Merge 104.8 | 19 September 2023
Apple has rolled out iOS 17. The update will be compatible with the iPhone XS and newer models which means the iPhone 8 and earlier devices won’t receive it. One of the updates includes a change to Apple’s voice assistant. It may require some getting used to but now you just say “Siri”, instead of “Hey Siri.” There are also updates to StandBy mode, autocorrect and NameDrop. This lets you bring your iPhone near another iPhone to exchange contact information.
Starbucks have said that by 2030 they want to move away completely from using disposable cups. They have set the goal to cut their “waste, water and carbon emissions in half” to impact the environment positively. They are also aiming to encourage their suppliers to use recycled materials.
Oppenheimer has become the biggest biopic of all time by taking over Bohemian Rhapsody. It has taken more than $912 million in ticket sales worldwide compared to $910 million for Bohemian Rhapsody. Oppenheimer still isn’t the biggest film of the year though, as Barbie, which was released on the same day has taken more than $1.4 billion.