It’s just a matter of a few weeks until the 2022 iPhones are released, and the latest rumors are coming thick and fast. It now looks like we have an insight into what colors the new models will be dressed in, and it’s pretty cool.
Leaker @Jioriku has had plenty to say about what they think is coming to this fall’s phone release from Apple, and it included a list of the colors that are predicted. Here they are…
For the iPhone 14, there will be six colors at launch. That’s the same number as are available for the iPhone 13 now. And they are, white, black, green, red, blue and purple.
There are four things to note here.
First, these are emphatically not the names Apple is definitely going to call them. The current range has no black or white options, instead calling its darkest shade Midnight and its sumptuous gold-and-silver-with-a-white-back finish Starlight. Additionally, there’s no red in the current range, but rather PRODUCT(RED) to indicate that money is donated to a worthy cause.
I believe that PRODUCT(RED) and Midnight will definitely be the color names, and I’d be surprised if Starlight, given its success, isn’t there. Blue and Green will be the names of those shades, I’d say.
The second thing to note is that there’s a new color in here, purple, replacing the current pink, even though that seems to have been pretty popular (it is a very cute shade of pastel pink).
But purple is undoubtedly welcome. It’s not the first purple. There was a purple iPhone 11 and a darker version with the same name for the iPhone 12. Both were more lilac than purple to be brutally frank. So, maybe 2022 will be the first time there’s going to be a deep, visceral purple. We’ll see.
Third, and this applies to the Pro colors, too, none of them will be identical to the current versions. Every year, Apple changes the colors, even if the names remain the same. Even PRODUCT(RED) is subtly different from year to year and I’d expect the same this time around.
The current green is beautiful but it will be different this fall, assuming the leaker is correct.
Fourth, please note that the iPhone 13 launched in five colors, not six as predicted here. The sixth color, green, was added half way through the year. The iPhone 12 launched in five colors, but iPhone 11 appeared in six at release, so it’s not impossible.
On to the iPhone 14 Pro, then.
The new colors, it’s predicted, will be Green, Silver, Gold, Graphite and Purple. I’m certain that Silver, Gold and Graphite will be correct (though Graphite could just possibly have a name overhaul).
And a new Purple makes sense, though I think it will have a different name and will likely be a different shade from the iPhone 14.
Green will replace the current Alpine Green.
But I’d just point out that there have never previously been five Pro colors at launch, it’s always been four since the Pro was introduced in 2019. Alpine Green was added to the range just a few months ago. It’s not impossible, but I’m just adding the tiniest note of skepticism here.
The best thing of all: we’re only a few dozen days away from knowing everything about the next range of iPhones.
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Zoom has pushed out version 5.11.5 of its Mac app, which includes an important security fix for a relatively recent security flaw.
Security researcher and founder of the non-profit Objective-See Foundation Patrick Wardle uncovered the Zoom security flaw and presented it at last week’s Def Con hacking conference. Per The Verge, the exploit leverages the Zoom installer, which requires special user permissions to run. Wardle discovered that it was possible to ‘trick’ Zoom into installing a malicious program by adding Zoom’s cryptographic signature to the package.
Once installed, attackers can use the malicious program to gain more access to a user’s system, potentially to modify, delete, or even add files to the device.
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— patrick wardle (@patrickwardle) August 14, 2022
In a tweet, Wardle congratulated Zoom on the quick fixing, noting that it looks like the installer now “invokes lchown to update the permissions of the update” package to prevent malicious apps from sneaking in.
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After months of heavy leaks, Samsung’s next foldable phone — Galaxy Z Fold 4 — is finally official. While not a massive upgrade over its predecessor Galaxy Z Fold 3, the new model does bring several notable improvements, making the Galaxy Z Fold 4 Samsung’s most refined foldable yet. The hinge is more compact, ergonomics have improved, cameras and chipset have been upgraded, and there are some new software updates to improve the multitasking experience. In addition, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 also boasts support for all global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), enabling precise location tracking no matter where you are.
GPS support on the Galaxy Z Fold 4
In particular, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 supports four navigation systems, namely, GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, and BeiDou. GPS is short for Global Positioning System, and it’s owned by the United States. GLONASS is a Russian navigation system, while Galileo is operated by European Union Agency. Finally, BeiDou is a Chinese satellite navigation system.
Support for multiple navigation systems means the Galaxy Z Fold 4 can access more satellite signals to calculate its positioning. This translates to increased location accuracy and a faster fix. You can use an app like GPSTest to see in real-time which Global Navigation satellite systems are being used by your phone for positioning. As a consumer, you probably don’t need to worry about any of these details. Just know that your Galaxy Z Fold 4 has everything to offer a smooth navigation experience when using Google Maps, booking an Uber, or any app that relies on precise location tracking.
Location services are notorious battery hogs, so be sure to keep tabs on apps with location access. Ideally, you only want to grant full location access to critical apps — Google Maps and ride apps, for example. In other cases, take advantage of Android’s one-time permission to only grant temporary location access to an app.
Check out the best Galaxy Z Fold 4 deals if you’re on the fence about getting one. You can save money and score freebies. And don’t forget to pick up a case and a fast charger for your expensive purchase.
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