and it will also undermine security, privacy, performance, and safety.

In addition, they meant that Apple has these rules to ensure there are no ineffective apps on the Apple App Store, but this bill is likely to let in such apps. Currently, this bill is being discussed for North Dakota, and if passed, it will only impact the app store functionality only in that state. Once the bill is passed, Apple will need to make substantial changes to the app store podium, which is highly likely to impact the software distribution.

For the same reason, if the bill is passed, there are chances that the bills will be encouraged in other states. Besides, the US Congress will crimp down the profits, and the compliance costs will be higher, especially when the legal prerequisites will change from state to state. According to Apple’s annual meeting, these are the antitrust actions, and they will become the risk. With that being said, Apple has released the update for App Store guidelines to prohibit the sale and promotions.

According to Apple, the apps that market vape products and tobacco will not be permitted to work on App Store. So, let’s see how the legislations change the Apple’s functionality and processing!

Apple Is Offering Free Touch Screen Repair For iPhone 11

Apple Is Offering Free Touch Screen Repair For iPhone 11

Apple is the name of premium factor and luxury and people have been hoarding them for a long time. Every year around September, Apple releases new products that help them match the new tech standards and the needs of the consumer base. With this being said, last year, Apple launched the iPhone 11 lineup and it’s sad to say that users had been struggling with the touch issues. So, if you have the iPhone from iPhone 11 lineup and struggling with the touch issues, Apple is here to the rescue.

According to Apple, they have stated that they would replace the iPhone 11 lineup device’s touch screen for free. The touch screen repairing can be harnessed from Apple if the issue is because of the display module. These touch screen issues were predominant in the iPhone 11 devices that were manufactured from November 2019 to May 2020. According to the company, they have determined that the pesky percentage of iPhone 11 displays tend not to respond when you touch the screen since there is an issue regarding the display module.

With this being said, if the iPhone 11 has such a touch screen issue, Apple suggests that you can use the serial number checker to determine if the device is up for this free repair. If you are eligible for this new program, the services will be provided through Apple Authorized Service Provider will repair the touch screen issue for free. The eligibility to the program can be checked by putting the serial number of iPhone 11 on the official Apple website for the replacement and repairing services.

According to the officials, if you suspected a similar touch screen issue before Apple acknowledged the issue and get it repaired from the official Apple Repair Center, you can ask for a refund. As per the new program, it will cover the iPhone 11 devices for around two years, after the first retail sale of the iPhone 11. On the other hand, there are some limitations associated with the program because there might be some hidden costs involved.

To begin with, if there is a damaged screen that can impact the repair services, Apple will need to resolve the prior issues and that might add to the costs, so there will be additional repair costs. As for now, this free repair program is only available for the iPhone 11 model, rather than the entire iPhone 11 lineup, such as the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone Pro Max. The users can also make an appointment or contact the authorized service providers.

For this program, Apple is offering the mail-in service, so you can send off your iPhone 11 for free repair. Apple has suggested that the users backup the iPhones before sending them for the service.

Apple & Facebook Are In The Battlefield Of Privacy

Apple & Facebook Are In The Battlefield Of Privacy

You wake up in the morning, pick up your iPhone, and open the Facebook app to find the latest updates, right? With this being said, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Apple and Facebook are two giants that everyone has for themselves, right? Well, it turns out that Apple isn’t having good relations with Facebook since there is a game of criticization going on.

Yes, Apple has criticized Facebook for collecting the data from the users. Also, it says that Facebook is pushing ahead with the launch of their latest privacy feature (the launch was already planned). Facebook has been getting various objections from the myriad of advertising agencies but they have still pushed forward the launch of the privacy feature.

The criticization statement was passed by the director of global privacy, Jane Horvath. This criticism was conducted through the letter, accrediting to the coalition of the privacy groups. However, they will still launch a privacy feature. According to details, this privacy feature will require the users to allow the developers to keep track of their in-app activities.

According to Horvath, they have developed the app tracking transparency only for one reason; the reason is that they want to share the concerns about the users who are being tracked without permission. In addition, the consent will matter about the data bundling and reselling through the brokers and advertising agencies.

Even more, she has defended the approach of targeted adverts since these are based on the demographic details instead of the user tracking configuration. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Facebook and other platforms have a different approach to targeting. This is because they allow the user grouping into much smaller segments while offering detailed data.

The detailed data will be provided about the users’ online browsing activity for the prime reason for targeting the ads. On the other hand, Facebook has cleared up its intent for collecting the data. As per her statement about Facebook’s executives, they want to collect data across first-party and third-party podiums for monetizing the detailed profiles.

However, Facebook didn’t stay silent about this either and came with a strong rebuttal. According to Facebook, this might seem like privacy but it is way more about the profit spikes. Even more, Facebook questioned how Apple dominates the market position through its data collection and literally restricting others to use the data.

As far as the privacy feature is concerned, it’s named to be the ATT feature and is expected to make its debut in early 2021. With this feature, the apps on the iPad and iPhone will ask for the user’s permission before saving or accessing the data. The data will be named as an identifier for advertisers. However, the advertising agencies are fearful that they won’t be able to able to personalize the adverts.

This feature was postponed by Apple back in September because they wanted to give more time for preparation. With this being said, this feature will play a crucial role in vital policy improvement.

Apple Is Paying $113 Million After Slowing Down Old iPhone Models

Apple Is Paying $113 Million After Slowing Down Old iPhone Models

Apple is surely a trustworthy brand for everyone who needs cutting-edge technology and doesn’t want any compromises on productivity. With each passing day, Apple files new patents and design new products that are designed to improve the user experience. With this being said, there are a plethora of products to look forward to.

However, it looks like Apple has only favored the consumers that have the latest technology and products in their hands. With this being said, Apple has been under the fire for slowing down the iPhone 6, iPhone 7, and iPhone SE. This news broke down in 2016 but Apple pretty much managed to cover up the allegation by naming it the battery-gate.

With this being said, Apple is no longer accepting any interviews and questions regarding the matter. That’s to say because Apple had previously released the statement that they slowed down these iPhone models for the sake of preserving the battery as well as the battery life. Back in 2016, Apple launched the software update that throttled the chipping speeds on the older models.

Progressively in the year 2017, Apple accepted the fact that they reduced the power demand because the researchers and analysts have lined out the unusual slowdowns. According to some states, Apple should have replaced the batteries or should have disclosed the issue as soon as they occurred. There were multiple filings and Arizona filing is one of them.

So, according to the Arizona filing, millions of Apple users struggled with the power shutdowns but Apple has shaken their head that they did it for the financial benefits. According to the majority of users, Apple slowed down the old iPhone models only because they wanted to motivate the consumers to invest in the latest iPhone models.

Apple understood the concerns of the consumers but they didn’t admit that they broke the law or did something wrong. With this being said, Apple has promised that they will ensure the provision of truthful information about the power management in the iPhones in the forthcoming years (around three years).

The information will be provided through the software updates, settings, and the official website. Well, you can determine that Apple has been under lucrative fire and multiple lawsuits have been filed by the users. However, Apple has developed the settlement to take care of these allegations. As for now, Apple is going through a legal battle with Epic Games.

So, it’s a bad time for Apple because they are being accused of the slow-downs and are fighting the legal battles as well. As far as the settlement is concerned, Apple has agreed on paying $113 million given the slowing down of dated iPhone models. However, this settlement is pretty different as compared to what happened in March.

That’s to say because Apple agreed to pay around $500 million to the affected iPhone users during the class action lawsuit. With this being said, Apple has owned up to their actions (indirectly) by paying the money, because that’s what rolls at Apple, the money!

Apple’s App Store Small Business Program Is Making Rounds (Soon!)

Apple’s App Store Small Business Program Is Making Rounds (Soon!)

With the new technologies ramping up, Apple is working hard to bring ease to their customer base. With this being said, the App Store has become an absolute choice for people who need to download top-notch apps but everyone knows how Apple is strict with the app choosing. As we are talking about the App Store, let’s talk about the new program launched by Apple.

With this new program by Apple, the commission has been reduced to 15% for the small-scale businesses which will empower them to earn more than $1 million on an annual basis. Wait, we will get into the details as well. This is the industry-leading developer program that resonates with the innovation and empowers the businesses to increment the business scale.

Consequently, they will be curating a new generation of apps on the App Store. With this being said, the App Store Small Business Program will actually be beneficial for the population of developers that are interested in providing (yes, selling) the digital goods. This program will provide a reduced commission with the paid apps as well as the in-app purchases.

The developers can easily qualify for this program and the commission has been reduced to 15%. However, there is a condition that developers need to earn around $1 million with the previous fiscal year. The final launch of the App Store Small Business Program is expected on 1st January 2021. This is an essential step because the independent developers are trying to innovate.

One needs to understand that this world is thriving through the global economic challenge and Apple has actually understood this change. With this being said, the apps will adapt to the virtual world and the digital paradigm will be incremented. As for the commission, the lower commission means that small developers will obviously have better resources for investment.

With this being said, they will have a better growth opportunity in the App Store ecosystem. According to Apple, these small businesses are the backbone of the economy and play a crucial role in the development of business opportunities. In addition, this new program will empower the small business owners with creativity and they shall have a prosperous experience on the App Store.

Consequently, small business owners will be motivated to develop top-notch apps. In addition, this will help create new business opportunities and the crucial need for entrepreneurship will be fulfilled. In simpler words, the new App Store program is designed to curate improvement and progress, leveraging taking the risks with new ideas, while growing the teams and user experience.

For now, the standard commission was 30% for the apps that are selling digital goods and services. In addition, the commission structure is pretty straightforward when it comes down to app distribution. With this being said, the small business owners will have immense help from the suite of developer tools, such as programming languages, payment interface, app development, and APIs. So, are you looking forward to this new program?

Big Sur Is Now Out – Install It Today!

Big Sur Is Now Out – Install It Today!

With each passing day, Apple either reveals a new update or products or they file a new patent. So, today, Apple is launching the macOS Big Sur. It is actually the latest update of the advanced desktop operating system. The update is now available for Mac users around the world for free, Apple doesn’t discriminate, okay?

The Big Sur has come here with an engaging design and is power-packed with updates for some essential apps, such as Maps, Safari, and Messages, along with the latest privacy features. The prime reason behind the development of the Big Sur is its compliance with the M1 chip. This curation will revitalize the Mac experience like never before.

This combination will revamp how you use the MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, and MacBook Air. With this being said, the user experience will be taken to the next level with high-end capacity, efficiency, and use of the apps in a completely new way. Above all, the users will only see the improvement because everything one loves about macOS has been retained with Big Sur.

Refreshing Design

Topped with the spacious yet unique design, the navigation has been made easier without compromising on the control over the touch. Ranging from the material and color palette to the corners, the design will revamp the experience for professional and beginner users all the same. There are dock icons that will maintain the personality and look pretty consistent and settle with the entire ecosystem.

As for the controls and buttons, they are on-demand; yes, you can recede them when not needed and it eventually helps reduce the visual complexity. Also, the control center has been changed (or we may say improved) that provides quick access to the controls. The notification center still offers an easy glance at the notifications.

Safari On The Roll

The last big update for Safari was launched in 2003 and more than one and a half-decade later, this browser has been updated. Integrated with the JavaScript engine, it will outshine every other browser while the sites on Chrome will load 50% quicker. With this being said, the Safari has been redesigned to offer 1.5 folds better speed and the responsiveness has increased by double fold.

With this being, using Netflix and YouTube will become vivid and the overall resolution will become clear, hence the top-notch 4K HDR experience. The tabs have been designed for efficient performance and the page preview will offer better control on the progress of page loading. There is a new personalized initial window with which you can add the background image and add reading lists.

Messages

Group chats are fun and Big Sure is empowering the users to manage the chats without losing the fun. That’s to say because you can now pin the important chats on the top and the search option will allow the users to find the photos and link in no time. The messages can be synched on your iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch for better access.

Finally, Apple Is Going To Launch iPhone 12 series at its ‘Hi, Speed’ Event Today

Finally, Apple Is Going To Launch iPhone 12 series at its ‘Hi, Speed’ Event Today

Finally, the time has come when Apple is going to host one of the biggest events of 2020. It has been probably one of the most expected events all around the world with Apple going to launch it’s fresh iPhone 12 series. The respective ‘Hi, Speed’ event organized today on 13th October 2020 will certainly bring out some of the best models of Apple iPhone today.

In fact, it is going to come up with its over the ear headphones and new smart speaker that is a lot more effective and most importantly affordable. The list is quite long and there is a lot more to be in the store today at the Hi Speed event. This event has been organized online and was live-streamed. You will be able to access this Hi Speed event online from the Apple Park and also from the Steve Jobs Theatre based in Cupertino.

In fact, the event was also live streamed via YouTube so, you can also go there and check out the amazing products Apple has launched in the meantime. The live stream was all about Apple bringing out the expected iPhone 12 models into play. You can get a complete look now at the most expected device of 2020 in terms of iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 mini. In fact, it is also going to launch the smallest iPhone that will come with a 5.4 inch display infused with the best of specs.

You will be able to finally cut all the rumors and check with the real specs of the iPhone 12 series models that will be coming with a bigger screen and how affordable will it actually be to make many get the best benefit out of it. The device is expected to have 5G connectivity and what more is it going to have in store to help you have complete value for money.

To know more about the event, you can always visit Apple’s official website as each and every information will be mentioned there about it. In fact, you will also be able to watch the event and relish this historical occasion to the fullest. You can also relish the most about the event through your Apple TV as well through the iOS YouTube application. In fact, this event will also highlight more about the feature named A14 Bionic processor and the LiDar scanner.

So, this shows how amazing this event is going to be and what more Apple is coming up to shake up the mobile industry. Hopefully, you’ll be able to enjoy this event to the fullest. Coming up with an even more interesting post in the next write-up till then do have a great time and stay safe! Cheers!

Get Ready For Smart iPhone Cases

Get Ready For Smart iPhone Cases

There are many who have damaged their iPhones even with the cases. It does cost a lot to get the screen or glasses replaced. In fact, the chances of losing out on important data and work will also be a big burden to face. Apple is looking precisely in the respective situation and pretty soon coming up with an idea of a smart case that will help you have your phone company safe and secure from all kinds of damage.

What Is a Smart iPhone Case?

As the name suggests, you will have a lot more smart case attached to your device that will save it from being damaged while in motion. Apple has designed a strategy that will help you have a new smart case that will get a lot stronger by changing the material composition as and when it detects motion. So, your expensive iPhone will surely be a lot more safe and the damage will not be done.

It will be a huge success to have as not only this smart case will help you save time but also money. You will have your phone free of all damage even if it falls accidentally. There will be no loss of data and you will continue your work without any disruption. Though it is wise for you to be careful while using your phone.

What Will Make Smart iPhone Case So Dependable?

If you are thinking how a Smart iPhone case will help you save your device from being damaged then we will help you with the process it will follow that will ensure that nothing has been harmed. When it comes to the iPhone smart case, it will basically take electro-mechanical material into consideration for the purpose of detecting a fall. As and when it detects a fall or a motion it hardens itself and makes sure that your iPhone is completely safe and secure from the fall.

Yes, there is no prototype of this concept available yet but, the company has got itself registered with a patent of bringing this concept into play. It will use active electro-mechanical materials that will ensure that the iPhones are protected from any kind of impact that is caused when it falls accidentally on the floor.

The electro-mechanical materials might get infused in the protective cases that will ensure that you already have a device that will save itself from being damaged. The regular iPhone battery case that will come with the connector that will work to save your iPhone during the time of an accident. So, you will no more be worried about the nasty fall of your device that can damage critical elements in it.

It is also subjected that the active electromagnetically materials can also be taken into consideration as gaskets or seals that will prevent or reduce any kind of air ingress or moisture in the phones that will skip the chances of its fall. In fact, the active electro-mechanical materials can also be taken into utilization to enhance the damping amount that is required to protect your device sufficiently when it slips off from your hand.

So, this shows how Apple is coming up with a smart case that will ensure that your iPhone is completely safe and secure from all kinds of falls. This will certainly save us a lot of time and money. Waiting for this invention so that we can have our iPhones complete protected!

We will come up with another fascinating topic in the next post. Have a good day!

Here We Present You The Most Popular iPhone Accessory in the World

Here We Present You The Most Popular iPhone Accessory in the World

When it comes to the iPhone, there are a number of popular devices that we keep talking about. It has over the years gifted us with some of the most fascinating designs and configurations that we love to use and carry. But, if you are thinking about what can be the most popular iPhone accessory in the business then you have certainly learned yourself on the right page.

The iPhone has been a huge success all over the world and it sells its devices because of the quality it brings in to play with every single product. It has been seen that the iPhone is not only filling Apple’s coffers but also helping many other businesses that are dealing with its accessories. In fact, it has been predicted that the global Apple accessory is certainly going to be more than a $27 billion market in the coming years.

Coming back to the topic of what can be the most popular iPhone accessory in the business then it has to be a screen protector or screen guard. It is needed all around the world. When it comes to Apple, it is the most popular brand in the world and there is no doubt iPhone is the most in-demand product in this industry. This is the reason why the need for iPhone screen guards is increasing with every passing day. Due to this, it has exclusively become one of the most important accessories required in the respective industry.

The need for a screen guard and protector is on the rise because it ensures that the devices are safe and secure if there is any kind of accident in the making. According to research, it has been seen that the affordable iPhone has surely been one of the most important factors that help it grow even bigger. With affordable devices, the demand of the device grew and so did the need for the screen guard and protector to make sure that the device is completely safe and secure.

This doesn’t mean that the quality of glass used in iPhones is quite low. But, having a good security measurement by your side is certainly a good move to make. This is why the demand for screen guards and protectors is rising with every passing day and eventually, it has become one of the most popular iPhone accessories in the business.

These screen guards play a big role in protecting the glasses and screen of these expensive devices and help you have your iPad or iPhone safe for all situations. So, to keep the iPhone safe and secure, the demand for screen guard in the Apple accessories market has got a lot more. In fact, it is predicted that it will get more popular in the upcoming releases and continue to rule the market.

Hopefully, you are clear about the most popular Apple accessories in the business. We will come up with even more fascinating news in the nest segment. Till then have a good day.

iPhone Users To Avail These Attributes in WhatsApp

iPhone Users To Avail These Attributes in WhatsApp

Here we come again with some exciting news for iPhone and Whatsapp fans. It has been reported that the most popular messenger application in the name of Whatsapp is going to roll out some of the best and most exciting attributes in the coming few days and it will only be for iPhone users.

In fact, according to recent reports, Whatsapp has already come up with few of the exciting batch of attributes in its new version of 2.20.100.23 for the beta users. This version exclusively comes up with the options like shortcut to catalogue, always mute, and expiring media traces. Aren’t the features quite amazing,

And as these features have already been in the beta application, there is a huge probability that the company will surely get them in to use for the general users as well. This can be done even in the next few days. So, keep your fingers crossed and be ready to enjoy your iPhones even more than anyone else in the world.

Always Mute Option

Mute option is already there in the Whatsapp application which we all know about. Now it is coming up with the Always mute option that means the users will now get a power to put a specific person or group on permanent mute mode. At present, this option is only featuring the mute option to work for 1 year but, with this update you will be able to mute someone permanently. So, it will be replaced by a 1 year option and help you get the group muted for lifelong time. A much needed attribute for sure!

Catalogue Shortcut

When it comes to catalogue shortcuts, you will be getting a feature that allows you to avail a single call button for all your business chats. As and when the user will tap on the respective button, it will show the options available to make calls. So, when you will have your business catalog configured in the application, you will have a shortcut that will be there in the navigation bar as well.

Expiring Media

Lastly, it has been heard that the feature of expiring media that was always spotted with the Android users as well is also under the scanner for the iPhone users. But, yes, there is no particular timeline available for the same that defines the expiry date of the media files. According to report, you will have a button with which you will be able to fix the expiry of the media files you have in your whatsapp application.

So, these are the attributes that are going to be launched soon in the Whatsapp application and also just for the iPhone users. These features are certainly quite an exciting one and surely the ones that we were waiting for quite some time now! Hopefully it will be rolled out soon. Will come up with another fascinating news on iPhone. Till then have a great day!

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