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Reviews pit Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 Ultra flagship against the iPhone 12 with mixed results - 9to5Mac
Reviews of Samsung’s newest Galaxy S21 Ultra flagship hit the presses today, pitting the new 6.8-inch device against Apple’s iPhone 12.
Reviews of Samsungs newest Galaxy S21 Ultra flagship have hit today, with reviewers pitting the new 6.8-inch device against Apples current iPhone 12 lineup. Reviewers say that while the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra features a more ergonomic finish, the iPhone 12 lineup still has a leg up in certain areas. Before we get into the iPhone 12 comparisons, be sure to check out our colleagues over at 9to5Google, who have also spent some time with the latest Galaxy S21 flagship devices. The Verges review of the $1199 Galaxy S21 Ultra says that the new device is much more comfortable to hold than the iPhone 12 Pro Max because it is slightly more narrow and has curved edges: Big Android phones are common now, though, so Samsungs job is to not only make a powerful phone but to make one that feels well-made. Mission accomplished: the S21 Ultra looks great and feels better. Its much more comfortable to hold than the iPhone 12 Pro Max because it is a little narrow and because it has curved edges. In terms of the camera technology, the Galaxy S21 Ultra features four different sensors on the back, including a wide angle lens and ultra wide angle lens, plus two different telephoto lenses. The Verge review says that the Galaxy S21 Ultra and iPhone 12 Pro Max are very close in terms of camera performance: As for the head-to-head with the iPhone 12 Pro Max, heres where I have landed. If you were to take 50 photos or videos, 30 of them would be a toss-up based on your personal preference, seven or eight would be clearly better on the S21, and 12 or 13 would be better from the iPhone. Theyve very close. The Galaxy S21 Ultra, however, has one key advantage: But Samsung has those telephoto options. And it also has compensated for the relative dearth of high-quality third-party Android photo apps by building in its own features. Samsung has added a directors mode that lets you switch lenses on the fly while shooting video in 1080p, but I found that I preferred shooting in 4K. You can shoot in 8K and pull out a still photo, you can use Single Take 2 to let the AI try to make a bunch of amusing photos and video effects. Interestingly, the Galaxy S21 Ultra also supports shooing in RAW. As you may remember, one of the key features of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max is support for a new ProRAW photo format that provides some computational photography benefit with the flexibility of traditional RAW. But while the hardware of the Galaxy S21 Ultra is solid, The Verge ultimately says that the software is what drags down the experience and will prevent any iPhone user from switching: The biggest reality check is the software, which suffers from Samsungs heavy-handed attempts to build its own ecosystem and further monetize an already expensive phone. I doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will convince many iPhone users to switch the ecosystem lock-in on iOS is too strong for that and getting the most out of Samsungs version of Android is daunting. CNBC takes a similar angle with its review, saying that the Galaxy S21 Ultra is unlikely to convert any iPhone users. The review notes, however, that the Galaxy S21 Ultra features the best display on the market thanks to its high refresh rate: It has the best display Ive ever used on a phone. Like the S21, it has a high refresh rate thats really smooth. It also gets super bright, which helps with movies and TV shows and viewing outside. And, unlike last years model, you can now use the screen at its sharpest setting with the high refresh rate on. CNET ran some benchmarks and confirmed that the iPhone 12 Pros A14 Bionic processor outpaces the Snapdragon 888 chip found in the Galaxy S21 Ultra: Ultimately, the consensus among these reviews is that the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Ultra hold their ground well against the iPhone 12 lineup, but the software experience is the biggest difference. The iPhone 12 appears to have the edge in areas like performance and build quality, but fans of bigger phones might actually find the Galaxy S21 Ultra a bit easier to hold. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
New studies show how Apple Watch can help detect COVID-19 prior to symptoms and testing - 9to5Mac
A pair of new studies highlighted by a CBS News report indicate that smartwatches such as the Apple Watch can help detect COVID-19 before the onset of symptoms or a positive test. The studies, separately undertaken by Mount Sinai Health System in New York and…
A pair of new studies highlighted by a CBS News report indicate that smartwatches such as the Apple Watch can help detect COVID-19 before the onset of symptoms or a positive test. The studies, separately undertaken by Mount Sinai Health System in New York and Stanford University in California, are giving experts hope that the Apple Watch can help play a vital role in stemming the pandemic and other communicable diseases. The research performed by Mount Sinai found that the Apple Watch is able to detect subtle changes in an individuals heartbeat up to seven days before the onset of COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test. The study analyzed heart rate variability, or the variation in time between heartbeats, and included nearly 300 health care workers who wore Apple Watches between April 29 and September 29. This is a commonly-used measure of how well a persons immune system is working, the report explains. Our goal was to use tools to identify infections at time of infection or before people knew they were sick,” said Rob Hirten, assistant professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City and author of the Warrior Watch study. “We already knew that heart rate variability markers change as inflammation develops in the body, and Covid is an incredibly inflammatory event,” Hirten told CBS MoneyWatch. “It allows us to predict that people are infected before they know it.” “Right now, we rely on people saying they’re sick and not feeling well, but wearing an Apple Watch doesn’t require any active user input and can identify people who might be asymptomatic. It’s a way to better control infectious diseases,” Hirten said. Meanwhile, a separate study from Stanford, the results of which were released in November, included activity trackers from Garmin, Fitbit, and Apple. The study found that these devices could indicate changes in resting heart rate up to nine and a half days prior to the onset of symptoms in coronavirus-positive patients. The researchers were able to identify nearly two-thirds of COVID-19 cases four to seven days before symptoms, the study says. The team also has created an alarm system that alerts wearers that their heart rate has been elevated for a sustained period of time. We set the alarm with a certain sensitivity so it will go off every two months or so,” said Stanford University Professor Michael Snyder, who led the study. “Regular fluctuations won’t trigger the alarm only significant, sustained changes will.” It’s a big deal because it’s alerting people not to go out and meet people,” he added. When Snyder’s alarm recently went off, for instance, he cancelled an in-person meeting in case he might be infectious. Snyder went on to explain that this type of technology can help make up for flaws in testing strategies. The problem is you can’t do [testing] on people all the time, whereas these devices measure you 24/7, he explained. Apple did not fund or participate in either of these studies, unlike other smartwatch and wearable companies that have commissioned similar studies, such as Oura Health and Whoop. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a model last week indicating how the Apple Watch and other smartwatches can help curb the spread of COVID-19 by asymptomistc carriers. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Scosche launches three iPhone 12 MagSafe mounts for car and home - 9to5Mac
Wrapping up its time at CES, Scosche is out today with three new MagSafe mounts for iPhone 12. The latest MagicMount options include a window/dash mount, cup holder mount, and a 4-in-1 kit that let’s users get the perfect view of their iPhone in cars and at h…
Wrapping up its time at CES, Scosche is out today with three new MagSafe mounts for iPhone 12. The latest MagicMount options include a window/dash mount, cup holder mount, and a 4-in-1 kit that let’s users get the perfect view of their iPhone in cars and at home. These new Scosche mounts are designed specifically for Apple’s new MagSafe Charger. They don’t include the MagSafe Charger itself, but do feature the mounts and an included 20W USB-C PD car adapter (to offer full 15W wireless charging for iPhone 12). Scosche notes that while the new mounts are perfect for any setup in your car they can also be handy at home or the office. The new MagicMount mounts come in a cup holder-style, window/dash mount, and a versatile 4-in-1 kit that offers a lot of flexibility for pretty much any setup. Pricing ranges from $29.99-$39.99 for these MagSafe mounts. Scosche is planning for a spring launch. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Leaked webpage confirms Galaxy S21 without charger in the box, Samsung tweets from iPhone - 9to5Mac
Rumors and leaks have suggested that Samsung is planning to follow in Apple’s steps and remove the charger from the box of the new Galaxy S21, which will be announced this Thursday. Reliable leaker Evan Blass today shared images of the official Galaxy S21 web…
Rumors and leaks have suggested that Samsung is planning to follow in Apple’s steps and remove the charger from the box of the new Galaxy S21, which will be announced this Thursday. Reliable leaker Evan Blass today shared images of the official Galaxy S21 website, which confirms that Samsung’s new smartphones will come without a power adapter in the box. Blass, who also leaked the entire iPhone 12 lineup before the Apple event, has tweeted images of what he claims to be the official webpage of the Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra. Besides having a new design, 5G support, and other enhancements, the new phones from the South Korean company will not have a charger in the box just like the iPhone. In a section of the website called “What’s in the box,” Samsung says that the new smartphones come with “just what you need” a USB-C cable, the SIM-ejection tool, and a start guide. Samsung also claims that the decision was made to help the environment, which is the same as Apple has been saying since the company removed the power adapter from the Apple Watch box last year. Galaxy S21 5G comes packaged with just what you need USB Type-C data and charging cable, ejection pin and Quick Start Guide. Just another way of being good to the environment. This, of course, is somewhat contradictory to what Samsung did when Apple announced the iPhone 12 line. The company made jokes on social networks after Apple removed the charger from the iPhone box, emphasizing that Galaxy smartphones still come with an included power adapter. These posts were later deleted when rumors about the Galaxy S21 emerged on the web. In a related note, Samsung invited its Twitter followers today to watch the Samsung Unpacked event this Thursday, but the tweets were shared using “Twitter for iPhone.” The company later deleted the tweets, but it was too late. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Rumor: Apple to release AirPods Pro 2 and third-generation iPhone SE in April - 9to5Mac
A new supply chain report from Macotakara this weekend says that Apple has new AirPods Pro and a new iPhone SE in the works for a release in April 2021. The report says that the new AirPods Pro will feature a redesigned charging case, but details on the iPhon…
A new supply chain report from Macotakara this weekend says that Apple has new AirPods Pro and a new iPhone SE in the works for a release in April 2021. The report says that the new AirPods Pro will feature a redesigned charging case, but details on the iPhone SE are unclear. AirPods Pro 2 The repot cites Chinese supply chain sources and says that the second-generation AirPods Pro will feature a new design for the charging case. The will reportedly remain 21mm thick, while it will be 46mm tall and 54mm wide. For comparisons sake, the current AirPods Pro charging case measures in at 45.2mm tall and 60.6mm wide, so this would mean the second-generation case would indeed be different, but not drastically so. There are no other details about what to expect with the second-generation AirPods Pro in this report. Previously, Bloomberg reported that the second-gen AirPods Pro would feature a more compact design that removes the stem that current sticks out from the bottom of the AirPods Pro. A design in testing has a more rounded shape that fills more of a users a ear, the report explained, likening the design to offerings from Samsung and Amazon. For those unfamiliar, the Amazon Echo buds feature a stem-less design that is completely round and rests inside the user’s ear. The Bloomberg report cautioned, however, that such design changes are not guaranteed because its challenging to pack the AirPods Pro internals into a more compact design. If the Macotakara report is to be believed, AirPods Pro 2 could be released as soon as April. iPhone SE 3 Furthermore, todays Macotakara report says that Apple will also release a new third-generation iPhone SE in April. The report provides no details on what to expect from the iPhone SE 3, but a release in April would come exactly one year after the 4.7-inch iPhone SE was released in 2020. Rumors have suggested that Apple is working on a larger version of the iPhone SE, likely with a 5.5-inch display and a design similar to the iPhone 8 Plus. Whether or not this is what todays report is referring to remains to be seen. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
After threatening removal, Apple says macOS utility Amphetamine can stay on the App Store - 9to5Mac
Apple has backtracked on threats to remove the popular utility app “Amphetamine” from the Mac App Store. According to the developer, Apple had threatened to remove the app over its name, saying that it violated guideline 1.4.3 related to “consumption of tobac…
Apple has backtracked on threats to remove the popular utility app Amphetamine from the Mac App Store. According to the developer, Apple had threatened to remove the app over its name, saying that it violated guideline 1.4.3 related to consumption of tobacco and vape products, illegal drugs, or excessive amounts of alcohol. For those unfamiliar, Amphetamine is a free application on the Mac App Store designed to prevent your Mac from going to sleep. It was released in 2014 and has been on the Mac App Store since then, but only this week did Apple contact Amphetamine creator William Gustafson with the accusation that the app violated the App Store guidelines. The guideline in full reads: Apps that encourage consumption of tobacco and vape products, illegal drugs, or excessive amounts of alcohol are not permitted on the App Store. Apps that encourage minors to consume any of these substances will be rejected. Facilitating the sale of marijuana, tobacco, or controlled substances (except for licensed pharmacies) isnt allowed. Apple also added specific details: Your app appears to promote inappropriate use of controlled substances. Specifically, your app name and icon include references to controlled substances, pills. Apple said that if Gustafson did not change Amphetamines name and branding, the app would be removed from the Mac App Store on January 12. Gustafson quickly filed an appeal and was contacted by Apple to discuss the situation: On January 2nd, 2021, I received a call from Apple to discuss the results of my appeal. On that call, an Apple representative stated that Apple now recognizes that the word “amphetamine” and the pill icon are being used “metaphorically”, and in a “medical sense.” Ultimately, Apple backtracked on its stance and Amphetamine will be allowed to remain on the Mac App Store. Nonetheless, this is yet another instance of Apples inconsistent approach to applying its App Store guidelines. There are numerous other applications on the Mac App Store with references to both legal and illegal drugs, in many instances far more blatant than Amphetamine. You can read the full details of the situation on Gustafsons GitHub page right here. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
With support officially ended, Adobe ‘strongly recommends’ removing Flash now, here’s how - 9to5Mac
This detailed guide with screenshots covers how to fully remove Adobe Flash from your Mac as well as how to deauthorize Flash on your Mac.
After a three-year warning, the end of Adobe Flash has officially happened. And with that, Adobe is strongly recommending users uninstall it from their computers immediately. Read along for how to fully remove Adobe Flash from your Mac. Adobe officially dropped support for Flash as of today, January 1, 2021. And in just under two weeks, Adobe will block all Flash content from working in Flash Player. Adobe strongly recommends all users immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems. Some users may continue to see reminders from Adobe to uninstall Flash Player from their system. Here’s why Adobe says it’s important to remove it: “Uninstalling Flash Player will help secure your system since Adobe does not intend to issue Flash Player updates or security patches after the EOL Date.” Keep in mind you don’t want to just remove Adobe Flash from the preference pane in System Preferences. Here’s what to do to fully uninstall it from your Mac…
- If you’re privacy conscious, first head to System Preferences > Flash Player (found at the bottom)
- In the top right, click the Advanced tab
- Choose Deauthorize This Computer…
- Open a Finder window then select Applications, now open Utilities (or search for the app Adobe Flash Player Install Manager)
- Open Adobe Flash Player Install Manager > click Uninstall
- You’ll get a confirmation when it’s been successfully removed
- You can use a third-party app like Clean My Mac or Sensei to search for and remove any extraneous Flash files but for me the official Adobe Flash uninstaller removed everything
App that promoted secret parties during the COVID-19 pandemic is removed from App Store - 9to5Mac
While 2020 was all about social distancing and staying at home, there was a controversial app promoting secret private parties during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, the iOS app was removed from the App Store this week. “Vybe Together” was recently launche…
While 2020 was all about social distancing and staying at home, there was a controversial app promoting secret private parties during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, the iOS app was removed from the App Store this week. “Vybe Together” was recently launched as a new way to allow people to promote secret parties that should not happen during the pandemic.”Get your rebel on. Get your party on,” said the app website which was also taken down. The idea of the app was to offer a platform where users could organize underground parties and promote them to anyone who wanted to participate. Those who were approved to join the party received the address two hours before the event. As reported by The Verge, the app was suddenly removed from the App Store and its official TikTok account was also banned. In some regions, having a party with a reasonable number of people is considered illegal due to the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic so it’s unclear why Apple approved the app in the first place. The Verge was able to speak with Albin, one of the co-founders of Vybe Together. Albin said the app had a few thousand users and that interest on the app grew after some demo videos were shared on TikTok. In order to gain access to the app, users had to share their Instagram profiles to prove that they weren’t someone spying on the events to report them. Some terrible people built a whole app for finding and promoting COVID-unsafe large, indoor house parties and theyre using TikTok to market it to millions of ppl. pic.twitter.com/zYhBiFH4vR — Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) December 29, 2020 It’s unclear whether the app has contributed extensively to unauthorized events since it was launched. According to the report, Vybe Together app had only 25 ratings in the App Store before it was removed, while its Instagram account had about a thousand followers. Vybe Together’s Instagram profile was also banned today, so it seems the app is gone for good. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Here are some of the best features to try on your new Apple Watch - 9to5Mac
If you just unwrapped a new Apple Watch this morning, read on for some guidance on our favorite Apple Watch features for fitness and more.
If you just unwrapped a new Apple Watch this morning, there are a variety of tips and tricks that can help you get the most out of your new wearable. Read on for some guidance on our favorite Apple Watch features for health, activity, customization, and more. Setting up your Apple Watch activity rings For many people, the Apple Watch is first and foremost a fitness-focused wearable. The key to this is a trio of rings each represented by a different color: red for move, green for exercise, and blue for stand. By default, the green exercise ring closes when you log 30 minutes of intense activity, the blue stand or roll ring closes when you move around for at least 1 minute of 12 different hours, and the red move ring closes when you meet your personal goal for active calories burned in a day. This year, however, Apple added the ability to customize your exercise and stand goals for the first time. Maybe youre recovering from an injury and 12 stand hours paired with 30 minutes of exercise is too much for your body to handle. People have also been calling on Apple to integrate rest days into the Apple Watch rings system, and feature at least gives users more control over their goals. Here’s how to change your Apple Watch move, exercise, and stand goals with watchOS 7:
- On your Apple Watch, open the Activity app
- Scroll down to the bottom and look for the “Change Goals” button
- Use the + or – buttons to adjust your goals, or use the Digital Crown
- Tap “OK” to confirm your changes.
- Open the Fitness app on your iPhone
- Tap the sharing icon in the bottom-right corner
- Tap the + button in the top corner
- Start typing a name, then tap the name youd like to add. If the other person has an Apple Watch the name will turn red
- Tap the Send button, then wait for your friend to accept your Activity request. Once accepted, youll receive a notification on your Apple Watch.
- Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone
- Tap Emergency SOS
- Look for the Fall Detection toggle
- Apple warns that more physically active users may trigger Fall Detection even when you havent fallen. This is due to high impact activity, and may appear as a fall.
- Tap Confirm
- Install the ECG app for taking electrocardiograms from your Apple Watch (Series 4 and later)
- Set up Cardio Fitness Levels and notifications, which are a strong indicator of your overall health
- Irregular Rhythm notifications for receiving a notification when Apple Watch identifies multiple heart rhythms that may be atrial fibrillation
- High Heart Rate notifications for receiving a notification when Apple Watch detects a heart rate that rises to a certain level while you appear inactive
- Low Heart Rate notifications for receiving notification when Apple Watch detects a heart rate that falls below 50 BPM for 10 minutes
Apple asks for M1 MacBook feedback, what would you change? [Poll] - 9to5Mac
Apple has started asking customers for feedback about its new Apple Silicon computers. What would you change about the M1 MacBooks?
On the whole, Apple’s M1 MacBooks and Mac mini have been a hit with big improvements across the board. However, the improvements never end and Apple has been asking early M1 MacBook customers a list of questions in a new survey including what they would change about the new generation of computers. How about you, what would like to see with the next iteration of M1 MacBooks? Apple’s M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro include some really impressive performance gains including speed and efficiency. The latter allows for the best battery life we’ve ever seen in Mac notebooks. For more on all that, check out the in-depth coverage in my colleague Jeff Benjamin’s full review: It was no surprise but the first-gen M1 MacBook Air and Pro came with the same hardware design as its predecessors. However 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are expected as soon as next year. With the first Apple Silicon Macs having been in the hands of early customers for a bit over a month, Apple is asking for detailed feedback on the machines including what change they’d most like to see in future Macs. There are a number of things that will be front of mind for MacBook users here: 1080p FaceTime camera, ditch the Touch Bar, slimmer bezels/new design, 4 USB-C/Thunderbolt ports, 32 and 64 GB RAM options, Face ID, and more. I picked up the 13-inch base MacBook Pro and happened to get the Apple survey. It’s quite a long one and included many questions. But the most interesting is one of the final questions: “What one thing, if anything, would you add to or change about your MacBook Pro?” Since this survey is sure it hit a small percentage of Mac users, we wanted to ask, what change/upgrade is most important to you with the next M1 MacBooks? Share your thoughts in the poll and comments below! FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
iPhone 12 Pro Max outshines unreleased Samsung Galaxy S21+ in early camera test - 9to5Mac
Samsung is expected to launch its next-gen smartphone in January – a bit ahead of its traditional schedule – and the first review of the unreleased Galaxy S21+ flagship smartphone has landed. A big part of the review is a camera comparison of the Galaxy S21+ …
Samsung is expected to launch its next-gen smartphone in January a bit ahead of its traditional schedule and the first review of the unreleased Galaxy S21+ flagship smartphone has landed. A big part of the review is a camera comparison of the Galaxy S21+ vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max vs. And from this early look, the iPhone 12 produces much better results while the S21+ struggles with exposure and washed-out images. It’s important to note that the S21+ hardware/software in this unofficial review may change/be tweaked by Samsung by the time it arrives for consumers in early 2021, but it’s still interesting to see the differences between Apple’s 2020 flagship iPhone 12 and the latest from Samsung. As you can see in the images above and below, as well as the video, the iPhone 12 Pro Max produces much better images. In this review, the Samsung Galaxy S21+ looks to consistently capture more washed-out photos and looks like it has lots of trouble with getting the exposure right. YouTuber Random Stuff 2 does note that Samsung released a software update that should improve the camera experience but he wasn’t able to check it out before this review. As Samsung has done for some time now, the camera specs appear more impressive for the S21+ on paper when comparing to the iPhone 12 Pro Max. But as history has shown, it’s not just about raw specs. Hardware and software integration is very important and Apple’s computational photography has come a long way in the last few years. The images aren’t as easy to compare since iPhone shoots in 4:3 by default and it looks like the S21+ is using something closer to 2:1. But to my eye, the iPhone 12 Pro Max definitely takes the better images, at least with the pre-release S21+ we’re seeing here. Time will tell how much Samsung can improve the camera experience on its new flagship between now and next month. There will be some great irony if it isn’t able to fix these camera issues. That’s because after the iPhone 12 lineup launched, Samsung mocked Apple about not including a charger in the box (which Samsung is already copying with the S21+) but also claimed the Galaxy series has the “best” camera, performance, battery, and more on a smartphone. Check out all the camera comparison shots between the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the unreleased Samsung Galaxy S21+ starting around the 1:51 minute mark in the video as well as the images below: FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Facebook planning to run another ad saying Apple wants to ‘stop the internet from being free’ - 9to5Mac
Facebook and Apple started a sort of battle today due to the new App Store privacy guidelines that were announced earlier this year and are now being required for all developers. After running a full-page ad in US newspapers today, Facebook is now planning an…
Facebook and Apple started a sort of battle today due to the new App Store privacy guidelines that were announced earlier this year and are now being required for all developers. After running a full-page ad in US newspapers today, Facebook is now planning another similar ad for tomorrow that says Apple wants to “stop the internet from being free.” Apple responded the Facebook criticism in a statement to 9to5Mac arguing that users should have the choice of whether or not to be tracked on the internet and also that they deserve to know what data third-party apps collect from their devices. The company said it does not require Facebook to change its approach to tracking users,” but it also suggested that Facebook should be more transparent about that. Apple’s response seems to have annoyed Facebook even more, which is now preparing another counter response to the new App Store guidelines. BuzzFeed News editor John Paczkowski has obtained a draft of a text that Facebook is planning to officially share tomorrow in response to Apple. It says that “Apple plans to roll out a forced software update that would change the internet as we know it for the worse,” and it also claims that Apple will hurt small businesses with the App Store rules. Apple’s change will limit their ability to run personalized ads. To make ends meet, they will have to start charging you subscription fees or adding in app purchases. Making the internet much more expensive and reducing high quality free content. Beyond hurting apps and websites many in the small business community say this change will be devastating to them too. It’s unclear whether Facebook will actually run this new ad, but we’ll probably find out in the next few hours. The changes that Facebook refers to are the new App Store privacy labels and also a new option in iOS 14 that prevents apps from tracking users across the web. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news: