The A-Little-Different Edition Monday, October 3, 2022

Apple Executives Talk About iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island In New Interview, by Sami Fathi, MacRumors

“Personally, I felt as if there was a new life-saving identity on my ‌iPhone‌,” Federighi said. “It’s a very delicate animation effect, but it’s a little different from anthropomorphism, but I think it gave the ‌iPhone‌ a new strong personality and vitality.”

The iPad Isn't A Big iPhone Or A Touch-screen Mac–so What Is It?, by Dan Moren, Macworld

The iPad shouldn’t be a big iPhone and it shouldn’t just become a Mac. So what’s left? The trickiest needle to thread of them all: making the iPad truly its own device. A good start would be to question the assumptions that the tablet inherited from iOS. For example, is a simple screen full of application icons the best use of the device’s most valuable real estate? There’s no reason to be beholden to decisions made for an entirely different device.


Apple SIM No Longer Available For Activating New Cellular Data Plans On iPads, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

As of October 1, Apple SIM is no longer available for activating new cellular data plans on supported iPad models, according to an Apple support document.

GrowWithJo Is The Only Workout App I’ve Ever Liked, by Medea Giordano, Wired

GrowWithJo feels like it's focused more on genuinely being healthy and learning better habits to incorporate into your life, rather than enrolling in a boot camp to get a “summer body.” That, a gal can appreciate.

Rachio Abandons HomeKit For Its Smart Garden Sprinkler, by William Gallagher, AppleInsider

The Rachio 3 sprinkler controller added HomeKit support back in 2018. Recently users have been reporting "no response" errors.

Since April 2022, Rachio has been detailing the work its engineers have done "working with Apple's dev team" to resolve the problem, but have concluded that they cannot.


The New iPhone 14 Feature That Could Save Your Life: Apple's 'Crash Detection' Technology That Automatically Calls For Emergency Assistance If You're In A Car Accident Is Put To The Test For The First Time In Nebraska - Here's How It Works, by Shivali Best, Mail Online

On Sunday night, six people were killed in a car crash in Lincoln, Nebraska, in what police have described as the 'worst crash in Lincoln in recent memory.'

While there were no witnesses to the crash and everyone in the car was either dead or incapacitated, one of the passenger's iPhone 14 automatically alerted first responders to the crash.

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I've encountered a problem on Apple's website. I've created a ticket and received a case number. And shortly after that, I think I solved the problem on my own.

Now I have a new problem.


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