Apple yesterday began distributing the final version of iOS 15 for compatible smartphones. Former Oppo VP Shen Yiren, a longtime Apple user, commented favorably on the release of iOS 15 on his Weibo social media page.
He stated that after updating the iPhone 12 to iOS 15, the smartphone became better at picking up the signal of the mobile network. Prior to this update, in the house where Shen Yiren lives, the iPhone 12 smartphone often failed to catch the network or showed only one bar. Now the smartphone shows two of the four bars in the status bar.
He clarified that he relies on his own observations, but he did not make accurate measurements of the stability of the reception. It is worth noting that the official changelog for iOS 15 does not mention that the new operating system should improve the quality of signal reception on the company’s smartphones. It remains to wait for the appearance of reviews from other users.
Luo Yonghao, chief executive of Hammer Technology and Smartisan, ridiculed Apple’s recently launched iPhone 13 line of smartphones, claiming that he would have fired the designer if it were about his company.
Authoritative network whistleblower Jon Prosser and FrontPageTech editor confirmed previous information that the iPhone 13 mini will be Apple’s latest compact flagship. Prominent analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities says the delay in the iPhone with an under-screen Touch ID fingerprint scanner and foldable iPhone “will hurt iPhone shipments in 2022 and 2023.” The iPhone 13 is also known to outperform the bestselling iPhone 12 in pre-orders.
Google expects excellent sales of Pixel 7 smartphones
It seems that despite the fact that the line of smartphones Pixel 7 is not very different from its predecessors, Google believes that they will sell very well.
The search giant has reportedly ordered 8 million new-generation devices and expects to double sales of new models relative to the Pixel 6 line.
At the same time, we recall that just the other day we learned that in six years Google has sold only 27.6 million Pixel smartphones. That is, the company intends to sell almost 30% of the total number of smartphones sold over six years only for older Pixel 7 devices.
It is also reported that the company has ordered 4 million lower class models, i.e. Pixel 7a models. In total, it turns out 12 million smartphones per year, or almost 45% of the total number of smartphones sold in six years.
We’ll find out how Google’s forecasts come true in about a year, but we can recall that at one time the models of the Pixel 6 line showed a multiple increase in sales relative to their predecessors.
Are Huawei flagships disappearing from the global market? The company has removed P50 smartphones from the range of global models, but not everywhere yet
A couple of weeks ago, Huawei removed the Leica logo from its P50 smartphones as Leica is now partnering with Xiaomi. Now it is reported that Huawei has completely removed the P50 smartphones from the range of global models.
However, the situation is not yet completely clear. Initially, the information was shared by a German thematic resource, and then it was repeated by many others. But the fact is that all models of the P50 line really disappeared from the German Huawei website, however, they are on the Huawei websites of some other European regions.
There are no official comments from Huawei itself, and therefore it is impossible to form a final picture. Perhaps Huawei has begun the process of withdrawing flagship devices from the global market, but it’s just that the changes have not yet been introduced on all regional sites.
The creator of the iPod and the Made for iPhone program, Tony Fadell, called Apple a monopoly, and the EU requirement to transfer the iPhone to USB-C is correct
Former Apple Vice President Tony Fadell is the creator of the iPod, who was responsible for developing the original player. Fadell shared his thoughts on the European Union requirements for an iPhone with a USB-C connector. The engineer believes that this is the correct requirement, and also added that Apple is in a monopoly position.
The former Apple VP said he was not concerned about the EU forcing Apple and other smartphone makers to use USB-C as “they’re just forcing Apple to do the right thing.”
In another tweet, Fadell said that this requirement is only being made because Apple has a monopoly. The engineer believes that some regulation and standardization is needed in the interests of consumers, since companies are not always interested in doing “the right thing in the public interest.”
He also noted that getting Apple to change the iPhone’s connector based on the environmental argument is “much easier than a monopoly litigation.” Fadell then said that Apple doesn’t like third parties telling it what to do.
Readers in the comments pointed out that Apple is against USB-C because the company makes a lot of money from the MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad) program for certified accessories. Fadell, who was behind the invention of the program, agreed with them.
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