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    Apple is probably at least 18 months away from launching a second-generation Vision Pro. Based on the early response to the first version, that may be a long time for some people to wait. Bloomberg: Since the Vision Pro debuted on Feb. 2, it's become clear that the mixed-reality headset is still a work in progress. Despite the dazzling demos -- and generally positive reviews -- it can be challenging to use on a daily basis. It's heavy. The interface doesn't always work smoothly. And it's hard to forget the fact that you paid $3,500 or more for this experience. Vision Pro loyalists stress that the current model is only the first generation. It will get better in time. Don't forget, they say, that the original iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch had their quirks too. If the headset feels too heavy, you're wearing it wrong. The narrower-than-expected field of view and glare? That's normal. Now, it's true that Apple's earlier first-generation products had their issues. The initial iPhone couldn't connect to 3G networks and lacked the App Store or even the ability to cut and paste. The iPad didn't have multitasking. The original Apple Watch was too sluggish and wasn't waterproof. But I don't think anyone complained that those devices were too cumbersome, an actual pain to use or too expensive to justify keeping. [...] Apple isn't commenting on the Vision Pro's return rate, but data from sources at retail stores suggests that it's likely somewhere between average and above average compared with other products -- depending on the location. Some smaller stores are seeing one or two returns per day, but larger locations have seen as many as over eight take-backs in a single day. [...] Based on what I've seen so far, the demos have been effective -- maybe too effective. They sell consumers on an experience that doesn't quite exist yet. Some stores are seeing conversion rates after demos as high as 10% to 15%. That's an impressive number for a product with the Vision Pro's price tag.

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      Epic Games va devenir un concurrent d’Apple sur l’iPhone, voici comment

      news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · 7 days ago - 16:02

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    Epic Games vient d'annoncer le retour du jeu Fortnite sur l'iPhone en Europe. Il devrait être accompagné de l'Epic Games Store dans son ensemble.
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      Report: Apple is about to be fined €500 million by the EU over music streaming

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · 7 days ago - 15:03

    Report: Apple is about to be fined €500 million by the EU over music streaming

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    Brussels is to impose its first ever fine on tech giant Apple for allegedly breaking EU law over access to its music streaming services, according to five people with direct knowledge of the long-running investigation.

    The fine, which is in the region of €500 million and is expected to be announced early next month, is the culmination of a European Commission antitrust probe into whether Apple has used its own platform to favor its services over those of competitors.

    The probe is investigating whether Apple blocked apps from informing iPhone users of cheaper alternatives to access music subscriptions outside the App Store. It was launched after music-streaming app Spotify made a formal complaint to regulators in 2019.

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      Apple faces possible €500m fine from EU over music streaming access

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 7 days ago - 08:39

    European Commission investigates Spotify complaint that tech giant blocked users from cheaper subscriptions outside app store

    Apple is reportedly facing a fine from the EU of as much as €500m over restrictions on access to music streaming services, in what would be a landmark blow to the US tech company.

    The European Commission is investigating whether the US company blocked music streamers from telling users about cheaper ways to subscribe outside its app store where it takes a significant cut of revenues, according to the Financial Times.

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      Confidentialité : le Vision Pro est-il aussi sécurisé que les autres appareils Apple ?

      news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Sunday, 18 February - 14:00

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    Le Vision Pro, lancé début février aux États-Unis, fait entrer Apple dans un tout nouveau marché. Mais le constructeur a conservé ses habitudes en matière de confidentialité. Dans un document publié cette semaine, l'entreprise détaille les principales mesures de sécurisation des données du casque de réalité mixte.
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      L’Apple Vision Pro met tout le monde d’accord sur la latence

      news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Saturday, 17 February - 10:00

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    Les performances et l'immersion sont des critères essentiels pour plonger dans les mondes virtuels de la réalité mixte. Parmi les facteurs les plus importants : la latence de photon à photon et la latence de mouvement à photon. Elles ont été mesurés de manière indépendante pour les principaux casques du marché dont le Vision Pro d'Apple.
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    Apple is officially cutting support for progressive web apps for iPhone users in the European Union. While web apps have been broken for EU users in every iOS 17.4 beta so far, Apple has confirmed that this is a feature, not a bug. Commenting on Apple's move, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney tweeted: I suspect Apple's real reason for killing PWAs is the realization that competing web browsers could do a vastly better job of supporting PWAs -- unlike Safari's intentionally crippled web functionality -- and turn PWAs into legit, untaxed competitors to native apps.

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      Apple disables iPhone web apps in EU, says it’s too hard to comply with rules

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Friday, 16 February - 18:40 · 1 minute

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    Apple is removing the ability to install home screen web apps from iPhones and iPads in Europe when iOS 17.4 comes out, saying it's too hard to keep offering the feature under the European Union's new Digital Markets Act (DMA). Apple is required to comply with the law by March 6.

    Apple said the change is necessitated by a requirement to let developers "use alternative browser engines—other than WebKit—for dedicated browser apps and apps providing in-app browsing experiences in the EU." Apple explained its stance in a developer Q&A under the heading, "Why don't users in the EU have access to Home Screen web apps?" It says:

    Addressing the complex security and privacy concerns associated with web apps using alternative browser engines would require building an entirely new integration architecture that does not currently exist in iOS and was not practical to undertake given the other demands of the DMA and the very low user adoption of Home Screen web apps. And so, to comply with the DMA's requirements, we had to remove the Home Screen web apps feature in the EU.

    It will still be possible to add website bookmarks to iPhone and iPad home screens, but those bookmarks would take the user to the web browser instead of a separate web app. The change was recently rolled out to beta versions of iOS 17.4.

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      Apple Vision Pro : cette application aux milliards d’utilisateurs arrive dans le casque

      news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Friday, 16 February - 15:58

    Apple Vision Pro Tiktok

    TikTok vient de présenter sa version du réseau social développée spécialement pour l'Apple Vision Pro.