Apple plans to launch a new iCloud encryption system
Apple is introducing a new iCloud encryption system, Advanced Data Protection, with iOS 16.2, which will provide data protection for iCloud services including iCloud Backup, iCloud Drive, Reminders, Notes, and more. End-to-end encryption protection for iCloud services including iCloud Backup, iCloud Drive, Reminders, and Notes. With Advanced Data Protection enabled, users who cannot access their device and have forgotten their iCloud password will need a recovery key or a data recovery contact created in advance to access their content.
In addition, Apple expects to introduce iMessage Contact Key Verification and Security Keys for Apple ID to further enhance the security of user data. iMessage Contact Key Verification is targeted at users facing “special digital threats” such as journalists, human rights activists and officials; when enabled, it allows messages to be sent and received only with contacts authenticated by the owner; if an attacker successfully penetrates the cloud server and hacks into the device to eavesdrop on the conversation, the user is alerted. Security Keys for Apple ID gives users the option to use a third-party physical security key to further protect their accounts.
iQOO Launches Flagship Phone iQOO 11 Series
iQOO officially announced its new flagship phone iQOO 11 series on December 8, including iQOO 11 and iQOO 11 Pro. iQOO 11 series are powered by the second generation Snapdragon 8 processor and equipped with 6.78-inch 2K OLED display with 144Hz high refresh support. The iQOO 11 series is powered by the second generation Snapdragon 8 processor and features a 6.78-inch 2K OLED display with 144Hz high refresh support.
In terms of charging, iQOO 11 is equipped with 5000mAh battery with 120W fast charging support, while iQOO 11 Pro is equipped with 4700mAh battery with 200W fast charging support. In terms of imaging, iQOO 11 is equipped with Samsung S5KGN5 50MP main camera, 8MP super wide-angle and 13MP telephoto lens; iQOO 11 Pro is equipped with 50MP Sony VCS IMX866 main camera, 50MP fisheye super wide-angle macro lens and 50mm prime focal length portrait lens.
The iQOO Neo7 SE was also announced at the same time, which is equipped with the new MediaTek Tiangui 8200, the screen is equipped with 6.78-inch 120Hz high refresh flexible straight screen, closed stereo dual speakers, equipped with 5000mAh dual-cell battery and support 120W fast charging; image with 64 megapixel HD main camera, support OIS optical anti-shake.
Apple Launches New Installment of Ask Apple for Developers
On December 8, Apple announced a new Ask Apple interactive Q&A event for the Chinese development community on December 12. Developers can participate in the event by asking questions on a variety of topics, including how to use the latest frameworks, improve the UI design of apps, develop with Beta OS software and tools, and more, with a full Q&A session.
There is no charge for Ask Apple and registration is open to all members of the Apple Developer Program and Apple Developer Enterprise Program. In addition to the Ask Apple series, developers can access hundreds of hours of on-demand courses on the Apple Developer website and Apple Developer app.