News items you should check out: Feb. 1

Since I can’t cover everything, here are some recommended articles from some other sources.

Since I can’t cover everything, I like to offer a daily roundup of must-read articles from some other great websites:

° From MacRumors: Following the launch of iOS 16.3 on January 23, Apple is no longer signing iOS 16.2, the previously available version of iOS. Now that Apple has stopped signing iOS 16.2, it is no longer possible to downgrade to that version of iOS after installing the iOS 16.3 update.

° From 9to5Mac: Under a proposal currently being discussed, tech giants could be asked to help pay for European 5G infrastructure, with Apple potentially on the list of companies receiving a bill.

° From AppleInsider: The second generation HomePod has a silicone base for vibration dampening, but this material can react with some wood finishes that will leave a white ring behind.

° From iMore: The new HomePod is here. Reviewers like the new speaker, but are a little confused as to why Apple has released it. It seems like an improvement to the old model, but doesn’t offer enough new stuff to really justify its existence.

° From iMore: Two women have been saved by search and rescue in British Columbia after using the iPhone 14’s Emergency SOS via satellite feature after getting stranded in the wilderness. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.