According to a recent report, iPhone and iPad users who share apps with their families through Apple’s “family sharing” feature can now also share subscription apps. In the “subscriptions” setting of the Apple App Store, the “Share new subscriptions” setting has been automatically turned on, allowing family members to automatically share eligible subscriptions. This option is available in the current iOS 14.2 version.
As part of iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS Big Sur, Apple announced subscription sharing options. The developer can decide whether the subscription is available to family members. If you need to deactivate this feature, go to the “share new subscriptions” in the Apple App Store setting to do so.
Prior to this, if a family member purchased an app that included subscriptions, there was no built-in way to share these subscription features with other family members.
Amazon and Apple abandon Intel chips – a significant shift in the PC market
The manufacturing industry is highly competitive and no company can stay on top for long. Intel has been the leading chip provider for laptops for so many years. However, the situation is changing swiftly. Amazon and Apple are currently reducing their dependence on Intel chip technology. For a long time, Intel’s chip technology has dominated most personal computers and large server systems. After abandoning Intel chips, Apple and Amazon began to use more self-developed chips.
Last month, Apple released its latest MacBooks. These devices use Apple’s latest ARM-based M1 chip. In June of this year, Amazon’s cloud computing business also began to promote new computing services. The service also uses ARM-based chips developed by Amazon itself. Amazon told customers that the service is faster than products based on Intel chips. The price is one-fifth cheaper than the latter.
On Tuesday, Amazon released another computing service based on the same chip for corporate users. The company also shared the benefits of users after launching the new service in June. Amazon also added that Twitter also plans to start using this technology.
Peter DeSantis, head of computing infrastructure at Amazon Web Services (AWS), said: “The bigger the customer, the more excited they are.”
The practices of Apple and Amazon triggered a chain reaction in the semiconductor industry. The actions of the two companies illustrate that key decisions in the chip industry may increasingly be transferred from chip suppliers who have long held power to chip-using companies that have resources, and the latter will make their own chips. For computer users, this change may bring more technology choices, faster computing speeds, and lower prices.