Windows 10: the blocking for the 2004 version is lifted on the Surface

Technology: Microsoft was preventing certain Surface devices from updating to the 2004 version due to technical issues. The blockade was lifted on June 29.
Microsoft releases the block it placed on certain Surface devices to prevent them from updating to version 2004. This block prevented users of certain Surface models manufactured by Microsoft, including Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7, from downloading and manually install the latest Windows 10 feature update.

According to information released as part of the May 2020 update, devices with more than one network adapter capable of operating in "Always On, Always Connected" mode may experience unexpected shutdowns and reboots. The Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7 both fall into this category. (Other surface devices can also be included; I asked Microsoft for a list of affected devices, but got no response).

Several technical problems when launching the updateEven though a patch (KB4557957) was released on June 9 as part of …

iOS 14 reveals its secrets on the iPhone 9, the new iPad Pro and many others ...

The first "builds" of iOS 14 give us crisp details on the new features of the future Apple OS, but also on many products to come this year. The first "builds" of Apple’s future mobile operating system have just fallen into the hands of 9to5Mac. The American media took the opportunity to dissect more details iOS 14, and thus get their hands on many crisp details concerning the new functions which will be brought by this new OS, but also traces of the next products of the firm.

iOS 14 reveals its secrets on the iPhone 9

iPhone 9, iPad Pro 2020 and new Apple TV?

If the code of iOS 14 retrieved by 9to5Mac is still far from the final version of the future version of Apple's mobile OS, it is nonetheless rich in detail. Thus, we hear again about the new iPhone 9, or iPhone SE 2, so often mentioned by rumors. We learn some additional details on this iPhone whose release may well be done next month, including support for Touch ID (which suggests that it will have a front panel similar to that of the iPhone 8), as well as the Express Transit function, which allows the smartphone to be used as a transport ticket. Besides this iPhone, there are also some details about the new iPad Pro. According to the code of iOS 14, it would have a triple photo module on the back, similar to that which can be found on the iPhone 11 Pro. However, it would stand out with the presence of a new ToF (Time-of-Flight) sensor which would be primarily dedicated to improving performance in augmented reality.

Another device is added to the list: the Apple TV. If it's been a while since we haven't heard from Apple's black box, the Cupertino company would have planned to launch a new version this year, if we are to believe these first "builds" of iOS 14. Despite everything, this first track is still very cloudy, since we simply learn that the new TV box from Apple would have a brand new remote control. Otherwise, we imagine that it will be equipped with a more recent SoC, in order to propel the video game service by subscription from the firm, Apple Arcade. Finally, there are again traces of AirTags, these small GPS tags that will geolocate any object on which they are fixed. iOS 14 provides some details on the configuration of these devices, but also discusses the possibility of viewing the AirTags in augmented reality.


iOS 14

Aside from the new products, it is mainly the new features of iOS 14 that have been detailed by 9to5Mac. Thus, we learn that, for the first time, Apple could modify its ancient application grid, unchanged since the very first iPhone launched in ... 2007. If Apple would consider keeping this famous application grid, we would find in iOS 14 a new list view, like the Apple Watch. Regarding wallpapers, Apple should open up a little more to third-party developers and give them the option of offering their dynamic wallpapers on Apple devices. HomeKit, Apple's home automation system, should also be brought back to the fore with iOS 14. Thus, Night Shift mode, which allows you to change the screen temperature after a certain hour, would be suitable for connected bulbs HomeKit compatible. MacRumors has also released its predictions for other Apple operating systems, and discusses the appearance of proper support for the mouse and trackpad on the next version of iPadOS. iMessage could also be reviewed, and the Apple Watch would acquire sleep tracking features.

Either way, Apple’s official announcements will have to be awaited during WWDC 2020, normally scheduled for June. However, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic and the successive cancellation of most tech events around the world, Apple may in turn decide to cancel its event. The manufacturer could still distill its new products live on the internet, as do most of its competitors, including Google.