A court in the Brazilian state of São Paulo has ruled against Apple in a lawsuit filed by the Borrowers, Consumers and Taxpayers Association, ruling that new iPhones sold in the country must be equipped with chargers. As a result, Apple must pay about $ 100 million, but the company has already announced that it will appeal the decision.
According to an environmental report published by Apple this year, by eliminating the plastic film in iPhone packaging, the amount of plastic used was reduced by about 600 tons per year, and eliminating the charger that came with the iPhone saved about 550,000 tons of copper. tin and zinc ores.
Apple’s “protection of the environment” claims have drawn criticism from consumers. Many believe that Apple uses this theme to cover up its desire to earn more on every smartphone sold without a charger.
Apple has also been criticized for the fact that the iPhone charger and cable are not standard (USB-C), which means that they have to be bought separately at a high price.
Recall that in September 2020, Apple stopped adding a charger to iPhone smartphones in the name of “protecting the environment.”
Possibly hundreds of millions of smartphones are at risk. A vulnerability has been discovered that manufacturers are in no hurry to fix
Google, as part of its Project Zero project, has published information about a new vulnerability CVE-2022-33917 that affects millions of smartphones.
The fact is that we are talking about a vulnerability in Mali GPUs, which are used in a huge number of single-chip systems. Google does not specify, but the Arm website has information that the vulnerability affects solutions based on the Valhall architecture. And this means that we are talking about a huge number of graphics cores that have been and are being used in SoCs in recent years, including the latest Mali-Gx10. That is, we are not talking about millions of vulnerable smartphones, but rather hundreds of millions of devices based on SoC MediaTek, Exynos and Tensor.
Arm itself patched the vulnerability some time ago, but the problem is that many vendors still haven’t implemented those patches. This applies to many devices from Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo and even Google itself.
If exploited, the vulnerability is intended to allow an attacker to read and write physical pages after they are returned to the system, potentially gaining wide access to user data.
Will most Samsung smartphones in 2023 look like this? Galaxy A34 renders have appeared
The first renderings of the Samsung Galaxy A34 have appeared on the Web, which demonstrate the same design that we have already seen on renders of other upcoming devices from the company.
The Galaxy A34 in these images is very similar to the Galaxy A54 and the new younger Galaxy S23. At the same time, the author of the new renders is still the same very reliable OnLeaks insider, who almost never makes mistakes.
There are still few technical details about the new product. It is reported about the screen with a diagonal of 6.5 inches and dimensions of 161.3 x 77.7 x 8.2 mm. Also earlier, the SoC Exynos 1380, which is expected to become the basis for the Galaxy A34 and A54, was lit up on the Web. In terms of CPU performance, it is at the level of Snapdragon 695.
OneLeaks publishes several dozen renders of smartphones a year, and it’s extremely rare that something doesn’t add up. In particular, he shared renderings of OnePlus 10 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A33 and others.
Elon Musk promised to release an alternative smartphone on one condition: if Twitter is removed from the App Store and Google Play
Billionaire Elon Musk has promised to release his own smartphone model if Apple and Google remove the Twitter app from their respective App Store and Google Play stores, respectively.
Elizabeth Wheeler, an American political commentator, author and podcast host, asked Elon Musk this question:
“If Apple and Google remove Twitter from their app stores, Elon Musk should release his own smartphone. Half the country would happily give up biased, spying iPhones and Androids. For a person who builds rockets for Mars, building a smartphone would be easy, right?”
Of course, I hope that it will not come to this, but, yes, if there is no other way out, I will make an alternative phone.
Earlier, Elon Musk restored the account of former US President Donald Trump on Twitter. Before that, the billionaire conducted a survey.
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