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Tens of thousands of employees left iPhone City after receiving $1,400 each from Foxconn. Production and supply of iPhone 14 under threat

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According to Reuters, by the end of November, a further reduction in the supply of iPhone smartphones is expected. This is reported by a source from the Foxconn plant, who confirmed that tens of thousands of employees are leaving the company.

Foxconn’s largest iPhone factory in Zhengzhou or “iPhone city” has been in serious trouble all week. The dissatisfaction of the workers escalated into open protests, as well as numerous clashes with security personnel.

Foxconn eventually apologized for a “technical error” related to pay information that occurred during the last batch of new hires. Worker unrest was also fueled by strict COVID restrictions forcing the plant to operate in a “closed loop” mode and house newcomers in shared dormitories with people infected with COVID. The company offered each protester about $1,400 to quit and leave the plant.

Tens of thousands of employees left iPhone City after receiving $1,400 each from Foxconn.  Production and supply of iPhone 14 under threat

According to new data, this proposal has generated lively interest: a Reuters informant familiar with the situation reports that more than 20,000 workers have agreed to this Foxconn proposal. Mostly they were newcomers who had not yet worked on the production lines, who simply took the money and left. Before the strikes, the factory employed more than 200,000 people.

According to Reuters, this should have a negative impact on iPhone production and, consequently, on supplies. On November 7th, Apple already said it expects shipments of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max to drop. At the same time, the Best Buy chain of stores this week warned of a shortage of new smartphones during the holiday season.

Some analysts estimate that there will be about 10 million fewer iPhones this year than originally thought. Others predict that sales could be 25-30% lower than planned.

On the other hand, a source at Foxconn told Reuters that the incident had a big impact on the company’s public image, but did not greatly affect Foxconn’s capabilities, which were not affected because the people leaving had not yet been trained and started working.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs iPhone 14 Pro Max in a camera battle. Published a large video comparison of the two flagships

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Despite the fact that there are still two weeks before the start of sales of Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones, full reviews of the camera of the older novelty have already been published on the Web. The author of the famous SuperSaf channel compared the Galaxy S23 Ultra camera with the iPhone 14 Pro Max camera.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs iPhone 14 Pro Max in a camera battle.  Published a large video comparison of the two flagships

Unfortunately, although the comparison is voluminous, it is far from being as informative as it happens on some other channels. However, there is still a lot of information.

As you can see, in low light, the brainchild of Samsung shows a wider dynamic range and detail. This is true for all cameras, including the ultra wide and tele cameras. But when shooting video at night, everything is not so clear. At least the Korean smartphone has a lot more noise and slower autofocus.

Of course, Samsung easily wins in the comparison of cameras, because it has two of them at once. Already at 10x zoom, the difference is very noticeable, and the iPhone cannot offer more than 15x at all.

Cinematic Mode on the iPhone clearly looks better, in addition, we can note a fairly significant difference in color reproduction, both in the photo and in the video.

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Spied on Apple: Google will add to Android the ability to use a smartphone as a webcam for a PC

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Spied on Apple Google will add to Android the ability

For some time now, Apple smartphones have been able to use them as a webcam paired with laptops or PCs. And now it is reported that the same feature will appear in Android 14. Mishaal Rahman, a journalist and developer, claims that DeviceAsWebcam will be added to the new system, which will turn an Android smartphone or tablet into a webcam.

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Android devices that support the standard UVC (USB video class) mode will be able to stream the video stream, while all software processing will be done at the system level, that is, external applications such as Camo or DroidCam will not be required.

It is not yet clear whether this feature will be available to all smartphones with Android 14 or only the branded Pixel. If, nevertheless, the company decides not to make the feature exclusive, then all smartphones and tablets will receive support for this feature.

For some time now, Apple smartphones have been able to use them as a webcam paired with laptops or PCs. And now it is reported that the same feature will appear in Android 14. Mishaal Rahman, a journalist and developer, claims that DeviceAsWebcam will be added to the new system, which will turn an Android smartphone or tablet into a webcam.

Android devices that support the standard UVC (USB video class) mode will be able to stream the video stream, while all software processing will be done at the system level, that is, external applications such as Camo or DroidCam will not be required.

It is not yet clear whether this feature will be available to all smartphones with Android 14 or only the branded Pixel. If, nevertheless, the company decides not to make the feature exclusive, then all smartphones and tablets will receive support for this feature. Among other features, Android 14 promises satellite communications that will be better than the iPhone, as well as the recognition of illegible handwriting of doctors.

Earlier, Mishaal Rahman reported that Xiaomi offered to block the installation of APK files from third-party sources.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones may differ in speed: versions with 128 and 256 GB are equipped with different memory

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Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones may differ in speed versions with

As it became known, the versions of the Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone equipped with 128 and 256 GB of flash memory differ in the type of this very memory.

The 128GB version uses slower UFS 3.1 memory. The 256GB version of the Galaxy S23 uses the new UFS 4.0 memory. In both cases, new LPDDR5X RAM is installed.

Allegedly, the base version may be slower in various scenarios than the 256GB version of the Galaxy S23. UFS 3.1 has a sequential read speed of 2100 Mbps and a sequential write speed of 1200 Mbps, while UFS 4.0 has a sequential read speed of 4200 Mbps and a sequential write speed of 2800 Mbps.

Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones may differ in speed: versions with 128 and 256 GB are equipped with different memory

There is evidence that Samsung does not produce 128 GB UFS 4.0 memory chips. Only Kioxia makes 128GB UFS 4.0 memory, but even those don’t reach the required speeds. Therefore, Samsung decided to use UFS 3.1 flash memory for the lower version.

Samsung is offering a free upgrade for those who pre-order the Galaxy S23 series in many countries. For example, if you order the 128 GB version, you can get the 256 GB version.

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