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More controversies than iPhones — November 2022 in review

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while you wait for you iPhone 14 ProApple faced Foxconn delays, union woes, and a little bit of ridicule from Samsung.

If you feel like Apple didn’t announce anything new in November 2022, you’re probably one of the many whose iPhone 14 Pro hasn’t arrived yet. Or maybe you have, but for some strange reason you’re not stuck far away from cell reception.

Apple’s biggest launch for users this month was pretty amazing. Emergency SOS via satelliteAnnounced in conjunction with . iPhone 14 scope, service turned on For users in the US and Canada in November, select other countries will follow in December.

We should hope that we don’t need the ability to call for help from deep in the wilderness or high up in the mountains, but we also know it can happen to someone.

Emergency SOS

Emergency SOS

The moment Apple brought it up Crash detectionit was soon, unfortunately, tested in a real accident. Meanwhile, the emergency SOS via satellite reported no incidents… in November.

There was also in December, just a few days After the service is turned on.

small launch

Emergency SOS is therefore very important if you are involved in an accident and that is how you live and tell the story. For most of us, it’s impressive, but we never get to experience it.

As a result, it certainly feels like Apple didn’t deliver many products in November. expected launch favorite apple music Classic never happened, never seen M2 macbook pro release.

Huish Outdoor's Oceanic+ App

Huish Outdoor’s Oceanic+ App

Samsung brought ads and features

in the meantime, brought out by samsung It’s a phone feature familiar to Apple users. iPhone back tapYou can literally tap the back of your iPhone to run accessibility features and shortcuts.

However, Samsung seems to have misheard it as “not accessible” when they heard that this feature was in accessibility. The steps I have to take to get this to work are ridiculous.

That’s an Android feature issue. I’ve heard that Android can do this or that, but only some Android phones are known to do it, and if so, it’s a challenge.

This is somehow not the point Samsung raised in its “On the Fence” ad.

Even ignoring this issue that you might have to buy five different Android phones to take advantage of all the features Android fans say Apple is behind, Apple is behind them. is still true. This ad shows someone literally on the fence thinking about moving. iphone Especially for Android due to these various features.

However, it’s probably important that he doesn’t jump on ads.

Apple isn’t worried about Android

So Samsung mocks Apple with one hand and copies with the other. Then and now and then, Apple cares little about all that.

That said, Apple executives this month had to be more concerned about Foxconn not working at all, so they’d be forgiven if they didn’t even realize what Samsung was working on.

Apple’s biggest iPhone maker has shut down its largest iPhone factory due to China’s stringent COVID lockdown measures. Foxconn moved Producing parts of the iPhone for India was never enough.

Happy times Foxconn Zhengzhou

Happy times Foxconn Zhengzhou

As a result, in November Foxconn Revenue growth forecast It was just a childhood dream.And Apple made rare movement We’re releasing a statement about how the lockdown is affecting production of the iPhone 14 Pro.

The short version is the problem is probably why you can’t get iPhone 14 Pro from Apple online before Christmas.

Foxconn has big problems with staff

As you may have noticed, China’s lockdown has been particularly severe, with residents rioting. So did Foxconn employees, but it turns out they had complain more.

Foxconn and the local government have agreed on a “closed loop” system where workers can work in factories and then sleep in factory dormitories. It doesn’t sound like a dream job during the best of times, but November wasn’t the best of times.

When you are confined to the barracks, you are dependent on company-provided food, but in this case, they say, it was a bad thing. did.

The real final straw seems to have come when Foxconn, faced with all the trouble, decided to create something more. He later claimed that this was a “technical error”, but what happened was that the contract was changed in such a way that the worker was ineligible for the promised bonus.

Hundreds of Foxconn employees were said to have rioted, but things changed after Apple apparently sent a team to the scene after the situation eased. Foxconn decided to pay about 20,000 mobs on the condition that they leave the company.

I don’t know what the Apple team said to Foxconn, nor do I know if the team spoke to employees.

It would be interesting if they told the workers to form a union.

Speaking of staff

Labor unions and Apple are never-ending topics, but November seems to have gotten some extra attention.Also, Apple Glasgow First UK Apple store unite.

apple glasgow

apple glasgow

I mean. Once upon a time, Apple Store staff were ambassadors of Apple’s ways.

That means routinely advising customers to buy elsewhere if that’s the right thing to do. We heard about laminated tree charts designed to motivate.

Apple Stores have been incredibly successful by not copying other retailers. Now it’s copying them, and doing so at a time when retail is struggling. Mass-selling techniques work, at best, for very short periods of time.

Perhaps it was once true that unionization meant bringing in third parties, which hurt Apple’s relationship with its staff. That’s certainly Apple’s position on him today, but from what we learned in November, it’s irrelevant.

For example, one employee said this month that complaining to Apple about anything wasletter to santa’ For all the good things it did.

Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's retail chief

Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s retail chief

If unions don’t help, Apple won’t spend money on jobs Labor Obstruction LawyerAlso, as we heard this month, Apple will not send anti-union managers to stores.

Or there is only this. Earlier this year, Apple increased the starting salary for retail staff from $20 to $22 an hour.

Perhaps Apple would have done it anyway in an economy that was laying off employees and cutting jobs.

Speaking of dismissal

In fact, Apple staff relations were much better this month than they were on Twitter. But then Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, found his own way to solve the staff problem.

Reports vary about how many Twitter employees have been laid off. Especially since Musk keeps hiring some once they figure out what they did all day. However, some say that 70% of his Twitter staff is gone.

Elon Musk spent November quietly and built a lot of fans

In November, it seemed more likely that Twitter itself would be deprecated. app store. in the meantime Tim Cook has publicly stated that it hopes Twitter will continue to moderate its content, but Twitter does not publicly moderate its content.

And we knew Twitter was in danger as Musk went on the offensive in every sense of the word. Musk took the politician’s approach because he couldn’t win the argument that Twitter allows hate speech but Twitter doesn’t.

Musk tried to change the battlefield. Twice.

First, he briefly criticized what he called Apple’s “hidden tax,” the 15% to 30% fee Apple charges for being in the App Store. It’s so familiar that it requires a hitherto unfamiliar definition of the word “hidden.”

When that didn’t work, Musk advanced the argument that Apple is against free speech because it suspended advertising on Twitter. A very tortuous argument could be made that it is advertiser spending that underpins this service. Therefore, Apple has removed its support.

But you didn’t buy it, and neither did anyone else. twitter phone If Apple discontinues the service.

We don’t know if Musk will attempt a third hard-fought battlefield, but on the last day of November, he apple park.

He presented this as Tim Cook giving a personal tour of Apple Park, but it feels like he’s being sent to the principal.

November was a tumultuous month

There were some bright moments in November 2022, perhaps even a small but promising glimpse into the future.

That glimpse game of the world The first foldable iPhone, except that it is not made by Apple. And it’s not very good.

But as an example of engineering skill and sheer hard work, it was uplifting. fold the iphone.

foldable iphone

foldable iphone

But Apple continues to introduce others like MagSafe instead. In November 2022, a man found his lost iPhone under the floorboards.

It’s still not clear why he didn’t lift the floorboards, but yes.

Speaking of which, November 2022 was the last time a certain reporter saw one of him. AirPodsDuring live news coverage of rising crime rates, the bird stole A journalist’s AirPods fell out of his ears.

There must be some kind of symbol hidden there. But instead let him turn his attention to December 2022. It looks like Apple still has a lot of products to release.

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