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Apple forced to agree to price increase: iPhone 14 uses TSMC’s 4nm Apple A16 SoC

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TSMC released its January earnings report. Consolidated revenue this month was over $6 billion, up 10.8% from a year earlier and up 35.8% year on year. The company set a new monthly revenue record.

TSMC said its current production capacity is at full capacity. In addition, some analysts said that TSMC will continue to raise prices for its products this year. The production capacity of advanced processes (5 and 4 nm) in the first quarter will reach a new high.

TSMC has already been raising prices on its products in the past year. Apple agreed to another price increase on special terms and signed a contract with TSMC for the supply of 120-150 thousand single-chip systems made according to 4 nm standards. The average selling price of single-chip systems in 2022 for Apple will increase by about 8-10% compared to 2021. However, for other customers, prices will increase more.

Apple forced to agree to price increase: iPhone 14 uses TSMC's 4nm Apple A16 SoC

In addition, TSMC’s 3nm process has been delayed and mass production can only be started in the second half of this year, with limited initial production capacity. Therefore, Apple chose a more mature 4nm process for the Apple A16 SoC, which will be used in the iPhone 14.

The new and improved version of the 4nm process is reported to offer 6% faster performance than last year’s version, and energy efficiency compared to the 5nm process will improve by 22%.

According to the latest news from the supply chain, despite this, Apple will keep the price of the iPhone SE3 at the level of its predecessor.

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There are more than 500 million users of Xiaomi smartphones in the world. The company joined Samsung and Apple

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There are more than 500 million users of Xiaomi smartphones

According to the analytical company Counterpoint Research, there are already more than 500 million smartphone users in the world of the Chinese company Xiaomi, which has joined the club where Samsung and Apple already belong.

Theoretically, Xiaomi’s large user base could further develop the company’s brand if products meet or exceed expectations. It may also give Xiaomi more opportunities to monetize traffic on its smartphones and allow the company to effectively sell IoT devices, headphones, smartwatches and other gadgets.

2021 was a very successful year for the company, with users actively buying smartphones. Xiaomi’s successful global expansion is particularly noticeable in India and Europe, where it became one of the top three OEMs in the first quarter of 2022. In India, the company leads the market with 23% of the market, and in China it is in fifth place.

There are more than 500 million users of Xiaomi smartphones in the world.  The company joined Samsung and Apple

The average revenue per user (ARPU) of Xiaomi in China is much higher than other regional markets, with ARPU for premium smartphones higher than for lower-end smartphones. This partly explains the strategic importance of the Chinese segment of the premium smartphone market, although demand seems weak at the moment. The additional profit and revenue from Chinese premium smartphone users could help Xiaomi further subsidize overseas sales channels, expand into new countries and launch global marketing campaigns.

According to Xiaomi, more than 80% of internet service revenue comes from China, with the main contributor being advertising.

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The iPhone 15 could do what Jobs wanted to see in the very first iPhone. It’s about the lack of a SIM card slot.

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The iPhone 15 could do what Jobs wanted to see

According to numerous rumors, the iPhone 15 line of smartphones may be the first Apple models in which the company will abandon the slot for conventional SIM cards. That is, they will completely switch to eSIM. As it turned out, Apple wanted to abandon the SIM even in the very first iPhone.

The iPhone 15 could do what Jobs wanted to see in the very first iPhone.  It's about the lack of a SIM card slot.

According to former Apple CEO Tony Fadell, Steve Jobs wanted to release the first iPhone without a SIM card slot. Of course, then there was no talk of any eSIM in its modern form. It’s just that Jobs liked the concept of the iPhone without SIM cards, and it could be realized by switching completely to CDMA networks. However, Fadell dissuaded Jobs from this idea, showing statistics according to which, the distribution of CDMA left much to be desired. Later, Apple did release a CDMA-enabled iPhone for Verizon, but that was just a modification.

Now, more than 15 years later, Jobs’ original concept may be fully realized. True, eSIM does not work in all countries, so Apple will have to continue to release iPhones with SIM card slots.

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Dimensity 1300, 50 MP, 4500 mAh and 80 W. OnePlus Nord 2T will be the first phone with Dimensity 1300

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Dimensity 1300 50 MP 4500 mAh and 80 W OnePlus

The OnePlus Nord 2T smartphone will be presented this Thursday, May 19th. Ahead of the event, the company confirmed one new information about the phone.

Yesterday, the company confirmed support for 80W SuperVOOC charging, which allows you to charge your smartphone for a full day of work in just 15 minutes. Battery capacity is not mentioned, but according to leaks, it is 4500 mAh.

Dimensity 1300, 50 MP, 4500 mAh and 80 W.  OnePlus Nord 2T will be the first phone with Dimensity 1300

Today’s announcement confirms the use of the Dimensity 1300 single-chip system. It is worth noting that the OnePlus Nord 2T will be the first phone with the Dimensity 1300.

The smartphone is rumored to feature a 50MP IMX766 main camera with OIS, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP rear camera, and a 32MP IMX615 front camera.

The screen should have a diagonal of 6.43 inches with a resolution of FullHD + and an image refresh rate of 90 Hz.

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