Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets analyst, Brad Erickson, released an investment report that Apple’s recent change in iPhone privacy is a sign of things to come. According to him, this is a sign that Apple may set its foot in a network dominated by Facebook and Google. The expectation is that Apple will enter into the advertising market.
“We see changes in privacy as a signal that Apple may want to compete in the global advertising market.” Eriksson gave Facebook, Amazon, and Alphabet stocks “outperform” ratings. It is worth mentioning that in August, Evercore ISI analysts claims that the Cupertino company intends to enter the advertising market.
Erickson said, “Apple will secretly invest in search algorithms under the guise of privacy”. He may be referring to an advertising revenue-sharing agreement with a search engine represented by Google. If advertisers “have no choice because of losing data from Apple devices,” Google’s YouTube and Amazon Connected TV will benefit from becoming sub-optimal choices.
Apple officially launches SF Symbols 3 icon library
According to 9to5Mac news, Apple today launched the official version of the SF Symbols 3 icon library. The company also unveiled the new versions of San Francisco and New York fonts. These three items are now available for download on the company’s developer page.
The SF Symbols 3 icon library was announced in June 2021. At the launch event, the company also unveiled the beta version. Currently, SF Symbols has a total of 3100 icons, including more than 600 new icons. This icon library is specifically for Apple’s platform and matches San Francisco. Specifically, these symbols include 9 weights and 3 scales, with customizable colors. The feature also supports exporting to vector files for editing which is convenient.
According to reports, the new icons/symbols of SF Symbols 3 include elements such as equipment, game controllers, health, communication, and tools. These are in addition to Arabic, Chinese, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Latin, and different variants of Thai symbols. The icon library supports iOS 15, iPad OS 15, macOS Monterey Beta, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8.
The update for the SF Symbols 3 is 207.6MB in size, and it can be downloaded from Apple’s official website. Click here to open and download the feature. Apple’s new San Francisco and New York fonts are also for Apple’s system. In addition, it requires macOS Catalina and above to support them. The new version of the font is also online on the Apple developer website. Click here to check them out.