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Apple will ‘crush the metaverse’ or ‘reap all the benefits’, Epic Games boss says

Some companies really believe in the multiverse, this is particularly the case with Meta. Epic Games is also looking into the subject and its boss Tim Sweeney did not hesitate to tackle Apple by evoking the subject during an interview with GamesIndustry.

Will Apple bury the metaverse?

Epic Games wants a vision “unified” for the metaverse, but you still have to be able to get there. Tim Sweeney doesn’t want this to become “another walled garden”. He is referring here to iOS which is often considered a walled garden knowing that there are restrictions, such as the obligation to go through the App Store to download applications.

The leader says:

They [Apple] will either try to crush the metaverse or take full advantage of it. One or the other. Apple does not allow the use of a competing rendering engine for browsers. So they can do the same thing with the metaverse, they can say ‘you have to use Apple’s limited metaverse engine, you can’t make your own, you can’t use Unreal’. They could just change all the platform rules tomorrow to kill everything everyone else is doing, and that’s why we need really strong antitrust laws. That’s why we fight so hard.

Tim Sweeney continues on Apple by explaining that the manufacturer could totally dominate “this sector if they are allowed to use their market power and hardware to achieve this. So we are fighting against that.”.

Epic is taking a keen interest in the metaverse, with Tim Sweeney saying the company wants “compete in the field of engines with the Unreal Engine”with “server hosting in the future” And many more. “But in the future there will be an open economy for that. We want to have the best asset market”he explained.

He then tackles iOS: “We’re terribly frustrated with markets like iOS where you can’t build an Epic Games Store for iOS because Apple says, ‘You can’t compete with us’.

The Apple headset in a few months

Apple has no real plans to jump into the multiverse. Tim Cook himself said he does not believe that the general public knows what this word defines. “I always think it’s important for people to understand what something is”.

Apple will venture into the virtual and augmented reality market this year with its Reality Pro headset. It should be announced in June at WWDC.


This discounted 3-in-1 MagSafe charger allows you to recharge iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods and use iOS 17 StandBy mode

If you’re tired of your nightstand or work desk being a mess of cables and chargers, the ESR HaloLock 3-in-1 wireless charger is a clean and effective solution to the problem. It is discounted on Amazon at its minimum price of 65.44 euros.

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Magsafe 3 In 1 Esr Charger

With a recommended retail price of close to 75 euros, on Amazon it can be purchased with a 15% discount the 3-in-1 ESR HaloLock wireless charger, thus staying in more interesting ones

This HaloLock wireless charging base from ESR can charge an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at the same time. Compatible with MagSafe technology, the phone holder integrates a cooling fan to dissipate heat and maintain optimum performance.

The powerful integrated magnets provide a 1,000g clamping force for the iPhone, which can be positioned both vertically and horizontally, so that it is possible to consume video or use the new mode standby Presented with iOS 17. In the Apple Watch holder you have to place the charger, since it comes without it.

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Entertainment with Apple is guaranteed: don’t forget that you can subscribe to Apple TV+ to watch your favorite series and movies (you have seven days free, then 6.99 euros per month) and to Apple Music so that music is never missing at your parties with high-quality audio (you have a free trial month, then 10.99 euros per month in an individual plan).
You also have Apple Books at your disposal, to always have your favorite readings at hand, either in book or audiobook format; and Apple Podcasts, where you’ll find millions of shows to listen to.

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The Senate validates the remote activation of telephone microphones or cameras

The Senate has given the green light to a controversial provision of the justice bill authorizing the remote triggering of telephone microphones or cameras in certain investigations. Article 3 of the bill of the Minister of Justice Eric Dupond-Moretti, examined at first reading by the senators, brings several modifications to the criminal procedure.

One of them plans to authorize the remote triggering of computers and other connected devices, without the knowledge of the persons concerned, with two different purposes. On the one hand, real-time geolocation for certain offences. On the other hand, the activation of microphones and cameras to capture sound and images, which would be reserved for cases of terrorism, and delinquency and organized crime.

The Freedom and Digital Observatory (OLN) denounced a “security overkill” allowing to transform any connected object into potential “snitch”. For its part, the left has tried without success to completely or partially remove provisions deemed “disproportionate”. It is “the door open to widespread surveillance”said the ecologist Guy Benarroche.

“These techniques are already applied”, underlined Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti, but they require the installation of beacons or microphones and cameras, which entails risks for the investigators. The layout is “surrounded by important guarantees”, he added. Its implementation will in particular have to be approved by a judge.

Against the opinion of the minister, the Senate adopted an amendment which provides for limiting the possibility of using geolocation to offenses punishable by at least ten years’ imprisonment, against five years in the initial text.

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The identity card stored on iPhone will be able to be presented to merchants/companies

Apple says users will be able to use their iPhones with the ID card stored in the Cards (Wallet) app with merchants and other businesses. This will be particularly useful for verifying the age for buying alcohol, renting a car and more. Note that this will also work with the driver’s license saved on the iPhone.

Here is what Apple says in its announcement:

Starting this fall, businesses will be able to accept IDs in Apple Wallet, without additional hardware. This will simplify their ability to securely verify a customer’s age in person for alcohol purchases, for example, or verify a customer’s identity at checkout for car rentals, and even more. To seamlessly and securely present their ID card in Wallet to an equipped merchant, users simply wave their iPhone or Apple Watch near the merchant’s iPhone. Users will see what information is requested and whether the receiving party will store the information. Users will then be prompted to authenticate and provide consent using Face ID or Touch ID.

The feature will only be available in the US initially. And yet, it will be a reality in only a few US states. Indeed, not everyone has yet adopted Apple’s system to have the identity card or driver’s license registered on the iPhone.

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