Windows 11, satellite iPhone and Twitter … the summary of the tech news of the week

The start of the school year is gradually taking shape. If millions of children have already returned to school this week, tech companies are timidly starting to communicate before truly launching their 2021-2022 season.

To occupy us, Microsoft has decided to communicate the release date of Windows 11 this week, in addition to the announcement of the date of its next keynote dedicated to Surface. At Apple, while waiting for the iPhone 13, we (finally) decided to make concessions on the App Store. Under pressure from regulatory authorities around the world, Apple has decided to be a little less strict. Another news item also caused a lot of talk this week: in China, the government has decided to restrict online video games to three hours per week for children.

Here is a summary of the news of the week in addition to our weekly show What I Mail.

Windows 11 October 5

We had a presentiment of the date of October 11, Microsoft finally chose to launch its new version of Windows on October 5. A curious date since it is the 10 years since the death of Steve Jobs and it is unlikely that Microsoft’s new operating system will enjoy as good media coverage as if it had been released the day before , but too bad. Earlier, on September 22, Microsoft will announce new Surface equipped with the new Windows 11.

Windows 11 will arrive on October 5

Microsoft to announce new Surface products on September 22

The iPhone 13 connected to space?

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 13 will be equipped with a satellite antenna. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman confirms this information, but does not know if Apple will activate this function as soon as the launch of its new mobiles. At first, it would only be an emergency mode. Can we imagine Apple bypassing the operators one day?

Will the iPhone 13 benefit from a satellite connection?

iPhone: satellite calls would be reserved for emergencies and would not arrive this year

Along with the iPhone 13, we should also discover the Watch Series 7. However, Apple is reportedly having production issues. Will his watch be late?

Apple Watch: Series 7 could be delayed due to production issues

A 17-inch folding screen at Samsung?

After the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the Galaxy Book Fold 17? According to a Samsung specialist, the Korean brand is preparing to launch a giant 17-inch tablet. Folded in half, it would take on the appearance of a laptop with a giant screen instead of the keyboard.

Galaxy Book Fold: Samsung to launch 17-inch folding screen PC soon

Twitter silences haters and competes with OnlyFans

This week, Twitter made numerous announcements. In addition to a security mode to temporarily silence critics by limiting the messages we receive, the social network announced that it would one day be possible to archive its old tweets to protect itself from malicious people. Another novelty, the Super Follow. We can pay someone we follow on a monthly basis, like on OnlyFans.

Twitter launches a “security mode” that automatically blocks harmful accounts

Twitter would consider a function to hide your old tweets

Twitter launches Super Follows and could offer to tip bitcoin

The App Store opens to external links

Shaken by the South Korean and Japanese authorities, Apple announced this week its intention to make some concessions on the App Store. In addition to being able to communicate with their users by email, the developers of some applications such as Netflix or Spotify will soon be able to create an account on their own site, which is prohibited today.

App Store payments: Apple makes a small gesture for developers

Apple Strikes Deal, Ends App Store Antimonopoly Investigation

China limits video games to 3 hours per week

The Chinese government has decided to blame video games for all its ills. To reduce myopia and improve children’s academic performance, online video games are now prohibited for minors during the week. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., they will be able to play by first checking their identity.

Young Chinese people will soon no longer be able to play online for more than three hours a week

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