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Apple faces a total ban on iPhone sales in China. The company also has to pay $ 1.5 billion for patent infringement.

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Eight years ago, Xiaoi Robot filed a lawsuit against Apple for patent infringement over the voice assistant Siri. Xiaoi Robot is owned by Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology Co., Ltd., which recently filed a lawsuit with the PRC’s Supreme People’s Court, demanding that Apple pay more than $ 1.5 billion for patent infringement.

Siri software was created in 2007 and was originally used in text chat services. In 2010, Siri was acquired by Apple for $ 200 million. Subsequently, thanks to a collaboration with Nuance, Siri was turned into a personal assistant.

Shanghai Zhizhen applied for China Invention Patent ZL200410053749.9 for Little i Robot in 2004 and was granted permission in 2009. For several years since 2011, Apple has consistently added the voice assistant Siri to its products, which has become one of the main functions of the iPhone.

Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology is demanding that the PRC’s Supreme People’s Court impose an injunction against the manufacture, import and sale of iPhone smartphones that infringe patent ZL200410053749.9. The source writes that yesterday the PRC Supreme People’s Court granted the injunction petition, while the hearing is ongoing.

If in the end Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology wins the trial, then Apple could face a complete ban on iPhone sales in the country.

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The thinnest and lightest Xiaomi smartphone with a 4500 mAh battery was estimated at $ 435. All the characteristics and cost of Xiaomi Civi just hours before the announcement

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Tomorrow, Xiaomi will officially unveil its new smartphone Civi – a model with an emphasis on style and compactness will be the successor to the budget CC camera phone line. We already have detailed specifications of the device, and, most importantly, prices.

Civi will receive a 6.55-inch OLED screen with Full HD + resolution with a frame rate of 120 Hz, an embedded 32-megapixel front camera with autofocus and a built-in fingerprint scanner. The hardware basis of the device is SoC Snapdragon 778G, the amount of RAM is 8 or 12 GB, flash memory is 128 or 256 GB.

The thinnest and lightest Xiaomi smartphone with a 4500 mAh battery was estimated at $ 435.  All the characteristics and cost of Xiaomi Civi just hours before the announcement

The main camera will include sensors with a resolution of 64, 8 and 2 megapixels. The battery capacity is 4500 mAh, the maximum power of the charger is 55 W. The OS will be Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 interface. Also, the smartphone is assigned an NFC adapter, an IR emitter and stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support.

The Xiaomi Civi is 6.98 mm thick and weighs 166 grams. Prices are as follows: 8/128 GB – $ 435, 8/256 GB – $ 480, 12/256 GB – $ 525.

An insider with a very good reputation published this data on a profile resource: 76% of his leaks were fully confirmed. So these data can be trusted, but about 12 hours remain until the official premiere of Xiaomi Civi.

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Xiaomi Civi will receive the thinnest bottom bezel of all the company’s smartphones. Its thickness is only 2.55 mm

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Xiaomi has published a new teaser and revealed new details about the Civi smartphone, which will debut tomorrow. It turned out that this model received the thinnest bottom bezel among all Xiaomi smartphones. Its thickness is 2.55 mm.

The smartphone also confirms the presence of a curved AMOLED screen with a frame rate of 120 Hz. The display supports HDR10 + and Dolby Vision technologies.

Xiaomi Civi will receive the thinnest bottom bezel of all the company's smartphones.  Its thickness is only 2.55 mm

From other teasers, it became known that the Civi is built on the SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, equipped with a 32-megapixel front camera with autofocus and a 4500 mAh battery, as well as an NFC module, stereo speakers and an IR emitter. Recall that the official premiere of the novelty will take place tomorrow in China.

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IPhone 13 Brand New Issue: Weird Artifacts Appear in Photos

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IPhone 13 users continue to report new issues they face when using a smartphone that only went on sale the day before yesterday.

On the Chinese social network Weibo, this topic became a very hot topic over the weekend. Users confirm that some strange artifacts appear in the photos taken with the iPhone 13, as shown in the following video.

The video confirms that there are no problems in the preview window, however, after the photo is taken, black artifacts are randomly generated on it. It is not yet known whether the problem is software or hardware, and it is also somewhat widespread.

It is worth noting that Apple previously officially confirmed that after restoring the iPhone 13 from a backup, widgets can be reset to their default state. There are also problems with Apple Music and syncing with Apple Watch.

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