The Available-Memory Edition Friday, September 17, 2021

iPadOS 15 Allows Apps To Use Up To 12GB Of RAM On High-End iPad Pro, Up From Just 5GB, by Sami Fathi, MacRumors

The new details were shared by the developers behind the graphic design app Artstudio Pro, and according to their findings, on the highest-end ‌M1‌ ‌iPad Pro‌, which features 16GB of RAM, apps can request through the entitlement to use up to 12GB of that available memory. On the other ‌M1‌ ‌iPad Pro‌ models, which feature only 8GB of RAM, apps can request up to 6GB.

This Is How Apple Is Removing The Plastic Wrap From iPhone 13 Box, by Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac

The photo tweeted by Apple leaker DuanRui shows an adhesive paper tab from the end of the box to the bottom, with a tear-off strip to open it. In that way, there is no way for the lid to come off the box until it is opened.

The Bitter Lawsuit Hanging Over The Apple Watch’s New Swipe Keyboard, by Sean Hollister, The Verge

The company says it now realizes the keyboard does in fact comply with its guidelines, has explained that to Eleftheriou several times, and has repeatedly encouraged him to submit the app again. Apple would prefer that he doesn’t take it away.


Apple Watch SE Ships With New USB-C Charging Cable, by AppleInsider

Apple's entry-level Apple Watch SE now ships with the company's Magnetic Fast Charger, a USB-C cable designed to accommodate the enhanced charging capabilities of Apple Watch Series 7.

Apple Releases New Marketing Tools For Developers, by Wesley Hilliard, AppleInsider

The new marketing tool generates images using four templates, three colors, and different image sizes. Simply select the platform and search for any app to make multiple social media-friendly images.


Apple Subsidiary Claris Announces New Partnership To Improve Tech Diversity, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

Apple subsidiary Claris has announced a new entrepreneur training program today, in partnership with EonXI. The goal of the new partnership is to improve tech diversity through new low code initiatives.

In Internal Memo, Apple Says It Is Monitoring Legal Challenges To Texas Abortion Law, by Matthew Panzarino, TechCrunch

In a message posted on an internal employee message board today, Apple said that it was monitoring the legal challenges to what it refers to as the “uniquely restrictive abortion law” that was recently passed in Texas. Apple confirmed the authenticity of the message to TechCrunch.

Apple Hit By Another NLRB Charge For Firing Senior Manager Who Complained Of Harassment, by Kali Hays, Business Insider

Ashley Gjøvik, a senior engineering program manager at Apple for six years, first filed claims of work retaliation with the NLRB in late August, setting off an investigation by the government agency. She said she experienced sexual harassment at work and that her complaint was revealed to the alleged harasser. Gjøvik has also said Apple retaliated against her for the NLRB complaint and for earlier raising concerns about the office she and others worked in, as it sits on a Superfund site.

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