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    Weekly Apple News Recap

    Weekly Applesutra Wrap-Up: App Store’s Win Against Google Play, No Notch on iPhone 14 Pros, Face ID Repairs Get Easier & More

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    Kshitija Agrawal
    Kshitija Agrawal Feb 28, 2022

    From a point in favour of the App Store over Google Play Store to new leaks about iPhone 14 and other new Apple devices, this week’s wrap-up has a lot in store for you. Without much ado, here’s the weekly Apple news recap.

    It’s Raining Subscriptions

    Apparently, App Store users spend twice as much on subscriptions as Google Play users do. A new report by Sensor Tower revealed that the App Store saw a 31% increase in subscriptions from the previous year, with YouTube topping the global revenue chart and Tinder coming in second.

    No Notch on 14 Pros

    A new leaked schematic image by a Weibo user revealed how the no-notch hole + pill design rumoured earlier might look on the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. This was further confirmed by Jon Prosser, so it’s likely that the Pro variants of the upcoming iPhone 14 will (finally) feature a significantly tiny obstruction on the screen.

    Ukraine’s Request to Apple

    After the Russian invasion into Ukraine, a number of countries have announced sanctions against Russia. Ukraine’s vice prime minister took to Twitter to post a letter to CEO Tim Cook, asking Apple to block access to Apple products and services in Russia.

    Face ID Repairs Got Easier

    It seems like Apple’s finally figured out a way to replace the Face ID module in iPhones without having to replace the entire device. A leaked internal memo reveals Apple is giving technicians access to a “TrueDepth Camera service part”.

    Apple’s Week in Rumours

    What’s in the headlines about Apple’s upcoming plans? Here are some recent leaks and rumours to get you going.

    • Apple Watch Series 3 might be discontinued soon.
    • We might see three new Apple Watches this year: Series 8, a new SE, and a watch for extreme sports.
    • Apple’s reportedly working on a foldable device with a 20-inch screen. Potential MacBook or iPad update? Whoa!
    • Leaked images reveal upcoming MagSafe case colours for iPhone 13: yellow, dark green, purple, and orange.

    Applesutra Last Week

    Here’s what we covered last week on Applesutra.

    1. These Tips and Tricks Will Change How You Use Safari
    2. Uh-oh, Apparently Apple Used NDAs Against Employees & Then Lied About It
    3. Share Your Mobile Data: Here’s How to Turn On Hotspot on iPhone & iPad
    4. To iPhone & Beyond: Must-Have Accessories for Every Apple User

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