Thursday, September 21, 2023

News items you should check out: September 30

Since I can’t cover everything, I’ll often direct your attention to articles from various other sources worth your time.

° From MacRumors: With the release of iOS 15, Apple appears to have made some changes to Siri functionality that have removed features relied on by low vision and blind iPhone users.

° From Apple’s Developer website: Starting in October 2021, regulatory requirements in India will apply to the processing of recurring transactions. The Reserve Bank of India has issued a directive that will affect purchases in India initiated via credit cards and debit cards for auto-renewable subscriptions. 

° From Bloomberg: Apple investor Christian Brothers Investment Services is pressing Apple combat child sex abuse in videos.

° From 9to5Mac: Doctor Tommy Korn has discovered that the iPhone 13 Pro’s Macro camera can also be useful for eye treatment.

° From AppleInsider: Following acknowledged iPhone 13 and iOS 15 bugs regarding Apple Watch, Apple Music, and more, users are finding issues with freezing apps, cameras not working, and more.

° From Nikkei Asia: Buyers of Apple’s new iPhone 13 are facing longer-than-expected delivery times due to the COVID wave in Vietnam and the U.S. tech giant’s deployment of a new camera feature.

° From Reuters: Apple and Google have been asked to turn in by mid-October compliance plans for a new South Korean law that bans major app store operators from forcing software developers to use their payment systems.

° From MacRumors: Apple’s 96W USB-C power adapter that is designed for use with the 16-inch MacBook Pro currently faces a lengthy 2-3 months shipping estimate on the company’s online store in the United States and many other countries.

° From 9to5Mac: Back in January 2020, 9to5Mac reported that Apple was working on a new “Pro Mode” to let MacBook users get maximum performance by ignoring some energy-saving restrictions. Now the latest version of macOS Monterey beta suggests that Apple is still working on a similar feature, now called “High Power Mode.”

° From Mothership: A motorcyclist’s Apple Watch alerted his girlfriend and called for an ambulance after a hit-and-run accident.

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.