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Apple Watch – a racist device? The company was sued for the fact that the work of the pulse oximeter depends on the color of the skin

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Another class-action lawsuit has been filed against Apple, and this time it actually alleges that the Apple Watch is a racist device. Of course, the wording in the document is not like that, but the essence is exactly that.

Apple Watch - a racist device?  The company was sued for the fact that the work of the pulse oximeter depends on the color of the skin

New York City’s Alex Morales sued. He claims that he bought the watch between 2020 and 2021, knowing that the watch is also designed to measure blood oxygen levels. The plaintiff believed that this feature in the watch worked regardless of skin tone.

Interestingly, apparently, the plaintiff did not sue because he personally encountered some problems with the Apple Watch. The document says that studies conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic have confirmed the clinical significance of racial bias in pulse oximetry. Plaintiff contends that over the decades there have been various reports that pulse oximeters are significantly less accurate in measuring blood oxygen saturation levels for certain skin colors. The lawsuit states that the real world significance of the misconception about the effectiveness of such devices with patients with different skin colors remained unaddressed until the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Simply put, Morales blames Apple for the poor performance of the pulse oximeter function on its watch because all such devices do not work well.

At the same time, Apple indicates everywhere that this function does not make the watch a medical device and serves rather for educational and sports purposes.

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Is this the success of the expensive Watch Ultra? Apple says two-thirds of its watch buyers last quarter were new customers

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Apple said that it has managed to attract many new customers to its smartwatches.

Is this the success of the expensive Watch Ultra?  Apple says two-thirds of its watch buyers last quarter were new customers

After publishing its latest quarterly report, the company revealed that in the past quarter, almost two-thirds of Apple Watch customers (nearly 66%) were new customers for this type of device, meaning they had never owned an Apple Watch before.

It is quite possible that this is due to the announcement of the Watch Ultra model, which, in general, is quite different from the usual versions, and is positioned differently.

At the same time, we know from the report that sales of wearable and home electronics in the last quarter at Apple decreased slightly. Unfortunately, Apple does not speak separately about watch sales – it is quite possible that sales have just grown in this segment.

Also recall that last year Apple took 85% of all profits in the smartphone market.

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Introduced cheap Mobfree charger for owners of smart watches and laptops

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Introduced cheap Mobfree charger for owners of smart watches and

Mobfree has introduced a two-way wireless charger for the Apple Watch and other smartwatches.

Introduced cheap Mobfree charger for owners of smart watches and laptops

This charger, which resembles a flash drive, connects to the USB-C connector, as shown in the photo. It can also be connected to a fast charging adapter with a USB-C connector.

The manufacturer claims that the new charger supports Apple Watch starting from the second generation, as well as all generations of smart watches Samsung Galaxy Watch.

At the stage of collective financing on the Kickstarter platform, those who wish can order a novelty for $ 20.

Introduced cheap Mobfree charger for owners of smart watches and laptops

Deliveries to first customers are scheduled for June 2023.

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First 110-inch 8K 3D monitor unveiled to display 3D without glasses

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First 110 inch 8K 3D monitor unveiled to display 3D without

BOE showcased its latest developments at the ISE 2023 European Professional Audiovisual Show, including a large monitor for viewing 3D content without glasses.

First 110-inch 8K 3D monitor unveiled to display 3D without glasses

This 110″ 8K 3D monitor supports 120Hz refresh rate. The manufacturer claims that the three-dimensional image on the TV screen can be seen by several users from different angles.

The TV uses innovative lens array technology combined with MiniLED and quantum dot backlight technology. So far, users can see stereoscopic images at a distance of no more than 1.5 m from the screen. However, the manufacturer states that work is ongoing, so the distance will be significantly increased in the future. Such TVs are planned to be widely used in advertising, exhibitions and many other scenarios.

First 110-inch 8K 3D monitor unveiled to display 3D without glasses

BOE also showcased the first 162-inch MiniLED TV with a peak brightness of 1000 cd/m2new 65″ ultra-slim 8K TVs with 3024 local dimming zones, an 86″ interactive touch screen panel and more.

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