Weekly Digest - 2021.33
This week Apple held a virtual WWDC conference, and here is what was announced:
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According to rumors, Apple decreased the production of iPhone 12 Mini in favour of iPhone 12 Pro. The shift in production is a response to increased demand for iPhone 12 Pro.
Netflix surpassed the 200 million subscribers. Although those are impressive numbers, Netflix will have work hard to keep those users, as other services gain in popularity, especially Disney+.
Apple started to block users from sideloading iPhone apps on Apple Silicon Macs. The only way to install an iOS app is through the AppStore.
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Amazon has launched its game streaming service. It's powered by Nvidia's GPUs and runs on Windows, which should developers easily port games. Right now, it supports over 100 games.
The launch date is still unknown, but service will be available on PC, Mac, Fire TV. The iPhone and iPad will get support via web apps. An Android version planned for after launch. The official pricing is also unknown, but early access price is set at $5.99/month.
Amazon also announced special controller that will cost $49.99 during the early access.
Multiple developers, including Epic Games, Spotify and Basecamp, have formed the Coalition for App Fairness intended to coordinate efforts to fight against Apple's monopolistic behaviors on the AppStore.
The source code of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 has leaked online.
It shouldn't be a big issue for Microsoft as Windows XP is no longer supported, but system itself might still have couple of surprises, as secret macOS theme has been discovered.
Hours after removing Fortnite from AppStore, Epic filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Apple. The legal complaint, seeks to establish Apple’s App Store as a monopoly, and the civil suit is seeking injunctive relief to “allow fair competition” in mobile app distribution.
Fortnite has been also removed from Play Store and Epic filled another lawsuit agains Google as well.
Epic has a really small chances to win this lawsuit, but this time the company with millions of users is rebelling against Apple, so they will get attention of general public. Definitely the antitrust commissions in US and EU will notice this.
Now, that we have more or less accurate release date, all we need is the price.
Microsoft's first foldable mobile device will arrive on September 10th. The preorders are already available for $1,399. Surface Duo is Microsoft's first phone since Lumia. It not only has interesting design, that includes two separate screens, but also it runs Android.
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